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Over seventy (70) million naira has been paid as ransom to armed bandits in Niger state

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Over seventy million naira has been paid as ransom to armed bandits in Rafi local government council of Niger state.

Commissioner of Local Government Chieftaincy Affairs and Internal Security Mr. Emmanuel Umar stated this while presenting a one day public lecture to commemorate Niger state at forty six organised by the state council of NUJ in Minna.

Mr. Emmanuel Umar who is also a security expert explained that while even a bank in Kagara headquarters of Rafi local government council can hardly boost of forty million naira but lamented that criminals have collected over seventy million naira as ransom from their victims.

He said the implication of this is that u will have more money in the hand of informal sector than that of formal sector which he described as dangerous and devastating.

Mr. Emmanuel Umar gave another scenario of a cattle market in Mariga local government council that before now generate a transaction of over one billion naira that was attacked and by accessment over five hundred million naira was carted away stressing that this is an economic doom.

The way out according to him is that collective efforts by all and sundry is required to succeed in addition to equipping security agencies and the provision of additional manpower.

The Emir of Kagara Alh. Garba Attahiru Gunna in a message to the occasion described the lecture as apt saying that he is ready to support this kind of programme by NUJ Niger state council at all time.

Chairman Niger state Council of NUJ Comrade Abu Nmodu who expressed delight with level of attendance and contributions from resource persons also directed Committee on Education and Training to organise another in house training for members this week.

Chairman Education and Training Committee of NUJ Niger state council with a theme Insecurity in Niger state the way forward Malam Suleiman Aliyu commended the state council of NUJ for their support adding that more training would be organise to impact positively on members.

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Police arrest 3 hunters over kidnapping in Adamawa

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The Adamawa State Police Command has arrested 3 local hunters and others for conspiring to aid kidnapping in Girei and Fufore Local Governments in the state.

The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, SP Sulaan Nguroje, in a statement said the suspects, Auwal Mohammed (28), Isa Umaru (40), and Rabiu Mohammed (19) have been terrorising Pariya Daware and Girei villages.

He said the police had recovered one motorcycle, locally made pistols and other items from the suspects.

“Investigation so far reveals that the suspects betrayed the trust repost in them by the community members of protecting lives and property, went ahead supplying food items and other basic needs to their fellow kidnappers around that area,” the statement said.

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Gov. Fintiri has assented to the Adamawa State Districts Creation (Repeal and Re-enactment) Law 2022.

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Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has assented to the Adamawa State Districts Creation (Repeal and Re-enactment) Law 2022.

The Law which is to be cited as The Adamawa State Districts Creation (Repeal and Re-enactment) Law 2022 comes into effect from the 19th day of May 2022.

This is contained in a statement released by Governor Fintiri’s Press Secretary Mr Himwashi Wonosikou on Thursday.

The Law therefore Repeals The Adamawa State Districts Creation Law No. 1 of 1992; The Adamawa State Districts Creation (Amendment) Law No. 3 of 1992 and The Adamawa Districts Creation (Amendment) Law No. 1 of 1996.

The Re-enacted Law which provides for the Appointment, Selection and Deposition of Districts Heads seeks to create additional Districts for State, provide for the appointment of Acting Districts Head and introduce new procedure for screening and selection of Districts Heads.

Subject to this Law or any other Law that may be enacted by the House, the Council shall continue to exercise such administrative powers and perform such functions in respect of Districts as are contained in the Local Government Law 1977 as amended.

The Council shall have the power to appoint Districts Heads, and selection shall be in accordance with traditon and custom of the area constituting the Districts and in the presence of a representative of the Council and such security agents as the Council may request, but where no traditional methods of selection exist, the Council shall constitute a Screening Committee to screen and clear candidates eligible for election.

However, any aggrieved person who has sought to be selected or elected may within two weeks petition the Council.

The council also has powers to depose District Heads and discipline any found wanting whose conduct is being investigated for a period of six Months.

In the event where a District Head is deposed, it shall be final and Conclusively only if approved by the Governor and such approval shall be given within 30 days.

The Adamawa State House of Assembly had earlier passed the Bill on 13th April, 2022.

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Gov. Fintiri Observe Eid-El-Fitr Prayer in Yola.

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Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, On Monday joined thousands of other Muslims to observe the twenty twenty two Eid-El-Fitr Celebration, Which mark’s the end of one Month Ramadan fast.

The Governor observe the two raka’at prayers at the Yola Eid ground alongside former Vice President Atiku Abubakar who Doubles as Waziri Adamawa, Speaker State Assembly Rtd. Hon. Aminu Iya Abbas, SSG Bashir Ahmad, and the
Galadima of Adamawa Alhaji Mustafa Aminu, among others.

Speaking in an interview shortly after observing the Eid prayers, Governor Umaru Fintiri, Congratulated Muslims in Adamawa for a successful completion of this year’s Ramadan fast.

The Governor advice Muslim Ummah to use the lessons learned during the spiritual exercise to champion the course of peaceful coexistence and love for development of Adamawa and Nigeria.

On the 2023 General elections, Governor Fintiri called on the people to extend the lessons learnt during Ramadan by respecting one another before during and after the elections.

The Chief Imam of Modibbo Adama Central Mosque Yola, Khadi Amadu Bobboi led the two raka’at prayers offered special prayers after presenting the Eid Sermon.

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