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SGF’s Kinsmen Slam Sahara Reporters Over False Flag On Boko Haram Attacks

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SGF’s Kinsmen Slam Sahara Reporters Over False Flag On Boko Haram Attacks

 

Kinsmen of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha have described a report by foreign based online news outfit, Sahara Reporters that residents of Kwapre, Shashua and the communities around Garaha in Adamawa State are fleeing the area following attacks by Boko Haram.

 

The stakeholders spoke to our correspondent on phone on Tuesday, describing Sahara Reporters publication as grossly misleading.

 

“It is a big lie. We are not under any attack. Our people are not under any attack or fleeing their ancestral homes.

 

“As I speak with you, the SGF was at his village yesterday and even received visitors. Sahara Reporters should keep their mischief to themselves,” Jesse Mavah said.

 

Also speaking, another stakeholder, Mr. Ray Chidama said that the general public should disregard Sahara Reporters’ report and move on to focus on developmental journalism.

 

“We were deeply shocked by the false flag which is capable of causing tension and fear among our people.

 

“Yesterday there were three weddings in the village, today, there were about two weddings, each attracting over 1,000 people. The SGF was even at the village today.

 

 

“At a time when our people are enjoying the Yuletide, enemies of progress came up with such falsehood. It is wicked and irresponsible journalism,” he added.

 

The stakeholders therefore, tasked media practitioners to always verify their source of news before going to the press.

 

It would be recalled that Sahara Reporters had on Monday December 26, 2021, published a story with the headline, “Bandits Take Over Hometown Of Secretary To Nigerian Government, Boss Mustapha, Residents Flee Homes Over Impending Attacks.”

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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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