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    Taraba crisis: Militiamen withdraw as troops close in

Taraba crisis: Militiamen withdraw as troops close in

Following the recent attack on residents in some areas of Taraba state, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo ordered the deployment of more military men to restore peace to the affected areas.The deployment seems to be yielding positive results as the militiamen are reportedly withdrawing from the villages they attacked in Sardauna local government area of the state.A fresh outbreak of crisis [...]

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    Taraba gov speaks on fresh crisis, asks security agencies to take charge

Taraba gov speaks on fresh crisis, asks security agencies to take charge

Darius Ishaku, governor of Taraba state, has ordered security agencies to restore normalcy in troubled parts of the state.In a statement on Thursday, Ishaku told the people of Mambilla Plateau in Sardauna local government area to embrace peace.The statement was signed by Hassan Mijinyawa, chief press secretary (CPS) to the governor, and made available to reporters in Jalingo, the state [...]

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    Fulani elders ask Osinbajo to declare state of emergency as Taraba boils again

Fulani elders ask Osinbajo to declare state of emergency as Taraba boils again

Elders in Fulani-dominated communities in Sardauna local government area of Taraba state have appealed to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to declare a state of emergency in Taraba.The state, which has recorded ethnic and religious crises in recent past, is yet again witnessing another round of violence, resulting to the deaths of over 100 people, and more than 15,000 cattle reportedly [...]

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    15 feared dead as farmers, herdsmen clash in Taraba

15 feared dead as farmers, herdsmen clash in Taraba

At least 15 persons were killed in a violent clash between farmers and herdsmen in Ussa and Takum council areas of Taraba state on Friday.Sahabi Mahmoud, the state chairman of the Miyetti Allah cattle breeders association of Nigeria, confirmed that the incident also left several people injured.Speaking with journalists in Jalingo on Saturday, Mahmoud expressed fear that more corpses of [...]

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    Man arrested with roasted human parts in Taraba

Man arrested with roasted human parts in Taraba

The Taraba state command of the Nigeria police force says it has arrested one Abubakar Abdulkadir for allegedly being in possession of roasted human parts.David Misal, spokesman of the command, said Abdulkadir was arrested at Alin-Gora Village, Ardo-kola council area of the state.Misal said the suspect was arrested with the body parts suspected to be that of Ali Gimba, his nephew, [...]

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    Taraba can produce 10m tonnes of rice annually, says gov

Taraba can produce 10m tonnes of rice annually, says gov

Darius Ishaku, governor of Taraba state, says his state has the potential to generate 10 million tonnes of rice which is the country's annual demand for the food item.According to NAN, Ishaku said this at Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stakeholders meeting.He said that this was achievable with adequate financing and availability of modern equipment.The govenor said his administration is determined [...]

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    Taraba varsity offers employment to 16 first class graduates

Taraba varsity offers employment to 16 first class graduates

The Federal University Wukari, Taraba state has said that it will employ 16 graduates with first class degrees.Abubakar Kundiri, the vice-chancellor of the institution, made this known made during the maiden convocation of the institution. [...]

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    Muslims, Christians hold ‘special prayer’ for Buhari in Taraba

Muslims, Christians hold ‘special prayer’ for Buhari in Taraba

Muslims and Christians in Taraba on Saturday held a joint special prayer for the speedy recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari.The President is currently on medical vacation in the United Kingdom.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that prayer was held at the Jalingo Eid prayer ground.The representative of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Baba Yerima , who spoke at [...]

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    Ex-minister dumps PDP for APC over Buhari’s ‘numerous achievements’

Ex-minister dumps PDP for APC over Buhari’s ‘numerous achievements’

Joel Ikenya, a former minister of labour and productivity, has announced his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).Ikenya, who served in the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, announced his defection less than 24 hours after former Senate President Ken Nnamani quit the former ruling party.Speaking with journalists in Jalingo, capital of [...]

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    Immigration official arrested for ‘breaking into place of worship’

Immigration official arrested for ‘breaking into place of worship’

The Police in Jalingo, Taraba state, on Sunday confirmed the arrest of an armed Immigration official by a local vigilance group.David Misal, spokesman of the police command, said the suspect, Mahmood Idris, broke into a place of worship and destroyed some property.Misal explained that Idris, who sustained injuries during the incident, was receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo.According [...]

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    Taraba workers shut down state secretariat over unpaid salaries

Taraba workers shut down state secretariat over unpaid salaries

Workers employed by the Taraba state government shut down the state secretariat in Jalingo, the state capital, to protest against the non-payment of their salaries.Addressing the protesters, Peter Gambo, state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), said the state government had continued to be insensitive to the plights of the workers.Gambo said that they were protesting against other irregularities [...]

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    20 killed, 10,000 displaced in Taraba communal crisis

20 killed, 10,000 displaced in Taraba communal crisis

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has confirmed that 20 persons lost their lives and about 10,000 others were displaced in the recent communal clash in Dan-Anacha village in Gassol local government area of Taraba state.Sa’ad Bello, the agency’s coordinator in charge of Adamawa and Taraba operational offices, confirmed the development to NAN in Yola, capital of Adamawa state capital.Bello [...]

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    Taraba connects NYSC camp to national grid

Taraba connects NYSC camp to national grid

The Taraba state government has connected the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) camp in the state to the national electricity grid to enable the corps members undertake their orientation course comfortably.Emmanuel Attah, state NYSC coordinator, said this at the swearing-in ceremony of the 2016 Batch B corps members.Attah said the gesture would go a long way in alleviating the sufferings [...]

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    Taraba tomatoes will soon flood the markets, says Ishaku

Taraba tomatoes will soon flood the markets, says Ishaku

Darius Ishaku, Taraba state governor, says his state is working at mass-producing tomatoes and tea for local and foreign markets.Speaking with state house correspondents in Abuja on Tuesday, the governor said some foreign investors had already shown interest to invest in the state.He dismissed the insinuation that his trips to Germany and India were a jamboree, saying the interest of [...]

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    ‘Herdsmen’ raid Taraba villages, kill 44

‘Herdsmen’ raid Taraba villages, kill 44

At least 44 people were killed in a series of attacks by suspected herdsmen on villages in Gassaka and Bali local government areas of Taraba state.Sylvanus Giwa, senior special assistant to the governor on media and publicity, confirmed this in a statement he issued on Tuesday.The statement said 20 persons were killed in Angai village, nine in Maisuma, eight in [...]

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    Lassa claims 14 lives in Taraba

Lassa claims 14 lives in Taraba

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