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    Ishaku: Any governor who says he’ll tackle insecurity is lying

Ishaku: Any governor who says he’ll tackle insecurity is lying

Darius Ishaku, governor of Taraba state, says any governor who promises to tackle insecurity is lying.The governor’s statement comes a few days after he banned the use of polythene and plastic bags in the state to "boost clean environment".While fielding questions from journalists after he flagged off the distribution of fertilizers, seedlings, and agrochemicals to farmers for the 2019 farming [...]

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    Taraba gov bans use of polythene bags

Taraba gov bans use of polythene bags

Darius Ishaku, governor of Taraba state, has banned the use of polythene and plastic bags in the state to boost clean environment.Ishaku announced the ban and the introduction of ‘paper bags,’ on Monday, during the launching of the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) policy in the state.The governor also declared a ‘state of emergency’ on the water, sanitation and hygiene sector, [...]

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    Gunmen kidnap Taraba permanent secretary

Gunmen kidnap Taraba permanent secretary

Susana Jonathan, permanent secretary in Taraba state ministry of water resources, was on Sunday abducted by unknown gunmen.Jonathan was kidnapped from her residence in the ATC area of Jalingo, the state capital.Confirming the attack, David Misal, spokesman of the state police command, said her whereabouts is unknown.The gunmen were said to have fired shots in the air before making away [...]

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    Taraba varsity shuts down indefinitely over ASUU strike

Taraba varsity shuts down indefinitely over ASUU strike

The management of the Taraba state university (TSU), in Jalingo, has announced the immediate closure of the institution following the lingering strike action by the varsity's chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).In a circular dated April 25, and signed by Imbaji Danga, for registrar of the university, students were asked to vacate their hostels before 9:00am on [...]

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    10 killed in renewed Tiv-Jukun clash

10 killed in renewed Tiv-Jukun clash

Ten persons have been killed in the ongoing clashes between Jukun and Tiv ethnic nationalities in Taraba state.The two groups share a common boundary between Benue and Taraba states.Speaking with reporters on Sunday, Daniel Adi, chairman of Wukari local government area of Taraba, said aside those killed, several others have been injured while more than nine communities have so far [...]

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    Supplementary election: ‘One killed, scores injured’ in Taraba

Supplementary election: ‘One killed, scores injured’ in Taraba

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    Taraba governor imposes 24-hour curfew on Jalingo

Taraba governor imposes 24-hour curfew on Jalingo

Darius Ishaku, governor of Taraba state, on Tuesday, ordered an extension of the dusk to dawn curfew imposed on Jalingo, the state capital, to 24 hours.Bala Dan Abu, senior special assistant to the governor on media and publicity, announcement in a statement .The governor directed all security agencies in the state to ensure strict enforcement of the curfew.The government said [...]

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    Gunmen abduct spokesman of Taraba gov

Gunmen abduct spokesman of Taraba gov

Hassan Mijinyawa, chief press secretary (CPS) to Darius Ishaku, governor of Taraba state, was on Wednesday abducted by unknown gunmen along Bali-Gashaka-Gembu highway."He was on his way to the Mambilla Plateau to join his principal, Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku, who is on campaign tour of the area," she said."He left in a Press Crew bus and I learnt he was [...]

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    Senate approves N22bn as FG’s refund to Taraba

Senate approves N22bn as FG’s refund to Taraba

The senate has approved N22 billion as the debt payable to Taraba for projects executed on behalf of the federal government in the state.The senate's decision was sequel to a motion sponsored by Francis Alimekhena, senator representing Edo north.Buhari had accused the national assembly of inflating federal government's debts to states.The president had said the senate did not approve any [...]

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    ‘5000’ pro-Alhassan defectors return to Taraba APC

‘5000’ pro-Alhassan defectors return to Taraba APC

Sani Abubakar, the All Progressives Party (APC) governorship candidate in Taraba, has received more than 5,000 members of the United Democratic Party (UDP) and other political parties in the state who defected to the APC.The defectors, including local government and ward officials, had earlier left the APC and followed Aisha Alhassan, former minister of women affairs, to the UDP.Receiving the [...]

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    Over 100 cows killed as gunmen raid Taraba communities

Over 100 cows killed as gunmen raid Taraba communities

Suspected bandits dressed in military uniform attacked communities in Abbare, Lau local government area of Taraba on Thursday, killing over 100 cows.According to NAN, David Misal, police public relations officer (PPRO) in the state, made this known in Jalingo, the state capital on Friday.He said the command had deployed more policemen in the area, adding that the divisional police officer (DPO) [...]

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    PDP wins as APC candidate cries foul over Taraba bye-election

PDP wins as APC candidate cries foul over Taraba bye-election

Garba Ajiya, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has won Saturday’s Takum 1 constituency by-election into Taraba house of assembly.NAN reports that the election was to fill the vacant seat of the late Hosea Ibi, member of the assembly who was kidnapped on December 31, 2017 and murdered by his abductors in January 2018.Ayuba Kwada, the returning officer of [...]

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    Nine corps members drown during picnic in Taraba

Nine corps members drown during picnic in Taraba

Nine corps members who were swimming during a picnic party, in River Mayo Celbe, Taraba state, have drowned.The police have attributed their drowning to the sudden increase in the volume of the water.David Missal, Taraba police spokesman, said the incident occurred on Saturday, adding that seven corpses had so far been recovered.“Information available to our disposal reveals that 22 youth [...]

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    Angry youth injure Taraba commissioner of police

Angry youth injure Taraba commissioner of police

Rampaging youth in Jalingo, Taraba state capital pelted David Akinremi, the state commissioner of police, with stones which led to injuries on his head.David Misal, the command’s public relations officer, who confirmed this to reporters, said the commissioner was attacked in the Tudunwada area of the metropolis where he went with a team of officers to restore normalcy following reports [...]

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    Heavy rainfall causes bridge collapse in Taraba

Heavy rainfall causes bridge collapse in Taraba

Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, has announced the collapsed of a bridge linking Jalingo and Wukari at Maraban Gassol in Taraba state.Fashola, in a statement signed by Theodore Ogaziechi, director of information in the ministry, said the incident occurred after a downpour on Wednesday evening.He said the contractor on the axis had been mobilised to commence emergency [...]

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    ‘They said their cows will graze inside the church’ — Taraba seminary speaks on ‘herdsmen’ attack

‘They said their cows will graze inside the church’ — Taraba seminary speaks on ‘herdsmen’ attack

A Catholic seminary in Jalingo, Taraba state, says it was invaded by herdsmen because they were not allowed to graze their cows inside the religious institution.Sacred Heart Minor Seminary was attacked on Monday by suspected herders who reportedly shot a priest identified as Cornelius Kobah.The armed intruders were said to have beaten up another priest and two students.Emmanuel Atsue, who [...]

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