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    Taraba residents get 50 % slash in electricity bills

Taraba residents get 50 % slash in electricity bills

Hanawa Rufus, an official of the Yola Electricity Distribution Company, says the company slashed the bills of electricity consumers in Taraba state by 50 percent in February.Rufus, who is the area head of the company in the state, made the disclosure while speaking with journalists in Jalingo on Monday.He said that slashing of the bills implied that customers would be charged [...]

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    Kente, Taraba speaker, resigns

Kente, Taraba speaker, resigns

Barely three days after the supreme court sacked Garba Umar as acting governor of Taraba state, Josiah Kente, the speaker of the state house of assembly, has resigned.Kente assumed office exactly a year ago, when Haruna Tsokwa, the then speaker, died.He was among the members of the assembly who impeached Sanni Danladi, who has just been reinstated as the acting [...]

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    Adoke directs Taraba acting governor to vacate office

Adoke directs Taraba acting governor to vacate office

Bello Adoke, the attorney-general of the federation, has directed Garba Umar, the acting governor of Taraba, to immediately hand over power to Abubakar Danladi in order to prevent a vacuum.Adoke said this in a statement signed by Abdullahi Yola, the solicitor-general of the federation, which was made available to journalists in Abuja on Friday.He said the directive became necessary following [...]

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    I never declared Suntai missing, says acting governor

I never declared Suntai missing, says acting governor

Acting governor of Taraba state, Garba Umar, has faulted the report that he declared Governor Danbaba Suntai missing.The report had gone viral within the week.Suntai had been medically unstable since October 26, 2012, when a private aircraft he piloted crashed at Yola, Adamawa state.But in a statement issued in Jalingo and signed by Umar’s chief press secretary, Kefas Sule, he [...]

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    Taraba assembly raises panel on Suntai’s health

Taraba assembly raises panel on Suntai’s health

Speaker of the Taraba state house of assembly, Josiah Kente, has revealed that the house has set up a five-man medical panel to verify the health status of  Governor Danbaba Suntai.Kente said the action followed the resolution of the state executive council meeting evoking the provisions of Section 189 (b) and 189 (4) of the 1999 Constitution as amended, which [...]

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    700 displaced persons flee to Jalingo after latest Wukari killing

700 displaced persons flee to Jalingo after latest Wukari killing

Following persistent inter-tribal conflicts between the Jukun and Hausa communities in Wukari and Ibi Local Government Areas of Taraba State, more than 700 displaced people  fled to Jalingo, the state capital, on Friday.According to NAN, the displaced persons assembled at Investment Quarters in Jalingo, complaining that they had no shelter and food; and they needed assistance.They appealed to the Taraba [...]

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    INEC cracks down on early campaigns in Taraba

INEC cracks down on early campaigns in Taraba

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has given politicians in Taraba seven days to remove all campaign billboards and posters or face prosecution.Mr Austin Okojie, the state INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, gave the directive at a stakeholders’ meeting on Saturday in Jalingo.Okojie warned against pasting of campaign posters now, stressing that it was contrary to the Electoral Act."The commission has [...]

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    NEMA donates relief materials to victims of Taraba violence

NEMA donates relief materials to victims of Taraba violence

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has donated relief materials to the Taraba Government for onward distribution to victims of the crisis in the state.Head of Gombe Operations Office of NEMA, Mr Apollos Jediel, presented the materials to Secretary to the State Government, Mr Garvey Yawe, in Jalingo.Jediel expressed the Federal Government's concern by the plight of the displaced persons in the [...]

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    Fulani, Tiv, Jukun communities agree to end feud in Taraba

Fulani, Tiv, Jukun communities agree to end feud in Taraba

Jukun, Tiv and Fulani communities in Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba State have signed a peace agreement to end ongoing clashes in the areas.The agreement was signed at a meeting presided over by Acting Governor of the state, Alhaji Garba Umar, and Paramount Ruler of Wukari and Chairman, Taraba Traditional Council, Dr Shekarau Angyu.Umar promised the communities that the [...]

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    Special Adviser determined to reunite feuding governor, CAN

Special Adviser determined to reunite feuding governor, CAN

Special Adviser on Christian Religious Affairs to the Taraba State Government, Dr. Eunice Iliya has expressed concerns over the ongoing misunderstanding between Acting Governor of the state, Garba Umar and the state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).Speaking to the media in Jalingo as reported by NAN, Iliya promised to resolve the misunderstanding between them.Expressing sadness at the development, she [...]

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    Agric Ministry registers 2.5 million farmers in the north-east

Agric Ministry registers 2.5 million farmers in the north-east

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has revealed that it has registered 2.5 million farmers in North-East zone as part of measures to leverage the nation’s agricultural transformation agenda.The ministry’s regional director, north-east, Alhaji Arabi Mohammed, made the disclosure at the opening of the zone’s regional meeting of state directors in Jalingo today.Mohammed declared that more than 1.5 million of [...]

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