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    Ishaku’s aide: Taraba APC members were embarrassed by Oshiomhole’s statement

Ishaku’s aide: Taraba APC members were embarrassed by Oshiomhole’s statement

Emmanuel Bello, senior special assistant to Darius Ishaku, governor of Taraba, on public affairs, says Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is someone with a terrible record.Bello said this in response to a statement credited to Oshiomhole.The APC chairman had accused Ishaku of being an absentee governor, saying his party would give the state a "resident [...]

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    ‘We are living in fear’ — Fulani in Taraba beg IGP for protection

‘We are living in fear’ — Fulani in Taraba beg IGP for protection

Mafindi Danburam, chairman of north-east zone of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has called on Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP) to save the Fulani in Taraba from "total extinction".He made the appeal on Tuesday, accusing Darius Ishaku, governor of Taraba state, of bias.Danburam expressed dismay over the alleged non-intervention of Ishaku in the "killings of Fulani" [...]

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    Monarch killed as ‘herdsmen’ raid Taraba villages

Monarch killed as ‘herdsmen’ raid Taraba villages

Suspected herdsmen have reportedly killed a Zaki Ukovur, a monarch in Karmen village, Ibi local government area of Taraba state.According to The Nation, 28 other people were killed in the attacks which took place between Tuesday and Wednesday.At least nine people were said to have been killed in separate attacks in Gishiri, Dooshima and Danwaza villages of the state, while 11 [...]

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    Taraba governor says anti-grazing law not targeted at anyone

Taraba governor says anti-grazing law not targeted at anyone

Darius Ishaku, governor of Taraba, says the state's anti-open grazing law is not targeted at any ethnic group or religious group.In a statement, Emmanuel Bello, media aide on the governor, quoted Ishaku as saying that the ownership of cattle is not the exclusive right of any religion or ethnic group.The governor said the "ancient method of nomadic voyages" has failed [...]

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    Taraba gov unhurt but aide dies in convoy crash 

Taraba gov unhurt but aide dies in convoy crash 

Darius Ishaku, governor of Taraba state, on Thursday escaped unhurt when his convoy was involved in an accident.The accident occurred at Garba Chede axis, along Bali-Jalingo road around 5pm on Thursday.A police officer attached to the governor lost his life in the accident.David Misal, spokesman of the state police command, told TheCable that “several persons” were also injured in the [...]

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    Osinbajo summons Ishaku over Taraba crisis

Osinbajo summons Ishaku over Taraba crisis

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday summoned Darius Isiaku, governor of Taraba state over the crisis in that state.The violence, which led to the loss of lives and property, started in Nuroje, a village in Sardauna local government area of the state on June 17.Stakeholders affected by the crisis have been trading blames.Speaking to state house correspondents after meeting the [...]

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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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    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 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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    Court slams 2-year jail sentence on Taraba gov’s aide

Court slams 2-year jail sentence on Taraba gov’s aide

A Jalingo chief magistrates’ court on Friday sentenced Dominic Bukuni, one of the aides of Darius Ishaku, governor of Taraba state, to two years imprisonment for criminal conspiracy, cheating and forgery.Bebeto Haruna, 32, who was arraigned along with Bukuni, also bagged nine years jail sentence.In his judgment, which lasted three hours, Yusuf Babasoro, chief magistrate, said the prosecution had proven [...]

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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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    Taraba lawmakers reelect ex-speaker

Taraba lawmakers reelect ex-speaker

The house of assembly in Taraba state on Thursday elected Mark Useni, a former speaker, as its new speaker.Useni, who was speaker of the house in the seventh assembly, replaced Abel Diah of Mbamga constituency, whose election was nullified by the court of appeal December, 2015.Useni represents Takum 2 Constituency in the house.Majority leader of the house, Albasu Kunini, nominated [...]

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    Ishaku vs ‘Mama Taraba’: The appeal verdict next

Ishaku vs ‘Mama Taraba’: The appeal verdict next

The court of appeal on Monday reserved judgment in the appeal of Darius Ishaku challenging the judgment of the Taraba state election petition tribunal which annulled his election as governor of the state.The court reserved judgment after counsel to Ishaku and Aisha Alhassan, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the April 11 governorship election in Taraba state, made [...]

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    Ishaku: Appeal court will restore my mandate

Ishaku: Appeal court will restore my mandate

Darius Ishaku, governor of Taraba state, says he is confident the court of appeal will restore his mandate. Yusufu Akirikwen, the state attorney-general and commissioner for justice, said on Monday that Ishaku's team of lawyers had appealed the decision of the tribunal which held that he was not a valid candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The tribunal had declared that Aisha Alhassan, the All [...]

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    ‘8 killed’ as Taraba tribunal verdict sparks crisis

‘8 killed’ as Taraba tribunal verdict sparks crisis

About eight persons have been killed, while 30 sustained injuries in the crisis that erupted in Wukari kingdom of Taraba state following the verdict of the tribunal which sacked Darius Ishaku as governor of the state.Joseph Kwaji, the state police public relations officer (PPRO), said though the police had not concluded investigations, the crisis might not be unconnected with the ruling [...]

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