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    Appeal court upholds election of Taraba governor

Appeal court upholds election of Taraba governor

The court of appeal sitting in Abuja has upheld the election of Darius Ishaku, governor of Taraba state.The five-man panel of the appellate court held that the All Progressive Congress (APC) had no candidate in the March governorship election.It held on March 6, 2019, a federal high court in Jalingo, Taraba capital, disqualified Abubakar Danladi, who challenged Ishaku in the [...]

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    Ishaku: Hunters helping to curb banditry in Taraba

Ishaku: Hunters helping to curb banditry in Taraba

Darius Ishaku, governor of Taraba state, says the onslaught of local hunters against bandits in the state is yielding positive results.Ishaku made this known on Thursday at an event organised by the state government for both federal and state security administrators in Jalingo.The governor, who was represented by Anthony Jellason, secretary to the state government, also commended the military and [...]

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    ‘I’m not one of his victims’ — Ishaku denies meeting Wadume

‘I’m not one of his victims’ — Ishaku denies meeting Wadume

Darius Ishaku, governor of Taraba state, says he has never had anything to do with Hamisu Bala, suspected kidnap kingpin better known as Wadume.The suspect, when rearrested had claimed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) gave him N13 million for the February presidential election, and he also defrauded Ishaku, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), of N6 million. But [...]

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    ‘It is wicked’ to link Danjuma, Ishaku to Tiv/Jukun killings

‘It is wicked’ to link Danjuma, Ishaku to Tiv/Jukun killings

Theophilus Danjuma, a former minister of defence, and Darius Ishaku, governor of Taraba state, are doing their best to resolve the Tiv/Jukun crisis, the state government has said.Bala Dan Abu, media aide to the governor, said in a statement  on Tuesday that there is an effort by a group to tarnish the image of his principal and that of Danjuma who are [...]

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    Taraba governor says Ruga is colonialism

Taraba governor says Ruga is colonialism

Darius Ishaku, governor of Taraba state, has described the Ruga initiative as a form of colonialism, saying it should not only be suspended but cancelled.The federal government had proposed the idea as a means of addressing the incessant clashes between cattle rearers and farmers but it was suspended following public outcry against it. Speaking with journalists at the government house in Jalingo, [...]

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    Taraba gov approves death penalty for kidnappers

Taraba gov approves death penalty for kidnappers

Darius Ishaku, governor of Taraba state, has signed into law a bill that prescribes death sentence and life imprisonment for kidnappers in the state.Bala Dan Abu, special adviser to the governor on media and publicity, disclosed this in a statement.Ishaku assented to the bill on Wednesday in Jalingo after the state assembly passed the act after its third reading.The state [...]

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    Taraba governor imposes curfew on Jalingo

Taraba governor imposes curfew on Jalingo

Darius Ishaku, governor of Taraba state, has imposed a curfew on Jalingo, the state capital and other areas affected during the outbreak of crisis in the state.Many residents were displaced after armed men set houses on fire in Janibanibu village, Kona ward of Jalingo local government area of the state on Monday.The attackers also killed an unspecified number of people.In a [...]

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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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    Taraba gov: Opposition killing innocent people to create anarchy

Taraba gov: Opposition killing innocent people to create anarchy

Darius Ishaku, governor of Taraba state, has accused the main opposition party of killing innocent people since they lost the governorship election in the state. Ishaku spoke through Simon Dogari, commissioner for information, at a press conference in Jalingo, the state capital.  Ishaku, who ran under the platform a candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), polled a total of 520,432 votes [...]

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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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    Appeal court clears APC, PDP guber candidates in Taraba, Kano

Appeal court clears APC, PDP guber candidates in Taraba, Kano

The court of appeal has cleared Sani Danladi, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Taraba, and Abba Yusuf, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano.In separate rulings, the court cleared the duo to participate in Saturday’s governorship election.In the case of Danladi, the appeal court ordered a stay of execution on the ruling of [...]

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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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