Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Tag "Darius Ishaku"

    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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    This judgment will be reversed, says Taraba gov

This judgment will be reversed, says Taraba gov

Darius Ishaku, who was sacked by the Taraba state tribunal, says though he is disappointed by the judgment, he believes the court of appeal will rule in his favour.The tribunal declared Aisha Alhassan of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winner of the April 11 election, saying Ishaku did not emerge candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) in a [...]

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    Fayose: Taraba verdict can’t stand before God

Fayose: Taraba verdict can’t stand before God

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has described the judgment of the tribunal which sacked Darius Ishaku as governor of Taraba state as “ridiculous”, saying the verdict “must not be allowed to stand”.Alleging that there was a conspiracy between the federal government and a section of the judiciary against the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Fayose called on the supreme court [...]

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