Friday, August 2, 2019

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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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    Medical panel set up ‘not to remove Suntai’

Medical panel set up ‘not to remove Suntai’

The acting governor of Taraba state, Alhaji Garba Umar, has debunked reports that the medical panel set up to ascertain the health of ailing Governor Danbaba Suntai was to remove him from office.He spoke with journalists after paying a courtesy call on the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic (PDP) on Thursday in Abuja.He was received by the PDP deputy [...]

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    THE INSIDER: Drama in Taraba… Suntai goes missing and the hunter is hunted

THE INSIDER: Drama in Taraba… Suntai goes missing and the hunter is hunted

The unfolding story in Taraba state reads like a thriller: the governor survives a plane crash, loses his memory, is replaced in the interim by his deputy who then schemes to unseat him… and the deputy too is about to be unseated before his plan materialises.Meanwhile, Governor Danbaba Suntai, still recovering from the mishap and expected to face a medical [...]

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    Jang’s NGF says Taraba crisis not religious

Jang’s NGF says Taraba crisis not religious

The Governor Jonah Jang-led Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) has dismissed claims that the recent crisis in some parts of Taraba was religiously motivated.This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Osaro Onaiwu, Administrator of the NGF secretariat on Monday in Abuja.The call by the Taraba Chapter of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on the state House of Assembly to [...]

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