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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 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 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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    PDP senator: Most politicians depend on ethno-religious crisis to get elected

PDP senator: Most politicians depend on ethno-religious crisis to get elected

Emmanuel Bwacha, senate deputy minority leader, says incompetent politicians are responsible for the ethno-religious crisis in Nigeria.In an interview with NAN on Wednesday, Bwacha, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said 80 percent of politicians capitalise on ethnic and religious differences to get elected.He urged the electorate, particularly residents of Taraba state, to vote wisely so as to [...]

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    Over 100 cows killed as gunmen raid Taraba communities

Over 100 cows killed as gunmen raid Taraba communities

Suspected bandits dressed in military uniform attacked communities in Abbare, Lau local government area of Taraba on Thursday, killing over 100 cows.According to NAN, David Misal, police public relations officer (PPRO) in the state, made this known in Jalingo, the state capital on Friday.He said the command had deployed more policemen in the area, adding that the divisional police officer (DPO) [...]

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    Oshiomhole: Taraba people can’t wait to have Ishaku out

Oshiomhole: Taraba people can’t wait to have Ishaku out

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says his party will give Taraba state a resident governor in 2019.Oshiomhole said this on Monday when he swore in Ibrahim Tukur El-Sudi as the chairman of APC in Taraba.He alleged that Darius Ishaku, the governor, spends one day in Taraba and six days outside the state.According to him, the Taraba [...]

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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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    ‘Mama Taraba’s’ appeal lacked ‘redeemable substance’, says supreme court

‘Mama Taraba’s’ appeal lacked ‘redeemable substance’, says supreme court

The supreme court on Monday said the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Aisha Alhassan, its governorship candidate in the Taraba April 11 governorship election, had no locus standi to contest the candidature of Darius Ishaku, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate who is now governor of the state.The court said this as it explained the dismissal of Alhassan's appeal on February 11.In [...]

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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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    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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    Court nullifies medical panel on Suntai’s health

Court nullifies medical panel on Suntai’s health

A high court in Jalingo, capital of Taraba state on Friday nullified the medical panel set up by Josiah Kente, speaker of the Taraba state house of assembly, to investigate the health status of Danbaba Suntai, governor of the state.Silas Haruna, the justice who presided on the matter, said the action of the state’s executive council and the state assembly [...]

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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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