Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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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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