Kaduna, Taraba, herders/farmers crisis: NAF, deploys fighter jets

From Molly Kilete, Abuja, Agaju Madugba, Katsina The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), yesterday, said it had deployed two of its fighter jets to Taraba and Kaduna states to restore peace and and order. This is coming just as it announced the establishment of a new Forward Operating Base (FOB) at Kafanchan, Kaduna State to stop […]

Former Taraba Governor Dambaba Suntai is dead

SaharaReporters has learnt that a former Governor Dambaba Suntai of Taraba State who survived an air crash at the Yola Airport in Adamawa State in 2012 has died. Suntai died at home where he was undergoing rehabilitation for brain injuries arising from the plane crash. A former commissioner of information in the state, Emmanuel Bello confirmed […]

Aisha: ‘ Let Taraba blaze the trail’

The developments in Taraba State since the governorship election have been very interesting. First was an election that was marred by irregularities and even before that some candidates did not satisfy the provision of the law to contest the position, as was evidenced in the PDP, which did not conduct Primaries. Now, all that have […]

Aisha’s governorship will boost investment, devt in Taraba

Tarabans in Diaspora have condemned the Appeal Court’s ruling which returned Darius Ishaku of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as duly elected governor of the state. The group in a statement by it’s coordinator, Clement Bitrus, said it received the Dec.31 ruling with shock. The governorship tribunal ruling had earlier nullified the election of Darius Ishaku […]

Taraba Governorship: Appeal Court reserves judgment on Ishaku’s election

The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Monday reserved judgment in an appeal filed by Gov. Darius Ishaku of Taraba against the nullification of his electoral victory by a tribunal. Justice Abdul Aboki said the court would later announce the date for the judgment in the appeal. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that […]

100 killed in Plateau, Taraba

        No fewer than 100 people, including a pastor and three soldiers, were killed at the weekend and Monday in Plateau and Taraba states. Seventy of the deaths were recorded in Karim Lamido and Takum local government areas of Taraba State and 30 in two villages at the Barkin Ladi LGA   of […]

Taraba may have first female governor as APC takes a slight lead

First female Gov may emerge as APC takes lead in Taraba on April 12, 2015   /   in News 6:58 pm   /   Comments BY JOHN MKOM, JALINGO The governorship candidate of All Progressive Congress in Taraba state Sen. Aisha Jumei Al-hasan has taken over a slide lead of the governorship election count […]

Jonathan vs Buhari: How they stand in 36 States, FCT

State-by-state projection of their chances With the presidential election just around the corner, our correspondents write that the battle, which is a straight one between President Goodluck Jonathan and General Muhammadu Buhari, may spring some surprises As Nigerians, nay the world, wait for the March 28 presidential election and the 10 competing political parties putting […]

Angry youth pelt Jonathan’s convoy with stones in Taraba

President Goodluck Jonathan’s convoy was again stoned on Thursday by some aggrieved youths in Jalingo, Taraba State. Jonathan was in the city in continuation of the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential rally. His convoy had before Thursday been stoned in Katsina and Bauchi states when he went to seek the votes for his re-election bid. It […]

Suntai returns, thanks Nigerians •Acting gov, Danjuma, others receive him

TARABA State governor, Danbaba Suntai, on Saturday, returned to Nigeria after several months of medical trip to London. Suntai, who was involved in an air crash in 2012, returned after 10 months of medical trip abroad, but on his return, the Taraba State House of Assembly, said he was unfit to assume duties, then the […]

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