FG Pardons Ex-Govs Dariye, Nyame Convicted for Stealing N2.7bn

FG Pardons Ex-Govs Dariye, Nyame Convicted For Stealing N2.7bn  The Council of State led by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has approved the pardon of 159 convicts including a former Governor of Plateau State, Senator Joshua Dariye; and ex-Governor Jolly Nyame of Taraba State, who were both imprisoned for stealing N1.16bn and N1.6bn […]

Police brutality: Taraba Speaker condemns killing of man by police

From Sylvanus Viashima, Jalingo The Speaker of Taraba State House of Assembly, Prof Joseph Albasu Kunini, has condemned the killing of 37-year-old Oliver Ezra by police in Jalingo and the general spate of police assaults on innocent citizens. The Speaker made the call on Wednesday when youth under the auspices of ONE TARABA YOUTH COALITION, carrying […]

30-day ultimatum: Fulani herdsmen visit Emir of Muri, take oath

Fulani herdsmen visits Emir of Muri, swear oath The Leadership of Fulani herders in Taraba has pledged to weed out criminal elements among them within five months. The leadership of the herders made the promise after the Emir of Muri, Alhaji Abbas Tafida, issued 30 days ultimatum for herders terrorizing the state to vacate the […]

Gov. Ishaku signs Taraba’s N215bn 2020 budget into law

  By Jacinta Nwachukwu Gov. Darius Ishaku of Taraba on Friday in Abuja, signed into law the state’s N215 billion Appropriation bill christened: “Budget of Accelerated Growth and Development”. Ishaku said that the budget represented an increase of N2.1billion over the N213.6 billion presented to the state House of Assembly on Dec. 19, 2019. He, […]

PDP hails Supreme Court’s ruling on Abia, Delta, Taraba elections

By Emmanuel Oloniruha The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has hailed the ruling of the Supreme Court, upholding the elections of Governors Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia , Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta and Darius Ishaku of Taraba. The party gave the commendation in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan on Wednesday in […]

Alleged assault: Court admits CCTV footage, statements as evidence against Abbo

A Magistrates’ Court sitting in Zuba, Abuja on Tuesday admitted two discs from a CCTV footage and Certificate of Compliance as evidence in the trial of Sen. Elisha Abbo. The police charged Abbo on July 8 for criminal force and assault which is contrary to section 263 and 264 of penal code law. Magistrate Abdullahi […]

Former Women Affairs Minister, Alhassan “Mama Taraba” returns to PDP

By Saidu Adamu Former women affairs minister Aisha Alhassan popularly known as “mama Taraba” who suffered massive defeat in the 2019 Governorship election in Taraba, says she has completed arrangements to return to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Alhassan was the gubernatorial flag bearer of United Democratic Party (UDP) in the 2019 elections in which […]

Taraba Police killings latest: Army Captain had 191 phone chats with wanted kidnapper

By Emma Nnadozie, Crime Editor, Evelyn Usman & Ifeanyi Okolie BUJA-The Nigerian Army Captain who allegedly ordered soldiers on security check-point along the Ibi-Jalingo Expressway in Taraba State, to attack and kill police operatives attached to the Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team, IRT, has been identified. Vanguard gathered, yesterday, that police investigation […]

Buhari moves to establish Ruga settlements across the country in spite of opposition

Friday Olokor, Eniola Akinkuotu, Okechukwu Nnodim, John Charles and Enyioha Opara Despite the harsh criticism of  the planned establishment of Ruga settlements across the country, the Federal Government is set to commence the pilot phase of the project  in Taraba, Adamawa, Plateau, Kaduna and seven other states, Saturday PUNCH’s investigations have confirmed. It was learnt in […]

Ethnic clashes claim 5 in Taraba

Five persons were killed on Tuesday and several houses burnt in a fresh crisis between the Tiv and Jukuns in Rafinkada Village of Wukari local government area of Taraba. Mr. Daniel Adidas, the Caretaker Committee Chairman of the Council confirmed the development in a telephone interview with with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in […]

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