Tag: Taraba state

Two Chinese Nationals kidnapped at a mining site in Taraba

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have killed one person and kidnapped two Chinese individuals at a mining site at Arufu community in Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba State. The incident was said to have taken place on Monday night. Mr David Misal, the Police Public Relations Officer in the[Read More…]

Chairman of Taraba State LGA, Hon. Salihu Dovo, has been killed by his abductors

The Chairman of Ardo-Kola Local Government Council in Taraba State, Hon. Salihu Dovo, has been killed by his abductors. Dovo was kidnapped by gunmen at his Jalingo residence in the early hours of Sunday. Barely six hours after his abduction, the kidnappers called an official of the Local Government to[Read More…]

Just In: Resident doctors commence strike in Taraba

The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) at the Specialist Hospital Jalingo, the Taraba State capital have embarked on an indefinite strike action to press home their demands. ARD President, Ahmed Gabriel, who disclosed this to journalists on Friday blamed the decision on the alleged inability of the state government honouring[Read More…]

Court summons Taraba Governor, Service Chiefs over ethnic clashes in the state

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, has asked the Governor of Taraba State, Mr. Darius Ishaku, Nigeria’s Service Chiefs among others to appear before it over alleged lopsided composition of probe panel approved by the Taraba state Governor on the communal clashes between the Jukun and Tiv ethnic groups[Read More…]

Taraba government suspends COVID-19 restrictions for LG Polls

The Taraba state government has suspended the restriction of movement for residents as the state prepares for Local Government Council elections scheduled for June 30. The restrictions had been imposed to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the state. According to a statement released by the State Governor’s spokesman, Bala[Read More…]

Supreme Court affirms conviction of Jolly Nyame for stealing N1.6bn

The Supreme Court on Friday affirmed the conviction and sentence of a former Governor of Taraba State, Jolly Nyame, to 12 years imprisonment for N1.6bn corruption charges. But a five-man panel of the apex court led by Justice Mary Peter-Odili, in its unanimous judgment, set aside the N100m fine imposed[Read More…]

Taraba Assembly gets new speaker

Taraba State House of Assembly on Monday elected Joseph Kunini as the new Speaker, following the resignation of the former Speaker, Abel Diah on Sunday evening. The House also elected Haman Adama as the new Deputy Speaker, while Douglas Ndatse was elected as the Majority Leader. Reading the communication, the[Read More…]

Nigeria’s Army Chief Orders Panel Probe Allegations of the Military Colluding with Killer Herdsmen

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Monday inaugurated a panel of inquiry in Abuja to investigate claims by a former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (retd.), that the armed forces were colluding with herdsmen in Taraba State to perpetuate the killings and destruction[Read More…]

20 Suspected Herdsmen Storm T.Y Danjuma’s Village, Scores Killed

Suspected herdsmen have killed five members of a family at Mbiya village in Takum local government area of Taraba state. Theophilus Danjuma, former minister of defence who called on Nigerians to defend themselves against killers, is from the village. The attackers reportedly burnt alive Sunday Sabo, head of the family. Samson[Read More…]

“Taraba Will Be Attacked In 10 Days” – Governor Darius Ishaku Warns of An Impending Attack

Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has disclosed that the state government had received a recorded communication from unknown persons that the state will be under heavy attack in the next ten days. Ishaku stated this in Jalingo on Thursday when the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Mr.[Read More…]