2 NASS lawmakers may join PDP in Taraba, APC group warns Tinubu, Ganduje 

November 30, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

President Bola Tinubu and the National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, Alhaji Abdullahi Ganduje must urgently look into disturbing allegations about clandestine ploys to deceive party members and exploit APC’s goodwill in Taraba state for the opposition, a group of concerned party members have said. According to members of the Progressive Frontliners, a group that participated in grassroots campaigns for Read More

Breaking: Government declares free education for primary, secondary pupils, students

July 7, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Taraba state governor, Agbu Kefas, Friday, declared free education in all public primary and secondary schools within the state. The free education will take effect from the next academic session to cushion the effects of the removal of subsidy on Premium Motor Spirit known as petrol. Recall that the governor had on Wednesday announced the reduction of university school fees Read More

Breaking: Newly elected popular Nigerian lawmaker is dead

April 22, 2023 Admin III 0

The House of Representatives member-elect for Jalingo/Yorro/Zing Federal Constituency in Taraba State, Isma’ila Maihanchi, has passed on. The lawmaker elect died in the early hours of Saturday after a brief illness in Abuja. This was disclosed in a short statement by the spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Andeta’rang Irammae. He said, “Shortly after the election, the member-elect fell Read More

Alleged anti-party:Taraba APC expels senator-elect, Jimkuta

April 8, 2023 Admin III 0

The Taraba state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has expelled Sator-elect, David Jimkuta. This was disclosed in a letter dated April 7th, 2023 signed by the party’s council chairman, Hon. Sirajo Sallau Sule said the expulsion followed due deliberation of the report of the disciplinary committee set up to investigate the allegations against the senator-elect. “The Takum Local Read More

Happening now: Hoodlums destroy voting materials as 2023 governorship, state assembly elections get underway in Taraba [PICTURES]

March 18, 2023 Andrew Ojih, Jalingo 0

Hoodlums in the early hours of Saturday March 18, 2023 destroyed election materials in Akati ward in Donga local government area of Taraba state during governorship and state assembly elections. It was gathered that the hoodlums invaded the polling unity around 6:30 am when INEC officials were about to dispatch election materials to various polling units. Blueprint correspondent reports that Read More

Monarch’s wives, son kidnapped in Taraba

March 5, 2023 Admin III 0

Unknown gunmen have abducted the two wives and a son of Taraba state monarch, Sarkin Kudu, in Ibi local government area of Taraba state, Dan-Salama Adamu. Blueprint learnt from sources that the armed men invaded Adamu’s house on Friday when he was not around. The sources disclosed that the gunmen shot sporadically before carrying the victims away to an unknown Read More

Supreme Court quashes appeal on Taraba APC guber ticket

February 16, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

For the second time in one month, the Supreme Court Thursday dismissed another appeal filed by Senator Yusuf Abubakar challenging the nomination of Senator Emmanuel Bwacha as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Taraba state. The apex court threw out the fresh appeal based on its voluntary withdrawal by the appellant, Senator Yusuf Abubakar. At Thursday’s Read More

Taraba South: Appeal Court affirms Jimkuta as APC senatorial candidate 

February 8, 2023 Chamba Simeh 0

The Court of Appeal, Abuja, has affirmed Hon. David Jimkuta as the authentic candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Taraba South senatorial district election slated for February 25, 2023. The appellate court, in a unanimous decision, upturned the judgement of a Federal High Court in Abuja, which earlier recognised Hon. Danjuma Shidi as candidate of the APC in Read More

Breaking: Taraba speaker resigns

December 21, 2022 Admin III 0

The speaker of Taraba state House of Assembly, Prof. Joseph Albasu Kunini, has resigned from his position. The Deputy Speaker, Hammanadama Ibn-Abdullahi, stood as Speaker pro-tempo during a sitting where his letter of resignation was read. The member representing Zing State Constituency, John Kizito Bonzena, was unanimously elected by the lawmakers as the new speaker.

2023: INEC strategies to forestall lawlessness in Taraba

December 16, 2022 Andrew Ojih Jalingo 0

Taraba state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Alh Umar Mukhtar Gajira, Friday, said the commission has mapped out strategy best suited for the state in order to forestall any possible breakdown of law and order before, during and after the 2023 general elections. Gajira, who stated this in Jalingo during the meeting of the Inter-agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCEES), hinted Read More

Taraba partners UNESCO, SFH to implement new school rules

November 30, 2022 Andrew Ojih Jalingo 0

The Taraba Ministry of Education in collaboration with UNESCO and Society for Family Health (SFH) has stepped down the National School Rules and Regulations document to be implemented in primary and secondary schools across the state. Speaking at the dissemination meeting in Jalingo Monday, the programme manager of the Society for Family Health, Mrs Aisha Dadi, stated that Nigeria, its Read More

VSF donates relief materials to victims of Taraba communal crisis

November 16, 2022 Andrew Ojih Jalingo 0

Victim Support Fund Wednesday donated over N350m relief materials to over 10,000 victims of communal crisis in Nyankwala community in Wukari local government area of Taraba state. The chairman of the Victim Support Fund, General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma (rtd.) while making the donation in Nyankwala in Wukari LGA of the state said the gesture was aimed at touching the lives Read More

Taraba primary school teachers threaten indefinite strike over salary arrears

November 10, 2022 Andrew Ojih Jalingo 0

Primary school teachers in Taraba state, Wednesday, threatened to embark on indefinite strike over non-payment of their eight months’ salary arrears and non implementation of their promotions. The teachers, who organised a one day prayer to seek for God’s intervention in Owei Primary School Mile 6 Jalingo, lamented the hardship they were going through in the present administration. Alhaji Isah Read More

Court removes Taraba APC governorship candidate, orders fresh primary within 14 days.

September 20, 2022 Andrew Ojih,​ Jalingo 0

A Federal High Court sitting in Jalingo, Tuesday sacked the governorship candidate​ of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Sen. Emmanuel Bwacha. It could​ be recalled that a group of aggrieved aspirants on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Taraba State after the Apc governorship primary​ early this year alleged that the primary election committee for Taraba state Read More

Taraba moving from intensive care unit to mortuary, Taraba APC laments

September 16, 2022 Andrew Ojih Jalingo 0

The spokesperson of the Taraba state chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Mr. Aaron Atimas, on Friday lamented that “Taraba state has now moved from intensive care unit to mortuary.” Atimas, who stated this while briefing journalists in Jalingo, noted that those conversant with the Taraba’s “mortifying situation are aware that the state is at the moment stagnant.” He Read More

Wadume: A mockery of justice

August 21, 2022 Admin III 0

The seven-year jail sentence handed down to the convicted kidnap kingpin in Taraba state, Hamisu Bala, popularly known as Wadume, by the Federal High Court in Abuja was not only shocking but also embarrassing. That a notorious criminal, who has terrorised hapless citizens and killing many in the process, could walk away gleefully with a slap on the wrist is Read More

FG commissions erosion control project in Taraba

May 30, 2022 Helen Oji 0

The federal government has commissioned an erosion and flood control project at the National Youth Service Corps, (NYSC) Orientation Camp in Jalingo, Taraba state. The Minister of State for Works and Housing, Mu’azu Sambo, who performed the ceremony, stated that the project was approved under the ecological intervention projects in 2020 to address the perennial problem of erosion at the Read More

My account from the boiling cauldron of death

May 26, 2022 Admin III 0

I would have been seven days dead, close to that, or more than, when this piece must have been published, if the ethnic militiamen have had their way. My corpse would have been lying in one of the forest of the moutainous terrains of Takum local government area, in Taraba state, Nigeria, having been abducted by ethnic warriors in Takum Read More

Taraba PDP chair Agbo Kefas wins gubernatorial ticket

May 26, 2022 Andrew Ojih 0

The current chairman Taraba state chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Col. Agbu Kefas (rtd) has emerged the party’s governorship candidate in the state. Agbu won the ticket to represent the party in the 2023 polls in a keenly-contested election held at the Jolly Nyame Stadium, Jalingo. He won 15 out of the 16 LGAs in the state. His Read More

Cholera outbreak claims over 50 lives in Taraba

May 17, 2022 Andrew Ojih 0

Over fifty people have died in Taraba state following an outbreak of cholera currently ravaging Beli local government area of the state. A resident of Angwan Chamba in Beli LGA of the state, Ms Evelyn Ba’a who told Blueprint through telephone interview said from last week Wednesday till today, over 50 persons have lost their lives. “The outbreak started last Read More

Breaking: Again, explosion hits Taraba as terrorist strikes Military base

May 11, 2022 Admin III 0

Few weeks after terrorists’ attack rattled Jalingo, another explosion has reportedly occured within the capital of Taraba state. This is after a passerby suspected to be a terrorist threw a bomb into a military base located within Jalingo on Tuesday night. Blueprint gathered that the terrorist threw the explosive through the fence with of casualties yet to be ascertained. The Read More

Gov’ship: Manzo buys N50m form, vows to transform Taraba

May 6, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

Senator Anthony George Manzo has purchased the expression of interest and nomination forms from the All Progressive Congress (APC) to run for governor in Taraba state. Manzo, who purchased the forms at the APC national secretariat in Abuja on Friday, displayed them before journalists and declared that he was more than prepared for the race. According to him, Taraba state Read More

Buhari commissions 80 housing units in Taraba

May 6, 2022 Andrew Ojih 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday commissioned 80 housing units in Taraba state. The units comprise three-bedroom, two-bedroom and one-bedroom detachable bungalows. The president, who was represented by the Minister of State for Works and Housing, Alhaji Muazu Jaji, said the estate was in fulfillment of the present administration’s electoral promise to Nigerians in the provision of accommodation to the downtrodden. Read More

Police nab 7 ‘arms dealers’ in Jos, Taraba

April 29, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Nigeria Police has said operatives of the Force Intelligence Bureau Intelligence Response Team (FIB-IRT), in a sting operation, have arrested four notorious arm dealers and recovered 57 AK47 rifles and a large catchment of ammunition in Jos, Plateau state and from other locations across the country. Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a press statement, Thursday Read More