Taraba 2023: 6 coalition groups endorse Mamman for governor

April 25, 2022 Andrew Ojih 0

A coalition of groups, Taraba APC Elite, Sallah Mamman pillar of the Pool Support, Taraba APC Support Forum, Taraba APC Youth Vanguard, Taraba APC Train the Trainers Forum and the Zumuntan Mata Support Group, Monday endorsed the former minister of power, Sallah Mamman, to run for the governorship seat of the state come 2023. The secretary of the coalition group, Read More

Breaking: Bomb blast hits Taraba, 20 killed, many others injured

April 19, 2022 Admin III 0

No fewer than twenty persons were killed in bomb blast in a local Burkutu drinking joint in Iwari community, in Ardo-Kola local government area of Taraba state. An eyewitness who spoke to Blueprint through a telephone conversation said scores were also injured. “Over twenty persons were killed this evening in a local Burkutu Joint when a teenager detonated an explosive in Read More

Ishaku decries media reports on Taraba recruitment exercise

April 6, 2022 Andrew Ojih 0

The Taraba state government, Wednesday, frowned at what it called ‘deliberate falsehood’ by some media outfits, to mislead members of the public. Governor Darius Ishaku, in a press statement issued by his Senior Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Bala Dan Abu, and made available to Blueprint in Jalingo, advised the media to desist from such act. “Taraba state Read More

PDP gets quit notice, as APC vows to capture Taraba in 2023

April 1, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Leaders of the All Progressive Congress (APC) from Taraba state have vowed to capture reins of power in the forthcoming 2023 general elections, asked the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to start preparing for its exit. The APC chieftains led by Emmanuel Bwacha, immediate past Deputy Senate Minority Leader; Yusuf Abubakar-Yusuf, Senator representing the state’s Central Senatorial zone and Ahmed Read More

Commissioner laments killing of 3 cops, woman in Taraba

March 23, 2022 Andrew Ojih 0

The Taraba state Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Hon Solomon Elisha, Tuesday, lamented the killing of three policemen and a woman in fresh crisis that erupted between Ichen and Ndaka tribes in Kurmi local government area of the state. Elisha, while speaking to Blueprint in Jalingo in an exclusive interview, regretted that it was unfortunate the brothers chose to Read More

Stop fanning embers of crisis in Kurmi LG or risk jail, Ishaku warns

February 7, 2022 Andrew Ojih 0

Taraba state governor, Arc. Darius Ishaku has warned influential personalities fueling the crisis in Bisaula community in Kurmi LG of the state to stop or risk being arrested, prosecuted and jailed. Governor Ishaku, who issued the warning in Jalingo while inaugurating a nine-member Commission of Enquiry into the recent crisis between the Ichen and Ndaka people which claimed several lives Read More

Taraba APC chair begs aggrieved members to withdraw litigations

February 7, 2022 Andrew Ojih 0

Taraba state chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Barr Ibrahim El-Sudi has appealed to all aggrieved members who sued the leadership of the party in the state to withdraw all their pending cases. El-Sudi, who made the appeal while inaugurating the state exco of the party in Jalingo expressed worried that pending court cases may block the chance of Read More

Breaking: Shake-up as Ishaku sacks 2 Commissioners in Taraba

February 7, 2022 Andrew Ojih, Jalingo 0

Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku, Monday, dropped his Commissioner of Information and Re-orientation Danjuma Adamu and his counterpart in the Commerce, Trade and Industries Yusuf Njeke Tanimu from his cabinet. Ishaku in a press statement signed by his chief press secretary,  Mr. Iliya Bekyu Akweh, and a copy made available to Blueprint in Jalingo said the governor also approved a Read More

Taraba varsity confers doctoral degrees on Okowa, Tarfa, others

January 31, 2022 Admin III 0

The Taraba State University over the weekend honoured Delta state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa and Maj. Gen. Paul Tarfa, chairman Board of North East Development Commission (NEDC) with honorary doctorate degrees. The Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Vincent Tenebe, while speaking during the 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th convocation ceremony, said the awardees were carefully chosen based on their track Read More

Taraba: Ishaku warns Muslim council against attempt to cause religious tension

January 24, 2022 Andrew Ojih 0

Taraba state governor, Arc Darius Ishaku has warned the leadership of the state Muslim Council against any attempt to cause religious or political tension in the state. Ishaku, who spoke to journalists in Jalingo through his Commissioner of Information and Orientation, Barr. Danjuma Adamu, said his administration would deal decisively with any group or individual whose aim is to disrupt Read More

Communal clash claims 10 in Taraba

January 21, 2022 Andrew Ojih 0

No fewer than 10 people were killed a few days ago in a communal clash that erupted between the Ichen and Naka tribe in Bisaula, Baissa local government area of Taraba state. A resident of Naka, Ms. Buki Ndro, who with our correspondent on the telephone, lamented that property worth millions of Naira were destroyed and that over 6, 000 Read More

Beyond person of the year

January 2, 2022 Abdulrazak Iliyasu Sansani 0

 I begin this piece with what may strike the readers as a puzzled title. Perhaps it is. But I write this in respect of the festive period and a matter closely associated with it. It is that time of the year where organisations, newspapers, magazines, groups, and even individuals sit to award, eulogise their heroes and heroines, or simply write Read More

Police smash Taraba kidnapping ring, nab 11

December 19, 2021 Admin III 0

The Operatives of the Nigeria Police Intelligence Response Team, working with the Taraba State Police Command, have arrested a total of eleven (11) notorious kidnapping suspects in Taraba State for their complicity and various criminal roles in the recent trend of kidnapping incidents in Taraba State including the kidnapping of a serving personnel of the Nigeria Customs Service, kidnapping of Read More

Tragedy! Student dead as fire outbreak unsettles Taraba varsity

December 11, 2021 Admin III 0

Tragedy Friday night struck the female hostel of Taraba State University when fore outbreak killed a year one student identified as Emoseh Lawi. According to report, the victim was a student of the Tourism Department of the university. She was said to be be sleeping when the unfortunate occurred. The Institution’s Information Director Sa’ad Mohammed has confirmed the incident. He Read More

Ishaku has reduced unemployment rate by 90% in Taraba – Commissioner

November 26, 2021 Andrew Ojih 0

Taraba state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Barr. Danjuma Adamu, on Friday disclosed that the administration of Governor Darius Ishaku from 2015 to date has reduced the high rate of unemployment from 30 per cent to 90 per cent. Adamu, who made the disclosure in Jalingo while briefing newsmen on the achievements of the governor, said his administration had not Read More

Taraba: Ishaku administration reduced unemployment- Commissioner

November 25, 2021 Andrew Ojih 0

Taraba state Commissioner for Information and Orientation Danjuma Adamu has said the administration of Governor Darius Ishaku has drastically reduced the high rate of unemployment in the state. He stated this in Jalingo Thursday while briefing newsmen on the achievements of the governor. He noted that the governor recently graciously granted approval for the employment of qualified applicants into the Read More

Taraba Gov Ishaku presents N146.7bn budget for 2022 fiscal year

November 19, 2021 Andrew Ojih 0

Taraba state governor Darius Ishaku on Friday laid the state’s 2022 appropriation bill of N146, 781,653,671.82 to the House of Assembly for consideration. Ishaku, while laying down the budget, said it was another opportunity to work together to achieve what was best for the state. He stressed that the 2022 budget was tagged “Budget of Hope and consolidation.” He said Read More

Reps’ seat tussle: Mubarak warns against misleading statement

October 30, 2021 Andrew Ojih, Jalingo 0

The member representing Bali/Gassol Federal constituency in Taraba state Alhaji Abdulsalam Gambo Mubarak on Saturday urged a former member representing the same constituency Alhaji Garba Garba-Chede to stop misleading the public. The incumbent house member alleged that Garba-Chede had claimed that the Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila conspired with some persons in government to stop his swearing Read More

Taraba villages get 350 NEDC housing units, Jalingo 150

October 27, 2021 Andrew Ojih 0

The North East Development Commision (NEDC) Wednesday flagged off the construction of 350 housing units across Taraba villages and 150 in Jalingo, the state capital. The managing director and the chief executive officer of the commission, Alhaji Mohammed G.Alkali, who flagged off the construction laying ceremony in Jalingo alongside governor Darius Ishaku and the chairman of the governing board of Read More

Fear grips Jalingo residents over increasing rate of missing persons

October 25, 2021 Andrew Ojih,​ 0

There is palpable fear in Jalingo Taraba state over increasing disappearance of persons in the metropolis and beyond. Blueprint investigation shows that from September 10th to date, over ten persons have mysteriously disappeared. This is aside rising insecurity which has led to the kidnapping and killing of many people in the state. Our correspondent who had​ been following this ugly Read More

Breaking: Aku Uka, prominent traditional ruler dies in Taraba

October 10, 2021 Andrew Ojih, Jalingo 0

The Jukun Supreme Ruler, and the Chairman, Taraba state Council of Chiefs, His Royal Highness, Dr Shekarau Angyu Masa Ibi, popularly refered to as Aku Uka is dead. Blueprint gathered that the Aku Uka died after a brief illness. He was aged 84. A source confirmed that traditional rites for official announcement of the first class monarch’s demise has commenced. Read More

Taraba: Commodore Kefas was patriotic, hardworking – Ishaku

October 4, 2021 Andrew Ojih 0

Taraba state governor, Arc Darius Ishaku on Sunday said the late Air Commodore Ibrahim Kefas, while in active service, displayed exemplary sense of patriotism, discipline, hard work and qualities that stood him out among his peers. Governor Ishaku in his condolence message signed by his special adviser on media and publicity, Mr. Bala Dan Abu made available to Blueprint in Read More