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Don’t blame any ethnic group for the kidnap, murder of Taraba assemblyman – Governor...

Gov. Darius Ishaku of Taraba on Tuesday warned residents of Takum against blaming any ethnic group for the death of Mr Hosea Ibi, a member of the Taraba House of Assembly.

PDP wins state assembly bye-election in Taraba

Mr Dominic Bakuni of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has won the Ardo-kola State Constituency Bye-election, Taraba, conducted on Saturday.

Governor Ishaku presents 2018 budget proposal of N96.5 billion to state assembly

Gov. Darius Ishaku of Taraba on Thursday presented a budget proposal of N96.5 billion to the state legislature for 2018 fiscal year.

Taraba Speaker Abel Diah lauds govt for recruiting 3,000 teachers

Mr Abel Diah, the Speaker of Taraba House of Assembly, on Friday lauded the state government for recruiting 3,000 secondary school teachers to boost education in the state.

Taraba Assembly constitutes c’ittee on constitutional amendment

The Taraba State House of Assembly has constituted a three-man committee to coordinate and harmonise its members’ positions on the upcoming amendment of the 1999 Constitution by the National Assembly.

Taraba people happy to be in Nigeria – Ishaku

Gov. Darius Ishaku of Taraba said in Jalingo on Sunday that residents of the section of Taraba that opted out of Southern Cameroun to be in Nigeria were still happy with that decision.


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Federal government revises number of released Dapchi schoolgirls to 101

The federal government has revised the number of Dapchi girls released from the captivity by Boko Haram to 101.

INEC fixes date for Senator Dino Melayes recall process

The Kogi state Independent National Electoral Commission on Wednesday announced dates for the commencement of the recall process of the embattled Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye.

House of Representatives re-introduces peace corps, election reordering bills

The house of representatives has re-introduced a bill seeking to establish the Nigerian Peace Corps organisation.

Man jailed for criminal trespass

A Karmo Grade 1 Area Court in Abuja on Wednesday, sentenced one Stanley Chibike to six months imprisonment for criminal trespass and attempt to commit theft.

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Senator Dino Melaye charged with illegal possession of firearms

Senator Dino Melaye who is challenging moves to recall him by his constituency is in fresh trouble: the Police said they have filed a case in a Lokoja court accusing him and three other persons of illegal possession of firearms.

Kano Assembly to amend ex-governors’ pension law

The Kano State House of Assembly on Monday commenced a process to amend the state law that provided pension and gratuity for former governors and deputy governors.

JOHESU issues fresh ultimatum to federal government

The Joint Health Sector Union has given a one month fresh ultimatum to the Federal Government to meet their demands or risk a nationwide strike.

Soyinka and Nigeria’s dinner with the devil

Professor Soyinka soon took his leave. I joined the Director of the Centre to see off our esteemed guest. As he stepped out of the venue, he was surrounded by a group of reporters and admirers who wanted selfies. One of them asked him to provide a quick summary of his keynote address.

Cameroon’s Paul Biya holds first cabinet meeting since 2015

Cameroon’s octogenarian President Paul Biya, who has ruled the central African country with an iron grip for decades, held his first cabinet meeting since 2015 on Thursday.