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Taraba government to convert state airport to international

The Taraba State Governor Darius Ishaku is set to convert the Danbaba Suntai Airport to an international airport, based on cargo lifting.

Appeal Court reduces Jolly Nyame’s prison term to 12 years, imposes N500 million fine

The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Friday reduced the 14-year prison term imposed on former Taraba State Governor, Jolly Nyame, to 12 years.

Darius Ishaku: 264 died, 209 displaced in Taraba crises

The Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku, has disclosed that a total of 264 persons were confirmed to have been killed during the recent crises on the Mambilla Plateau and not the figure given by the media.
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Aminu Tambuwal: Muhammadu Buhari ruling by proxy

Aminu Tambuwal, Sokoto State governor and former presidential aspirant of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday took President Muhammadu Buhari to the cleaners, insisting that the way the nation is being ruled through proxies is unacceptable.
The Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku, has said that frontline Peoples Democratic Party presidential aspirant, Kabiru Tanimu Turaki (SAN), has all what it takes to be Nigeria's president in 2019.

Governor Ishaku: Kabiru Turaki a viable, credible presidential candidate

The Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku, has said that frontline Peoples Democratic Party presidential aspirant, Kabiru Tanimu Turaki (SAN), has all what it takes to be Nigeria’s president in 2019.
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Governor Ishaku: I didn’t hire thugs to attack Aisha Alhassan’s convoy

Taraba Governor, Darius Ishaku, on Sunday distanced himself from attack on the convoy of the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Senator Aisha Alhassan, during Saturday’s Assembly bye- election in Takum.

Governor Ishaku urges Muslim pilgrims to pray for Nigeria

Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku, on Monday urged intending Muslim pilgrims to pray for peace to reign in Nigeria when they are in Saudi Arabia to perform this year’s Hajj, one of the five pillars of Islam.

Governor Ishaku blasts herdsmen for killing traders

Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku, on Tuesday condemned the killing of traders by Fulani herdsmen in the state.

Minister: Half trillion naira locked in corruption cases

More than half a trillion naira is currently locked in several corruption cases pending in courts, the Nigerian government has said.

Governor Ishaku, others condemn attack on Taraba communities

Taraba State Governor Darius Ishaku has joined other notable voices to condemn the attacks on some villages in Lau Local Government Area of the state which has led to the death of over 42 persons and displacement of over a thousand people.

EFCC: Ex-Governors Nyame, Dariye’s convictions show we aren’t selective

The anti-graft agency, EFCC, has said recent convictions it secured show it is not partisan as alleged by some Nigerians.

Ex-Governor Jolly Nyame jailed 14 years for misappropriating state funds

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory has sentenced a former Taraba State governor, Jolly Nyame, to 14 years in prison without an option of fine.

Ex-Taraba Governor Jolly Nyame found guilty of fraud

A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Abuja, the nation’s capital has found a former Taraba State Governor, Mr. Jolly Nyame, guilty of fraudulently approving N250 million naira.

Governor Ishaku: Soldiers, herdsmen terrorizing my people

The Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku, has cried out over what he described as the continued wave of attacks across the various communities in the state.

Easter: Governor Ishaku charges Tarabans to be vigilant, work for peace

Taraba State Governor Darius Ishaku has called on the people of the state, irrespective of tribe or religion, to be vigilant and resolve to work for peace.

Governor Ishaku signs N104 billion 2018 budget into law

Taraba State governor, Arc Darius Ishaku, has signed into law, the 2018 Budget of N104 billion, two hundred and thirty two million, five hundred and fifty two thousand seven hundred and six kobo for the 2018 fiscal year.
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Herdsmen killings: Don’t drag Nigeria into civil war – CAN tells federal govt

The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Taraba State chapter, on Monday called on President Mohammadu Buhari to end herdsmen killings across the country so as to prevent the country from going into a civil war.

President Buhari to grill Governor Ortom at meeting with Benue leaders today

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday (today) demand for explanation from the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, over his alleged role in the ongoing killings in the state.

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