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Court orders EFCC to refund N228 million to Taraba APC candidate, two others

The Federal High Court sitting in Jalingo on Wednesday ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to refund N228m it forcefully collected from the trio of APC governorship candidate, Sani Danladi, Senator Joel Ikenya and ex-Speaker of Taraba State House of Assembly, Mark Useni.
President Buhari presides over Federal Executive Council (FEC) December-6

Muhammadu Buhari sets up committee on implementation of state legislature, judiciary autonomy

President Muhammadu Buhari constitutes Presidential Implementation Committee on Autonomy of State Legislature and State Judiciary in compliance with fourth alteration to 1999 constitution

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.

Darius Ishaku disburses N310 million to victims of Mambilla crisis

Gov. Darius Ishaku of Taraba on Wednesday disbursed N310 million to victims of the June 2017 and March 2018 Mambilla crises.

Taraba government denies sponsoring illegal security outfit

Dan-Abu described the claim allegedly made by the Special Military Task Force in the state as false and a gross misrepresentation of facts.

Taraba lawmaker Joseph Kunini makes case for displaced constituents

Mr Joseph Kunini, Majority Leader, Taraba House of Assembly, has expressed the fear that more than 4,000 people from his constituency, who were displaced by violent attacks, may not vote in 2019.

Plateau South: Ignatius Longjan picks APC senatorial ticket

Ignatius Longjan, a former deputy governor of Plateau State, on Friday, picked the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket to contest the Plateau South Senatorial seat in 2019 general elections.

Taraba by-election: Justice Bulkachukwa constitutes election petition tribunal

The President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachukwa, has constituted an election petition tribunal for the August 18 by-election for the Takum 1 Constituency seat in the Taraba Assembly.

Taraba Assembly swears in new member to replace murdered lawmaker

The Taraba State House of Assembly on Wednesday swore in Hon. Garba Ajiya to represent Takum 1 State Constituency in the House following his victory at the bye-election conducted on August 18 to produce a replacement for the murdered Lawmaker, Hon. Hosea Ibi.
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Hoodlums attack minister during Taraba bye-elections

Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, on Saturday, escaped as suspected thugs attacked her convoy in Takum Local Government Area of Taraba State, shattering two windscreens of her vehicles.

Conference of Speakers elects Mudashiru Obasa as new chairman

The Conference of Speakers of the State Legislatures of Nigeria has elected Mr Mudashiru Obasa, the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly as its new chairman.

INEC fixes August 18 for bye-election to replace murdered Taraba lawmaker

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed Aug. 18 for bye-election into Takum 1 Taraba House of Assembly seat.
Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu

INEC: We will continue to register associations that meet requirements

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will continue to register any association that meet legal requirements for registration as political party ahead of 2019 general elections.

Taraba Assembly gets new clerk

The Speaker, Taraba State House of Assembly, Hon. Abel Peter Diah, on Monday, swore in Mr. Mela Orngu, as the new Clerk of the House.

EFCC arraigns ex-Taraba Speaker, others for N 267 million election bribe

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Gombe zonal office, on Thursday arraigned a former Speaker of Taraba State House of Assembly, Hon. Mark Bako Useni, and two others before Justice Filibus Bitrus Andetur of the Taraba State High Court, Jalingo over alleged N267.49m poll bribe.

Miyetti-Allah denies involvement in Kogi killings

Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore Socio-Cultural Organisation has denied involvement of Fulani herdsmen in the recent killings that occurred in Kogi State.

DSS arrests suspected accomplice of “Ghana” in Taraba

The Department of State Services said it had arrested Isaiah Suwe, an accomplice of the notorious kidnapper, Terwase Akwaza (aka Ghana), at Takum in Taraba.

DSS, troops arrest suspected killers of Taraba lawmaker Hosea Ibi

Troops of 23 Brigade deployed in Wukari, Taraba State on Exercise Ayem Akpatuma and a team of the Department of State Services from Jalingo conducted a cordon and search within Takum on Saturday during which three suspects were arrested in connection with the kidnapping and murder of Hon. Hosea Ibi, a member of the Taraba State House of Assembly.

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Algerians protest against President Bouteflika’s bid for fifth term

Hundreds of demonstrators, in defiance of a ban of protests, rallied in the Algerian capital against a bid by ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for a fifth term in office.

Elections: Rivers APC kicks as INEC chairman claims every judgment has been obeyed

The Director of Strategic Communications for the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Rivers State, Tonye Cole, Prince Tonye Princewill, has expressed dissatisfaction with the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Yakubu Mahmood, over the claim that all court judgments have been obeyed by the electoral umpire as regards the state.

Elections: Police summon APC Reps member over Kano violence

The police in Kano on Friday ‘invited’ a member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin, over his alleged role in a bloody clash between members of the PDP and APC in Bebeji Local Government Area.

Elections: Liberia’s Ellen Sirleaf urges politicians to maintain peace, adhere to rule of law

Head of the ECOWAS Election Observetion Mission (EOM), former Liberia’s President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has urged Nigerians, particularly the political class, to sustain the peace that characterised the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections and also conduct themselves according to the laws of the land as they go to the polls Saturday.

Policeman, thugs arrested for branding private vehicles in police colours

An unidentified police inspector was arrested on Thursday at a hotel in Ewet Housing Estate for aiding some people to brand two private vehicles in police colour.