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

US, Ishaku partner on HIV in Taraba

September 22, 2021 Andrew Ojih 0

The United States government, in conjunction with the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) is partnering the Taraba state government to tackle the spread of HIV and AIDS as well as other epidemics in the state. Director General of NACA, Alhaji Gambo Aliyu, who disclosed this in Jalingo said while the world continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, Read More

PDP Govs Forum celebrates Abia, Adamawa, Delta, Edo, Enugu and Taraba states at 30

August 27, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors Forum has congratulated governors of Abia, Adamawa, Delta, Edo, Enugu and Taraba states on the occasion of 30th creation anniversary of their states. The Chairman of the Forum, Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal  on behalf of his colleagues in the Forum sent a symbolic thirty (30) momentous salvos to the Government and Read More

@30: Lift Taraba to greater heights, Ishaku urges citizens

August 27, 2021 Andrew Ojih 0

Taraba state governor, Arc Darius Ishaku, Thursday called on sons and daughters of the state, irrespective of their political persuasions and religious beliefs to join hands in the task of lifting the state to its greater heights. Ishaku, in his message to mark the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the state, said the creation of the state 30 years Read More

Cholera kills 7 in Taraba

August 24, 2021 Andrew Ojih 0

Cholera outbreak has killed seven persons in Tella town in Gassol local government area of Taraba state.  The state Commissioner of Health, Dr. Innocent Vakkai, who confirmed the outbreak to newsmen in Jalingo, said several others  have been hospitalized in health care centers in the area following severe stooling and vomiting. He noted that a team of medical experts from the Read More

Gov Ishaku condoles with Rep Baido over father’s death

August 16, 2021 Andrew Ojih 0

Taraba state governor, Arc Darius Dickson Ishaku, Sunday, commiserated with Hon Danladi Baido Tijos over the death of his father, Rev Baido Joseph Tijos. Hon Danladi Baido is the National Assembly member representing Karim/Lau/Ardo-Kola federal constituency at the House of Representatives. Ishaku, in a press statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Bala Dan Abu and Read More

Prison congestion: Death warrants to the rescue?

August 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

In Nigeria over 3,000 condemned criminals are on death row awaiting the hangman even as the Minister of Interior, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, pushes for state governors to sign death warrants to decongest the prisons. In this report  KEHINDE OSASONA examines the possibility of decongesting Nigeria prisons by executing death warrants. Nigeria is among countries with the highest number of death Read More

Taraba FRSC reads riot act over extortion of motorists

August 12, 2021 Andrew Ojih 0

The Taraba state Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (ERSC), Mrs Selina William, Wednesday warmed personnel against extorting money from motorists. William issued the warning while speaking to newsmen in Jalingo and described the FRSC organisation as noble and reputable in all its dealings. She informed that the command had deployed its sectoral intelligence to fish out corrupt Read More

Buhari completes 12 dams, 3 hydropower projects, 7 irrigation projects – APC group

August 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC), has said out of 116 inherited projects for priority completion in 2016, a total of twelve dams, three hydropower projects and seven irrigation projects among many others have been completed by the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. The APC think-tank group also disclosed that Buhari administration signed Executive Order 9 Read More

Over 52, 000​ PDP, APGA members join APC in Taraba

July 30, 2021 Andrew Ojih 0

No fewer than 52, 000 card carrying members of the Taraba state chapter of the People Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA)​ on Thursday decamped to the All Progressive Congress (APC). The​ PDP and APGA decampees are from Ib, Donga, Takum, Ussa and Wukari local government areas of the state. The member board of trustees APC, Read More

Taraba APC ward congress: Members kick against imposition

July 28, 2021 Andrew Ojih 0

As the All Progressive Congress (APC) prepares for its ward congresses this Saturday, members of the Taraba state chapter of the party Wednesday warned against imposition by big wings. Some card carrying members of the party who spoke to Blueprint in Jalingo said the leadership of the party must give room for a transparent process. A member of APC in Read More

Flood-affected Jalingo residents cry out over losses

July 12, 2021 Andrew Ojih 0

Residents of Jalingo, the Taraba state capital, Sunday cried out over the losses of their valuables to the early morning downpour that destroyed over 5,000 houses, farm lands and properties worth millions of naira. Some victims of the heavy downpour while moving from street to street in Jalingo to seek for assistance, expressed sadness that they have lost all they Read More

Re: FCC chairman in alleged certificate forgery

July 10, 2021 Musa Wada 0

When the Senate confirmed Dr. Muheeba Dankaka as the chairman of the Federal Character Commission (FCC), it ushered in a new era at the commission. Having been part of a 38-man list submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari for appointment into the commission, Dr. Dankaka, a native of Offa in Kwara state, was confirmed as the chairman of the commission on Read More