Covid-19: Ishaku donates food items to KUW staff

May 14, 2020 Andrew Ojih 0

Taraba state governor, Darius Dickson Ishaku, Wednesday donated food palliatives to Kwararafa University, Wukari staff to cushion the effects of the lockdown posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Ishaku who donated the food items in Wukari stated that he donated the food items based on  the circumstances the university’s staff are going through during  this period  of lockdown. The vice chancellor Read More

Ishaku mourns as another serving Commissioner dies in Taraba

May 8, 2020 Andrew Ojih 0

Taraba state Governor, Arc. Darius  Ishaku, on Friday expressed sadness over the death of Commissioner for Poverty Alleviation, Mr. Naphtali Kefas. He said the demise of Kefas has robbed the state of the services of a patriotic and hard working gentleman.  Kefas is the second serving commissioner to have died after the Commissioner for Rural Development, Hon. Makus Senlo, died in Read More

Breaking: In Taraba, runaway Covid-19 patient returns as govt rejects 100 almajiris from Nasarawa

May 4, 2020 Andrew Ojih 0

The Taraba state government has found Mrs Talatu Idris, the Covid-19 positive patient who escaped from the state isolation centre. The Chairman of the Taraba state Covid-19 Technical Committee, Dr Innocent Vakai, who made this known while briefing newsman in Jalingo did not disclose how she was found. Vakai also said that the state government has rejected 100 students of Read More

Breaking: Taraba confirms 2 new Covid-19 cases

April 27, 2020 Andrew Ojih 0

Taraba state Governor, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku, Monday confirmed a new report of two more cases of coronavirus infection in the state, 24 hours after six initial index were recorded Ishaku in a press statement signed by his special adviser on media and publicity, Mr. Bala Dan Abu, and made available to Blueprint in Jalingo said the two cases were verified Read More

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Breaking: 8 months after, Police arraign suspected kidnap kingpin Wadume

March 16, 2020 Editor 0

You still remember Bala Hamisu popularly known as Wadume whose chase and eventual capture led to death of special Inspector General of Police squad in Taraba last year. He and 18 others have finally been arraigned before a Federal High Court in Abuja by the Nigerian Police Force for terrorism, murder, kidnapping and illegal arms running before . Wadume arrived the Read More

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Ishaku has not committed any offence -Taraba Assembly

February 26, 2020 Editorial III 0

Taraba House of Assembly has passed a vote of confidence on Governor Darius Ishaku contrary to calls by the opposition for his impeachment following his prolonged absence from the state. The lawmakers said he has not committed any offence and was providing good governance to the people of Taraba state. Ishaku’s last official outing in Taraba state was on December Read More

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Corruption charges: Ex- Taraba gov Nyame remains in jail, Supreme Court rules

February 7, 2020 Editor 0

The earlier conviction and sentence of a former Governor of Taraba State, Jolly Name, to 12 years imprisonment for N1.6bn corruption charges has been affirmed by the Supreme Court on Friday. n a judgment on Friday, a five-man panel of the Supreme Court said Nyame’ appeal partially succeeded.The apex court upheld the portion of the Court of Appeal judgment relating Read More

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Minimum wage: Labour exposes govs as Kwara, Niger raise concerns; Taraba adamant *See states on workers’ strike list

February 5, 2020 Editor 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Tuesday said 16 states of the federation were yet to implement the M30,000 national minimum wage, while 16 others  had commenced implementation. NLC President Ayuba Wabba, who announced this at the National Administrative Council (NAC) of the congress, said its state councils had already been empowered to mobilise their members to withdraw their services once there Read More

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Breaking: Taraba gov signs 2020 budget into law

January 24, 2020 Editor 0

The Taraba state governor, Arch. Darius Dickson Ishaku, has signed into law the 2020 appropriation bill of two hundred and fifteen billion, eight hundred and twenty-three million, five hundred and seventy-six thousand and eight hundred and ten naira (N215,823,576,810:00) christened: “budget of accelerated growth and development”. The figure represents an increase of two billion, one hundred and ninety-one million, five Read More

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Why LG election has failed to hold in Taraba – TSIEC chairman

January 7, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Chairman of Taraba State Independent Electoral Commission (TSIEC), Dr. Philip Duwe, on Monday said insecurity in some parts of the state was responsible for the delay in the conduct of the local government council election in the state. Duwe, who disclosed this in an interview with journalists in Jalingo, said the commission and the government were willing to conduct Read More

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Stop distracting Ishaku, clergyman tells politicians

January 6, 2020 Editorial III 0

The leader of the Southern Conference of the United Methodist Church of Nigeria UMCN, Reverend Philip Micah Dopah Sunday charged politicians who are currently biding to succeed Governor Darius Ishaku in  2023 to stop their early permutations on the next governorship poll in the state. Dopah, who stated in Jalingo during an exclusive interview with Blueprint said desperate politicians should Read More

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I ll’ do my best to meet the needs of my people- Sen. Bwacha

December 30, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Senator representing the Taraba South  Emmanuel Bwacha on Monday said he would channel his energies towards the development of his zone. Bwacha, who stated this  while answering questions from journalists in  his country home, Mararaba village in Donga local government area of the state said he has within the limit of his resources impacted positively on the lives of Read More

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Adamu: Emergence of a media avatar in Taraba

December 27, 2019 Editorial III 0

Last Sunday morning, a close buddy and professional colleague named Barr. Danjuma Anyeze Adamu called to inform me that he had just been appointed as Commissioner for Information and Reorientation in the administration of Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba state. He said he had to call me to break the news personally because he would not want me to hear Read More

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Jukun elders laud Ishaku on commissioner’s appointment

December 24, 2019 Editorial III 0

 The Jukun Elders Forum on Monday lauded Taraba state governor, Darius Ishaku for appointing Danjuma Adamu to serve under his cabinet as Commissioner of Information. The spokesman of the forum, Agyoyu Sabastine, while briefing newsmen in Jalingo said the appointment of Adamu to such important state assignment was double honour done to sons and daughters   of Kwararafa kingdom. “We commend Read More

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Gov Ishaku: Taking Taraba to greater heights

December 5, 2019 Editorial III 0

Darius, the son of Ishaku, exudes humble persona. Darius, governor of Taraba state, displays pragmatism in the art of governance. These are my reporter’s first-time impressions and assessment of Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba state on meeting him for the first time at Government House in Jalingo, the state capital, while working on a project to assess achievements of state Read More

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Darius Ishaku: Epitome of humility and pragmatism

December 4, 2019 Editorial III 0

Darius, the son of Ishaku, exudes humble persona. Darius, the Governor of Taraba State, displays pragmatism in the art of governance. These are my reporter’s first-time impressions and assessment of the Darius  Ishaku, the Governor of Taraba State, on  meeting him for the first time at the Government House in Jalingo capital of Taraba State, while working on a project Read More

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Breaking: Joseph ascends as Taraba Speaker, Peter ‘dethroned’

December 2, 2019 Editor 0

Majority Leader Joseph Albasu Alkinjoh has just emerged as the Taraba State House of Assembly, hours after Peter Abel Diah resigned. Similarly, Abdullahi Hamman Adama, from Bali II constituency, emerged as the deputy Speaker, while Rtd Capt. Douglas Ndatse is the Majority Leader. Speaker Alkinjoh is representing the people of Lau constituency in the Assembly. The change in the House’s Read More

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No Muslim denied admission in Taraba nursing college – Provost

November 11, 2019 Editorial III 0

Provost, Taraba State College of Nursing and Midwifery, Mr. Augustine Nfor, Sunday denied allegations that the school management only favoured Christians in the admission process. Nfor, who spoke to Blueprint in Jalingo through the college public relations officer, Mr. Nwunwi D.J Gideon, said the 2019 admission into the college was done purely on merit. He added that those admitted got Read More

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Breaking: Tribunal affirms Okowa, Ishaku as Delta, Taraba govs

September 20, 2019 Editor 0

The Delta State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Asaba, the state capital, on Friday upheld the election of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of the Peoples Democratic Party, declaring him as the authentic winner of the March, 9, 2019 governorship election. Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Great Ogboru, had in a petition marked EPT/DT/GOV/01/2019, challenged the victory of Okowa at Read More

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Taraba’s health sector under Gov Ishaku

September 20, 2019 Editorial III 0

Governor Darius Ishaku marked 100 days in office recently. ANDREW OJIH writes on his scorecard in the health sector. For the people of Taraba state, Governor Darius Ishaku has raised the bar of expectations of better things to come in the health sector. The executive secretary, Taraba State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Alhaji Aminu Jauro, said the governor’s achievements in Read More