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

N/Convention: I won’t tolerate godfatherism as APC chair – Moniedafe

June 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), one of the chairmanship aspirants and former chairman of the defucnt Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Sunny Sylvester Moniedafe, has promised that his leadership would not tolerate godfatherism in the choice of candidates for elections. Moniedafe also promised to ensure the provisions Read More

Taraba: Angry youth burn houses over businessman’s killing

June 22, 2021 Andrew Ojih 0

Angry youth Monday set several houses ablaze in Angwan Loh in Donadda town of Lau local government council of Taraba state to protest the killing of a young businessman identified as Sanusi Yakubu. Sources said the course of the protest was the gruesome killing of one Sanusi Yakubu, an indigene of the town, who was alleged to have been hacked Read More

Blueprint Newspapers’ eagle eye spotted my performance in education – Gov Ishaku

May 31, 2021 Andrew Ojih 0

Taraba state Governor Darius Ishaku, Saturday, lauded Blueprint Newspapers for having an eagle eye to discover his performance in education. Governor Ishaku stated this in Jalingo while interacting with newsmen to mark his six years in office. He said his administration since assumption of office six years ago made education a hub for the entire North-east. He added that when Read More

Nguroje mourns Mama Taraba

May 8, 2021 Editorial III 0

Former Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives and chairman, Governing Council for the Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC), Hon. Babangida Nguroje, has discribed the late Aisha Alhassan as a philantrophist and successful business woman who has left an indelible mark on the sans of time. In a statement on Saturday, Hon. Nguroje sympathised with the immediate family of the deceased, the Read More

‘Mama Taraba’ was exceptional, generous, compassionate, Bala Bello mourns ex-women affairs Minister

May 8, 2021 Editor 0

The Executive Director (Corporate Services), Nigeria Export-Import Bank, Dr. Bala Mohammed Bello, has described the former Minister of Women Affairs and gubernatorial candidate in Taraba state, late Aisha Jummai Alhassan, popularly known as ‘Mama Taraba’ as a woman with exceptional generosity and compassion. Dr. Bello in a statement made available to journalists on Saturday said, ‘The entire nation was shocked Read More

Aisha Alhassan stood by me through thick and thin, Atiku mourns

May 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubabar has said that, with the death of the former Minister of Women Affairs and gubernatorial candidate in Taraba State, Sen. Aisha Alhassan, Nigeria has lost yet another impactful female politician in our recent memory. Reacting to her death, Atiku said in a statement in Abuja on Friday evening that “Aisha Alhassan was a Read More

Taraba agog as Blueprint nominates Ishaku for award

May 6, 2021 Andrew Ojih 0

Taraba state capital and other major towns in the state Thursday was agog as news broke that Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku has been nominated for an award by the management of Blueprint newspaper. The jubilation which started from ATC area in Jalingo had students of the Taraba State University, politicians and market women shouting “Daram! Dam Dam.” Some students that Read More

Taraba: Imam thumbs up Ishaku over support for sports

April 26, 2021 Andrew Ojih 0

The Taraba state commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Alhaji Ibrahim Imam, on Monday commended Governor Darius Ishaku over his support for sporting activities in the state. The Commissioner gave the commendation at the Jolly Nyame Stadium Jalingo during a dinner in honour of athletes who took part at the Just concluded National Sports Festival tagged Edo twenty twenty. He Read More

INEC loses 3 in Borno auto crash

April 19, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had expressed sadness over death of its three staffers involved an auto crash in Borno state. The staffers who lost their lives were Adamu Mohammed Electoral officer, (Biu LGA), Abubakar Hamma Joda and Suleiman Umar (Assistant Electoral Officers), Damboa LGA), while five others sustained injuries. According to a statement on Monday by National Commissioner Read More

Bauchi police arrest robbers for stealing N3.4m items, cash

April 9, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Bauchi state police command has arrested suspected armed robbers and conspirators who allegedly broke into houses on 25th March 2021 at Zango area of the state capital with dangerous weapons and robbed occupants of some valuable items which include phones, laptops, motorcycles, plasma televisions and jewelry worth N3, 159, 000 and a cash of sum of N290, 000. The state Read More

Ishaku to northern govs: Tackle drug consumption now

April 8, 2021 Andrew Ojih 0

Taraba state Governor Darius Ishaku, Wednesday, urged governors of the 19 northern states to throw their weight behind the campaign of their respective wives to check drug addiction and rehabilitate victims. Gov Ishakuh made the call when he received in the audience a delegation of Wives of Northern States Governors Forum led by Mrs Aminat Bello, wife of the Niger Read More

31-year-old man commits​ suicide in Taraba

April 1, 2021 Andrew Ojih 0

A 31-year-old man, Jivini Jonnan Timothy, Wednesday, in Wukari local government area of Taraba state drank a substance known as snipper and died. It was gathered that Jivinni out of anger drank snipper because his wife to be quit with him for her ex-lover. Blueprint learnt that Jivini and his wife to be did their traditional wedding on March​ 21, Read More

NEDC and Alkali’s leadership with a human face

March 30, 2021 Solomon Audu 0

It is no longer news that the Boko Haram crisis in North-East Nigeria has devastated economy of the region, and humanitarian crisis is the order of the day. The North East region of Nigeria is made up of Borno, Adamawa, Yobe, Bauchi, Gombe and Taraba States. These states are ravaged by the Boko Haram insurgency since 2009. In this violent Read More

Wukari residents in fear, lament increasing rate of kidnapping

March 19, 2021 Andrew Ojih 0

Residents of Wukari local government area of Taraba state on Friday expressed worry over the increasing rate of kidnapping in area. The president of the Jukun Youth Cultural Development Association, Mr. Nafinji Danjuma, while briefing newsmen in Jalingo lamented that the issue of kidnapping in Wukari is getting worse. He said that on the 5th February, 2021 at precisely 7:30pm, Read More

Taraba gets 56,250 AstraZenecavaccines

March 11, 2021 Andrew Ojih 0

The Taraba state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Innocent Vakkai Thursday stated that the state has received 56,250 AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. Vakkai, who stated this in Jalingo said the vaccine is primarily at the moment targeted to front line workers and those at the isolation centers. The permanent secretary, Ministry of Health, Mr Ebenezer Apakhe, spoke on behalf of his commissioner Read More

AK 47 comment: Ortom, Ishaku equally guilty – Iliyasu

February 24, 2021 Najib Sani 0

An elder statesman in Bauchi state and former governorship aspirant, Alhaji Ahmad Iliyasu, has condemned what he described as ‘nonsensical political statements by politicians, saying the elite ought to be mindful of their utterances so as not to cause disunity in the nation. Iliyasu, who holds the traditional title of Sardaunan Misau made the remarks in a press release issued Read More

Ishaku urges NAFDAC to support new manufacturing companies

February 23, 2021 Andrew Ojih 0

Taraba state governor, Darius Dickson Ishaku, Monday called on the National Agency for Foods Drug Administration and Control, (NAFDAC), to support new and promising manufacturing. Ishaku made the call during a courtesy visit to the director general of the agency, Professor Mojisola Adeyeye. During the courtesy visit, the governor briefed the director general on the efforts his administration made that Read More

Jalingo: Motorists fret over unofficial increase in fuel pump price

February 22, 2021 Andrew Ojih 0

Motorists in Taraba state, Sunday, expressed worry over the sudden increase in the pump price of fuel from N164 to N180 per litre. Some motorists while reacting to the sudden increase said the hike of the petrol price is unbearable to both Tarabans and indeed Nigerians. A motorist, Babaganna Kudu while speaking with Blueprint in Jalingo lamented that the hike Read More