• Taraba’s former Governor Nyame pleads no case submission in alleged N1.64bn fraud

    Taraba’s former Governor Nyame pleads no case submission in alleged N1.64bn fraud

    According to reports, the EFCC on Tuesday closed its case against former Taraba governor Rev. Jolly Nyame, who is standing trial before an FCT High Court on charges of N1.6bn fraud.

    The EFCC’s counsel, Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), told the court that the prosecution had decided this morning to close the case against the former governor.

    In response, the lead defence counsel, Mr. Omosanya Popoola, said that he would file a “No case submission.”

    “In view of the closure of the prosecution case, we […]

  • Taraba governor alarmed at fresh Boko Haram influx

    Taraba governor alarmed at fresh Boko Haram influx

    Taraba State governor, Darius Ishaku has raised alarm over fresh influx of Boko Haram members into the state.

    Speaking to senators who paid him a visit at his office, he said the influx has made the state relatively unsafe, following recent attacks which gave rise to internally displaced persons, IDPs. He also said recent arrests and interrogations by security agents indicated a high rate of influx to the state.

    The senators were in the state on fact-finding mission to IDPs camps in […]

  • PDP endorses ambassadorial-nominee from Taraba

    PDP endorses ambassadorial-nominee from Taraba

    According to reports, the Taraba Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Wednesday endorsed the appointment of Malam Mustapha Jaji as an ambassadorial-nominee from the state.

    The State’s PDP Chairman, Mr Victor Bala, announced the endorsement at a news briefing in Jalingo.

    According to him, President Muhammadu Buhari has the right to give political appointment to any qualified Nigerian irrespective of party affiliation.

    “The President has the right to appoint every qualified Nigerian into any available office. Therefore, I am very happy […]

  • Governor Ishaku pardons 21 prisoners in Taraba

    Governor Ishaku pardons 21 prisoners in Taraba

    Governor of Taraba State, Darius Ishaku, has Friday granted state pardon to 21 prisoners that were serving different jail terms in the state, a statement said.

    Mr. Darius’ Chief Press Secretary, Hassan Mijinyawa, said the pardon was a gesture carried out in line with the powers conferred on the governor by section 212 sub-sections 1 of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 as amended.

    He said the governor pardoned the 21 convicts following the recommendations of the State Advisory […]

  • Taraba speaker’s driver stabbed for foiling kidnap attempt on speaker’s daughter

    Taraba speaker’s driver stabbed for foiling kidnap attempt on speaker’s daughter

    A driver to the speaker of Taraba state house of assembly was stabbed with a knife by a kidnapper who attempted to kidnap a daughter of the speaker at his house in Jalingo, Taraba state capital.

    According to one of the drivers attached to the speaker who was in the house at the time of the incident but do not want his name in print, the kidnapper came with a lady who stayed close to the gate of the house of […]

  • Police arrest alleged killer of Lagos forex leader in Taraba

    Police arrest alleged killer of Lagos forex leader in Taraba

    The Lagos State Police Command has arrested Tanko Abdulateef, a 22-year-old security guard, who allegedly killed his employer, Mabel Mba Okafor, in Ajah area on August 17.

    The suspect, who was arrested from his hide-out in Bali, Taraba State, was said to have stabbed to death his boss, a Bureau De Change owner, Mabel Mang Okafor.

    The 50-year-old Okafor was found dead in the pool of her blood in her room at Close 9 house J68B -Ajah Lekki

    The suspect took away valuable […]

  • NDLEA destroys hectares of cannabis farmland in Taraba

    NDLEA destroys hectares of cannabis farmland in Taraba

    An attempt by drug barons to introduce once again the cultivation of cannabis sativa in an interior forest of Taraba State has been repelled by the officers and men of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.

    The operation was carried out in Januwa Ngida Forest, Takum Local Government Area of Taraba State, according to the Command’s NDLEA spokesman, Peter Archibong.

    Archibong said it is on record that the Command had always been on the alert in checking such nefarious activities.

    A statement by […]

  • Police recovers 142 cows, 26 sheep stolen in Taraba

    Police recovers 142 cows, 26 sheep stolen in Taraba

    The Police, Taraba Command, on Saturday presented to newsmen 142 cows and 26 sheep it recovered from suspected cattle rustlers in Serti, Gashaka Council Area of the state.

    The State’s Commissioner of Police, Mr Yakubu Babas, told newsmen in Jalingo that the animals were intercepted in collaboration with Tabital Pulaaku Vigilance Group.

    According to him, the police recovered the animals after a gun battle with the suspected cattle rustlers.

    “On the receipt of the intelligence information, a team of policemen with vigilantes were […]

  • Pastor converts to Islam in Taraba (Photo)

    Pastor converts to Islam in Taraba (Photo)

    A pastor (pictured below) with a church in Taraba state yesterday converted to the Muslim faith at the Uthman Bin Fodio Mosque in Jalingo, the Taraba state capital. He is now to be known as Suleiman Mafindi.

    A pastor (pictured above) with a church in Taraba state yesterday converted to the Muslim faith at the Uthman Bin Fodio Mosque in Jalingo, the Taraba state capital. He is now to be known as Suleiman

  • Shock in Taraba as Goat Gives Birth to Human-like Creature (Photos)

    Shock in Taraba as Goat Gives Birth to Human-like Creature (Photos)

    A goat has delivered something many have called a human-goat leaving many residents of Taraba State in shock.

    Residents of Taraba State have been left in total shock after a goat gave birth to something with the skin of a human baby. Many have called it a human-goat.

    According to reports, the shocking incident left many asking what or who might have slept with the goat to give birth to such a thing. Some have alleged that the goat might have had […]

  • Teenager arrested for possession of arms in Taraba

    Teenager arrested for possession of arms in Taraba

    An unidentified teenager has been arrested by the Taraba State Police Command for allegedly being in possession of ammunition and dangerous weapons.

     

    A special squad involved in mopping up firearms in the state arrested the 18-year-old suspect and other persons involved in several crimes ranging from armed robbery, kidnapping, cattle rustling as well as unlawful possession of firearms.

    The state Commissioner of Police, CP, Shaba Alkali, disclosed this while briefing journalists on Thursday.

    Speaking on the command’s achievement in fighting crime, the CP […]