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Jukun Youths express worry over renewed insecurity in Southern Taraba

… Says Bandits Kidnap, maim, burn classrooms By Femi Bolaji Youths under the aegis of a Jukun Youth Cultural Development Association have expressed worry over the renewed spate of kidnappings, arson, and destruction of valuable properties by bandits in some parts of Taraba south. The group at a briefing in Jalingo, Taraba state capital, Friday,
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Suspects Who Collected Beer, Recharge Cards, Others As Ransom Arrested In Taraba

  The police have arrested two persons – Mohammed Adamu and Mohammed Isa – alleged to be collaborating with suspected bandits in Taraba State, north-east Nigeria. Adamu and Isa were said to have collected cartons of beer, cigarette, and recharge cards worth over four million naira from the family of their victim. They were paraded … Continue reading Suspects Who Collected Beer, Recharge Cards, Others As Ransom Arrested In Taraba Read Full Story

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Police Bust Bandits’ Hideout, Arrest Suspected Ritualist In Taraba

  Police in Taraba State have taken the fight against insecurity to a bandits’ hideout, arresting four of them while a suspected ritualist was apprehended elsewhere. The arrested suspects are part of bandits who have been terrorising some parts of Taraba by kidnapping residents, said a senior police officer, Adenirun Kunle. Kunle, who is the … Continue reading Police Bust Bandits’ Hideout, Arrest Suspected Ritualist In Taraba Read Full Story

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Taraba Receives 56,250 Doses Of AstraZeneca Vaccines

  The Taraba State government has taken delivery of its first batch of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines for onward vaccination of its residents through the Primary Health Care Development Agency (PHCDA). A total of 56,250 doses of the vaccines were sent to the state via the Yola International Airport in the north-eastern part of the … Continue reading Taraba Receives 56,250 Doses Of AstraZeneca Vaccines Read Full Story

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Taraba receives 56,250 doses of COVID-19 vaccine

Taraba receives 56,250 doses of COVID-19 vaccineBy Gabriel Yough The government of Taraba has received 56,250 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from the federal government. Dr Ebenezer Apake, permanent secretary of the Department of Health, received the vaccine on behalf of the state government in a brief ceremony in Jalingo on Thursday. Apake described the vaccine’s arrival as a bold step towards tackling the growing wave of deadly viruses in the state. “To win the war against the pandemic, 80% of the population must be vaccinated. “I want to call on people, especially frontline health workers who will benefit from the first tranche, to take advantage of the vaccination. “Although the vaccine is here with us, we have to stick to the protocol of social distancing and wearing the face mask,” he said. Dr Jauro Hassan, Executive Secretary of Taraba Primary Health Care Development Agency, said the government has trained 254 workers in the state’s 16 […]

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Taraba receives 56,250 doses of COVID-19 vaccine

Taraba Government has received 56,250 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from Federal Government. Dr Ebenezer Apake, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health received the vaccine on behalf of the state government at a brief ceremony in Jalingo on Thursday. Apake described the arrival of the vaccine as a bold step towards tackling the rising wave of the
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Taraba receive 56,250 AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

By Femi Bolaji Taraba state has taken delivery of 56,250 doses of the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine. The vaccine arrived the premises of Taraba State Primary Health Care Development Agency, TSPHCDA, at exactly 10am. The Director of the agency for Immunization and disease control, Dr Kenneth Tijos, who presenter the vaccine to the state government, said
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Insecurity: Gunmen Kidnap Toddler, Five Others In Taraba

  No fewer than six persons travelling from Wukari to Takum Local Government Area of Taraba State have been abducted by suspected bandits in the early hours of Tuesday. The acting Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Leha Reform, confirmed the incident to Channels Television via a telephone interview. According to him, the incident … Continue reading Insecurity: Gunmen Kidnap Toddler, Five Others In Taraba Read Full Story

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Insecurity: 600 Army Officers Undergo Three-Month Training In Taraba

  The Nigerian Army has trained 606 personnel to help nip in the bud, the insecurity bedevilling the country including the activities of insurgents in the North East. The military personnel were trained at the 20 Model Battalion, Serti in Gashaka Local Government Area of Taraba State where they were made to undergo intensive leadership … Continue reading Insecurity: 600 Army Officers Undergo Three-Month Training In Taraba Read Full Story

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Why Taraba ASUU Declares Indefinite Strike

Why Taraba ASUU Declares Indefinite StrikeThe Taraba State University chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has declared a total, comprehensive and indefinite strike action to press home their demands. According to ASUU Chairman, Samuel Shitaa, the union’s demands include the non-availability of the pension scheme, earned academic allowances, perimeter fencing among several others in the institution. The declaration of the strike is coming a few days after the state government paid off the four months’ salary arrears owed academic staff of the institution. “The outstanding salaries are not the issues in contention, because we are agitating for our rights. One of our issues on the ground is that of the pension scheme, which the institution has no arrangement to that effect,” he said. “On the issue of earned academic allowances, it has not been attended to since 2013. We mentioned the issue of perimeter fence and they said they have started, but […]

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R.E.V.E.A.L.E.D: Helicopter drops arms for bandits in Benue, Taraba, Borno, ACF alleges

…urges FG to ban flight over Benue, Taraba, Borno By Ibrahim HassanWuyo The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has appealed to the Federal Government to extend its “no fly zone” order on other states with security challenges like Zamfara. ACF congratulated the people and government of Zamfara state on the safe release of the kidnapped school
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Insecurity: Extend flight ban to Benue, Taraba, Borno, ACF tells Buhari

Godwin Isenyo, Kaduna The pan-Northern socio-political organization, Arewa Consultative Forum, has asked the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to declare parts of the country ravaged by bandits and insurgents “a no flying zone” as done in Zamfara State. The President, following the kidnap and subsequent release of the 279 students of […] Read Full Story

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Taraba ASUU Declares Indefinite Strike

  The Taraba State University chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has declared a total, comprehensive and indefinite strike action to press home their demands. According to ASUU Chairman, Samuel Shitaa, the union’s demands include the non-availability of the pension scheme, earned academic allowances, perimeter fencing among several others in the institution. … Continue reading Taraba ASUU Declares Indefinite Strike Read Full Story

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Coronavirus – Nigeria: Community informants use mobile data collection tools to strengthen COVID-19 surveillance

Coronavirus – Nigeria: Community informants use mobile data collection tools to strengthen COVID-19 surveillanceWith the second wave of the COVID-19 outbreak in Nigeria, WHO is helping the government leverage the existing Acute Flaccid Paralysis Automatic Detection and Reporting System (AVADAR) to strengthen community-based disease surveillance. In 731 departments across eleven (11) states at high risk of COVID-19, WHO is supporting the engagement of more than 670 AVADAR informants to conduct internal surveillance for COVID-19 and report suspected cases of COVID-19, raise awareness and support contact tracing in communities. So far, informants have delivered COVID 19 prevention messages to more than 85,000 households in Kaduna, Kano, Jigawa, Katsina, Sokoto, Zamfara, Kebbi, Bauchi, Taraba, Borno and Yobe states. “Community members trust us because we are an integral part of the communities in which we work,” says Mustapha, an AVADAR informant based in Kano state. “We speak the same language and have been known to our communities since the days of AFP polio surveillance. Thus, involving […]

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Taraba Resident Doctors Suspend Strike, Lose Member To COVID-19

  The Association of Resident Doctors in Taraba State has suspended its over seven-week-old indefinite strike action. This is sequel to the state government’s intervention in meeting some of its demands, while others are receiving attention at various levels. President of the association, Ahmed Gabriel disclosed this to journalists at a press briefing in Jalingo, … Continue reading Taraba Resident Doctors Suspend Strike, Lose Member To COVID-19 Read Full Story