By Charles Akpeji- Jalingo
It is no longer news that Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku of Taraba State has joined the league of governors that run their states’ affairs from either the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) or overseas.
What people of the state find upsetting, however, is his failure to hand over power to his deputy before leaving. The situation has brought government activities to a standstill in the state.
And just like the governor, civil servants, as observed by our correspondent, no longer deem it fit to go to their areas of primary
assignments, as nothing has been put in place to monitor their activities.
Ishaku was last seen in the state on December 22, last year, few days after presentation of the 2020 appropriation bill to the state House of Assembly.
Currently, government activities are being executed in Abuja, where the Governor now resides. Apparently, the seat of power has been relocated to the FCT, as top government functionaries now shuttle between Taraba and Abuja to get files signed and memos approved by the Governor.
Also, the state House of Assembly has joined the queue of those using taxpayers’ money to charter flights to Abuja to pay homage to their boss.
For instance, shortly after signing the 2020 appropriation bill into law, the House leadership hurriedly took the budget to Ishaku in Abuja to sign it into law.
This development prompted the leadership of the major opposition party in the state, the All Progressives Congress (APC) to call on the state House of Assembly to, as a matter of urgency, invoke Section 190 Sub Section 2 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) and transmit power to the Deputy Governor, Engineer Haruna Manu.
The state chairman of APC, Barrister Ibrahim Tukur El-Sudi, wondered why Ishaku “has decided to desert the state without due process.” He reiterated his party’s determination to drag the governor to court, should the House continue to derail from its constitutional responsibilities.
El-Sudi said: “The governor’s absence from the state since last year has crippled government activities, as civil servants have also started to desert office. APC in the state would tread all legitimate paths to put the right pegs in the desired holes…”
The state secretariat, as at the time of filing this report, has become a shadow of itself. Some public servants agreed that government activities have been relocated to the federal capital territory.
But Ishaku’s long absence is also not going down well with members of the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Majority of them believed that, if such action was not urgently addressed, it would tell negatively on the party in 2023.
A newly married man, Mr Chidubem, has reportedly dissolved his marriage to Vivian Chidinma Chidubem, following a reckless comment by his wife, teaching how to murder husbands without using a knife or hot water as it is the trend these days.
. Chidubem spotted his wife’s comment on a Facebook group called ”Extraordinary mums and singles.” The woman expressed support for slaughtering of husband and even added that instead of using knife they should remove the brake of their husband’s car so that he can be involved in a fatal accident that will lead to death, but in case he manages to survive the accident, he will at least break his spinal code where he will be bedridden for life so ridden can be the only one to have him.
In a new report by the nations newspaper, no fewer than 33 people have been killed by bandits who invaded villages in Katsina.
According to ources the bandits carried out the killings in a commando-like style, leaving the villagers completely helpless.
David Adeleke known as davido recently posted some photos with a private jet and his Bentley, where he disclosed that he needed a new car and a new plane.
Well the two senior colleagues in the industry in the persons of Don Jazzy and Adekule Gold said he doesn’t.
In his post he wrote, ” I need a new car” and Don Jazzy bluntly said, No you don’t” while Adekunle gold said, ” You don’t abegg ahn ahn, ma pa now”.
Whatever that means?
A fresh scandal has reportedly erupted between Nigeria’s First Lady and the causing to Mr president, Mamman Daura.
Aisha Buhari who has again, vented her anger and frustrations against some individuals in the presidency, who she feels may be undermining her husband’s office.
According to sources, the First Lady In a statement made public on Wednesday, specifically charged the president’s relative, Mamman Daura and presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu of taking actions in the president’s name, even without the knowledge or approval of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Nigerian on-air personality Stephanie Coker received a special gift of a Bentley Continental sport car to celebrate this year’s Valentine’s day.
The OAP revealed on her Instagram that love of her life gifted her with Bentley Continental GT Coupe
The TV host shared eye-catching photos of her new ride on instagram on Friday.
Captioning the post, she wrote: Push present Valentine Edition. Thank you❤
Former American president Barack Obama, his daughter and his wife Michelle celebrated a snowy valentine.
Michelle who posted on her IG page wrote, “Happy Valentine ‘s day my loves, you makes even the coldest days seems warm“.
In what was thought to be a magnificent and lovely day in the life of a Nigerian young man and his loving girlfriend in the midst of his colleagues, ended in disaster.
Online report states that a young man got fired after his girlfriend threw a surprise party for him at work on valentines day. It’s believed that whilst the party was going on with loud music and shouts, management was also debating on ways to reduce staff to cut down cost.
Management stormed the party to shut it down and fired the gentleman right in the face of his colleagues.Some social media users blame the lady for his loss. Whilst others branded her as an agent of the devil, others are of the view that she was just being a loving girlfriend.
The controversy which jas been trending between Kannywood star actress Maryam Booth, and her estranged boyfriend Deezell has taken a new dimension.
Deezell is said to have filled a ten million naira suit against Mary and 5 other persons who are also accusing him of the same crime.
The duo has been battling over an alleged leaked nude video of Maryam Booth, which according to her Ibrahim Deezell, a musician, who is also her ex was then one responsible for post the video.
Maryam had claimed that there said Deezell has been blackmailing her for money or he will release the nude video.
However, Deezell in his own part denied the knowledge of the video and said he wasn’t responsible for the leak.
Ex Big Brother Naija reality star popularly known as Tboss has celebrated valentine with cute little daughter.
TBoss who posted on her IG page says there’s no greater love than a mothers love.