Mr. and Mrs. David Dickson Ishaku joined in Holy Matrimony at CRC-N Jalingo.
David Darius Ishaku, Taraba Governor’s son, Darius Dickson Ishaku, was on Saturday joined in holy matrimony to Dorcas Shekari, at the Christian Reformed Church in Nations (CRCN) Jalingo, amidst pomp and pageantry.
In a Sermon delivered by Bishop Anglican communion Jalingo, has as its topic, “Purposes of Marriage” took his reading from the book of Gen. 2:18.
According to him, there is a purpose for every divine agenda and that man is not a product of chance or an afterthought.
“God has a purpose for creating every human being. Marriage also exists for a purpose. For God said I would make him a helpmate. People celebrate ceremony but beyond ceremony there is marriage. People who don’t know the purpose of marriage abuse it”, he stated.
He listed the five purposes of marriage to include: act as spiritual reinforcement, marriage was created to provide help, marriage is instituted for procreation, marriage exists for companionship and to avoid sexual immorality.
Legendary gospel music artiste, Panam Percy Paul, led a special ministration, preceded by the wife of the governor and mother of the groom, Anna Darius Ishaku who rendered a special number with her schoolmates at Gindiri Old Students Association (GOSA).
Gov. Darius Ishaku in like manner with his schoolmates at St Paul’s Boys School Wusasa Zaria (1972 set), also rendered a special number to the delight of the congregation.
The son of the Taraba State Governor, Gibuiya David Ishaku weds his bride Dorcas Bala Shekari today, 28th July, 2018 at CRCN Church, Doruwa, Jalingo. Gibuiya is an Electrical Engineer while Dorcas is a Medical Doctor.
Several dignitaries from the length and breadth of Nigeria are already in Jalingo to attend the wedding. The wife of the Taraba state Governor, Barr. Anna Ishaku organized a dinner party at the wedding eve for her guests at the Government House, Jalingo.
Governor Darius Ishaku, also attended the dinner, which together with his wife, danced merrily to the admiration of special guests present.
Some of the notable guests include wives of Governors and deputy Governors of Nassarawa, Bauchi, Kaduna, Plateau and several others, including wives of Senators and Hon. Members.
There was traditional dancing, live bands, eating and drinking with rib cracking jokes to entertain the guests and make them feel at home.
We wish to welcome our teaming guests from all over Nigeria and wish the couple a happy married life.
In preparation for the 2019 general election, a youth group under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Taraba state on Saturday launched project win your polling unit for governor Darius Ishaku.
Project win your polling unit is a group formed by PDP youth in the state, aimed at sensitizing voters on how to chose their leaders come 2019, and as well canvas support for governor Darius Ishaku for second term.
Performing the ceremony at the banquet hall of the Catholic Cathedral mile six Jalingo, chairman of the occasion Barr. Yusufu Akirikwen who is also the Taraba state attorney general and commissioner for justice commended the group for coming up with a great initiative that would help give PDP it desire victory come 2019.
Akirikwen said if voters at the wards and units level are properly sensitized, the victory for governor Darius Ishaku and the PDP as a whole would be a landslide.
Earlier, coordinator of the group ( project win your polling unit for governor Darius Ishaku) Hon. Terna Anzamber said they were moved to form the group by the spirit of governor Ishaku’s achievements in the state in other to make Taraba become one of the greatest states in the country.
Anzamber stated that the group was convinced to canvas support for governor Ishaku, base on the governor’s track record of achievements in the state, mostly in the areas of rural infrastructure and social amenities to alleviate the initial deplorable condition of the people of state.
Elder Dennis Orkuma Nev, the Taraba state coordinator new partnership for African development, on his part commended the group (project win your polling unit for governor Darius Ishaku) for having the interest of Taraba state at heart by supporting governor Ishaku for his 2019 governorship bid.
Nev charge members of the group and other well-meaning citizens of Taraba to teem up with governor Ishaku to actualize his second term ambition come 2019.
In a renewed bid to cushion the hardship of the Ramadan fast, the Speaker of the Taraba State House of Assembly, Hon. Abel Peter Diah, has donated food items to Muslims of his constituency in Sardauna Local Government Area.
The Speaker stated that the gesture was done to uphold the objective of the Ramadan which is, sharing with the less privileged and to show his support to his own people.
He stated candidly, “ I cannot give you all you need during this spiritual period, but the little I provide is to support you during this fast as one of the objectives of the exercise is sharing with the less Privileged.
“My request to our Muslim faithfuls during this time is a plea for the maintenance of the sacredness of this holy month. Let us pray for peace so that we can have a united Mbamnga Constituency, Sardauna Local Government Area, Taraba State and the Country at large.
“Let us also not forget to pray for our leaders both traditional and political so they can succeed in their efforts as they keep working for a United and prosperous nation” he pleaded.
The food items were distributed to the eight wards and 48 polling units in his constituency.
As part of Democracy Day celebration, the Taraba State Governor, Darius Dickson Ishaku, has provided 30 tractors as well as several rice threshing machines, ambulances, Toyota Hilux vans and a cooling van to enhance primary health care in the state.
During the Democracy Day ceremony at the Jolly Nyame Stadium in Jalingo Tuesday, Ishaku reeled out his administration’s achievements during the last three years which included the construction of a Greenhouse where he said seedlings would be produced and distributed to farmers as out-growers.
According to him, the Dangote Sugar Industry had commenced operation after 13 years and that 3000 teachers had been recruited while 10,000 classroom furniture had been procured.
The Governor also boasted of empowering over 3000 youths and women in various skills as well as created the Ministries of Power and Mining. He also disclosed that two countries had approached Taraba for the supply of cocoa and sesame seeds.
He also promised to construct a sophisticated water scheme that would last 25 years with the capacity of providing 75 million liters per day.
Gov. Ishaku, who addressed a large crowd of supporters, however, stated that the provision of 30 tractors was due to the fact that the Tractor Hiring Unit(THU) in the state had failed to produce results hence the need to ‘change strategies’.
The Taraba Governor, whose policy thrust is tagged ‘Rescue Mission’, however, regretted that the only area where his administration had not touched was Tourism, which he attributed to the issue of insecurity.
Earlier in the day, Gov. Ishaku commissioned some township roads as well as flagged off others including the Abuja Phase one- NNPC road.
The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Jalingo, The Most Rev. Dr. Charles Hammawa on Monday condemned the attack on Secret Heart Minor Seminary Jalingo, where a priest was badly wounded with gunshot.
Hammawa who described the attack as regrettable urged government to be more serious in handling security issues in the country. “It is regrettable that as a church, we are only modeling the children to be good citizens of the country, but we are now being attacked unprovoked.
“We thank God no life was lost in the incident, though my priest Rev. Fr. Cornelius Koba was shot in the leg. This is one attack too many. Fr. Koba had only told the Fulani herdsmen to stop grazing on the school premises and they came after him in the dead of the night.
“For the Fulani herdsmen to attack us in Jalingo, is an indication that our security situation in this country has become extremely bad.
“The primary responsibility of government is the protection of lives and property and we will continue to call on the government to sit up,” he said. The Bishop explained that all the students that ran into the bush for safety during the attack which happened around 1 am today have all returned.
He noted that the school has been closed temporarily for one week to enable the children to go home and overcome the trauma before they can continue studies.
Rev Fr. Koba who was shot in the leg during the attack told journalists that the attackers stormed the Seminary in their numbers and head to his room where he was attacked.
“They also shot and brew the windscreen of my car. One of them opened fire at my window and destroyed my television set and other properties. “My offense is that I often ask them to stop invading our school for grazing and stop cutting down our trees to feed their cows.
“They came around 1 am and got a student whom they ordered to take them to my room. I came out and met them all armed numbering over five. As soon I came out one of them said to see him, kill him but one of them objected.
“They struck me with their sticks and when I fell down, one of them shot me in the leg and they left,” he said. The attack on the Minor Seminary in Taraba is coming less than a week after the mass burial of two Catholic Priests and 17 others in Benue State.
Police Public Relations officer ASP. David Missal confirmed the attack, saying “we are aware of the attack.”