Gov.Ishaku forces Taraba Speaker to Resign


The Speaker of Taraba State House of Assembly, Abel Peter Diah, has resigned his position.
Diah, who announced his resignation in a short message to Journalists in the state said he was resigning on personal grounds.
His resignation is the climax of a battle of wits between the state governor, Darius Ishaku, and the leadership of the Assembly.
An attempt to impeach Diah last Friday was botched as only nine out of the twenty four-member house were reported to have supported the move while fifteen stood on the side of Diah.
Until his resignation, Diah was the Vice Chairman of the Speaker’s Forum of Nigeria and has been a member of the Assembly since 200

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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