The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Monday presented food items worth millions of Naira to Internally Displaced Persons settlement camps in Adamawa. Mr. Sa’ad Bello, the Agency Coordinator in Adamawa, presented the materials to Daware, Malkohi settlement camps and Yolde Pate host community in Girei and Yola South Local […]

African Union Commission has commended Federal Government for proper managing over two million Internally Displaced Persons in the North Eastern Nigeria. Dr. Aisha Abdullahi, Commissioner for Political Affairs, African Union Commission, made the recommendation during inspection visit of the officials of the Commission to Malkohi IDPs camp in Yola. Abdullahi […]

By Dan Garba, Yola The coming of President Muhammadu Buhari has shown to stage a final knock out battle with the Boko Haram Militants group terrorizing the entire North East and even Some States in the Federation. As the Operations of the insurgents are gradually halting down but seems to […]

Bear with Buhari, Rep Namdaz urge Nigerians By Dan Garba,Yola House of Representatives Chairman House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Rep Abdulrazak Namdaz, has urged Nigerians to bear with President Muhammadu Buhari, in his effort to transformed the nation. Namdaz made the call  at a Saturday dinner he organized […]

Senate president Bukola Saraki on Thursday read a list of Ambassadorial nominees sent to the Senate by President Muhammadu Buhari. The president, in the letter, said the list is made up of only career civil servants in the foreign service. “I have the honour to forward the attached list of […]

Michika: A strong People, a strong Nation,bouncing back despite various types of Insurgency attacks By Tom Garba,Yola The Kamwe or Higgi or Michika people are generally very enterprising, as they are found in big cities and towns in Nigeria engaging in all forms of lawful trades.They are very law abiding, peace loving people and hospitable people. Kanwe has been the Original and principal tribe and language in Michika local government which was created in 1976. It is located in the northern axis of the state and is bordered on the East by the Republic of Cameroon . Journals written by Dr Usman Aliyu an ABU historian,that Michika is the corrupted word for Mwe-ci-ka which is the Kamwe Language for “creeping in silently”. Oral history has it that Michika was founded around the late 17th century by Kwada Kwakaa who was a hunter hunting on Lions, leopards in the Michika hills. “Mwe” in the Kamwe language means heaven or hills. While “Ci-ka” means creep. Kwada Kwakaa was a heroic Kamwe prince from Kuli in Nkafamiya. Legend in Kamwe land believed that Kwada Kwakaa could hunt lions and leopards by himself. The creation of a new District Head His Highness Mr Ngidda Zakawa Kwache a scion of Kwada Kwakaa was elected for Michika town on 31 December 2013 following the death of Coffor Maunde who acted as District Head for over 50 years. This epoch turn of events was considered a celebrated story that bounded up the Sons and Daughters of Higgi people both home abroad. The most populated LGA in Adamawa state with about 26 chiefdoms and 84 villages around the mountainous caves in Michika,their peace,unity and Joy ceased when Boko Haram began to launch incessant attacks in the entire North Eastern part of Nigeria. The cosmopolitan town was entirely displaced by insurgents (Boko Haram) with banks, college of health technology, a technical college and many places of worship destroyed and leaving the town that harbours more than 370,000 people (2006 cencus) ruined and empty. The People left unceremoniously,their means of livelihood was tampered with, leaving their farms and their business areas for More than two years, their farms products were taken away by the insurgents, leaving them with virtually nothing. The town was seized by the Boko Haram Islamic terrorists with the connivance of some Michika residence in September 2014 but the town was re-captured by the Nigerian military on the 29th of January 2015. President Goodluck Jonathan happily announced re-capture of Michika Town from Boko Haram Islamic terrorists on Thursday the 29th of January 2015. He made the announcement while on campaign tour of Adamawa State. It is a special privilege for Michika and shows the President’s concern for the Kamwe Land in particular. After the pronouncement by Goodluck Johnathan, the people of Kanwe area were left with a serious problem of retuning back and settlement to their respective places of original. Being a hard working people, their Men and Women are known to be highly industrious, venturing into lawful businesses in knock and crannies of Major cities and towns of this country. I took a trip to Michika where i discovered the people have fully returned, the town is lively and business activities have fully return,the most impressive thing that will gladdens the heart of my readers will is that great people of Higgi Land return to Michika and built their destroyed homes, others social infrastructure with their personal money gotten from the same town destroyed by Boko Haram. From Bazza to Watu, its songs of praises singing from the lips of the people for coming back. The kanwe from Sangere Ward of Michika to Tudun Wada,Kuzo,Jidel in a state of joy told our reporter that their joy knows no bounds as the can sleep and wake up well to cultivate their lands and trade into their businesses. It’s surprising to see the worst hit Wards by Boko Haram like Tsukuma,Jigalambo, Madzi,Michika 1, Michika 2, Minkisi/Wuro Ngiki and Moda/Dlaka being

Dan Garba,Yola   The Inspector General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase has reiterated the desire of the present management team of the Nigeria Police to provide conducive accommodation to the Inspectors and Rank and file who are vulnerable to such need.     Mr Arase spoke in Yola Wednesday at […]

The Adamawa state House of Assembly has today during a plenary approved the sum of 3.5 Billion naira to the executive arm to procure a loan that will settles Local Government outstanding salaries. The speaker of the House Rt Hon. Kabiru Mijinyawa after reading the contents of the letter,a member representing Girei,Mohammed Muttawale move for the adoption of the letter and seconded by member reprsenting Mubi South,Hon Abdulraham Abubakar Isa. It could be recalled that Sen. Muhammadu Umaru Jibrilla Bindow has yesterday announced the payment of two months salaries to the LG staffs and promised to pay the remaining two months salaries within the shortest possible time.  

Journalists have been tasked to promote peace journalism as a veritable tool for societal development especially against the backdrop of rising conflict in sub Saharan Africa. The call was stressed during a two day workshop organized by United State’s Embassy in collaboration with American University of Nigeria Yola that saw […]

For the record, Buhari is not coming to London for ear infection treatment but for a secret negotiation meeting with the Niger Delta Avengers An insider who is privy to the behind the scene arrangement on how to stop the further threat of the Avengers to oil installations in the […]

By Fenny Fwa This Niger Delta people are impossible. With due respect to the good ones amongst them, I don’t think the people are interested in development. They believe that their God given natural resources -oil and gas are not for development; it is to be shared amongst their people. […]

Martins Dickson The Adamawa State Governor Senator Muhammed Umaru Jibrilla Bindow has paid two months (February & March) out of the four months salary arrears of local Government staff in the state and promised to pay the remaining two months (April & May) soonest. The Local Government staff will begin […]

By Fenny Fwa I want to use this medium to commend  president Muhamadu Buhari for his single mindedness and being resolute in the pursuance of  recovering our stolen funds. The effort put in to get the first tranche of the looted funds which have been captured in first interim report  […]

The lawmakers under the platform of people’s Democratic party (PDP) representing Michika and Madagali at National Assembly (Green Chambers) Hon. Adamu Kamale and his Adamawa state House Assembly counterpart member,Hon. Emmanuel Tsandu unanimous accused the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Engr Babachir David Lawal of being a […]

A lawmaker under the platform of people’s Democratic party (PDP) in Adamawa state House Assembly Hon, Emmanuel Tsandu accused the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Engr Babachir David Lawal of being a selfish individual who will only do something meaningful to his people and his community. According […]

Boko Haram: NEMA closed down 6 designated Camps in Adamawa National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) announced that it has closed down six formal camps in Adamawa. Mr. Sa’ad Bello, the Adamawa Camps Coordinator of the agency made this known shortly after distributing food and non food relief materials to Internally […]

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