PREPARATIONS HEIGHTEN AS HONORABLE NJINGUM MUSA ET AL ARE TO LAY THEIR FATHER TO HIS FINAL RESTING PLACE.

Papa Amadou  Njingum passed on to eternity on the 16th of June 2016 at the age of 99 leaving behind many children, grand children, great grand children etc to mourn him. Prominent among his children is Hon. Njingum Musa, Member of Parliament for Ngoketunjia North constituency and questor at the national assembly of Cameroon. As a polygamist, Papa Amadou Njingum had many children some of whom are practicing Christians and others practicing Muslims. Due to this religious pluralism practiced by his children, there’s been widespread consternation after his demise over the non respect of Muslim doctrine given that Muslims are buried as soon as they passed on and never kept in mortuary.  However, ngoketunjiaonline was confided by a close family friend who revealed that due to religious pluralism practiced by his children, Papa John Amadou Njingum died as a Christian and thus would be buried as a Christian though his practicing Muslim children will also have to honor their father in their doctrine. Our source also revealed that despite the different religious believes by his children, they are united in their diversity and work together for the betterment of one another.

According to the burial program made public, on Friday the 28th of July, his mortal remains will be removed from the Bamenda regional hospital mortuary at 2pm and conveyed to his compound at Tulah Quarter in Bamali village of Ndop central sub division that will be followed by wake keeping mass at 6pm same day. On the 29th of July there will be a funeral mass at 9am at St. Joseph Catholic Mission Bamali Ndop and burial at the family compound immediately after funeral mass.

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Burial souvenir cloths (contact 677883942)

Some of his children have been reacting to the demise of their lovely father who left sooner than they could imagine. “Pooh papa I don’t know where to start. You Were that father who Showed us fatherly love and care, you thought us to grow in unity, very encouraging and always telling me patient is the key of success, how will I continue at this juncture, who else will tell me my son fear not, papa u left a vacuum no one can fill in my life, your grand children will miss your friendly love, papa I know where you are, you will always be with me in spirit .R.I.P Daddy” Njingum  Idirisu  Tantoh.

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Burial souvenir cloths (contact 677883942)

Speaking with one of Hon. Njingum Musa’s aide, he revealed to us that “Hon. Has lost his father and all he can do is to give him a befitting burial. As an aide, we are helping him to succeed with his desire to give his father a befitting burial. They did all they could do to safe his life but God had a better plan for him. Hon. Being a practicing Muslim, his father died as a Christian and thus I hope Hon will do necessary arrangements for his Muslim brothers/sisters to honor his father according to Muslim doctrine”. He continued and said burial souvenir cloths are available for friends and loved ones who will like to mourn with Hon. Njingum Musa. Those in Ndop could meet Mr. Oumarou Sanda (677883942) to get theirs while those out of Ndop could also call him for reservation.

May his gentle soul rest in peace

BY  MBAH  ISOFA

 

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WHILE WE WERE AWAY, MANY THINGS HAPPENED.

Since January 17 we were cut off from the rest of the world and prevented our team from doing what they enjoyed most. It was difficult for us to publish articles because we could only publish if we traveled to the nearest French speaking town of our country following the shutdown of internet connection in the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon following a protest which has Christened the Anglophone uprising. Residents of Cameroon’s two English-speaking regions have longstanding grievances against the largely-francophone central government, complaining of economic marginalization and the imposition of French legal and education systems upon them. The Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium (CACSC) and Southern Cameroons National Council (SCNC), two influential activist groups, responded with a series of strikes and “Operation Ghost Town” — an instruction to all supporters to stay at home as a mode of nonviolent resistance. On January 17, the government banned both groups, holding them responsible for the protests. The CACSC President Nkongho Felix Agbor-Balla and Secretary General Dr. Fontem Neba were arrested on charges relating to terrorism, according to state media.

However, while we were away, many things happened but we have chosen to celebrate with our readers the one which made us proud. On the 2nd of July, 2016, we embarked on a journey to discover Ngoketunjia Division https://ngoketunjiaonline.wordpress.com/2016/07/02/discover-ngoketunjia-division-with-us. because we could not be reporting exclusively about Ngoketunjia Division whereas there were no comprehensive articles about the thirteen autonomous villages that make up Ngoketunjia Division. Our articles comprised of the History, traditional heritage, population, way of life, inheritance, tourism, Present and Past Fons, Business activities, Main occupation, road network and politics among others. Our articles were published on the worlds largest encyclopedia “Wikipedia” and we are presently working to have all the articles on our weblog.

Following the publishing of our articles on Wikipedia, we were recognized and awarded a symbolic gadget to encourage us in our contribution to local development. Though it was our first experience writing an encyclopedic article, among over two thousands experienced Wikipedians, we still managed to find ourselves recognized among less than ten (10) who received recognitions for their efforts, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikivillages_of_Cameroon.

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Unpacking of our gadget received from Wikipedia through Agripo

Following the reception of the news, we effectively received our gadget on the 17th of January 2017. We would have loved to receive the best recognition as we have as objective to stop at nothing but the best. However we had many shortcomings top of which was Wikipedia’s editorial criteria which saw most of our materials deleted by other users for lack of respect of rules (poor reference). The editorial criteria reads in part, “adopting a neutral encyclopedia tone, generating a synthesis of of already existing work, avoiding plagiarism, and referencing all sources”. From the above citation, it was very difficult for us to lay hands on existing works containing the history, way of life, tourism etc of our villages. Most materials we had were through interviews with traditional authorities and elites but interviews are primary sources of information and thus not a valid reference on Wikipedia. Found in a local community, access to internet was another problem as we had access only to low speed internet connection (2G). Despite the difficulties, we still managed to do something that was deemed worth appreciating on a global stage.

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Acknowledgement receipt

On this very happy note, we wish to thank Agripo and all our readers promising to use the gadget for the purpose it is intended.

By Mbah Isofa

REVEALED: FATHER OF MISSING GIRL SPEAKS ABOUT THE SCENARIO THAT UNFOLDED LEADING TO THE SENTENCE OF BALIKUMBAT MAYOR.

As reported by ngoketunjiaonline, the Mayor of Balikumbat Council was sentenced to eight years in prison http://www.ngoketunjiaonline.wordpress.com/2016/06/09/balikumbat-mayor-and-four-others-sentenced-to-eight-years-in-prison with respect to the disappearance of a girl he is suspected of being in connection with.

ngoketunjiaonline decided to meet the father of the girl, Mr Nwanyeck Philips  JOGURU QUARTER, Balikumbat to find out what exactly happened and he made startling revelations. Follow the interview below.

Journalist: Mr Nwanyeck Philips, what actually happened between you and Mr Wasum Augustine, Mayor of Balikumbat before he was sentenced to eight years in prison?

Mr Nwanyek: Well, Mr Journalist, giving you the answer to this question of yours; I will say it all started on the 16th of july, 2015 when my children left the compound to watch a football match at the Catholic School field, in Joguru; that is my quarter in BAlikumbat village. At about 08:30pm, two of my children came running back into the compound. They entered my bedroom, where I was in bed, suffering from a cold, and told me that on their way back, some unknown persons came out of the bush and took away their sister. I immediately took my flashlight and went with them to the site where the incident had taken place. When I arrived, I looked for traces trying to spot signs of footsteps but it very dark already, this was impossible.

I then immediately alerted my family and we went round the quarter looking for my daughter till the morning of the 17th. At about 7:00am, when we realized we could not find her, I went to the Balikumbat Police station to deposit a complaint against an unknown person. Since it was a market day, the elements were out on patrol. I was asked to come back in the afternoon. When I came back in the afternoon, they were not on seat. I left for Bamenda to inform my sister who lives there. While in Bamenda, the cold I earlier complained of; developed into a fever which kept me down till Sunday the 19th of July, 2015.

On my return home in Balikumbat, my children gave me a “convocation” from the Balikumbat Gendarmerie, which required me to have reported there the previous day, 18th July, 2015. The next day, Monday 20th, I wrote to the Brigade Commander asking for permission to go to the hospital because of my situation, after which I would come to see him. At the hospital, the doctor asked me to take a 7days of bed rest. He issued a medical certificate to this effect and he asked me to come back on the 29th of July, 2015. Realizing that I had run out of finances, I decided to rush to my sister in Bamenda in order to get some money on the 21st of July.

Very early in the morning, on my way to Ndop where I intended to take a vehicle to Bamenda, I saw my missing daughter, standing by the roadside. I asked the bike driver who was transporting me to stop. I asked my daughter where she had been all that while. As she was trying to narrate the story, the bike driver said he was going to abandon me there if I was going to delay. I decided to take her along up to 3 Corners Bamali Junction where bikes are abundant. Having seen the daughter I have been looking for, when we reached Bamali, I decided to take some time to get her entire narrative and she took her time to tell me.

As she was returning with her brothers from the field on that faithful day, three persons, Mr Wasum Augustine, Mayor of Balikumbat Council, Bobga Maxwell and Nyue Divine came out of a nearby bush and hijacked her from the midst of her brothers. They took her to the house of one Sama Gilbert. There, they gave her a letter which they compelled her to copy in her handwriting. Thinking that if she obeyed she would be allowed to go home, she complied. When she was done, Mr Wasum Augustine told her she was to spend the night with Sama Gilbert after which she was to be moved to his compound the next day, i.e on the 17th of July, 2015, early in the morning.

She passed the night there and early in the morning, Petkungha Husseni Wasum, a junior brother to Mr Wasum Augustine, came and took her and Sama Gilbert on a motorbike to a room in the compound of Mr Wasum Augustine. There, they placed a white piece of cloth on the floor. A medicine bag made of leopard skin was also placed on the cloth. They took a live cock and asked her to hold the head. She refused. All the six who were there shouted at her, threatening to kill her. Having no options, she held the head of the cock as she was told. Mr Wasum Augustine took out two sharp knives from the bag. He used one to cut the neck of the cock causing the blood to drip on the bag. Next, he took out a small bottle from the bag. From it, he poured into his left palm a black concoction which he mixed with the blood and compelled her to lick with her tongue. When she did so, Mr Wasum Augustine then told her that as she has eaten this medicine, if she was asked about the letter anywhere, she must say that “It is your father Nwanyeck Philip who asked you to write it against me, Mr Wasum Augustine. If you try to tell anybody that we gave you the letter to copy, you will die! ”

Having done this, Mr Wasum Augustine then took out his phone and called Talam Simon, Director of CEAC Balikumbat asking him to wait for them because they were bringing her to his residence for temporal custody. There she was kept in a room. After about an hour, she was taken to the Balkumbat Gendarmerie Brigade where she was asked to sign a statement testifying that her father had asked her to write a letter against the Mayor, Mr Wasum Augustine. At the end of this procedure, the Mayor took her in his car back to his house where she was kept in a room up to the early hours of July 21st when he came with a bag of dresses, and asked her to dress up because a bike driver was waiting to move her to the roadside from where she was to be taken to Babungo village where he had arranged for her to be staying until she will be brought to court to testify against her father. The bike dropped her by the road side and it was there that I saw her. That is the story my daughter narrated to me.

I then took her to Ndop Motor Park en route for Bamenda. But as we were about to board the public transport vehicle, somebody gripped me from behind. It was Nyue Divine, one of the people my daughter had talked about. Just minutes later, Mr Wasum Augustine arrived the scene with security forces from Balikumbat. Sir; that is how the matter started. I was detained at the Gendarmerie Brigade in Balikumbat and later transferred to Ndop Production Prison. During the time I was detained at the Brigade, my daughter was again whisked off by Mr Wasum Augustine. And since then I have never set my eyes on her.

When I was released from Ndop several days later, I sued the Mayor, Mr Wasum Augustine for kidnapping my daughter. That is what happened, Mr Journalist.

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Mr. Nwanyeck Philips

Journalist: There have been widespread rumours that the case has been politically motivated. Do you agree with that?

Mr Nwanyek: I disagree with that but I can partly say yes. I disagree because all along, none of my political friends, I mean militants of the CPDM (I am a militant of the CPDM party, I’m currently a councilor meaning I hold a political position.) None of them have ever supported me in the fight for my daughter! When I say yes, it is also because it is evident that Mr Wasum Augustine sat down and calculated how he could wipe me out of the Balikumbat council and to make it impossible for me to ever be a councilor again. Mr Journalist I can tell you that with proof. You cannot imagine that my daughter got missing on the 16th of July, 2015. We had a council session on the 25th of August, about a month after, and the invitation prepared for me was seized by the Mayor Mr Wasum Augustine! Furthermore, Mr Journalist, on the 24th of August 2015, when the Finance Committee (of which I am member) was meeting, a fellow Councilor gave me the information just hours before commencement. On reaching there, I asked the Secretary General why he did not invite me. He said he left my invitation at the office corridor and thought I had picked it up from there. When I went into the Council Chambers, the Mayor Mr Wasum Augustine came and drove me out. He said I was a “killer”, that I was “Boko Haram”. He said I should never come near the Council premises again. I was surprised to hear such things coming from a personality of his status. As he was saying these things, some Councilors who were there tried to intervene but it turned out to be a forum for insults.

Again, after the Council session, Mr Wasum Augustine refused to pay my sitting allowance. It took the intervention of the S.D.O for Ngoketunjia before it was paid. Sir, with all these, I can conclude that Mr Wasum Augustine wanted to send me out of the political arena. But Mr Journalist, my case is that my daughter is missing. Politically motivated? No! No! No! Mr Wasum Augustine is simply responsible for her disappearance.

Journalist: For how long have you been separated from your daughter?

Mr Nwanyek: Today July 22, 2016 marks one year, one day exactly.

Journalist: O.K. Mr Nwanyek Philip, even though we are not in court, do you have proof that your daughter is in the keeping of Mr Wasum Augustine?

Mr Nwanyek: I have proof. And that is what I presented in court before he and his accomplices were sentenced to 8 years in prison each.

Journalist: Should your daughter be brought to you, what will be your next step?

Mr Nwanyek: I am talking to you, I am a notable in Balikumbat and a Muslim. I have the fear of the Almighty. I do not want anybody to suffer. My friend Wasum Agustine and the five others are in prison because of the crime they committed not because I purposefully intended sending them there. As of now, if they bring back my daughter I will say no more case. But what they have done is a crime against the law and therefore I will leave them in the hands of the law.

Journalist: In the court of law, did they accept that they will bring back your daughter or they still insisted that she is not in their keeping?

Mr Nwanyek: They said they were not keeping her but the statement they made is just equivalent to “beating about the bush.”

Journalist: Sir, we learned that from time immemorial, you and Mr Wasum have been friends. Are you now enemies?

Mr Nwanyek: No! No! No! I can never be enemy with anybody. Even if I am to be an enemy to any other person, it should not be Mr Wasum Augustine. But, concerning my daughter, I am very disappointed!

Journalist: Sir, I learned the court has said you are claiming 30millon francs CFA. Have they paid the money? If they pay, will you collect it?

Mr Nwanyek: I made a claim of 50millon francs CFA and 30millon francs CFA was awarded. That claim was not made because my daughter is missing. It is intended to cover expenses engaged during the stressful search for my daughter. It involved the transportation and mobilization of several people as well as other expenditures. They have not paid the money. Instead, I learned, they have sent in an appeal motion. I am waiting for the 30millon francs CFA to be paid. I am waiting…

Journalist: Thank you, Mr Nwanyek for accepting to talk to the Guardian Post newspaper!

Mr Nwanyek: I also thank you Mr Journalist for coming.

INTERVIEW CONDUCTED BY CHRISTIAN TEBONG NDANJI IN BALIKUMBAT ON 22ND JULY, 2016 

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NGOKETUNJIA DIVISION CELEBRATES THE APPOINTMENT OF A FATHERLY FATHER TO THE POST OF REGIONAL DELEGATE OF SECONDARY EDUCATION FOR THE NORTH WEST REGION.

It took less than 10 minutes for people to start trooping into the compound of Mr. Mombakued Victor Yewoh after it was announced on 5pm CRTV news that he was appointed Regional Delegate of Secondary Education for North West Region. Before his appointment, Mr. Mombakued Victor Yewoh was Divisional Delegate of Secondary Education for Ngoketunjia Division. Going by the ministerial arête, Mombakued Victor Yewoh replaces Mr. SUNJO George who is been asked to serve a deserved rest. Another Ministerial Arête of the same day Mr. FORKUM MBAH ROLAND replaces Mr. Mombakued Victor as Divisional Delegate of Secondary Education for Ngoketunjia Division.

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PEOPLE AWAITS NEWLY APPOINTED REGIONAL DELEGATE

At 6pm on Friday the 05th of August 2016, ngoketunjiaonline team visited the Ndop residence of Mr. Mombakued Victor thinking they were too early to come and wish him congratulation upon his brilliant appointment only to meet tens of people ranging from his close collaborators, principals, teachers, friends, family members and loved ones. Though the new regional delegate was not in the house, it did not in any way stop people from celebrating.

It was upon the arrival of Mr. Barbing Joseph Samgwa that others even knew that the new regional delegate was not in the house and that he was on his way back from Bamenda. This information was received with allot of delight as everyone was anxiously waiting for his arrival.  It was at exactly 6:34pm that Mr. Mombakued Victor alighted from his vehicle with his spouse all the way from Bamenda and revealed that they got the news thanks to someone who called him while he was descending the “Sabga hill”. He was received by former close collaborators, principals, teachers, friends, family members and loved ones singing and extending congratulatory words to his humble personality.

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NEW REGIONAL DELEGATE ARRIVES INTO THE WAITING ARMS OF MR. BARBING JOSEPH

Mr. Mombakued Victor Yewoh is from Baba I village of Babessi Sub Division, Ngoketunjia Division of the North West Region. He is a municipal councilor to the CPDM run Babessi Council and a notable of the Baba I Fondom. In Ngoketunjia Division, Mr. Mombakued Victor is described as a fatherly father by all and sundry. He is noted for his ever charming smiles that gives his subordinates the fanaticism to live up to their full potentials and even stretch beyond their limits. If there is anyone who has been silently contributing to the development of Ngoketunjia Division and Baba I village in particular, he is Mombakued Victor Yewoh. His appointment is described by many as putting a square peg in a square hole because according this class of people, he is not only most qualified for a post like regional delegate of secondary education, he has proven his worth while heading the ministerial department in Ngoketunjia for over seven years now. Another class of thought holds that the task ahead of him is a daunting one given the fact that with Cameroon en route to emergence, much is expected from Secondary Education especially technical and vocational education/training. However, the latter class of people will need to be reminded of Mr. Mombakued’s savoir-faire and should wait for him to settle down.

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MR. MOMBAKUED VICTOR YEWOH REGIONAL DELEGATE OF SECONDARY EDUCATION FOR NORTH WEST REGION

Ngoketunaji Senior Divisional Officer, Valerie Norbert Kuella come out of the comfort of his home, under the rain and braved the odds to join others whose numbers were increasing with time. The presence of Mr. Kuella Valerie Norbert added some etiquette to the occasion that would likely have not been the case. Upon his arrival, he was quickly joined by Mr. Barbing Joseph; interim Mayor of Balikumbat Council, Rev. Mrs. Yenchi Rahel; Presbytery Secretary for Ndop and a host of other dignitaries. The entire Division is thus jubilating his appointment while Baba I people resident in Ndop took their joy to another level visiting friends, family members and loved ones to spread the good news while sharing smiles, food, drinks etc.

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NGOKETUNJIA SENIOR DIVISIONAL OFFICER CONGRATULATES NEW REGIONAL DELEGATE

The appointment of Mr. Mombakued Victor Yewoh comes after it was highly speculated, rumored and asserted that the Divisional Delegate of Menchum was appointed Regional Delegate for the North West Region. The spread of this information did not go unnoticed even at the ministry of secondary education as it is believed that the absence of North West and South West Regions in appointments made following Arête No. 152/16/MINESEC of the 13 of July 2016 was clear indication that issues needed to be sorted out in the North West and South West Regions. This increased tensions, speculations and animated discussions wherever and whenever two or three teachers met.

The appointments of arête no. 158/16/MINESEC of the 05th of August 2016 have been a welcome relieve to most secondary education stakeholders in the North West Region because it was an open secret that the post of the Regional Delegate was vacant from the 01st of July 2016 following the publication of names of people who were due retirement in the ministry of secondary in January 2016.

Ngoketunjia Division is understandably very happy and proud of their son who will head the Secondary Education Ministerial Department in the North West Region. Power outage in Ndop and the down pour of rain could not spoil the party.

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Before the departure of our team by 8:30 pm, people were still coming in their numbers as testified by one teacher who left at 11:30 pm quoting that he left his compound filled with people dancing, drinking and eating. Celebrations continues!!!

 

BY MBAH ISOFA 

BAMBALANG PEOPLE USE FACEBOOK TO SHOWER PRAISES AT TAMBASHO MOHAMMED NAJIBU NKWENUI FOR HAVING 5A GRADES AT THE ADVANCED LEVEL 2016 SESSION.

According to the official results as released by the Cameroon GCE Board, the Advanced and Ordinary Level Certificate examinations had 66.52 and 62.17 % scores respectively. The GCE Board recorded the overall performance of the GCE Advanced Level (General Education) at 66.52%. This is a 6.11% increase as compared to 2015. 46,714 candidates registered, 43, 937 effectively sat, 2,777 were absent and 29,226 passed giving an overall 66.52% in 2016. The GCE Ordinary Level scored 62.17% this year, gaining a 17.24% increase over 2015. In all, 12 schools had 100% scores in the GCE Advanced Level, while 17 schools scored 100 % in the GCE Ordinary Level.

From our findings, 27 students at the advanced level had 25 points with 5A grades, they included: NSOH BRYAN ANYE of Bilingual Grammar School Molyko, FONKOUA-FOFOU RAOUL, NGU KINGSELY JUNIOR CHO, DAYEBGA BABILA MUTIA, NKIPANG HUBERT MOH TANGONGHO, ATABE NGWENE NERI NGOLE all  students of Sacred Heart College Mankon, WIYSAHNYUY SUFYAN BERINYUY, VERSHIYI ADEL BONGAKEH all of Government Bilingual High School Kumbo, MUKI FOKUM HOFFMANN, MOHAMMED AWAL YAYA of Government Bilingual High School Bamenda, NDINGWAN TEVOH LORDSWILL of Presbyterian Secondary School Mankon, NJOUKEKANG DOUNTIO SHAREF BLERIOT, KENNETH TIOTSOP FRANCK, TCHINDA DIMITRI all of Government Bilingual High School Bafoussam, NGOMPE NOUGHANI DOLVIE GUISELLA, BABILA CHRISTOPHER of Government Bilingual High School Bonaberi, MUKUM BRANDON VUYUFAMBOM NFAMWEH of Saint Paul’s Bilingual Comprehensive College Nkwen, TAMBASHO MOHAMMED NAJIBU NKWENUI of Baptist High School Mankon, DONGMO ALEX GEORDRIQUE of Government Bilingual High School Dschang, AJUA DANIELA NGEFAC of Government Bilingual High School Etoug – Ebe, TUME ETIENNE LAMFIH (25). Government Bilingual High School Mbouda, CALEB FONYUY-ASHERI SUUYNYUY of Government High School Kitiwum, DONKENG NGUENTI THIERRY ADRIEN of Pi And Ju Anglo Saxon International College Nkomo-maetur Yaoundé, NGUEMBOU KEMCHE JOSEPH FRESNEL of Orchidee Bilingual College Douala, OBOLO NWAGA INES of NESCAS Etoug-ebe Yaoundé, MIKI MIYANG LIMNYUY of St. Albert’s Comprehensive College Bafut, DZEUBAN FENYOM IVAN of Saint Benedict College Mvolye Yaoundé.

Upon the release of these results; Mbaw-Yakum Sons and Daughters have been congratulating one of theirs TAMBASHO MOHAMMED NAJIBU NKWENUI who had 25 points from Baptist High School Mankon. In a chat with some of his family members, they revealed that TAMBASHO MOHAMMED NAJIBU NKWENUI had lots of difficulties while in school but due to his determination to succeed, God finally crowned his efforts with such an amazing success.

 

 

TAMBASHO MOHAMMED NAJIBU NKWENUI was born on the 29th of May 1999 in Bambalang village of Ndop Central Sub Division to Tambasho Isofa and Madam Njoya Amina. He attended Oganza Bilingual Nursery and Primary School Douala before moving on to Baptist High School Makon where he obtained his ordinary level and now his advanced level. His brilliant success had brought to light what concerted efforts can bring to the life of an individual. It is worthy of note here that, from my findings I found out that he received supports from a host of people who could not afford to see his dream thrown into mud.  TAMBASHO MOHAMMED NAJIBU NKWENUI had a wonderful motivation and thanks to support from people like Papa Ndifimbui Isaac (Philanthropist), Mr. Tanfuh (principal BHS Mankon), Mr. Nchia Caleb (Teacher BHS Mankon), Madam Mbah Jeanette and the entire staff and student body of BHS Mankon.

The English Man says “when one door closes another door opens” Tambasho Mohammed Najibu Nkwenui have just gone through high school and is now heading to higher institution of learning. The dangers that lie ahead, is the possibility of him seeing his dream short-lived. If I say so, it is because like any one knows, education in higher institution of learning demands allot of money and in Mohammed’s case who barely survived in high school, it will be foolhardy for anyone to presume that he will be able to enroll into any higher institution of learning. In a chat with close family friends like Nchofong Cosmas he revealed that this might just be the end of a long journey that would have taken this boy to higher heights “My brother, let me tell you that it will be very difficult for the family to be able to send him to higher institution of learning, inability to succeed public concours, inability to meet up with the demands of higher institution and many others. We are only praying to God that before school resumes we should be able to lay our hands on what will enable him go back to school” Nchofong Cosmas said heavyhearted. It shout be noted that Tambasho Mohammed saw his parents run into a financial hardship just before he obtained his ordinary level certificate. As a result of this, his parents attempted withdrawing him from Baptist High School Mankon but all thanks to the efforts of the aforementioned individuals who distinguished themselves and stood by him.

At ngoketunjiaonline, we recognize the efforts of Ngoketunjia born Tambasho Mohammed Najibu Nkwenui and all other candidates who had 25 points at the advanced level. We wish to congratulate all successful candidates in the recently released GCE results.

BY MBAH ISOFA

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RuWCED NDOP, TO BECOME A VOCATIONAL TRAINING INSTITUTE BY OCTOBER 2016

Speaking at the graduation ceremony this Saturday the 16th of July 2016, the divisional delegate of employment and vocational training for Ngoketunjia assured the board members of Rural Women’s Centre for Education and Development (RuWCED) that the center will become a Vocational Training Institute by October 2016. Mr. Atengong Andrew revealed that with the prospects of the eventual transformation of the center, RuWCED will have its program designed and closely monitored by the ministry of employment and vocational training while Diplomas will henceforth be signed by His Excellency the Minister of employment and vocational training. He called on the graduates to shun sexual promiscuity and to guard against laziness in-order to put the knowledge gained into full use.

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The graduation ceremony brought together graduating students of the 2nd Batch of Computer students and the 1st Batch of Tailoring Students. A total of 18 graduates were awarded certificates commensurate to their knowhow. The laureates demonstrated their skills with a presentation using Microsoft Office Power Point and left onlookers visibly marveled at how much they have learned within the short time. In their presentation, Fulai Rose-Mary and Chayi Prudencia thrilled their audience with RuWCED activities for the year 2015/2016 while demonstrating their mastery of the application.

The occasion served as a farewell party for some three German Volunteers who have been working with RuWCED. The trio Nehle Finsel, Tessa Wilzoch and Helen Boos returns to Germany with their heads held high thanks to being of service to the people of Ngoketunjia through RuWCED. In her speech, Mme Wissiy Vera addressed some nice and kind words for her outgoing colleagues whom she described as being loving and very supportive. She regretted they had to go but promised them that the doors of RuWCED will always be open to welcome them anytime they deem necessary to visit. The RuWCED coordinator then handed some gifts and certificates of service to the Volunteers.

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WIRSIY VERA, COORDINATOR RuWCED NDOP

Speaking to the press, Mme Wirsiy Vera was a very excited coordinator who promised to work even harder to put a smile on the faces of the women entrusted in her care. She revealed that RuWCED have started admission of students for the next vocational training year and with the forecasts of the imminent transformation of the center into a Full Vocational Training Institute by the Minister of Employment and Vocational Training, she promised to work extra hard to deserve the honour accorded by the ministry.

The Rural Women Center for Education and Development (RuWCED) is a non for profit organization with mission to educate and empower the women of Ngoketunjia Division. They move round secondary schools to educate the girls on reproductive health and menstruation while at the center, girls and women are trained to gain vocational skills that will help them to generate some income for their families. The center is located below the Ndop District Hospital.

One vocational training year has ended and another begins immediately. Youths especially women are expected to get themselves registered as soon as possible at the center.

BY MBAH ISOFA

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DISCOVER NGOKETUNJIA DIVISION WITH US

It beats our imagination that there is no comprehensive article online about the villages of Ngoketunjia Division. The ones that exist are either poorly written or does not actually represent our villages. At a time that the internet remains a major source of information, ngoketunjiaonline cannot sit and pretend not to have knowledge about this.
We therefore intend to embark on a journey to let the world discover Ngoketunjia Division through the villages. Our articles shall come up weekly and will run through the end of October 2016 during which time we shall be able to present all the thirteen autonomous villages of Ngoketunjia Division.
Our articles shall comprise of the History, traditional heritage, population, way of life, inheritance, tourism, Present and Past Fons, Business activities, Main occupation, road network and politics among others.

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Ngoketunjia hill early 02/07/2016

Ngoketunaji Division is made up of thirteen autonomous villages spread across three Sub Divisions as follows.

Ndop Central Sub Division

  • Bamunka Village
  • Bamali Village
  • Bamessing Village
  • Bambalang Village

Babessi Sub Division

  • Babessi Village
  • Bangolan Village
  • Baba I village
  • Babungo Village

Balikumbat Sub Division

  • Balikumbat Village
  • Bafanji Village
  • Baligashu Village
  • Baligansin Village
  • Bamukumbit Village

All these villages are headed by traditional rulers most of them second class Fons. The people are further governed through quarter heads who are appointed by the Fons of the respective villages. The people of Ngoketunjia pride themselves of hosting the lone state cooperation in the North West Region and this is thanks to the seat of the Upper Nun Valley Development Authority (UNVDA) being in Bamunka Village of Ndop Central Sub Division. The people of Bamunka are reputably very welcoming and accounts for the warm reception accorded to strangers in Ndop town. This is exemplified in the number of non-indigenes who reside in the heart of the town. No one visits Ndop town without wanting to stay for as long as possible. The choice of Bamunka Village as the Headquarter of Ndop Central Sub Division and Ngoketunjia Division is divine and designed for the development of the division.

Ngoketunjia Division also prides itself with food stuffs in abundance with a specie of groundnuts like that from Bambalang specific and found nowhere else to the best of our knowledge. “Bambalang fish” is also unique and becoming more popular in the entire region than any other water vertebrate animal with gills. Still in Bambalang there is a museum where cultural artifacts are kept. The Bambalang museum was visited earlier this year by the minister of Arts and Culture. Talking about museums, there is the much talk about Babungo museum that has been visited by present and former ministers of arts and culture, ambassadors among others. The Bamessing Press Pot is attracting visitors from within and without the country.

This is just a tip of an iceberg…

We therefore wish to ask for support from our readers, friends and well-wishers to enable us accomplish the daunting task of presenting a comprehensive article about each of the thirteen autonomous villages of Ngoketunjia Division.

Your supports could be in helping us acquire the information we need about a particular village, to enable us visit all the palaces and take pictures, to visit all the touristic sites just to name a few.

Contacts: ngoketunjiaonline@gmail.com, (+237) 677 373 714 / 662 994 886

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CPDM MILITANTS OF NGOKETUNJIA I AND III SECTIONS ENJOINED TO LOOK FORWARD COLLECTIVELY SO AS TO COLLECTIVELY WIN UPCOMING ELECTIONS. PROF. UPHIE CHINJE MELO.

Prof. Uphie Chinje was speaking at the Babessi community hall and Ndop community hall while installing executive members of the three wings of the section this 01/07/2016. Accompanied by members of the permanent central committee delegation for Ngoketunajia, the message was the same in Babessi as in Ndop central.

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Prof. Uphie Chinje speaking at the Ndop community hall

Prof. Uphie Chenje Mello said the exercise is based on the vision of the national president to modernize the party both politically and strategically and during the 3rd ordinary congress of the party in 2011, in order to firmly sustain the CPDM party, article 28 was introduced “the national president may create at regional and divisional level, permanent delegations of the central committee to coordinate party affairs, every permanent regional or divisional delegation shall comprise of a head of delegation, members and charge de mission. The head of delegation who shall be a member of political bureau or central committee, the members and the charge de mission shall be appointed by a decision of the national president”.

The divisional permanent delegation is therefore mandated to play a supervisory and coordination rule to ensure unity in action, in all CPDM structures, the smooth functioning of all sectors of the party as prescribed in the basic texts of the party. Prof. Uphie Chenje Mello stressed that this is to ensure party unity, increase performance and implement the guidelines from the Central Committee. “I wish therefore to say here loudly and clearly that the advent of the permanent divisional delegation should not be misconstrued by the militants, it has not come to take over the functions of the section president and executives. The section president of the CPDM is the king of his section and remains the major architect of all political and developmental endeavors in his section. He is assisted by the WCPDM section president, YCPDM Section president and all their executives”.

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FONGONG Roland YCPDM Section President Ngoketunjia I

The permanent divisional delegation is made up of Prof. Uphie Chinje Mello (Head of Delegation), Prof. Paul Mingo Ghogomu (member), Mme Sama Galabe Magaret (member), HRH Fon Chafah Isaac XI of Bangolan (member), Prof Mbufong Carl (member), Mr. Kometa Solomon (charge de mission) and Mr. Gabsa Sixtus Nyonya (charge de mission)

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Ngoketunjia Permanent Divisional Delegation

It should be recalled that, the reorganization exercise in Ngoketunjia I (Ndop Central) passed hitch-free with Dr. Ntoh Daniel (former Mayor Ndop council) emerging as the Section President of the Main Wing of the party while Mme Chengwe Cicilia (Director of the women’s empowerment centre) emerged as the president of the Women’s Wing and Mr. Fongong Roland (Lecturer G.H.S Bambalang) will lead the Youth Wing of the party.

The trio, respectively from Bamunka, Bamessing and Bambalang Fondoms led their various lists by consensus. In Ngoketunjia III (Babessi), consensus was seemingly impossible until Dr. Fuh Calistus vowed that he would not allow militants in Babessi to go for elections given the political landscape. It was then that H.M. Fon Chafah XI of Bangolan met with the candidates, mediated and it emerged that Mr. Chindong David will continue to pilot the affairs of the party in Ngoketunjia III as section president of the Main Wing, Mme. Nyoh Margaret was chosen to head the Women’s Wing and Mr. Tatangang Abdel Azizto heads the Youth Wing. It should be noted that none of them were contesting as all the contenders forfeited their positions in favour of consensus.

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Mr. Chindong David, CPDM Section President Ngoketunjia III

The newly installed executive members of the three wings of Ngoketunjia I and III sections are expected to ensure that the basic organs (cells and branches) are immediately operational.

BY MBAH Isofa

BALIKUMBAT MAYOR AND FOUR OTHERS SENTENCED TO EIGHT YEARS IN PRISON

Holding today 09/06/2016 in Ndop and presided over by His Lordship Achu Francis, the court of first instance Ndop examined a case pitting the people of Cameroon versus Wasum Augustine (Mayor Balikumbat Council) and five others concerning the disappearance of a certain 14 year old girl by name Iyeh Temdika Precious sometime last June 2015 and passed a judgment per suit No: CFIND/20C/2015 condemning the act with respect to section 353 of the penal code.

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WASUM AUGUSTINE (picture credits http://www.facebook.com/wasum)

According to the judgment, Wasum Augustine, Bodga Maxwell, Sama Gilbert, Pedkungha Hoseni Wasum and Tahnfon Simon Talam have been sentenced to 8 years and charged a fine of 400.000FCFA each with a civil party claim of 30.000.000FCFA and a proceedings cost of 238.200FCFA while one other Yenyi Divine who is on the run was sentenced to nine (9) years in prison and a warrant of arrest issued for him.

The said girl disappeared in June 2015 and have not been seen till date. She is a daughter to one of the councilors of Balikumbat Council by name Nwanyek Philip and is said to have been a close friend to the Mayor. The victims have 10 days to appeal before the North West Court of Appeal if they are dissatisfied with the judgment.

By Mbah Isofa

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BANGOLAN CHIEFTAINCY CRISIS; NDOP COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE DISCONTINUES COURT CASE 09/06/2016

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FON CHAFFAH XI PICTURED ARRIVING FOR THE INSTALLATION OF NEW BABESSI DIVISIONAL OFFICER

Prolonged chieftaincy crisis in Bangolan have today been discontinued by the court of first instance in Ndop. According to the court, both parties requested for the problem to be discontinued and suspended. Both parties will now have to sit down and chat a way forward.
It should be recalled that chieftaincy crisis started in Bangolan when some villagers allegedly dethroned their traditional ruler, Fon Chaffah XI mid February 2016 and enthroned another Fon. This, administratively was not accepted and it went against the will of the alleged perpetrators.
Things came to a head when an administrative team to broker peace in the village was intercepted and properties looted. Gun shots were reportedly exchanged on March 19 “when angry villagers besieged the palace demanding the Fon to leave”. Eye witnesses recounted that five people sustained bullet wounds with no death reported.
Fon. Chaffah XI was accused by his villagers for “embracing western religion and giving his life to Christ”. They also complained of him reportedly setting on fire some artifacts, antiquities amongst others, which they said were the symbol of Bangolan tradition.
The angry locals staged a sit in protest at the North West Governor’s office February 24, 2016 and were instead told to return to the SDO for Ngoketunjia. The angry locals also demanded an end to arrests and torture form soldiers deployed to the area.
The English man says all is well that ends well, Bangolan people now have to solve their problems as the court has discontinued the case advising both parties to meet the administration.
The court ruling met jubilating villagers who started shouting and dancing right in front of the court.