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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Breaking News: Rev. Fonki Samuel Wins PCC Top Job, Rev. Fochang Too

The 54th Synod of the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon-PCC has ended with the election of Reverend Fonki Samuel and Reverend Fochang Babila George winning top jobs in the house of God. The elections of the PCC Moderator and Synod clerk that took place at the Church Centre in Bamenda today November 25, 2014 was characterized by serious lobbying and intrigues.

For over 3 hours, anxious Christians waited outside amidst tension for the delegates to select the two clergies who will oversee the PCC. At about 5:pm information started filtering that Rev. Fonki Samuel had crushed Rev. Abwenzo to win the position of Moderator. Rev. Fonki emerged winner with 74 votes as against 46 votes for Rev. Abwenzo William (the out-going Synod Clerk).
On the other hand, Rev. Fochang Babila George recorded 70 votes while Rev. Nganji walked off with 47 votes. Rev. Fochang was elected the new synod clerk even though with 3 null votes. Even though the elections (selection) took place under tied security, with a police van stationed in the church premise, it is feared that this year’s elections could split the PCC. Some PCC Christians fear that the election results could bring about problems in the house of God as rumours about a dog being buried were rive.(Up next)
It should be noted that Rev. Fonki was presbyteries secretary for East Mongo North and Parish Pastor of Presbyterian Church Bastos in Yaounde. 
Rev. Fonki talking to Press

Newly elected Moderator and Synod Clerk flanked by out-going Moderator


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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Elders, Colleagues, Friends, Family Members Join Chronicle Newspaper Publisher at House Warming

In his dedication, Ntumfor Barrister Nico Halle said that "except the Lord builds a house, Those who do it, do it in vein...Lord God Make this House a Home". He congratulated Eric Motomu, Publisher/Editor of Chronicle Newspaper for the sacrifices, adding that in life there are three basic things and one of them is shelter. (PhotoNews of the Event)

Ntumfor Nico Halle and Eric Motomu (Publisher/Editor of Chronicle)
Cross section of colleagues, friends and family members

Mudu Walters (MC)
Eric Motomu's mother

Toast by Ntumfor, Oba Rose and Afuh Stephen
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Pa Ngufor's arrival
Eric Motomu flanked by colleagues of the media
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Friday, November 21, 2014

Misaje Red Feather Awards:Ndamu Peter Ngwei, Ndansi Elvis, Maah Isaac, Nkenda Simon, Others Win Big

Red Feathered Awards of Excellence To Meritorious PROMOTERS OF DEVELOPMENT In Misaje. In Recognition Of their Contributions To Nation Building and the Harmonious Development Of Misaje Sub-Division in the period 2013/2014.

ORGANISERS: Dumbu Development Programme (DDP) MINATD Reg> No. E27/750/666/BSCA
CORDINATED BY: Cameroon Independent Journalists’ Association (CAMIJAS) Reg. No:0047/E29/111/VOL.8/APPB LIST OF WINNERS AFTER VOTE COUNTS REDFEATHERED AWARD

Ndamu Peter Ngwei: Man of the Year
1, MISAJE MAN OF THE YEAR 2013/2014 -NDAMU Peter NGWEI
For financing CPDM Campaigns in Misaje though not a Candidate and above all his crusade for peace during and after Council Election for Mayors where the most popular candidate was tricked off in the name of Justice! 89.17 %s

 2, MISAJE WOMAN OF THE YEAR -CHEKA Gladys
Her Candidacy for Senate brought joy to the Sub-Division and sent shock-waves of fear to greedy politicians in Donga Mantung who punctured the move! 65.07% 

3, MISAJE POLITICIAN OF THE YEAR 2013/2014 -MAAH Isaac GABESSIN
Too popular SDF Supporter that the CPDM must spent several millions of FCFA to manage a victory in elections in the area since 2007. 72.09% 

4, MISAJE ALL ROUND BEST MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT OF THE TIME -HON ABEH MICHAEL
FOR BEING THE FIRST MP OF AKO/MISAJE TO BE TRANSPARENT WITH MICRO-PROJECT GRANTS AND PAYING FREQUENT VISITS TO MISAJE THAN THE OTHERS! 78.99% 

5, MISAJE PHILANTHROPISTS OF THE YEAR -DASI Elvis NUKAM
This grass-root and selfless politician is always in touch with his people to know their problems and making efforts to do things that would impact the lives of a suffering community, than wait for election time to do all these. 78.01% 

6, MISAJE PEACE-AWARD WINNER OF THE YEAR -NKENDA Simon SUNDE
For showing political maturity when he was tricked off another term of office as Mayor of Misaje Council. 69.00% 

7, ALL-ROUND BEST MANAGER OF SODEPA DUMBU RANCH -DR BESSONG OJONG THE SELFLESS MANAGER. THE FIRST TO IMPLEMENT SCIENTIFIC METHODS IN REVAMPING A RANCH THAT WAS DISAPPEARING FROM THE MAP OF RANCHES IN Cameroon. (The working conditions of workers improved and the number of cattle increased! Cattle theft reduced to the barest minimum! 77.90%

8, MISAJE ALL-ROUND BEST POLICE COMMISSIONER -COMMISSIONER OF POLICE JACOB NDZENYUY THE FIRST COMMAND HEAD OF DUMBU POLICE STATION WHO STRONGLY BELIEVES THAT THE POLICE AND THE PEOPLE MUST BE FRIENDS TO BETTER FIGHT INSECURITY, PRESERVE NATIONAL UNITY AND PEACE! 73.67% 

9, MISAJE MOST DISCIPLINED GENDARM OFFICER OF THE YEAR -NEBA JOSEPH CHENWI SELF DISCIPLINE, HONESTY, SELFLESS SERVICE TO THE NATION ARE HIS WATCHWORDS. “The People’s Gendarme Officer”! 69.88% 

10, MISAJE BEST PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR -TALISHI Oliver of GHS Dumbu AN EXCELLENT SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR - DYNAMIC, HUMBLE AND HONEST! TOO NEAT AND OF VERY HIGH MORAL STANDARDS 73.08% 

11, MISAJE BEST MANAGED GSS/GHS -GSS AKWETO 68.45%
12, FOUNDER OF MODERN DUMBU/KEMEZUNG VILLAGE -NDZI Johnson TATA Apart from all what he has been doing to make the Dumbu people know Civilization, he is the first to erect the first Storey Building in Kemezung! 88.00% 

13, MISAJE BEST PRIMARY HEAD TEACHER OF THE YEAR -SHEY LUKONG EMMANUEL of GS Dumbu Ranch (Now at GS Dumbu) For not only promoting academic standards in the school but making sure the children are morally trained! 66.70% 

14, MISAJE TRADITIONAL RULER OF THE YEAR -HRM FON GIWA FRANKLINE OF KAMINE FOR SELF-RESPECT AND DETERMINATION NOT TO SEE HIS TRADITION DRAGGED IN MUD 64.33% 

15, MISAJE BEST SUB-DELEGATE OF THE YEAR -MR MATHEU MAZANG, DELEGATE OF AGRICULTURE FOR PROMOTING 2ND GENERATION AGRICULTURE IN MISAJE 67.90% 

16, MISAJE MOST COMMITTED SDF MILITANT OF THE YEAR -LAMNIA DONATUS; -NKWANI CHRISTOPHER FOR STAKING THEIR HEADS ANY OTHER TIME FOR THE SDF TO TRIUMPH IN THE SUB-DIVISION 62.89% 

17, MISAJE MOST Committed CPDM MILITANT OF THE YEAR - NJENKE PHILIP, -NJI NGAYE NJI PAUL FOR SELFLESSLY SUPPORTING THE CPDM WITH NO SELF INTERESTS SINCE 1985 70.55% 

18, MISAJE BEST DRIVER OF THE YEAR - 1) JIBRIL NFOR, 2) SOJA NTAKOH, 3) BABAYE 4) JAMBA Peter FOR THE PRUDENCE IN DRIVING AND RESPECT FOR PASSENGERS 64.88% 

19, MISAJE MOST ADMIRED MOST POPULAR SENIOR CITIZEN - 1)MBANG CHRISTOPHER; 2) ARUNA MALU 66.77% 

20, MISAJE BEST TRADITIONAL DANCE GROUP - 1) FIBUENG OF CHUNGHE; 2) NTOBI OF AKWETO AND 3) NKURU OF DUMBU 74.66% 

21, MISAJE BEST PALACE AND CITADEL OF AFRICAN TRADITION - HRM FON THOMAS KIMBUSE FON’S PALACE NKANCHI FOR UPHOLDING THE TRADITION OF THE PEOPLE AND A REFERENCE FOR TOURISTS 66.99%

 22, MISAJE ALL-ROUND BEST COUNCIL WORKER - MME BOUBA VICTORIA HARDWORKING, HUMBLE, HONEST, DUTY CONSCIOUSNESS, PUNCTUAL, SELFLESS, SIMPLE COUNCIL STAFF 92.00% 

23, MISAJE BEST ARDOS OF THE YEAR - ARDO IDI ADAMU and ARDO BOLA PROMOTERS OF COLLECTIVE EFFORTS TO FIGHT AGAINST FARMER/GRAZIER CONFLICTS IN THE SUBDIVISION AS WELL AS THEIR COLLABORATIVE SPIRITS WITH THE ADMINISTRATION AND THE PEOPLE TO FIGHT AGAINST THE INFILTRATION OF BOKO-HARAM FROM NEIGHBOURING NIGERIA! 72.00% 

24, MISAJE POLITICAL ENCYCLOPAEDIA/STRATEGIST - NKENDA SIMON SUNDE MASTERS THE POLITICAL ASPECTS OF MISAJE SUB-DIVISION THAN ANY ONE ELSE! 77.87% 

25, MISAJE EXEMPLARY YOUNG ENTERPRISING BUSINESSMAN - GALO BIKOM OF DUMBU AND NJI VINCENT 69.99% 

26, MISAJE “No Nonsense Traditional Ruler Of The Year” - HRM Fon Cyprian AYABA OF MFUME FOR SPEAR-HEADING THE PETITION AGAISNT MINISTER FUH CALISTUS FOR DIVERTING GOV’T DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS IN HIS FONDOM TO OTHER AREAS 88.78%

27, MISAJE MOST POPULAR ELITE OF THE YEAR - TANGWA SYLVARIOUS (Zimbabwe) THE HEAVY-WEIGHT SDF SUPPORTER. FOR REFUSING TO BELIEVE THAT THE LEADERSHIP OF THE CPDM IN MISAJE COULD BE FOR THE COMMON GOOD! 79.87% 

28, MISAJE BEST CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR - Thomas SJINKWE CEO OF MFUME BROTHERS ENTERPRISE, BP 3 Misaje FOR MAKING SURE ANY JOB AWARDED TO HIS COMPANY IN MISAJE SUB-DIVISION IS WELL EXECUTED ACCORDING TO PRESCRIPTION! 69.54% 

29, MISAJE BEST AND RELIABLE PARTNER IN POVERTY ALLEVATION - MISAJE CREDIT UNION not complicated like others in the Granting of Loans and At Very Low Interest Rates 89.54% 


NOTE: THERE WAS A PUBLIC SAMPLE SURVEY CARRIED OUT ACROSS THE SUB-DIVISION USING QUESTIONNAIRES IN “SHONG”. THE PUBLIC VOTINGS WERE DONE EITHER BY PHONE CALLS, TEXT MESSAGES OR BY E-MAIL. VOTE COUNTING TOOK PLACE IN BAMENDA COORDINATED BY THE CAMEROON INDEPENDENT JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION (CAMIJAS). AFTER CAREFUL EXAMINATION, THE ABOVE WERE DECLARED WINNERS!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! Date, Place And Time Of Award Ceremony Will Be Mentioned In Your INVITATIONS To Be Printed Out Soon!



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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Matters Arising: What if Atanga Nji’s Closeness to Biya is the Problem?

Paul Nji Atanga: What if he is not guilty?
Counterfeit indictments are always of particular interest to Judases because cynicism has often been at the forefront of giving voice to wrong accusations and or drummed up intrigues. A good example is the famous Salem witch trials (in which innocent young women were falsely accused of being witches) as well as the Satanic Panic moral panic (in which dozens of innocent men and women were falsely accused of sexually assaulting children and others) and hundreds of examples in between, skeptics have often been there to remind the public to ask for evidence before rushing to judgment. Of course, this is nothing new; people routinely do things because they have an interest in doing so, especially the so-called politicians.

The much trumpeted summon by the Special Tribunal arguing Minister Paul Nji Atanga to report for interrogation could easily be captured through Roy Baumeister’s theory of two spheres of evolution. It is obvious to believe that the way information from the Special Tribunal is filtering out to the media has shaped men and women psychologically similar in this matter. Could it be that Minister Paul Nji Atanga’s closeness to President Biya is giving some people sleepless nights?
Of course, men especially politicians always make numerous false accusations when their interest is seen to be or is at stake, simply because every other thing is all in matters of the public sphere. Political villainy is out in the open and common knowledge and tactics of character assassination, and the Special Tribunal Court is seemingly tilted to it. In Cameroon, it is common that every time someone is arrested, a list of embezzlers is published by the various media. The arrest of Mendo Ze, former General Manager of CRTV is a case in point. Some politicians have used this method to settle political scores while others have used it as a means to give the dog a bad name for it to be hanged.
Paul Atanga Nji is Minister of Special Duties at the Presidency of the Republic and Permanent Secretary of the Security Council. Popular opinion especially in the North West holds that it is obvious that Minister Paul Nji Atanga is victim of a well calculated obnoxious act by those who continue to wonder who and why an "Anglo" could be so close to the Head of State. Like the witches in Macbeth, they feed social guards with fabricated information as well as the media, many have observed. As to how Atanga Nji illegally received into his account the some 469 MFCFA (as reported by some media organs) remains another mystery. The amount, according to the reports was deposited into account no. 031562-004-58 bearing the name “Ets des Jeunes homes d’affaires” but owned by Atanga. The issue is not the amount; on the contrary, the issue is who is feeding the Press with half baked information? Could it be that someone is doing so just to because "Anglophones" are considered as second class citizens and non should be so close to President Biya? This is the multimillion FCFA question..


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Public Health Minister Shuts Down Bakeries in North West

Mama Fouda
The Minister of Public Health Mama Fouda has issued a communiqué closing down some bakeries in the North West Region. The communiqué ordered the complete closure of four bakeries while fifteen were suspended and fourteen others warned. According to what we gathered, the bakeries were ordered to shutdown following allegations that most of the bakeries in the North West region allegedly used saccharine (potassium bromated, carcinogene product) in producing bread, which health Minister says is harmful.  A total of 33 bakeries were found wanting for the non respect of hygienic conditions and other related malpractices in the sector. It is alleged that the use of these potassium bromated causes cancer. This according to some health experts could put the health situation in danger given the level of consumption of bread.
The four bakeries closed down include Ben Bakery-Batibo, Winners’ Bakery-Batibo, Family Modern Bakery-Mbengwi and Saint Bernard Bakery Bamenda II.
Those that have been suspended till further notice are Our Lady Bakery-Bafut, Best Bread-Bali, International Bakery-B’da II, Our Favourite Bakery-Bda II, Pee Bread-Bamenda III, Muchou Bread-Bda II, Confidence Bakery-Bda III, Ferdinand Special Bread-Bda III, Glorious Bakery Bda II, MECIG Bakery-Bda III, Young Boy Bakery-Bda III, Molo Molo, C & Bros, Alhadji Bakery-Batibo and Muswe Bakery.
On the list of 15 bakeries that have been warned features SAJOCAH-Bafut, Emmanuel Sisters-Bafut, Kave, Prince, A&G, Osaka, Best Bread, Imagine, Patisserie Bakery, King Claude, Top Star, Omeka, Mr. Barker, Abi Falls.
It is feared that the situation in Bui, Donga Mantung and Menchum could be precarious given some of these tablets (they call them) come from Nigeria. Public opinion has been wondering whether the inspection team also visited bakeries in these divisions given that from all indications the inspection might have been limited to Mezam and Momo.



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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

FECAFOOT Election: 5 Contenders for 1 Seat



The deadline for nominations for President of the Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT) was set for Monday, November 17, 2014. Yet only five applications are said to have been submitted. As November 29th draws closer there heat in the air as who succeeds Iya Mohammed at the helm of FECAFOOT. It is worth mentioning the constitution of the Electoral College was made public by the Fécafoot who also recalled through a press release, the eligibility for the position of President and the composition of the list of the executive committee. While all eyes are set towards the validation, The Eye gathered that Jules Nyongha, Robert Penne, Joseph Antoine Bell, Robert Atah and Tombi Roko are on the starting block.

Jules Nyongha: He announced his candidacy on November 13 during a press conference in Yaounde. The former coach of the Indomitable Lions wants to use his experience with all of football, and clubs or national technical direction as in the past to revamp soccer.

Robert Penne: The former vice-president of the FECAFOOT is probably person with the right profile, especially for being at the head of the Cameroonian delegation to the Sydney Olympics in 2000. In the sports world, he also managed CENAJES Bertoua and the regional Football League in the East region.

Joseph Antoine Bell: The former Indomitable Lions goalkeeper solemnly declared his candidacy at a press conference in Yaounde on November 9. Since then, this former player of Union Douala is campaigning to both business magnates and club presidents to support his programme to revamp football.

Robert Atah: He was the early bird given he was one of the first to have publicly announced his Presidential ambitions. Atah many thinks is also a good man and "the only candidate that can straighten our football."

Tombi Roko Sidiki: He is the former Secretary General of FECAFOOT and he is maybe one of the last to have declared his ambition publicly. His candidacy, however, was expected in the world of football, particularly with regard to support and calls for his candidacy by some players.



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Ndu Council ECCUForum: Opportunity for Investors and Economic Operators

 The Ndu Council Economic and Cultural Forum has been billed to kickstart from December 11-14, 2014 in Ndu Town. The event is code-named Ndu Council ECCUForum 2014, is expected to bring together over 200,000 people from all walks of life. 
Highlights of the event shall include a Mini Agro-Pastoral show; Trade fair, Parade of Traditional Dance Groups from the Seventeen Villages in the municipality; parade of Traditional Wears by Mbum Men and women; Exhibition of Mbum Traditional dishes; Launch of Limbum/English dictionary and other Mbum Writings; Performances by Mbum Artists and Musicians; Panel Discussions on Mbum Cultural Values and Christianity/ Islam; The Tea Sector in Mbum Land; Politics and the Unity of the Mbum People; Maximizing the Economic Potentials in Mbumland; Mechanizing and Modernizing the Agriculture and Livestock Sectors;etc.
Stands shall be erected for companies, business enterprises and organizations of all sorts at the New and Old Markets in Ndu. 
Companies desirous of promoting their products should get in touch with the Economic Forum Committee c/o 4th Deputy Mayor i/c of Financial Affairs, Mr. Nformi Lucas Dotta Tel: 77 129 667/ 97264893 or the 1st Deputy Mayor i/c of Education and social Welfare ( Chair of the Organizing Committee), Martin Fon Yembe Tel: 77370238/ 61275249/ 97039491 Email: mfyembe@gmail.com or the Lord mayor Ndu Council , General Supervision Tel: 77848107/ 94025802/ 61135479 Email: visionpubs@yahoo.co.uk .

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Fon Thanks WICUDA; Says Njirong-Ntumbaw Problem was Resolved in 2004

 HRH Fon Kennedy Nagnjo of Njirong has issued a letter in which he has expressed his mind on the decision by WICUDA to put in place a crisis management committee on the Njirong-Ntumbaw land crisis. Here below is the letter..

Dear All,
We wish to thank the delegates to the recently held enlarged exco meeting of WICUDA National in Bamenda. We particularly thank them for their resolution creating a so-called crisis management committee to examine the Njirong-Ntumbaw problem. In this so-called resolution they have indicated they will be asking the parties concern to submit documents to the committee so they look into this matter. We appreciate this attempt. However, we wish, to remind the WICUDA National EXCO that the matter was resolved by the government of Cameroon in June 2004 and reconfirmed on October 18th 20012 following the numerous appeal petitions submitted by Ntumbaw. The politicians who organized this meeting are fully aware of the various administrative decisions that have been taken regarding this matter. In short they know this matter was resolved. It is, therefore, ridiculously shameful that these political leaders are attempting to re-harsh history and consequently stepping into a no go zone. This matter was resolved legally by the administrative authorities, period. We advise our leaders to stop bringing politics into sensitive issues that have led to loss of lives, people physically handicapped and others almost rendered physically incapacitated. We remember one of them stating in a meeting in Mbot that even in parliament they make laws and change them at will . We wish to ask if they are out to reverse the administrative decisions that have resolved a crisis that have lasted for over 40 years as they do with the laws in parliament? Njirong will not be part of any political man-oeuvre wherein politicians want to attain cheap popularity by propagating evil and falsehood in Wimbum land at the expense of the truth. We are fully aware of this agenda and thus would like to remind them that Njirong will not be a yardstick for political adventurism and indulgent nonsense. We suggest WICUDA focuses its attention on development issues and those pertaining to our culture. Attempting to venture into an issue that has been legally resolved is in itself naive and senseless. God bless WICUDA.
FON Kennedy Nganjo
Fon of Njirong

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Thousands Pay Last Repect to Senator Francis Nkwain (PhotoNews II)

 Here lieth the Man; Senator Bochong Francis Nkwain


Here lieth the Man Senator Bochong Francis Nkwain










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Thousands Pay Last Repect to Senator Francis Nkwain (PhotoNews)

 Senator Bochong Francis Isidore Wainchom Nkwain: 
Alpha April 19, 1930; 
Omega: October 19, 2014












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Friday, November 14, 2014

CRTV Goes Mute

“When it started some 8 months ago, I thought my television set was bad but when I enquired from my neighbors, they too said they were witnessing the same problem” says Tantoh Emmanuel. “It is too bad that we have been having images without sound for the past 7 or 8 months” Ngwayi Theophilus told this reporter.

The population of Nkambe, the Divisional Headquarters of Donga Mantung Division in the North West Region have gone for over 8 months now with enjoying CTRV. This is so due to the fact that the lone CRTV transmitter recorded a breakdown. It is alleged that the part that transmit sound is bad yet nothing is being done. The manner at which some of this transmission equipment is neglected is becoming a cause for concern. “Every month I pay audiovisual taxes yet I do not enjoy the services I pay for. This is not fair at all” lamented Ngiri Joseph Lamo, a secondary school teacher. “Is CRTV management not aware of this problem?”, Tata Roland questioned in anger.
“We get news from the National Station thanks to the efforts of our local community radio but I was informed that if this transmitter is repaired, the entire Division can receive the mother station on FM” Kimbi Jethro vomited. “In fact I do not want to talk about this issue; we rely mostly on our local radio stations when they do relay the National Station. In fact this is bad”, Komo Thomson said.
The situation of Nkambe is so wretched that almost everyone we accosted expressed disgust. Since the last world cup matches it is alleged television images went off, but when the image resurfaced, it came without sound. The population is wondering whether they are part of this country and or why they have been neglected constantly.      


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