Tongov Administrative Areas

Mbakwakaa
Mbagbera
Mbashar
mbagbaugh
Mbaingye
Mbaabaa
Kparev
Mbadajo
Mbatsaase

Kindred: Mbaorpke
District: Iwar
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Mbaember
Mbaangban
Mbaata
Mbaanya

Kindred: Iwanev
District: Iwar
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Mbaadigam
Mbagule
Mbahaaga
Mbahembe
Mbaafogba
Mbaaluku
Mbaaku
Mbanor
Mbadajo
Mbaatsaka

Kindred: Turan
District: Iwar
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Mbaauna
Mbagbaka
Mbaagayo
Chagh Logo
Chagh Akume
Kperanyam

Kindred: Mbajiir
District: Iwar
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Ikurav Akaa
Mbasugh
Mbakyo
Kparev Mngbagh
Kparev Une

Kindred: Mbamngbagh
District: Iwar
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Mbaipka
Mbakurem
Mbaambe
Mbawuase
Kparev Ugba
Iwen
Achagh
Mbaigbe
Mbakyan
Mbahaaga

Kindred: Ugber
District: Tiir
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Mbambilaku
Mbayaga
Mbaagen
Mbaibon

Kindred: Mbalashi
District: Tiir
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Mbaimondo
Mbaagashi
Gbor
Mbaachov
Mbahulo
Mbaakakpera
Mbagusa

Kindred: Mbagwa
District: Tiir
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Ikpamkwase
Amar
Mbashie
Mbaka
Mbatyov
Mbagever
Mbaikombo
Mbaawar
Ugbur
Mbaadawa
Mbaikure
Mbasokpo
Mbagire
Mbaityough
Mbatijime
Mbaton town

Kindred: Mbaton
District: Tiir
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Mbakwaghgba
Mbashingir
Mbaagule
Mbayongo
Makum
Mbaalagh
Mbaagbe
Mbachen
Jibo
Shangev
Alaa
Mbanor
Mbagundu
Chughur Kwase
Mbaagbanan
Mbaagban

Kindred: Mbasende
District: Tiir
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Katsina Ala Town Administrative Areas

Mbagbera
Mbakwadam
Mbaagerabul
Anyaku
Mbadam

Kindred: Mbamo
District: Katsina Ala Town
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Mbailiv
Mbatsenyam
Mbawar
Mbakosu
Mbaer
Mbakyor
Kendev

Kindred: Injiov
District: Katsina Ala Town
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Etulo
Mbabegha
Utange
Mbagwanyi

Kindred: Aketa
District: Katsina Ala Town
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Gboraya
Nguambi

Kindred: Central
District: Katsina Ala Town
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Angwan Saidu
Angwan Saraki
Angwan Wakili
Angwan Islamiya
Angwan Abuja
Angwan Otsazi

Kindred: Hausa Quaters
District: Katsina Ala Town
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Ikyurav Tiev Administrative Areas

Nanev
Mbahyande
Mbayoor
Mbaagbatar

Kindred: Mbatyough
District: Ikyurav Tiev II
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Mbakpaase
Mbachikor
Youghur

Kindred: Usambe
District: Ikyurav Tiev II
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Mbatsuese
Mbaakor
Mbambuan
Imenev
Mbaga
Agber

Kindred: Kendev
District: Ikyurav Tiev II
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Mbanyam

Kindred: Mbanyam
District: Ikyurav Tiev II
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Mbashimbe
Mbasar
Mbakosu
Mbagber

Kindred: Mbakyor
District: Ikyurav Tiev II
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Uji
Yiav
Kume
Mbayoughol
Mbakpan
Mbavaegher
Mbahim

Kindred: Monkwav
District: Ikyurav Tiev I
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Ankyoov
Mbayevkyaa

Kindred: Liev
District: Ikyurav Tiev I
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Mbaagba
Mbadoughum
Mbagba-Aondo
Mbamee
Mbakuzer
Mbadem

Kindred: Mbaimbough-Jande
District: Ikyurav Tiev I
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Mbayem
Mbakanev
Mbayande (Ayua)

Kindred: Mbaikpan
District: Ikyurav Tiev I
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Youghur
Ichev
Nyifon

Kindred: Usambe
District: Ikyurav Tiev I
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Shitile Administrative Areas

Mbanyikyaa
Mbazer
Mbakyegh
Mbaade
Mbaagerabul
Mbanasho
Mbashakange
Mbakyom
Mbaanyaku

Kindred: Mbamo
District: Michihe
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Mbaajaver
Mbaker
Mbanyishe
Mbanenke
Mbaakempka
Mbakyo

Kindred: Mbahav
District: Michihe
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Mbatange
Mbapir
Mbaanya
Mbajiaga
Mbashimbe
Mbaajon

Kindred: Mbatijime
District: Michihe
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Abaji town
Mbakugh
Mbakpan
Mbaashua
Mbaakuma
Mbaagba-aa
Mbanabela

Kindred: Mbatsanyi
District: Michihe
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Mbapenda Gema
Mbamtsar
Mbaagbetar
Mbanyange
Mbayamsa
Aungwa
Manyam
Mbavande
Hiev
Mbaaya
Amojuku
Burakinde
Mbakyo
Mbakura

Kindred: Mbagena
District: Michihe
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Mbabegha
Harga
Mbaande
Mbaasaa
Mbator
Buaka
Mbaatar
Mbakuji
Kunde
Mbachihin
Mbaatom

Kindred: Mtwemgbaa
District: Mbacher
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Anom
Sena
Agua Agi
Bai Nor

Kindred: Mbayange
District: Mbacher
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Mbaneeku
Mbaagabi
Onkasev
Tinyam
Zauiyol

Kindred: Mbaifan
District: Mbacher
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Mbadough
Mbaabaa
Mbadam
Mbanyagba
Jia
Amaa

Kindred: Mbakongol
District: Mbacher
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Mbaapeon
Mbaagaku
Mbaapagher
Mbahira
Mbaagyo

Kindred: Mbajibo
District: Mbacher
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Mbaasoki
Mbasa
Mbakwafa
Mbavan
Mbaaluku
Mbaadema
Mbatorazo
Hausa community
Chongo Kwase
Saan Kwase
Mbade
Mbajunkwase

Kindred: Udam
District: Utange
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Saan
Mbaagande
Mbajia
Mbaagum
Mbaliam
Mbakuna
Mbaadi
Mbakura
Mbaakura
Mbakon
Mbagboodu
Mbahemen
Mbahinyam
Abunku
Dagende
Dagi
Mbatormwar
Mbavambe

Kindred: Mbadyer /Mbatyo
District: Utange
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Mbaka
Mbaaule
Mbalangba
Mbaswase
Mbasakadi
Mbakwadam

Kindred: Mbawuhe
District: Utange
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Mbakpire
Mbagaya
Mbayongo
Mbaadeke
Mbaager
Mbatea
Mbakerenti
Mbawuanche
Mbaagbiyange
Mbatser
Mbataa
Mbakpan

Kindred: Mbaakpajiir /Utugwa
District: Utange
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Mbakwazer
Mbateer
Mbaabukam
Mbayangenema
Mbahii
Mbavue
Mbaadanor

Kindred: Mbakyambe
District: Utange
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Mbachakera
Mbasongo
Mbajikper
Mbakoo
Mbaakuta
Mbaafi
Chirakera
Mbaai
Mbabuseyi
Mbaachive
Mbaaji
Mbaakenawe
Mbanyom
Tacha town

Kindred: Mbayuhe
District: Yooyo
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Mbakyem
Mbakortse
Mbaaluku
Mbaaigyo
Mbayendegwa
Gesakon
Mbayoo
Mbahee
Mbaadam
Anyamkon
Mbakiara
Mbadu
Mbamyaa

Kindred: Ushir
District: Yooyo
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Mbator
Mbaapejir
Mbaagenger
Mbamondo
Mbakyaan

Kindred: Mbaburuku
District: Yooyo
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Kindred:
Mbaadu
Mbaatam
Kahakombo
Mbaakuma
Mbamue
Mbayange
Mbaasor
Mbatogo
District: Utenge
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Kwaer
Ngofa
Ushi
Jaa
Agena

Kindred: Tionkwase
District: Yooyo
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Mbaabukam
Mbashagar
Mbaabam
Mbaloo
Mbaakombo
Mbatse
Mbashiim
Mbaibyuu
Shipine
Mbaapesar
Ali
Mbatsume
Mbahyungwa
Nyande
Atongo
Amam
Gooso
Abur
Malu
Mbaanyamkyo
Dwemgbehe
Mbaagba
Mayange
Mbakur
Mbator
Mbashitu
Mbaagir
Mbandoor
Mbatwar

Kindred: Mbapine /Mbagbentya
District: Mbatyula /Mberev
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Mbagatie
Mbakalema
Mbashagher
Mbagasen
Mbatorough
Mbaanwange
Mbanini
Mbatyo
Mbagbaa
Mbaatsaa
Mbaimem
Mbaakaachigh
Mbaamake
Mbaongo
Mbagar
Iwange
Mbashaaiwange
Mbashogyase
Mbaayajough
Mbagyaa
Mbaugaji

Kindred: Ngoov
District: Mbatyula /Mberev
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Akuraiondo
Kyamtange
Mbatyav
Mbabe

Kindred: Mberev
District: Mbatyula /Mberev
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Sai
Msoragwa
Mbatorough
Mbaakura
Mbasai
Mbamalu
Mbaanafe
Mbakyee
Mbagbaudu
Mbamegh
Mbanyaga
Mbaiyongo
Mbajikaa
Mbakigh
Mbaajikan
Mbawer
Mbakuna
Mbachilebo
Mbakwembe
Mbaabela
Mbaneke
Mbanyikwagh
Mbanachika
Mbaigyudu
Mbazoho
Mbanungwa
Mbaluka
Mbayanigba

Kindred: Mbaawan
District: Mbajir
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Mbatarwa
Mbanongo
Mbagya
Mbator
Mbacha
Mbayar
Mbaasonku
Mbagaase
Kenenabo
Mbagur
Mbashagba
Mbatee
Mbakura

Kindred: Mbatyough
District: Mbajir
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Mbaachin
Mbangeghee
Mbaiwar
Mbaamu
Mbaalia
Mbaadi
Mbauna
Mbaateeve
Mbaloho
Mbajovkwase
Mbaawaji
Gough
Mbagen

Kindred: Mbagaa
District: Mbajir
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Mbaadayina
Mbakaanya
Mbabinda
Mbanyamazov
mbakura
Mbakeng
Mbaneke

Kindred: Mbalam
District: Mbajir
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Mbaatum
Mbachaha
Mbaayakyor
Mbaachi
Mbaayatswen
Mbaatsuku
Mbaadegwa
Mbaerye
Mbaamya
Mbatsekele
Mbakwajie
Mbazende
Mbaikyodam
Mbashiga
Mbagetim
Mbakpyam
Mbatoranyam
Mbataakuma

Kindred: Mbakyom /Utyondu
District: Mbayongo
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Mbaakwaya
Mbazoho
Mbaazakaa
Mba-Aondo
Mbabele
Mbaagera
Mbagbise
Mbapia
Mbagian

Kindred: Mbagesa
District: Mbayongo
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Mbaayam
Mbagami
Mbailim
Mbangi
Mbanyaga
Mbamaza
Mbabukam
Mbaasera
Mbagbee

Kindred: Tongov
District: Mbayongo
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Mbayuwa
Mbakpindo
Maaki
Mbaasayaa
Nyamshadaa
Kakure
Mbagesa
Awange
Mbaapine

Kindred: Mbanyiange
District: Mbayongo
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Mbamase
Mbagundu
Mbakyaior
Mbaagege
Mbanyampev
Shavakaa
Agese

Kindred: Tswarev
District: Mbayongo
Local Govt Area: Katsina Ala
State: Benue
Country: Nigeria

Orifa

It’s a farming community with a largely uninterrupted natural habitat and great potentials for tourism.
A rural, farming community in Obi LGA of Benue state, Nigeria.

The place and environs is inhabited by Igede people.

Close to it is a fast growing town called Itakpa. Itakpa is located along Otukpo – Obarike road.

Orifa has large expanse of land that covers several kilometres with little or no permanent residents.

It has farm stores or farm houses located remotely in the bush.

The people usually live in neighbouring Itakpa. From Itapka they proceed to Orifa for farming activities and retreat back later in the day.

While Itakpa is a bustling urban area, Orifa is reserved for full time farming activities.

It’s beautiful and strikingly great. A rare breed, a distinguished area. The atmosphere is cool, peaceful and natural.

The land is a fertile plain with a stream, a lot of short, small trees and tall grasses.

While at Orifa it’s not strange to see animals in their natural habitat undisturbed. Birds roam the environment freely. In certain parts of the place the only inhabitants you may come across are birds sitting on trees.

Some areas have been fallowed, left unattended, for many years, Such areas get overgrown with trees and grasses. Farmers who want to cultivate those places have to first take time to deforest and clear bushes.

The people usually farm cassava, and in some instances, yam. Large scale cassava farmers have to use wheelbarrows and vehicles to move harvest to Itakpa where they often process it into garri.

Orifa is a cassava spinner but there is more to it: It’s has been left unnoticed that it’s also a great tourist area.

With Orifa as a tourist destination you would be happy you took a break from the noise, congestion & restlessness in cities and enjoy a serene, peaceful environment in it’s natural state.

Obarike

It’s the capital town of Obi LGA of Benue state, Nigeria.

Obi and Oju LGAs are territories of Igede, the third largest tribe in Benue state after Tiv and Idoma.

Obarike appears to be the second most important town in Igede after Oju.

Name

The name Obarike is an Igede language variant of the English word “Barracks”. Obarike town, then a village, had barracks for soldiers during the Nigerian civil war.

Many Igede people especially the young ones often call the town “Barracks”. The old ones prefer to call call it “Obarike”.

Oficially it’s called Obarike Ito. The suffix, Ito, according to natives, is the name of their ancestor.

Features

Government
Obarike serves, to a large extent, as an administrative town with government facilities in many locations.

There exists a LGA secretariat, government residential houses, a state government hospital, government schools (primary and secondary).

Garri market
Obarike is also a garri market. Call it a foods market if you like. It’s a foods market but its core product is garri. Selling and buying of garri in large qauntities take place weekly.

The people of the area farm cassava much and they process it into garri, a fast selling Nigerian staple food.

Palm oil & broom market
Besides garri, Obarike also produces palm oil and brooms in large quantities at affordable prices.

Shops at Obarike market
On market days, in front of these shops, filled to capacity are: Bags of garri, lorries, sellers & buyers.

Hotels
The town has some hotels, a prominent one is Pinot Hotel.

Entrance to Pinot Hotel, Obarike
The hotel has many rooms and a large outdoor environment.

Central area
The central area of the town has an intersection of major roads that lead to Otukpo and Oju. By the sides of those roads are some of the largest shops in the town.

Most of the top financial and commrcial activities go on at those shops (located besides those roads and close to the town’s main roundabout).

People

Obarike, mostly, is made of Igede people.

There also exists Igbo, many of whom are shop owners. Idoma are also there as well as few Tiv people and other tribes.

Residences at Obarike
Language

The main language in Obarike is Igede.

It happens that many Igede people, approximately 60% of them, speak English as a second language, especially when with non-Igede people.

Language barrier wouldn’t be an big issue if a visitor can speak English.

Faith

Igede people are predominantly Christians. The most populated church in Obarike and the whole of Igede seems to be Methodist Church.

Living Faith Church has made major inroads into the area.

Cherubim and Seraphim is another one with a large membership.

Traditional religious practices are not much. Other religions are obscure or doesn’t exist at all.

Igede believe in Christ Jesus, really the best thing to do.

Towns, villages, areas, features in Katsina Ala LGA


Towns & villages

1.Katsina Ala town
2.Tor Donga
3.Abaji
4.Harga
5.Gbor
6.Sai
7.Peva
8.Abako
9.Joo Mbatyough
10.Agu Center
11.Une
12.Ammafu
13.Ayua
14.Ikowe
15.Mbaton
16.Sati Agirigi
17.Gawa
18.Kasar
19.Vingir
20.Kenvanger
21.Gbise
22.Ucha
23.Anayagba
24.Itygbenda Udende
25.Nagu
26.Tavachan
27.Solozo
28.Tionkwase
29.Igbabaka
30.Ngokem
31.Manor
32.Ngibo
33.Takor

Largest towns in Katsina Ala LGA

The largest is Katsina Ala town followed first by Tor Donga and further by Abaji and Gbor.

Most beautiful town in Katsina Ala LGA

Harga is a cool, beautiful place largely overshadowed by the presence of missionary facilities and activities.

It has a theological seminary and a large healthcare center all owned by NKST Church.

Besides is a mountain and other interesting scenery.

Some features in Katsina Ala town

Outside Katsina Ala LGC Secretariat

This is close to its main gate and opposite Emmanuel Akume Atongo Stadium – a public sports facility.

Inside Katsina Ala LGC Secretariat

These are some of the first modern houses in the town. These structures are being renovated by the council from time to time. Additional newer buildings also exist inside the secretariat.

Emmanuel Akume Atongo Stadium, Katsina Ala

A government owned sports stadium named after one of the former council chairmen, Akume Atongo.

Inside K Ala: Communities in Katsina Ala town

Katsina Ala town comprises 4 indigeneous communities namely: Ikyurav Tiev II, Shitile, Etulo and Hausa.

All the communities, except Hausa, have larger areas outside the town and in some cases outside the local government area.

Mbamo

It’s a Shitile area and comprises:
Mbagbera,
Mbakwadam,
Mbaagerabu,
Anyaku,
Mbadam

Injiov

It’s a Shitile area and comprises:
Mbaliv,
Mbatsenyam
Mbawar,
Mbakosu,
Mbaer,
Mbakyor,
kendev

Akata

It’s an Etulo /Ikyurav Tiev II area and comprises:
Otsazi,
Mbabegha,
Mbagwanyi

Hausa Quaters

It’s a Hausa area and comprises:
Angwan Saidu,
Angwan saraki,
Angwan Wakili,
Angwan Islamiya,
Angwan Abuja

Katisna Ala Central

It’s a multi-ethnic, cosmopolitan area and comprises:
Gboraya,
Nguambi

The communities listed above comprises the Township council.

All the council wards of Katsina Ala LGA

  1. Township
  2. Michihe,
  3. Mbacher,
  4. Utange,
  5. Mbatyula/Mbelev,
  6. Mbayongo,
  7. Mbajir,
  8. Yooyo,
  9. Ikyurav Tiev I,
  10. Ikyurav Tiev II,
  11. Tiir,
  12. Iwar.

Map of Katsina Ala LGA showing council wards

Katsina Ala is a Local Government Area in Benue state, Nigeria.

Its capital town also bears the name Katsina Ala.

The town is located by the side of a river. The river too bears the name. It’s called River Katsina Ala.

Administrative divisons of Katsina Ala LGA

K-Ala LGA comprises both K-Ala town and some nearby rural communities altogether making up 12 council wards.

List of Katsina Ala council wards

1. Township,
2. Michihe,
3. Mbacher,
4. Utange,
5. Mbatyula/Mbelev,
6. Mbayaongo,
7. Mbajir,
8. Yooyo,
9. Ikyurav Tiev I,
10. Ikyurav Tiev II,
11. Tiir,
12. Iwar.

Map of Katsina Ala LGA showing council wards and towns

Katsina Ala is a Local Government Area in Benue state, Nigeria.

Its capital town also bears the same name as Katsina Ala.

The town is located by the side of a river. The river too bears the name. It’s called River Katsina Ala.

Administrative divisons of Katsina Ala LGA

K-Ala LGA comprises both K-Ala town and some nearby rural communities altogether making up 12 council wards.

List of Katsina Ala council wards

1. Township,
2. Michihe,
3. Mbacher,
4. Utange,
5. Mbatyula/Mbelev,
6. Mbayaongo,
7. Mbajir,
8. Yooyo,
9. Ikyurav Tiev I,
10. Ikyurav Tiev II,
11. Tiir,
12. Iwar.

List of Katsina Ala towns

List of towns, areas in Katsina Ala LGA

1.Katsina Ala town
2.Tor Donga
3.Abaji
4.Harga
5.Gbor
6.Sai
7.Peva
8.Abako
9.Joo Mbatyough
10.Agu Center
11.Une
12.Ammafu
13.Ayua
14.Ikowe
15.Mbaton
16.Sati Agirigi
17.Gawa
18.Kasar
19.Vingir
20.Kenvanger
21.Gbise
22.Ucha
23.Anyagba
24.Ityogbenda Udende
25.Nagu
26.Tavachan
27.Solozo
28.Tionkwase
29.Igbabaka
30.Ngokem
31.Manor
32.Ngibo
33.Takor

NKST Beginnings: How Pastor Zimmermann brought the Gospel to Sai

Christianity came to Tiv through a Dutch South African missionary called Karl Zimmermann. He came to Sai in Shitile, Katsina Ala LGA of Benue.

His coming was facilitated by DRCM (Dutch Reformed Church Mission, a missionary arm of Dutch Reformed Church)

In 1904 DRCM sent people to Nigeria to carry out feasibility studies for missionary work. Among those sent was Dr Kumm. Kumm happened to interface with Tiv people at Abinsi, near Makurdi. He was interested in Tiv. On going back he recommended Tiv nation as one of the places where mission work be done.

DRCM swung into action and missionaries arrived. A prominent one was Zimmerman.

Zimmerman and his team spoke to Akiga’s father, Sai Dekpe. Sai gave them his son Akiga to serve them as an “erand boy”. Akiga turned out to become the first Tiv to be a Christian, be baptized, and to be a pastor.[1]

Zimmermann and Akiga are arrowheads of NKST beginnings and the birth of the gospel in Benue.

NKST officially recognizes 17 April 1911, the day Zimmermann started a gospel station in Sai, not only as the day the gospel came to Tiv and Benue state but also as the day the NKST church started.

Some NKST pastors at a function in Kyado, near Zaki Biam [2]
Towards the end of 1911 another missionary in Zimmermann’s fold, Pastor Judd joined him in Sai. Judd wrote the first Tiv book.

Although Zimmermann started the work, his stay was not very long. After sometime he proceeded on holiday outside the country and was willing to return but couldn’t do so.

Later on DRCM handed over the missionary project to SUM (Sudan United Mission, a missionary body of Christian Reformed Church of North America)[3].

One thing led to the other and NKST was made independent. NKST having benefited from missionary works of DRCM and SUM also sends people for missionary work.


You too can be another Zimmermann by helping people come to Christ, helping people do the will of Christ perfectly.

In your daily discussions you can chip in gospel truths. So for now you must not necessarily go to Amazon forest, the West Indies or a new land to make converts.

Use every opportunity to bring people to Christ. Your phone, your knowledge, your everything can be channeled to push on with the great commission.

Stop wasting time, bring out the Zimmermann in you.

References:

[1] Convafresh
convafresh.com/nkst-basic-facts

[2] Ben Dzwa
https://www.facebook.com/bendzwa

[3] NKST
site.nkstonline.org/about-us

Katsina Ala

It’s a town in Benue state, Nigeria. The LGA (Local Government Area) where the town is located also bears the same name.

Katsina Ala, often shortened as K-Ala or Kachina is the third largest town, after Gboko and Makurdi, in Ayatutu (the Tiv area of Benue state).

Offices at COE, K-Ala [1]
It started as a river port, a trading town in the pre-colonial western trade with Europeans where sesame and soyabeans reigned.

The town is located by the side of River Katsina Ala at a point where the river meanders.

It also serves as an administrative town for that part of the state.

Katsina Ala is historically prominent for being the LGA where Christianity came into Tivland and the whole of Benue state.

South African Dutch missionaries arrived a village in the area called Sai and began missionary activities there.

Akiga Sai, an indigene of Katsina Ala LGA is the first Tiv to write ABC, the first Tiv to be baptised, and the first Tiv pastor.

Administrative divisons of Katsina Ala LGA

K-Ala LGA comprises both K-Ala town and some nearby rural communities altogether making up 12 council wards.

List of Katsina Ala council wards

1. Township,
2. Michihe,
3. Mbacher,
4. Utange,
5. Mbatyula/Mbelev,
6. Mbayaongo,
7. Mbajir,
8. Yooyo,
9. Ikyurav Tiev I,
10. Ikyurav Tiev II,
11. Tiir,
12. Iwar.

More on Katsina Ala council wards:

Township
This comprises all the areas of K-Ala metropolis. The town has many areas which include:
a. Central
b. Gboraya,
c. Takum junction,
d. Across,
e. NKST Sec Sch area,
among others.

The People of the town: The people considered indigenes here incldue: Shitile, Ikyurav Tiev I, Etulo and Hausa. Others, considered as settlers, include: Igbo, Yoruba, Idoma …

Distribution of people in council wards, other than Township.
Besides the Township council ward, the other wards are occupied primarily inhabited by three Tiv clans as follows:

Shitile: 8 wards.

(Michihe, Mbacher, Utange, Mbatyula/Mbelev, Mbayaongo, Mbajir, Yooyo)

More on Shitile

The clan, Shitile, comprises: Kpav and Gaambe. Gaambe subdivides into: Gaambe Ya and Gaambe Tiev. Part of Shitile is in Logo LGA. Logo was formerly in K-Ala.

Ikyurav Tiev: 2 wards.
(Ikyurav Tiev I, Ikyurav Tiev II)

Tongov: 2 wards.
(Tiir, Iwar)

Michihe
This council ward is close to K-Ala town and has several places that include:
Abaji (the capital town of the ward).
Abaji is the third largest town in Katsina Ala LGA after Katsina Ala town and Tor Donga.
-Ucha,
-Aba,
-Tavachan,
-Solozo,
-Sati Agirigi.

Mbacher
Towns & villages include:
-Harga (A prominent Christian missions place with a Theological Seminary).

Utange
Towns & villages include:
-Tor Donga (Capital),
-Nyitar.

Mbatyula/Mbelev
Towns & villages include:
-Agu (Capital)

Mbayongu
Towns & villages include:
Gbise (Capital)

Mbajir
Towns & villages include:

Sai (the startig place of Christianity in Benue state)

Yooyo
Towns & villages include:
-Yooyo (Capital)
The council ward and its capital town Yooyo are named after River Yooyo, a water body in the area.

Ikyurav Tiev I
It’s located on the East bank of River Katsina Ala.
Towns & villages include:
-Ikowe
-Ayua

Ikyurav Tiev II
It’s located on the West bank of River Katsina Ala.
Towns & villages include:
-Joo Mbatyough (Capital)
-Manor,
-Agber,
-Takor

Tiir
Towns & villages include:
-Gbor
-Mbaton,
-Tyogbenda Udende

Iwar
Towns & villages include:
-Amaaafu.

Churches

Katsina Ala has large number of people who are members of NKST, Roman Catholic, Pentecostal and other churches.

It’s serves as home to a Catholic Dioscese, the Katsina Ala Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church.

NKST too has large churches in the town as well some are: NKST Katsina Ala Central, NKST Kpanenege …

Schools

COE K-Ala [1]
The town has College of Education, COE, K-Ala. The institution offers NCE and degree programmes.

More on this is on coekatsinaala.edu.ng

There are other tertiary schools especially health technology institutions.

Secondary schools include the oldest school in the town called GCK (Government College Katsina Ala), Divine Love Secondary School (a Roman Catholic owned girls only school).

Also on the list are Kings College, Mercy & Joy, among others.

Market, Commerce

Thurday of every week is Katsina Ala’s market day called Tomanyiin, although trading activities go on in the town everyday the Tomanyiin market is a special day that farmers bring groundnuts, yams and other farm produce for sale.

Hotels

Those on top of the list include:
JJ Kampala,
Kalm Beach,
among others.

Prominent persons

The LGA has produced famous persons like:
1.Agaihyande,
2. Akume Atongo,
3. Liuetnant General Victor Malu (a fromer Nigerian Chief of Army Staff)
4. Fezanga Wombo (Ter Katisna Ala, the LGA’s paramount traditional chief),
5. Abu King Shuluwa (a higher class traditional chief, formerly a full-time politician).

And several others.


Reference:
[1], [2] – COE K-Ala
coekatsinaala.edu.ng

20 Pasewa | Ghana coins, photos

20 Pasewa, Ghana coins

Ghana currency basics

Names

Cedi,
Pesewa.

The name ‘cedi’ derives from the word ‘sedie’ meaning cowrie, a shell money widely used in late 19th Century.

‘Pesewa’ is an altered form of the word ‘Penny’. Pasewa represents the smallest denomination of the gold-dust

currency regime. The name was chosen to replace the British colonial penny.

Types

Bank notes: Cedi
Coins: Pasewa

Symbols

¢ (Cedi)
P (Pasewa)

Issuer

Bank of Ghana

First introduced

Cedi and Pasewa were first introduced on 19 July, 1965 to replace Ghana pounds, shillings and pence.

Demonetisation

On 9 March, 1979, the government made mention of introducting new cedi notes to replace the old ones. The old

cedis were demonetized.

Denomination changes

As from 1965 to present, various cedi and pesewa denominations, ranging from ¢1
to ¢5,000 for notes and ½ P to ¢500 for coins, were introduced.

Currency introduced in 1965 comprises ¢1, ¢5, ¢10, ¢50, ¢100, ¢1,000, 5P, 10P, and 20P.

As at 1972 and 1994, 7 more different bank notes and 8
coins were introduced ranging from ¢2 to ¢5,000 for
notes and ¢100p to 50,000p – ¢500. for coins.

As at 2002, two more notes ¢10000 and ¢20000 were added.


1965

¢1
5P
¢5
10P
¢10
20P
¢50
¢100


1967

1/2P
1P
2 1/2P


1978

¢2 100P


1979

¢20 20P


1983

¢200


1984

500P


1987

¢500


1991

¢1000
1000P
2000P
5000P
10000P


1994

¢2000


1995

¢5000


2002

¢10000
¢20000


Reference:
Bank of Ghana | bog.gov.gh

10 Pasewa | Ghana coins, photos

10 Pasewa, Ghana coins

Ghana currency basics

Names

Cedi,
Pesewa.

The name ‘cedi’ derives from the word ‘sedie’ meaning cowrie, a shell money widely used in late 19th Century.

‘Pesewa’ is an altered form of the word ‘Penny’. Pasewa represents the smallest denomination of the gold-dust

currency regime. The name was chosen to replace the British colonial penny.

Types

Bank notes: Cedi
Coins: Pasewa

Symbols

¢ (Cedi)
P (Pasewa)

Issuer

Bank of Ghana

First introduced

Cedi and Pasewa were first introduced on 19 July, 1965 to replace Ghana pounds, shillings and pence.

Demonetisation

On 9 March, 1979, the government made mention of introducting new cedi notes to replace the old ones. The old

cedis were demonetized.

Denomination changes

As from 1965 to present, various cedi and pesewa denominations, ranging from ¢1
to ¢5,000 for notes and ½ P to ¢500 for coins, were introduced.

Currency introduced in 1965 comprises ¢1, ¢5, ¢10, ¢50, ¢100, ¢1,000, 5P, 10P, and 20P.

As at 1972 and 1994, 7 more different bank notes and 8
coins were introduced ranging from ¢2 to ¢5,000 for
notes and ¢100p to 50,000p – ¢500. for coins.

As at 2002, two more notes ¢10000 and ¢20000 were added.


1965

¢1
5P
¢5
10P
¢10
20P
¢50
¢100


1967

1/2P
1P
2 1/2P


1978

¢2 100P


1979

¢20 20P


1983

¢200


1984

500P


1987

¢500


1991

¢1000
1000P
2000P
5000P
10000P


1994

¢2000


1995

¢5000


2002

¢10000
¢20000


Reference:
Bank of Ghana | bog.gov.gh

1 Pasewa | Ghana coins, photos

1 Pasewa, Ghana coins

Ghana currency basics

Names

Cedi,
Pesewa.

The name ‘cedi’ derives from the word ‘sedie’ meaning cowrie, a shell money widely used in late 19th Century.

‘Pesewa’ is an altered form of the word ‘Penny’. Pasewa represents the smallest denomination of the gold-dust

currency regime. The name was chosen to replace the British colonial penny.

Types

Bank notes: Cedi
Coins: Pasewa

Symbols

¢ (Cedi)
P (Pasewa)

Issuer

Bank of Ghana

First introduced

Cedi and Pasewa were first introduced on 19 July, 1965 to replace Ghana pounds, shillings and pence.

Demonetisation

On 9 March, 1979, the government made mention of introducting new cedi notes to replace the old ones. The old

cedis were demonetized.

Denomination changes

As from 1965 to present, various cedi and pesewa denominations, ranging from ¢1
to ¢5,000 for notes and ½ P to ¢500 for coins, were introduced.

Currency introduced in 1965 comprises ¢1, ¢5, ¢10, ¢50, ¢100, ¢1,000, 5P, 10P, and 20P.

As at 1972 and 1994, 7 more different bank notes and 8
coins were introduced ranging from ¢2 to ¢5,000 for
notes and ¢100p to 50,000p – ¢500. for coins.

As at 2002, two more notes ¢10000 and ¢20000 were added.


1965

¢1
5P
¢5
10P
¢10
20P
¢50
¢100


1967

1/2P
1P
2 1/2P


1978

¢2 100P


1979

¢20 20P


1983

¢200


1984

500P


1987

¢500


1991

¢1000
1000P
2000P
5000P
10000P


1994

¢2000


1995

¢5000


2002

¢10000
¢20000


Reference:
Bank of Ghana | bog.gov.gh

1 Cedi Coin | Ghana coins, photos

1 Cedi coin, Ghana

Ghana currency basics

Names

Cedi,
Pesewa.

The name ‘cedi’ derives from the word ‘sedie’ meaning cowrie, a shell money widely used in late 19th Century.

‘Pesewa’ is an altered form of the word ‘Penny’. Pasewa represents the smallest denomination of the gold-dust

currency regime. The name was chosen to replace the British colonial penny.

Types

Bank notes: Cedi
Coins: Pasewa

Symbols

¢ (Cedi)
P (Pasewa)

Issuer

Bank of Ghana

First introduced

Cedi and Pasewa were first introduced on 19 July, 1965 to replace Ghana pounds, shillings and pence.

Demonetisation

On 9 March, 1979, the government made mention of introducting new cedi notes to replace the old ones. The old

cedis were demonetized.

Denomination changes

As from 1965 to present, various cedi and pesewa denominations, ranging from ¢1
to ¢5,000 for notes and ½ P to ¢500 for coins, were introduced.

Currency introduced in 1965 comprises ¢1, ¢5, ¢10, ¢50, ¢100, ¢1,000, 5P, 10P, and 20P.

As at 1972 and 1994, 7 more different bank notes and 8
coins were introduced ranging from ¢2 to ¢5,000 for
notes and ¢100p to 50,000p – ¢500. for coins.

As at 2002, two more notes ¢10000 and ¢20000 were added.


1965

¢1
5P
¢5
10P
¢10
20P
¢50
¢100


1967

1/2P
1P
2 1/2P


1978

¢2 100P


1979

¢20 20P


1983

¢200


1984

500P


1987

¢500


1991

¢1000
1000P
2000P
5000P
10000P


1994

¢2000


1995

¢5000


2002

¢10000
¢20000


Reference:
Bank of Ghana | bog.gov.gh

5 Pasewa | Ghana coins, photos

5 Pasewa, Ghana coins

Ghana currency basics

Names

Cedi,
Pesewa.

The name ‘cedi’ derives from the word ‘sedie’ meaning cowrie, a shell money widely used in late 19th Century.

‘Pesewa’ is an altered form of the word ‘Penny’. Pasewa represents the smallest denomination of the gold-dust

currency regime. The name was chosen to replace the British colonial penny.

Types

Bank notes: Cedi
Coins: Pasewa

Symbols

¢ (Cedi)
P (Pasewa)

Issuer

Bank of Ghana

First introduced

Cedi and Pasewa were first introduced on 19 July, 1965 to replace Ghana pounds, shillings and pence.

Demonetisation

On 9 March, 1979, the government made mention of introducting new cedi notes to replace the old ones. The old

cedis were demonetized.

Denomination changes

As from 1965 to present, various cedi and pesewa denominations, ranging from ¢1
to ¢5,000 for notes and ½ P to ¢500 for coins, were introduced.

Currency introduced in 1965 comprises ¢1, ¢5, ¢10, ¢50, ¢100, ¢1,000, 5P, 10P, and 20P.

As at 1972 and 1994, 7 more different bank notes and 8
coins were introduced ranging from ¢2 to ¢5,000 for
notes and ¢100p to 50,000p – ¢500. for coins.

As at 2002, two more notes ¢10000 and ¢20000 were added.


1965

¢1
5P
¢5
10P
¢10
20P
¢50
¢100


1967

1/2P
1P
2 1/2P


1978

¢2 100P


1979

¢20 20P


1983

¢200


1984

500P


1987

¢500


1991

¢1000
1000P
2000P
5000P
10000P


1994

¢2000


1995

¢5000


2002

¢10000
¢20000


Reference:
Bank of Ghana | bog.gov.gh

50 Pasewa | Ghana coins, photos

50 Pasewa, Ghana coins

Ghana currency basics

Names

Cedi,
Pesewa.

The name ‘cedi’ derives from the word ‘sedie’ meaning cowrie, a shell money widely used in late 19th Century.

‘Pesewa’ is an altered form of the word ‘Penny’. Pasewa represents the smallest denomination of the gold-dust

currency regime. The name was chosen to replace the British colonial penny.

Types

Bank notes: Cedi
Coins: Pasewa

Symbols

¢ (Cedi)
P (Pasewa)

Issuer

Bank of Ghana

First introduced

Cedi and Pasewa were first introduced on 19 July, 1965 to replace Ghana pounds, shillings and pence.

Demonetisation

On 9 March, 1979, the government made mention of introducting new cedi notes to replace the old ones. The old

cedis were demonetized.

Denomination changes

As from 1965 to present, various cedi and pesewa denominations, ranging from ¢1
to ¢5,000 for notes and ½ P to ¢500 for coins, were introduced.

Currency introduced in 1965 comprises ¢1, ¢5, ¢10, ¢50, ¢100, ¢1,000, 5P, 10P, and 20P.

As at 1972 and 1994, 7 more different bank notes and 8
coins were introduced ranging from ¢2 to ¢5,000 for
notes and ¢100p to 50,000p – ¢500. for coins.

As at 2002, two more notes ¢10000 and ¢20000 were added.


1965

¢1
5P
¢5
10P
¢10
20P
¢50
¢100


1967

1/2P
1P
2 1/2P


1978

¢2 100P


1979

¢20 20P


1983

¢200


1984

500P


1987

¢500


1991

¢1000
1000P
2000P
5000P
10000P


1994

¢2000


1995

¢5000


2002

¢10000
¢20000


Reference:
Bank of Ghana | bog.gov.gh

20 Cedis| Ghana bank notes, date introduced, photos

Cedis, Ghana bank notes

Date introduced

1.7.2007

Photo description

Big Six, Supreme Court.

Ghana currency basics

Names

Cedi,
Pesewa.

The name ‘cedi’ derives from the word ‘sedie’ meaning cowrie, a shell money widely used in late 19th Century.

‘Pesewa’ is an altered form of the word ‘Penny’. Pasewa represents the smallest denomination of the gold-dust

currency regime. The name was chosen to replace the British colonial penny.

Types

Bank notes: Cedi
Coins: Pasewa

Symbols

¢ (Cedi)
P (Pasewa)

Issuer

Bank of Ghana

First introduced

Cedi and Pasewa were first introduced on 19 July, 1965 to replace Ghana pounds, shillings and pence.

Demonetisation

On 9 March, 1979, the government made mention of introducting new cedi notes to replace the old ones. The old

cedis were demonetized.

Denomination changes

As from 1965 to present, various cedi and pesewa denominations, ranging from ¢1
to ¢5,000 for notes and ½ P to ¢500 for coins, were introduced.

Currency introduced in 1965 comprises ¢1, ¢5, ¢10, ¢50, ¢100, ¢1,000, 5P, 10P, and 20P.

As at 1972 and 1994, 7 more different bank notes and 8
coins were introduced ranging from ¢2 to ¢5,000 for
notes and ¢100p to 50,000p – ¢500. for coins.

As at 2002, two more notes ¢10000 and ¢20000 were added.


1965

¢1
5P
¢5
10P
¢10
20P
¢50
¢100


1967

1/2P
1P
2 1/2P


1978

¢2 100P


1979

¢20 20P


1983

¢200


1984

500P


1987

¢500


1991

¢1000
1000P
2000P
5000P
10000P


1994

¢2000


1995

¢5000


2002

¢10000
¢20000


Reference:
Bank of Ghana | bog.gov.gh

10 Cedis| Ghana bank notes, date introduced, photos

Cedis, Ghana bank notes

Date introduced

1.7.2007

Photo description

Big Six, Bank of Ghana.

Ghana currency basics

Names

Cedi,
Pesewa.

The name ‘cedi’ derives from the word ‘sedie’ meaning cowrie, a shell money widely used in late 19th Century.

‘Pesewa’ is an altered form of the word ‘Penny’. Pasewa represents the smallest denomination of the gold-dust

currency regime. The name was chosen to replace the British colonial penny.

Types

Bank notes: Cedi
Coins: Pasewa

Symbols

¢ (Cedi)
P (Pasewa)

Issuer

Bank of Ghana

First introduced

Cedi and Pasewa were first introduced on 19 July, 1965 to replace Ghana pounds, shillings and pence.

Demonetisation

On 9 March, 1979, the government made mention of introducting new cedi notes to replace the old ones. The old

cedis were demonetized.

Denomination changes

As from 1965 to present, various cedi and pesewa denominations, ranging from ¢1
to ¢5,000 for notes and ½ P to ¢500 for coins, were introduced.

Currency introduced in 1965 comprises ¢1, ¢5, ¢10, ¢50, ¢100, ¢1,000, 5P, 10P, and 20P.

As at 1972 and 1994, 7 more different bank notes and 8
coins were introduced ranging from ¢2 to ¢5,000 for
notes and ¢100p to 50,000p – ¢500. for coins.

As at 2002, two more notes ¢10000 and ¢20000 were added.


1965

¢1
5P
¢5
10P
¢10
20P
¢50
¢100


1967

1/2P
1P
2 1/2P


1978

¢2 100P


1979

¢20 20P


1983

¢200


1984

500P


1987

¢500


1991

¢1000
1000P
2000P
5000P
10000P


1994

¢2000


1995

¢5000


2002

¢10000
¢20000


Reference:
Bank of Ghana | bog.gov.gh