Thence it is continued in a north-east line towards Yola, as far as the confines of that 1 This English form of the name, adopted in the 10th ed.
The boundary is then deflected south so as to leave Yola in British territory, turning north again to cross the Benue river at a spot 3 m.
The eastern boundary runs from the Sanga irregularly north to io° N., where it approaches the British frontier at Yola, so that at its narrowest part the protectorate is little more than 50 m.
The valleys of the Niger and Benue, especially the latter, are very much lower, the town of Yola on the Benue, some 400 m.
Nearer Yola live the Battas, who also had a bad reputation.
Of Egga on the Niger; and Yola (q.v.) on the Benue near the German frontier.
Steamers can also ascend the Benue to Yola, 480 m., above the confluence of that river with the Niger at Lokoja.
Seventeen legislative proclamations were enacted in the first year dealing with the immediate necessities of the position, and providing for the establishment of a supreme and provincial court of justice, for the legalization of native courts of justice, and dealing with questions of slavery, importation of liquor and firearms, land titles, &c. In the autumn of 1901 the emir of Yola, the extreme eastern corner of the territories bordering upon the Benue, was, in consequence of the aggressions upon a trading station established by the Niger Company, dealt with in the same manner as the emirs of Nupe and Kontagora, and a new emir was appointed under British rule.
For administrative purposes the territories were at first divided into seventeen provinces: Sokoto, Gando, Kano, Katsena, Bornu East, Bornu West, Zaria, Bauchi, Borgu, Kontagora, Nassarawa, Muri, Yola, Bassa, Kabba, Illorin, Nupe.
Trade is chiefly with Yola, a town on the Benue in British Nigeria, and with Khartum via Wadai.
By Yola and Muri, and W.
It is now divided between the British protectorate of Nigeria (which includes the chief town Yola, q.v.) and the German colony of Cameroon.
Mount Alantika, about 25 miles south-south-east of Yola, rises from the plain, an isolated granite mass, to the height of 6000 ft.
The emir of Yola, in the period of Fula lordship, claimed rights of suzerainty over the whole of Adamawa, but the country, since the subjection of the Fula (c. 1900), has consisted of a number of small states under the control of the British and Germans.
East of Yola, is the headquarters of the German administration for the region and the chief trade centre in the north of Adamawa.