Archives for November 2013

Loosing Touch With Reality


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Trending and much debated on today is the passive battle between the cyber world and the real world for control over individuals. This leaves me to wonder if one could strike a balance between modern technology particularly the internet on one hand and real life on the other hand in the traditional sense of it. Modern technology has no doubt […]

Keeping In Touch With Your Benue Roots


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Staying connected to Benue state and the trending happenings in the state is imperative not only for those resident in state but also for people of Benue origin in Diaspora (within Nigeria and abroad). Its quite a challenge for Diasporans because the longer you live in Diaspora and perhaps without constant visits home and sustainable contact with people of same […]

Harnessing Your Potentials


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Every one has a potential, a talent or gift exclusive of the skill acquired through teaching, formal education or the learning process. What’s that thing that you have passion for and love doing more than anything else? Am talking about an ability you are born with. Good news coming to you from the stables of ‘Iam Benue’ today is, that […]

Passing On The Baton


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They were all seated down in the living room watching a movie when the next door neighbour came in to pay them a visit. Mama in their native language codedly told her grand children of 15 & 18 yrs old respectively to get the visitor some kola and then go out and play so she could discuss certain issues with […]

I Miss Home, Do You?


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I am Benue – resident in Jos city of Nigeria. You might want to ask me how I feel about home as a Diasporan. It would be interesting to note that the feeling I get been born and bred outside Igede, my home town would relatively differ from the feeling one who was born and bred in Igede would get […]

Increase in Tuition Fees: Justifiable?


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Not all is well with Nigeria’s educational system. It is still not accessible to all qualified candidates and even the quality of education given to those in school is debatable. Probably in a bid to address some of these issues, government might be considering increasing tuition fees. But is the increase in tuition fees justifiable? This essay articulates three points […]

Rising Above Sentiments


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The word “sentiment” is defined by dictionary.com as a “thought influenced by emotion.” Generally, sentiments are preconceived thoughts, opinions, ideas, views, feelings and attitudes we display towards certain issues. Sentiments are responsible for the way we feel about a particular thing or person usually before we have accurate information about them. This piece considers why we hold certain sentiments and […]

Prayer for Benue State of Nigeria


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God our father in heaven, you are the source of all wisdom, unity and love. Emperors, kingdoms and dominions tremble at your supremacy. To you belong glory, honour and power and no one can withstand you. We thank you immensely for the gift of our beloved and most cherished Benue. We cannot thank you enough for the legacies of our […]

Be Ministered; This Quote is a ministration!


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It was Abraham Lincoln one of the greatest leaders in American history who said “ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country” Most times when I take this up with my fellow Nigerians, I am told Nigeria is not the kind of country you tow such lines with as it has […]

Unity In Diversity; I am Benue


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Our cry for a better Benue should be devoid of sentiments and born out of the need to look within and rid our land of the disease of disunity, ethnic and political rivalry, and all those factors that impede our development as a state. Benue like mother Nigeria is a plural and heterogeneous state in terms of the different ethnic […]