terna ortese @ I am Benue 2018

Terna Ortese

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Robotics Education/AI Enthusiast, Research/Sustainable Development Advocate
Contact number: +234 8077972620
Email: ternaortese@yahoo.com
Blog: www.inspireterna.blogspot.com.ng

From Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue State.

About Terna

Terna is a Certified Facilitator – RoboRave Nigeria, a Robotics Education and Competition focused organization which is part of the global body of robotics players in 17 countries; working in collaboration with the United States Consulate, Lagos, Nigeria to deepen current in country efforts to inspire the growth of STEM talents. He has a Bachelor of Arts (B.A) in English Degree from the prestigious Benue state university (BSU) Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria. A Fellow – African Changemakers Fellowship; Global Youth Ambassador Program and Young Aspirant Leadership Fellowship, and member of the Rosa Parks Information Center (Public Affairs Section, U.S Embassy Abuja), World Youth Alliance, Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI), others. Some of the Youths-focused programs that Terna has participated in include CYMMY Associate’ Reading and Research Program, Youngstars Academy (CEFRRED) Leadership Coaching and Entrepreneurship Development Training (Central Bank of Nigeria/Africa Leadership Forum Joint Program). Terna has gained valuable Experience working with ACCIONA Producciones y Diseño, as a TechnicalAssistant; installing Audio/Visual Operating System and Mounting Artifacts, at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, where he also served on the Archive Ad-hoc Team to documenting Museum Artifacts previously. He is a volunteer at U-Report Nigeria, Sustainable Development Goals Action in Africa (SDGsACT Africa) ONE, and contributor – IamBenue platform; a non-partisan community without ethnic boundaries that aims for togetherness which would contribute greatly moving Benue forward.

Ochanya C. Adole

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Ochanya Cynthia Adole (nee Okwoli) is an upcoming writer. She had her first degree in Mass Communication from the University of Jos in 2011 and proceeded for her compulsory NYSC programme in Ondo state in 2012 where she was posted for her primary assignment in Community High School, Kiribo, Ese-Odo local government area, Ondo state.

More about Ochanya

She worked briefly with Methodist High School, Jos as a class teacher and Literature-in-English teacher. She got appointed with the Benue State Service Commission where she worked as an Information Officer II at the Okpokwu Local Government Secretariat.

In 2014, she went to back to do her Master’s degree programme still in Mass Communication at the University of Jos.

She is currently employed at the University of Jos as an Administrative Officer II. Posting within the University has made her the Communications Officer in the Directorate of Alumni Relations, University of Jos.

She has written articles in different magazines and attended writing workshops.

She is from Ogodumu-Ekeh, Okpokwu Local Government Area of Benue State.

She is married to Mr Christopher Abah Adole.

Her hobbies are cooking, travelling, reading and writing.

Anwo Iordepuun Godfrey

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Anwo Iordepuun Godfrey is the first of five children born to Mr and Mrs Clement Hungwa Anwo, a retired civil servant who worked with the Benue State Polytechnic Ugbokolo.

I am from Vandeikya Local Government Area of Benue State.


Godfrey served his NYSC programme at the Jalingo Catholic Bishop Secretariat having been elected as the general secretary of the National Association of Catholic Corps Members (NACC), Taraba State Chapter during the Orientation Camping.

My work experience

Globacom, Nigeria

Position: Electronic Top Up Champion for Taraba State.


University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State 2003 – 2008

Godfrey’s love for Physics and Mathematics motivated him to apply for Engineering to our prestigious University of Agriculture, Makurdi where he studied Electrical/Electronics Engineering.

In 2008, he graduated excellently as one of the best both in the department and college levels, winning the University Scholarship for outstanding undergraduates till graduation.

He was the head of the final year forum of the Catholic Chaplaincy, the biggest Christian group on campus.

Emmanuel Secondary School Ugbokolo

where he was the Library Prefect and graduated in 2001 as the best graduating student having obtained the best results in both WASSCE and NECO.

Benue State Polytechnic Staff School Ugbokolo from 1988 to 1995 where he was known for his very brilliant performance.

My hobbies and family

  1. He loves singing and sports.
  2. He is a choirmaster, and
  3. He plays football, handball and volleyball.
  4. He is also the present chairman, St. Augustine’s Tiv Catholic Community, St. Joseph’s Parish, Mayo Gwoi, Jalingo
  5. He is a good writer and preacher of the Word of God.


He is in a relationship with Ene Agnes Ogwuche, a botanist from the University of Maiduguri and an indigene of Ohimini Local Government Area of Benue State.

Erekaa Terzungwe

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I am a talented young engineer with the goal in life to inspire youths towards issues that could promote development through sustainable empowerment programmes.

I was born around early 1980s in Gboko, Benue State of Nigeria.

Work experience

He acquires great experiences, having worked with Daar Communications Plc Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria; and Resource centre of global Communications, Akokwa Imo State, Nigeria. He constantly looks to work with especially young people and organisations whose aim is to promote development.


Terzungwe is a graduate of the famous Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi, Nigeria, who served his country Nigeria under the platform of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). He has also gain leadership and entrepreneurship training with IPAC and SLI Akure, Nigeria.