Stories, Travel 12/01/2021 by Akaafele

This Is My Otukpa Story; My Name Is Blaize Eche

“Travelling is a form of therapy for me” Otukpa the headquarter of Ogbadibo Local Government Area was on the radial for boxing day so I made my way to the park and boarded a bus going to my home town; Otukpa branch. I had the privilege of God’s omnipresence in a small Church of less than 30person, where God spoke […]

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Culture, Tradition 31/12/2020 by Doosuur Ukula

Few Reasons Why Christmas Remains Magical In Benue State

Christmas season happens to have a wave of distinct experiences. I thought as I sat immersed in a pool of flowing thoughts. Christmas felt good, a season that brought hope and good tidings. I have siblings who had left us for greener pastures to other states and who rarely came home because they had no time at work. But the […]

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Culture, Stories 17/08/2020 by Akaafele

Hugging, Kissing, Telling Your Parents “I Love You”

No two parents are the same in the way they relate to their wards/kids. While one might be lenient and be tolerable to mild improper conduct, the other will be hard/harsh/strict and spank the children for any trace of foolishness or misbehaviour. My dad, on the other hand, was very strict; he’ll wake me up by midnight to beat the […]

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Ejeh Olivia © I am Benue 2020

Culture, Stories 13/08/2020 by Olivia Ejeh

Q. Do The Igede People Marry Tiv People?

The question I hate being asked as an Igede lady. I mean I can’t even say Yes, No, Maybe… I just laugh and walk away because I don’t even know and can’t tell why. We all belong to one human race… To me, that’s all that matters For all I know, the tribal or communal or whatever crises the Igedes […]

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tomato wastage © I am Benue 2020

Food, Stories 11/08/2020 by Tersoo Samson Akula

About Tomato Wastage In Benue State

We tried! In 2016 or so, Mrs Helen Teghtegh through her organization CLHEI submitted a brilliant proposal to the TY Danjuma Foundation. She understood exactly what the problem was. The proposal became an instant hit with both staff and board. I knew because even though I had Conflict of Interest (CoI) over the proposal, I was still allowed to review […]

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Culture, Stories 6/08/2020 by Akaafele

The Battle Of The Cats

Register Now In 2020, five teams will be searching for “The Indyer I Tiv”, and “Ityu I Ikyor” This will be happening at: Ikyor in Ushongo Local Government of Benue State. Cats team to engage in the search: Team Lion, Team Tiger, Team Black Panther”, Team Cheetah, and Team Leopard These five teams will be searching for *“The Indyer I […]

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Food, Stories 5/08/2020 by Barnabas Wanger Akaazua

Tomato Waste In Benue State; The Way Forward

With no disrespect to anybody, I have seen so many people make very ignorant posts about tomato waste in Benue state and ask why this cannot be processed into tomatoes puree. The truth is, Benue tomatoes have one of the lowest qualities and cannot be used for processing into tomatoes paste for several reasons. Tomato varieties used for processing are […]

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Relationship 26/04/2020 by Mnena Jessica Ishan

Mule; The Story

Mule!! (The hardball beneath my Elbow) I zoomed Mule’s picture a little closer, so I could take a better and closer look. Running my little fingers over his portrait, I smiled with admiration, with my eyes full to the brim with tears, I said to myself, ”I can do this, I have done this before, I have always been careful, […]

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