Mutuk © I am Benue 2019

Culture, Stories 26/05/2019 by Ochanya Cynthia Adole

Your Root Is Your Heritage

No matter where you grow up, never forget your roots. We have all found ourselves in strange lands either due to jobs, upbringing or settlement. What are our parents turning into these days; we no longer want to educate our children about our places of origin, not to even give them folklore stories of the past. This should never be […]

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idoma wedding © I am Benue 2019

Culture, Stories 10/03/2019 by Angela Omaji

Returning Our Daughters Home; Our Customs And Traditions

Diary of an Idoma lady The Idoma people have so many customs and traditions which bid our people together and to the modern generation (21th century generation) it seems overbearing especially to the female gender. Most of these customs are gender sensitive and applied mostly to the female gender  Daddy girls even after marriage still prefers to be buried beside […]

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Culture, Stories 29/12/2018 by Nessa Ichull

Yes! You Actually Feel Home; I’m Home!

I’m home Confession of a true ‘ajebota.’  When the plane landed in Abuja I cried. Yes, real tears the person sitting next to me started laughing. The whole flight I was talking to him about how excited I am to be back home after 11 years!! And seeing Nigeria again was really emotional for me. I wanted to see River […]

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Idoma Achievement Awards © I am Benue 2018

Culture, Stories 28/12/2018 by Akaafele

Idoma Achievement Awards 2018

Powered by Idoma International Carnival Recipients: Mrs Alice Alache hails from Otukpo local government area of Benue State, she represented Kano state and emerged winner of the Miss Nigeria contest beating other 22 contestants to Emerge Miss Nigeria 1963 making her the first Miss Nigeria from the north. Mammy Ochefu is the founder of the popular military markets called mammy […]

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coronation Benue State © I am Benue 2018

Culture, Stories 15/05/2018 by Terver Adom

Coronation Of Ten First Class Chiefs in Benue State; Tor Tiv and Ochi’Idoma Mere Spectators

Yesterday, at the IBB Square, Makurdi, ten first class chiefs covering Tiv, Idoma and Igede area traditional councils were coronated and presented with staff of office by the governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom. This ceremony was enabled by the instruments of “A law to make provisions for the establishment of Benue Council of chiefs and traditional councils in the […]

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Missing corpse @ I am Benue 2018

Culture, Stories 9/04/2018 by Sidney Dooyum Ahura

The Tale Of Lost Corpses

A friend of mine told me a story recently that sounded rather like a Nollywood movie or a ‘tales by moonlight story’ but sadly it is an experience that he personally and painfully had. The story involved the corpse of his elder brother’s wife who had died as a result of pregnancy complications. Her death was quite painful as she […]

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Iyala people @ I am Benue 2018

Culture, Stories 8/04/2018 by Anwo Iordepuun Godfrey

We Are Idomas And Not Cross Riverians; Yala People

Have you ever wished you were an indigene of another state other than Benue? It must have been because of a very strong reason then, well may be because of this one that has prompted the Yala people of Cross River State to refer to Benue State as their home. The Yala people of Cross River State are believed to […]

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Benue culture @ I am Benue 2018

Culture, Stories 4/04/2018 by Terna Ortese

Why Silence The Indigenous Cultural Values Of The Benue People?

In today’s world, it does seem like we, the young people have decided to concentrate more on promoting the values of other cultures while our own cultural values are relocated to the background. Yet the implication that in neglecting to showcase our indigenous roots and the ideals on which our cultures stand on no one will do it for us […]

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taraba state Tiv @ I am Benue 2018

Culture, Stories 2/04/2018 by Anwo Iordepuun Godfrey

Tiv people of Taraba State and Benue State; Any link?

What happens when you suddenly discover that the place you thought you were a stranger to, was actually another home? All my life I never knew there were Tiv people outside Benue State, so when the clarion call for service to my fatherland sent me to Taraba State, it was as if I was sent to die in an unknown […]

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