Makurdi Cargo Airport; The Missing Links

Development, Stories 20/11/2016 by iambenue

Makurdi Cargo Airport; The Missing Links

I am by nature, a big dreamer; I don’t shy away from facing big ideas of development at all levels. I am not afraid that Makurdi, may in just three years become the 1st city in Nigeria with two airports ahead of early starters like Lagos, Kano, Port Harcourt or Enugu. Neither am I shy of imagining that in 3 […]

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The International Day of the Rural Women; Benue State 2016

Development, Stories 2/11/2016 by iambenue

The International Day of the Rural Women; Benue State 2016

The Rural areas of Africa are the cradle for development and must be consciously and deliberately stimulated for the growth and development. Africa dose no need more of grants or donation from international bodies. What Africa needs now is the deliberate development of her potentials (which mostly are Agrarian) and show casing some to the global markets. Most of the […]

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7 Things To Know About Makurdi Cargo Airport Project

Development, Stories 30/10/2016 by Terver Akase

7 Things To Know About Makurdi Cargo Airport Project

The much awaited groundbreaking ceremony for the Cargopolis Makurdi Airport, eventually came to pass. It was the first time in Nigeria and the entire West African sub-region that an event for the construction of an airport of this nature and magnitude was held. In otherwords, when completed, the Makurdi Cargo Airport will be the first of its kind in the […]

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Development, Stories 30/01/2014 by Akaafele

River Benue; The Untapped Landmark

Development they say is a continuous process which also means that positive change and development go hand in hand. Development of course does not exist in a vacuum, it has to be initiated and achieved, be concrete and practical. In Benue state where the River Benue journeys through the heart of Makurdi local government area, the state capital and where […]

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Development, Stories 4/11/2013 by Akaafele

Rural-Urban Drift of youths in Benue

Rural-urban migration is usually a response to the attractive nature of the urban areas. The alarming rate of the practice among youths in Nigeria and Benue in particular calls for serious concern. The practice which has for long been ignored without receiving the required attention has no doubt become a menace and has caused indirect or direct negative effects on […]

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Development, Stories 28/10/2013 by Akaafele

The imperative of Benue State joining the contributory Pension scheme

The contributory pension scheme came into force in 2004 with the passage of Pension Act of 2004 by the national assembly. The pension act entails that, all public sector workers and employees of organized private sector contribute a minimum of seven and half percent of their basic transport and housing while the employer contributes another minimum of seven and half […]

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Development, Stories 28/10/2013 by Akaafele

Tiv settlement pattern as an impediment to development

The Tiv people of Benue valley by nature live in scattered settlements. Though Tiv being the fourth largest ethnic group in Nigeria but has not benefited in terms of infrastructural and other social amenities from the State and Federal Government. The Yoruba’s and Hausa’s live in villages, towns and cities while the Igbos And other ethnic groups in the south […]

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Development, Stories 9/04/2013 by Akaafele

Water, Electricity, not bullets

“We cannot continue to waste our young, vibrant ones needlessly like this. After all, what the students asked for is water and electricity, not bullets and deaths!” Here we go again. By the last count, at least four students of the Nassarawa State University, Keffi, were callously mowed down last Monday. The students had turned out in large numbers on […]

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Development, Stories 26/03/2013 by Akaafele

Which is cheaper in Benue State: Water or Palm-wine?

This question sounds funny, I guess. People will ordinarily feel that at any cost, water should be cheaper than palm wine but this was the case when I visited Orokam in Ogbadibo Local Government Area of Benue State. Though it was not for merriment as we travelled to bury a neighbor and friend but many got there and made it […]

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Development, Stories 26/03/2013 by Anwo Iordepuun Godfrey

The Need For A Functional Airport In Makurdi, Benue State

In as much as we have commended the present administration on her effort to ease movement on our roads, it is worth mentioning that that state is long overdue to have a functional airport. The state has been hiding under the disguise of the Tactical Air Command of the Nigerian Air Force but I think it is time we faced […]

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