Taxation in Benue State; Introduction

Development, Stories 30/10/2016 by iambenue

Taxation in Benue State; Introduction

Introduction Benue like every other state in Nigeria has been hit by dwindling income occasioned by the continuous down turn of oil prices plunging to record lows in over 40 years. The state, according to oral testimony from the Governor and other state officials has a monthly salary bill of about 3.7 billion. Over the past year, the state has […]

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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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Recession 101: Birth Control

Development, Stories 30/10/2016 by iambenue

Recession 101: Birth Control

I want to advise the men in Nigeria, especially the poor ones who feel that the only pleasurable thing they have in common with the rich men is sex. We are already in a recession so having indiscriminate sex and giving birth to children left, right and center will lead to more poverty. That popular delusional Nigerian adage of ‘Allah/Jehovah […]

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Recession 101: Personal Budgeting

Development, Stories 28/10/2016 by iambenue

Recession 101: Personal Budgeting

One of the things you will be compelled to learn in the West is effective personal budgeting. You plan your spending according to your earnings: You plan how to pay your house rent, electricity bill, water bill, gas bill, living expenses and may be charity (What some Africans give to their Pastors as tithes). Any attempt to live above your […]

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Development, Stories 30/01/2014 by Akaafele

Attitude of Bus Drivers And Motor Cyclists in Benue State

Within the township, the role of public transport cannot be underplayed. It is thus important to group them among those services that aid the movement of people and their goods. There are two groups of them in Benue. The town service buses and commercial motor cyclists or Okada as they are popularly called. Irrespective of their contribution one cannot help […]

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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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