Ebiere Akinola © I am Benue 2019

Education, Stories 4/07/2019 by Ebiere Akinola

Don’t Live For Only You; I Was Once A Corper in Benue

This is probably the first journey where I’m not the first to sleep inside the vehicle… Journeys give us time to reminisce. While I proceeded to the park, on a motorcycle, I felt the urge to put my two hands up in the air and do the peace sign with my fingers…but I couldn’t, both hands were holding luggage. As […]

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corporal punishment © I am Benue 2019

Education, Stories 18/03/2019 by Doosughun Takur

Corporal Punishment and School Fees 

This is no lie; the system has failed us.  The system has failed us. We live in a society where the government has abandoned everyone, leaving people to create their blueprint on how their environment should work. People drill boreholes for water, they hire guards for their security, they buy generators, inverters and solar panels for their electricity and in […]

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Benue schools © I am Benue 2018

Education, Stories 3/05/2018 by Francis Ajai, Programme Manager, NHGSFP

Press Release: Home Grown School Feeding Programme

Following the disbursement of the Eight Tranche of payment to cooks participating on the Home Grown School Feeding Programme, the Benue State Office of the National Social Investments Programme wishes to notify cooks, School-Based Management Committees and the general public that feeding for the Third Term of 2017/2018 Academic Session will commence on Monday, 7th May, 2018 in all public […]

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Education, Stories 11/08/2017 by Mrs Grace Akuul, Ag. Focal Person

Benue State Social Investments Programme Office; Press Release

The Benue State Social Investments Programme Office wishes to completely dissociate itself from the activities of some unscrupulous and morally deficient fraudsters who have been going about parading themselves as agents of the Home Grown School Feeding Programme and some influential members of society to extort monies ranging from Ten Thousand Naira (N10,000) to Twenty Thousand Naira (N20,000) from unsuspecting […]

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Education, Stories 24/07/2017 by Aker-Kurugh Jeffrey Bem

Be Considerate To Your Parents

An 80 year old man was sitting on the sofa in his house along with his 45 years old highly educated son. Suddenly a crow perched on their window. The Father asked his Son, “What is this?” The Son replied “It is a crow”. After a few minutes, the Father asked his Son the 2nd time, “What is this?” The […]

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Education, Stories 17/05/2017 by Tersoo Edward Antsah

I Love Me An Expressive Woman

Semi nude! Usually, I try to stay out of stuff like this but I’ll make an exception. While what I’m saying may just be my opinion, it will certainly include some facts. We live in a society where our Nigerian men have set unreasonable expectations for women to follow and adhere to. Anything outside of the conversational thought process get […]

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Education, Stories 10/05/2017 by Paul Apel Papel

A Letter To Nigerian Parents

Dear parents, Let’s be real! I wish to start by adding the benefit of my time as a student and then resident in the United Kingdom. Living in Abuja now. The first thing that I discovered about UK-born, white, English undergraduates was that all of them did holiday or weekend job to support themselves, including the children of millionaires amongst […]

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Education, Stories 8/04/2017 by Prof. Yima Sen

They want our land; But who are they?

I am in a fiery mood today and I plead that you read me and think before commenting. Progressive praxis, that is theory plus practice demands a class analysis as well as a proper understanding of difference and its implications. I will apply both here regarding the Tiv question. The Tiv are Bantoid, in fact proto-Bantu, the original Bantu. They […]

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Education, Stories 23/03/2017 by Simon V. Irtwange

Family Power Dispensations

In the lifetime of most Nigerian family settings, there are 3 Dispensations of Power. The 1st is the first 25 years in the life of the family  (father, mother, children) where power indisputably rest with the father. The 2nd is after the kids have grown and started working when the power shifts to the mother. The 3rd is when the […]

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