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Inspirational, Stories 6/06/2018 by Christine Msurshima Ishanpepe Vihishima

I am Christine Msurshima Ishanpepe Vihishima. I am a Woman. I am Nigerian. I am Benue

My name is Miss Christine Msurshima Ishanpepe Vihishima. I am 23 years old and hail from Mbatan-Mbayion, of Gboko Local Government in Benue State, Nigeria. I am an entrepreneur, a female photographer, a humanitarian, a literacy advocate and a writer. I am also currently pursuing a law degree at American University of Nigeria, Yola. I am a Christian and a […]

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Inspirational, Stories 3/05/2018 by Dr. Kohol Iornem

2019 Election; Once Bitten, Twice Shy

The majority of us are guilty of the current leadership problems that we are facing in Nigeria today. We wanted a better Nigeria. Available evidence at that time suggested that Goodluck Ebere Jonathan’s administration was killing the future of Nigeria in the manner in which they were looting from the national treasury with impunity. We were so upset that we […]

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© I am Benue 2017

Inspirational, Stories 27/11/2017 by Wanter Tor-Uja

Run Your Own Race

There’s this lady who sold food in the canteen in my office. She was a cleaner who used to bring food to sell so they gave her one small room to be selling her food. N500 a plate, nothing serious. We used to dash her change of N200 and gather old clothes for her kids. Anyway, like 3 years ago […]

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Inspirational, Stories 1/08/2017 by Teryima Manta

Dear Dr. Nyaregh

I haven’t heard from you since the general retrenchment in Benue Cement Company (BCC) where many staff including my father were fired. I am here wondering if you are alive and I really hope you are. Do you remember me? I choose to call you Doctor even though am pretty sure you were a senior nurse when I was admitted […]

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Inspirational, Stories 24/07/2017 by Akaafele

I Think Of Most Things You Think Of Too, True

I want to be rich. I want to be comfortable. I don’t want to be poor too.But…What if I become rich, what happens if I die. What if I become comfortable, will I be truly happy. What if I remain poor, what will be of life.Ops! So if I don’t die, I will surely become old. So what happens.What happens […]

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Inspirational, Stories 17/05/2017 by Miss Fidelia Wuese Unongo

The Power Of “You Cannot”

At age 9, I remember gleefully climbing the staircase which led to the primary 3  classroom where the fine art club weekly meetings were held when surprisingly, I was welcomed with “what are you doing here? “Do you see any girl here? “She is always odd… I just stood there, trying to understand what was going on. Coming from a […]

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Inspirational, Stories 7/05/2017 by iambenue

Benue Youth Are Not Lazy

We have little to no opportunities here in Benue State! My name is Juliet Baaki – IamBenue, a Theatre Arts graduate of Benue State University, BSU Makurdi local government area. I am a model, a basketball player and Benue Carnival Queen 2014. I am passionate about modelling and playing basketball; however, it is quiet challenging pursuing any of this career […]

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Inspirational, Stories 5/04/2017 by Maranatha Innocent

My Kidnapped Story In Makurdi, Benue State

The 8th of March 2017 will forever remain a day to remember. So I went to the bank to withdraw some money since my mum needed it that evening and I wouldn’t be back home until 5pm. Of course banks will be closed by then so I had to withdraw that morning. Like every other day, I left for school […]

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