sefa © I am Benue 2019

Inspirational 11/05/2019 by Sefa 'Shake Speare'

Reputation of Benue People Outside Benue State

I have always complained about the reputation of Benue people outside of Benue.   In 2015, when I was going for my internship with Nigerian Communications Commission in Abuja, I was warned not to hastily introduce myself as Tiv, as that would likely instigate some bad blood for me before I properly settle. Sadly, I got to NCC and disregarded […]

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Posted by I am Benue on Thursday, 14 March 2019
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Inspirational, Stories 29/03/2019 by Dr Kohol Shadrach Iornem

What Do You Want To Be Remembered For?

Lessons from John Stephen Akhwari’s Experience I remain inspired by the story of John Stephen Akhwari, the Tanzanian former marathon runner who represented his country in the marathon at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico.During the 42km race, at around the halfway stage, while struggling to stay ahead, John fell and severely injured his shoulder and knee. After receiving palliative first-aid treatment, he returned […]

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Inspirational, Stories 28/03/2019 by Dr Usha Anenga

My Award-Winning Wife, Mother, Doctor-Elect

I met my wife in a classroom while she was doing remedial studies at Benue State University, Makurdi. I was already in medical school, at the same institution.  As we chatted for the very first time, I noticed she had a little beautiful book by her side – It was a bible. I love academics but at that moment, my […]

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Aondonguavese Atsuah © I am Benue 2018

Inspirational, Stories 1/12/2018 by Aondonguavese Atsuah

An Introduction

The only thing I have right now is my art I did the ill-advised thing of waiting and almost slipping into the typical complacency this country lulls some of us into. To keep us distracted and restless yet absolutely bored to the point of relying extensively on vices that become addictive luxuries and potential friendships that easily stay stuck as […]

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Shadrach Lubem Mtile © I am Benue 2018

Inspirational, Stories 13/11/2018 by Christine Vihishima

“If not now, when? If not you, who?”, Get to know Brother Shadrach L. Mtile

Shadrach Lubem Mtile is a 29 -year old Nigerian, who hails from Buruku Local Government of Benue State. He is currently the program Coordinator at Bindir Knowledge Center in Yola, Adamawa State, a local Non-governmental organization that is focused on providing free access to quality education and learning resources to children who are out of school and who are in […]

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Inspirational, Stories 21/10/2018 by Grace Oge Onuoha

When A Spider Web Unite They Can Tie Up A Lion

During the second world war, Jimmy an entertainer was invited to cheer up some wounded soldiers in the hospital. While performing, to his amazement, the men were roaring with laughter and their spirits kept rising higher and higher. In the end, he was given a tremendous applause and a standing ovation (by those who could stand). Two soldiers, however, got his […]

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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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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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