Development, Stories 26/03/2013 by Akaafele

The major reason of unemployment in Benue State

Benue State is blessed with industrial potentials considering the abundance of raw materials, cheap labor, land and urban infrastructure. Unfortunately, insufficient capital has adversely affected the number of functional industries in the state. The few industrial establishments in the state include: Dangote Cement Company, Taraku Mills Ltd., Benue Roof Tiles Company, Benue Breweries, Benue Burnt Bricks Company, Coca Cola Co., […]

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Development, Stories 26/03/2013 by Akaafele

Untapped minerial resources in Benue State

Benue State, like most other states in Nigeria, has a lot of mineral resources that are untapped. Mineral resources by definition are concentration or occurrence of natural, solid, inorganic or fossilized organic material in or on the earth’s crust in such form and quantity and of such grade or quality that they have reasonable prospects for economic extraction. The location, […]

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Education, Stories 26/03/2013 by Akaafele

Benue people; the quest for education

A survey of tertiary institutions in Nigeria will reveal that Benue youths are all over our institutions of higher learning across the country pursuing one certificate or the other. The dominance of Benue youths in some of the higher institutions outside Benue State has even become a thing of concerned to many, I am particularly aware of this development in […]

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Agriculture, Stories 26/03/2013 by Akaafele

The need to mechanize Agriculture in Benue State

At the mention of the clause “Food Basket”, every mind must think of Benue State as far as Nigeria is concerned. We do not own oil wells like Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom etc but we own “food wells”, a rare gift of nature. Benue State, no doubt, has a comparative advantage in food production but how advantageous are we making […]

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Religion, Stories 26/03/2013 by Akaafele

N.K.S.T Church: Is it really indigenous?

I knew the N.K.S.T church to be a Tiv church but it seemed my knowledge was limited when I discovered the N.K.S.T Church in Abeokuta and not just that it was located there, but was dominated by the Yoruba. I was propelled to upgrade my knowledge of this church. You may think I am promoting a church, so let me […]

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Stories, Transportation 26/03/2013 by Akaafele

Benue Links Nigeria Limited; A pride we must preserve

If key things that have made Benue State very popular would be ranked, I think aside the great River Benue from which the name of the state was derived, Benue Links Nigeria Limited would be second to none. States like Lagos may have the BRT which is an intra-state transport scheme and other states operate one form of transport company […]

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Entertainment, Stories 26/03/2013 by Akaafele

Music as a source of peaceful co-existence

“Music is an art of sound in time that expresses ideas and emotions in significant forms through the elements of rhythm, melody, harmony, and color” – English Dictionary Today, music has become a source of comfort, happiness, inspiration, livelihood, national integration and above all, peaceful co-existence. Benue State is blessed with a lot of musical icons: Bongos Ikwue, Zaki Adzer, […]

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Inspirational, Stories 26/03/2013 by Akaafele

Minister yourselve

It was Abraham Lincoln one of the greatest leaders in American history who said “ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country” Most times when I take this up with my fellow Nigerians, I am told Nigeria is not the kind of country you tow such lines with as it has […]

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Inspirational, Stories 26/03/2013 by Akaafele

What to Rebrand, Nigerian or Nigeria?

It is the million dollar question we will try to answer today. A few years ago we heard Nigeria’s then Minister of Information Prof. Dora Akunyili go on about re-branding Nigeria and I laughed. Why? Well here’s why… Read on Nigeria cannot be re-branded except Nigerians are re-branded, that is the simple truth and there are no two ways about […]

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Stories 26/03/2013 by Akaafele

Order

Written by Laura Utume For fear of being religious, I will not quote scripture but I’m sure we all know that “Orderliness is next to Godliness” and this is key not only in dealing with God but it should guide our very existence… ORDER! Let’s take a look at creation… He ordered His work and indeed it all came out […]

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