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tomato wastage © I am Benue 2020

Food, Stories 11/08/2020 by Tersoo Samson Akula

About Tomato Wastage In Benue State

We tried! In 2016 or so, Mrs Helen Teghtegh through her organization CLHEI submitted a brilliant proposal to the TY Danjuma Foundation. She understood exactly what the problem was. The proposal became an instant hit with both staff and board. I knew because even though I had Conflict of Interest (CoI) over the proposal, I was still allowed to review […]

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Food, Stories 5/08/2020 by Barnabas Wanger Akaazua

Tomato Waste In Benue State; The Way Forward

With no disrespect to anybody, I have seen so many people make very ignorant posts about tomato waste in Benue state and ask why this cannot be processed into tomatoes puree. The truth is, Benue tomatoes have one of the lowest qualities and cannot be used for processing into tomatoes paste for several reasons. Tomato varieties used for processing are […]

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Artiste, Stories 8/07/2020 by Akaafele

Joy Iorvihi Is A Versatile Artist

Her works take a critical view on social, political and cultural issues, often referencing traditional African history and culture as a source of inspiration and debate. Joy is particularly interested in using art as a way to restore our connection to our diminishing culture which we are fast leaving behind. She feels there is a sense of urgency for contemporary […]

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Social Justice, Stories 11/06/2020 by Chekwa, Raphael Msughter

Man’s Inhumanity To Man!

The first time I saw a human skeleton other than in the books was in the Biology Laboratory of our school, which I even later found out that it was made of plastic; it did not feel scary anymore. I studied and knew how to draw and label it off hand; I made a lot of coins from my school […]

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Social Justice, Stories 4/06/2020 by Love Dooshima Gema

Who Did It To You?

Growing up with my parents was a wonderful experience. My mum being a nurse and my dad an evangelist. We had maids live with us all through my primary school days because my dad was almost always away for a crusade, I could see him once or twice a week, my mum was always on shifts and came back exhausted. […]

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Social Justice, Stories 2/06/2020 by Bernice Ismaila

The Only Cause Of Rape Is The Rapist

These past few days have been the most disheartening and traumatising few days in 2020 and I’m sure many people can relate to this. I have woken up to different hashtags for justice every single day for the past three days and I just want to know when we are going to say enough is enough and hold everyone that needs […]

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Leadership, Stories 28/05/2020 by Cynthia Ene Agbo

Nigerian Leaders Must Be Responsible

Sometime last year the outbreak of a deadly virus called Coronavirus has taken the lives of people in multitudes. I ask myself, could this be as a result of mismanagement, nonchalant attitude or irresponsibility of the leaders? All thanks to COVID-19 for making them realise the need for immediate development in our health care system by providing and equipping it […]

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Benue IDP Camp © IamBenue 2019

Development, Stories 22/08/2019 by Ivereniter Tserga

Your Minister’s Portfolio

Whether you support a minister or his portfolio, I think the hilarious part of all this banter, arguments and insults is the fact that: There is still no light in your house. There is still no water. No ambulance will come to pick you up in an emergency. If one needs oxygen in the underequipped hospitals, he will die.  River […]

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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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