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23/08/2019 by Akaafele

Jiggy Fest 2019

Jiggy fest is the leading vibe amongst the modern day circle of festival lovers in Nigeria, as an annual festival designed to celebrate culture in its diversity. Our festival features a diverse celebration of alternate culture in the form of: Entertainment Networking Fashion Art and fashion installation The goal is to rebrand, recreate and tell a new cultural story with […]

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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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Food, Stories 14/08/2019 by Adelana Taiwo Hannah

“Banga Soup” by Annie’s Kitchen

Yeah, we here again with another delicacy, ‘Banga Soup’ It’s famous among the Edo and Delta people Ingredients for Banga Soup Palm Fruits Beef Dry Fish or fresh fish Vegetable: Scent Leaves or dried and crushed bitter leaves onions Ground crayfish Chilli Pepper Ghana pepper Ogiri /Okpei (Iru) Seasoning cubes Salt Cooking Directions Extract the palm fruit concentrate from the […]

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kelechi okafor © I am Benue 2019

Relationship, Stories 16/07/2019 by Kelechi Okafor

“I’m not hiding my white boyfriend” – Kelechi

A while ago I thought, why does it seem that most prominent black female activists seem to be dating white men? Then I had a moment of introspection where I thought, hang on, I’m one of those women. I speak up about racism and sexism affecting black women. I have an online following. And I have a white fiance who […]

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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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Remembrance, Stories 11/06/2019 by Dr Stephen Akuma

Farewell Bro, Till We Meet Again – Dr Akuma

Last week Saturday, we buried our friend and brother, Kaave Kelvin, who until his death, was the Coordinator of SAN. He was a gentle, soft-spoken, God-fearing, loving, hardworking, honest, resourceful and courageous man. He coordinated all the activities of Stephen Akuma Network (SAN) with a high sense of moral rectitude and transparency. He was a team player and he patiently listened […]

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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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Jason Kaave © I am Benue 2019

Relationship, Stories 9/05/2019 by Leez Joe Kaave

My Dear Sweet Perfect Little Man

Oh, where have the last two years gone? 24 months since we welcomed you into this world with great joy and delight, today we feel all the more happy to see your sweet face, your personality is so amazing, you are so funny and so adorable. I speak life and greatness into your life. How you make us laugh, love […]

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