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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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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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wurukum © Boho Media Ltd 2019, I am Benue

Inspirational, Stories 11/03/2019 by Chris Tion

Take Me Back To Makurdi

Take me back to Makurdi To the calm mornings when school children hurried off to school happy and carefree Where the ubiquitous white painted buses glided from Wadata to Wurukum laden with families who didn’t see others as Christians or Muslims When a late-night hangout wasn’t a rape attack or death sentence! Take me back to the Makurdi Where we played […]

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Culture, Stories 29/12/2018 by Nessa Ichull

Yes! You Actually Feel Home; I’m Home!

I’m home Confession of a true ‘ajebota.’  When the plane landed in Abuja I cried. Yes, real tears the person sitting next to me started laughing. The whole flight I was talking to him about how excited I am to be back home after 11 years!! And seeing Nigeria again was really emotional for me. I wanted to see River […]

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King Ray © IamBenue 2018

Creatives, Stories 10/10/2018 by Akaafele

“If I’m to rewrite my life story again I will pick Makurdi again” – King Ray

My name is Raymond Shagbaor Iorkohol (King Ray). I am from Kwande local government Area of Benue.  Raymond is an Actor and a model. I started Modelling while I was in Benue State University Makurdi (BSU) studying Theater Arts.   I was a runner-up Mr Theatre Arts Department in 2010, runner-up Mr Benue Carnival 2011 and runner-up Mr Benue 2011.   if I’m to rewrite my life story again I will pick Makurdi again In 2012 I represented Benue in […]

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Tarkighir © IamBenue 2018

Leadership, Stories 4/10/2018 by Rt Hon Dickson Tarkighir

“This Feat” Is Not A Defeat! – Tarkighir

I Thank You All, Our People, Our Delegates And Our Leaders Over 3 years ago, the good people of Makurdi/Guma Federal Constituency gave me the greatest honour there is to give at that level – to send me to represent them in the House of Representatives. It is an honour for which I will forever remain grateful. I have sponsored […]

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nigeria labour congress © I am Benue 2018

Leadership, Stories 21/04/2018 by Sidney Dooyum Ahura

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC Benue State Council And The Mandate Of Betrayal And Bootlicking

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) which is supposed to be the body saddled with the responsibility of fighting for the welfare of workers has made itself an addendum of the government in Benue state and continues to take sides with the government against the workers it collects dues from and whose interest they were constituted to defend. It would be […]

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Missing corpse @ I am Benue 2018

Culture, Stories 9/04/2018 by Sidney Dooyum Ahura

The Tale Of Lost Corpses

A friend of mine told me a story recently that sounded rather like a Nollywood movie or a ‘tales by moonlight story’ but sadly it is an experience that he personally and painfully had. The story involved the corpse of his elder brother’s wife who had died as a result of pregnancy complications. Her death was quite painful as she […]

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awastudios © IamBenue 2018

Business, Stories 5/03/2018 by Awa Ver Ikeseh

The First Make-Up Studio In Makurdi; The Story

2013, I resigned from the prestigious House of Tara and came back to Makurdi to wait for the miracle to do a masters in creative makeup abroad. While I waited, I needed to do something, so I spoke with a kind hearted aunty who gave me her small personal office, which I turned to a makeup studio, the first make […]

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