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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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Development, Stories 16/12/2019 by Yemisi Ojo

iVolunteer Benue invites applications for the iVB 2020 internship program

This program is targeted at young Nigerians living in Benue state who are between the ages 18-35 and are interested in building capacity in social enterprise, entrepreneurship and nonprofit sectors. It is designed to provide them with the knowledge, skills and networks required to effectively lead sustainable employment and possess 21st-century skills for easy job access. This would be achieved […]

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Development, Stories 30/08/2019 by Tim Nyor

On MUTA and MUTUK; Tim Nyor

Nobody, I believe, is against these two organisations, what they stand for, and their activities. What is being faulted is the humongous prodigality, monstrous improvidence and the titanic squandering of taxpayers money associated with the annual jamboree in America. If Tivday, in Tivland, is accorded the same regard as its equivalent in the US, not only will our monies be […]

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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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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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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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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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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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