vegetablesoup © I am Benue 2021

Culture, Food, Stories 28/04/2021 by Lucy Ehigocho Agih

My Simple Vegetable Soup Recipe

So, I had a video conversation with Akaa Fele while in the kitchen trying to prepare to cook. I decided to rub it in knowing he’s out of the country that I was making vegetable soup. OK, while this story? Ehmmm… I don’t even know, but well I’d like to share my simple recipe with you and this was Akaa’s […]

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Oluwayemisi Ojo © I am Benue 2021

Culture, Food, Stories 1/04/2021 by Oluwayemisi Ojo

Bier And Akpukpa Is For Lovers Of Good Natural Food

February 2019, as I was about rounding up my service year, despite the fears of the security challenges in Benue state that time, I applied as INEC Adhoc for the 2019 election, and got my posting to Gaadi, a suburban area in Makurdi. My team and I parked lightly, a plain trouser, on a khaki top, an extra top we […]

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Stories, Travel 12/01/2021 by Akaafele

This Is My Otukpa Story; My Name Is Blaize Eche

“Travelling is a form of therapy for me” Otukpa the headquarter of Ogbadibo Local Government Area was on the radial for boxing day so I made my way to the park and boarded a bus going to my home town; Otukpa branch. I had the privilege of God’s omnipresence in a small Church of less than 30person, where God spoke […]

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Culture, Tradition 31/12/2020 by Doosuur Ukula

Few Reasons Why Christmas Remains Magical In Benue State

Christmas season happens to have a wave of distinct experiences. I thought as I sat immersed in a pool of flowing thoughts. Christmas felt good, a season that brought hope and good tidings. I have siblings who had left us for greener pastures to other states and who rarely came home because they had no time at work. But the […]

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Culture, Stories 17/08/2020 by Akaafele

Hugging, Kissing, Telling Your Parents “I Love You”

No two parents are the same in the way they relate to their wards/kids. While one might be lenient and be tolerable to mild improper conduct, the other will be hard/harsh/strict and spank the children for any trace of foolishness or misbehaviour. My dad, on the other hand, was very strict; he’ll wake me up by midnight to beat the […]

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Ejeh Olivia © I am Benue 2020

Culture, Stories 13/08/2020 by Olivia Ejeh

Q. Do The Igede People Marry Tiv People?

The question I hate being asked as an Igede lady. I mean I can’t even say Yes, No, Maybe… I just laugh and walk away because I don’t even know and can’t tell why. We all belong to one human race… To me, that’s all that matters For all I know, the tribal or communal or whatever crises the Igedes […]

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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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Culture, Stories 6/08/2020 by Akaafele

The Battle Of The Cats

Register Now In 2020, five teams will be searching for “The Indyer I Tiv”, and “Ityu I Ikyor” This will be happening at: Ikyor in Ushongo Local Government of Benue State. Cats team to engage in the search: Team Lion, Team Tiger, Team Black Panther”, Team Cheetah, and Team Leopard These five teams will be searching for *“The Indyer I […]

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