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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Relationship 26/04/2020 by Mnena Jessica Ishan

Mule; The Story

Mule!! (The hardball beneath my Elbow) I zoomed Mule’s picture a little closer, so I could take a better and closer look. Running my little fingers over his portrait, I smiled with admiration, with my eyes full to the brim with tears, I said to myself, ”I can do this, I have done this before, I have always been careful, […]

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Culture, Stories 31/12/2019 by Kumashe Yaakugh

Deja Vu

The early morning Harmattan breeze blew callously as Ngohide walked into the bus park with her father dragging her luggage. Despite her thick sweater, she felt a shiver as she tried to catch up with her father who by this time was heading towards the ticketing area. Something felt odd about the cold she felt all over her body; it […]

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Relationship, Stories 24/08/2019 by Jennifer ( Jeni Pha ) Yange

My Fear Of Marriage And It’s Wrong Reasons

Most people today are marrying for the wrong reasons ‘oh we look good together, oh we have so many likes on social media’ others because their friends are all married and they are still single. They go into marriage forgetting that marriage requires a lot of hard work and sacrifice and compromise. Sometimes the woman makes it hard for the […]

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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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Mutuk © I am Benue 2019

Culture, Stories 26/05/2019 by Ochanya Cynthia Adole

Your Root Is Your Heritage

No matter where you grow up, never forget your roots. We have all found ourselves in strange lands either due to jobs, upbringing or settlement. What are our parents turning into these days; we no longer want to educate our children about our places of origin, not to even give them folklore stories of the past. This should never be […]

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