Education, Stories 26/03/2013 by Akaafele

Adasu; a governor to remember

The first and only clergy of the Roman Catholic Church to have been a governor of a state in Nigeria, he is worth discussing because up till now many believes his one and ten months leadership as governor has been the best ever in the history of Benue State. He was one who had a real vision for the state […]

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Development, Stories 26/03/2013 by Anwo Iordepuun Godfrey

The Need For A Functional Airport In Makurdi, Benue State

In as much as we have commended the present administration on her effort to ease movement on our roads, it is worth mentioning that that state is long overdue to have a functional airport. The state has been hiding under the disguise of the Tactical Air Command of the Nigerian Air Force but I think it is time we faced […]

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Education, Stories 26/03/2013 by Akaafele

Benue State and the study of engineering and medicine

Written by Anwo Iordepuun Godfrey Benue State at the moment is blessed with a Federal University (University of Agriculture Makurdi), a state university (Benue State University Makurdi) and a private university (University of Mkar, Mkar). One reason why people aspire to study in the university is to acquire professionalism since it is believed that the university system has it all. […]

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Development, Stories 26/03/2013 by Akaafele

This is a set back to the overall development of Benue State

Concentration of Government owned tertiary institutions of learning in Makurdi, a set back to the overall development of the State Makurdi is popular for its status as the capital city of Benue State. Government machinery must be run in Makurdi which is already a factor to attract a lot of people to it. Surprisingly, almost 50% of government – owned […]

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Development, Stories 26/03/2013 by Akaafele

The major reason of unemployment in Benue State

Benue State is blessed with industrial potentials considering the abundance of raw materials, cheap labor, land and urban infrastructure. Unfortunately, insufficient capital has adversely affected the number of functional industries in the state. The few industrial establishments in the state include: Dangote Cement Company, Taraku Mills Ltd., Benue Roof Tiles Company, Benue Breweries, Benue Burnt Bricks Company, Coca Cola Co., […]

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Development, Stories 26/03/2013 by Akaafele

Untapped minerial resources in Benue State

Benue State, like most other states in Nigeria, has a lot of mineral resources that are untapped. Mineral resources by definition are concentration or occurrence of natural, solid, inorganic or fossilized organic material in or on the earth’s crust in such form and quantity and of such grade or quality that they have reasonable prospects for economic extraction. The location, […]

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Education, Stories 26/03/2013 by Akaafele

Benue people; the quest for education

A survey of tertiary institutions in Nigeria will reveal that Benue youths are all over our institutions of higher learning across the country pursuing one certificate or the other. The dominance of Benue youths in some of the higher institutions outside Benue State has even become a thing of concerned to many, I am particularly aware of this development in […]

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Development, Stories 26/03/2013 by Akaafele

The need to mechanize Agriculture in Benue State

At the mention of the clause “Food Basket”, every mind must think of Benue State as far as Nigeria is concerned. We do not own oil wells like Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom etc but we own “food wells”, a rare gift of nature. Benue State, no doubt, has a comparative advantage in food production but how advantageous are we making […]

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Development, Stories 26/03/2013 by Akaafele

Benue Links Nigeria Limited; A pride we must preserve

If key things that have made Benue State very popular would be ranked, I think aside the great River Benue from which the name of the state was derived, Benue Links Nigeria Limited would be second to none. States like Lagos may have the BRT which is an intra-state transport scheme and other states operate one form of transport company […]

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Education, Stories 26/03/2013 by Akaafele

Formal education is a must, it makes you more efficient

The phrase ‘to make it in life’ mostly implies becoming successful or becoming rich and wealthy. In considering formal/western education vis-a-vis making it in life, the question that often pops up is whether one must acquire formal education to make it in life. You would agree with me that their are many folks around us today either drop outs or […]

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