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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Stories 26/03/2013 by Akaafele

Benue State and road network

Written by Anwo Iordepuun Godfrey One giant stride taken by the present administration in Benue State is the rehabilitation and construction of trunk B roads often called “State Roads”. This is one good thing that can be associated with this administration and everyone who knows the terrain of the state will admit to this fact. Those plying the roads through […]

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Stories 26/03/2013 by Akaafele

Benue people and the peace initiative

Written by Anwo Iordepuun Godfrey Among the northern states of Nigeria, Benue State can be described as the most peaceful. The reason for this assertion is just too obvious. In the first place, many even find it difficult to believe that Benue State is a northern state because of the terrain of the state, while most northern states have Muslim […]

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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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Religion, Stories 26/03/2013 by Akaafele

N.K.S.T Church: Is it really indigenous?

I knew the N.K.S.T church to be a Tiv church but it seemed my knowledge was limited when I discovered the N.K.S.T Church in Abeokuta and not just that it was located there, but was dominated by the Yoruba. I was propelled to upgrade my knowledge of this church. You may think I am promoting a church, so let me […]

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