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Governor Ortom © I am Benue 2021

Leadership 28/04/2021 by Aondona Simon Iwar

Dear Governor Samuel Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom, a governor enmeshed in a frustrating leadership of crises, killings, burning and destruction. Sir, your leadership has seen some of Benue’s worse trouble times, from constant Herdsmen attacks and killings, communal clashes, military clampdown, Sankera killings and the Gana saga, Denen and Adyoughrough brutal murder as your staff and security aid and all manner of crises. We […]

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chekwa Raphael © I am Benue 2021

Building Engineering, Development 11/02/2021 by Akaafele

More About Chekwa Raphael That You Need To Know

The versatile young man was born to the family of Pa Christopher Philip Akume Chekwa Kulatsa Kpile, of Mbaagule, Mbazembe, of Ipav extraction in Gboko Local Government Area, Benue State and Ma Elizabeth Theresa Ashide nee Zungwe Ajabu of Mbaagwa, Ukan, Ushongo Local Government Area of Benue State; all of the blessed memory. His siblings include Mrs Tarkaa Comfort Gertrude […]

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jungle justice © I am Benue 2021

Social Justice 5/02/2021 by Doosuur Ukula

This Is One Of The Reasons Why Nigerians Are Against Jungle Justice

“Stone him!” “Kill him!” “Finish the idiot!” “He deserves the death sentence!” The furious hubbub of voices yelled in the air, creating a toxic atmosphere. Even the clouds seemed depressed and frustrated on that evening such that it refused to smile, it seemed so moody, the sun also began to run and take shelter behind the depressing clouds. A handsome […]

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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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Security, Stories 30/11/2020 by Sidney Dooyum Ahura

Is Farming Now A Risky And Dangerous Practice?

The Ordeals of a Benue Rice Farmer First update on 18th November 2020, Facebook I got a parcel of land at the Lower Benue River Basin Layout, somewhere after Wadata here in Makurdi where l cultivated six hectares of rice. While we were preparing the land until planting, Fulani herdsmen and their cow roamed the area freely. But the locals […]

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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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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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Artists, Creatives 8/07/2020 by Akaafele

Joy Iorvihi Is A Versatile Artist

Her works take a critical view on social, political and cultural issues, often referencing traditional African history and culture as a source of inspiration and debate. Joy is particularly interested in using art as a way to restore our connection to our diminishing culture which we are fast leaving behind. She feels there is a sense of urgency for contemporary […]

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Social Justice, Stories 11/06/2020 by Chekwa, Raphael Msughter

Man’s Inhumanity To Man!

The first time I saw a human skeleton other than in the books was in the Biology Laboratory of our school, which I even later found out that it was made of plastic; it did not feel scary anymore. I studied and knew how to draw and label it off hand; I made a lot of coins from my school […]

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