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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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Artiste, Stories 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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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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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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Ebiere Akinola © I am Benue 2019

Education, Stories 4/07/2019 by Ebiere Akinola

Don’t Live For Only You; I Was Once A Corper in Benue

This is probably the first journey where I’m not the first to sleep inside the vehicle… Journeys give us time to reminisce. While I proceeded to the park, on a motorcycle, I felt the urge to put my two hands up in the air and do the peace sign with my fingers…but I couldn’t, both hands were holding luggage. As […]

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josephine enenche © I am Benue 2019

Inspirational, Stories 11/06/2019 by Josephine Enenche

Crushing On Me Like Mad – Josephine

So today I’m crushing on me like mad. I am Jay, stronger than strength, full of life with a good sense of humour. No Father, no brother but adopted by a King who opened the way to his palace and made me a Queen. Though he is a King, he came down to my level, so he can be a friend, […]

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debbie msuur chagu © I am Benue 2019

Relationship, Stories 25/05/2019 by Shedrack Omale

To Write About One Who Means So Much To You

Dearest Debbie Chagu, Drawing from the fuel of my emotions, my pen trembles as it begins its journey of writing to you about you. Even for a writer, the words to flesh my thoughts correctly have suddenly gone extinct and my vocabulary begging for an overhaul, for how do you begin to write about one who means so much to […]

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Adanu Moses Olubo-Ojo © I am Benue 2019

Religion, Stories 19/05/2019 by Adanu Moses Olubo-Ojo

The Devil In The Rat

This particular rat troubled us in our apartment in 2017. We tried every trick to kill the rat for months, it will always escape like the cat with nine lives. The pain of pouring away contaminated foodstuff was too much for me to bear. I bought different kinds of poison and traps and invented different kinds of tricks to no […]

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sefa © I am Benue 2019

Inspirational 11/05/2019 by Sefa 'Shake Speare'

Reputation of Benue People Outside Benue State

I have always complained about the reputation of Benue people outside of Benue.   In 2015, when I was going for my internship with Nigerian Communications Commission in Abuja, I was warned not to hastily introduce myself as Tiv, as that would likely instigate some bad blood for me before I properly settle. Sadly, I got to NCC and disregarded […]

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Jason Kaave © I am Benue 2019

Relationship, Stories 9/05/2019 by Leez Joe Kaave

My Dear Sweet Perfect Little Man

Oh, where have the last two years gone? 24 months since we welcomed you into this world with great joy and delight, today we feel all the more happy to see your sweet face, your personality is so amazing, you are so funny and so adorable. I speak life and greatness into your life. How you make us laugh, love […]

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