What Do You Want To Be Remembered For?
Lessons from John Stephen Akhwari’s Experience I remain inspired by the story of John Stephen Akhwari, the Tanzanian former marathon runner who represented his country in the marathon at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico.During the 42km race, at around the halfway stage, while struggling to stay ahead, John fell and severely injured his shoulder and knee. After receiving palliative first-aid treatment, he returned […]Read more →
My Award-Winning Wife, Mother, Doctor-Elect
I met my wife in a classroom while she was doing remedial studies at Benue State University, Makurdi. I was already in medical school, at the same institution. As we chatted for the very first time, I noticed she had a little beautiful book by her side – It was a bible. I love academics but at that moment, my […]Read more →
Corporal Punishment and School Fees
This is no lie; the system has failed us. The system has failed us. We live in a society where the government has abandoned everyone, leaving people to create their blueprint on how their environment should work. People drill boreholes for water, they hire guards for their security, they buy generators, inverters and solar panels for their electricity and in […]Read more →
Take Me Back To Makurdi
Take me back to Makurdi To the calm mornings when school children hurried off to school happy and carefree Where the ubiquitous white painted buses glided from Wadata to Wurukum laden with families who didn’t see others as Christians or Muslims When a late-night hangout wasn’t a rape attack or death sentence! Take me back to the Makurdi Where we played […]Read more →
Returning Our Daughters Home; Our Customs And Traditions
Diary of an Idoma lady The Idoma people have so many customs and traditions which bid our people together and to the modern generation (21th century generation) it seems overbearing especially to the female gender. Most of these customs are gender sensitive and applied mostly to the female gender Daddy girls even after marriage still prefers to be buried beside […]Read more →
Who Burnt Hagher’s Home On The Eve Of Botched Presidential Elections
Nancy Ngiahiin my wife and I were distraught, that our home of thirty-eight years, was gutted by fire on the 15th of February 2019. Losing our home where our family-life was lived; with the thrills of joys of elevation and the downsides when it became a place to cry and be comforted, was almost like death! But no! It was […]Read more →
From Kwande; She is Vanessa!
Vanessa Ahemen Abul is a hardworking and ambitious lady with a heart of gold. She is an outstanding personality with high standard. She is a fast rising designer who appeared on the fashion scene in 2017 at the Benue Fashion Show 2017 with her first collection called “Oudy Women Crystal 01”. She best describes herself as a pacesetter. Vanessa was […]Read more →
My take on the absence of Atiku at the recent Presidential debate
If you followed the campaigns towards the last presidential elections in the US then you would have concluded that Donald J. Trump didn’t stand so much chance against Hilary judging by the public opinion of the citizens. Trump had a big problem with is the mouth. He said so many things that had the capacity to destroy his presidential bid. […]Read more →
Yes! You Actually Feel Home; I’m Home!
I’m home Confession of a true ‘ajebota.’ When the plane landed in Abuja I cried. Yes, real tears the person sitting next to me started laughing. The whole flight I was talking to him about how excited I am to be back home after 11 years!! And seeing Nigeria again was really emotional for me. I wanted to see River […]Read more →
Idoma Achievement Awards 2018
Powered by Idoma International Carnival Recipients: Mrs Alice Alache hails from Otukpo local government area of Benue State, she represented Kano state and emerged winner of the Miss Nigeria contest beating other 22 contestants to Emerge Miss Nigeria 1963 making her the first Miss Nigeria from the north. Mammy Ochefu is the founder of the popular military markets called mammy […]Read more →