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Mutuk © I am Benue 2019

Culture, Stories 26/05/2019 by Ochanya Cynthia Adole

Your Root Is Your Heritage

No matter where you grow up, never forget your roots. We have all found ourselves in strange lands either due to jobs, upbringing or settlement. What are our parents turning into these days; we no longer want to educate our children about our places of origin, not to even give them folklore stories of the past. This should never be […]

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Idoma Achievement Awards © I am Benue 2018

Culture, Stories 28/12/2018 by Akaafele

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 […]

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talesoftheheart © I am Benue 2018

Relationship, Stories 20/05/2018 by Smarty Okenyi (Martha Okenyi)

Chapter Two: Tales Of The Heart

“Ene where have you been? I’ve searched the whole village for you….” Oche stated, stretching his hands forth in an attempt to hold Ene who paid no attention to his words, she was tired of oche bugging her life and didn’t want any more of that, she had told him countless times her heart was for another but no! He […]

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Iyala people @ I am Benue 2018

Culture, Stories 8/04/2018 by Anwo Iordepuun Godfrey

We Are Idomas And Not Cross Riverians; Yala People

Have you ever wished you were an indigene of another state other than Benue? It must have been because of a very strong reason then, well may be because of this one that has prompted the Yala people of Cross River State to refer to Benue State as their home. The Yala people of Cross River State are believed to […]

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Education, Stories 8/04/2017 by Prof. Yima Sen

They want our land; But who are they?

I am in a fiery mood today and I plead that you read me and think before commenting. Progressive praxis, that is theory plus practice demands a class analysis as well as a proper understanding of difference and its implications. I will apply both here regarding the Tiv question. The Tiv are Bantoid, in fact proto-Bantu, the original Bantu. They […]

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Leadership, Stories 8/04/2017 by His Royal Highness Muhammadu Sanusi, Emir of Kano the second

I am Fulani… The fault is ours

“Let me start by saying that I am Fulani (laughter). My grandfather was an Emir also Fulani my uncle and guardian was also the immediate late Emir of kano Alhaji Ado Bayero and therefore I represent all that has been talked about this afternoon. Sir Ajayi has written a book. And like all Nigerians of his generation, he has written […]

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Security, Stories 23/03/2017 by Samuel Gar

The Fulani Invasion Of Benue State

For seven years now Benue State has been under relentless brutal attack from Fulani marauders. Plateau State is in her eighteenth year of sustained genocidal attacks. Taraba State is equally under intense bombardment. These three Middle Belt States which are essentially Christian have been singled out for Jihad in order to weaken them sufficiently and bring them to the point […]

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Culture, Stories 27/01/2017 by Ochanya Cynthia Okwoli

Omugwo Also Known As After-Birth Care In Nigeria

‘Omugwo’ is an Igbo word that is used to describe the practice in which a nursing mother and her baby is taken care of by a close family member. In most cases, it is done by the mother or mother-in-law except in the case where they are not available, then another close female family member steps in. This practice though […]

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