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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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Security, Stories 14/03/2017 by Iorliam'Amo Shija

Fulani This, Fulani That

The planting season is almost here again in rural Benue, and once more, as it has become common in recent past, the farmers are afraid and uncertain. They are afraid of the nomadic Fulanis who descend, year in year out, with their cattle from the far north into the marshes of the middle belt to graze. From time immemorial, the […]

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Culture, Stories 6/03/2017 by Martin Terver Adom

Swem Is A Place. Swem Is A Thing

One of the few things that people who know Tiv history and even those who so claim to know but actually do not know will not argue is that Akighirga (Akiga) Sai was the first Tiv man to know how to write. “Rev. Zimmermann started to teach children how to read and write. Akiga Sai was said to be a […]

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Culture, Stories 6/03/2017 by Pastor Samuel Gar

Swem Is A Place And Not A Thing!

It is a Mountain in the Republic of Cameroon and not a pot or calabash or any other fetish object. Any person versed in Tiv history and culture will tell you that. It is Karagbe’s Swem (what is popularly called Swem Karagbe) that is a thing, an object, and fetish. The real Swem which is Divine and of God was displaced […]

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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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