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Benue

(bānwā`), river, W Africa, chief tributary of the NigerNiger
, great river of W Africa, c.2,600 mi (4,180 km) long, rising on the Fouta Djallon plateau, SW Guinea, and flowing NE through Guinea and into Mali. In central Mali the Niger forms its vast inland delta (c.30,000 sq mi/77,700 sq km), a maze of channels and shallow lakes.
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. It flows c.880 mi (1,416 km) W from Cameroon into the Niger River at LokojaLokoja
, town (1987 est. pop. 45,600), central Nigeria, at the junction of the Niger and Benue rivers. Lokoja is the trade and distribution center for an agricultural (chiefly cotton) region and has food-processing industries. Iron ore deposits serve the nearby Ajaokuta mill.
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, Nigeria. The Benue, which carries much commercial traffic, is almost entirely navigable by power-driven boats in August and September, the height of the rainy season. Large mineral deposits (tin, marble, limestone, gold) are exploited in the river valley.

Benue

1. a state of SE Nigeria, formed in 1976 from part of Benue-Plateau state. Capital: Makurdi. Pop.: 3 108 754 (1995 est.). Area: 34 059 sq. km (13 150 sq. miles)
2. a river in W Africa, rising in N Cameroon and flowing west across Nigeria: chief tributary of the River Niger. Length: 1400 km (870 miles)
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A pact was inked in 2017 by Benue State and the Development Finance Institution (DFI) on the N2billion matching fund to boost the entrepreneurial potentials of citizens in the state.
The organisation began operating in Nigeria in 2011, when it started providing free HIV/AIDS services in Gbajimba General Hospital in Benue State.
In this way, the Benue State Council for Arts and Culture (BSCAC) is able to carry Swange dance to many countries in their quest to encourage peace and intercultural harmony (BSCAC has been doing cultural diplomacy for twenty thirty five years), and even though there are other troupes of Swange dance performed in Nigeria or abroad, the group has repositioned and popularized the dance wherein the dance is basically owned by the BSCAC troupe.
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Divided into three broad categories, the Lower, Middle and Upper Benue, the Quai Branly chose to lay out the exhibition (as the other museums did) just as the 650-mile-long Benue River flows across Nigeria.
In Benue state, Sunday's attack targeted a rural village of Christian Tiv people called Yogbo in the state, police spokesman Daniel Ezeala said.
Previous reports on trypanosomiasis showed that Benue state was a known human African trypanosomiasis (HAT)/sleeping sickness endemic focus (4,5).
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THE Head of Steam, operator of Newcastle's Cluny, Head of Steam and Tilleys pubs, has adopted a Wateraid project in a very poverty-stricken part of Nigeria, the Vandeikya area of Benue state.