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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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The new President in his acceptance speech requested the support of the members, while assigning them to preach and practice peace among themselves, as that is the only way to achieve the vision of greater Benue.
The daily measurement of UVI and UV irradiance level around the vice chancellor's office frontage, Benue state University were carried out with the educator UV checker held at 1.
The Minister of Defense renewed that Sudan would keepon benue of dialogue until reaching a comprehensive agreement over the outstanding issues, expressing optimism over reaching solutions as long as dialogue is continuing.
It is known as 'Ugu' among the Igede, Idoma peoples of Benue State and the Igbos of Nigeria.
A sedimentary deposit comprising sandstone, mudstone, shale, limestone, micro-conglomerates and polygenic conglomerates having about 2,000 m thickness has been reported in the lower Benue trough section (Olade, 1975).
The attack in Benue state came as a bomb exploded in north-east Nigeria, apparently killing a police officer and sparking reprisal attacks by the military in the region, residents said.
The opening of the dam led to flooding along the Benue River in Nigeria.
com/topics/detail/519/nigeria) Nigerian man by the name of Uroko Onoja of Ogbadibo a small region in the country's Mid-Eastern Benue state, was raped by his six wives until he died last week.
Gravimetric studies carried out on the Benue Trough and the Bornu Basin [14-16] have shown the presence of a NE-SW striking positive gravity anomaly.
Benue states and grain yield of upland rice varieties at Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria.
The Tiv shares borders with the Chamba and Jukun of Taraba State in the northeast; with the Igede (Benue), Iyala, Gakem and Obudu of Cross River State in the southeast; and the Idoma of Benue State to the south.