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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 News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the students, who organised a peaceful protest, blocked the two gates to Benue State University (BSU) to demand better treatment for their president.
The student leader was shot at the gate of the Benue State University College of Health Sciences at about 7.34pm while on his way out of the school.
He noted that the Benue section is already being part, hence, what has just been done is to award the 36 kilometers that connect the Enugu section to the road.
The organisation began operating in Nigeria in 2011, when it started providing free HIV/AIDS services in Gbajimba General Hospital in Benue State.
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.
Ortom, who said that the minister had consistently declared that he made him governor in 2015, dismissed the contention saying God and Benue people made him a governor.
Ortom spoke on the topic, 'Security and Economic Challenges in Benue State'', which was a modification of the theme of the conference that centred on Idoma land.
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The Senior Programme Coordinator, Community Health, Ms Anne Adah-Ogoh, disclosed this on Wednesday in Makurdi at the official close-out of their three years programme in Benue.
The agreement adheres to a previously Memorandum of Understanding between the Federal Government and governors of the North Central states and the Chinese consortium who are in Benue for further negotiations.
Haruna Mohammed, who disclosed this in a press statement, said the 33-year-old Benue indigene was tracked down to Anambra, using geo-location technological equipment.