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also Be·nué  (bān′wā)
A river of western Africa rising in Cameroon and flowing about 1,080 km (670 mi) to the Niger River in central Nigeria.
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1. (Placename) a state of SE Nigeria. Capital: Makurdi. Pop: 4 219 244 (2006). Area: 34 059 sq km (13 150 sq miles)
2. (Placename) 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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(ˈbeɪ nweɪ)

a river in W Africa flowing W from Cameroon to the Niger River in Nigeria. 870 mi. (1400 km).
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The National Union of Benue State Students (NUBESS) on Monday protested the poor handling of its National President, Comrade Smith Tyonor, who was allegedly shot by unknown persons in Makurdi.
Students of the Benue state University on Monday morning, shut down the campus and barricaded the entrance gates in protest over Comr.
In partnership with the Benue State Ministry of Health and Benue State AIDS Control Agency (BENSACA), the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has unveiled two newly constructed facilities in Nigeria to support the existing government facilities, it was announced on Friday.
Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom on Friday accused the Minister of Special Duties and Inter-governmental Affairs, Senator George Akume, of playing God.
Samuel Ortom of Benue on Saturday in New York said no fewer than 81 herdsmen had been convicted and 3,000 cows seized under the state's anti-open grazing law.
The governor of Benue State, Dr George Akume, 52, is a former civil servant, now serving his second term in office.
THE Christian Aid-UK, an NGO based in Nigeria, said they have catered for the medical needs of over 300,000 children under five years in Benue in the past three years.