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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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There was major flooding in the capital of Benue state, Makurdi, located in north-central Nigeria along the Benue River.
[21] reported a positive allometric growth pattern for Bargrus bayad all from lower Benue River.
Even predating Carthage, established in 814 BC, the Nok civilisation of northern Nigeria, which extended in an arc of 500km, demonstrated that agriculture and metal work were practised between 1000 BC and 6 AD alongside the natural communication routes--the Niger River, the Benue River and Lake Chad.
The opening of the dam led to flooding along the Benue River in Nigeria.
The State Ministry of Health of Gombe, which is located in northeastern Nigeria, Africa, in conjunction with Upper Benue River Basin Development Area office and local government, have taken measures to control the area's black flies, whose bite causes onchocerciasis or river blindness, the world's second leading cause of infectious blindness.
described 4 BU cases in the Benue River Valley in Nigeria (4).
Buxton's plan was to set up a model farm in the heart of slave country (the confluence of the Niger and Benue river's) to encourage nonslave commercial exchange.
The project is being handled by the Upper Benue River Basin Development Authority.
The city is located in central Nigeria along the Benue River. The town lies in the guinea savanna vegetative belt on the bank of the second largest river in Nigeria, river Benue.
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.