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Unsure expectation: Kogi LG Polls 2008

As Kogi electorates head to the polling boots tomorrow, Saturday the 26th of July 2008 to vote their choice candidate for their respective Local Government Areas (LGAs), one is unsure of what to expect particularly from a state known for political violence.

The state police command has assured a violence-free electioneering inspite of the tense political atmosphere across the state. Our investigation reveals that in the past few days, people have started leaving the state for fear of likely breakdown of law and order before, on and after the election day which many fear will be a 'hot day'.
As usual, EbiraView will be updating you in realtime on progress reports while requesting our site visitors to share their findings as the election progresses. Comments and updates should be posted to our news site by visiting this link

Wishing the state a peaceful poll.

Yakubu hooks Halimat

The mood was high on 5th July 2008 when family, friends and well wishers of Alhaji Abdulmalik Alabi (a.k.a Apolo, MD, Nyase Guest Inn, Inike, Okene) and Ibrahim Ovosi, danced, wined and dined at the wedding of their children; Ibrahim Ovosi Yakubu (CEO, Ovonet Computers, Sokoto), and Halimat Abdul Malik (LLB. Barrister at Law) held at the Ezu (new) Hotel, along Kabba Rd, Ogaminana Kogi state.

Ebira eminent personalities including Alh Idris Attah (Lagos), Alh. Yunusa Attah (Okene), Haj. Hadiza Attah (Abuja), Alh Musa Ezu Attah (Ogaminana), Dr Abdullahi Ibrahim (Sokoto) Mr Femi Abdul (Abuja), Hajiya Ramatu Ibrahim (Abuja) , Haj. Ramatu Abubakar (Itakpe) among others graced the event.

Ovonet Computers expresses a special 'Thank you' to all the attendees and its teeming clients across Nigeria. EbiraView wishes the couple a happy and prosperous married life.

Thank you ACRT, thanks to Tina

(From right)Idris Abdul Rahman, Usman Aliyu, Maryam Oremeyi Yusuf, Muhammed Danuma and Kabir Ismail. The EbiraView Team

EbiraView team on behalf of NAKOSS Comrades, Ebira Opete TV crew and entire Anebira, expresses its profound gratitude to ACRT; Lizzy, you are wonderful, your effort is simply 'Wao!
Donna Cross, you reamin the 'Mom' and we will continue to be your 'sons and daughters'. Donna King, like you do say, 'Avo' for being here and for Terry, 'Nothing dey happen' you are 'Awesome'
As for TINA, you are the 'Big Sister, the Matron'. Thanks so much for making us so proud. We shall continue to 'ask for more'. WE LOVE YOU ALL.

Idris Abdul Rahman, Farouq Mazai, Abdul G, Yunusa, Ohunene Sule, Muhammed Ogirima, Mariam Yusuf (Oremeyi), Marhia, Danjuma Muhammed, Usman Aliyu, Kabir, Memunat Mukhtar and Musa of EbiraOpete TV communications are sending a spcial 'Thank You' to TINA OKWORI for accoding us this great opportunity; …

ACRT's last day in Ebira land

It's humanitarian; it's selfless and grassroot oriented. Aids Crisis Response Team (ACRT) have done a wonderful job from counselling to testing and offering drugs to HIV positive people. Beside other great gestures by this wonderful team, they have plans to establish a permanent contact with the volunteering youths comprising of NAKOSS Comrades, EbiraView and Ebira Opete TV crew while tasking the team to do more in researh work across the community to identify the people who need help most.

On Saturday, 12th July the team were in Obagende where about 60 students received the HIV test before heading to Ege community of Adavi LG. While in Ege, the community troop to welcome the team. Drugs were offered to people with various kind of ailments beside encouraging the villagers on being useful to themselves through farming and other trades. A woman received a cash gift from the team before heading to Idi-chatta area of Okene where they met a boy with a special deformity that triggers…

ACRT Day 1 in Okene and Obangede

It was just few minutes before 4.00 am when I arrived Okene and as I disembarked at Ogaminana at such early hours of the morning, I wondered what was going on in the minds of my colleagues, Idris Abdul Rahman and Usman Aliyu who left Lagos in the early hours of Thursday, July in the company of the ACRT team members. As I made my way to the prestigious De Hilltop Guest house, Abdul Rahman and Terry Sebastian, a member of the team and a professional photographer from Canada had left for the cyber café.

Around 9am, we left the Guest house for the mission; delivering talk on and offering treatment to HIV/AIDS patients. Our first call was at Kogi state School of Nursing, Obangede. The students were happy and received the team expectantly.

Lizzy was wonderful. She delivered a lengthy talk on HIV; cause, modes of transmission, preventive methods and all that. She advised the students on the need to know their status as Nursing students who might be offering treatment to HIV patients in the fut…

EbiraView Magazine; Special (Full) Edition

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The third edition of our magazine, EbiraView Magazine is about to be released. This edition is a special edition for the famous Ebira Peace Project (EPP); the formation and evolution of the first and biggest peace project in Ebiraland.
It is about 40 pages and loaded with pictures and details of all you ever wanted to know of EPP in its entirety. Hundreds of people have indicated interest in our past editions and a lot of requests were placed on our request page for free copies of the magazine. Those who couldn't get a copy of previous editions can re-apply for their copies of this full edition which will be rolled out in thousands of copies, for FREE!
Before we hit the print, it is an opportunity for willing advertisers to showcase their products/services in our very limited advert spaces.
Hurry, book the back page now before its too late! Our request page will be available shortly.

AIDS Crisis Response Team (ACRT) arrives Okene

The AIDS Crisis Response Team (ACRT) is in Okene and will be conducting HIV/AIDS - free campaign to Ebira public in conjuction with Ebira youths as volunteers. The team arrived Nigeria on monday, July 7th 2008 at the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. The program is expected to begin Thursday, 11th of July 2008 and will be published on Images of Ebiraland as the team moves from place to place. Places expected to be visited include Okene general hospital among others. Terry Sebastian, one of the team members, was not sure what to expect, fearing absense of internet services required to update their blog while in Nigeria. Terry however promised that they would deliver the much needed supplies themselves to make sure the team get to the people that need them the most. EbiraView hopes to deliver real-time web coverage of their activity in Okene to Ebiras and the world. Our team is set to leave for Okene at the early hours of Thursday, 11th July. Stay tuned for updates.

Launch of Al-Amin College in Lagos

Alhaji Muhammad Ahmad Okatahi, an Ebira educationist, spiritual cleric and one time school head teacher of Al-Hilal Islamic Nursery and Primary School, G.R.A Okene, who relocated to Lagos where he has lived for over a decade, founded Al-Amin College to fulfill his desire to uplifting moral standard of the muslim children particularly in his residential community in Lagos. Since the commmunity, Akiode area of Ojodu is owned and dominated by muslims, he was promptly suppported by the elders and leaders in the area who provided the temporary site and some study materials that influenced the birth of Al-Amin college on the 4th of October, 2005.

At her third (3rd) year, Alhaji Okatahi gathered parents, community and traditional leaders beside other eminent personalities of Ebira origin residing in Lagos for the Launch and fund raising for the college. In his speech, Alhaji Okatahi, the Prorietor cited the objectives for establishing the college. He observed that Nigerian public school of th…

Talking drum (Gogonyi) in Ebiratainment

Virtually in every Ebira traditional event or festival, the talking drum always play a special role in the local rythm. 'Oni gogonyi' the drummer takes this art very serious as they move their body to the rythm produced from the musical tool..more soon.