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Free eye treatment: 2nd Phase rounds up

Unveiling Ebira Tourist Destinations - Upogo Waterfall

Upogo Waterfall in Okene is situated along Okene Ajaokuta road. It is situated-like most waterfalls-in a rocky landscape, about 20 minutes trek from the Okene Secondary School (O S S) end of Okene-Ajaokuta road.
It flows gently at this time of the year (dry season) but comes in full force during rainy season. It attracts local tourists across Nigeria as one of the most beautiful natural environment in Northern Nigeria.The waterfall is mostly patronized as a perfect shoot location for local movie producers while the traditionalists revere it for it's healing powers which earns it the name; Ori Ogana.
The sorrounding is dominated by shrubs with neatly placed rocks that create natural stairs for ascension from the grassland to the base of the waterfall making it a perfect choice for nature lovers.

Asmau Foundation Free Eye Services: 2nd phase commences

Screening excercise for the 2nd phase of Community Free Eye Care Service by Asmau Foundation for Orphans and the less priviledged has commenced.

The exercice begun Monday, the 22nd of March 2010 at the Local government health centre, Okene. Anyone willing to benefit from the service is expected to attend the screening exercise to ascertain the required treatment for their eyes.
Experts from within and outside Kogi state have arrived for the service which is expected to cater for about 1,000 people including free eye operation for 300 cataract patients. Free drugs and counselling are also available for people with minor eye defects.

The first phase of the exercise held last year catered for about 800 people with a total of 87 free eye operations. Asmau Foundation is committed to alleiviating the suffering of the less priviledged in the society with special focus on orphans.
EbiraView is the official media consultant for the 2nd phase and will be updating our readers with the progress of th…

Hiking the Ataba Uto, Ancient Eika

EbiraView in Conjuction with ESS Project Concept will be leading hikers through the bushy paths to the Mountain of Cowries (Atabuto) in Eika.
It's going to be a long trek from the main Eika Ohizenyi as our guides thrill the participants with folk tales, drum beats and jokes till we arrive at the rock where a local guide will be waiting to receive the exhausted hikers.
The mountain top reveals a captivating aerial view of Ebiraland beautifully spread many feet away and the natural environment always electrified by the beautiful songs of the birds humming overhead as little wild animal escapes into hidings.
There will be plenty of fun including a play by Angelina Theater Group, a local dance performance and more. The date for the event will be announced on this page as we put final touch to the venue.
Be a part of the fun and you will long for more ....
You can call 0803 837 0608 or 0803 825 0570 for booking and more detail.

Kogi Nabs Gunrunner, Plans Death Penalty For Kidnappers

Olufemi Yahaya (Daily Independent)

7 March 2010

The man allegedly involved in the sale and supply of arms to the troubled Ebira land in Kogi Central Senatorial has been nabbed, just as the government proposes death penalty for any one who kidnaps in the state.

This was disclosed by the Commissioner for Information, Dr. Tom Ohikere, in Lokoja at the end of the State Executive Council meeting.

H explained that the moves were part of the renewed security measures in the state.

According to the Information commissioner, the government is not resting to put in place a permanent and lasting solution to the orgy of violence in Ebira land, stressing that the identity of the gun runner would soon be disclosed. Read more ...

Ancestral settlement uncovered on Eika mountain

MOUNTAIN OF COWRIES - Ebira ancestral settlement newly discovered by a local movie crew in search of a remote shooting location.

Over 90 minutes trek uphill from the main Eika Ohizenyi community, the mountain top is a MUST visit for adventure seekers, tourists and archaeologists alike. With money (cowry) vaults scattered across the landscape, the area reveals the resourcefulness of the dwellers while dry animal carcasses and arrow heads testify to the original art of Ebira people; Hunting.

More gallery of Ebira heritage here >>>