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Ahmed Weds Sefiya

By Ismail M. Kabir

Like a send-off get-together for the year 2010, the premises of the prestigious Dabras Hotel turned a carnival ground for the numerous guests that turned up at the wedding reception of the duo of Alhaji Ahmed Umar and Sefiya Ozigis.

The ceremony began with the wedding fatiha conducted  by the  chief Imam of Ebiraland, Alhaji Musa Galadima at the GRA,Okene in conjuction with Sheikh Luqman Musa Galadima. The couple were adivsed to emulate the exemplary lifestyle of their mentor and big brother, Alhaji Sanusi Abubakar who has, in his humane nature, brought smiles and renewed hope to thousands of less privileged and orphans across Ebira communities and beyond.

Few hours after the Fatiha, guests began arriving in glamorous appearances that symbolised class and pomp. The highpoint of the event was the royal arrival of the father of the day, the Ohinoyi of Ebiraland, HRM (Dr.) Ado Ibrahim who was received with a standing ovation.

The Ohinoyi, in this rare appearance, assure…

Ebira Day 2010 - Gallery

Ebira day 2010 was a well packed event featuring people from all walks of life. This year's event was used to not showcase the art and culture of Ebira people but to also turban various personalities of both Ebira and non-Ebira origins as a recognition of of their positive contribution to the development of Ebira communities home and abroad and for impacting the lives of ordinary people in the society.

The colourful event held at the amusement park beside the Dabras hotel, Inoziomi witnessed a mamoth crowd that symbolised peace, harmony and collectiveness that have become the new order in Ebiraland in recent times. The rich culture of Ebira was in display by both indigenes and visitors alike at the epoch making event that brought traffic across the town to a standstill.

Present at the occassion were political office holders/aspirants, elder statesmen, business tycoons, traditional/religious leaders, artisans, artistes among other dignitaries. Even as some politicians s…