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Condolence Message as Yahaya Junior passes on

We, the entire staff and management of EbiraView Media express our deep condolence to the family of our deseaced brother and very good friend, Comrade Yahaya Mamman Junior who passed on to the Lord today, Tuesday September 30th, 2014.

Ebira youths will forever miss him as his untimely demise has left a big vacuum in youth activisim in Ebira land.
Late Yahaya Mamman Junior was the former National President of National Association of Ebira Students (NAKOSS) and the Coordinator of Ebira Youths Peace Initiative Movement (EYPIM) which facilitated the much touted arms submission by warring youths in Okene in 2011.
We beseech almighty Allah to forgive all his shortcomings and grant his gentle soul eternal peace.

May Allah also grant his family, friends and loved ones the fortitude to bear the painful loss, ameen.

Signed: Management

Course and Registration for the October 2014 CSO Retreat

Overview of the RetreatSuccessful NGOs provide high quality services to beneficiaries. Competition among NGOs in the delivery of services and in the acquisition of donor funding is rising. To achieve success, NGOs have to continually improve and professionalize their work, which puts more and more demands on the management and leadership of an organization.This upcoming Kogi Central CSOs Network Retreat provides you with core knowledge, practical skills and tools to manage and lead effectively a nonprofit organization. In this course, you first discuss understanding and challenges of sustainable development.
Special attention is given to the participants' behavioral competencies in managing and leading a NGO in the era of virtual world. Solid governance and a well-functioning board are crucial for the sustainability of the organization. You learn how to develop a sound human resources policy and how to put it into practice - management is, in the end, "the art of getting thing…

Robber crushed to death on Lokoja-Abuja highway

It was a bad day for the dare-devil robbers unleashing hell on commuters on the Lokoja-Abuja highway as one of the suspected members was crushed to death by a speeding vehicle recently as contained in a report by Kogireports.com.
According to the report, a suspected armed robber met his waterloo on Tuesday morning after an unmarked vehicle crushed him to death near Chikara village, while attempting to flag down vehicles on the Abuja-Lokoja highway.
A witness said the incident happened around 6:12 a.m., amid rain fall, when a member of a robbery gang, emerged from a bush with sophisticated weapon at a sharp bend to flag down vehicles.
He said as the robber appeared on the center of the road, an unmarked over-speeding vehicle coming from Abaji axis crushed him to death.
“As he was trying to open fire on some of the incoming vehicles, one of them crushed him and he died instantly and the driver zoomed off, ‘’ he narrated.
He said officials of the Abaji unit command of the Federal Road Sa…

EbiraView is 10 years old!

It is our 10 years Anniversary.

Today marks the first decade of  EbiraView online, a service that commenced on September 4th, 2004 as a Yahoo group that gradually metamorphosed into the first most authoritative online platform for Ebira communities around the world.

We thank our numerous readers, followers, fans and well wishers for the support and encouragement that have taken us this far. Over the years, we have featured prominently on the world wide web in the showcase of Ebira events and heritages. Our online presence include ebiraview.com, ebiraview.net, ebiraview.com.ng, ebiraview.WordPress.com and ebiraview.blogspot.com and Ebira Social Network. While some of highlighted web addresses have been discontinued, others are available and functioning.

On social media, we have over 8 years of active presence on Blogger (Images of Ebiraland), Facebook (EbiraView group and EBIRAVIEW page), Picasa, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and YouTube (EbiraView channel). These massive online engagemen…

Unknown gunmen attack Adogo police station

Suspected unknown gunmen, on Sunday, attacked and bombed the police station at Adogo,  headquarters of  Ajaokuta Local Government Area of Kogi State.

The gunmen, entered the town around 9.00 p.m. in the evening, with  a Hilux Toyota pick up van, with the intention of stealing weapons in the armory of the police station

A source told the Nigerian Tribune,  that the gunmen started shooting immediately they entered the town to scare away people, adding that they released the dynamite which blew up the station as soon as they got to the station.

 No life was lost in the attack at the station according to the statement from the state police command.

The Police Public Relation Officer, ASP  Elvis Aguebor, confirmed the attack explaining  that “ robbers came from different directions apparently desirous of carting away police arms”,adding that the  police on duty swiftly took position and returned fire power.

He  pointed out that the attackers launched  a heavy dynamite and demolished and set  pa…

The state of Ebira roads... part 1

By Ismail M. Kabir

As commuters are confronted daily with untold hardship while plying our badly deteriorated roads, EbiraView rolled out its cameras to capture the state of Ebira roads in recent time.

It is our hope that this worrisome state of the roads, especially the federal highways, attracts the sympathy and rapid response of relevant authorities.

We intend to cover the entire roads within the community.

 Phase 1: Adavi and Okene LGAs

Nagazi axis of Okene-Lokoja federal highway:












Adavi township roads






Robbers Raid, Dispossess Travellers Along Itakpe-Osara Highway

Suspected armed robbers Tuesday laid siege to Itakpe/Osara along Okene-Lokoja road dispossessing travelers of their belongings in the traffic gridlock in the operation that lasted for hours.

 Also, three vehicles had a head on collision following attempt by some some drivers to beat a retreat.

 Traveling bags were seen littering the expressway after their contents had been disposed of while a good number of passengers of the unfortunate vehicles reportedly took refuge in nearby bushes while the ransacking of the automobiles lasted.

A villager, Suleiman Oyibo, told The Guardian that robbery on that axis of the road has become a daily affair.

“The robbers have been operating here as if it has become their duty post. This was how we were stranded here yesterday (Monday) and today (Tuesday), they have caused multiple accident to happen.”

The Guardian checks revealed that armed robbers have in recent times taken over major highways in Kogi State, laying ambush for unsuspecting innocent travell…

The charm of EbiraView Tea House

By Ismail M. KabirCafes may provide aromatic coffees of varying tastes and class but a visit to EbiraView Tea House provides a charming experience that leaves you with a lasting memory.Located in Oro Estate, along Obehira road, it is a tea house where friends and fans of EbiraView converge on weekends to drink varieties of herbal tea including Uzzi (bitter leaf), Morringa, Avi Guava and the Chinese green teas. The tea can be further blended with either pure honey or lemon juice.Pressing issues of concern to Ebira communities are debated and rib-cracking jokes are thrown as Lawali, the Tea man fills visitors' cups with hot tea while Hajo serves the local delicacies.The host and owner of the Tea House, Alhaji Damisa Suleiman is a regular face at the joint.Damisa, a passionate promoter of Ebira heritages who recently retired from the Nigerian Customs Service is also the Director of ESS Project Concepts Ltd., publisher of EbiraView News, a community tabloid in Ebira land. Friends of C…

Jubilation as Ajaokuta Steel Starts Production

Report reaching us this afternoon that some parts of the Ajaokuta Steel company has commenced operation is highly relieving.This soul lifting news is indicative of more positive expectations from the long abandoned steel project.BY BANABAS ATTAH-LOKOJA---Workers of  Ajaokuta Steel company erupted in joy over the weekend  as  the Company commence  production of rods, Per Second News gathered.

The steel company established by the Shehu Shagari administration in1981has been operating on skeletal services due to the near abandonment of the project by past administrations, a situation which made the management of the company to be tranversing from one private consultancy company to the other.But the current operator of the company, Reprom Nig Ltd in its bid  to make a difference over the weekend ordered for some tons of billets, a major raw material for the mass production of rods and angle bars.Conducting news men round the plant, the managing director of Reprom Nig Ltd, Mr Attah Achimugu…

Jubilation as Ajaokuta Steel commenced Production

BY BANABAS ATTAH-LOKOJA---Workers of  Ajaokuta Steel company erupted in joy over the weekend  as  the Company commence  production of rods, Per Second News gathered.

The steel company established by the Shehu Shagari administration in1981has been operating on skeletal services due to the near abandonment of the project by past administrations, a situation which made the management of the company to be tranversing from one private consultancy company to the other.But the current operator of the company, Reprom Nig Ltd in its bid  to make a difference over the weekend ordered for some tons of billets, a major raw material for the mass production of rods and angle bars.Conducting news men round the plant, the managing director of Reprom Nig Ltd, Mr Attah Achimugu said with the arrival of billets the rolling mills which have been abandoned for years will now bounce back to life as it will now be used to produce large scale of rods and angle bar for domestic use and for export purposes.Whi…

G-Zone re-bounces with a hit single, Ere Doro

‎The Exceptional entertainers Gzone Dangas are back!The duo, formerly known as Odora & Wizzy of the popular Si'Ebira are back with their latest smashing hit single, Ere Doro.The gifted pair have since taken their music outside the shores of Ebira land, traveling around the nation and beyond. They have performed in South Africa among other neighboring countries in recent time.Their latest single is a smashing hit that'll make you vibrate to the rhythm.Download here ....Don't forget to spread the song, please show some love. Support, download and spread the news .. Enjoy the beat.

PRADIN Cautions FG on BPP’s Illegal Action on Contractors

A civil society organization, Procurement Observation And Advocacy Initiative, PRADIN has kicked against “announcements (on Channels TV to be specific) by the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP), and involving the Attorney General and Minister of Justice as well as the Minister of Works wherein it is stated that “the President has approved that all contractors and consultants in Nigeria are to register with BPP for purpose of classification and categorization based on their technical and financial strength”, and which purpose is to reduce corruption.”
PRADIN in a letter addressed to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation said “As a procurement group under the leadership of a certified professional, we have observed that the announcement byBPP is an attempt to misguide the public by using the name and office of the President as being the one that approved the process for BPP to begin the conduct of classification and categorization, whereas, this is a statutory responsibility…