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House Of Assembly Primary Tears Kogi PDP; Thug Arrested With Gun

Published on November 29, 2014 By Greenbarge ReportersThe primary election for the Kogi State House of Assembly held across the 21 Local government areas is now tearing the ruling Peoples Democratic Party in the state even as a thug who came with a gun and allegedly wanted to assassinate a Local government Council Chairman from the Eastern part of the state was arrested by security agencies. The local government chairman was said to have gone with the electoral materials.Thugs and loyalists of aspirants who came to mount guard against possible high jack and diversion of election materials protested to no avail.An aspirant for the House of Representatives in the struggle to gain access to the materials was said to have collapsed as he was outsmarted by opponents. The situation was said to be the survival of the fittest as materials were smuggled out of the secretariat by the strongest.The primary election for the Lokoja 1 and 2 took place at the Student amusement park amidst security …

FERMA begins rehabilitation of Okene-Lokoja road

By Ismail M. KabirRehabilitation work on the damaged Okene-Lokoja highway has commenced today.The federal roads maintenance agency (FERMA) has responded to the repeated appeals by concerned groups to relevant authorities to come to save the community from the untold suffering the damages on the road has caused the generality of the people in the area and the travellers in particular.The contractor, CGC construction Company have been granted permission to use the premises of GSS Ogaminana as the site office as work commences on the road that has become notorious for overstretched traffic gridlock and horrible accidents in recent time.Dr. Abdulrahman Adeiza, National President of Ebira Peoples Association (EPA) has consistently followed up with FERMA to actualise the assurance it gave a delegation led by the Ebira apex association to the road maintenance agency's headquarters last month in Abuja.During the meeting, FERMA chairman, Engr. Jide Adeniyi assured the six-man delegation th…

Reflect: EPA's speech at the coronation ceremony of Ciroman Ebira 2013

AN ADDRESS BY THE NATIONAL PRESIDENT OF EBIRA PEOPLE’S ASSOCIATION, DR ADEIZA MUSA ABDULRAHMAN ON THE OCASSION OF THE TURBANNING CEREMONY OF PRINCE  (ALH) ATABA MOHAMMED SANNI OMOLORI AS THE CIROMA OF EBIRALAND BY THE OHINOYI OF EBIRALAND, HIS MAJESTY, ALH (DR) ADO IBRAHIM, CON, ON THE 7TH FEBRUARY, 2013.

PROTOCOLS……….

Let me begin this address by welcoming home all our sons and daughters, and most importantly, our non-native friends who are here to felicitate with us on our happiness of the moment. Many may have heard the name of this land but visiting here for their very first time. Ebira people welcome you today and assure you of our uncommon hospitality that would linger in memory for many years to treasure. Let me assure you that this land of hills and valleys whose name, Ebira, literally translates to virtue, is a land of hospitality, hard-working and strong-willed people.  This hospitality I guess will be evident from the more than lavish entertainment that will ensue as an afte…

PHF commences multimillion naira renovation project at Okene General Hospital

By Ismail M. KabirPerfect House of Friends (PHF) a not for profit community based organization has commenced a multimillion naira renovation project at the Zonal hospital in Okene.The project is in fulfilment of its promise to ensuring a befitting health delivery service to the people of Ebira land.In an address delivered by the president of the organization, Abubakar Kent, during the 2nd phase of its relief materials donation to the hospital on December 31st 2013, the group promised to sustain its commitment to improved health care delivery to the less privileged members of Ebira community.At the event, facilities worth millions of naira including beddings, wheeled stretchers, drip stands, benches and others were donated to support the hospital in delivering better health care in a more conducive environment.The annual project of the group takes places on the last day of the year (December 31st) but the group has decided to not only improve its support to the health sector of the com…

Quit Notice: GTB, FIRS evicted from ULO building, Wuze Abuja

By Ismail M. Kabir
In a fire brigade approach, occupants of the ULO building, Wuse zone 5, Abuja have been ejected!

At about 8:30am this morning, I was heading for a bank transaction at the Zone 5 branch of Guarantee Trust Bank (GTB) located within the ULO building in Wuse zone 5. Just few meters to the bank laid a long traffic jam.

I quickly disembarked to trek the rest of the distance. But to my awe, a heap of office equipments and related items blocked the entrance gate to the building.

Staff of various organizations resident in the building were making frantic phone calls to their superiors as heavily armed security men positioned themselves around the area.

There was no clear account of the reason for the eviction but spectators in the area held varying views. While some said it was due to a court injuction that issued a quit notice to the occupants, others said a row between the original owner of the plot and the owner of the ULO building.

The 5-storey building, situated opposi…