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The ‘fainting’ dance craze has taken over South Africa and is now infecting Nigeria, Kenya and Tanzania and has already hit China.

King Monada’s (a South African Musician) hit song ‘Malwedhe’ which has inspired the #IdibalaChallenge, is now spreading beyond South Africa’s borders, and has been spotted as far afield as China.

The star says he has since been invited to perform in the UK.

Not only that this viral dance video has already spread across Nigeria and has been spotted in Bayero University Kano, UNIZIK and also in Okene Nigeria....

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A coalition of youth groups from Kogi Central Senatorial district has berated the federal government’s long neglect of the dilapidated Okene – Lokoja highway.

Members of Coalition of Kogi State Elites (COKE) in Collaboration with the Kogi Central Excos of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) who embarked on a joint community project to manually sand-fill the badly damaged portions of the road today in Okene, described the situation as disappointing.

Comrade Abdul Rauf, president of COKE lamented the perennial negligence of the road by successive administrations in Nigeria.

Abdul Rauf wondered why a road that’s plied by tens of thousands of travellers to and from the federal capital territory, Abuja could be left unaddressed for so long.

"It is unfortunate that the Federal government has paid no heed to several appeals for the total rehabilitation of this all important road.

"For over a decade, this particular road has been listed among the capital project of our national budget but has never received significant attention from successive government".

Speaking on behalf of the Kogi Central Excos of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, Comrade Isah Onimisi Babangida recalled the nightmare faced by motorists on the damaged portions of the highway, citing instances where travellers spent days on traffic gridlock around the area.

"There was an instance where Abuja and Lagos bound travellers spent about three days on this road. Traffic was on a standstill as all the escape routes within the township were over congested and completely blocked.

"It has been a horrible experience for the motorists since the rainy season began until the road recently received palliative measures from both Kogi State Government and the Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA).

“The temporary repairs only provide relief for a short time as it is now an annual tradition during the rainy seasons when heavy downpours erode most part of the road due to poor drainage system.

A member of the group, Comrade Ismail M. Kabir wondered why in spite of the huge support enjoyed by President Muhammadu Buhari since his presidential ambition began in 2003 by the people of Kogi central district, no meaningful project has been brought to the zone.

"It is on record that President Muhammad Buhari has enjoyed undiluted support of the people of Kogi Central district since he began his presidential ambition in 2003.

"I think it is not too much to ask that the administration makes the federal roads passing through our community motorable for the multitude of Nigerians plying this route on daily basis. The adverse effect is already telling on the socioeconomic activities in the community”.

The group then called on lawmakers from the area to raise their voice in solidarity with the advocacy by raising motions in favour of total rehabilitation of the highway, saying all hands must be on deck until a permanent solution is proffered.

While acknowledging the recent palliative steps taken by the state government to ease traffic on the road, the group further called on Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello to mount pressure on the Power, Works and Housing Minister, Babatunde Raji Fashola to declare a state of emergency on the road for its total rehabilitation ahead of the Yuletide period.

"We are approaching December and the road is already an eyesore. So we are calling on our governor to strongly appeal to the Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Mr. Raji Fashola to declare a state of emergency on this road to avoid a repeat of the usual gridlock motorists experience around here at such time of the year".

Our youths some time take every important issue lightly when they needed most to action. We are the chief media to politicians but we can’t post or write for our community in whatever way we need their help. 

Dear President Muhammad Buhari, thanks for your love and support to take Nigeria to there promise land we really appreciate your kindness. Kogi state was part of the middle belt of Nigeria but they used to be sidelines from the FEDERAL Infrastructure. 

Nigerians has lost so many of her citizens through this OKENE/ABUJA road before the existence of Governor Yahaya Bello who make the road easy for the passer_by. Federal College of Education in okene has lost many of her student before our Governor recently flagged off a pedestrian bridge for the school. All most 60% average of Nigerians pass through this road every day and night. 

This Road has been in bad condition for almost five good year’s before GYB came on board. The governor has tried his best for our roads in kogi state which he needed more support from the federal government to do more. Baba BUHARI we had and see your good work all over Nigeria but we never know why is kogi state and exemption from this good infrastructure of yours. 

Please the federal government should come to our Aid before we lost people again. APC government we are using this moment to tell you that we need our OKENE/ABUJA road to be put in consideration before the campaign. Kogi youths we have to shout on top of our voice till federal government come to our Aid. 

This is not for OKENE people if that is what you are thinking, this is kogi state that belongs to all of us, one way or the other you or your relatives will pass through this road one day. 

  • Engr Abubakar Ohere 
  • Yakubu Binuyaminu Adeiza
  • Engr Abdulrazaq Jimoh Mnse 
  • Abdulhamid Okene Aminu 
  • Alhaji Abdulrahaman Khalifa Okene 
  • Prince Abdulkareem Onyekehi 
  • Hon. Abdulkareem Asuku 
  • Gbenga Gold Olorunpomi 
  • Alhaji Hussain Oseni. 
  • Engr Abdulmalik Abdullahi Okino 
  • Hon Mario 
  • Okeji Daniel Bin Baqqi 
  • Ebirafoundation Helpcentre
  • Ebiraland Media 
  • Ebira Pikin 
  • Kogi Focus 
  • Shiru Lawal 
  • Mohammed Chukwuemeka 
  • Abubakar ES Ozioto 
To every body I mention, please if you are close to the government please put it their table. To those I wasn’t able to mention please pass it on and on. Kogi citizens please repost.

Nigerians at large please let’s talk on the same voice. 

God bless Federal Republic of Nigeria. 

God bless Kogi State 

God Bless Ebiraland

God bless Ebiraland Media

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By By Babamba Onize Juwairra

On this Post we will be voting for our proffered candidate for 2019, 9th Kogi Senatorial Seat Candidate of our choice, we are going through Political Parties. We will rather go with each candidates pofile and short description about each of them.

Bar. Hadiza Natasha Akpoti: 

A lawyer also has an M.A. in gas and oil. A former employee of Liquefied, a natural Gas Industry in Brass, River State, she is a social entrepreneur and reformer. She is the founder of the Builders Hub Impact Investment Program and Builders Hub Foundation, a social enterprise focused on creating jobs through the sustainable revival of Nigeria’s local industries. Natasha is also a philanthropist, supporting 600 school children in Kogi State and 100 university students across Nigeria.

Dalhatu Sheriff

Alhaji Dalhatu Sheriff Saki is a public-spirited individual, a man with a heart of gold. He is the founder and currently funds ADS Foundation, a care for the poor initiative birthed out of his desires to touch the lives of the needy and the less privileges amongst us and as well his philanthropist gestures to sponsor hundreds of Kogi State undergraduates in various higher institutions both within and outside the country. He is known to be providing multiple forms of support to individuals and families.

Sen. Ahmed Salau Ogembe

A successful businessman, with several years of experience in medical consultancy. Ogembe is also a grass root politician/mobilizer and an astute Public Administrator. A former local government chairman of Okene L.G.A and a Senator representing Kogi Central Senatorial District in the 8th Senate.

Abdulrahaman Khalifa Okene

Khalifa, before now has been impacting positively on the lives of Kogi Central people and beyond through his charity foundation, Khalif Cares Foundation, hence his resolve to do more if given the opportunity to serve.

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An Elder Statesman and stalwart of the All Progressives Congress in Kogi State, Alh Idris Siaka King has died. Idris King who was popularly called Igwe reportedly passed on in the late night of Saturday in his Okene residence.

 Until his death, he was recently appointed Chairman of the Governor Yahaya Bello constituted Elders Advisory Council in Kogi Central.

 He is also the father of a one time Member of the House of Representatives, representing Okene/Ogorimagongo constituency, Alh Abdulazeez Idris King elected under the platform of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in 2003.

 Reacting to what has been tagged a shocking news, astute Banker, Alh Nasiru Usman Bello described the deceased as a rare gem in the politics and development of Kogi Central senatorial district.

 In a condolence message made available to Ebira Reporters, the aspiring lawmaker said, "he was a father, our icon and a progress poised politician, especially in Kogi Central whom every leader desirous of wisdom should run to."

 He prayed to God to repose his soul, and grant his family the fortitude to bear the loss.

 Source: Ebirareporters.

All is not well with the ward congresses by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi state as executives of Abuga-Ozuga, the largest ward in Okene local government area, said the outcome may lead to electoral loss in 2019.
In a protest letter sent to Governor Yahaya Bello, the 26-man executives alleged that members of opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have hijacked the party from founding APC members.

The Abuga-Ozuga ward executives lamented that they have not benefited from their efforts to bring about 'change' in Kogi state. They alleged that dividends of democracy had continued to elude them and other founding members of the party.

In the letter, the executives and stakeholders alleged that Gov. Bello had earlier directed that the loyalists be retained but some Lokoja-based politicians did otherwise, allotting ward executive positions to 'strangers'. They warned that the party stand the risk of losing next elections if the executives are disposed of.

However, the Managing Director of Kogi ADP, Mr Oyisi Okatahi, who hails from Abuga-Ozuga ward, has appealed to the stakeholders.

He urged them to remain calm as he has escalated the problem to Governor Yahaya Bello. He stated that lack of internal democracy and injustice was dividing the party but a solution will be worked out.

Abuga-Ozuga ward has the largest number of registered voters in Okene local government, the home of Gov. Bello.

Source: Ebirareporters.

The Administrator of Okene Local Government Area, Hon Abdulrazaq Muhammad on Friday gave the sum of N500,000 to the students and teachers of LGEA Primary School Onyukoko, Okene for their victory at the 2018 National Mathematics Competition. 

Recall that the school and one other branch in Okene Local Government emerged best at the mathematics contest.

Abdulrazaq Muhammad who was overwhelmed,  praised the teachers and encouraged them to continue putting unrelenting effort to impacting on the future leaders of Nigeria.

He did not also forget to address educators in both primary and secondary schools to emulate the teachers of these two schools whose kids brought glory to Okene and Kogi State.
Who would have thought that a public school in Okene, Kogi State would create record and sustain same in the annals of Nigeria's national competitions. 
For the third time in history, the LGEA Demonstration Standard Nursery and Primary School sitted in the comfort of Onyukoko in Okene has again emerged best at the Annual National Mathematics Competition.

Ebira Reporters recalls that last year, the pupils of the school bagged 9 best prizes out of 15, an achievement reported to be first since the inception of the school. 
This academic record was also traced to February 2016, when the pupils clinched the 1st to 5th positions out of the 700 pupils from the 21 Local Government Areas of Kogi state at the First Round of Nigerian Turkish International College National Mathematics Competiotion.

Interestingly, at the just concluded 2018 edition of the competition, LGEA Standard School has done it again at the Nigerian Turkish International College Kaduna, and Kano Centres, as they raked virtually all the prizes this time. 
At the Kaduna centre, they grabbed the 1st, 3rd, 5th and 10th positions respectively; while at the Kano Centre, the pupils also grabbed 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th positions.

While the gold medalists (1st -3rd) and silver medalists (4th-7th) will enjoy full scholarship, the bronze medalists (8th-11th) will have only their tuition covered. 

Sources at the event who could not hide their delight, told Ebira Reporters that the Head Teacher of the school, Mr Abdulmalik Abdullah has been behind the success stories of the school, and has ensured the consistent rise in the academic standard of the students.

Credits: Ebira Reporters

Water scarcity is no longer a novel phenomenon in the central senatorial district of Kogi State, particularly the Okene-Eba axis of the district. Despite reassuring promises that respite will soon come through state government's efforts to utilize the Osara Dam and Okene waterworks, the problem keeps resurging year in and out. 

Last week, at a meeting of Kogi Central cabinet members in the Yahaya Bello led government of Kogi state, there was a renewal of promise that the scarcity is put to a halt in the coming months. 

The  people of Okene-Eba who are the worst hit,  have been left to their fate and now rely on commercial water tankers before they can get water amidst economic hardships. 

In all these tribulations, the begging question is whether these people belong to a Federal Constituency currently being represented at the House of Representatives? Of course, they belong to one. 

This week, one of the water tankers somersaulted while trying to maneuver his way up the hilly, dilapidated and death-trapy Okene-Eba road that is not up to a kilometer.

Who is the Reps member, and what was the manifesto that secured him the seat for two terms? Is he not also contesting for a third term? What has he done?


The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has closed down a filling station, Mubhan Oil and Gas in Okene LGA of Kogi State for operating illegally without license.

This is just as the regulatory body has sealed about 14 other filling stations in Okene and its environs for under dispensing products to the unsuspecting members of the public.

DPR's Head of Retail Outlet and Monitoring in the state, Mr Ibrahim Mijinyawa who led a surveillance team to the area on Thursday, expressed worry at the attitude of some marketers who take pleasure in shortchanging members of the public despite the availability of products. 

One of the filling stations, Wallybag Investments was sealed for shortchanging members of the public by 1.84 litres in every 10 litres sold. 

In the same vein, NIPCO filling station was sealed for shortchanging members of the public by 1.57 litres in every 10 litres sold to its customers. 

According to Mr Mijinyawa, the filling stations sealed for inderdispensing would pay fine of 100,000 per pump to the government in addition to adjusting their pumps correctly before their stations can be unsealed. 

He said that the station which was closed down would only be allowed to operate after regularising their papers with DPR, saying that the police in the area would keep eye on the station to ensure it doesn't operate. 

Mijinyawa who warned petroleum marketers against sharp practices, noted the DPR surveillance team would continue to move round the state to ensure products are dispensed to the public in the correct quantity and quality. 

Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi has directed the arrest of suspects in the recent attacks on some political leaders in Okene, Adavi and Okehi local government areas.
In a statement in Lokoja on Tuesday, the governor said he would ensure that the perpetrators faced justice.

The statement, signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mrs Petra Akinti–Onyegbule, condemned the attack, saying it was unacceptable.

“The governor has since directed the relevant security agencies to ensure a thorough investigation into the allegations and bring the perpetrators and their sponsors to justice.
“This is irrespective of political parties or personalities involved,” she said.

According to her, the governor has raised a high-powered delegation led by his Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr Sadiq Ohere, to visit the victims to express government’s condolences to them.

“This is in pursuance of lasting peace and tranquillity in the land, and to reassure them of his commitment to ensuring the safety of lives and property of every resident of Kogi State,” Akinti-Onyegbule added.

She said that the special adviser had since commenced visits to the homes of those affected, including members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who were allegedly attacked, to give them support.

“This government will not condone any form of crime or violence in any part of the state, the government is responsible for the security of lives and property of all residents of Kogi, irrespective of political affiliation,” he said.

He said that perpetrating violence in the name of political support and thuggery was alien to the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the culture of the people of the state.
The governor stated further that his administration would not condone any act of violence or attack against innocent and law abiding citizens.

He refuted allegations that the APC masterminded the violence and advised the PDP to stop playing to the gallery.

He assured the PDP and other political parties in the state that his government would never indulge in political violence, urging them to stop playing politics with security.
Bello appealed to people to embrace peace, unity, love for one another while going about their normal businesses without fear.

Violence erupted in Okene on March 3 during an empowerment programme sponsored by Senator Ahmed Ogembe.

It however escalated to Okehi and Adavi local government areas on Sunday during which hoodlums unleashed mayhem on political rivals in the areas.
The  political violence that erupted in Okene area of Kogi State on March 3 has spread to Okehi and Adavi local government areas with many houses vandalized and several people injured.
Some of the victims of the violence told newsmen on Monday in Lokoja  that the armed masked men moved about in four vehicles  to attack them from late Saturday night  till  the early hours of Sunday, March 4 .

Seven houses and nine vehicles, including a motorcycle were vandalized by the armed  hoodlums, said to be numbering about 50.  Three persons were also injured by the attackers.

Among the victims were a two term member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Abdulkarim Salihu, Mr Jude Sule, the state Financial Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Chairman of the Okehi Local Government Chairman of the party, Mr Adinoyi Aroke popularly known as take over. 

Other victims include the immediate past council leader of Adavi Local Government, Hon. John Adebisis , Mr Yakubu Isiaka, the PDP youth leader in Okehi  who was attached in his house at Obangede and one other person simply identified as Haruna.
Both Isiaka and Haruna were among seriously injured by their attackers .

Narrating his experience, Salihu said that the attackers on arrival started  raining  stones on his house before jumping over the fence into the compound, saying that he immediately called the police who arrived promptly.

He said that the hoodlums vandalized four vehicles , including a Jeep and the aluminum windows and frames in the house.

Salihu, a one time Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on  police affairs said that the timely arrival of policemen saved him and members of his family from the attackers.
Sule, the state Financial Secretary of the PDP said that he escaped into a nearby house before the attackers arrived his house based on a tip off he received earlier from another victim.
He said that the attackers were able to get into his compound but could not gain entrance into the main building, saying that they vandalized the building , a motorcycle and also made away with a motorcycle.

Aroke, the PDP Chairman for Okehi Local Government said that his two vehicles and house were vandalized by the armed thugs.

He said that the hoodlums who came about 9:30 pm fired two gunshots into air to scare before descending on his house, saying that nobody was injured in the attack.

The victims said that they have reported the matter to the police. It would be recalled that the violence erupted in Okene at about 9am on March 3, when armed hoodlums invaded AFIMS Hotel, venue of an empowerment programme organized by Sen. Ahmed Ogembe.

Spokesman of the state police Command when asked about what was being done to bring the situation under control said that he would call back but never did till now.