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NOMINATION FROM THE PALACE OF HRM THE OHINOYI OF EBIRA LAND FOR KOGI 100's LEGENDARY AWARD

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NOTABLE PEOPLE OF UNIQUENESS IN EBIRALAND


NOMINATION FROM THE PALACE OF HRM THE OHINOYI OF EBIRA LAND FOR KOGI 100's LEGENDARY AWARD


1. Pa Omadivi

The first Atta who hailed from Ogu Clan. A famous Ebira Chief, the father of Iya-Egbe the great and in-law to Pa Otaru Kuroko that begot Alh. Ibrahim Onoruoiza, the Atta II of Ebira.

 

2.  Ichimiri

A great custodian of a night singing masquerade known as Ogugureba-a no nonsense masquerade of note in Ebira.

 

3. Obege

The first widely known and strong native Doctor that has no equal in Ebira. One who asked to be buried inside the stone when he dies as part of his prowess for his artistry.

 

4. Odimboro

A fearless and strong warrior. One who professed that he would not die alone and truly his compound was engulfed by fire at the burial of his corpse with only one survival.

 

5. Obojo Osisi

A strong and renowned native doctor that can heal any sickness or disease. He was widely known for the feat in Ebira.

 

6. Iya-Egbe

An influential woman of no equal, trader/merchant and courageous person. The mother of his Royal Highness Alh. Ibrahim Onoruoiza, the Atta of Ebira. She hailed from Ogu clan and a daughter to Pa Omadivi the great.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. HRH Alh. Ibrahim Onoruoyiza

The Atta of Ebira, a legendary and foresighted traditional ruler who fought very seriously for the emancipation of hissubjects. A strong and out-spoken member of the first Northern Nigeria House of Chiefs that went to England to campaign for self-rule. 

He performed Holy Pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina when Islamic religion was yet to be widely accepted in Nigeria. He was a focused, committed and developmentally oriented traditional ruler. His reign witnessed many developmental infrastructures ranging from roads construction, Establishment of Prison,Waterworks Construction (Pipe Bournewater), Public Cemetery, Schools, Health Facilities e.t.c. He reigned for 38 years.

 

8. Osime

She was the first woman to be known publicly for her prowess as a witchcraft operator.

 

9. Kekere Usungwe

A foremost Ebira Ikede Artist. One that first practiced Ikede/Ichekene music to the admiration and likeness of Ebira people.

 

10. Pa Momoh Ajagwu 

The custodian of a revered night singing masquerade known as Achewuru Obanyi. He was one and the only philosophical singer of high repute in Ebira.

 

11. Isah Danga 

Another prolific night singing masquerade custodian known as Okevere. One who commands the rostrum and exert his prowess while performing. He was generally loved by his admirers for his artistry.

 

12. Ovoro-Uku

The legendary traditional father of Uku otherwise known as Ogori. It was humorously said that he once asked people to be waging their tongues when he eats.

 

13. Edo

Also the traditional father of Magongo. He was known to be strong and fearless.However, he and his people were believed to be in custody of the severed head of Pa Ovoro which was cut off during war with Ogori resulting into age-long cold severed relationship between Ogori and Magongo people till date.

 

14. Umojiri

An astute and fearless woman singer of note widely known throughout the length and breath of Ebira for her thought- provoking songs.

 

15. Pa Audu Echori Ihima

An Echori festival artist of note. He sings songs of sympathy as lamentation to God for his barrenness. His songs are full of passions and are loved and admired by women folks throughout Ebira towns and villages.

 

16. Hon. Raji Abdallah

The first ever political icon that Ebira nation produced. A strong member of Zikist Movement and astute believer of democracy and one who fought for self-government for the country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17. Ambassador Alh. AbdulMaleek

A fine Diplomat, Handsome, knowledgeable, considerate and humane personality. A devoted Islamic scholar of note and Nigeria’s first High Commissioner to the United Kingdom. He was loved and admired with high respect by everyone. He later became Nigeria’s Ambassador to France. He died so soon when his services to the father land were mostly needed by all and sundry.

 

18. Alh. Abdullaziz Atta

An educationist, a product of the famous Achimota College in Ghana. He was the first blackman to attend Balliol College Oxford, England. One of the early Nigeria’s public officers that took over from the British Colonialists at the Nigeria’s Independence. Alh. Abdullaziz Atta held many administrative positions ranging from District Officer to Federal Permanent Secretary of various Ministries before and during the first Military interregnum of the country. He later became the Secretary to the Federal Military Government under General Yakubu Gowon. A patriot to the core and one who fought for the citing of Ajaokuta Steel and Itakpe Iron Ore Mining Projects having discovered the raw materials in Ebira land.

 

19. Dr. Abdulrahman Okene

An educationist, Teacher and Public Officer of high repute. He had held various administrative posts in early Post-Independence of Nigeria. Because of this industrious and indefatigable administrator, he was made the Pro-Chancellor of University of Ibadan for several years. He was Chairman of various Banks and the Police Service Commission. Other notable positions he held includes the first Secretaryto Kwara State Government, Federal Minister for Internal Affairs as well as Chairman Northern Elders Forum.

 

 

 

20. HRH Alh. Muhammadu Sanni Omolori 

The former Ohinoyi of Ebiraland, a peace loving personality and a career civil servant in the old Lord Lugard House Kaduna. A recipient of two different National Honour of Member of Federal Republic (MFR) and Officer of the Order of Niger (OON). He reigned for 40 years.

21. HRM. Alh. (Dr.) Abdulrahaman Ado Ibrahim

A renowned business man, an oil magnate and a trained miner of high repute . He holds B.Sc in London School of Economics and MBA from Harvard Business School  in London. A philanthropist to the core and now one of the foremost traditional rulers in the country. He is presently the Ohinoyi of Ebira. He holds a national Honour of Commander of the Niger-CON. He is theVice President of Kogi State Council of Chiefs as well as Vice Chairman Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs. Also Vice Chairman Jammatul Nasril Islam of Nigeria.He is well travelled and a recipient of many honour Nationally and Internationally too. He was chosen by the Abacha administration to go to the overseas to help launder Nigeria’s Image when the International Communities wanted to expunge Nigeria from the committee of the Commonwealth of Nations in 1998. He has one of the biggest and magnificent Palace in West Africa

 

22. Dr. Abdulmumin Atta

Medical Practional, one of the early trained doctors of Northern Nigeria origin. He was a personal physician to the Late Premier of Northern Nigeria-Sir Alh.Ahmadu Bello, the Sardauna of Sokoto. He was the first Permanent Secretary of the defunct North Central State Ministry of Health Kaduna.


23. Miss Judith Sefi Atta 

A woman of substance and well educated, First female Education Officer in Northern Nigeria and later appointed as Nigeria’s Ambassador to Italy. She was the first Minister  Women Affairs in Nigeria. She fought for the establishment of Federal Advanced Teachers College and now Federal College of Education, Okene.

24. His Excellency Alh. Adamu Atta

A trained legal luminary and a former Secretary to the defunct Electricity Corporation of Nigeria (ECN). He was the first Civilian Executive Governor of old Kwara State between 1979 and 1983. A humane personality and Social Mobilizer. He died in 2014.

 

25. Alh. Musa Obanyi

A renowned Traditionalist and custodian of day masquerade called Adokita, very strong and popular. He performed to the admiration of people and fearless masquerade during his time.

 

26. Dr. Habibu Angulu Sanni

An erudite scholar, orator, publisher and author of many books. Dr. Habibu was a prolific writer and a public policy analyst. He endeared himself to many people, a trait that earned him the honorary Chieftaincy title of Arooka of Ebira by His Royal Majesty, Dr. Ado Ibrahim, CON, Atta III,

Ohinoyi Ebira.




 

27. Professor Mariatu Tenuche

An academician, once Deputy Vice Chancellor (Acad) of Kogi State University Anyingba. A recipient of honourary cheiftancy title of Onyioza of Ebiraland. She has just been appointed as the Vice Chancellor of Abubakar Audu University Anyinbga- the first Ebira woman to hold such post.

 

28. Hajia Mariyam Ladi Ibrahim

A trained Acountant and once appointed as Auditor General of Kogi State. She later held the position of Ag. Secretary to Kogi State Government. She was the National President of National Association of Accountants of Nigeria. She was also appointed as Direcror General (Land and Physical Development of Kogi State). A recipient of honourary Chieftancy Title of Arome of Ebiraland.

 

29. Professor Anjella Okatahi

A seasoned educationist who had been a Lecturer in various tertiary institutions. A devoted Christian and a recipient of honorary Cheiftancy Title of Ometere of Ebiraland.

  

 

 

 

Alh. Yunusa Sule 

Secretary, 

For: His Majesty/ Chairman


 

30. Professor Mariatu Tenuche

An academician, once Deputy Vice Chancellor (Acad) of Kogi State University Anyingba. A recipient of honourary cheiftancy title of Onyioza of Ebiraland. She has just been appointed as the Vice Chancellor of Abubakar Audu University Anyinbga- the first Ebira woman to hold such post.

 

31. Hajia Mariyam Ladi Ibrahim 

A trained Acountant and once appointed as Auditor General of Kogi State. She later held the position of Ag. Secretary to Kogi State Government. She was the National President of National Association of Accountants of Nigeria. She was also appointed as Direcror General (Land and Physical Development of Kogi State). A recipient of honourary Chieftancy Title of Arome of Ebiraland.

 

32. Professor Anjella Okatahi

A seasoned educationist who had been a Lecturer in various tertiary institutions. A devoted Christian and a recipient of honorary Cheiftancy Title of Ometere  of Ebiraland. 

  

Compiled By:

 

Alhaji (Daudu) Ojimego H. Omeiza

Ot’ Ohinoyi of Ebira

 

Alh. Yunusa Sule 

Secretary, 

Ebira Area Traditional Council

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