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20 Ebira Foods and Traditional Ebira Soups



Ebira Food

Just like every other ethnic group, The Ebira people have there own local delicacies. Sumptuous and enjoyable, here are some below.

Ebira foods are easy and simple to prepare, here is my list of all known foods eaten by the people of Ebira and of course the ingredients used in making them.

This tribe is one of the three major Kogi tribes, you will learn so much here about all the special Ebira recipes, my favorites and of course a detailed guide on making them, I would try to include videos for complex recipes.
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I just want to focus more on the foods eaten by different Kogi tribes, I have seen countless numbers of email from foreign women that are married to Ebira men, questions about what to make for dinner if you are married to a Ebira man, “I am married to Ebira man, what do I make for breakfast?” stuff
like that.

I listed the most popular and generally accepted Kogi foods at the very top of our home page and here I just want to focus on what Ebira people (men, women, and children) like to eat. In case you are dating or married to a Ebira man or you are friends with people from Ebira Land, here are some of their favorite recipes

Of course, they would accept almost any deliciously made Ebira foods but a surprise treat would indeed surprise them.

I would go along to list them and then drop a link to the individual pages where you can learn more about individual recipes.
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I have written a page about all kinds of soups eaten in Ebira Land but I am going to separate them right here, I want to start with different kind of Ebira soups then I will talk about other Ebira recipes at the bottom of the page.

List of Ebira foods

Here are Ebira food for Ebira people.


Okro is another popular Ebira food (soup) is Okro soup. This is actually one of the easiest and cheapest Ebira soup, I remember we used to make a very small pot of okra soup with just about two hundred and fifty Naira (250), more like a one dollar soup.
Ebira Soup
I like to make this soup with fresh fish, it is very delicious. Learn more here about Making Okro Soup

EPEIZA (Ebira beans soup)

Epeiza is one of the Ebira food served any ceremony or just for the house hold. This food is celebrated among the Ebira people, especially during traditional weddings among the Ebira people. It is made with beans so it is also known as beans soup.

The ingredients needed to prepare Epeiza are; beans, meat or fish, seasoning, salt, pepper, onion and locust beans, palm oil.

How To Prepare Ebira Beans Soup

The beans should be crushed with its coat into flour. A pot should be on fire, water is added and to be allowed to boil for 15 minutes then meat or fish, seasoning, onion, pepper is added consecutively to the water.

The mixture should be allowed to boil for about 20minutes, thereafter, the beans flour is added to the boiling stock and allows to cook properly together. Epeiza is served along with pounded yam, fofo (cassava ball), eba and other solid food.

EBATU (garden egg soup)

Another Ebira food served in various Ebira homes is the EBATU (garden-egg soup). Ebatu soup is made from Garden-egg also known as Eggplant.

How To Prepare Ebira Garden Egg Soup

To prepare Ebatu soup, you need garden-egg, seasoning, salt, pepper, fish or meat, and water. Ebatu soup is consumed with pounded yam, eba, and fofo (cassava ball), amala or any other solid food if course.


Apapa is another food that is consumed among the Ebira people and outsiders. It is actually the most popular Ebira delicacy. It is known by a wide range of people that are not even Ebira.
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Apapa is like the regular moi-moi, the only difference is that the coat of the beans is not removed when milling for APAPA.

Ingredients added are palm oil, pepper, onion, potash for softening and salt. Others are crayfish, meat, egg and fish(optional).

APAPA is mostly loved by everyone in Ebira land and its highly celebrated by Ebira people. Apapa looks like moi-moi but the color is different and very rich in protein than moi-moi. Also, the coat of the beans is not removed when picking as earlier mentioned.

Ingredients for Apapa:
Palm oil,
Seasoning cubes
Grounded crayfish


Get the Uma leaf/moi-moi local wrapper leave.
Pick the beans and wash, then soak in water for at least 10 – 15 minutes in order to make it soft.
Blend the beans together with onion and pepper all together.

Pour the blended beans into a bowl and add salt with seasonings then mix together thoroughly. Make sure it is well mixed and smooth
Add palm oil( preferable, you can heat the palm oil little before adding to the blended beans)
Add some Cray fish, mix and add water bit by bit I little quantity till your standard consistency.
Ebira Apapa

Scoop the mixture into the local leaf or moi-moi wrap. Some people use nylon but It is not really encouraged to use that, because it might get burst if overheat. Uma leaf is regarded as the best because it is a traditional food and we need to go in traditional way and uma leaf gives a good flavor to the food. It is also said to be more nutritious and healthy.

But make sure you wash the leaf thoroughly before use, because of the particles in it. Carefully place the wraps in the boiling water, on top of the base make sure the water in the pot is not much when cooking but add water bit by bit in little quantity until it is ready to consume.
Apapa can be eating alone or also consume with pap/custard or garri.


Gorigo (beniseed) is eaten as snacks by the Ebira people, these snacks can be served to guests at traditional marriage, wedding receptions, and naming ceremonies etc, as appetizers or just at home with family.

Gorigo can be grounded into a solution to produce local drinks known as kunu aya, this drink is served chilled. It actually gets spoilt easily with heat.

Gorigo is grounded in powdered form, mixed with corn or, and cassava flour to make solid food to eat soup like egusi, etc.


Uka is a yam or cassava ball. It is a delicious and special delicacy eaten by the Ebira and Yoruba people. It is made from yam or Cassava Flour, the flour is gotten when a yam or cassava dried and ground into powder form. It is sieved afterwards.

How to Prepare Uka In Ebiraland

Uka is easy to make ; it is prepared by pouring the flour into hot water and stirred continuously until it becomes so fluffy and smooth. Note that the stirring has to be continuous until desired texture is reached.

It can be eaten with any kind of soup of choice.

OVE (Moi Moi Made From Water Yam)

Ove is one Ebira Traditional food that a lot of Ebira youths don’t know about, the reason could be because of the source: Water Yam which is known to Ebiras as Evina is not common anymore, you only see this in some parts of Ebira land.

Ove is commonly consumed by the Ebira people. It is a tasty, mouth-watering Moi-Moi made from water yam and other tasty ingredients such as vegetables, onions, palm oil, pepper, seasoning and salt.

Water yam is known to be very nutritious with vitamins like: calcium, potassium, iron, phosphorus and copper.

It is also known to contains vitamins C and E which have antioxidant properties. It has also been discovered to slow down ageing process in adults and it also helps to fight diabetes.

To make it extra-ordinarily enjoyable, some crayfish and smoked fish should be added to the whole mixture. Though they are optional.

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Ebira Native Medicine – 5 Ebira Herbs For Fertility



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Ebira Herbs For Fertility act as supplements to a healthy diet to help boost your body’s regular functioning. Some Ebira herbs help detoxify the body, others work to modulate the immune system (which could falsely identify a foetus as an external threat and prevent pregnancy), and more others help to stimulate the endocrine system which regulates hormone production (fertility is largely dependent on sex hormones).

Top Ebira Fertility Herbs to Get Pregnant

Here are some special Ebira herbs that have been studied and used to aid in conception and bringing a pregnancy to term healthily.

Ebira Herbs For Fertility, Make these changes to your diet to boost your fertility.

Inorder To add flavour to your diet, add these spices and Ebira herbs to satisfy your cravings and enhance your fertility level.

List of Ebira Herbs For Fertility


Cinnamon can help with proper ovarian functioning and effective in fighting infertility. It also helps in the treatment of PCOS, one of the main causes of infertility.

How to Use Cinnamon:
Add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder to a cup of hot water.
Drink it once daily for some months.

Try and Include cinnamon in your diet by sprinkling cinnamon powder on your cereal, oatmeal, and yogurt.


The pungent smell of garlic should prevent you from being a parent. You can simply add garlic into all your diet for some weeks and wait for the good news. Try chew 2 or more garlic cloves followed by a glass of milk every morning.

Nutmeg and Sugar

Nutmeg and Sugar is another well known and tested a home remedy for treating female infertility in Ebira land. It is one of the best home remedies for female sterility.

How to Use Nutmeg and Sugar:

Try and Take 3gm nutmeg powder and 3gm sugar.

Mix both powders well and store in an airtight container
Mix with one cup of cow’s milk and drink every day during your menstruation cycles.

Well Start drinking from the first day and continue till your period ends.

Chilli powder

Chili powder contains sufficient amount of vitamin A which fulfils one’s daily intake.
And it contributes to the maintenance of eyesight and takes care of bones, teeth, skin, internal membranes and reproductive systems.

Try and Add some spice to your soups and stews this festive season and boost your chances of conceiving.

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Turmeric is also a powerful antioxidant that has the ability to help the body fight free radicals, which hinders tissue degeneration and inhibits pro-inflammatory molecules.

Some Research shows that turmeric has medicinal benefits for treating inflammatory conditions of the joints, muscles and nerves, autoimmune inflammation, autoimmune fertility health conditions and may be helpful for those dealing with fertility health conditions like uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts and premenstrual pain.

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You made a mark – Tinubu hails Yahaya Bello



…says his faith is solid, commendable

Former Governor of Lagos state and flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress at the forthcoming 2023 presidential election, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has hailed a co-competitor and governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello for making a mark at the just concluded primaries.

He made this known on Friday when the party’s flag bearer visited Governor Bello at the GYB’s presidential campaign office in Abuja in the company of other state governors and other dignitaries.

Asiwaju Tinubu noted that the Governor, alongside the campaign team, were resolved and resolute adding that the Bello was able to mobilise the consciousness of the youth and the women in the country to his support.

He added that the faith with which the governor ventured into the competition was highly commendable.

“Great things were done during the convention, many of us lined up knowing that only one person, assisted by a Vice President would eventually emerge as the party’s flag bearer”, he stated

Governor Bello who read His letter of Felicitation and congratulations to Asiwaju before the presentation stated that all activities leading to the selection of the party presidential flag bearer have ended on the day of the primary. While donating the Yahaya Bello Presidential Campaign Organisation Secretariat to Asiwaju, Bello said he will lead the youths, women and people living with special needs to ensure Asiwaju’s victory at the polls.

ONOGWU Muhammed
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor

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How to register for your PVC online in 5 simple steps



Nigeria’s general elections begin on February 25, 2023. Since the 2019 elections, about 20 million Nigerians have turned 18 and are now eligible to vote. While every Nigerian citizen has the right to vote, logistical obstacles can prevent them from exercising it. One of the most important steps in the voting process can be taken right now, though, and that’s obtaining a Permanent Voters Card (PVC).

Voters must present a PVC issued by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Election Day in order to participate in the voting process. In previous elections, PVC registration was an arduous process that required people to queue for days. Now, any Nigerian citizen with access to the internet can register a PVC by themselves online as INEC has launched an online portal for this purpose. Other than registering for a new PVC, voters can also use the site to transfer their cards to a different state or request a card to be reissued.

The online PVC registration, which started in June 2021, has a deadline of June 30, 2022. As of May 12, 2022; more than 16 million people have registered. However, INEC chairman Mahmud Yakubu revealed in April that around 45% of these registrations were declared invalid due to incomplete data and wrong or multiple registrations. In some regions, the chairman added, that percentage was as high as 60%.

To ensure a validated registration, follow the 5 simple steps below to register for your PVC online.

PVC registration online

Step 1: Visit the INEC website

The first step on how to register your PVC online is to go to the INEC registration portal and select “Get Started”. You will be taken to a new page with a list of services. Click on “New Voter Pre-registration”. Note: This option is only for people who have never registered their PVC before. There are other options on the site if your card is lost, or if you want to buy update your information for a new card.

Before we proceed further, know that you can only register once. Wait for confirmation after submitting your application, and do not make any attempt to register again after that-otherwise, you risk invalidating your registration, because signing up multiple times is considered a crime.

Step 2: Create a portal account or login

Before proceeding to the registration form, you will be required to sign in to your portal account or create one. Fill in your name, email address, phone number, and create a password, then click “Submit”. It is important to only use an email address you have access to, as you will receive an email instantly to verify your account. If you can’t find the email, it might have gone to your spam folder.

In your email app, you should find mail from INEC CVR Portal. Open it and click on the link contained in it to return to the sign-in page you encountered earlier. This time, click on “Log In” and enter your email and the password you just created. After that, you will be directed to a Declaration page that wants to confirm that all information you will provide is accurate. Ensure to click on “Yes” before proceeding.

Step 3: Register

After the Declaration page, you will be taken to the main registration form. The information required for the form is as follows:

Biodata: name, date of birth, gender, occupation, address, NIN, and nationality.

Additional information: level of education, disability, maiden name.

Residence: country of residence, state of residence, LGA or city of residence.

Birth information: country of birth, state of birth, LGA or city of birth.

Origin information: country of origin, state of origin, LGA or city of residence, place of origin (town or village)

Polling unit: This is information about the state, local government and area you want to vote in.

At the bottom of the page, you will find space for supporting documents like your national identity card or passport. Although this step is not mandatory, it facilitates the verification process by making it easy to confirm your identity. It also enables INEC to link your profile on their database to other databases.

After you have this, click “Save and Continue”, and you’ll be led to a fresh page with confirmation that your application has successfully been updated. If you do not get this confirmation, click on the three black lines in the top right corner of your screen to view your application status.

Step 4: Upload Photographs

Next, you will be required to upload two clear close-up photographs of your face: one with a neutral expression, and the other with you smiling. To upload your photos, click “Choose File” and you will be taken to your camera. As soon as you take each selfie, click “Use Photo”, and it will be automatically resized and uploaded. Make sure the photos are clear and well-lit. You’re now ready for the next step.

Step 5: Schedule an appointment

Now that you know how to register for your PVC online, the final step is how to schedule a convenient appointment date to get your biometric data collected. Biometrics are unique physical characteristics you have like height and fingerprints. On this page, you will get a form with a list of options showing the closest places where you can get your biometrics done. These options are obtained from the address you entered when filling out your biodata. There are 811 centres dedicated to biometrics capturing nationwide, with even more being created. You can find a list of every center listed by state here.

There is also a list of available times for your biometrics on the portal. Select the one most convenient for you. Biometrics take about 30 minutes to be completed and the officials are punctual. In the event that you miss the date or time for your appointment, you can always reschedule through the INEC portal. Once you’ve selected a date and time, you can then submit your application.

Now you’re on your way to becoming an eligible voter. After your biometrics appointment, you will receive a temporary voters’ card (TVC)-proof that you completed the voting process. Keep it in a safe place. When the PVC is ready, you will be contacted by INEC to pick it up at the same center you had your biometrics done. This can take anywhere between 1 to 3 months.

Note: You must present your TVC in order to receive the PVC. If your TVC is missing, you can reprint it from the online portal. All you need to do is enter your log in details in order to access your form.

Article by Hannatu Asheolge for techcabal

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