By Steve Seigha, Lagos
Ebireri Henry Ovie, a seasoned and accomplished journalist, is a Director in Media Gate Management and Consulting Limited.
Born into a comfortable home in Sapele, Ebireri, one of the most dazzling political writers in Nigeria, received basic education in Delta State.
He attended the University of Port-Harcourt where he graduated in Political Science.
An outstanding Nigerian, Ebireri holds a Master of Science (M.Sc) degree in Political Science from the University of Lagos, a postgraduate diploma in Journalism from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Ogba and a diploma in English from the University of Lagos.
Known for speaking his mind and quoting public officials accurately, the Delta State born pen-pusher did courses in public relations, sales/ marketing management , financial management, advertising, basic computing, treasury management, credit management and debt recovery
Trained in the art and science of Government, Ebireri also did courses in broadcast news writing and reporting, investigative journalism, creative writing, judicial reporting, radio production, radio presentation and radio journalism.
Ebireri participated in capacity building workshop on theatre, communication, NEPAD and child evangelism.
The effective media relations specialist, political analyst and administrator began writing for major Nigerian newspapers in 1993. He contributed articles in politics, government, economy, development, culture and education.
Articulate and versatile, Ebireri was former political editor, NewAge, Group News Editor, National Mirror, Group News Editor, Business Hallmark and Deputy Editor, News Star,
A skilled orator, Ebireri was also Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to a Deputy Governor in Lagos State and Chief Press Secretary to a Speaker in the Delta State House of Assembly.
As a consultant, Ebireri has worked for top government functionaries and organizations including the Delta State Government, Dutch Government and the Federal Government.