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Soldiers ‘block entrance’ to Nnamdi Kanu’s residence — 48 hours to parents’ funeral

Soldiers ‘block entrance’ to Nnamdi Kanu’s residence — 48 hours to parents’ funeral

Soldiers have reportedly blocked the entrance of the family residence of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), ahead of his parents’ burial.

Amnesty International (AI) quoted residents as saying the soldiers are also harassing residents in the area ahead of the funeral scheduled for Friday.TheCable could not immediately verify claims about the blockade, but gathered that there is indeed a heavy security presence in Afara Ukwu, Kanu’s community.In a statement on Wednesday, AI said it gathered from some persons that “they saw soldiers harassing people at Bank road while another man said he was prevented from going to his house by soldiers who blocked the road entrance to Eze Kanu’s palace.”Osai Ojigho, Amnesty director in Nigeria, called for caution, and asked the security agencies to “deescalate the rising tension” in the Abia community.

“The Nigerian security forces must exercise restraint and prevent a repetition of the September 2017 events that left at least 20 people killed and some still missing, when the military attempted to arrest Nnamdi Kanu in his home in Afara Ukwu”, Ojigho said.“While law enforcement officers are within their rights to carry out their lawful duties, the use of force should be proportional and strictly limited to those situations where it is absolutely necessary.

Both IPOB supporters and security forces must at all times respect and protect human rights of all.“Concerns about possible violence during the funeral must be addressed within the framework of human rights and rule of law.”Since the burial was announced, there has been a hot exchange between the police and IPOB, which was banned and declared a terrorist organisation last year.While the group has insisted on attending the event, Ene Okon, Abia commissioner of police, has vowed that the funeral would not take place if IPOB members attempt to attend it.Kanu, who has been on the run since 2017, is, not contemplating attending, but said the burial will be broadcast live.

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Queen Elizabeth’s Grandchild Breaks Up With Canadian Wife

Queen Elizabeth’s oldest grandchild Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn have separated and will divorce, a spokesman said Tuesday, piling more misery on Britain’s most famous family.Phillips, 42, and his Canadian wife Autumn will share custody of their two daughters and both remain in Gloucestershire, southwest England.The split comes after Phillips’ cousin Prince Harry and his US wife Meghan quit their royal roles last month in search of financial independence and moved to Canada.

Queen Elizabeth’s second son Prince Andrew stepped back from all royal duties in November following a public outcry over his friendship with US sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Phillips is the son of the monarch’s daughter Princess Anne and her first husband Mark Phillips. He is the eldest of her eight grandchildren.He has no royal title and has never carried out duties on behalf of the royal family and so does not receive a public income.

He was born fifth in line to the throne but is now 15th.The royal spokesman said the couple informed the queen and their families last year.“They had reached the conclusion that this was the best course of action for their two children and ongoing friendship,” he added.“The decision to divorce and share custody came about after many months of discussions and, although sad, is an amicable one.

The couple’s first priority will remain the continued well-being and upbringing of their wonderful daughters.“Both families were naturally sad at the announcement but fully supportive of Peter and Autumn in the joint decision to co-parent their children.“Both Peter and Autumn have remained in Gloucestershire to bring up their two children where they have been settled for a number of years.”The pair met at the 2003 Montreal Grand Prix and married at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle in 2008. Their daughters are nine-year-old Savannah and seven-year-old Isla.

The couple sold their wedding photos to Hello! magazine for a reported £500,000.Phillips worked for Formula One teams Williams and Jaguar, and then the Royal Bank of Scotland, living in Hong Kong.Now he runs a sports and entertainment agency. Last month it emerged he had been promoting milk in a Chinese television advert, holding up a glass in front of a stately home.

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Tacha Angrily Reacts After Intruder Accessed Her Room With A Master Key

BBNaija star, Natacha Akide who is widely known in showbiz as Tacha has angrily reacted to an incident which occurred in her hotel room.Tacha revealed that an intruder allegedly accessed her hotel room at an Abuja-based hotel using a master key.

Tacha revealed this on her Instagram handle in a live video stating that she was lying down inside the room when a stranger walked into her room.

Narrating how the young man was able to access her room, she noted that the young man used a master key.Tacha disclosed that the unidentified man walked towards her with a bag and kept asking the reality TV star if she was the owner of the item.

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Harry, Meghan In First Joint Event Since Leaving Royal Fold

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have taken part in their first joint public engagement since quitting as working members of Britain’s royal family, Buckingham Palace said Friday.The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended a JPMorgan Chase event in Miami, where Harry gave a speech.The couple left Britain in a shock move last month, stepping back from royal duties to pursue financial independence instead.JPMorgan Chase is the biggest US bank by assets. It is not known if Harry was paid for the speech at the 1 Hotel in Miami’s South Beach.

“I can confirm reports the Sussexes attended a JPMorgan gathering in Miami yesterday, where the duke spoke,” a Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said Friday.Harry and Meghan have been living in a luxury mansion outside Victoria on Canada’s Pacific west coast with their baby son Archie.A clear majority of Canadians feel their country should not have to pay for their security, according to a poll by Nanos Research for CTV out Monday.

Canada is a parliamentary monarchy and Harry’s grandmother Queen Elizabeth II is the reigning head of state. The prince is sixth in line to the throne.However, 77 percent believed Candian taxpayers should not have to stump up because the Sussexes are not in Canada as representatives of the sovereign.There has been no official announcement about the question of security, or who will cover the bill, now that they have officially left behind royal duties.

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I Can’t Believe I Loved Someone Who Pretended To Love Me” – Justine Skye Fumes

American singer, Justin Skye, who was once romantically linked to Nigerian artiste, Wizkid, has taken to social media to express her regrets. The duo dated for almost a year in 2017 and she featured in the singer’s music video before things went down the drains.

Taking to her twitter page, Skye voiced out her deepest regrets as she tweeted:”I’m bomb af, I can’t believe I ever tripped over someone who couldn’t appreciate me” which clearly indicates that she thought she was in love not knowing she wasn’t showed any love and appreciation.

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Check Out The New Name Bobrisky Has Given To Tonto Dikeh

Tonto Dikeh and her best friend, Bobrisky won’t cease to amaze us as they have always been giving us some hilarious moments.Most times, they may be seen and heard jokingly jabbing each other and we know it is all for fun.Due to this, they have been rumoured to be in a relationship, something both haven’t come out to deny or accept.

Well, in a new post made by Bobrisky, he indicated that he has given Tonto Dikeh a name and asked her if she likes it.In his post, he wrote;

Aunty (mbosowo )that is her new name now. @tontolet I hope you love your new name?”

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Snoop Dogg drags BBNaija Diane, calls her a gossip

American rapper, Snoop Dogg trolled BBNaija star, Diane Russet, mocking her sleeping and calling her a gossip.In a recent Instagram post, he shared a photo of her asleep from her time in the BBNaija house with a caption that suggested that’s how gossips sleep at night.Dogg is known for his exceptional rap skills and his savage replies, comments on social media.

Well, it appears he has extended that savagery to Nigeria as he targetted Diane Russet of the Big Brother Naija reality TV show.During her stay in the BBNaija house, a photo of her sleeping went viral on the internet due to how pointed her mouth was in the photo.The photo which already had a caption that reads: “This is how people who gossip all day sleep”, had many people amused online.

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Governor Wike Send Strong Message To EFCC On Fighting Corruption

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to fight corruption within the ambit of the law.Governor Wike declared that any action outside the tenets of the law is corruption.Governor Wike spoke on Monday during the “Walk Against Corruption ” organised by the EFCC to mark this year’s International Anti-corruption Day.He appealed to the EFCC to ensure that they establish processes to fight corruption within the rule of law.

We urge the EFCC to fight corruption within the law. Anything that is against the rule of law is no longer a fight against corruption”, Governor Wike saidHe reiterated that the Rivers State Government will support legal efforts by the EFCC to end corruption in the system.Governor Wike announced that the Rivers State Government has resolved to donate another premises to the EFCC to expand their operations in the state.He said that corruption has eaten deep into the national system, distorting the development process in the country, hence all stakeholders should support the EFCC to fight corruption

EFCC alone cannot fight corruption. It requires all Nigerians to join hands to fight corruption. If you are in my Government and you don’t want to fight corruption, you cannot be in my Government.“Without law, EFCC cannot be in existence. It is the law that created EFCC. So you must work within the law. Nigerians should know that corruption has eaten deep into the society. Corruption has set us back. We must all come out to join EFCC to fight corruption “, he said.

Zonal Head of EFCC, Port Harcourt, Mr Abdulrasheed Wahab said that EFCC is marking the International Anti-corruption Day with sister agencies and para-military agencies to sensitise the public on the fight against corruption.He said this year’s theme is zero tolerance for corruption in the maritime and transport sectors. He said that the history of EFCC in Port Harcourt is that of EFCC investigating the oil sector, illegal oil bunkering, crude oil theft, economic sabotage and other related crimes in the maritime sector.Wahab urged vessel owners, badge owners, boats and vehicles owners to be law abiding and obtain all relevant licenses from relevant authorities. He charged them to know their captains and drivers to stem the tide of illegality.He said that the EFCC has over the years worked for the recovery of more than N700 billion and over $200 million (USD) and 407 mansions to the Federal Government.

He urged all groups to join the fight against corruption in the interest of the development of the country.Leaders of Civil Society organisations, the maritime sector and para-military agencies who spoke after the walk declared their support in the fight against corruption.The walk against corruption started at the EFCC Zonal Office at Old GRA and terminated at the Rumuwoji Market. Governor Wike and the leaders also trekked back to Government House from the Rumuwoji Market.

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Buhari appoints new FIRS chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has named Mr. Muhammad M. Nami as the new chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service.He replaces Mr. Tunde Fowler, whose tenure expired on Monday.He is a tax consultant and graduate of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State.“Mr. Muhammad, a well-trained tax, accounting and management

professional with highly rated qualifications and professional practice and licenses from relevant professional bodies, has almost three decades of practical work experience in Auditing, Tax Management and Advisory and Management services to clients in the banking, manufacturing, services and public sectors as well as non-profit organisations,” the Presidency said in statement by spokesperson, Garba Shehu.

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I Go Carry The Grammy Come Back” – Burna Boy Assure Fans

Burna Boy confidently assures his fan that he will be bringing home the Grammy come January 2020.During his performance at the Cardi’s LiveXspot show held in Eko Atlantic, Lagos the African Giant made his promise known.

In his exact word;

I go carry the Grammy come back and when I come back, we go reason.”

Even as many fans are objectively scared that the Grammy might not be coming to Nigeria anytime soon, he still shows confidence in himself.