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Why Nnamdi Kanu may lose the rights of a first born

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As the remains of HRH Eze Israel Kanu and his wife, Ugoeze Sally Kanu were finally laid to rest today, heavy presence of security, a motley crowd, an array of dignitaries and the conspicuous absence of Nnamdi Kanu colored the royal funeral at Afaraukwu Community in Abia State.

Nnamdi Kanu’s younger brother performing burial rites

The peaceful burial of the monarch and his wife has not only come with a sigh of relief following the tensions that characterized the build up to event, some analysts of Igbo culture have begun to unearth some consequences that may now confront the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB for abdicating the traditional roles of an Opkala (first born) to his younger brother during funeral rites of his parents.

Giving his opinion on the matter, an Igbo man, Emeka Justin Okwuka said :” In Igbo land, he who performed the burial rite of a dead parent/relative inherits his property.”

Referring to a the picture of a young man who appears to have stood in the place of Nnamdi Kanu to perform the rites of a first born Emeka Justin asked : “Is this guy with the Sword of his father about to inherit the position of his father because his senior brother went awol ?”

In a different twist, another Igbo man, Obinna NwosuIt opined that “It is not as striaght in words as it is in the spirit…. For that to happen, there must be proof of willful absence….. In a situation where the rights were deliberately delegated or assigned to another for want of safety or inevitable circumstances, such does neither apply nor happen.”

Recall that there were rumours about the possibility of Nnamdi attending the burial of his parents as the first son according to the customs and traditions of the community, but the fear of being arrested by the security operatives after being declared wanted by the federal government may have prevented him from being present at the burial ceremony.

Meanwhile, the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has commended security agents and pro-Biafra groups for orderly conduct and peaceful disposition during the burial of the traditional ruler of Afaraukwu Umuahia Ibeku, Late Eze Isreal Kanu and wife, Ugoeze Sally Kanu.

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PETROAN Calls for Truce on Proposed NLC Strike over Petrol Price Hike

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President Petroleum Products Retail Outlets Owners Association of Nigeria (PETROAN), Dr Billy Gillis-Harry has called on the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress to consider dialogue as against the nationwide strike action billed from Monday, September 28, 2020
PETROAN is the second organized section in the oil and gas sector to take a position considered as capable of pulling the artery off the proposed strike action by the NLC and TUC. Last Tuesday, the Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO) surprisingly suspended the two-day warning strike which it commenced on Tuesday.
Although the protest of NARTO, an umbrella organisation of all commercial vehicles owners in Nigeria engaged in the haulage of petroleum products, general cargoes, and movement of goods and passengers nationwide, was unrelated to hike in petrol price hike, observers said the suspension of their strike, after a brief meeting with officials of government, was in order to ensure that their members will not participate in the NLC proposed strike.
Dr Harry said a dialogue Hon minister of state for.petroleum,Hon minister of Labour and organized labour between Saturday and Sunday, which he believes, the regulatory organs of government will be open to, will achieve a sustainable truce that will be in the interest of the common Nigerians in the street, than a mass action that will be largely destructive and worsen the hardship already inflicted by the Covid19 pandemic on Nigeria.
PETROAN is the umbrella body of over 400,000 members nationwide, who are petrol station owners and marketers. “Our members occupy the last stratum in the petrol distribution value chain. We have direct contact and final interaction with users of petroleum products. We have inflammable assets that are freely accessible to a possibly rampaging group. So, we are of the opinion that dialogue will achieve middle ground that will be favourable to the masses than a strike action,” the PATROAN President stated.
According to him, while PATROAN does not support the hike in petroleum pump price, and other tariffs, it believes that a strike action will only end up worsening things for Nigerians. “We want the Nigerian Labour Congress, the Trade Union Congress, NUPENG and all sister unions and associations to consider this dialogue option in the interest of the ordinary Nigerians. Let us exhaust all possible avenues of peaceful solution. We believe the authorities will definitely shift,” the PETROAN boss said
The NLC’s Central Working Committee handed down a two-week ultimatum to the FG to reverse the price hike or face industrial action after the National Executive Council meeting on Tuesday in Abuja. The federal government through the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, PPPRA, on July 1, raised the pump price of petrol to between N140.80 and N143.80 in July, one of the highest price movements in the last few months.

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PHOTOS: Many feared dead in Kogi petrol tanker explosion

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Tears flow freely on Wednesday morning in Felele the outskirts of Lokoja along Abuja – Lokoja highway as a tanker lorry laden with fuel caught fire and roasted over 40 people.
Most of those roasted are school children and they are parents who were going to school.
It was gathered that a family of five including three children and they are parents were affected which has led to the closing down of the Baptist college Lokoja which is the school of the students.

Meanwhile, the Governor Yahaya Bello has expressed shock over the unfortunate fatal tanker explosion which took place in the early hours of Wednesday 23, September, around the Felele area of Lokoja metropolis.

Governor Bello is very sad to learn of the tragic loss of lives, many vehicles, property and other valuables in the petrol tanker fire while expressing his deepest condolences to the family of those affected by the ugly occurrence. He said this is sadly the greatest tragedies the state has witnessed in recent times while describing the unfortunate accident as a sad development and shares the feeling of those who lost their loves ones in this incident.

The Governor also urged the students of Kogi State Polytechnic to remain calm and peaceful, stating that he equally shared in their grieving moment over the death of some of their colleagues in the disaster.

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