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Senate accuses banks of aiding public funds diversion

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By Sanni Onogu, Abuja

The Senate on Thursday accused banks of aiding government agencies in the diversion of public funds.


It also challenged anti-graft agencies in the country to beam their searchlights on private organisations in their fight against corruption.


Senate President Ahmad Lawan stated this when the leadership of the Institute of Forensic and Investigative Professionals of Nigeria (CIFIPN) visited him in Abuja

He advised that the investigative activities of the anti-graft  agencies should not be limited to government agencies because some banks and  private organisations are used as conduits to siphon public funds.

Lawan said: “Our experience in the National Assembly recently has shown that  many of the revenue generating agencies of government will collect revenues but  fail to  remit them  to the appropriate account of government.

“We believe that we can do better if we deploy technology in the collection and transmission of the revenues.

“That is why the Federal Inland Revenue Service has received complete support from the National Assembly to become more digital in the area of collection of revenues so that we limit leakages and embezzlement that some officers would try to engage in.

“It is not only in government agencies that we have this kind of attitude, even in private organisations. So our anti-corruption agencies should go beyond looking at what the government agencies are doing.”

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Guardiola, Klopp react as UK govt announces date for return of fans

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Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp have applauded the government’s decision to allow fans back into stadiums.


Lower-league clubs, who do not enjoy the TV riches of the Premier League, have been struggling to make ends meet, with supporters shut out during the coronavirus pandemic.


But under plans unveiled on Monday, up to 4,000 people will be able to return to outdoor sports stadiums, depending on levels of Covid-19 in the area, from December 2.

Manchester City boss Guardiola welcomed the potential limited return of fans.

“If they believe it is the best, we will do it and hopefully it will work,” he said.

“If the government has decided, they must have listened to the scientists and doctors.”

Liverpool manager Klopp also welcomed the development but said he had questions about the logic being applied to the numbers involved.

“The problem is, I just struggle to put faith in any kind of announcements,” he said.

“I don’t understand why it is only 2,000 people in a 60,000 stadium. But I am not surprised. It’s good news, good sign. I’ll take it, 100 percent.”

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BBC Names Aisha Yesufu As One Of 100 Most Influential Women In The World

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Human rights activist and co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls campaign, Aisha Yesufu has been named by the BBC as one of the most influential women in the world.

This was disclosed when the BBC unveiled its list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2020.

According to them, the 2020 list highlights “those who are leading change and making a difference during these turbulent times.”

Also included in the list were Sanna Marin, who leads Finland’s all-female coalition government, Michelle Yeoh, star of the new Avatar and Marvel films, and Sarah Gilbert, who heads the Oxford University research into a coronavirus vaccine, as well as Jane Fonda, a climate activist, and actress.

Aisha Yesufu is a Nigerian activist born on December 12 1974 in Kano State, northwest Nigeria. She was born by Edo parents but raised in Kano.

Recently, she was one of the leading faces in the #EndSARS protest by Nigerians during which they demanded the end to extra-judicial activities of the now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and all other forms of police brutality in the country.

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Meet William Uchemba’s Mother In Law, As She Prays For Brunella.

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Nollywood actor, William Uchemba recently got married to Brunella Oscar, a 28-year-old U.K based woman who was born in Italy.

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The couple met online in 2016, and got married in 2020, Brunella’s family to dedicated to seeing out God’s work as her father who is a pastor in UK.

The traditional marriage that was held last week Saturday, Brunella’s mother was spotted praying for her to get rid of unknown forces that may work against her marriage with William Uchemba.

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Its is always a blessing for a mother to support her daughter or son in his or her marriage.

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