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Buhari to declare open ICPC’s summit on public sector corruption

President Muhammadu Buhari will on November 30 declare open the third National Summit on ‘Diminishing Corruption in the Public Sector, organized by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, in collaboration with the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.

The event with the theme, ‘Corruption and Cost of Governance: New Imperatives for Fiscal Transparency’ would hold at the State House Conference Centre (Old Banquet Hall), Presidential Villa, Abuja, and virtually on the Cisco Webex app.

A statement on Sunday by the ICPC spokesperson, Azuka Ogugua, said the President would also recognize and confer on two public servants the ‘2021 Public Service Integrity Award’ for distinguishing themselves with exceptional acts of integrity, while a private citizen would also be recognized as the ‘Citizen’s Anti-Corruption Volunteer Group Icon.

 

Kogi government gives EFCC 48 hours, denies ownership of N19.3b returned to CBN

Kogi State government has described a statement by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that it returned N19.3 billion bailout funds allegedly hidden by the state to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as mischievous, false and politically motivated.

The government gave EFCC a 48-hour ultimatum to retract the statement posted on its Facebook account on November 19 or be prepared for court action.

Kogi State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo, who issued the ultimatum in Lagos, on Sunday, assured Kogi indigenes, Nigerians, investors and development partners that the funds, which EFCC claimed it returned to the CBN, did not belong to Kogi State.

He said these politicians had tried other anti-graft agencies without luck, but had, unfortunately, resorted to using a willing EFCC to discredit the Kogi government through manipulated claims.

 

Gunmen raid Lagos Education College, kill lecturer, student

Gunmen on Sunday invaded Michael Otedola College of Primary Health Education (MOCPED) in Epe Local Government Area of Lagos State, killing a lecturer and student.

The lecturer is identified as Ahmed Saheed and the student, Razak Bakare.

A police officer who confirmed it to newsmen said Bakare was killed in the campus while the lecturer was killed at Poka Town.

The community ruler in the area Babatunde Ogunlana, said the killing of the lecturer and student was disheartening, as the killing had shattered the peace of Noforija town, calling on the Lagos Police Command to send more police to the area to avert other killings.

 

Bauchi Proposes to Spend N195bn in 2022

The Bauchi State Government has proposed to spend the sum of N195,355,607,143:00 for capital and recurrent services during the 2022 fiscal year.

According to the budget proposal, eighty-four point three-seven-five billion naira, representing forty-three percent was budget for recurrent expenditure, while capital expenditure received the sum of one hundred point six billion naira.
While presenting the budget proposal to the State House of Assembly, the state governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, said that the 2022 proposed Budget is 8.5 per cent lower than that of 2021.
he said that the reduction was to align government’s projections with the current economic realities, especially to the ability to meet anticipated revenues,  explaining that the conservative approach was adopted to ensure that projects and programmes captured were implemented.

 

Man Utd to pay Solskjaer £7.5m severance package, eye Pochettino as replacement

Former Manchester United coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will receive about seven point five million pounds as severance package, after both parties decided to call time on their working relationship.

Solskjaer’s sack was confirmed on Sunday after a board meeting that lasted over 5 hours on Saturday. The club reached an agreement with the coach to step aside out of respect in order for his departure not to be announced as a sack.

The club kept faith with the Norwegian and hoped for a turnaround but saw the club win just once since the 19th of September in the league.

The club, accoring to reports, is interested in getting current PSG coach, Mauricio Pochettino to take over at the end of the season.

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