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Messi Threatens To Leave Barcelona Unless £200m Prem Star Is Signed




Lionel Messi has reportedly indicated that he might leave Barcelona if they fail to sign Harry Kane or Kylian Mbappe.

According to a report from Don Balon, Messi is growing tired of not having a centre-forward who will score guaranteed goals following the drop in form of Luis Suarez.

During Saturday night’s 1-0 win over Valladolid, Kevin-Prince Boateng was tried in that position and failed to impress as the Catalan side limped to victory thanks to Messi’s penalty.

The report claims that the Argentina “has been asking for a substitute for Suarez for months that offers real guarantees”. F

The club have reportedly drawn up a shortlist as a result, which contains the likes of Timo Werner, Hirving Lozano, Maxi Gomez and Luka Jovic.

However, Messi “does not feel that these are forwards that have reached the level that is needed to be a scorer at the club,” the report claims.

Consequently, Messi has asked Barcelona to go out and secure the signing of either Kane or Mbappe, and in case they do not comply with that request, he has shown an intention to leave the club.

Messi’s time in Barcelona is described as ‘limited’ and his departure is apparently ‘getting closer’ unless club president Josep Maria Bartomeu reacts.

Barca boss Ernesto Valverde – who recently penned a new deal at the club – commented on whether Kane is good enough to play at the Nou Camp in December.

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“He’s a great player, world class,” Valverde said. “An extraordinary striker who associates well, has an aerial game, is decisive in the area.

“I do not like to talk about players who are on other teams. We keep the maximum discretion but that does not stop us feeling a great respect for Kane and admire him.”

Kane has also been linked with a £200million move to Manchester United and Real Madrid in recent weeks.

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Kennedy Agyapong Fails To Show Up In Court



Member of Parliament for Assin Central Hon. Kennedy Ohene Agyapong has once again failed to show up in court to face the contempt case leveled against him.

According to the lawyer of the politician, the loudmouth politician’s failure to show up in court is as a result of his coronavirus condition.

The lawyer identified as Mr. Kwame Gyan explained that his client Mr. Kennedy Agyapong got the deadly COVID-19 complications after his last Friday court hearing.

He went on to presented a medical excuse form and requested the court to adjourn the case for 14 days just to allow his client to heal from the complications.

The presiding judge Justice Amos Wuntah accepted the plea from the lawyer of the Member of parliament and adjourned the case but ordered the medical doctor who wrote the medical excuse to appear before the court on Thursday.

“It is hereby ordered that the medical officer Dr. Ken Addo of Holy Trinity Medical Center/spa and Health Farm appears before this court on Thursday, Oct 1st, 2020 to speak to the medical excuse duty,” he said.

Hon. Kennedy Agyapong is in court over his comment about some judges and he is likely to be given a jail term if he is not able to convince the judge on why he shouldn’t be punished.

Kennedy Agyapong days after his comment apologized but a section of Ghanaians are of the view that he has been running his mouth for years now and they believe its high time he is taught a bitter lesson to show he is not above the laws of the country.

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Kenya Bankers Association (KBA), Huawei Ink Partnership Agreement To Promote Tech-Driven Financial Inclusion, Fintech Capacity Building



The partnership seeks to promote tech-led financial inclusion as well as Fintech ICT Capacity; The two organizations have convened a summit on ICT and financial inclusion.

The Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) has signed a collaboration agreement with tech-firm Huawei-Kenya that seeks to deepen financial inclusion in the banking sector through further deployment of technology and building fintech capacity.

In the partnership, KBA will work closely with Huawei-Kenya to spearhead industrywide capacity building initiatives aimed at promoting knowledge on financial technology innovation, digital transformation, and other ICT-related programmes in the banking industry.

Under the partnership, KBA and Huawei will also aim to promote financial inclusion activities in line with the KBA Strategic Plan for the period 2020 to 2023. Launched last year, the Plan seeks to promote access to affordable financial services through tech-aided operational efficiency.

Speaking during the signing of the agreement, KBA Chief Executive Officer Dr Habil Olaka said the cooperation would go a long way in promoting the delivery of efficient banking services in Kenya through knowledge-sharing programmes that will be organized by the two institutions.

“This partnership will further focus on research and knowledge-sharing activities, which will supplement the research initiatives that continue to be spearheaded by the Association’s Centre for Research Financial on Markets and Policy®. In this regard, the collaboration will certainly augment KBA’s and member banks’ knowledge base in engagements with diverse stakeholders from a fact-based perspective,’’ Dr Olaka added.

The partnership comes on the heels of the 2020 edition of the Huawei-KBA Online FSI Summit slated for 30th September this year. The forum is among the initiatives Huawei and KBA are jointly implementing to promote the delivery of efficient banking services through technology under the cooperation agreement.

Huawei-Kenya Chief Executive Officer Mr Will Meng welcomed the partnership, saying technology will remain a core driver towards enhancing convenient access to financial services in light of disruptive occurrences such as the ongoing Coronavirus Disease pandemic.

‘’The theme of the upcoming summit is ‘’Building Banking Core Competence through Digital Transformation to Accelerate Inclusive Finance’’. It is one of the initiatives we are rolling out in Kenya in partnership with the Association to ensure we optimally leverage on technology to achieve affordable and accessible financial services in the regional economy,’’ said Mr Lee.

The summit comes at a time when the global economy is coping with the impact of Coronavirus Disease. Dr Olaka noted that the banking industry has continued to tap into the potential of technology to uphold business continuity and supporting customers, a culmination of efficient deployment of technology by the banking sector during this period.

“Beyond the COVID-19 disruption, we see technology as an invaluable enabler of financial inclusion. I have no doubt that the summit along with the KBA-Huawei collaboration will play a significant role in our collective efforts to entrench technology in our operations and sustain our contribution to the national development agenda,’’ Dr Olaka said.

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Meet The Nigerian Pastor Who Predicted Laycon Winner Of Bbnaija Lockdown Back In July



The General Overseer of SRI Wealthy Nations Ministry Abuja, Pastor Prince Dickson, is now taking all the plaudits for predicting accurately that Olamilekan Agbeleshe, aka Laycon as the winner of the BBNaija season 5 from the first day of BBNaija Lockdown.

Back in July when he made the prediction, he was called out for dabbling in worldly stuff while others challenged the authenticity of his prophecy given that the show has nothing to do with Christianity. Well, his prediction has been fulfilled after Laycon beat Dorathy, Nengi, Vee, and Neo to win the ultimate.

Laycon was one of the 19 housemates who battled for the grand prize of N85M and has been announced the winner of the BBNaija Lockdown.

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