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The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate president urges Nigerian government to adopt PPP approach in construction of major roads

President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, yesterday urged the executive arm of government to adopt a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) approach so that necessary funding needed for the completion of some major roads in the country will be provided by investors.President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, yesterday urged the executive arm of government to adopt a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) approach so that necessary funding needed for the completion of some major roads in the country will be provided by investors.
Apple is reportedly developing a new iPhone charging accessory in the form of a battery pack that magnetically attaches to the rear of the device using MagSafe, Bloomberg reports.

Apple ‘developing’ magnetic battery pack for iPhone

Apple is reportedly developing a new iPhone charging accessory in the form of a battery pack that magnetically attaches to the rear of the device using MagSafe, Bloomberg reports. Although some prototypes have a rubber exterior, the battery pack isn’t thought to act as a protective case like previous iPhone battery accessories from Apple. Alongside details of the new battery case, Bloomberg also notes that the iPhone lineup is unlikely to receive support for reverse wireless charging anytime soon.
Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta has rubbished claims that he was involved in a bust-up with Antonio Rudiger prior to Frank Lampard being axed from his role at Stamford Bridge.

Antonio Rudiger: I was once Thomas Tuchel’s transfer target at PSG

Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger, has revealed that he was once a transfer target for new boss Thomas Tuchel.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta said he is not surprised that striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is facing questions over his form and believes the Gabon international must deal with the pressure that comes from being a “big player”.

Mikel Arteta: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s return to Arsenal starting line-up no longer automatic

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has confirmed that it would take time for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to return to the team starting lineup.
Starting next month, YouTube will no longer be natively available to stream on the third-generation Apple TV, first released in 2012.

YouTube ends support for old 2012 Apple TV

Starting next month, YouTube will no longer be natively available to stream on the third-generation Apple TV, first released in 2012. 9to5Mac reports that a message is being displayed to users warning them of the upcoming change. The fourth-gen Apple TV HD and fifth-gen Apple TV 4K, the two streaming boxes Apple currently sells, are unaffected.
FILE PHOTO - A man wears a face mask while waiting at an Apple Store before Apple's 5G new iPhone 12 go on sale, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in Shanghai China October 23, 2020. REUTERS-Aly Song-File Photo

Apple logs record quarterly smartphone shipments, Huawei in freefall

Apple Inc’s smartphone shipments jumped 22% to record levels in the fourth quarter, making it the world’s biggest seller, while those for Huawei plunged as U.S. sanctions took effect.
Bundesliga, European and DFB-Pokal Cup champions, Bayern Munich, were knocked out of the DFB-Pokal Cup on Wednesday by lowly Holstein Kiel on penalties, after 90 minutes and extra time ended 2-2.

Bayern Munich knocked out by lowly Holstein Kiel in DFB-Pokal Cup

Bundesliga, European and DFB-Pokal Cup champions, Bayern Munich, were knocked out of the DFB-Pokal Cup on Wednesday by lowly Holstein Kiel on penalties, after 90 minutes and extra time ended 2-2.
Everton midfielder Alex Iwobi has expressed his appreciation of Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta for helping his development at the North London club.

Alex Iwobi targets first Boxing Day goal

Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi will be targeting his first Boxing Day Premier League goal when he files out for Everton away against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane today (Saturday).
Chelsea's English head coach Frank Lampard applauds the fans following during the English FA Cup fifth round football match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge in London on March 3, 2020. - Chelsea won the match 2-0. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images)

Chelsea’s strong win fails to evoke title chances

While goals from Thiago Silva and Tammy Abraham gave Frank Lampard’s Premier League side Chelsea a 3-0 victory over West Ham on Monday night, what appeared on the surface to be a comfortable victory and a clean sheet win did not exactly pan out that way.
Ousmane Dembele has returned to training with Barcelona and could feature against Eibar at the end of the month.

Barca boss: Ousmane Dembele back in training

“He did part of the training session with the reserves yesterday, which is normal the day after the game,” Koeman said at a press conference on Monday. “He needs more training sessions to be able to go on the squad list.
According to the NFF, the Golden Eaglets will go ahead with plans to compete at the tournament, despite the cancellation of the FIFA U-17 World Cup due to the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic.

AFCON: Golden Eaglets fail MRI test three weeks to kick-off

In another embarrassing age-related moment for Nigerian football, 40 out of the 60 boys pencilled down as part of the Golden Eaglets contingent to prosecute the Under-17 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers in Benin Republic failed the mandatory Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) age test.
While Samsung’s mobile boss TM Roh has telegraphed plans to bring stylus support to more phones across its lineup, there may still be a new Galaxy Note in 2021.

Samsung’s Galaxy Note series to ‘still continue’ next year

While Samsung’s mobile boss TM Roh has telegraphed plans to bring stylus support to more phones across its lineup, there may still be a new Galaxy Note in 2021. An anonymous Samsung official tells Yonhap that the company is “preparing to release the Galaxy Note series next year” and that “Roh’s message does not mean that the Galaxy Note series will be discontinued.”
Folarin Balogun celebrates after guiding in his second Arsenal goal to set the seal on a sixth win out of six in the Europa League this season. Ryan Byrne-INPHO-REX-Shutterstock

Arsenal ease past Dundalk to stay perfect in Europa League

Arsenal maintained their perfect record in this season’s Europa League, as goals from Eddie Nketiah, Mohamed Elneny, Joe Willock and Folarin Balogun, sealed a 4-2 win at Dundalk in their final Group B match on Thursday.
Mikel Arteta has confirmed in his post-match press conference that Thomas Partey’s injury was in the ‘same area’, the ace made a clearly premature return from a thigh injury in the defeat to rivals Spurs.

Arsenal boss confirms Thomas Partey suffered another injury in defeat vs Tottenham

Mikel Arteta has confirmed in his post-match press conference that Thomas Partey’s injury was in the ‘same area’, the ace made a clearly premature return from a thigh injury in the defeat to rivals Spurs.
Real Madrid’s French coach Zinedine Zidane reacts during the Spanish League football match between Sevilla and Real Madrid at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville on December 5, 2020. (Photo by CRISTINA QUICLER - AFP)

Zinedine Zidane gets breathing space after Real Madrid benefit from goalie’s howler

Zinedine Zidane had some of the pressure lifted on Saturday when an own goal from Sevilla goalkeeper Bono gave Real Madrid a 1-0 win away to Sevilla.
Samsung will reportedly discontinue its Galaxy Note phone line in 2021, according to Reuters, as the company contends with falling demand for pricey smartphones caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Samsung to ‘discontinue’ Galaxy Note line in 2021

Samsung will reportedly discontinue its Galaxy Note phone line in 2021, according to Reuters, as the company contends with falling demand for pricey smartphones caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Christian Eriksen says his decision to run down his contract at Tottenham made him a “black sheep” at the Premier League club.

Manchester United linked with a move for Christian Eriksen

According to Corriere dello Sport (via Football Italia), Inter Milan are prepared to cut their losses on the midfielder after he failed to establish himself as a key player for the Italian side.
Germany coach Joachim Loew faces the biggest crisis of his 14-year reign after their historic drubbing by Spain with pundits and the media questioning Wednesday whether he should lead the team into next year's European championship finals.

Germany turns on coach Joachim Loew after Spain debacle

Germany coach Joachim Loew faces the biggest crisis of his 14-year reign after their historic drubbing by Spain with pundits and the media questioning Wednesday whether he should lead the team into next year's European championship finals.
Wayne Rooney admits he has a desire to get into football management as he prepares for his return to the English game in January.

Wayne Rooney emerges ‘senior coaching figure’ after Derby manager sack

Wayne Rooney is one step closer to becoming a first-team manager, even before retiring as a player, after Derby County announced that Phillip Cocu had been fired on Saturday after seeing the Rams into 24th place (out of 24 teams) after 11 games in the EFL Championship.

AFCONQ: Gernot Rohr to train with full squad after Daniel Akpeyi’s arrival

Super Eagles boss Gernot Rohr will today, November 12, train with all 24 players invited for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Sierra Leone.

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Myanmar police fired stun grenades to disperse protesters in the city of Yangon on Tuesday, witnesses said, as foreign ministers of neighbouring countries were due to hold talks with the military in an effort to quell deadly violence.

U.N. Security Council due to meet on Myanmar crisis as protesters are again met...

Police in Myanmar on Friday opened fire on protesters against last month’s military coup, killing one man, as international condemnation rained down on the junta ahead of a United Nations Security Council meeting to discuss the crisis.
Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi walks with Pope Francis upon his arrival at Baghdad International Airport, in Baghdad, Iraq March 5, 2021. Vatican Media-­Handout via REUTERS

Pope urges Iraqis to shun past violence and give peace a chance

Pope Francis, beginning the first trip by a pontiff to Iraq, made an impassioned call on Friday for an end to the militant violence and religious strife that has plagued the country for decades, saying peacemakers should finally be given a chance
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police rescue kidnap victims, nab robbery suspect in Delta

Operatives of the Delta Police Command have rescued two kidnap victims who are members of a popular church in Delta from their abductors.
Tottenham Hotspur’s English midfielder Dele Alli warms up ahead of the English Premier League football match between Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur at Craven Cottage in London on March 4, 2021. (Photo by NEIL HALL - POOL - AFP)

Tottenham skipper praises Dele Alli

It appeared the England international would move from the north London side during the January transfer window having beeb sidelined by manager Jose Mourinho, with former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino reportedly keen to take Alli to Paris Saint-Germain on loan.
There have been numerous reports that APC chieftain and former Governor of Lagos, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, is being hospitalised in Paris, France, after coming down with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Senator Tinubu praises Lagos governor ‘for not letting us down’

The national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has praised the administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for putting the state on the path to progress.

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Court fixes date for EFCC’s report in ex-oil minister’s trial

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, fixed May 17 for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to give a report on how it has complied with the court order in the trial of former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.
Nicolas Sarkozy leaves the courtroom during his trial on charges of corruption and influence peddling in Paris in December. Benoît Tessier-Reuters

Convicted former French president likely to escape jail time

A French court found former President Nicolas Sarkozy guilty of trying to bribe a judge and influence peddling on Monday and sentenced him to three years in prison, a stunning fall from grace for a man who led France and strode the world stage for five years
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FAO: Global food prices rise for nine straight month in February

Global food prices rose for the ninth conservative month in February, led by sugar and vegetable oils, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations has said.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants his players to shun talks about them gunning for the title this season.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Manchester United players know I’m a bad loser

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said he’s the worst loser at the club.
The FCT Hospital Management Board (HMB) of the Federal Capital Territory Administration has decried incessant attacks on health workers in its hospitals by relatives of patients.

FCTA decries assault on health workers by patients’ relatives

The FCT Hospital Management Board (HMB) of the Federal Capital Territory Administration has decried incessant attacks on health workers in its hospitals by relatives of patients.