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Manchester United legend Gary Neville has theorised that his former club signed Donny van de Beek in the expectation that Paul Pogba would depart.

Manchester United block Donny van de Beek from January loan transfer

The Dutch midfielder, 23, arrived at Old Trafford in the last window for £39million but has been starved of game time under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Coronavirus: ECOWAS budgets $398 million to revive ailing economies, electoral reforms

Since the beginning of 2021 and as a follow-up of the events of last year, the food security situation in Western Africa is a mixed picture. Although COVID-19 infection rates remained low compared to global figures, the impact of the pandemic led to reduced economic growth stemming from national restrictions put in place to slow the spread of the virus.
Larry King, the longtime CNN host who became an icon through his interviews with countless newsmakers and his sartorial sensibilities, has died. He was 87.

Veteran talk show host Larry King passes on at 87

"With profound sadness, Ora Media announces the death of our co-founder, host and friend Larry King, who passed away this morning at age 87 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles," the statement said. "For 63 years and across the platforms of radio, television and digital media, Larry's many thousands of interviews, awards, and global acclaim stand as a testament to his unique and lasting talent as a broadcaster."
Osun State Govenror Adegboyega Oyetola

Osun governor launches juice production company in Osogbo

Osun State Governor, Mr Adegboyega Oyetola, on Friday inaugurated the construction work of a juice production company at the Omoluabi Free Trade Zone, Osogbo.
The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi says, the corps has developed fresh plans to curb road accidents on the nation’s highways in 2021.

FRSC improves plans to curb accidents on highways

The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, says, the corps has developed fresh plans to curb road accidents on the nation’s highways in 2021.
Arsenal have reportedly made a move for Real Madrid playmaker Martin Ødegaard.

Arsenal ‘make approach’ for wantaway Real Madrid playmaker

However, the 22-year-old has played just five minutes in the last six games and earlier today, reports in the Spanish press indicated that the player had told Zinedine Zidane of his intention to leave on loan during the window.
On Monday, FIFA published the 2020 edition of the FIFA Global Transfer Market Report.

FIFA releases 2020 global transfer market report

On Monday, FIFA published the 2020 edition of the FIFA Global Transfer Market Report. It is the world football governing body’s annual charts of transfers of professional men’s and women’s players from one club to another within the calendar year.
A still image taken from video footage shows law enforcement officers speaking with Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny before leading him away at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow, Russia January 17, 2021. REUTERS-Reuters TV

Russian prosecutors want Alexei Navalny jailed for 30 days

The United Nations and Western nations told Russia to immediately free the opposition politician and some countries called for new sanctions. Moscow told them to mind their own business.
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has hit out at Dele Alli, accusing the midfielder of creating “problems for his own team” in his side's 3-1 win over Stoke in the Carabao Cup.

PSG boss steps up Dele Alli’s loan chase

And a link-up with old Spurs supremo Pochettino could reignite Dele’s chances of making England’s European Championship squad.
In response, business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said the government wanted to build up workers’ rights.

Britain denies wanting to reduce workers’ rights post-Brexit

The FT reported here on Thursday that the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy was proposing changes focused on ending the 48-hour working week, rules around rest breaks, and not including overtime pay when calculating some holiday pay entitlements, citing people familiar with the plans.
Everton sporting director Marcel Brands has confirmed the club is focused on clearing out fringe players this month.

​Everton director confirms plans for January sales

Everton sporting director Marcel Brands has confirmed the club is focused on clearing out fringe players this month.

Mikel Arteta: Shkodran Mustafi’s future is at Arsenal

Shkodran Mustafi's immediate future lies at Arsenal, manager Mikel Arteta has said, with the Gunners boss having no plans to offload the Germany international in the January window despite a lack of playing time.
Lucas Torreira

Valencia, Lazio want Arsenal’s Lucas Torreira on loan

Arsenal’s Lucas Torreira is reportedly being eyed up by Valencia and Lazio as there are talks of the midfielder potentially having his Atletico Madrid loan spell cut short.
West Ham United are ready to launch a cash bid for Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori.

Chelsea eager to loan Fikayo Tomori to AC Milan

The young defender has not played many games this season after falling down the pecking order in manager Frank Lampard’s squad.
Club Brugge head Coach Phillipe Clement has confirmed that Super Eagles winger Emmanuel Dennis is injured and didn’t take part in training for two days.

Club Brugge boss confirms Emmanuel Dennis injury

Club Brugge head Coach Phillipe Clement has confirmed that Super Eagles winger Emmanuel Dennis is injured and didn’t take part in training for two days.
Manchester United winger Facundo Pellistri has tested positive for Covid-19, ruling him out of making his senior debut against Watford on Saturday.

Manchester United winger tests positive for coronavirus ahead of FA Cup clash with Watford

Manchester United winger Facundo Pellistri has tested positive for Covid-19, ruling him out of making his senior debut against Watford on Saturday.
Liverpool’s controversial application to trademark the name ‘Liverpool’ has been unsuccessful.

Liverpool ‘unlikely’ to sign new centre-back in January

Liverpool are unlikely to add any further additions to their squad during the January transfer window, according to The Athletic.
FILE PHOTO - The U.S. Capitol dome is seen at night in Washington, U.S., December 17, 2020. REUTERS-Erin Scott-File Photo

US Democrat Senate wins push stocks higher despite Capitol chaos

Clean sweep by Democrats allows them to enact big-spending policies likely to benefit the economy, investors say.

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2. Samuel Kalu was in action and helped Bordeaux to a 2-1 home win against Angers, in the French Ligue 1 on Sunday.

Ligue 1: Samuel Kalu helps Bordeaux overcome Angers

Samuel Kalu was in action and helped Bordeaux to a 2-1 home win against Angers, in the French Ligue 1 on Sunday.
Uber has laid off about 185 Postmates workers, and plans to further integrate Postmates’ infrastructure within its Uber Eats segment, The New York Times reported.

Uber ‘lays off’ 185 former Postmates workers

Uber has laid off about 185 Postmates workers, and plans to further integrate Postmates’ infrastructure within its Uber Eats segment, The New York Times reported. Uber acquired Postmates in July for $2.65 billion, following a failed attempt to buy rival food delivery service Grubhub.
Mesut Ozil has finally completed his move to Fenerbahce on a free transfer from Arsenal – and penned an emotional farewell message.

Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil completes Fenerbahce move

Mesut Ozil has finally completed his move to Fenerbahce on a free transfer from Arsenal – and penned an emotional farewell message.
FILE PHOTO - U.S. Congressman Scott Perry (R-PA) speaks to supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump at a protest in front of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth capitol building in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S. November 5, 2020. REUTERS-Mark Kauzlarich

NYT: Republican congressman played a role in Donald Trump’s campaign to fight election loss

A Republican U.S. congressman played a role in ex-President Donald Trump’s efforts to oust the top Justice Department official and replace him with a loyalist willing to support efforts to overturn his election defeat, the New York Times reported on Sunday.
FILE PHOTO - U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S., January 20, 2021. REUTERS-Carlos Barria

WSJ: Donald Trump asked Justice Department to go to Supreme Court to overturn election

Former President Donald Trump considered replacing the acting attorney general with an official willing to pursue unsubstantiated claims of election fraud, and he pushed the Justice Department to ask the Supreme Court to invalidate President Joe Biden’s victory, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday.