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EFL Cup: Aguero heads Manchester City to victory over Bristol

Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero’s last-gasp strike secured a 2-1 victory over Bristol City in their English Football League (EFL)  Cup semi-final first leg on Tuesday. This was after the second-tier side had frustrated the English Premier League leaders for most parts of the match.  Manchester City, who have dished out a string of maulings in a stellar league campaign, found the Championship side a tough nut to crack. They had to wait until the second minute of added time to grab the winner when Argentine substitute Aguero slipped in to head home. The visitors had opened scoring with a penalty kick just before half-time after central defender John Stones had fouled Bobby Reid, who dispatched the spot kick with aplomb. Kevin De Bruyne’s equaliser soon after the break turned the tide. ...Read More

Women In Saudi Arabia To Attend Football Matches On Friday For First Time

Women in Saudi Arabia would be allowed to attend football matches on Friday for the first time in the conservative kingdom, authorities said on Monday. Female fans would enter major sports stadiums in the Kingdom to attend three football matches involving local sides as part of the Saudi Professional League competition, the government-run Centre for International Communication said in a statement. The three fixtures are scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Jan. 18, the statement added without further details. In October, the Saudi General Sports Authority, a state agency, said that as of early 2018 three stadiums, up to now male-only facilities, would be prepared to be ready for families, including allocation of special places for seating and entrances. They are King Fahd International Stadi...Read More

What Kind of Small Business Should I Start?

Do you dream of starting your own small business?   But what kind of small business should you start? Learn more about the opportunities waiting for you. Are you hungry to be on your own, to be self-sustaining, to make your own decisions, to take pride in what you’re doing and to own something? Do you want to say, “I’ve worked hard for this, and it’s mine?” There are many new business opportunities where enthusiastic entrepreneurs can make their fortunes, or at the very least, a good living. You can take charge of your future and build exceptional wealth and long-term equity through opportunities like these. You already know more than you think you do. You have the talent, drive and ambition to run your own business. One of my favorite quotes is from Aristotle, who said, “Become by doing.”...Read More

Atiku’s Defection: Between APC’s Failure And Ambition

As former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar formally defects from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), SOLOMON AYADO writes for LEADERSHIP NEWS on the gains and losses the defection has engendered in both political parties. if anything has attracted widespread reactions in the political space in recent time, it is the final dumping of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) by a former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and his audacious return to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The political atmosphere has become pressured since this political colossus changed party. Because of that, heavyweight politicians and ardent supporters alike have not pretended their stands by making their voices loud on whether the defection was ap...Read More

Trump to undergo physical examination early 2018

The White House has said that U.S. President Donald Trump will undergo a physical examination while promising to allow the results to be released. Trump will be examined by a doctor at Walter Reed, a military medical center, “scheduled for the first part of 2018,” said White House press secretary Sarah Sanders. “Those records will be released by the doctor following that taking place,” she added. Sanders’s announcement came a day after Trump appeared to get a dry mouth and slurred his words when delivering remarks on Wednesday, leading to questions about the president’s health. “There were a lot of questions on that, frankly pretty ridiculous questions,” Sanders said. “The president’s throat was dry. Nothing more than that.” Trump’s predecessors typically underwent annual physical examinat...Read More

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has dumped the All Progressives Congress

In Nigeria Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has dumped the All Progressives Party. He disclosed this in a statement on Friday. According to a statement released by the DAILY TRUST, Atiku will formally collect his PDP membership card in his home state of Adamawa tomorrow, a development that will mark his final exit from the APC. The statement from DAILY TRUST reads: On the 19th of December, 2013, I received members of the All Progressives Congress at my house in Abuja. They had come to appeal to me to join their party after my party, the Peoples Democratic Party, had become factionalized as a result of the special convention of August 31, 2013. The fractionalization of the Peoples Democratic Party on August 31, 2013 had left me in a situation where I was, with several other loyal part...Read More

Zimbabwe coup latest updates: Robert Mugabe ‘fate uncertain’

ZIMBABWE’s army has seized power in Harare and placed President Robert Mugabe under house arrest. Here is the latest news and live updates. Courtesy of  ExpressNews 7.47am: Gunfire heard in Harare Gunfire and explosions broken out in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare overnight following a warning by a military chief that the armed forces are ready to ”step in” to the political row, witnesses have reported. After storming a state television station soldiers made a statement claiming they have intervened to target criminals around Mugabe. Zimbabwe’s military chief said the army wanted to deal with people who “were committing crimes that are causing social and economic suffering in the country”. He added: ”As soon as we have accomplished our mission, we expect that the situation will return to ...Read More

U.S. flies bombers over Korea – MSN

In Seoul/Washington The U.S. military flew two strategic bombers over the Korean peninsula in a show of force late on Tuesday, as President Donald Trump met top defense officials to discuss how to respond to any threat from North Korea. North Korea has launched two missiles over Japan and conducted its sixth nuclear test in recent weeks as it fast advances towards its goal of developing a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the U.S. mainland. The two U.S. Air Force B-1B bombers were joined by two F-15K fighters from the South Korean military after leaving their base in Guam, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement on Wednesday. After entering South Korean airspace, the two bombers carried out air-to-ground missile drills in waters off the east coast of South Kor...Read More

Cameroon’s separatist movement gains ground

Cameroon’s President Paul Biya is facing one of the biggest threats in his 35 years in power as a separatist movement in the country’s English speaking regions gains ground. Soldiers shot dead at least eight people and wounded others in the two English-speaking regions on Sunday, the anniversary of Anglophone Cameroon’s independence from Britain

Central Barcelona in total gridlock as thousands rally after Catalonia referendum

Thousands of protesters caused gridlock on the streets of central Barcelona on Tuesday morning, as they gathered in front of Placa de la Universitat to demonstrate against the Catalan independence referendum crackdown. COURTESY: RT’s RUPTLY video agency

Dubai sets record, launches self-flying taxis

The world’s first self-flying taxi was launched at the Jumeirah Beach Park in Dubai, United Arab  Emirates today. The Autonomous Air Taxi (AAT) of Dubai was the brainchild of  Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA). According to Dubai Media Office, the two-seater AAT, capable of transporting people without human intervention or a pilot, has been supplied by Volocopter, a Germany-based specialist manufacturer of automated air vehicles. The AAT, expected to be put into use in the fourth quarter, is powered by electricity and is highly safe. Its design comprises 18 rotors to ensure secure cruising and landing in case of any rotor failure, said RTA. “It is environment-friendly as it is powered by clean electricity, and it has very little noise. It has a maximum flight time of approximately...Read More

Saudi Arabia set to allow women to start driving

In Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia women will soon have the right to drive, due to a royal decree issued by King Salman. BBC reports that a royal decree issued on Tuesday,  by King Salman ordered that a ministerial body would implement the change by June 2018, following a consultation over the next 30 days. Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world that has forbidden women from driving. Rights groups have campaigned for years to allow women in Saudi Arabia to drive. Some Saudi women have been fined and imprisoned for daring to get behind the wheel. The decree has ordered that a ministerial body be set up to give advice within 30 days and that the order will be implemented by June 2018, according to the Saudi Press Agency. “The royal decree will implement the provisions of traffic regul...Read More

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