Biblical Insight. Happy Children’s Day

But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
Matthew 18:6 KJV

How Qatar was humiliated by Flying Eagles.

LAGOS – Flying Eagles of Nigeria kicked off their 2019 FIFA Under-20 World Cup campaign with a 4-0 defeat of Qatar on Friday.

The coach Paul Aigbogun lads lived up to expectations from the blast of the referee’s whistle as Maxwell Effiom scored the first goal in the 12th minute of play while Henry Offia made it two in the 24th minutes for the Nigerians.


Manchester City young star, Tom Dele Bashiru scored the third goal in the 68th minutes as Olasunkanmi Aliyu capped the goals for the Nigerians in the 74th minutes.

Meanwhile, Coach Aigbogun in spite of the victory, has promised that they would not underrate any team at the ongoing tournament.


“We have started well and it is our prayer that the players will continue to live up to expectations.

“Winning the first group match is something that is good for the team, but sustaining the tempo is another thing.

“We hope to sustain the tempo in our subsequent matches.

“We are here to do our best and to make Nigeria proud,” Aigbogun told media.

“No team is a small team anymore. We want to do our best and come out top of the group.

“We have a few lads in the team that are new because we made a few changes to the team that played the African qualifiers. These players will hopefully add quality to the team.”

It would be recalled that the Flying Eagles have never won the Under-20 World Cup, with their best outings being the 1989 and 2005 editions, where they finished as runners-up behind Portugal and Argentina, respectively.

The Flying Eagles will now play the United States on Monday, May 27 in their second Group match.

In some of the other matches played on Friday, Honduras lost 0-5 to New Zealand while Colombia shocked hosts, Poland 2-0. In another match already decided Japan drew 1-1 with Ecuador.

Earlier on Thursday, Senegal had defeated Thaiti 3-0.

The post Nigeria Start FIFA U20 World Cup On A Winning Note appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.



I respect the Judicial Institution–Buhari

ABUJA – President Muhammadu Buhari has emphasised that he respects the country’s judiciary and is willing to abide by their decisions at all times.


Speaking at an Iftar dinner with the representatives of the Third Arm of the government, the judiciary on Wednesday in the evening at his official residence, President Buhari said he believed that the judiciary should be independent and recalled how he submitted himself to the adjudication of the courts three times on his way to becoming President without any fuss because, as he said, “I respect the institution.

“I have come before you three times before I got here on the fourth run for the office. Your word is the last word on any given issue.”




Why May 29 celebration was cancelled.

The Katsina state government has cancelled all activities for the May 29 celebration except the swearing-in of the governor and his deputy in order to mourn those killed by bandits this week in the state, Daily Trust reports.

The secretary to the state government, Mustapha Inuwa, on Thursday, May 23, said the decision was arrived following the unfortunate incessant attacks by armed bandits in some parts of the state.
“This is also to commensurate with the families and other people who lost their loved ones or property as result of the dastardly acts of the bandits,” he stated.


According to him, the attacks have led to the death of many people and left several injured and homeless.

“To this end all, activities that are usually organised for the event have been cancelled except the mandatory swearing-in of the governor and his deputy as enshrined in section 185(1) of the 1999 constitution,” he said.

While appealing to people of the state to remain calm, Inuwa urged them to intensify prayers, especially in these last days of Ramadan, for peace and stability in the state.


Meanwhile, the West Africa Network for Peace-building, Nigeria (WANEP-Nigeria) has called for the strengthening of community policing and inter-agency collaboration to tackle the surge in armed banditry across states in the north-west region of Nigeria.

This was contained in a statement by the national coordinator, WANEP-Nigeria, Mrs. Bridget Osakwe, made available to on Tuesday, May 21.

WANEP-Nigeria while condemning the attacks, called on the federal government to intensify inter-agency collaboration to enhance synergy between security agencies in Nigeria.



How the Football Legend won the golden boot for the sixth time.

The Barcelona captain topped the goalscoring charts again

Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has won the European Golden Shoe for the sixth time in his career, finishing top of the pile with 36 goals.


Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe was the only player who could have caught Messi in the standings, but he finished the season three goals behind the Argentinian.

Messi becomes the first player to pick up the award for three seasons in a row. He came top with 34 goals last season and banged in 37 in 2016/17.


In case you missed it, here’s a look at all his La Liga goals this season:


Messi spoke about the Golden Shoe in his press conference on Friday but said it was not something he was really thinking about.
“I am honestly not even thinking about the European Golden Shoe. It’s not in my head at all. What happened at Liverpool is, like I said it was a big blow and I am not thinking about personal things, just getting to this Copa final and winning another trophy.”

The GOAT will lead Barcelona out for a final time on Saturday when the La Liga champions take on Valencia in the final of the Copa del Rey.