Jadon Sancho Sets A New Record in Bundesliga


Jadon Sancho has set a new stride by becoming  the youngest player in Bundesliga history to score the highest number of goals. Sancho has scored 15 goals in the league, breaking a half-century old record.

Jadon Sancho , the 19-year-old attacker continued to cement his status as one of the league's best players as he delivered the equaliser for Borussia Dortmund against Cologne in the club’s second match of the season Friday.

Achraf Hakimi would find the back of the net 16 minutes later to give Dortmund the lead while Sancho chipped in again late on, assisting Paco Alcacer’s stoppage time insurance tally to give the visitors a 3-1 victory.

That brings Sancho’s total up to two goals and two assists already in the new season as he picks up from where he left off last campaign.

A first-half goal from Dominick Draxler had put the hosts up, but Sancho’s 70th minute goal, assisted by Thorgan Hazard, helped turn the tide in the contest.

Last season saw Sancho score 12 goals and add 14 assists in the league as he helped Dortmund to a title challenge that saw them take the race all the way to the final matchday of the season, though they fell short to Bayern Munich.

German Government Deports Nigerians In The Next 48 Hours After Senator Ike Attack

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German government has deported Nigerians in the next 48 hours after Senator Ike Ekweremadu’s attack. The Former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, was on Saturday disgraced by suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Nuremberg, Germany.

It would be recalled Last month two batches of Nigerians were sent back home from the European country. Osa added, “When their asylum application is already expired, they are obligated to leave the country.

“For those who don’t leave voluntarily, they will be given a what is I can translate in English to mean toleration status. This status is not a resident title; it is to show that the person is still there because the deportation is hindered because of one reason or the other.

“These people are picked up early in the morning without expecting the police.

“Some would be picked up from work also. When the police arrive in their rooms, they would be allowed to pack things not more than say 64 kilos. The police will be standing to make sure the person does not escape.”

“The flight will be from Frankfurt on Monday. For those who have been given the information, the plane will take off by 8 a.m. and arrive in Nigeria between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

According to reports, the migrants have already left Frankfurt Airport at 8 a.m., and were expected to land in Nigeria’s Murtala Mohammed International Airport between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

The number of migrants deported was not ascertained as at the time of this report, it was however, gathered that they were picked randomly from different accommodation centres.

“Those who will be deported will be picked randomly from their different accommodation centres from 3 a.m. till 5 a.m. in different regions and conveyed to a central place and finally to Frankfurt Airport,” the Co-ordination Activist for Network Refugees 4Refugees, a political platform for refugees and migrant self-organisation based in Stuttgart, Germany, Rex Osa, uttered.

Apple Prepares to Launch New iPhone Pro, iPads , MacBook Pro and AirPods

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Apple is preparing to launch a new iPhone Pro  and iPads with a better functional cameras. In this regard , the company is also preparing to unveil the current 16- Inch MacBook Pro. New AirPods are also going to be released.

They are getting ready for its usual fall iPhone launch event, which is rumored to be happening September 10, though the event hasn’t been officially confirmed this year.

There are also plans to roll out new AirPods, with a higher price tag but also added water-resistance and noise-canceling features that the current AirPods lack.

Also new this year, though not necessarily debuting at the same event, will be a new MacBook Pro with a display size somewhere over 16 inches, which Bloomberg reports will still manage to be similar overall in physical footprint to the current 15-inch MacBook Pros, thanks to a new bezel.

On the iPad side, Apple  will refresh its iPad Pro this year, with updated versions of the 11-inch and 12.9-inch models that will get spec bumps, plus better cameras, but otherwise remain the same in terms of form factor.

There are new iPhones, of course, including a new iPhone Pro model that replaces the XS line and adds a third, wider angle rear camera (which has been rumored previously), and a refreshed iPhone XR at the entry level that will also get a second, optical zoom camera.

These new iPhone Pros would pack a lot of other updates besides, though they’ll look visually similar beyond the changed camera module. They’ll offer wireless charging for AirPods with the Qi-enabled wireless charging case, for instance, for a quick top-up when you’re the road, and they’ll also get new matte finishes on some models versus the glossy look common to all iPhone models today.

Updated Face ID will offer unlocking at more angles, and they’ll pack “dramatically” better water resistance, as well as improved shatter resistance to shrive drops.

New Miinisters with their Portfolios for Buhari’s Second Term

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The following are the current federal ministers for President Muhammadu Buhari second term tenure which will lapse in the next four years. These ministers are forty three in total. They are;

1) Dr. Uchechukwu Ogah – Abia, Mines and Steel Development, State
2) Muhammed Musa Bello – Adamawa, FCT
3) Sen. Godswill Obot Akpabio – Akwa Ibom, Niger Delta
4) Chris Ngige – Anambra, Labour & Employment
5) Sharon Ikeazor – Anambra, Environment, State
6) Adamu Adamu – Bauchi, Education
7) Amb Maryam Katagum – Bauchi, Industry, Trade and Investment, State

8) Timipre Silva – Bayelsa, Petroleum, State
9) Sen. George Akume – Benue, Special Duties
10) Mustapha Baba Shehuri – Borno, Agriculture, State
11) Godwin Jedi-Agba – Cross River, Power, State
12) Festus Keyamo – Delta, Niger Delta, State
13) Ogbonnaya Onu - Ebonyi, Science and Technology
14) Dr. Osagie Ehanire – Edo, Health
15) Clement Ikanade Agba – Edo, Budget and National Planning, State

16) Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo – Ekiti, Industry, Trade and Investment
17) Geoffrey Onyeama – Enugu, Foreign Affairs
18) Dr. Ali Isa Pantami – Gombe, Communication
19) Emeka Nwajuba - Imo, Education, State
20) Suleiman Adamu – Jigawa, Water Resources
21) Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed – Kaduna, Finance, Budget and National Planning
22) Dr. Mohammad Mahmoud – Kaduna, Environment

23) Mohammed Sabo Nanono – Kano, Agriculture
24) Maj. Gen. Bashir Magashi (rtd) - Kano, Defence
25) Hadi Sirika – Katsina, Aviation
26) Abubakar Malami – Kebbi, HAGF and Minister of Justice
27) Ramatu Tijani Aliyu – Kogi, FCT, State
28) Lai Mohammed – Kwara, Information and Culture
29) Gbemisola Saraki – Kwara, Transportation, State
30) Babatunde Raji Fashola – Lagos, Works and Housing
31) Adeleke Mamora – Lagos, Health, State
32) Mohammed A. Abdullahi – Nasarawa, Science & Tech, State

33) Amb. Zubairu Dada – Niger, Foreign Affairs, State
34) Olamilekan Adegbite – Ogun, Mines & Steel Devpt
35) Sen. Omotayo Alasuadura - Ondo, Labour, State
36) Rauf Aregbesola – Osun, Interior
37) Sunday Dare – Oyo, Youth and Sports
38) Dame Pauline Tallen – Plateau, Women Affairs
39) Rotimi Amaechi – Rivers, Transportation
40) Mohammed Maigari Dangyadi – Sokoto, Police Affairs
41) Engr. Sale Mamman – Taraba, Power
42) Abubakar D. Aliyu – Yobe, Works and Housing, State
43) Sadiya Umar Faruk – Zamfara, Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development

Sturridge Joins Trabzonspor on a Three- Year Contract

The previous Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge has joined Trabzonspor on a three- year contract. The Turkish club made this statement on Wednesday.

Recall that in July, the 29 year old player had been fined and suspended for six weeks for breaching betting rules . Trabzonspor is in eighth place in the Turkish Super Lig after one game of the campaign and plays Greece’ s AEK Athens in the play - off round of the Europa League

“ We have agreed on a three- year deal with a one -year option for the professional footballer Daniel Sturridge,” Trabzonspor said in a statement .

The outfit based in the northern Turkish city of Trabzon did not give further details of the transfer .

Sturridge , a 26- time England international left European champions Liverpool when his contract expired at the end of June.

Benue State Government Suspends Two 3rd Class Chiefs

In the regard to Katsina-Ala unrest the Benue State Government has suspended Two 3rd Class Chiefs from Katsina-Ala, Chief Tivlumun Ubugh, Mue Ter Chongo and Chief Ayoleve Ornguga, Mue Ter Ipusu as well as the District Head of Mbacher, Chief Luke Atomigba over their roles in the prolonged crisis between Shitile and Ikyurav.

Governor Samuel Ortom read the Council’s resolutions during a marathon meeting with stakeholders from the local government area also held yesterday at the New Banquet Hall of the Benue Peoples House, Makurdi.

According to the Governor, the Council also directed that all the District Heads from the area who declined invitation to attend a security meeting with Tor Sankera, Chief Abu King Shuluwa would be queried to explain why disciplinary actions should not be taken against them.

The Governor noted that the traditional rulers had instead, resorted to fuelling the crisis based on vested interests, thereby contravening the code of conduct enshrined in the Local Government and Chieftaincy Law of the State.

The suspension of the chiefs followed recommendation of the Benue State Security Council after its emergency meeting in Makurdi yesterday.

The Governor further stated that the traditional rulers had neglected their duties and exhibited nonchalance towards efforts aimed at resolving the crisis.

The affected traditional rulers are to face a panel to be constituted by the Tor Tiv to investigate them and determine appropriate sanctions.

Dani Alves Scored The Winning Goal On His Debut For Sao Paulo

Dani Alves return to Brazil after 17 years playing for top clubs in Europe has had a big impact on his home country. Alves is a Brazil veteran who scored the winning goal on his debut for Sao Paulo on Sunday , weeks after signing a three- year deal with the club. Alves , 36, found the back of the net in the 40th minute to score the only goal of the game against Ceara.

The right- back played for Sevilla before going on to play for Barcelona, Juventus and PSG , collecting nine national league titles along the way — six in Spain, one in Italy and two in France. He has collected 40 trophies in all with club and country including three Champions League titles with Barcelona and two UEFA Cups with Sevilla

Alves and Spanish international Juanfran, 34, are the stars for Sao Paulo, who snapped up both players after their contracts with European clubs expired.

Juanfran arrived in Sao Paulo after an extensive career in Spain where he played for Real Madrid, Espanyol, Osasuna and Atletico Madrid. He has also won two Copa Americas with Brazil , most recently in July when he was named player of the tournament as he captained them to victory over Peru in the final at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro.

Key to Divine Wisdom And Understanding

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A person who possesses competency in knowledge and skill has great potential to succeed in life. When such competency is derived from God, it is referred to as divine understanding. Succeeding in life is all about recognizing and utilizing the opportunities God brings our way, coupled with making the right choices in life. A person endowed with divine understanding is therefore able to excel in life because he or she has the ability to discern what is true, ethically right and sound, based on God’s word. God alone possesses wisdom and understanding in the absolute sense, and He gives these to those who seek them from Him with a humble heart. In relation to people, divine wisdom refers to the abilities God gives in every area of life, including craftsmanship, knowledge and insight for right decisions. Divine wisdom cannot be received by those whose confidence is based on human cleverness and insight without God’s revelation. This kind of human wisdom may produce temporary success in life, but if often come to naught in the long run (1 Corinthians 3:19-20).

Understanding is built on the foundation of knowledge and the ability to use it correctly. There are different ways God imparts understanding to a person. For example, understanding can be received in the place of observing how others live or do things (Proverbs 24:30-32). It can also be acquired through studying God’s word and His wondrous works in the universe (Psalm 119:130, Job 37:14-20). Understanding can also come from parental guidance or as a result of practical experience in life (Proverbs 4:1-5). Above all, it can be received through the impartation of God’s Spirit in the place of prayer, as it happened to Solomon (1 Kings 3, Ephesians 1:15-18).

Worldly wisdom and understanding build pride and false hope in people, who go on to arrogate success in life to themselves and not to the Almighty God. This folly has led to the downfall of many people and kingdoms all over the world, as seen in the example of Babylon in Isaiah 47:10-11. No wonder Proverbs 26:12 says:

“Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.”

Furthermore, in Isaiah 29:14, the Bible says worldly wisdom shall perish. The people of this world can never receive the wisdom of God. Divine understanding is only accessible to those who are willing to give up their reliance on human insight in exchange for God’s wisdom (1 Corinthians 4:14-15). May the Lord fill you with divine understanding today in Jesus’ Name.

Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people? 1 Kings 3:9

READ: 1 Kings 3:15-28

15 And Solomon awoke; and, behold, it was a dream. And he came to Jerusalem, and stood before the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and offered up burnt offerings, and offered peace offerings, and made a feast to all his servants.

16 Then came there two women, that were harlots, unto the king, and stood before him.

17 And the one woman said, O my lord, I and this woman dwell in one house; and I was delivered of a child with her in the house.

18 And it came to pass the third day after that I was delivered, that this woman was delivered also: and we were together; there was no stranger with us in the house, save we two in the house.

19 And this woman's child died in the night; because she overlaid it.

20 And she arose at midnight, and took my son from beside me, while thine handmaid slept, and laid it in her bosom, and laid her dead child in my bosom.

21 And when I rose in the morning to give my child suck, behold, it was dead: but when I had considered it in the morning, behold, it was not my son, which I did bear.
22 And the other woman said, Nay; but the living is my son, and the dead is thy son. And this said, No; but the dead is thy son, and the living is my son. Thus they spake before the king.

23 Then said the king, The one saith, This is my son that liveth, and thy son is the dead: and the other saith, Nay; but thy son is the dead, and my son is the living.

24 And the king said, Bring me a sword. And they brought a sword before the king.

25 And the king said, Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one, and half to the other.

26 Then spake the woman whose the living child was unto the king, for her bowels yearned upon her son, and she said, O my lord, give her the living child, and in no wise slay it. But the other said, Let it be neither mine nor thine, but divide it.

27 Then the king answered and said, Give her the living child, and in no wise slay it: she is the mother thereof.

28 And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged; and they feared the king: for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him, to do judgment.

Father, please fill my heart with divine understanding today in Jesus’ Name.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:  1 Samuel 24-25
Ezekiel 36:16-32



1. When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word,
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will, He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.

o Refrain:
Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

2. Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies,
But His smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh or a tear,
Can abide while we trust and obey.

3. Not a burden we bear, not a sorrow we share,
But our toil He doth richly repay;
Not a grief or a loss, not a frown or a cross,
But is blessed if we trust and obey.

4. But we never can prove the delights of His love
Until all on the altar we lay;
For the favor He shows, for the joy He bestows,
Are for them who will trust and obey.

5. Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at His feet,
Or we’ll walk by His side in the way;
What He says we will do, where He sends we will go;
Never fear, only trust and obey.

References: Open Heavens Daily Devotional

65 Migrants From Bangladesh and Sri Lanka Wandering in Veracruz

The Mexican authorities reported that the federal police found 65 severely dehydrated and hungry migrants from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka wandering on a highway in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz.

The migrants reported they set out April 24 from an airport in Qatar and flew to Turkey and Colombia. From there, they moved through Ecuador, Panama and Guatemala before reaching Mexico.

Once in Mexico, the migrants said, they boarded boats and travelled on the Coatzacoalcos River, though it is not clear why.

The river does not lead anywhere near the U.S. border.

This was reported on Thursday by the federal Public Safety Department that the migrants recounted a long, complicated trip in a bid to reach the U.S. border.

Guardiola Believes Man Untd, Chelsea and Arsenal Will Threat To Prevent City

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Pep Guardiola believed Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal will pose a threat to prevent City and Liverpool fighting out a two- horse race for the title like last season. Recall that Tottenham Hotspur may have finished fourth in the Premier League last season , far behind champions Manchester City and Champions League winners Liverpool , but City manager Guardiola has branded Spurs the “ second best team in Europe ” ahead of the two sides ’ meeting on Saturday .

Guardiola was referring to the fact that Tottenham knocked out City on their way to a first ever Champions League final last season before losing to Liverpool in Madrid. “ Last season , our first fixture was at the Emirates against Arsenal, ” he adds . “ The schedule is the schedule, so welcome to the Etihad Stadium.” “ I know how good Tottenham are ,” said Guardiola. “ It’s the second best team in Europe . For me , that is enough .”

“ Tottenham are really , really, good contenders ,” he states. “ Since I came here to England , every season Spurs was a real contender .
“ In the first season they finished second. We won in the last two seasons, but they were always there.”

“ I am impressed with how Chelsea played in two tough matches against top teams , ” said the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager . “ I was really surprised by how good Frank Lampard ’s team played .

However, bar their 1 - 0 defeat at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium in the first leg of that Champions League quarter- final, City have won five of the last six meetings between the teams and finished 27 points above them in the league. Since Tottenham’s last trophy the English League Cup in 2008, City have won ten major trophies. But if anyone is going to bridge the huge gap that City and Liverpool opened up at the top of the league last season , Mauricio Pochettino ’s men appear best placed to do so .

“ We saw Manchester United and the quality they have up front in that first game . While Arsenal bought good players , especially like David Luiz and Dani Ceballos , who was a top player in Spain , and they have people up front like (Alexandre ) Lacazette and (Pierre- Emerick) Aubameyang.” The second match of the season is early to be facing one of your direct rivals for the title , but Guardiola has no complaints about the timing .

Ernesto is Likely to be Without Messi in Bilbao and Neto Sideline

The Barcelona Coach, Ernesto Valverde is already likely to be without Lionel Messi against Bilbao and the Barcelona’ s back - up goalkeeper Neto will be sidelined for 4 - 6 weeks after he underwent surgery Tuesday on his injured wrist, the club said .

Messi missed the friendly win over Napoli on Saturday after sustaining a calf tear in training last week.

Neto joined Barcelona this summer from Valencia, with fellow goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen leaving Camp Nou and going the other way.

More so, Neto , who suffered the injury in training while on a US tour , will, therefore, miss Barca’s opening La Liga game away to Athletic Bilbao on Friday .

“Doctor Xavier Mir successfully carried out surgery this morning on a fractured scaphoid bone on the left hand of first- team player Neto. The downtime will be around six to eight weeks ,” a club statement read.

Hope for the Hopeless

God Has Not Forgotten You
There was a hopeless case in John 11, concerning Lazarus. He had been dead for four days; yet Jesus sent forth the Word of God, it brought Lazarus out from an impossible circumstance. Lazarus came out of the grave with both hands and legs bound with no support from anybody. When the WORD goes into a man’s situation, he will not need any human help. Job 14:7-9 – For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease. 8 Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground; 9 yet through the scent of water it will bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant.

In case you are brought down, there is hope. Though the problem might look like an age-long problem, God is saying there is hope for you. No matter how hopeless that situation is, as long as God’s word is in place, that case cannot be written off. Every time you have a setback, God wants to give you a testimony. That is why I know today, no matter how hopeless men have said your case is, through the WORD of God, you will bounce back again in the name of Jesus! That your health will be renewed in the name of Jesus.

Jairus came to Jesus because of his daughter who was at the point of death in Mark 5. He was still with Jesus when they brought news to him that his daughter has died. In verse 36, Jesus told him not to be afraid but only believe. Mark 5:36 –As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe. In verse 40, they laughed Jesus to scorn when He told them that the young damsel was sleeping. Today, I announce to you that in the midst of your mockery, you will give birth to your testimony. That situation will receive life in the name of Jesus!!

In Genesis, Joseph was hated by his brothers. They removed his coat of many colors but they could not remove the blessing from him. They hated him to the point they threw him into a pit to kill him but what they meant for evil, God turned it for his good. I speak to you today, God will turn every evil your enemies planned against you for a testimony in the name of Jesus!!! Every time God wants to change a man’s story, He puts him through a situation which will birth a testimony. You that people have written off as a failure, you will be the next person the world will look up to in the name of Jesus! You that men have mocked, you will be the next show-piece on the earth

When Joseph’s brothers came to Egypt, they could not recognize Joseph anymore and he wept because those that meant to hurt him have come to eat from his table. Very soon, you will be the one that will preserve your household!! The same people that mocked you, you will soon render help to them in Jesus name!!! If they could not bury Joseph, no man will be able to bury your destiny in the name of Jesus

Any time Jesus comes, situations must change. Abraham staggered not on the promises of God. All God wants you to do is to stand on His word. Through the Word of God, you will bounce back to life. Your testimony will gather community! They will dance from one end of the road to another because of what God has done in your life! Your wedding will shake Nations!! Your deliverance will shake Nations!!! Your breakthrough will shake Nations. Your family testimony will bring crowd to God in the name of Jesus. Any time the WORD comes, things must change. God’s word cannot change. No matter how shattered a situation is, when God’s Word comes, situation changes. I announce to you that your situation must change! Your case is not hopeless; have hope because through God’s word, that sickness will go. You will be healed. Just look up to the Word of God and your situation will change in Jesus name .

At age 93 he believed God will still make good of his promise of a son and heir.  Then Isaac was born and God upped the ante by asking his friend to make the supreme sacrifice,  the Bible says 'by faith Abraham offered Isaac as a sacrifice'. Being God's friend is not determined when you are in good times.  Being God's friend is never determined by what you get from him Being God's friend is determined by doing everything he requested from you. Being God's friend is determined mostly when you are passing through the difficult situations of life. Joseph chooses prison instead of sex,  Apostles chooses the ministry instead of family and career. Moses chooses slavery instead of a prince and Palace. It was all accounted to them as righteousness. Can you pay the price to be God's friend? God help you as you decide.

A spiritual person is the one who has yielded himself to the things of the spirit. One who is led by the spirit and not by carnal whims. One who follows every instruction of the father and whose purpose, pursuits and plans are the one God has given to him. A spiritual person is one who doesn't see going to the Lord in prayers as a burden but a lifestyle. One who values the secret place. A spiritual person, because He follows God and obey him on what he should do per time, never goes astray and always make the right decisions. I once heard about a business man who had never lost any business in his life. When he was asked the reason behind this, he said "I ask God before I venture into any business. If He says no, I won't, if He says yes, I will." That is a man who has submitted his will to the Spirit's. Without controversy, everything that happens in the physical, has been established in the spiritual. Howbeit that we become spiritual men that make decisions concerning our lives in the spiritual realm rather than just watching and accepting whatever comes to us physically.

That job, settle it in the spiritual realm, that academic strategy you need to excel in the semester, get it in the spiritual, that business you want to engage in, get the how to go about it in the spiritual. It's not enough to love God, it is expedient to depend on Him totally, and value his instructions and decisions for you tangibly. That our eyes of understanding be enlightened. James  2:23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God. After losing everything he held dear, job looked back and longed for the days when God's friendship graced his home, his children were around and everything was going fine.

Maybe you can remember days like that in your own life,  we've been conditioned to think of friendship in terms of the benefits it confers,  but being God's friend comes with a price. It costs time, selflessness, thoughtfulness,  absolute trust and very often suffering. Those who are intimately close feel the hurts and joy of the ones they love more than anyone else.  True intimacy means a death to our own selfish desires. Abraham was called God's friend but the friendship came at a price. We read, Abraham believed God,  when He was asked to leave his father's house to an unknown location,