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Ogun Customs Boss Lauds SWAN On Security Cup Initiative, Assures Of Support.




As part of concerted efforts to reduce smuggling in the border areas of Ogun State, the Customs Area Controller in Ogun State Command 1, Comptroller James Ojo has expressed his readiness to engage the of border communities in sporting activities to discourage them from illicit act.


The Customs Boss disclosed his while receiving Executive members of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Ogun State chapter at his Idiroko office.


Comptroller Ojo who underscored the importance of Sports as a tool to eradicate crimes emphasized that, if the youth are not properly utilized, they would become tools in the hands of the smugglers.


He said his command would ensure every border friendly community benefit from the Comptroller-General of Customs’ Social responsibility by facilitating developmental projects to encourage them.


Comptroller Ojo, therefore, expressed the readiness of the command to partnering and support SWAN towards the success of the forthcoming 4th edition of SWAN/SECURITY CUP billed to hold in August this year.


“Former Comptroller General at Seme border, Jibo MB set up a football team for the youth and that team is still there till today. The youth bought that idea and they are all participating in the sporting activities team.


“There is an existing football team in Ogun and I will ensure that the football team improve optimally in their performances. I’m going to improve on the customs football team. The service is solidly behind you.


“As per sports, you can count on me, I’m ever ready to be part of it, we will surely support your competition.


“Thank you for your contribution towards the health of our men. Your contribution to sports development cannot be over emphasized.


“As regard the SWAN Security Cup, we are not going to use mercenaries, although, we have civilians training with our officers as part of our CSR to our youths in the border communities, but none of them are registered for the SWAN Security Cup.”


Comptroller Ojo acknowledged the contributions of SWAN members in the development and growth sports in the country.


Earlier, the Chairman, Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, SWAN, Ogun State Chapter, Comrade Michael Azeez-Ogunsiji had explained that the visit was to intimate the Comptroller with the activities of the association especially the SWAN SECURITY CUP competition.


Comrade Ogunsiji told the customs boss that the competition is organised annually to promote unity and sustain the existing relationships among various security and safety agencies in the state.


He noted that the competition had in the last three years created jobs opportunities for some youths within participating agencies and solicited the continued support of the command to ensure that the competition achieve its set objectives.


Super Eagles Striker Kayode Olarenwaju Seeks Divorce, Demands N1bn from Pastor Adegboyega Over Alleged Affair with Wife



Kayode Olarenwaju, a Super Eagles striker, has filed a petition to dissolve his marriage to his estranged wife, Ezinne, citing irreconcilable differences.


He is also seeking custody of their children and demanding N1 billion in damages from UK-based pastor Tobi Adegboyega, whom he accuses of having an adulterous affair with his wife.


The petition, filed on July 1, 2024, alleges that Ezinne has committed adultery with the pastor and other men since their marriage in 2013.


Olarenwaju also accuses his estranged wife of kidnapping their children, undermining their joint business ventures, and prioritizing her affair over their children’s well-being.


The case is scheduled for hearing on September 24, 2024.

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Sunday Oliseh Fires Back at Obi Mikel, Calls Him “Kid” Over Coaching Jibe



Former Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh has responded to Obi Mikel’s criticism of his coaching abilities, calling the former captain a “kid” who needs help.


Oliseh, who coached the team from 2015 to 2016, highlighted his achievements, including winning the Best Manager of the Season award in the Jupiler League and leading Fortuna Duesseldorf to promotion from the second division.


He expressed his willingness to help Mikel, whom he considers a youngster, noting that achieving legend status requires more than just talking on a podcast.


Oliseh’s response comes after Mikel questioned his coaching expertise on a recent podcast, sparking a war of words between the two former teammates.

“I think the kid (Mikel) needs help, to be honest. There’s something I’ve not really shown much, I won the best coach for the first period of the Jupiler League, which is in the Dutch league”, Sunday Oliseh said.


“That was not voted by the press, that was voted by the players and the coaches of the league.


“I’m the only, and the first coloured man from Sub-Saharan Africa to ever win this title with a club like Fortuna Duesseldorf, who had very average players who were able to qualify from the second division from last position to the first division, where they still are now.


“I don’t need to justify myself being a good coach or anything to the kid. I call him (Mikel) a kid because my son is 27 years old.


“When he made this statement, I heard about it, but I couldn’t go on television and start arguing with someone like him. It’s degrading as a coach, you don’t go into the media and start arguing with your player.


“But I would like to help the boy because I think he needs some help. You cannot become a legend with your mouth.


“You cannot achieve what you were not able to achieve on the pitch outside the pitch by talking on a podcast.”

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Spain Confident Ahead of Euro 2024 Quarter-Final Showdown with Germany




Spain is heading into their Euro 2024 quarter-final match against hosts Germany with confidence and momentum, following a historic 4-1 win over Georgia in the round of 16.


With four victories under their belt, Spain is the only team with a perfect record in the tournament.


They have also beaten Germany in their previous two knock-out matches at major events, including the Euro 2008 final and 2010 World Cup semi-finals.


Spanish players Rodri and Nico Williams expressed their team’s faith in themselves, acknowledging the difficulty of the upcoming match but believing in their ability to win.


Coach Luis de la Fuente praised his team’s calm and composed performance against Georgia, particularly defender Robin le Normand’s reaction after scoring an own goal.



Spain is ready to take on the triple champions Germany, who they have beaten in recent meetings, including a 6-0 triumph in the 2020 Nations League.

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