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Prince Vincent Okumagba A “Silent Achiever”

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Joel Ajayi

Though he may not be a lousy man like others, he is a great achiever, he is a giver, a soft-spoken man, with a large heart, always looking for the growth and development of mankind.

Who Am I talking about? It’s no other person than one and only President and National Chairman of Super Eagles Supporters Club, (SESC) Prince Vincent Okumagba.

Without mincing the word, the Delta State-born man Prince Okumagba has put smiles on the faces of many Nigerians, interestingly, you can handily hear him of boasting or bragging, no wonder he is waxing stronger “like a tree planted by the Rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; His leaves also shall not wither, and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.” According to the book of Psalm of David.

SESC established in 2015 by football enthusiasts Okumagba as a pilot project to streamline national support for the senior national team (The Super Eagles) in particular and other national football teams, into one major cohesive support group to aid the quest to ensure qualification for major international events, especially the FIFA WORLD CUP In Russia 2018 and beyond, a feat the Super Eagles managed to attain with a game to spare.

The SESC was given an additional boost with the endorsement of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), with the Federal Ministry of Youth and sports graciously endorsing and providing us an office at National sports complex Abuja.

However, since inception it’s SESC has been a dominant presence at all Super Eagles world Cup qualifiers,  all Super Eagles CHAN qualifiers,  all age-grade national team events as well as NFF events and other activities such as THE YEARLY  SUPER EAGLES SUPPORTERS CLUB AWARDS.

The club is not only supporting football, but SESC was also seen cheering Basketball, Handball and other sports to crown its superiority over other.

In 2019 AFCON in the land of Pharaoh, Egypt where Super Eagles won Bronze, Prince Vincent Okumagba led over 200 supporters to Egypt to offer Eagles the biggest support they can ever get from their country.

No wonder, in 2018 Okumagba added another feather to his cap as he bagged a special recognition award from the University of Benin, Edo State.

Even, when there was a little crisis in the supporters club, he did not call for the end of the world, he makes used of an adage that says “sky is big enough for a bird to fly without touching each other’s, what a kind-hearted man? He is a man of peace.

Following the 2 weeks extension of the lockdown ordered by the Federal government and various State Governments in Nigeria and the attendant hardship being faced by many Nigerians, the Executive of the Super Eagles Supporters Club, SESC, distributed financial support to over 100 of their indigent members.

Members received various sums of money ranging from N5, 000 to N10, 000 it’s not like a promise and failed people, their account was credited directly without a third party.

While lending his voice to the other pandemic going on in the country, known as  rape and violence against women, as we speak Nigeria in the last five month recorded over 700 rape cases a report that was confirmed by IGP himself.

Okumagba, who frowned at the rising of the cases on Monday 15th June 15, 2020, joined the growing list of reputable Nigerians kicking against the increasing wave of rape incidents in Nigeria. 

Okumagba who is in Canada on a special tour to mobilize Nigerians in the diaspora to remain committed to the Super Eagles brand said RAPE IS EVIL AND MUST BE CONDEMNED.  

According to him, I am a man who believes in equal opportunity for all Nigerians. I am totally against gender inequality and I will do my little to fight this cancer that is threatening our existence. 

“The Super Eagles Supporters club consists of men and women of proven integrity and it is our duty to always encourage and motivate our members to act responsibly at all times. As men, we must always respect our women. We must show them, love, at all times. We must not hurt their emotions to destroy the bond. Rape is not an option. If you are in the mood, get a wife, if you cannot find a wife, zip-up until you find one” he concluded. 

To further express his commitment towards encouraging Nigeria women, Prince Vincent Okumagba donated the sum of 50,000 nairas to all female journalists on NSM as a token of his love and appreciation to them for remaining dedicated to their job in the face of all the frustrations posed by the many societal ills. 

Prince Okumagba will host the Senior Advocate of Journalists SAJ, Adewale Ajayi, to a special dinner night in Ontario towards the end of July. 

The meeting will further strengthen the relationship between SESC and NSM and confirm SAJ as the chairman, Super Eagles Supporters Club, supervising six provinces in Canada. 

This move has become even more necessary in the build-up to the 2026 FIFA World Cup to be jointly hosted by USA/CANADA AND MEXICO.

However, within the period, Okumagba proved to be a modest leader, a workaholic and silent achiever, benevolent, generous, Caring, Compassionate, From his modest achievements which have earned him the confidence of sports loving Nigerians.

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DSS Fails To Produce Nnamdi Kanu In Court, Judge Adjourns Trial Till October

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Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu will remain in the custody of the Department of State Services despite a request to transfer him to Kuje correctional centre.

Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court gave the order on Monday during the resumption of Kanu’s trial in Abuja.

In an application to the judge, Mr Kanu had argued that he cannot get a fair trial if he remains in the custody of the DSS.

He also sought for an order to grant him access to his medical doctor for the purpose of carrying out a comprehensive independent medical examination on him.

In her verdict, Justice Nyako ordered that the DSS should allow access to Mr Kanu, although it won’t be a free-for-all.

With Mr Kanu absent in court, the judge adjourned the trial to October 21.

The DSS said Mr Kanu’s absence in court was due to logistics reasons

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