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2019: Factional NFF President, Chris Giwa Joins Senatorial Race

Factional President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mr Chris Giwa, has declared his intention to contest for the Plateau North Senatorial seat on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Giwa made known his intention when he visited state officials of the party at its secretariat on Wednesday in Jos. According to him, his decision to contest was borne out of his desire to give the people of the zone a voice. He said that he was contesting so as to support the PDP to reclaim power at all levels…

Pinnick-Led NFF Board ‘Illegal’ – Giwa

Factional President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Chris Giwa, has described the Amaju Pinnick-led board as illegal. Giwa, in a statement by his counsel, Mr Habilla Ardzard, condemned a statement credited to a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Festus Keyamo, lead counsel to Amaju Pinnick. Keyamo had in a statement recently claimed there was no court order restraining his client from acting as NFF President nor installing Chris Giwa as President of the football body. “There is no Supreme Court order or any…

Dalung Reacts After FG Overruled His Decision To Avert FIFA Ban

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Solomon Dalung, on Tuesday congratulated the Federal Government for averting a FIFA ban on Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). In a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, Nneka Ikem Anibeze, the minister’s Special Assistant on Media, said the minister lauded the efforts of the Vice-President which aborted the ban. “I welcome the intervention of the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, which saved Nigeria from a suspension threat by FIFA in the lingering crisis of the FootbaIl…

Dalung Dares FIFA: You Don’t Scare Nigeria, Treat Us With More Respect

Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung has said Nigeria will not be scared by the world football governing body FIFA. The Minister told Kwesé ESPN that FIFA should treat Nigeria with more respect because it has invested a lot of resources in football development. Dalung was reacting to a letter by FIFA declining a request by the minister to meet with the leadership of the world football governing body. The minister had written to FIFA requesting to lead a delegation to meet with President…

NFF Crisis: Dalung, Pinnick Meet Osinbajo In Aso Rock

In the wake of the August 20th deadline given to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) by the World football governing body FIFA to resolve its leadership crisis, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has met with the embattled President of the NFF, Amaju Pinnick and the Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Solomon Dalung. Pinnick-led executive members, which includes the NFF Vice President, Seyi Akinnwumi and the NFF Secretary General, Mohammed Sanusi were seen at the Council Chamber before the commencement of the weekly…

FIFA Gives Nigeria 6 Days To Hand Over NFF Presidency To Pinnick Or Risk Ban

World football governing body FIFA has given the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) until Monday, 20th August to hand back the leadership of the country’s football body to embattled President Amaju Pinnick. In a statement by its media office, on Tuesday, FIFA said Nigeria would be suspended from international football activities if Pinnick is not handed the NFF Presidency on or before Monday next week. According to the statement, FIFA says Pinnick is the only recognized President of the NFF. “In line with art. 16…

Pinnick Faction Restored Back To NFF Secretariat

The embattled Amaju Pinnick faction of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has been restored to the glass house secretariat. The General Secretary of NFF, Muhammed Sanusi, who confirmed this said the development followed a directive from the Federal Government. “I am back to my office to assume my legal responsibilities with a clearance from the government,” Sanusi told the News Agency of Nigeria. Also, a source who spoke on condition of anonymity told NAN that the NFF President would also resume his post after his…

DSS Storms NFF Secretariat, Eject Chris Giwa

Operatives of the Department of State (DSS), on Monday, stormed the premises of the Nigeria Football Federation secretariat to eject Chris Giwa, factional NFF President. As reported by The Cable, Giwa and others who occupied the complex on July 2 were asked out of the premises immediately. According to reports, the DSS opratives said they were working on instructions from above. The development may not be unconnected to the instruction given by the football governing body, FIFA, which threatened to ban the…

Dalung Dares FIFA, Insists Pinnick Must Go

Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung has insisted on the Supreme Court judgment made on April 27, 2018, which ousted embattled President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick. Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Monday, Dalung said Chris Giwa remains the president of the NFF, a decision which could be costly for the country’s football federation. Recall last Friday, FIFA President, Gianni Infantino stated clearly that Pinnick is the only recognized NFF President. “So, Pinnick is the…

Pinnick Only Recognised NFF President – FIFA

World football governing body FIFA said it recognizes only Amaju Pinnick as the President of Nigeria Football Federation NFF. FIFA President, Gianni Infantino while reacting to the renewed power tussle at the NFF said: “The situation is very clear. Pinnick was duly elected some years ago, and FIFA is aware of all this. “It is also clear to all within the family that there can be no interference in the running of the national federations by any party, especially those outside the football family. “So, Pinnick is…
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