Saturday, September 14, 2019

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    Pinnick’s Lagos residence placed under ICPC investigation

Pinnick’s Lagos residence placed under ICPC investigation

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has placed the Lagos residence of Amaju Pinnick, president of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) under investigation.TheCable understands that officials of the commission placed the house inside Parkview estate in Ikoyi, a highbrow area in Lagos, under investigation because of corruption allegations levelled against Pinnick.Earlier on Friday, the commission had [...]

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    ICPC places NFF VP’s house under investigation over corruption case

ICPC places NFF VP’s house under investigation over corruption case

The Abuja residence of Shehu Dikko, 2nd vice-president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has been placed under investigation by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).The house is on River Benue, Maitama, Abuja.According to the ICPC, the investigation is to uncover financial malpractices in the football association, allegedly involving Dikko and other executives.Rasheedat Okoduwa, ICPC spokesperson, [...]

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    NFF spokesman: Salisu Yusuf’s reinstatement is subject to exco’s decision

NFF spokesman: Salisu Yusuf’s reinstatement is subject to exco’s decision

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has confirmed that Salisu Yusuf, chief coach of the Super Eagles, has served his one-year suspension for bribery.Ademola Olajire, NFF's director of communications, however, told TheCable that the federation is yet to reinstate Salisu as the chief coach of the Super Eagles because his "reinstatement is subject to decision of the executive committee (exco)"."Salisu reinstatement [...]

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    ‘N500m mansion of an 8-year-old’ — five key cases SPIP handled under Obono-Obla

‘N500m mansion of an 8-year-old’ — five key cases SPIP handled under Obono-Obla

The Special Investigation Panel on Recovery of Public Property (SPIP) which until Wednesday was chaired by Okoi Obono-Obla spread its dragnets across the country and went after the "big fish" in public glare in the last two years. Armed with the president's support, the panel roared, shone, waxed and wielded "excessive" powers in the process.Despite the pressure on him, Obono-Obla, [...]

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    EXPOSED: How NFF spent millions on an all-expense trip paid for by CAF

EXPOSED: How NFF spent millions on an all-expense trip paid for by CAF

Despite provisions by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) spent at least $19,000 (N4 million) as travel allowance for three of its officials who attended CAF’s congress which held in Egypt in 2015.Documents obtained by TheCable showed that the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the recovery of Public Property (SPIP) had written to CAF on June [...]

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    ‘$8.4m fraud’: Court orders arrest of Pinnick

‘$8.4m fraud’: Court orders arrest of Pinnick

A federal high court in Abuja has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Amaju Pinnick, president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).Ijeoma Ojukwu, the presiding judge, also ordered the arrest of four officials of the federation. They are Seyi Akinwunmi, first vice-president of the federation;  Shehu Dikko, second vice-president, Sunusi Mohammed, secretary; and Yusuff Fresh, an executive member of [...]

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    Otedola: Money will be no impediment in Chukwu’s treatment

Otedola: Money will be no impediment in Chukwu’s treatment

Femi Otedola, billionaire businessman, has assured that money will be no impediment in the way of providing Christian Chukwu, former captain of the Super Eagles, with adequate medical and post-medical care.The business tycoon and chairman of Forte Oil, was speaking when he paid Chukwu a visit at the Wellington hospital, Circus road, St. John’s woods in London.TheCable had broken the news of [...]

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    Senate approves conference committee report on bill establishing NFF

Senate approves conference committee report on bill establishing NFF

The senate has approved the conference committee report on Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) establishment bill.The report was approved after Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, moved for its consideration.The senate and house of representatives passed different versions of the bill in May 2017 and March 2018, which led to the setting up of a conference committee.While presenting the report, [...]

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    NFF denies alleged misappropriation of World Cup fund

NFF denies alleged misappropriation of World Cup fund

The leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has denied allegations of misappropriating $8.4 million.The money was said to have been paid by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) to the NFF as appearance fees for the 2014 World Cup that held in Brazil.Amaju Pinnick,  NFF president, and four other executive members of the federation have been accused of [...]

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    2019 Afcon: Eagles to play Zimbabwe, Senegal in friendlies

2019 Afcon: Eagles to play Zimbabwe, Senegal in friendlies

Nigeria will square up to Zimbabwe and Senegal in pre-Afcon 2019 friendly matches in the month of June.According to the Nigeria Football Federation on Wednesday, the three-time African champions will open camp in Asaba, capital of Delta State on June 2, ahead of the clash with the Warriors of Zimbabwe at the Stephen Keshi Stadium on Saturday, June 8.Zimbabwe, who [...]

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    Taiwo Ogunjobi, former NFF SG, is dead

Taiwo Ogunjobi, former NFF SG, is dead

Taiwo Ogunjobi, former Nigeria Football Federation secretary general, is dead.Ogunjobi, chairman of Osun state Football Association, died in UCH Ibadan on Monday morning.Tunde Shamsudeen, Ogunjobi's personal assistant on media, told TheCable: "He felt unwell and went to the hospital on Saturday and the doctor put him on bed rest.""He told me to represent him at the Osun SWAN award last [...]

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    Super Falcons to play 10 warm-up games before World Cup

Super Falcons to play 10 warm-up games before World Cup

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has unveiled the Super Falcons' warm-up schedule in preparation for the Women’s World Cup.According to a statement released by the NFF on Thursday, the team will participate in a four-nation invitational tournament in China from January 17 to 20 and will also compete in the Cyprus Women’s Cup from February 25 to March 7.The team [...]

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    Lobi Stars edge 10-man Rangers to lift NFF Super Cup

Lobi Stars edge 10-man Rangers to lift NFF Super Cup

Lobi Stars on Tuesday emerged champions of the NFF Super Cup courtesy of a 1-0 victory over 10-man Enugu Rangers at the Stephen Keshi Stadium.Samad Kadiri netted the only goal of the game late in the first half.In the 15th minute, the effort of Rangers' Seka Pascal agonisingly came off the post.Kadiri capitalised on Okey Odita's error in the 45th [...]

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    NFF signs ‘improved’ long-term contract with NIKE

NFF signs ‘improved’ long-term contract with NIKE

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has signed a new deal with sportswear brand, NIKE.The "improved" agreement was signed on Tuesday at a ceremony attended by officials from both organisations in Asaba, Delta state capital.The four-year deal has a renewal clause that will extend the partnership to the 2026 FIFA World Cup."We need to know where we are coming from to [...]

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    First Bank FC beat SEC to clinch CBN Cup

First Bank FC beat SEC to clinch CBN Cup

First Bank of Nigeria FC defeated Securities and Exchange Commission FC to emerge champions of the All Financial Institutions Football Competition (AFIFC).FBN FC won the 32nd edition of the tournament via penalties at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Oyo, after the scoreline stood at 1-1 at the end of regulation time.In the third-place match, Azabe Zinariya MFB FC spanked Balogun Fulani [...]

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    NFF officials arraigned for ’embezzling’ $9.5m FIFA grant

NFF officials arraigned for ’embezzling’ $9.5m FIFA grant

Three officials of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) were on Thursday arraigned in an Abuja high court for allegedly misappropriating $9.5 million and N1. 3 million.The defendants are Christopher Andekin, NFF director of administration and finance, Reagan Zaka, cashier, and Fadanari Mamza, head, finance and account department.They were arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a five-count charge [...]

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