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    Dare to NFF: Provide explanation on our ‘dismal’ outings in four major competitions

Dare to NFF: Provide explanation on our ‘dismal’ outings in four major competitions

Sunday Dare, minister of youth and sports development, has demanded a written explanation from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) over the "dismal" exit of the country's teams from four football tournaments.Dare spoke on Monday during a meeting with the members of the NFF board.The board members present at the meeting with the minister include Amaju Pinnick (president), Mohammed Sanusi (secretary [...]

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    FG withdraws fraud charges against Pinnick

FG withdraws fraud charges against Pinnick

A federal high court in Abuja has discharged Amaju Pinnick, president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) of charges bordering on fraud to the tune of $8.4 million and N4 billion.Sunusi Mohammed, NFF secretary; Seyi Akinwumi, the 1st vice president; Shehu Dikko, the 2nd vice president and Yusuff Fresh, an executive member, were also discharged of similar offences by the [...]

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    NFF partners QIX to reward football fans

NFF partners QIX to reward football fans

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has signed a marketing partnership with QIXVille Limited as the fan engagement partner of the federation.The exclusive distributor of QIX for Nigeria joins NFF's other global brands such as Coca-Cola, Adidas, Guinness and Cadbury.The partnership is confirming and accelerating QIXVille's international expansion in sports marketing with effective market launches in Mexico and South Africa already completed [...]

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    Tammy Abraham set to accept England over Nigeria

Tammy Abraham set to accept England over Nigeria

Nigeria is set to miss out on the services of Tammy Abraham, Chelsea football star, as he is rumoured to be on the verge to pledge his allegiance to England.According to Telegraph UK, Gareth Southgate, England's head coach, has shown interest for the in-form striker with respect to the Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Bulgaria.The 21-year-old talented [...]

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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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FIFA WWC: Falcons stage a sit-in protest in France over unpaid bonuses, allowances

Super Falcons have refused to leave their hotel after a 3-0 defeat in the hand Germany at the ongoing 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, over unpaid bonus and allowances.Some of the Falcons players told TheCable that they will not leave their hotel in France until the monies have been paid.The team want all owed bonuses from two games against Gambia [...]

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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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    2019 Afcon: NFF appoints Okocha, Kanu, Babangida as scouts, motivational figures for Eagles

2019 Afcon: NFF appoints Okocha, Kanu, Babangida as scouts, motivational figures for Eagles

The Nigeria Football Federation has appointed former Super Eagles’ captains Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu and Tijjani Babangida as scouts and movitational figures for Nigeria’s campaign at the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations taking place in Egypt this summer.In a statement made available to TheCable on Tuesday by the NFF media department, the three legends will monitor the activities [...]

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