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    $9.5m FIFA grant: Court refuses EFCC’s request to join Pinnick in ‘fraud’ case

$9.5m FIFA grant: Court refuses EFCC’s request to join Pinnick in ‘fraud’ case

A federal capital territory (FCT) high court in Maitama has dismissed an application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), which sought to join Amaju Pinnick, president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), in a case of alleged misappropriation of $9.5 million FIFA grant. The EFCC had filed a five-count charge bordering on criminal conspiracy, breach of trust and misappropriation [...]

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    AFCON qualifiers: Super Eagles to face Sierra Leone in Asaba

AFCON qualifiers: Super Eagles to face Sierra Leone in Asaba

The Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba will host Super Eagles' 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying match against Leone Stars of Sierra Leone. The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) confirmed the 15,400 capacity stadium as the venue of Eagles next AFCON match in a statement on Sunday. “We have finally settled for the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba for the qualifying match against [...]

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    NFF appoints Joseph Yobo as Super Eagles’ assistant coach

NFF appoints Joseph Yobo as Super Eagles’ assistant coach

Joseph Yobo, former Super Eagles center back and captain, has been appointed as assistant coach of the team by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). He will replace Imama Amapakabo in the three-time African champions’ technical crew, according to a statement by the federation on Wednesday. Yobo, who played for the country's U20 boys - Flying Eagles – during the FIFA World Youth [...]

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    NFF budgets N7.5bn for 2020

NFF budgets N7.5bn for 2020

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has earmarked a total of N7.5 billion for expenditure of the federation in year 2020. The federation disclosed this in a communique to TheCable on Tuesday, after its 75th annual general meeting held at the Heritage hotel and suites in Benin, Edo state. The NFF board and secretariat have also been given the task of ensuring that [...]

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    I won’t be distracted by blackmail, says Dare

I won’t be distracted by blackmail, says Dare

Sunday Dare, minister of youth and sports, says he will not be distracted by the unfounded allegations and blackmail that have now become a "cancer" in the country's sports administration. The minister spoke on Tuesday at the annual general meeting (AGM) of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in Benin, Edo state. Dare, who was represented by Olusade Adesola, permanent secretary of the ministry, [...]

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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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