Court adjourns hearing on NFF crisis

Amaju Pinnick

A Federal high court in Jos has adjourned till Friday hearing on the internal scuffle bedevilling the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF.

The case involves factional Presidents of the NFF, Amaju Pinnick, and factional president, Chris Giwa.

The Judge asked both parties and their counsels to prepare well for the hearing.

Meanwhile, the World-Governing football body, FIFA, on Tuesday in a letter warned Nigeria of an impending lengthy ban if the case is not withdrawn from the court on Friday.


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  • Reason-ability

    The heading of this piece is pretty rude. Carpenters are not supposed to know anything about budgeting, so if you are saying that the people who put up the Budget are incompetent, you must pride yourself with the best of intellect and I wonder why you are not the World Bank Chief, so sorry -someone who was nearly the WB chief actually did not fare well in the last administration. So to insult the President, VP, Minister of National Planning and Budget, Minister of Finance and the entire financial team is really too poor and does not show regard. You could criticise but with circumspection.

    • Damilola

      Have you heard of “literary posture” at any given time of your wasted years learning how to write a comment in English?

      It is no hard deal figuring the level of your “reasoning ability” with this comment, it speaks volume sir. So you mean only the best brains get the best jobs? Then you must be jobless yourself, as ur “reasoning-Ability” I doubt could stand the peak porous interview of any panel. If it were to be brains alone, people like your infallible god in Aso Rock wouldn’t have even come close to the Rock, not to talk of Aso. Stay cool man and enjoy the 4 years ride, and if possible( if my God permits) 60years ride of the Buhari dilly- dally shilly-shally shallow brute brouhaha

      • Reason-ability

        I hate so much to descend to your level, but you really are a piece of work

        • Damilola

          Clap for yourself!!!

  • Outraged

    Tope Fashua. Greetings. You don’t have to be dramatic. Its enough to pass across your point without sounding condescending. Sensationalism takes away the seriousness of the issue. You are supposed to be an intellectual I respect. The title does not depict your person. Looks like stuff out of Sun headline. Happy New Year

    • Damilola

      Really?? But he has to be, had it been it was the clueless GEJ? Cos I can’t remember this brilliant man going less on that Ijaw man few months ago. Dramatic or no dramatic he drove home the point and no matter how dull one might be, this is a sharp anecdotal piece, deal with it.

  • tony10

    The writer, with the title especially, writes as if he had the most superior knowledge and expertise in budget crafting. I do not think so. You can borrow to lift the economy please. Most of the points he raised do not show somebody who really had read the budget or following the government pronouncements in relation to its fiscal policies. The budget is not relying on crude oil sales for financing. The economic is being diversified. Even IMF chief, Lagarde, confirmed this yesterday before the NASS. In short the article is more of grandstanding than exercise in educating.

  • Medicineblazer

    I will have to disagree with the writer on his insistence that Nigeria should follow austerity measures at this time. It was Chief Obafemi Awolowo, who stated some years ago, that in order to keep the economy growing, he will employ people to dig a ditch and if there are still unemployed people, he will employ more people to fill the same ditch with sand. A late renowned professor of economics in Nigeria, Prof. Aluko was also against the deployment of austerity measures at the time of economic depression and was a harsh critic of Chief Olu Falae during Babangida days.

    In our recent past, President Obama and the Democratic Party had shown that it is better to spend more during a recession in order to stimulate the economy rather than deploy austerity measures. The results are there for all to see. While most European countries followed austerity measures as a result of the depression of 2009, the USA chose to spend big to stimulate the economy and eight years after the US is out of depression while Europe is still struggling.

    However, the current government will have to be laser focused on stimulating the economy rather than lining the pockets of some powerful people which is the crux of the matter.