Sports NFF Drama series continues: Aminu Maigari brought back as President


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For the umpteenth time Aminu Maigari has been reinstated as the president of the Nigeria Football Federation(NFF)

Since July,Maigari has been forced out of the NFF office not less than twice and has on each occasion been brought back,largely due to a superior ruling by the world football governing body,FIFA.

Yesterday,FIFA gave Nigeria up until Monday for the Chris Giwa led faction to vacate the NFF office,and to stop parading themselves as the elected executives of the federation,warning that a failure to adhere to this would attract a ban on the country.

FIFA further mandated that Maigari should convene a congress and preside over the elections that will usher in new executives.

"The NFF executive committee as it was composed on 25 August 2014, meaning under the presidency of Mr Aminu Maigari, should then convene a first extraordinary general assembly as soon as possible to elect the members of the electoral committees and a second extraordinary general assembly in order to proceed with the elections of the new NFF office-bearers" a FIFA directive stated.

It has been a tale of one controversy to another for the NFF,which has seen the constant rescheduling of the elections since last month,although Giwa lay claims of being elected in the August 26 elections.

This came about after Maigari alongside the Secretary General of the federation,Musa Amadu were arrested on the day of the election by security officials.

FIFA has now called for the General Assembly: "in order to proceed with the elections of the new NFF office-bearers," after FIFA ruled for the elections to take place: "in the shortest time possible allowed by law to proceed with the elections of new NFF office-bearers."

It is understood that the election congress will now come up on September 25 in Abuja.

Nigeria could have been banned this week,but the Confederation of African Football(CAF) are believed to have put in a word for Nigeria to allow the Super Eagles play this weekend's 2015 Nations Cup qualifiers against Congo DR.
 
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