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BREAKING: NFF president impeached

24 July 2014, 14:24Israel Ojoko

Abuja - The president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Aminu Maigari, has been impeached on grounds of financial misappropriation, misapplication and maladministration at a meeting of the Executive Committee held on Thursday in Abuja.

In a communique signed by NFF board member Muazu Suleyman, and forwarded to News24 Nigeria by media officer Ademola Olajire, the meeting reviewed situation after the vacation of Court Injunction as well as the resultant lifting of suspension by FIFA.

“After thorough and exhaustive deliberations on the uncalled-for secrecy surrounding all financial dealings of the Federation and failure to call meeting of the Executive Committee for the past eight (8) months, during which so many weighty decisions on Nigeria football had been taken by a small cabal within the Board, the Executive Committee passed a vote of no confidence on the NFF President, Aminu Maigari.” The communique reads.

“In view of the above, the Committee approved the immediate dismissal of Aminu Maigari, from the NFF Executive Committee on grounds of financial misappropriation, misapplication and maladministration.”

“The Committee resolved to mandate the 1st Vice President, Mike Okeke Umeh as Acting President, to preside over the affairs of the Federation, pending the composition of the new NFF Executive Committee after the elections of Tuesday, 26th August, 2014.”

Administration of the NFF has been plagued with crises since the Super Eagles crashed out of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

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