Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


NFF unveils roadmap towards elections

22 September 2014, 16:07Israel Ojoko

Abuja - The Nigeria Football Federation on Monday inaugurated the newly -elected NFF Electoral and NFF Electoral Appeals Committees, with emphasis on credible, transparent and fair elections.

It would be recalled that at Saturday’s Extra-Ordinary General Assembly in Warri, the Congress had, in line with a FIFA directive, elected persons into a new NFF Electoral Committee and also into a new NFF Electoral Appeals Committee, while setting the date of Tuesday, 30th September, 2014 for elections to compose a new NFF Executive Committee.

In Abuja on Monday, NFF President Aminu Maigari, who was away at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland for a meeting of his FIFA Players’Status Committee, was represented by Executive Committee member, Suleiman Yahaya-Kwande. There were also Executive Committee members Yusuf Ahmed ‘Fresh’ and Ahmad Muazu Kawu.  

“The over –riding importance of free and fair, and very credible elections cannot be over –emphasized. The General Assembly has put this onerous responsibility on your shoulders because they believe you are persons of integrity, and the NFF also has faith in your ability to deliver,” Yahaya-Kwande stated.

Also read: New NFF board to decide Keshi’s future

Responding, both Barristers Ebomhe and Ajunwa used the opportunity to declare their readiness for a thorough job, with credible and transparent elections as the bedrock.

Ebomhe also used the opportunity to unveil a roadmap, saying that sale of forms, nomination and return of the forms would be from Monday, 22nd September to Wednesday, 24th September, with screening and final list of candidates to emerge on Thursday, 25th September and protests/appeals to be heard on Friday, 26th September.

“I also want to let it be known that all those who have previously been cleared for the elections need no fresh clearance. All they need to do is indicate their willingness to be involved in the elections. However, there is opportunity now for those who were previously not involved to become involved.”

The new NFF Electoral Committee is composed thus: Samson Ebomhe; M. T. Ahmed; Adamu Sani Osmond; Sadiq Yusuf Zaria; Onyeaghala Obioma; Adeola Adelanwa; Sani Dahiru Yakassai; Sarah Jumoke Adebisi and Awwal Abdullahi. The secretary is Musa Amadu, NFF General Secretary.

Also, the new NFF Electoral Appeals Committee is composed thus: Okey Ajunwa; Dotun Coker and; Mallam Sani Mohammed. Substitute members are Victor Nwangwu and Bala Garba. The secretary is Mohammed Sanusi, NFF Director of Competitions.

For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.

- News24


Musa scores first goal for Leicester

22 October 2016, 20:18

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...