Ambassador Chris Giwa

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The Ambassador Chris Giwa-led Nigeria Football Federation has made some appointments and changes at the football secretariat on Wednesday.

Giwa according to the release corroborated by one of his Board members - Adama Yahaya - picked the team to take charge of the activities pending substantive decisions to be made about the re-organization of the NFF to enable it meet the expectations of Nigerians.

Amaju Pinnick

Chairman of the senate committee on sports, Chief Obinna Ogba has declared that the House committee on sports does not have the right to make a declarative statement on the current NFF crisis as they seem to have done recently.

Speaking when he came to sign the condolence register for the two Nigeria coaches that died lest week, Ogba stressed that the House can act in advisory capacity on the matter, and not make categorical statement. The House of Representatives had last week given recognition to the Amaju Pinnick led board and equally called on the law enforcement agents to call Giwa to order.

Minister of Youth And Sports, Solomon Dalung has revealed that following the very meager allocation for sports in the 2016 budget, Federations would no longer have the luxury of been funded by the Federal government.

Speaking exclusively with in Abuja on Saturday, when he came to attend the final of an international tennis championship that took at the package B of the Abuja National stadium, the minister said the tennis federation has been able to demonstrate to the rest of the Federation the new way sports will now be run in Nigeria.

Attempt by Chief Coach of the Nigeria U-23 team, Samson Siasia to have the services of high flying Liverpool of England player feature for Nigeria at the Rio Olympics has hit the rock.

Samson Siasia has indicated interest in the young Nigerian who had featured prominently in recent times for the Liverpool side, and has commenced move to have him included in his team to Rio.

Enyimba FC of Enyimba’s defender Chima Akas and Akwa United’s Ubong Ekpai, as well as Kano Pillars’ winger Ifeanyi Matthew head a list of 30 players who have been called up by the head coach of the U-23 national team, Samson Siasia to the team’s camp, in preparation for the men’s football tournament of this year’s Olympic Games, taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The Nigeria Police Force on Monday took over the headquarters of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) popularly called 'Glass House' as a result of the crisis presently rocking the body.

The security operatives sealed off the secretariat barring non-staff of the NFF from accessing the complex which also houses the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC.

World football ruling body FIFA on Monday said it would likely consider as an interference the implementation of Thursday’s reaffirmation of ruling by the Federal High Court in Jos.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the court had said its October 2014 ruling must be obeyed.

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