• Giwa’s case against NFF begins September 9 at Supreme Court

    Giwa’s case against NFF begins September 9 at Supreme Court

    The president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick has disclosed a case instituted against the federation by Chris Giwa will begin on September 9 at the country’s apex court, the Supreme Court.

    Giwa has been locked in a tussle for the NFF leadership since 2014.

    He has argued he was duly elected NFF president in August 2014 and his election should be upheld based on the laws of the land.

    His case at the Appeal Court has been thrown out and […]

  • Giwa, a distraction to Nigerian football – NFF

    Giwa, a distraction to Nigerian football – NFF

    The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has described the recent approach to the Supreme Court by Chris Giwa, the embattled factional leader of the Nigerian football house, as a huge distraction to the game in the country.

     

    It was reported in the media that following the Appeal Court’s dismissal of his case against Amaju Pinnick, the NFF president, the proprietor of Giwa Football Club of Jos had approached the Supreme Court.

    The NFF, it will be recalled, approached the Appeal Court in Jos […]

  • Chris Giwa takes NFF leadership tussle to Supreme Court

    Chris Giwa takes NFF leadership tussle to Supreme Court

    Chris Giwa has given reasons why he has taken a leadership tussle of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to the country’s apex court, the Supreme Court.

    Giwa at a press conference on the state of the nation’s football explained why his group has had to go to the final court of the land to decide who legally takes over the headship of the Nigeria Football Federation.

    “We have been able by the grace of God to appeal to the Supreme Court. Appeal […]

  • Chris Giwa insists court orders valid, visits NFF again Monday

    Chris Giwa insists court orders valid, visits NFF again Monday

    The confusion surrounding the leadership of Nigerian football has continued after self-acclaimed president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Chris Giwa, insisted he was issued a valid writ of execution by the federal high court in Jos.

    Giwa also visited the NFF office today along with his loyalists Effiong Johnson and Sani Fema.

    They came to inspect “NFF facilities” and were also slated to visit the federation’s permanent office, the Sunday Dankaro House in Package ‘B’ of the national Stadium complex.

    Giwa had […]

  • NFF bans Chris Giwa and four others for five years

    NFF bans Chris Giwa and four others for five years

    The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has banned a claimant to the presidency of the body, Chris Giwa, for five years.

    Giwa was banned alongside some of his lieutenants in the journey to take over the leadership of the NFF.

    The others also slammed with five years ban were Muazu Suleyman, Yahaya Adama, Sani Fema and Johnson Effiong.

    The decision to ban Giwa and his co-travellers was taken by the Disciplinary Committee of the NFF at its meeting on Thursday.

    Several allegations were levelled against […]

  • Chris Giwa vows to resume at NFF on Tuesday

    Chris Giwa vows to resume at NFF on Tuesday

    The Chris Giwa-led faction of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) says its board will now assume duties on Tuesday at the football body’s Glass House secretariat in Abuja

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that this is after its earlier plan of taking over on Monday failed.

    Giwa, the factional NFF President, had told newsmen on Friday during his familiarisation tour of the football secretariat that he would assume duties on Monday.

    The group, however, in a statement signed by Effiong Johnson, […]

  • Chris Giwa released, vows to resume at NFF secretariat on Monday

    Chris Giwa released, vows to resume at NFF secretariat on Monday

    Chris Giwa has been released by the Nigerian police two hours after he was arrested at the NFF headquarters in Abuja on Friday evening.

    The proprietor of Giwa FC walked into the Zone 7 premises of the NFF around 4pm despite the presence of a police van that was meant to maintain law and order.

    He stormed the Glass House to take over as president after a bailiff served the April 8 judgment of the Federal High Court, Jos, on the general […]

  • Chris Giwa arrested for attempt to forcefully take over NFF secretariat

    Chris Giwa arrested for attempt to forcefully take over NFF secretariat

    A claimant to the Presidency of the Nigeria Football Federation, Barrister Chris Giwa, has been arrested by the police.

    Giwa was arrested on Friday when he made attempt with his lieutenants to forcefully take over the secretariat of the NFF in Abuja.

    Sources said Giwa arrived at the secretariat, popularly known as the Glass House, causing panic.

    The security operatives at the entrance of the secretariat were said to have quickly shut the gate against Giwa and his lieutenants.

    This resulted in visitors to […]