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Court Order Scatters NFF Glasshouse

It was pandemonium all the way when the Federal High Court bailiff visited the NFF head office Wednesday to serve the football house an injunction not to go ahead with Friday’s Annual General Assembly (AGA) in Lagos.

The first set of NFF staffers who encountered the court staff flatly refused to acknowledge receipt of the order, instead they directed him to the legal department.

At the legal department, both NFF lawyers Okey Obi and Joshua Onoja took sudden flight when it dawned on them what they going to sign for.

Unprofessional and unethical by the lawyers, it must be pointed out.

He was then directed to the General Secretary’s office and again no one was ready to co-operate with him.

Eventually, the court bailiff simply deposited the order at the front desk.

But on his departure, the NFF staff all came out of their various hiding places to digest what the court order was all about.

The Federal High Court Yenagoa has ordered the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) not to stage their AGA following a ruling on an exparte application filed together with a motion on notice in suit No FHC/YNG/CS/133/2021 brought by a retired footballer and board member of Nembe City FC, Seigha Obiene.

Both Sports Minister Sunday Dare and the Inspector General of Police have been duly served.


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