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$9.5 million fraud: Absence of defendants’ counsel stalls trial of NFF officials

The trial of five officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) was on Thursday stalled following the absence of their counsel Mr Festus Ukpe.

$9.5 million fraud: Court adjourns EFCC’s application for inclusion of top NFF officials

A Federal Capital Teritory High Court has adjourned the application of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for the inclusion of two top officials of the Nigeria Football Federation in the amended charges of corruption to May 30.

N18 billion fraud: I was given N25 million to give ex-NSITF chief – witness

A prosecution witness, Alhaji Aliyu Zubairu, told an FCT High Court that he was given N25 million to give to the former Managing Director of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, Umar Abubakar.

Court fixes April 30 to amended fraud charge against three NFF officials

Justice Peter Affen of an FCT High Court fixed then April 30, for hearing of a motion for amendment of charge filed against three officials of three officials of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) accused of misappropriating 9.5 million Dollars FIFA grant.

$9.5m FIFA grant: Court fixes March 5 for trial of 3 NFF officials

Justice Peter Affen of an FCT High Court at Maitama, on Wednesday fixed March 5, for the trial of three officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) charged with alleged misappropriation of 9. 5 million dollars FIFA grant.

Nigerian football officials charged with $9.5 million fraud

Three Nigerian football officials have been charged with fraud after allegedly diverting $9.5m in FIFA grants for personal use, the country's anti-corruption unit said on Thursday.

Three NFF officials docked over alleged $9.5 million FIFA grant fraud

Three officials of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) were on Thursday docked in an FCT High Court at Maitama, accused of misappropriating 9.5 million Dollars and $1. 3 million.

Two army officers remanded for allegedly stealing N339m pension funds

A high court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) ordered the remand of four people over their alleged roles in the stealing of N339 million military pension funds.

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CAN seeks roundtable over reopening of churches, mosques in Ogun

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FIFA suspends Haiti football president accused of rape

FIFA on Monday suspended the president of Haiti’s football federation for 90 days pending an investigation into allegations he sexually abused teenage girls at the country’s national training centre.