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Court decides on NFF case today

Justice Ambrose Allagoa of the Federal High Court sitting in Jos yesterday adjourned to today, to rule in the case of preliminary objection filed by the counsel to the Nigeria Football Federation, Damon Dashen.

The court had ruled on the 23 October nullifying the Warri General Assembly and the subsequent elective congress that brought in the current NFF board led by Amaju Pinnick as president.

Counsel to NFF had on Monday filed a preliminary objection challenging the jurisdiction of the court to hear the matter in the first instance.

The counsel to NFF during Wednesday’s hearing argued that if the appellants had rode on the NFF status which provides for its matter not to be brought before any civil court, then the court should not entertain the matter.

Habila Arzard, counsel to Yahaya Adama and Obinna Ogba, both members of the Chris Giwa faction, however argued that any status or law which seeks to oust the jurisdiction of the court or deny any citizen access to justice is in direct contravention of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Fifa has given Nigeria up till noon tomorrow to withdraw the case or face a lengthy

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