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Giwa storms NFF office, insists court orders valid

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 on Monday 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 stormed the NFF premises last Friday with a writ of execution which he claimed to have obtained from the Federal High Court in Jos, a development which caused a mild drama at the ‘Glass House’.
Reacting to the development, chief press officer of the Amaju Pinnick-led NFF Ademola Olajire, in a statement on Monday, dismissed Giwa’s writ of execution, which he claimed did not originate from the Federal High Court, Jos.
In the statement, Olajire quoted the Registrar of the Federal High Court, Jos, Nasiru Gusau as saying: “We did not issue any writ of execution on this matter. What you are saying is strange to me.”
But Giwa has insisted he was issued the writ of execution by the same court.
“I am a law-abiding citizen of this country. They said the court didn’t grant us that order but I approached the court for an execution of the order,” he stated.
“And to the glory of God, the court signed a writ of execution.”
It seemed the crisis would eventually be resolved when both Giwa and Pinnick appeared before the House of Representatives Committee on Sports last Thursday and agreed to work on a compromise.
Both men are due to visit the National Assembly again on Tuesday, and it remains to be seen what resolutions will be reached, if any, considering the latest drama that has unfolded.

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