The Federal Government on Tuesday charged the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick and four others with alleged misappropriation of $8,400 belonging to the football federation. In a 17-count
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Just In: FG Charges NFF President Pinnick



The Federal Government on Tuesday charged the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick and four others with alleged misappropriation of $8,400 belonging to the football federation.

In a 17-count charge, marked FHC/ABJ/CR/93/2019, filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja, the money was said to have been paid by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) to the NFF as appearance fees in the group stage of the Russia 2018 World Cup.

Charged alongside Pinnick, are NFF Secretary, Sunusi Mohammed; the 1st Vice-President, Seyi Akinwumi; the 2nd Vice-President, Shehu Dikko and an Executive member, Yusuff Fresh.

The defendants were also accused of “moving dishonestly and intentionally the sum of about N4bn” belonging to the NFF without the consent of the NFF.

The five are also accused, in the charge filed by the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP), led by Okoi Obono-Obla, of failing and neglecting to declare their assets.

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Latest Arsenal News Update Today, Tuesday, May 7th, 2019



Arsenal News

This is Naija News compilation of the latest Arsenal news online for today, Tuesday, May 7th, 2019.

Outgoing Arsenal star Ramsey credits Fabregas, Rosicky and Nasri with making him the player he is today

Aaron Ramsey is preparing to bid farewell to Arsenal but will be forever grateful to the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Tomas Rosicky and Samir Nasri for moulding him into a player that Juventus were so keen to acquire.

The Wales international midfielder has a pre-contract agreement in place with the Serie A champions.

He will be moving to Turin over the summer, once his current deal in north London comes to an end, with a new challenge being embraced after 11 years at Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal to appoint Edu as new technical director

Arsenal has agreed to a deal for Edu to return to the club as technical director, Goal understands.

After failing to land primary target Monchi in March, the Gunners turned their attention to their former midfielder – who made 127 appearances for the club between 2001 and 2005.

And talks with the 40-year-old, who is currently general coordinator for the Brazil national side, have proved successful – with Edu having agreed to return to north London following the completion of this summer’s Copa America.

Nketiah nominated for PL2 Player of the Month

The 19-year-old forward only made one appearance for Freddie Ljungberg’s side, but it was an impressive one, as he scored twice and assisted once in our 3-1 win over Chelsea.

Nketiah remains our top goalscorer in the competition this season with nine goals in 10 appearances.

Other contenders for the award are:

Aaron Connolly (Brighton & Hove Albion)
Bassala Sambou (Everton)
Morgan Feeney (Everton)
Rafael Camacho (Liverpool)
Elias Sorensen (Newcastle United)
Adam Idah (Norwich City)
Danny Loader (Reading)
Will Smallbone (Southampton)

The winner will be announced on the evening of Wednesday, May 16

More Arsenal News can be found on the Naija News website.

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NFF Mourn As Nigeria Loses Two Ex-Footballers In One Week



The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced the death of two former Nigeria internationals; George Omokaro and Wilson Oboh.

Naija News understands that while announcing their deaths, the football federation described the loses as big shock.

“We are shocked by the deaths of George Omokaro and Wilson Oboh, coming within a few days of each other. We remember Omokaro and his yeoman efforts in the midfield,” said NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi.

In his statement, Sanusi also further said; “We also remember Wilson Oboh and his contributions to the U20 National Team of 1995 which finished in third place in the then African Youth Championship, now known as the Africa U20 Cup of Nations.

“Our hearts are with those they have left behind. We pray that God will grant them eternal rest, and also grant those they have left behind the fortitude to bear the big losses.”

Omokaro was a member of the respected Bendel Insurance FC squad of the 1970s and early 1980s (which among other accomplishments walloped 1977 Africa Cup Winners’ Cup champions, Rangers International of Enugu 3-0 in the final of the FA Cup in 1978), was reported to have passed on in Benin City in the early hours of Monday, 6th May 2019.

While, Wilson Oboh on his part represented Nigeria at U20 level, and died on Thursday last week following an automobile accident.

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EPL: Hazard Leaves Chelsea, ‘The Blues’ Confirm Move



EPL: Hazard Leaves Chelsea, 'The Blues' Confirm Move

English Premier League (EPL) side, Chelsea Football Club, on Sunday, announced that it has agreed terms with Belgian club side, Cercle Bruges, for the permanent transfer of Kylian Hazard, the younger brother of Blues forward Eden.

Naija News recalls that the 23-year-old Belgian joined The Blues from Hungarian side Ujpest in the summer of 2017, making 11 appearances for our development squad last season, including a goalscoring debut against Swansea City.

A statement on Chelsea official website says: “Hazard has spent the current campaign on loan in his homeland’s top flight with Cercle Bruges, scoring four goals in 21 appearances in all competitions, and will make the move permanent when the summer transfer window opens”.

The club went further to thank the young Hazard for his services to the West London club and wished him well for the next chapter of his career Cercle Bruges.

“We thank Kylian for his service to the club and wish him the best of luck for the next chapter of his career,” the statement sighted by Naija News added.

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