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Aminu Maigari Reinstated, As Fifa Lifts Ban On Nigeria



Troubled Nigeria Football Federation [NFF] president, Aminu Maigari has been reinstated back in office after a court order restraining him and other executive committee members of the federation was vacated on Wednesday.

Nembe City chairman, Mrs Ebiakpo Rumson Baribote, had instituted a suit at the Plateau State High Court in Jos that restrained the NFF and its congress from managing football affairs in Nigeria.

The NFF was subsequently suspended by Fifa for government interference following the appointment of Lawrence Katken to run the football house by the Nigeria sports minister, Dr Tamuno Danagogo.

FIFA has lifted the ban it placed on Nigeria on July 9th after a high court sitting in Jos sacked the President of the Nigerian Football Federation, NFF, Aminu Maigari and other board members. FIFA had frowned at the court ruling, stating that the move was a government interference in football activities which is against its policy. FIFA then directed that a new court order reinstating Maigari and other NFF executives be obtained before it can lift the ban.

Maigari and his board will resume their duties Friday and  are expected to stay there until next month’s elections when they could be sacked through the ballot, in line with FIFA’s policies.

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