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Nigerian woman who flew to the US to give birth to quadruplets takes them home from NICU swaddled in stars and stripes just in time for the 4th of July.

A woman who flew to Texas from Nigeria to give birth to quadruplets because she was over 40 has been able to take them home for Independence Day

And an adorable photograph of the babies shows nurses at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital had them dressed for the occasion – swaddled in stars and stripes.
The three girls and one boy were born June 1, with two weighing less than three pounds and two others weighing just shy of four pounds.

Mercy Grace Dotuchowo, Adriel Wohuowo, Amaris Owopoha and Zephania Ohoyenta spent several weeks gaining their strength in the Level III NICU before they were able to finally leave the hospital.
New mother-of-four Linda Agi told DailyMail.com she flew from Nigeria to Texas on the advice of her doctor, who said because she was over 40 and having four children at once, there was not adequate care available for her in her home country.
She and her husband Thomas saved up for flights and expected medical bills, and went to stay with Thomas’ sister in Houston.
To ensure they continued earning money, Thomas flew with her so he could meet her doctor and returned home to work.

Linda Agi (pictured) is staying with her sister-in-law for the next month before she is able to take her newborns on a plane

Linda says as the birth approached, she became anemic and was frightened of what would happen – but was so grateful for her OBGYN Dr. Rachna Bhala.
‘I had a rough time, but thank god for Dr Bhala, who wasn’t scared for even a moment,’ she said.

According to a Facebook post shared by Linda’s niece, the new parents are falling heavily into debt to pay for their mounting hospital bills.
Mary Ogbeh says the couple have sold cars, and their apartment to keep on top of their payments, but are not sure how they will provide for their children when Linda and the babies return home in a month.
‘[Linda] can’t fly back to Nigeria with the quads until they are about two months old,’ she wrote. ‘She has been besides herself, looking for how she would care for them in that period of time.’

Despite Linda’s worries, she says her husband Thomas (pictured) has been a great source of support. ‘He’s so excited,’ she said

A GoFundMe has been set up for the quadruplets to help Linda pay for diapers, formula and a pediatrician.
‘It’s not easy,’ Linda said. ‘The financial implications are overwhelming, but we’ll get by.’
Despite the daunting future that lies ahead, Linda says she feels supported by her husband.
‘He’s very excited,’ she said.

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BREAKING: INEC Declares Osun Governorship Election Inconclusive

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the Osun State governorship election inconclusive.
The reason for the cancellation, according to the electoral body, is because the number of cancelled votes is higher than the margin between the two top candidates – Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party and Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress.

The election, one of the closest in Nigeria’s electoral history, was held on Saturday to elect a new governor for the South-Western state.
At the end of collation of results, Ademola Adeleke of the PDP won majority votes of about 254,698 while Gboyega Oyetola of the APC came a close second with 254,345 votes.
According to electoral rules, a re-run election can be so declared if the margin of victory in an election is lower than cancelled votes, such as in Osun where thousands of votes were cancelled in various local governments while the vote difference between the leading candidates was less than a thousand. In that case, rerun will be held in only affected areas where elections were cancelled.
INEC is expected to formally announce the rerun any moment from now.

 

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#OsunDecides2018 – The Full Results From the 30 Local Govt Collation Of Osun Governorship Election

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#OsunDecides2018 – The Full Results From the 30 Local Govt
Collation Of Osun Governorship Election
BOLUWADURO LGA:
ADC – 69
ADP – 858
APC – 3,843
PDP – 3,779
SDP – 1,766
ATAKUMOSA WEST LGA:
ADC – 106
ADP – 718
APC – 5,019
PDP – 5,401
SDP – 1,570
IFEDAYO LGA:
ADC – 52
ADP – 176
APC – 3,182
PDP – 3,374
SDP – 1,377
Ede South LGA:
ADC: 83
ADP: 357
APC: 4,512
PDP: 16,693
SDP: 855
OROLU LGA:
ADC – 79
ADP – 388
APC – 5,442
PDP – 7,776
SDP – 2,043
OBOKUN LGA:
ADC – 106
ADP – 663
APC – 7,229
PDP – 10,859
SDP – 1,907
ILESA EAST LGA:
ADC – 188
ADP – 1,275
APC – 9,790
PDP – 8,244
SDP – 3,720
BORIPE LGA:
ADC – 137
ADP – 1,137
APC – 11,655
PDP – 6,892
SDP – 2,730
ILESA WEST LGA:
ADC – 127
ADP – 2,363
APC – 7,251
PDP – 8,286
SDP – 2,408
ORIADE LGA:
ADC – 109
ADP – 1,224
APC – 9,778
PDP – 10,109
SDP – 2,265
IREPODUN LGA:
ADC – 158
ADP – 2,564
APC – 6,517
PDP – 8,058
SDP – 4,856
ILA LGA:
ADC – 96
ADP – 183
APC – 8,403
PDP – 8,241
SDP – 3,134
ISOKAN LGA:
ADC – 56
ADP – 682
APC – 7,297
PDP – 9,084
SDP – 3,460
AIYEDADE LGA:
ADC – 145
ADP – 1,654
APC – 10,861
PDP – 9,836
SDP – 2,767
ATAKUMOSA EAST LGA:
ADC – 60
ADP – 629
APC – 7,073
PDP – 5,218
SDP – 2,140
ODO OTIN LGA:
ADC – 1,034
ADP – 1,112
APC – 9,996
PDP – 9,879
SDP – 2,441
EDE NORTH LGA:
ADC – 89
ADP – 758
APC – 7,025
PDP – 18,745
SDP – 1,380
IFELODUN LGA:
ADC – 236
ADP – 2,844
APC – 9,882
PDP – 12,269
SDP – 1,920
AIYEDIRE LGA:
ADC – 144
ADP – 1,642
APC – 5,474
PDP – 5,133
SDP – 2,396
IFE NORTH LGA:
ADC – 94
ADP – 745
APC – 6,527
PDP – 5,486
SDP – 5,158
EJIGBO LGA:
ADC – 258
ADP – 592
APC – 14,779
PDP – 11,116
SDP – 4,803
EGBEDORE LGA:
ADC – 119
ADP – 650
APC – 7,354
PDP – 7,231
SDP – 3,367
IFE CENTRAL LGA:
ADC – 194
ADP – 1,053
APC – 6,957
PDP – 3,200
SDP – 20,494
IREWOLE LGA:
ADC – 249
ADP – 1,950
APC – 10,049
PDP – 13,848
SDP – 1,142
OLORUNDA LGA:
ADC – 335
ADP – 1,409
APC – 16,254
PDP – 9,850
SDP – 7,061
OLA OLUWA LGA:
ADC – 1,408
ADP – 2,194
APC – 5,025
PDP – 4,026
SDP – 2,104
IFE South LGA:
ADC – 136
ADP – 561
APC – 7,223
PDP – 4,872
SDP – 6,151
IFE EAST LGA:
ADC – 237
ADP – 509
APC – 8,925
PDP – 6,608
SDP – 17,643
IWO LGA:
ADC – 1,164
ADP – 16,425
APC – 7,644
PDP – 6,122
SDP – 4,153
OSOGBO LGA:
ADC – 413
ADP – 2,478
APC – 23,379
PDP – 14,499
SDP – 10,188

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‘Obiano, Obi, two greatest leaders in Nigeria’

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  • …says country needs leaders with vision, compassion

The incumbent governor of Anambra state, Chief Willie Obiano and his predecessor, Mr. Peter Obi, have been described as two of the greatest leaders in Nigeria.
This was the opinion of specialist in pain management in Las Vegas, United States of America, Prof Godwin Maduka.
He said what the country needs now are leaders with vision, compassion, drive discipline and confidence.
Maduka, who was the chairman during the recent retreat and book launch, organized by the All Progressives Grand Alliance APGA at Finotel hotel resort in Awka, Anambra state.
He said the party had been able to thrive in the state and indeed Nigeria because of the leadership qualities of former national chairman of the party, Chief Victor Umeh, the current national chairman, Dr Victor Oye and Governor Obiano.
According to him, “Political office seekers who promote mischief, violence or brigandage as instruments of political competition must be held accountable for their actions”
“What Nigeria needs now more than ever is high quality leadership intuned with vision, drive, discipline, confidence, and most of all, compassion”
“I have absolutely no doubt that you the aspirants in this hall, distinguished and respected personalities are poised and prepared to rise up and embrace the challenge”
“It only requires seriousness and sincerity as well as a strong commitment and revolutionary mindset”
“All full blooded and convinced citizens of Nigeria, we must strive towards inventing a meaningful Nigerian nation that fulfils the promise that Nigeria holds out for all of us here, for all Nigerians in the Diaspora as well as the rest of the world”

“You the potential representatives of our people are the human treasurers of this dream. You are now presented with a magnificent opportunity to challenge and correct malgovernance across all sectors”
“For Nigeria to be great, those whom aspire to lead must bear in mind the fact that they are servants and as such cannot ever be greater than the people, their masters”
” A leader must never allow his high office to separate him from the people. He should symbolize good government. He must have physical and moral courage and most importantly, he must possess the ability to inspire the people out of despondency”
“A leader who serves his people will be enshrined in the hearts and minds of his people. This is his only reward in his lifetime”
“I commend the Governor of Anambra State Chief (Dr) Willie Obiano, for living up to these ideals and for making Anambra State an international showpiece of good governance”
“APGA is a party that can boast of some of the most visionary Governors Nigeria has ever produced in the persons of Mr. Obi and Chief Willie Obiano,” Maduka said.


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Independence Push for South-East Nigeria will not End with Disappearance of Nnamdi Kanu

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Nnamdi Kanu has been missing now for over a year. There is no information as to whether he is dead or alive.

By Gideon Arinze

Nnamdi Kanu has been missing now for over a year. There is no information as to whether he is dead or alive. The group, however, believes that Nnamdi Kanu may have been killed.

Decades after the Nigerian civil war, the drum of disunity continues to resonate. With ethnic tension still rife and political instability at its peak, the south-east of the country feels ignored and their future threatened by the uncertainty in Nigeria’s current political climate.
A consequence of the perceived marginalization and the need for self-determination was the re-awakening of the secessionist bid that was crushed in the country in 1967 through the formation of series of pro-Biafran separatist movements, leading to occasional clashes between the Nigerian military and supporters of the movement for independence.

The disappearance of Nnamdi Kanu
In early September 2017, the Nigerian military launched military operations in the south-east, to ostensibly capture Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of IPOB (Indigenous People of Biafra). Major General David Ahmadu explained that during the exercise emphasis would be placed on security cordons, search operations, anti-kidnapping drills, roadblocks, checkpoints, humanitarian relief activities such as medical outreach and a show of force to curb the rising threat to national security.
Few days after the operation, there were widespread reports of arbitrary arrests and human rights abuses in Abia State.
That same month, the military attacked the home of Nnamdi Kanu, where an unconfirmed number of people were killed and several others injured. After the attack, Kanu went missing.
Nnamdi Kanu has been missing now for over a year. There is no information as to whether he is dead or alive. The group, however, believes that Nnamdi Kanu may have been killed.

Pro-Biafran supporters to continue protests
With the disappearance of Nnamdi Kanu, the news that the federal government has finally succeeded in its attempt to reduce the influence of the group made the rounds. But contrary to those claims, members of the IPOB and other supporters of the Biafra struggle have openly reiterated their resolve to continue to fight for independence.
In an interview with the Daily Post, a Nigerian-based online medium, the spokesperson of IPOB was quoted to have said that the movement is gaining in strength and that the government narrative that the group has been diminished due to the disappearance of Kanu is misleading.
“Rather than diminishing, our influence is growing daily from strength to strength. We are still rallying all over our towns and villages but we remain conscious of the fact that nobody can command media attention and large following the way our leader does, so it is impossible to replicate the large crowds that turn out to welcome him on his tours. If you are expecting millions to march on the streets on a daily basis when we evangelize then you will be disappointed because we have different approaches and strategies,” the spokesperson said during the interview.
In a bid to further express continued loyalty with the Biafra struggle, the IPOB has declared that regional strikes will continue.
Last month a group of women staged a protest over the continued detention of Kanu. The women, dressed in all black, marched through the streets of Owerri, and chanted war songs and displayed different placards with inscriptions asking the federal government to release Kanu. They said they were ready to die for the Biafra cause.
Olu Omotayo, a political analyst and the President of Civil Rights Realization and Advancement Network (CRRAN), believes that the deployment of military operatives to the home of Nnamdi Kanu and his subsequent disappearance will only serve to reduce the activities of IPOB but cannot put an end to the agitation until self-governance is actualized or the people are given a sense of belonging.

Biafran agitations: How it all started
In 1999, Ralph Uwazurike, a young lawyer began the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) in the aftermath of the Nigerian election that elected President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Displeased by MASSOB’s growing popularity, the Nigerian government, then under Olusegun Obasanjo, began to clampdown on the group. Uwazurike was arrested on several occasions.
In 2008, MASSOB released a list of 2,020 of its members killed by security agents since its formation in 1999. The clampdown continued until August 2011 when Uwazurike and 280 MASSOB members were arrested in Enugu while attending a function in honour of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu. They were subsequently arraigned before a Magistrate court and remained in custody.
The clampdown on Biafra supporters and the arrest of their leader by security forces did not weaken the struggle for independence. Instead, it led to the formation of more aggressive movements such as the Biafran Zionist Movement (BZM) led by Benjamin Onwuka, a British trained lawyer.
In November 2012, at a rally in Enugu, Onwuka declared Biafra a Sovereign state. In his words, “the rebirth of the republic of Biafra is finally actualized.” After the declaration, 500 supporters were arrested by operatives of the Enugu State Police Command for allegedly being part of the re-declaration of Biafra as a sovereign state.
The landslide defeat of Goodluck Jonathan in the 2015 general elections by Muhammadu Buhari further heightened the perception that a worse era of discrimination has dawned for the people of the south-east who had been displeased with the structural imbalances in the country.
The result of the perennial winds of discrimination that blew in the south-east was the resurgence of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), a movement, while largely unknown outside of Nigeria, had been gathering momentum under the leadership of Nnamdi Kanu who also heads a pirate radio station, Radio Biafra.
On return to Nigeria from London in 2015, Kanu was arrested in Lagos by the Department of State Security Service and charged with a treasonable felony. But rather than deter IPOB members, the arrest signaled the rebirth of the Biafra movements and the increasing support base for the movement particularly among the youths of the south-east region.
Since August 2015, there have been series of protests and gatherings and refusal to back down by members of IPOB who have been seeking the secession and sovereignty of Eastern Nigeria as the only way to salvage the people from the unfair treatment they have suffered.
Although the many protests by supporters of the Biafra struggle seem to have waned a bit, especially with the disappearance of its leader, the fight for self-actualization will not cease. “Until the Federal government tries to settle the grievances that often results in the protests, supporters of the struggle will not throw in the towel,” said Olu Omotayo.


Gideon Arinze is a Nigeria based freelance journalist. He writes stories on conflict, development, climate change, global health among others. He has had his works published in the African Exponent, Ynaija, and Thisday newspaper among other media outlets.

 

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PhotoNews : Eze Eri 34th, Eze Aka Ji Ovo Igbo arrives US to participate in the coronation ceremony of King Elect Koleoso

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President, Dr. M. Christopher Brown II & the management team of Kentucky State University as well as the Aquaculture unit receives His Majesty, Eze Eri 34th, Eze Aka Ji Ovo Igbo and his entourage, who is currently in USA to participate in the coronation ceremony of King Elect Koleoso in Lexington, Kentucky.

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Osinbajo advocates long term resettlement plan for flood victims

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By Kingsley Ezekwelu
The Federal and Anambra State Government are to work out a long term plan for the resettlement of displaced Flood Victims in the State.
The Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo revealed this during a meeting with Gov Willie Obiano and some of the Flood Victims at Aguleri in Anambra East Council Area.
The meeting convened at the instance of Gov Obiano was attended by traditional rulers of communities and representatives of agro-investments affected by the flood, among other stakeholders.
Addressing the gathering, Vice President Osinbajo said the Federal Government was tackling the flood issue as a national disaster and will deploy every resources within its disposal to handle the situation.
He said the visit has afforded him the opportunity to tour the affected areas and that he’s now in a better position to brief President Muhammadu Buhari on the extent of damage done by the flood.
Prof Osinbajo further said because of some residents who have refused to leave the flooded area, the National Emergency Management Agency(NEMA) has evolved plans to move relief materials to them, assuring them that government is committed to their welfare.
Gov Obiano said the visit of the Vice President was imperative as there was urgent need for every assistance towards providing succour to the Flood Victims.
The Governor said on the part of his administration, nothing will be spared to ensure that the displaced persons who have been traumatized were well taken care of.
Igwe Christopher Idigo, the traditional ruler of Aguleri, one of the communities affected by flood, thanked the Federal Government for coming to their rescue and advocated a long term solution to minimize the impact of the flood in future.

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Leaked letters: Benedict XVI rebukes criticism of resignation

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The former Pope apparently wrote the letters in response to criticism from Cardinal Brandmüller

Benedict XVI rebuked a cardinal who criticised his decision to resign and take the title Pope Emeritus, leaked letters reveal.
In the letters – which were leaked to the German newspaper Bild, who then passed them to the New York Times – Benedict says he can understand the “deep-seated pain” his resignation caused. However, people’s anger at his decision is devaluing his entire pontificate, leading to it being “conflated with the sadness about the situation of the Church today.”
The New York Times says that the letters were addressed to Cardinal Walter Brandmüller, one of the four ‘dubia’ cardinals, who had recently criticised Benedict’s resignation in an interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
“The figure of ‘pope emeritus’ does not exist in the entire history of the Church,” the cardinal said. “The fact that a pope comes along and topples a 2,000-year-old tradition bowled over not just us cardinals.”
In his first letter, dated November 9, 2017, Benedict responds: “Eminence! You said that with ‘pope emeritus,’ I had created a figure that had not existed in the whole history of the Church. You know very well, of course, that popes have abdicated, albeit very rarely. What were they afterward? Pope emeritus? Or what else?”
He referred to the case of Pope Pius XII, who had prepared a resignation in case he was captured by the Nazis.
“As you know, Pius XII had prepared a declaration in case the Nazis were to arrest him, that from the moment of the arrest he would no longer be pope but once again cardinal.
“In my case it would certainly not have been sensible to simply claim a return to being cardinal. I would then have been constantly as exposed to the media as a cardinal is — even more so because people would have seen in me the former pope.”
“Whether on purpose or not, this could have had difficult consequences, especially in the context of the current situation,” he added.
Benedict added that he chose the title ‘pope emeritus’ to make it clear that he no longer holds the Petrine office.
“With ‘pope emeritus,’ I tried to create a situation in which I am absolutely not accessible to the media and in which it is completely clear that there is only one pope,” he wrote. “If you know of a better way, and believe that you can judge the one I chose, please tell me.”
In his second letter, Benedict said that a “new agitation is gradually being generated” which could inspire more books like Fabrizio Grasso’s ‘The Abdication’, which envisions a situation where multiple popes emeritus could dilute papal authority.
“All this fills me with concern, and it was precisely because of this that the end of your F.A.Z. interview so unsettled me, because it would ultimately promote the same mood.”
He concludes the letter: “Let’s pray, as you did with the end of your letter, that the Lord comes to the aid of his Church.”

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Nigeria has pulled plans to restart its national carrier just two months after the government announced its intentions.
Aviation minister Hadi Sirika said on Twitter that the Federal Executive Council had decided to suspend plans to start Nigeria Air “in the interim”, though no reason has been given for the move.

Sirika added that “all commitments due will be honoured.
Nigeria’s first national carrier, Nigeria Airways, was shut in 2003 and a subsequent attempt by in-country investors and Virgin Atlantic called Virgin Nigeria (later called Nigerian Eagle Airlines and finally Air Nigeria) ceased operations in 2012.

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The plans for Nigeria Air were announced at the Farnborough Air Show in July and it was due to begin commercial flights in December. The government was set to own just 5 per cent of the airline, with the rest under private ownership.
According to the airline, it had identified 81 routes to pursue.
At the time, Sirika claimed the venture was “a business, not a social service”.

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Italian judge jails two in Nigerian oil graft case

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An Italian judge sentenced two defendants in a Nigerian corruption case to jail on Thursday in the first ruling on one of the oil industry’s biggest graft scandals.

Nigerian Emeka Obi and Italian Gianluca Di Nardo were found guilty of international corruption and each given four-year jail sentences, three sources with knowledge of the ruling said.
Lawyers for Obi and Di Nardo declined to comment.
The long-running case revolves around the 2011 purchase by Italian oil company Eni and Anglo-Dutch peer Royal Dutch Shell of Nigeria’s OPL 245 offshore oilfield for about $1.3 billion.
Milan prosecutors allege bribes totaling around $1.1 billion were paid to win the license to explore the field which, because of disputes, has never entered into production.

The main trial – which besides Eni and Shell also involves Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi and four ex-Shell managers including former Shell Foundation Chairman Malcolm Brinded – is expected to drag on for months.
But Obi and Di Nardo, accused of being middlemen and taking illegal kickbacks, had asked for a separate fast-track trial which, under Italian law, allows sentences to be cut by a third.
Thursday’s ruling will not tie the court’s hand in the main trial.
But Barnaby Pace, anti-corruption campaigner at Global Witness, said: “This judgment will send shivers down the corporate spines of the oil industry.”
In an emailed statement, a spokeswoman for Shell said neither Obi nor Di Nardo worked on behalf of the company, adding it was waiting to see the fast-track judge’s written decision.
“Based on our review of the Prosecutor of Milan’s file and all of the information and facts available to us, we do not believe that there is a basis to convict Shell or any of its former employees of alleged offences,” it said.

Also in emailed comments, Eni reiterated it had acted correctly in the purchase of OPL 245, saying it had worked directly with the Nigerian government.
Nigeria’s OPL 245 is one of the biggest sources of untapped oil reserves on the African continent with reserves estimated at 9 billion barrels.
Eni, the biggest foreign oil producer in Africa, has been doing business in Nigeria since 1962 and last year produced 109,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.
Shell is the biggest foreign investor in the country, producing 266,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day in 2017.
The sources said the Milan judge had ordered the seizure of $98.4 million from Obi and more than 21 million Swiss francs ($21.9 million) from Di Nardo.
Prosecutors had alleged Obi received a mandate from former Nigerian oil minister Dan Etete to find a buyer for OPL 245, collecting $114 million. Di Nardo, they said, took $24 million of that amount for putting Obi in touch with Eni.

The next hearing of the main trial involving Eni, Shell and 13 people is set for Sept. 26.


 – Reuters

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Pinnick re-elected Nigeria FA president

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President of FIFA Gianni Infantino (L) shakes hands with President of Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick during a press conference at the end of the FIFA executive football summit in Lagos, on February 20, 2018

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president Amaju Pinnick was on Thursday re-elected for a second-term in office, despite legal and political doubts surrounding the vote.
Unconfirmed reports said Chris Giwa, who has been embroiled in a power struggle with Pinnick, had secured a court order to stop the elections.
Sports Minister Solomon Dalung had cautioned against the vote taking place, citing an earlier Supreme Court judgement which replaced Pinnick with Giwa as NFF president.
The long-running dispute, stemming from Pinnick’s victory over Giwa in 2014, led to world football’s governing body FIFA suspending Nigeria in July.

Pinnick & Ogunjobi

In Thursday’s vote, in the northern town of Katsina, the 43-year-old Pinnick, who is also the first Vice-President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), gained 34 votes to beat former NFF president Aminu Maigari, who received eight votes.
Former NFF general secretary Taiwo Ogunjobi polled two votes, while there were no votes for amateur club owner Chinedu Okoye.
The majority of the previous executive committee was returned on the promise of continuity.
Nigeria put itself on a collision course with FIFA in July when the government’s sports ministry directed the NFF to comply with the court order to overturn Pinnick’s 2014 election victory and recognise Giwa as its head.
In August, FIFA reversed the ban after the government said Pinnick and his executive committee were recognised as the leadership of football in Nigeria.

Delegates

FIFA and CAF observers were in Katsina to monitor proceedings, after which Pinnick called for harmony and reforms to heal the rifts in the running of the sport in Nigeria.
“In four years, we’ve gone through rough and turbulent times, sleepless nights,” he said.
“Our coming back… (means) that football is the winner, a total reconciliation of our football. That’s key, that’s cardinal.
“We also need as a matter of urgency to carry out some reforms in terms of our statutes (and) the way forward for everybody.”

First vice chairmen, Seyi Akinwunmi was re-elected into the  board.

Ahmed Fresh and Yahaya Kwande were also re-elected in the executive board of the NFF as representatives from the North Central.
Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau also emerged winner for the post of chairman of Chairmen unopposed following the withdrawal of Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah from the race.

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