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FIFA Suspension: Baribote Withdraws Suit Against NFF

Agabus Pwanagba, Jos

The crisis rocking the Nigeria Football Federation which to the country being suspended by FIFA has been laid to rest after all as a High court sitting in Jos on Thursday vacated an order, which restrained the Nigeria Football Federation from functioning pending the hearing of a suit challenging the validity of the Aminu Maigari-led NFF.

The vacation of the order followed a withdrawal of the suit by the plaintiff, sequel to appeals made in the interest of the country.

Justice Philomena Lot, at a sitting on Thursday, vacated the order following a motion filed to that effect by the counsel to the plaintiff.

Counsel to the Plaintiff, Habila Ardzard, told African Examiner at the end of the sitting, that his client had to hearken to pleas by well meaning Nigerians so that the country would not continue to be under the hammer of FIFA.

In his words, “My client is a patriotic Nigerian who read the mood of FIFA and more so there is a female World Cup coming up soon as she would not like the country’s interest to be jeopardized by her action.

It would be recalled that Justice Lot had last week issued an injunction pending the hearing of a suit file by the proprietress of Nembe FC, Mrs. Ebiakpo Baribote.


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