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NFF: Ogunjobi, Baribote Banned, As Adepoju Gets Suspension

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Updated October 15, 2013

Former Secretary-General of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Taiwo Ogunjobi, and the immediate past chairman of the Nigeria Premier League (NPL), Victor Rumson Baribote, have been banned by the NFF, from any football related activity, for 10 and 15 years respectively .

The NFF executive committee issued a communiqué following its executive meeting in Addis Ababa and the conclusion reached was that “The committee, based on the report of an investigative committee headed by Barrister Chris Green, approved a 10-year ban from all football-related activities on one-time NFF General Secretary and former NFF Executive Committee member, Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi.

“Similarly, the committee, based on the report of an investigative committee headed by Emeka Inyama, approved a 15-year ban from all football-related activities on former NPL Chairman, Rumson Victor Baribote.

These decisions by the Executive Committee are subject to ratification of the Congress of Nigeria football at the next Annual General Assembly, as contained in the NFF Statutes.”

NFF board member, Barrister Olaleye Adepoju, Chairman of the Organising and Disciplinary Committee was also suspended for bribery allegations, according to the communiqué.

Both Ogunjobi and Baribote have been involved in long-running disputes with the NFF and attempts were made to get the World football governing body FIFA involved in the battle with the NFF.



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