It appears the prolonged drama between the Nigerian government and FIFA over the leadership of the NFF is about to log in a new chapter.

On Monday, Nigeria's Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung asked incumbent NFF President, Amaju Pinnick to comply with a court order and step aside as the NFF President.

Dalung said, "I have been directed to notify you of  the orders dated June 5, 2018 made by Honorable Justice M. H. Kurya sitting at the Federal High Court, Jos, in respect of the above mentioned suit between Yahaya Adama Vs Alhaji Aminu Maigari which states that the election of the NFF held on August 26, 2014, under the leadership of Amb Chris Giwa be given recognition pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice filed in this case and that the purported ban of the Executive Committee elected on August 26, 2014, from football activities of the NFF is unconstitutional, null and void."

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While Giwa has taken over affairs at the NFF Building in Abuja, Pinnick looked rather relaxed and cheerful on Tuesday in Russia.

He was spotted conducting his duties as Match Commissioner in the knock out match between Sweden and Switzerland.

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