NFF’s $9.5m alleged fraud case: Court fixes Feb 20 on Pinnick, Sanusi

first_img Loading… Promoted ContentA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To Visit6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World10 Amazing Characters We Wish Were Official Disney PrincessesWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Best 1980s High Tech Gadgets10 Greatest Disney Female Villains We Love Anyways7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do Justice Peter Affen had earlier fixed October 22, 2019 for ruling in the application before the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation said it wanted to harmonise all cases involving the alleged fraud. However, at the resumed hearing on Monday, Abubakar Musa, Senior State Counsel from the Federation Ministry of Justice told the court that the AGF was withdrawing the application for harmonisation to enable Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to go on with the matter. EFCC had arraigned three officials of NFF before the court in an alleged $9.5 million FIFA grant misappropriation before applying on April 30 to join both Pinnick and Sanusi in the matter as co-defendants.Advertisement An Abuja High Court has fixed February 20 for ruling on an application to join Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick, and Secretary-General, Mohammed Sanusi in the alleged misappropriation of $9.5m FIFA grant. Those being tried earlier were Christopher Andekin, NFF Director of Administration and Finance; Reagan Zaka, Cashier, and Fadanari Mamza, Head, Finance and Account Department. The EFCC charged the defendants with five counts bordering on criminal conspiracy, breach of trust and misappropriation. Read Also:Pinnick reveals date NFF will hand Rohr new Eagles contract The EFCC alleged that they conspired between January 8 and 26, 2015 to commit the offence, contrary to Section 97 of Penal Code. Andekin was alleged to have been entrusted with money meant for the development of football in Nigeria, a grant from world football body, the Federation of International Football Association. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw will make return from DL on Friday

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error LOS ANGELES >> Clayton Kershaw will make his first start for the Dodgers since July 23 on Friday in San Diego.The return of the Dodgers ace will complete an exodus from the disabled list that included starting pitcher Yu Darvish on Sunday and slugger Cody Bellinger’s upcoming return on Wednesday.Dodgers manager Dave Roberts was eagerly anticipating two things regarding Kershaw’s start in Triple-A on Saturday, his only appearance in a game since during his recovery from a lower back strain. His performance and how his back felt the next day.Kershaw allowed just one run on two hits in five innings with eight strikeouts Saturday in Oklahoma City. Fields placed on DLRelief pitcher Josh Fields was placed on the 10-day disabled list Sunday with a lower back strain suffered before Saturday’s game.The right-hander with a 2.68 ERA in 47 appearances this season experienced a similar injury to Darvish, who took his place on the active roster Sunday.As has been the case with plenty of players for the team with a cushion offered by the best record in baseball, Roberts insisted both their stints on the disabled list were primarily precautionary.“Like we’ve done with a lot of our players, if there’s something there just to not create an even bigger situation,” Roberts said. “So with a lower back strain, to get him back in 10 days, and now with Yu healthy, they’re both benign and we need them both obviously down the road.”Etheir rehab updateAndre Ethier went 2 for 3 with a double in a rehabilitation start for Triple-A Oklahoma City on Sunday.A day after going 0 for 4, Ethier showed some encouraging signs at the plate and played left field for all seven innings of the first game of a doubleheader.It was the latest step in a long series of them at various levels of the minor leagues as Ethier attempts to return from a back injury he suffered during spring training.He will likely be added to the Dodgers roster when it expands in September if he avoids any further setbacks.center_img “For me, that’s one component, but also to see how he feels the day after,” Roberts said, “and he was pretty excited (about how he felt).”Kershaw (15-2, 2.04 ERA), who campaigned to skip the rehab start in favor of jumping straight to the major leagues, was equally pleased Saturday night and Sunday morning with his pitching and the recovery of his back.“Everything felt healthy and good to go, so I’m excited for the next one,” Kershaw said Saturday night. “I feel like I’ve always been ready, but this is part of the process, so I’m glad I got this one under my belt.”He will rejoin the Dodgers in Phoenix for a seven-game trip beginning Tuesday, but baseball isn’t his only motivation.“He’ll meet us in Arizona,” Roberts said, “for the fantasy football draft.”last_img read more