July 7, 2014 – Operatives of the Department of State Security Service (DSS) on Friday morning stormed headquarters of the Nigeria Football Federation, Wuse District, Abuja and took over the Secretariat.
We gathered that the operatives stormed the NFF shortly after President of the NFF, Aminu Maigari was arrested on his arrival from Brazil where the Super Eagles were defeated by France in the knock-out stage.
It is not clear why he was arrested but sources alleged that it is unconnected with bonus row in Brazil where members of the team were said to have stopped training when the NFF refused to pay them outstanding bonuses.
A High court sitting in Jos, Plateau state, had on Wednesday, restrained Maigari and his Executive Committee members from carrying on with the running of football in the country.
The Judge also mandated the Sports Minister, Tammy Danagogo, to appoint an acting secretary General to run the affairs of Nigerian football pending the determination of the Motion on Notice before the court.