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Amaju Pinnick re-elected NFF Chairman

Amaju Pinnick, the 1st Vice President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) was on Thursday re-elected as the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

The election into the NFF Executive Committee 2018-2022, which took place in Katsina saw Pinnick polling a total of 34 votes to re-emerge as the NFF President.

Former NFF president Aminu Maigari finished second with eight votes, while Taiwo Ogunjobi, a former NFF Secretary-General came third after polling only two votes.

He was followed by Chinedu Okoye, the proprietor of amateur league club, Bimo F,C who was Unable to poll any vote.

The battle for the 1st Vice President position pitted Seyi Akinwunmi and Otunba Dele Ajayi.

Akinwunmi polled 41 votes return as 1st Vice-President of the board, defeating his opponent, Ajayi, who polled only three votes.

Meanwhile, Ifeanyi Ubah pulled out at the last minute in the race for Chairman of Chairmen on the board for incumbent Ibrahim Gusau to be returned unopposed.

Sunday Olatunji
Dele Fashomi, seasoned journalist and communication teacher, is a holder of Master of Arts degree in Communication and Language Arts from the University of Ibadan in 1992/93. Earlier, he had bagged a Bachelor degree from the same university in 1984, after which he proceeded to the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos, in 1990, for a postgraduate diploma in Journalism. He had done many courses in communication, including the EU-BBC Editing Course in 2002. Mr. Fashomi combines effectively the practice, research and teaching of communication. And to date, he has published two academic works in communication: Issues in Communication Technology and Policy (2010) and Economic and Social Issues in Advertising and PR (2013). He had his first break in the Nigerian media in Concord Newspapers in 1990 and today, he has over two and half decades experience earned in several newspapers. He has been part of many start-ups, such as The Republic (1987), The Comet (1999), The Anchor 2001 - 2002; Sun Newspapers (2003); Westerner newsmagazine (2005 - 2010) as Editor; National Life (2011) as Sunday Editor, and Newswatch Newspapers (2012- 2016) as Daily Editor. Dele Fashomi is now the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of newspaper online, which he started in July 2015. He is also into biography writing, with many books in his trail, some of which he wrote alone and one he co- authored with his mentor, Mr Dare Babarinsa, entitled:  Olabiyi Durojaiye - DARE TO BE DiFFERENT. He also guided and collaborated with Pa Olatunji Odusanya in writing his autobiography - AGAINST ALL ODDS. There are many other books in the works under his pen.