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Isaac Promise vs NFF – What Really Happened Between the Federation and Family

“This Isaac Promise saga is just a tragedy. The whole story shows how much we, as a people, are usually thinking about how to get ours from our seemingly successful dead relatives,” said Temisan Okomi.

The sports editor at Classic FM then shed more light:

Here’s what I found out:

“The late Isaac Promise’s career had stalled somewhat, since 2014 with his Turkey expedition seemingly going nowhere.

“His move to the MLS was supposed to help revitalise his career and his last club, Austin Bold in Texas, were a willing stepping stone. Then he tragically passed.

“How much was he earning before he died? $2,500 a month.

“According to what I found out, his American club were going to bury his remains in the States, but the NFF called them and told them to tarry.

“Then the conversations between the Federation, his widow and his family back home started.

Here’s where I’ll tread carefully Temisan continued:

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“His family back home had a list of demands from the Federation, including flying two of his brothers(?) to America, to escort the corpse back.

“The Executive Chairman of the Imo State Sports Commission, Fan Ndubuoke, was asked to discuss with the family here, about burial plans.

“Then former NFF 1st Vice-president, Amanze Uchegbulam was officially asked by the NFF to represent them at all discussions with the family.

“Due to grief, perhaps, the family were quite unhappy with the Federation, even though his widow says she will forever be grateful to the Federation for their help from the start.

“Federation people say they had received a letter from the family months ago about burial plans but no date.

“They were waiting on the family to send a date plus Amanze was already representing them at talks.

“However it is Isaac Promise is tragically gone, his remains have been laid to rest, with Fan Ndubuoke in attendance as well.

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“I won’t tweet about the rumbles in the family back home, but the Federation say they are more concerned about his kids.”

May Isaac Promise forever rest in peace.

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LMC bans Heartland from Club Transfers, Fined ₦10.4m, ₦6.25m to two Former Players

Heartland FC has been banned from signing new players for the next two transfer periods, until they comply with a ruling by the Nigerian Professional Football League, NPFL.

This followed separate complaints of unlawful termination of contract and indebtedness filed by former players of the club, Maduabuchi Okereke and Fatuwanse Segun.

In its ruling communicated to Heartland FC on February 17, 2020, the League Management Company, LMC, noted that the club failed to respond to the claims of the players despite having been invited by the LMC to state its case through a letter dated January 28, 2020.

Heartland was ordered to pay Maduabuchi the sum of ₦7,200,000 representing the remaining two years of his three year contract and another ₦900,000 unpaid arrears of three months consolidated salary stipulated in the contract before it was wrongfully terminated by the club.

Maduabuchi and Fatuwase had in separate petitions to the LMC dated November 5, 2019, bordering on claims of overdue payables, wrongful termination of contract and compensation.

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While Maduabuchi laid claims for a total of ₦10, 400,000; Fatuwase asked for a total of ₦6,250,000.

The LMC said the players and the club did execute separate employment contracts (in the form of the NPFL Standard Player Contract), the duration of which was 10th November 2018 to 9th November 2021.

In rejecting the clearance letter, the LMC stated that a “contract or agreement must be signed or executed by each party to the said agreement. The fact that the clearance letter was signed only by the Club through indicates that it cannot be deemed to be an agreement.”

Fatuwanse was awarded ₦4,800,000 representing the remaining two years of his three year contract and another ₦600,000 unpaid arrears of three months consolidated salary as stipulated in the contract before it was wrongfully terminated by the club.

Credits: Adeboju Tobi Samuel (OgaNla)

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Nigerians Reacts as Anthony Joshua Enrols for NIN

With the recent photos of Nigerian born British boxer, Anthony Joshua, at the office of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) Office where he enrolled for the national identity card and Nigerians have reacted.

The agency had shared the world heavyweight champion thumb printing and also issued his NIN slip almost immediately after completing the process.

Anthony Joshua at NIMC office applying for NIN

Victor Owo while reacting said “all animals are equal. Some animals are more equal than the others. Shame on you people for this.”

“A VIP gets his in a few minutes. People have registered since 2014 and are yet to get a slip 6 years after. Shame on you NIMC.”

Same was echoed by Latifah Adebayo Ohio who said she has been waiting for hers since 2014.

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Quite funny was one user, @Queenrudy, who has not picked up hers but was notified that the card has expired since December 2019.

Joshua is currently in Sagamu, Ogun State where he visited the palace of Akarigbo of Remo.

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