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Amaju Pinnick (L), Chris Giwa (R)

The Federal High Court in Jos on Tuesday failed to deliver judgment on the case between Nigeria Football Federation President Amaju Pinnick and his challenger Chris Giwa.

The four year-old case was expected to be resolved at the court but it was adjourned to 25 September.

Pinnick has been the NFF President since 2014 but a Supreme Court ruling two weeks ago appeared to give Giwa the mandate, and he has since presumably assumed office.

Tuesday was fixed to hear a new motion filed by Pinnick, challenging the ex parte order the court granted Giwa.

Pinnick approached the court for the relief after the Supreme Court judgment which ordered him to comply with the lower court’s order that compelled him to vacate the office for Giwa.

Giwa is not recognised by FIFA as he is serving a ban. He also lost the case with Pinnick at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which is the highest adjudicator in sporting matters.

Justice Musa Kurya, the Presiding judge in the case between Yahaya Adama and Aminu Maigari, had, on June 5, given an ex parte order asking Pinnick’s NFF leadership to vacate the Glass House for the Giwa-led executive.

But Pinnick, through his counsel, Festus Keyamo (SAN), approached the court with two motions demanding the vacation of the order granted Giwa and others, pending the determination of an application challenging the jurisdiction of the court to hear the case.

Instead of finally resolving the case, drama ensued on Tuesday as both sets of lawyers failed to agree on certain processes and Justice Musa Kurye adjourned to 25 September as the court is on vacation.