Leadership (Abuja)

Nigeria: Internet Fraudsters Hack Into NFF President's Account

Advance fee fraud practitioners and their agents have hacked into the yahoo mail account of President of Nigeria Football Federation, Alhaji Aminu Maigari.

Maigari, who was recently crowned the Sports Administrator of the Year at the Nigeria Sports Awards in Lagos, Tuesday, last week, among several honours in a truly fulfilling year for Nigeria football, said he woke up yesterday to the shocking realisation that his email account had been hacked.

"The hackers posted a message that I had travelled out of the country and needed everyone who read the message to come up with some sum of money to complete a project I am working. This is far from the truth, as I was in the country and only left for Brazil yesterday night for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Draw ceremony. I am not working on any project for which I need anyone to give me a loan. I wish to alert friends, family, the Nigeria football family and teeming lovers of Nigeria football at home and abroad that the message is not from me. This is the handwork of fraudsters and should be discountenanced," Maigari stated.

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