Chairman of the League Management Company (LMC), Shehu Dikko Monday afternoon spoke to the grieving Pa Reuben Izu, father of late Joseph Izu, a Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) defender.

Dikko commiserated with Pa Izu assuring the family that the LMC will support them and also spoke to Rasheed Balogun, the General Manager of the club.

Read more: LMC condoles with late Izu's family, Shooting Stars  

•Police authorities say Dikko and Abubakar not wanted

The Chairman of the League Management Company (LMC), Shehu Dikko has met with the leadership of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command in the aftermath of the widely reported incident which occurred on Sunday, 9th October, 2016 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Internal Airport on the arrival of the Super Eagles from their away victory against Zambia.

Read more: GIWA FC VS LMC: Dikko holds meeting with FCT police commissioner  

Champions of the 2015/16 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season stand to win N40m from the Merit Award of the League Management Company (LMC). Rangers International of Enugu and Rivers United of Port Harcourt are the two clubs in contention for the big prize money from a total of N200m pool set aside by the LMC as reward for final position on the league table at the end of the season on Sunday.

Last season, the highest payout from the Merit Award which went to Enyimba International was N30m from a total pool of N150m and this year’s figure of N200m represents an increase of 25%. The Merit Award pool has been witnessing an annual progression from N50m in 2012/13 to N75m in 2013/14 season and now N200m. The top three Clubs on the final table usually received the chunk of the Merit Award which supports the clubs financially in their preparation for the CAF Club competitions the next season.

Read more: LMC announces N40m Prize Money for NPFL Champions  

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) 2nd Vice President and Chairman, League Management Company,(LMC) Shehu Dikko has explained to that the N10 million bailout handed to the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) was part of a solidarity payment that other Leagues have benefitted from in the recent past.

Last week, the LMC came to the rescue of the NWFL with the sum of N10 million, for the NWFL to successfully prosecute the second round of the season.

A number of Clubs had ran afoul of the provisions of the NWFL regulations including failing to honour three matches and were subsequently thrown out of the League. However, with the lifeline from the LMC, the NWFL has been able to restore all the expelled Clubs to the League and rescheduled their matches. The NWFL is now in a position to pay indemnities of match officials, taking the responsibility off host teams. The matches resumed at the weekend.

Read more: Dikko: Why we bailed out Women League  

Fixes October 11 for hearing of all LMC Appeals.

The Court of Appeal, Jos Division which sat on Monday has directed that there should be no attempt to tamper with the subject matter of the appeal file by the League Management Company (LMC) against the orders of Justice I.I. Kunda of the Plateau State High Court, Jos. This is even as the Inspector General of Police on Monday increased Police presence at the premises of the LMC to protect the staff and its activities.

In a related matter, the Court of Appeal also resolved the issue of who can make legal appearance for NFF. The court ruled that Barrister Maduabuchi who was appointed by Yahaya Adama, an ally if Chris Giwa , cannot claim to be representing NFF when their group is still battling in court to prove their claim at the Supreme Court.

Read more: Jos Appeal Court Orders non-tampering with subject of LMC Appeal  

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