By Colin Udoh:

* Alhaji Alili Galadim dies in auto crash

Member of the Executive Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation, Alhaji Alili Galadima was confirmed dead in an automobile accident on Friday evening.

Galadima, who was also Chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) in Jigawa State, was travelling in his car to Niamey when the vehicle somersaulted after Sokoto.

He was said to have died on the spot alongside the person sitting with him at the back of the Jeep, while the driver and the police orderly survived.

Holder of the high chieftaincy title of Ajiyan Gumel, the late Alili Galadima was on his way to Niamey for Saturday’s 2011 African Nations Championship qualifying match between Niger and Nigeria.

He founded and funded Ajiyan Babes Football Club of Jigawa. Family sources have indicated that his remains will be interred at his residence in Gumel on Saturday.

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