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Zambia’s Association has cancelled its friendly match against South Africa over the recent xenophobic attacks.

The friendly match between Chipolopolo (of Zambia) and Bafana Bafana (of South Africa) was scheduled for Saturday in Zambia.

This was disclosed in a statement on Tuesday evening by the Football Association of Zambia announced.

The statement read: “The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) regrets to inform members of the public that the international friendly match between Zambia and South Africa that was scheduled for National Heroes Stadium on Saturday, 7 September has been called off in view of the prevailing security concerns in South Africa.

“FAZ General Secretary Adrian Kashala has relayed the message to the South African Football Association (SAFA) about the decision.”

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Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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Election: INEC gives N1.9m cheque to family of deceased corps member

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has presented a cheque of N1.9 million to the family of Late Miss Kemisola Adeniran, a corps member who died in Oyo State during the electoral process.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the cheque was presented to the deceased’s next of kin and sister, Mrs Folasade Adeyemi, at INEC office in Ibadan on Tuesday.

NAN recalls that the late Adeniran, who was until her death serving in Ona-Ara Local Government Area of Oyo State, died in February, in road accident while returning from INEC training.

Dr Mutiu Agboke, the State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), said that the commission had acted in line with its life insurance policy for election officials, including adhoc personnel before and during elections.

“On behalf of the commission and entire INEC staff in Oyo State, I wish to express my profound deep regret for the loss of our illustrious daughter/corps member.

“We also express the sincere condolence of the commission to the family over this irreparable loss.

“Though, the commission’s insurance policy makes provision for both permanent and adhoc staff, nothing can be counted worthy for the life lost.

“This presentation of token is just to cushion the effect of this irreparable loss to the deceased family,” he said.

The REC appreciated the invaluable services rendered by corps members, saying that INEC would continue to honour its part of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with NYSC, NAN reports.

He enjoined all stakeholders, particularly the media and security agencies, to collaborate with INEC to establish violence free electioneering process.

Agboke called on politicians to eschew both electoral and political violence, urging them and supporters to desist from fake news as well as hate speeches.

According to him, “we should all learn the culture of doing things right. I am passionate about this because we are losing our staff. Why will anyone be happy at the death of others.

“The media should partner with Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC). Electioneering is not during election alone. Let there be collective solution to these problem to have a better society.”

Mrs Eniola Ambekemo, the State Coordinator, NYSC, commended INEC for fulfilling its agreement on the corps members in terms of insurance.

She described deceased’s death as very unfortunate, saying she would have passed out of service with her colleagues in October.

Ambekemo also thanked God that no corps members died in the recently conducted election in Kogi and Bayelsa states.

Adeyemi, the deceased’s sister who received the cheque on behalf of the family, appreciated INEC and NYSC for standing by the family.

“God says we should give thanks in all situations and circumstances. Though, it is hard to bear, but we have to accept it as the will of God,” she said.

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New couple rides homes on bike after wedding in Rivers

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New couple rides homes on bike after wedding in Rivers

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New couple rides on bike home after wedding in Rivers

A newly married couple are the talk of the town in Bonny Island, Rivers State yesterday after the groom and bride rode home on a bike, just after their wedding.

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New couple rides on bike home after wedding in Rivers

The happy couple could be seen exuding so much joy on their special day, especially the bride who looked extremely delighted to be riding with her husband home.

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A twitter user who posted the photos on social media wrote:

This couple got married over the weekend in Bonny Island, Rivers State and the husband drove his wife home afterwards.I love how happy the bride seems and how proud the husband looks.May God bless their union…The marriage starts after the wedding.Simplicity does it best.

This couple got married over the weekend in Bonny Island, Rivers State and the husband drove his wife home afterwards.

I love how happy the bride seems and how proud the husband looks.

May God bless their union…🙏

The marriage starts after the wedding.

Simplicity does it best.

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