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Super Eagles Move Up In Latest FIFA Ranking After World Cup Qualification

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This is really nice. Super Eagles of Nigeria definitely made some improvements as they are now ranked 41st in the world according to October Fifa ranking released on Monday. This is following their impressive outing against Zambia. The Super Eagles climbed up three places from the 44th position in the world to the 41st spot in the October rankings.

In September, the Super Eagles dropped six places despite their impressive outing against Cameroon – where they got four points over two legs.

According to reports, the upward movement for the Super Eagles can be linked to their qualification for next year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia following their 1-0 win against Zambia on 7 October.

The Nigerian national team are also now ranked fifth on the continent behind the quartet of Tunisia, Egypt, Senegal and Congo DR.

Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Argentina and Belgium make up the top five despite remaining unmoved – with former world champions Spain moving up to eighth position.

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Ghana: video of police assault on nursing mother goes viral

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Ghana’s social media space – Facebook and Twitter – has been buzzing with a call for the arrest of a police officer for assaulting a nursing mother.

A viral video shows the said officer in what starts like a tussle with the woman in a banking hall. Subsequently, he is seen hitting the woman with an umbrella, punching and slapping her on the face.

Reports indicated that the woman, a client of the savings and loans company, where the incident occured had arrived when the company had closed.

She ostensibly got in despite the close of business and refused to leave till she could withdraw a sum of 250 cedis ($50). Social media users are calling for the immediate arrest of the police officer. 

Local media portals also report that the police heirachy has confirmed that a probe had been opened into the alleged incident and that due process was going to be pursued.

The video continues to be widely shared on Facebook with some prominent media personalities joining the calls for justice for the woman.

 

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Trump extends Somali immigrants’ stay in US

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Somalis living in the United States under protected status have been given permission by the Trump administration to remain in the country for at least another 18 months, because of ongoing violence in the North African nation.

At least 500 Somalis in the United States with Temporary Protected Status will be able to re-register for an extension of their status through March 17, 2020, according to a Thursday statement from the Department of Homeland Security. The status grants beneficiaries the ability to legally work while they are in the United States.

 

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