Nigerian Political Parties Announce Formation of Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP). This follows the signing of an MOU among the main opposition PDP, the breakaway faction of the APC and 32 other parties.
PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus again expressed confidence that President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) will be defeated in 2019.
He said this at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, R-APC and 32 other political parties, an event held at the Shehu Yar’Adua Center, Abuja on Monday.
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Others at the gathering from the PDP include former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, Senator Dino Melaye and Akwa Ibom State Governor, Emmanuel Udom.
A former senator, Ben Obi, who spoke to newsmen after the meeting said memorandum was to ensure that member-parties unite and strategize to wrestle power from the APC
Obi described the 2019 election as “a battle between light and darkness”, saying the coalition is the light that has come to rescue Nigeria.
He further declared that Nigerians were eager to remove APC from power
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Ghana: video of police assault on nursing mother goes viral
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.
This is the video! This woman’s family and husband needs to track this barbaric being down! @GhPoliceService after shooting, now this? When will we see action? When will u stop this bureaucratic gimmick and take action against irresponsible officers disgracing the uniform? When? pic.twitter.com/9Fmkys80BI
— Bridge-it O2 (@Bridget_Otoo) July 20, 2018
Trump extends Somali immigrants’ stay in US
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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