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By Olamide Fadoju
Nigeria Army Refutes Operation Positive Identification Rumour
The Nigeria Army has dispelled rumours that it will start asking Nigerians to show proof of their citizenship to soldiers at checkpoints that will be deployed across states.
The Army say the operation named Operation Positive Identification emanated from a fictitious group and has nothing to do with the army.
Following the widespread apprehension on the purported Nigerian Army (NA) operation positive identification from 1 November to 23 December 2019, pic.twitter.com/GZSYVdNHeV— Nigerian Army (@HQNigerianArmy) November 2, 2019
as mischievously peddled on the social media by a hitherto unknown and fictitious organization the so called Bricks company, which alleges that the NA will conduct the operation and went ahead to state how the operation will be conducted by the Army.— Nigerian Army (@HQNigerianArmy) November 2, 2019
Specifically, Bricks alleges that - "residents shall witness large numbers of uniformed Nigerian Army personnel parading the roads in an exercise known as OPI". The NA wishes to inform members of the public that it has nothing to do..— Nigerian Army (@HQNigerianArmy) November 2, 2019
.....with the so called Bricks company and its illusionary OPI, it is not an army operation and the NA does not create any operation with such name or abbreviation in all its operations across the nation in a manner maliciously presented by the so called Bricks company.— Nigerian Army (@HQNigerianArmy) November 2, 2019
Democratic Candidate Drops Out of The US 2020 Elections
Today makes it exactly a year till the 2020 Presidential elections In the United States of America and on Friday, November 1, Former Congressman, Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas ended his Democratic Presidential Campaign bid due to lack of funds.
Mr O’Rourke told his supporters that he couldn’t raise money to keep up with fellow Democratic contenders.
There are however still 17 other candidates vying for the Democratic Presidential ticket to oust Republican President, Donald Trump.
Our campaign has always been about seeing clearly, speaking honestly, and acting decisively.— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) November 1, 2019
In that spirit: I am announcing that my service to the country will not be as a candidate or as the nominee. https://t.co/8jrBPGuX4t
I am grateful to all the people who made up the heart and soul of this campaign. You were among the hundreds of thousands who made a donation, signed up to volunteer or spread the word about this campaign and our opportunity to help decide the election of our lifetime.— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) November 1, 2019
South Africa Are World Rugby Champions.
South Africa on Saturday, November 2 won the ninth edition of the Rugby world cup in Japan.
They won their third Rugby World cup by defeating England 32-12.
Border To Remain closed Till 2020
The current jerk in the price of some commodities may continue till next year, at least, following the announcement by Nigeria Customs Service that it has received a presidential order to keep Nigerian land borders closed until January 31, 2020.
Nigeria’s land borders to neighbouring countries have been partially closed since August in an operation named ‘exercise swift response’.
The Punch reports that the Deputy Controller of Customs in Charge of Enforcement, Investigation and Inspectorate, Victor Dimka, in a memo made available to newsmen said that despite the overwhelming success of the operation so far, certain objectives are yet to be met.
China Launches World’s largest 5G network
China now has the world's largest 5G network. Telecom operators in the country launched services for the 5G technology on Friday, November 1.
Other countries including the United States and South Korea launched 5G services in select areas earlier this year. But China's commercial network is the biggest, according to Bernstein Research, giving the county more influence over the technology's global evolution.