Five Things You May Have Missed Over the Weekend.

In News 2019-11-04 13:16:49
Five Things You May Have Missed Over the Weekend.
Five Things You May Have Missed Over the Weekend.


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.







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.



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.