Nigerian Army launches Exercise Crocodile Smile in South West [PHOTOS] (By Daily Post Nigeria)

1. The Commander of the 32 Artillery Brigade, Brigadier-General James Ataguba stated this on Thursday, during the decoration of two officers of the Brigade, Ojo Adelegan and Samson Oladunjoye, who were promoted to the ranks of major.

2. The Nigerian Army had said the “Exercise Crocodile Smile II” exercise was an operation meant to ensure the safety of the South West.

3. Over 1,000 men of the Nigerian Army have been assembled in Lagos for the flag off of Exercise Crocodile Smile II is South West.

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Operation Crocodile Smile II intended to increase rhythm of our combat operations (By Vanguard)

1. Commander of the 16 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier-General Kevin Aligbe who led personnel of brigade on environmental sanitation exercise in Yenagoa, as parts of the series of activities lined up for the period of the Crocodile Smile II in the state said there was no need for the populace to panic.

2. According to him, “Operation Crocodile Smile II is intended to increase the rhythm of our combat operations in the creeks and land base activities.

3. The Nigerian Army Saturday shed light on the second phase of its Operation Crocodile Smile in Bayelsa State saying it was to increase the rhythm and mileage of its operation in the Niger Delta.

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The Latin Mass in Nigeria (By New York Times)

1. When Greek died out, the church swapped it with common (Vulgate) Latin for the sake of eucharistic participants.

2. Re “Why Nigerian Catholics Love Latin Mass,” by Matthew Schmitz (Sunday Review, Oct. 1):.

3. In the same way, when Latin ceased to be understood, the bishops of Vatican II opened the door, again for the good of the people, with modern languages.

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Buhari asked us to concentrate on Northern Nigeria (By Daily Post Nigeria)

1. The President of the World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim, on Thursday said President Muhammadu Buhari asked the body to concentrate on the Northern part of Nigeria.

2. “Focusing on the northern part of Nigeria, we hope that as commodity prices stabilise and oil prices come back up, the economy will grow a bit more.

3. Kim said, “You know, in my very first meeting with President Buhari, he said specifically that he would like us to shift our focus to the northern region of Nigeria and we’ve done that.

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Nigerian farmers threaten not to produce in 2018 (By Daily Post Nigeria)

1. He, however, lamented that “today the strategic grain reserve does not have anything and instead of looking inward to buy from farmers, what we have seen today is an importation that is inimical to the progress of Agriculture in Nigeria that should not happen”.

2. The President, All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Kabiru Ibrahim, has said members of the association may not produce crops in 2018 as a result of the low prices they are currently experiencing.

3. “In the world today every country does limited production, by putting hurdles in the path of importing things from elsewhere to be able to feed itself but in Nigeria today the contrary has happened.

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Why Igbos no longer trust Nigerian Army (By Daily Post Nigeria)

1. “Statistically speaking, (1) the GOC 82 Division of the Nigerian Army in Enugu is headed by Major.

2. The group, in a statement by Emeka Umeagbalasi, its Chair, Chinwe Umeche, Head, Democracy & Good Governance; and Obianuju Igboeli, Head, Civil Liberties & Rule of Law, affirmed that the greatest threat facing the Nigerian Army, is “its integrity and professionalism (if any) as well as its general acceptance and factorization into the multi ethno-religious federation of Nigeria is its present lopsided composition; designed and executed by the present Buhari/Osinbajo Administration since 29th May 2015. .

3. “Also, the case is the barefaced evidence in the present northernization of the commanding positions of the Nigerian Army and other military formations in Southeast Nigeria or Igbo Land.

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Nigerian Army reveals reason behind launch of Operation Crocodile Smile (By Daily Post Nigeria)

1. In his remarks at the occasion, Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, commended the army and other security agencies in the state for the recent raid of the kidnappers’ dens and the arrest of some of the hoodlums in the forest in Akoko.

2. The Commander of the 32 Artillery Brigade, Brigadier-General James Ataguba stated this on Thursday, during the decoration of two officers of the Brigade, Ojo Adelegan and Samson Oladunjoye, who were promoted to the ranks of major.

3. The Nigerian Army has allayed the fears of residents in the South-West, over the flag-off of “Operation Crocodile Smile” exercise, saying the operation is to ensure safety.

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MonkeyPox: Another wicked plot to set our people against Nigerian Army – Igbo group (By Daily Post Nigeria)

1. Addressing newsmen on Tuesday on the report, national president of INM, Mazi Ifeanyi Igwe, observed that the fact on ground showed that the larger population of the southeast are law abiding and have very cordial relationship with the military and all security agencies in Nigeria, including the Nigerian Army, adding that only those with criminal intent need to fear for their illicit activities, which the Army has thwarted.

2. The Igbo for Nigeria Movement, INM, has faulted the reports in some quarters that the suspected cases of MonkeyPox recorded in some states were caused by the Medical Outreach of Operation Python Dance II by the Nigerian Army.

3. He added, “The court order that designated IPoB as a terror group also outlawed its activities which leaves us at a loss of why a terrorist under the name of Emma Powerful continues to freely operate with the group’s name without being arrested.

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Kabba-Kafanchan, Benin bypass, Onitsha-Enugu, Lokoja-Ajaokuta among ‘Nigeria’s worst roads’- Report (By Premium Times)

1. In September, SBM surveyed 45 drivers from 45 transport companies in Lagos and Abuja- each of the survey respondents travels an average of three routes, and with some overlap – meaning that the researchers were provided with information at least 102 instances of road travel route information.

2. Whilst it is well reported that Nigeria has the largest road network in West Africa – 108,000km of surfaced roads (32,000km of which has been built and is managed by the Federal Government), a large-scale independent review of the current state of the country’s road network has been absent.

3. SBM Intelligence, a geopolitical and socio-economic research firm, undertook a study of the state of Nigeria’s major expressways by obtaining feedback from the roads’ most important users – commercial vehicle drivers.

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