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Army launches ‘Crocodile Smile’ as #EndSARS protests spread to more cities

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The Nigerian Army says it is set to start its annual exercise “Crocodile Smile” to identify, track and counter negative propaganda in the social media and across the cyberspace, The Cable reports.

In a statement, Musa Sagir, army spokesman, said the exercise will begin across the nation from Tuesday.

“This year’s Exercise CROCODILE SMILE V1 is scheduled to commence from the 20th of October to the 31st of December 2020,” Sagir said in a statement.

“The Exercise is deliberately intended to be all encompassing to include cyber warfare exercises designed to identify, track and counter negative propaganda in the social media and across the cyberspace.

“This is the first ever Cyberwarfare exercise to be conducted in the history of the African Armed Forces. Accordingly, the exercise will also include positive identification component aimed at identifying Boko Haram terrorists fleeing from the North East and other parts of the country as a result of the ongoing operations in the various theatres of operations especially in the Northeast, North Central and North Western parts of Nigeria.

“The Nigerian Army, once again, reassures all well meaning Nigerians of its commitment to the sustenance of peace and security in Nigeria and urges members of the public for their support and understanding throughout the period of the exercise.”

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Don’t give up, stay hopeful – Alicia Keys reacts to #EndSARS protest

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As the End SARS protest continues to trend online and offline in Nigeria, popular international singer, Alicia Keys has also joined numerous foreign celebrities to lend her voice in the call for an end to police brutality in the country.

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Alicia Keys made this known via her Twitter handle on Friday as she urged Nigerians to stay hopeful and not give up.

She wrote, “My love goes out to #Nigeria #America and everywhere in the world that is fighting to change the systems designed to oppress! #EndSARS#EndPoliceBrutality #BlackLivesMatter Don’t give up Stay hopeful We are needed You light is needed Your love is needed We are who we need…”

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Edo Prison Break: Obaseki gives fleeing inmates additional days to return

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Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has extended the ultimatum issued to fleeing inmates to return by one week, till Friday, October 30, 2020.

The governor, who had earlier given the fleeing inmates till Friday to return, said the extension by one week followed the positive response so far observed within the last few hours, PUNCH reports.

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Recall that that hoodlums hijacked the #EndSARS protests against police brutality to invade two correctional facilities in Benin City during the week, freeing about 2,000 prisoners in the process.

In a statement on Friday by Obaseki’s Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, the governor said this was the outcome of a Security Meeting held with heads of security agencies in the state today.

“The extension of the ultimatum is as a result of the positive response from the prisoners, as a good number of them have since returned to the two correctional facilities. The new window is to allow more prisoners to return to the centres willingly,” the statement quoted Obaseki as saying.

The governor also reviewed the curfew time in the state to commence from 6pm to 6am daily, as against 4pm to 6am.

The adjustment would take effect from Saturday, October 24, 2020, the statement added.

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Dele-Giwa: My father would be proud of Nigerian youths – Daughter

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Ayodele Dele-Giwa, the daughter of slain journalist Dele Giwa, has revealed how she thinks her father would have reacted if he were still alive.

Dele Giwa was assasinated by a mail bomb explosion on October 19, 1986, exactly 34 years ago.

Monday being the 34th anniversary of his passing, his daughter pointed out that he’d have joined the current End SARS protests if he were alive.

She added that he would “be so proud of what the ‘lazy’ Nigerian youths have been doing over the past 11 days”.

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