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Israel, Iran holding separate large scale aerial drills


By Ismail Auwal Blue Flag 2021 is seeing the participation of seven countries while Iran's Modafe’an Aseman-e Velayat 1400 is aimed at testing the capabilities of its Air Force. As tensions continue to rise between Iran and Israel, both countries are holding large-scale aerial exercises. Israel and seven nations – Germany, Italy, Britain, France, India, Greece and the US – are participating...

NCC alerts telecom consumers on Flubot Malware


_Lists measures to guard against attack_ By Ismail Auwal The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) wishes to alert millions of Nigerian telecom consumers of the existence of new, high-risk and extremely-damaging, Malware called Flubot. A malware is a generic word used to describe a virus or software, designed specially to “disrupt, damage, or gain unauthorized access to a computer system.” According to the information...

Just in: Femi Otedola takes over First Bank Nigeria


By Ismail Auwal Nigerian billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola has on  Friday, October 22, took over First Bank of Nigeria Plc. Otedola took over First Bank with his recent acquisition of about N30 billion worth of shares, making him the single largest shareholder of the bank. According to the Street Journal report, Otedola being the largest shareholder means he holds the highest voting...

Sudan: Rival protest leaders call for peace


By Ismail Auwal Rival Sudanese protest leaders on Wednesday urged their supporters to remain peaceful, on the eve of a critical day of demonstrations over the fate of the country's fragile transition to civilian rule. Opposing factions of the civilian umbrella Forces for Freedom and Change, including a pro-military splinter group, have called for competing rallies Thursday. The civilian umbrella alliance spearheaded...

Trump to launch new social network, “Truth”


By Salim Yunusa Donald Trump, the former US president, is set to launch a social media platform named ‘Truth’ — a few months after he was banned from Twitter and Facebook. In a statement on Wednesday by the stakeholders involved, it was revealed that ‘Truth Social’ will be created through a company formed by a merger of the Trump media and...

Fadima Ibrahim: The quiet  Amazon


Tunde Olagunju The word "Amazon" is easily bandied about when describing thereabout any female, but I must say I have found a lady who has truly lived up to the definition of it. An Amazon is a member of a legendary race of female warriors believed by the ancient Greeks to exist in Scythia (near the Black Sea in modern...

A pig kidney has been successfully transplanted into a human for the first time


ON OCTOBER 19th, USA Today, an American newspaper, reported that surgeons in New York had successfully transplanted a pig kidney into a human subject. The organ was successfully attached for three days in an experimental procedure on a brain-dead patient. It was the culmination of years of work; scientists have dreamed of xenotransplantation, in which organs from animals are put...

Arsenal sign four-year-old wonderkid still in nursery with Gunners scout left in awe


By Ismail Auwal Arsenal sign a FOUR-YEAR OLD, who is still at nursery, dubbed 'little Messi' and has thousands watching his skill videos on Instagram, after he was scouted while playing with kids twice his age   Arsenal have demonstrated that it is never too early to spot future talent after the Gunners signed a four-year-old Instagram sensation dubbed 'little Messi'. Zayn Ali Salman,...

830 persons kidnapped in Kaduna within 3 months


By Salim Yunusa   The Kaduna State Commissioner Internal Security and Homes Affairs Samuel Aruwan said 830 persons were kidnapped in the state within 3 months.   He added that a total of 69 bandits were also killed during engagements with ground forces in different parts of the State from July to September 2021.   The commissioner disclosed this while presenting the 3rd quarter Security...

 Bandits attack Kaduna-Abuja train


By Ismail Auwal Suspected bandits attacked Kaduna- Abuja train on Wednesday. The bandits according to Senator Shehu Sani,  planted an explosive that destroyed the rail track and shattered the windshield of the train engine. " They also opened fire, targeting the Driver and the Tank.It happened between Dutse and Rijana stations." " The Driver struggled to move towards Kaduna Rigasa station," he said. Sani,...

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