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At last, Tukur resigns

Embattled National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, has resigned. A senior member of the divided National Working Committee of the party, who spoke with our correspondent in Abuja on Wednesday , said President Goodluck Jonathan will inform the meeting of the National Caucus of the party …

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Blaq version 1.3 for BlackBerry 10

 It was recently posted that the awesome BlackBerry 10 Twitter app Blaq had received a big update, bringing features such as true BlackBerry Hub integration, a lite theme and more. Now it’s time for a quick hands on demo if you are still in two minds whether to purchase the …

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Nigeria bans same-sex marriage

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has signed into law a ban on same-sex marriage in Africa’s most populous nation. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry slammed the decision Monday. “Beyond even prohibiting same-sex marriage, this law dangerously restricts freedom of assembly, association and expression for all Nigerians,” he said in a …

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JPMorgan Beats Earnings Estimates

JPMorgan Chase’s fourth quarter earnings results beat Wall Street analyst earnings estimates. JPMorgan reported adjusted earnings per share of $1.40. Analysts expected the bank to report adjusted EPS of $1.37, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The bank reported Q4 revenue of $23.2 billion. The bank was expected to post …

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Pakistani school to be renamed for teen who died tackling bomber

The northern Pakistani school where a teenage boy died while tackling a suicide bomber last week will be renamed in his honor, a top provincial official announced Monday. The school will be named after Aitazaz Hassan Bangash, the 14-year-old boy who authorities say saved an untold number of fellow students by sacrificing …

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Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA best player award

Cristiano Ronaldo has won the FIFA Ballon d’Or award for 2013, ending Lionel Messi’s four-year run as the world’s best player. Ronaldo scored 69 goals for Real Madrid and Portugal last year, and his stunning hat trick against Sweden in a decisive World Cup playoff was perhaps the defining individual …

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Naira remains firm against the dollar, pound sterling

The Nigerian currency, the Naira, on Friday traded on a stable platform against two major international currencies, the dollar and the pound sterling, as transactions ended for the week. The  dollar and the pound sterling were sold at N155.72 and N170, respectively, at the official and bureau de change since …

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Ariel Sharon, former Israeli Prime Minister, dead at 85

 Ariel Sharon, whose half century as a military and political leader in Israel was marked with victories and controversies, died Saturday after eight years in a coma, Israeli Army Radio reported. Sharon was 85. Sharon died at Sheba Medical Center in the Tel Aviv suburb of Tel Hashomer. The Israeli statesman …

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Teen Dies Saving Classmates From Suicide Bomber

The ‘Other’ Malalas He was an average student from Hangu, a remote town in North Western Pakistan, but he has become a national hero. Aitzaz Hasan, 14, stopped a suicide bomber from entering his school Monday and sacrificed his life to protect his fellow students. “I saw Aitzaz trying to …

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Terrifying Video of Hawaiian Plane Crash From Inside the Cabin

Dramatic video of a plane crash that killed a woman off the coast of Hawaii last month shows the moment of impact and an orderly evacuation of the fuselage by passengers, who used plane debris to stay afloat as they waited to be rescued. Passenger Ferdinand Puentes 39, was on the 2002 Cessna Grand …

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All Norwegians become millionaires as oil fund balloons

Everyone in Norway became a theoretical krone millionaire on Wednesday in a milestone for the world’s biggest sovereign wealth fund that has ballooned thanks to high oil and gas prices. Set up in 1990, the fund owns around 1 percent of the world’s stocks, as well as bonds and real …

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Arrested Diplomat Indicted on Fraud Charge

The Indian diplomat who was strip-searched and accused of paying her housekeeper far less than she claimed on a visa application has been indicted on charges of visa fraud and making false statements. Devyani Khobragade’s treatment in New York has been the subject of large-scale protests in India. Originally it …

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