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Facebook Is Launching Its Own ‘Retweet’ Button

By Ellis Hamburger Under the surface of Paper — Facebook‘s new mobile app that’s half news feed, half news reader — lies an important new feature that works just like Twitter‘s well-known “retweet.” At the bottom of any post inside Paper, you can tap an arrow symbol to bring up a Share dialog and then[Read More…]

Google Reports Higher Profit By Rolfe Winkler

By Rolfe Winkler Google posted a 17% increase in revenue and a 17% increase in net income in the fourth quarter compared with the prior year, one day after it announced plans to sell its unprofitable Motorola smartphone unit. WSJ’s Rolfe Winkler reports.  Investors seem happy that Google Inc. GOOG +2.57% is streamlining its businesses, and[Read More…]

Chinese New Year 2014: Google Doodle Marks Year Of The Horse

  (The Independent) Google has celebrated Chinese New Year with an animated Doodle on its search page. This year is the Year of the Horse, which is said to bring prosperity and wealth. Chinese New Year is celebrated on the first day of the Chinese calendar, and this year it[Read More…]

Edward Snowden Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

By Associated Press Two Norwegian politicians say they have jointly nominated former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden for the 2014 Nobel peace prize. Socialist politicians Baard Vegar Solhjell, a former environment minister, and Snorre Valen said the public debate and policy changes “in the wake of Snowden’s whistleblowing has contributed to a[Read More…]

Jay-Z Lands First UK No. 1 Album

By Press Association Hip-hop icon Jay-Z has achieved his first UK number one album with Magna Carta Holy Grail landing at the top of the charts.The record ousted Mumford & Sons’ Babel which enjoyed surging sales because of the folk-rock band’s appearance at Glastonbury. Jaz-Z’s 13-track LP comfortably outsold its[Read More…]

ICT: An Agenda For Transformation

By Olabode Ogun Transforming Nigeria to becoming one of the world’s 20 largest economy, without strong and functional institutions of government, is an arduous task even with the modest intention. There is no doubt that our nation can only thrive on the strength of various institutions involved in the process of governance.[Read More…]

Same Sex Marriage: Who Be Government Teacher? By Reno Omokri

By Reno Omokri The criticism President Goodluck Jonathan has faced in some quarters for signing the Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Bill 2011 into law is in my opinion clearly misplaced. For one, these critics have to understand that the way and manner democracy works, at least in Nigeria, is that the[Read More…]

Chukwudi Nwokoye: On the Nigeria’s Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Act 2014 otherwise known as Gay Marriage Act

By Chukwudi Nwokoye Gay Marriage is a non-starter in Nigeria! It would never happen with or without the above Act banning it! It would not work in Nigeria, at least in my generation. This is because our culture frowns at it, our morals and religious teachings forbid it. The family structures[Read More…]

Wikipedia Founder, Jimmy Backs ‘Good Causes’ Mobile Operator

By Paul Sandle LONDON (Reuters) – Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales has taken a “substantial” stake in The People’s Operator (TPO), a London-based mobile provider that pays 10 percent of revenue to good causes, with the aim of taking it to the United States and other markets. Wales said TPO had pulled off[Read More…]

Eferovo Igho: The Gay Madness And Canada’s Rubbish

By Eferovo Igho When the gay madness sprang up to confront sanity, decency and natural decorum I did two write-ups in the Vanguard newspaper of November 22, 2011 and December 21, 2011. I wish to draw from both works because they are as timely now as when I wrote them and[Read More…]