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I still miss my days as a broadcaster –Danladi Bako­­ – Punch Newspapers

Mallam Nasir Danladi Bako, veteran broadcaster and a former Director General of National Broadcasting Commission, relives his days as a journalist and other sundry issues in this interview with ‘NONYE BEN-NWANKWO How would you describe your life at 60? I just feel the burden of responsibility to do certain things …

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Don’t allow us die of hunger, sickness, Imo contractors beg Okorocha – Punch Newspapers

Scores of contractors who undertook the construction of city gates in Owerri, the Imo State capital and businessmen who supplied materials and beverages during the 2012 birthday anniversary celebration of Governor Rochas Okorocha have beckoned on the state government to pay them for their services Speaking to newsmen on Friday …

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Herdsmen to move 10 million cows to Nasarawa – Punch Newspapers

About 10 million cows belonging to members of the Miyetti-Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria will be moved into Awe Local Government Area of Nasarawa State from Benue following the enactment of anti-grazing bill by the Benue State Government. Chairman of MACBAN in the area, Alhaji Musa Muahhed-Mati, who gave …

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I haven’t declared for Presidency, Atiku says – Punch Newspapers

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has denied reports that he has formally declared his intention to run for president in 2019. Atiku said this in a statement by his media office on Friday. READ ALSO: Nigeria urges Spain to dialogue with Catalonia He distanced himself from a video which …

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Pistorius didn’t show genuine remorse for girlfriend’s murder, increase his jail term – Prosecutors – Punch Newspapers

South African prosecutors argued Friday that Oscar Pistorius’ six-year jail sentence for murder must be increased, saying he failed to show genuine remorse after killing his girlfriend. The Paralympic athlete shot dead Reeva Steenkamp in the early hours of Valentine’s Day in 2013 when he fired four times through the …

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Prosecutors seek longer jail term for convicted murderer, Oscar Pistorius – Punch Newspapers

South African prosecutors will argue Friday for Oscar Pistorius to be given a longer jail sentence, saying the six years he is serving for the murder of his girlfriend was “shockingly low”. The National Prosecution Authority will present its case to a one-day hearing at the Supreme Court of Appeal …

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Nigerians in Chinese prisons seek transfer to Kirikiri, others – Punch Newspapers

Many prisoners have inundated Nigeria, asking to be transferred from Chinese prisons, but such transfers are impossible for now. Transfer of prisoners from China to Nigeria can only be possible if there is a signed treaty to the effect by the two countries. There is no treaty between the countries …

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