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93-year-old Mugabe resists military pressure to resign – Punch Newspapers

The Zimbabwean’s President, Robert Mugabe, has refused to resign after a military coup, insisting that he remains the only legitimate ruler of the country. But pressure is mounting on the 93-year-old former guerrilla to accept offers of a graceful exit, sources said on Thursday. READ ALSO: 11 powerful Mugabe quotes A …

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Reps want Lagos/Ibadan road, 2nd N’Bridge completed in 2018 – Punch Newspapers

John Ameh, Abuja The House of Representatives on Thursday explained its decision to approve the $5.5bn loan request by President Muhammadu Buhari. It said lawmakers had confidence in Buhari to spend the money judiciously to ensure that the country’s economy did not relapse into recession again. The House had approved …

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Court adjourns Patience Jonathan’s rights violation suit till December – Punch Newspapers

The Federal High Court, Abuja has fixed December 8 to rule on a breach of fundamental human rights suit filed by Patience Jonathan, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan. Jonathan is asking the court to compel the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to respect her fundamental rights to privacy, …

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Paedophile dwarf spared jail because he’s too short for prison – Punch Newspapers

Bryan Anthony Bowen approached two girls on Facebook, sending them obscene messages and asking for naked pictures, according to the Daily Post. Judge Rhys Rowland said that Bowen, 26, of Welshpool, was “small in stature and emotionally inadequate,” saying he would have a hard time in prison. Bowen, who had …

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