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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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No automatic ticket for anyone in 2019, says APC – Punch Newspapers

Buhari must go through primaries, says Okorocha Buhari running chop-I-chop govt, says Fayose John Alechenu,Olalekan Adetayo and Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti The All Progressives Congress has come out with its strongest position yet on the controversy generated by the clamour by some party members for an automatic ticket for President …

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I collected N30m Diezani money for logistics – INEC official – Punch Newspapers

Oladimeji Ramon An ex-Administrative Secretary with the Independent National Electoral Commission, Mr. Christian Nwosu, admitted on Thursday that he received and signed for the sum of N264.8m at a branch of Fidelity Bank in the build-up to the 2015 general elections. He added that though he received N30m out of …

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