Take a stand against Boko Haram terrorists, Ex-US Asst Secretary of State Mr. James Rubin tells FG

The Federal Government has been advised to take a decisive stand to end terrorist activities of the Boko Haram insurgents in the country. Speaking, yesterday, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State at an Energy Environment and Investment forum organised by the Rivers State Government, former United State’s Assistant Secretary of States, Mr. James Rubin, said there…

National Conference bans non-graduates from becoming lawmakers, governors or president •Scraps SIECs

The National Conference today set the minimum academic qualification for candidates seeking elective positions. For the Presidential, Governorship and National Assembly candidates, first degree or its equivalent was set as the mandatory qualification. Candidates seeking to contest for State Houses of Assembly and Local Government Chairmanship elections are also expected to possess a first degree…

Car Bomb Explodes at Market in Northeast Nigeria

BAUCHI, Nigeria — Jul 1, 2014, 4:54 AM ET By HARUNA UMAR and MICHELLE FAUL Associated Press Associated PressA car bomb exploded in a market in Nigeria’s northeastern city of  Maiduguri on Tuesday morning, and dozens of people are feared dead,  witnesses said.They immediately blamed Boko Haram, the Islamic extremist group whose  birthplace is Maiduguri…