Abacha: SERAP drags Jonathan, AGF to court over withdrawal of N446bn charge

By LUKMAN OLABIYI Following the withdrawal of corruption charges against the son of  late military dictator, Gen. Sani Abacha, Muhammed Abacha, a Non  Governmental Organisation (NGO), Socio-Economic Rights and  Accountability Project (SERAP) has dragged the Federal Government to  court.  Respondents in the suit are President Goodluck Jonathan and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF),…

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…