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…

Looter and Murders’s Club: Peter Obi says South-East looter and killer govs are doing well.

The immediate-past Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has  expressed satisfaction with the level of governance in the South-East  geo-political zone. He made the observation in Lagos on Sunday when Ndigboamaka, a  scoio-cultural organisation, honoured him for the exemplary leadership  he had continued to provide for the Igbo in particular and Nigeria in  general. Speaking…