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…

Massacre 258 Northern Christians killed in 7 days (June 23-June 29, 2014) •Christian communities may be wiped out —Intersociety

Some 258 Christians in Nigeria’s North were killed in the past seven days (June 23-June 29) as the insecurity in the region further worsens, the International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety) said today. The group in a statement issued in Onitsha in the country’s South-East raised the alarm over what…