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Minister lays foundation for two science resource centres in Imo

Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology, has laid the foundation for the establishment of the Research and Design Extension Centre of Nigerian Institute of Leather and Science Technology (NILEST) and the Bio-Resource Development Centre of National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) in Imo State.

Alex Akpa: NABDA committed to diversifying Nigeria’s economy

Prof. Alex Akpa, acting director-general/chief executive officer, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), has said that the agency through the Bio Resources Development Centres (BIODEC) was poised to complement Federal Government’s efforts towards effective diversification of the economy into agriculture for food security.
The Federal Government has approved for environmental release, the Pod Borer Resistant (PBR) Cowpea, popularly known as beans, developed by the Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR), Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

Federal government approves release of pod borer-resistant cowpea

The Federal Government has approved for environmental release, the Pod Borer Resistant (PBR) Cowpea, popularly known as beans, developed by the Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR), Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
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ABINL: Nigeria can generate $10 billion from biotechnology

The Applied Biotechnology Institute of Nigeria (ABINL) has said Nigeria can generate over $10 billion from biotechnology crops if appropriate investment is made into skill development.

Federal government moves to revive textile industries

Several years after textile industries in the country had gone moribund, the Federal Government has concluded plans to resuscitate the sector by supplying the needed raw materials -cotton to all industries across the country.
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Don: Nigeria can generate $1 billion from biotechnology

A United States-based Nigerian Professor of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Prof. Diuto Esiobu, has urged Nigerians to embrace biotechnology certification, saying it will boost the economy and generate at least $1bn in the near future.

Federal government to train, bar biotechnogists from working abroad

The Federal Government has indicated interest to train biotechnologists, biochemists to help improve the economy through the setting up of friuts factories to conserve juice, manufacture pharmaceuticals, but insisting that it will also implement policies barring them from working abroad at least for some time.

NABDA: Lack of awareness affecting use of biotech crops

The Federal Government has said that lack of awareness, ineffective information sharing by scientists and even cultural and religious factors constituted some of the reasons why Nigerians do not make use biotechnology crops.

Prof. Alex Akpa named acting NABDA chief

The federal government has approved the appointment of Prof. Alex Uwadiegwu Akpa, as the Acting Director-General of the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA).

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Benue APC women leader passes on

Women leader of the Benue State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Mrs Victoria Akire has died.
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Presidency orders clearance of congestion in Apapa Port within two weeks

A Presidential directive has been issued for the immediate clearing up of the Apapa gridlock and the restoration of law and order to Apapa and its environs within 2 weeks.