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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.

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).

Ex-President Obasanjo seeks biotech in agriculture to boost food production

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Wednesday, declared that unless innovative advances such as biotechnology are achieved in agriculture, global efforts at ending hunger would remain a mirage.

Atiku Abubakar: Good leadership, tackling corruption won’t solve Nigeria’s problems

A former vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, on Thursday said that providing good leadership and fighting corruption would not make Nigeria’s problems disappear.

Federal govt inaugurates committee on development of nanotechnology

The Federal Ministry of Science and Technology on Tuesday inaugurated National Steering Committee on Nanotechnology development to produce policy that would guide Nanotechnology operation in the country.

Nigeria ready to be Africa manufacturing hub – Ogbonnaya Onu

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, says Nigeria is ready to become the manufacturing hub for Africa.

Technological devt: Fed govt to strengthen capacity of polytechnics – minister

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, on Saturday said the federal government was committed to strengthening the capacity of polytechnics to train competent graduates for technological development in the country.

Fed govt to boost Nigeria’s GDP via biotechnology – official

The Federal Government on Tuesday announced plans to improve the country’s Gross Domestic Products via biotechnology (the use of biological processes in industrial production).

Jigawa varsity fixes 160 as cut-off for 2017/2018 admissions

The Federal University, Dutse in Jigawa, has approved 160 cut-off point as its benchmark for the 2017/2018 admissions against the 120 set by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board for universities in the country.

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