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Adoption of agric biotechnology would end hunger in Nigeria – minister

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has said that agricultural biotechnology and Genetically Modified Organism has the potential to play a very critical role in ensuring that the country produces enough food to feed its citizens.
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Nigeria to earn N48 billion annually from new cowpea variety

The Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR), Zaria has developed a new cowpea variety that would inject N48 billion into country’s economy annually.
Popular Nigerian actress and comedienne, Helen Paul, has bagged a Ph.D in Theatre Arts from the University of Lagos.

Comedian Helen Paul bags PhD from University of Lagos

Popular Nigerian actress and comedienne, Helen Paul, has bagged a Ph.D in Theatre Arts from the University of Lagos.

Obinna Chidoka: NBMA fully backed by National Assembly

The Chairman House Committee on Environment and Habitat, Honourable Obinna Chidoka, has said that the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has the full support of the National Assembly.
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.
Suleiman Hassan Zarma

Minister Zarma urges biosafety agency to be more visible

The Minister of Environment, Mr Suleiman Zarma, has urged the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) to be more visible in the public space to be appreciated and supported by more Nigerians.

Group calls for ban on genetically modified food in Nigeria

A non-governmental organisation, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), has called on government to ban the importation of Genetically Modified (GM) food products and crops into Nigeria due to their health risks.

NAQS to ensure agric produce meets international standard

The Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service has reiterated its commitment to ensure that the country’s agricultural produce meets international standard in line with the International Plant Protection Convention.

Farmers want federal government to ban maize importation

Maize Association of Nigeria (MAAN) has called on the Federal Government to ban the importation of maize into the country to encourage local production.

MDAs, NBMA validate biosafety mainstreaming strategy for Nigeria

Some ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) in collaboration with the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) have reviewed and validated a National Biosafety Mainstreaming Strategy that will further strengthen the biosafety regulatory regime and its inclusion in various sectors of the economy.

Court strikes out suit against GMOs in Nigeria

The Federal High Court on Wednesday in Abuja struck out a suit filed against the issuance of permits and subsequent release of Genetically Modified (GM) crops including BT cotton in the country.
NBMA chief Rufus Ebegba

NBMA, NABDA, others under fire over release of GM products

The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) and the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) have come under attack for registering and releasing some Genetically-Modified (GM) products and the Bt cotton, one of the subjects of litigation into the country, despite pending suit in the Federal High Court.

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.
NBMA chief Rufus Ebegba

Federal government orders confiscation of genetically modified products without Biosafety permits

The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), on Thursday, said it has, in conjunction with the Nigerian Customs Services, ordered the immediate confiscation of imported Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) product into the country without a Biosafety permit.

APC South Africa commends President Buhari over boards appointment

The All Progressives Congress (APC), South Africa chapter, on Sunday, commended President Muhammadu Buhari on the constitution of the Governing Boards of Agencies and Parastatals.

Presidency defends board appointment list

The Presidency says there is nothing “scandalous or extraordinary’’ in the inclusion of the names of some dead persons in the list of appointments into boards of some agencies released on Friday.

Dead persons: SERAP asks President Buhari to withdraw board appointments

According to the organization, “Taking partisan politics out of the appointments to boards of agencies and parastatals is one surest way for Buhari to show that his government is truly one of change, that would do things differently from successive governments that apparently handed out board appointments to reward party members, supporters and cronies.”

Board appointment: Nobody is above mistake – Senator Okpozo’s wife

Wife of late leader of the All Progressives Congress in Delta State, Mrs. Anna Okpozo, said people should stop blaming President Muhammadu Buhari over the appointment of her late husband, Senator Francis Okpozo, in the recent board appointment saying no body is above mistake.

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Police inspector killed during shootout with herdsmen in Delta

The remains of a police inspector, simply identified as Muhammad, was Thursday recovered after he was declared missing following a gun battle with armed herdsmen at a bush in Uvwiamughe community in Ughelli North local government area of Delta State.
U.S. and Chinese deputy trade negotiators were set to resume face-to-face talks on Thursday for the first time in nearly two months as the world's two largest economies try to bridge deep policy differences and find a way out of a bitter and protracted trade war.

US, Chinese trade deputies face off in Washington amid deep differences

U.S. and Chinese deputy trade negotiators were set to resume face-to-face talks on Thursday for the first time in nearly two months as the world's two largest economies try to bridge deep policy differences and find a way out of a bitter and protracted trade war.

Tipper driver flees after killing two in Anambra

A tipper driver on Thursday killed two persons at Mbanakwa Okpuno, Nnewichi in Nnewi North Local Government Area of Anambra State.

Tribunal upholds Akwa Ibom governor’s victory

The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, on Thursday upheld the March 9 election of Governor Udom Emmanuel of the Peoples Democratic Party.
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Bayelsa guber: APC’ll shock PDP – lawmaker

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would receive the greatest shocker of its life by losing the November 16 governorship election says All Progressive Congress (APC) House of Representatives member, representing Nembe/Brass Federal Constituency, Hon Israel Sunny-Goli.