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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.
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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.
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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.

NBMA, SON sign MoU on regulation of GMOs

The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) on proper regulation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).

National Biosafety Agency, unbiased umpire in GMOs matters – Rufus Ebegba

Dr Rufus Ebegba, the Director-General of National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), says the agency is an unbiased umpire in matters relating to Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in the country.

Fed govt advises civil servants on regular exercises

The Federal Government has advised civil servants to embrace regular exercise so as to be physically and mentally fit to discharge their duties efficiently.

We don’t have any genetically mortified food, but plants – FG

Federal Government has strongly assured its citizenry again that the country’s bio-security is guaranteed, insisting that there is no Genetically Mortified Foods (GMO) in Nigeria.

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Bayelsa government declares balance surplus of N18.564 billion for October

Gboribiogha Jonah, the Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, has disclosed that the state government recorded a balance surplus of N18.564billion as at October 31, 2018.

LASPOTECH shuns ASUP strike

The academic staff of the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu, have defiled the ongoing nationwide strike declared by the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic on Wednesday.