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Kenya says a rare white giraffe spotted in a conservancy

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 reported the sighting of a rare white giraffe in a privately-owned conservancy in the north-eastern county of Garissa that neighbours Somalia. Rare white giraffe in a private Ishaqbini Hirola Conservancy in Kenya According to KWS, the white giraffe, whose gender had not been verified, was spotted foraging at Ishaqbini Hirola Conservancy ...

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Biosafety agency restates commitment to safety in applying modern biotechnology


The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has reiterated its commitment to ensure the safety of the public while applying modern biotechnology to boost food security and economic development of citizens. Dr Rufus Ebegba, Director-General, National Biosafety Management Agency with staff members at a programme to review Draft of the National Guidelines on the Regulation of Gene Editing In Abuja Dr ...

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Standing against food colonialism – Nnimmo Bassey

Nnimmo Bassey

A short video produced by the North Africa Network for Food Sovereignty showed the origin and solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic. The video showed that it is not enough to say that the virus jumped from animals to humans as that is little more than skimming the surface of the rather intricate webs in the socio-economic systems that have thrown ...

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Novel species of fungi discovered on bat carcasses in China

A subterranean expedition conducted by researchers at World Agroforestry (ICRAF) East and Central Asia Programme; Centre for Mountain Futures; and Kunming Institute of Botany (KIB) at the Chinese Academy of Sciences highlights the importance of understanding the ways in which the relationships between fungal species and other cave organisms may have serious ecological and economic implications. Bat The expedition discovered ...

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Partnership to educate farmers on use of GM cowpea technology


The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) is collaborating with the National Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison Services (NAERLS) to provide useful and timely information to farmers across Nigeria on the appropriate use of the PBR Cowpea technology. Cowpea The PBR Cowpea (SAMPEA 20-T), a genetically modified cowpea variety, developed by the Institute for Agricultural Research, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) in ...

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Journalist, Azuh Arinze, unveils two new books

Azuh Arinze

The Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of YES INTERNATIONAL! Magazine, Azuh Arinze, has unveiled two new books that feature success stories of high-profile individuals and lessons from his journalism career. Azuh Arinze Azuh announced the launch of his literary pieces entitled, Success Is Not Served A La Carte and Encounters – Lessons From My Journalism Career, at an exclusive virtual media event ...

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Govt lists achievements of Ogoniland clean-up

Ogoni Clean-up

The Federal Ministry of Environment has said that, despite some challenges encountered along the line, the Ogoni clean-up project has recorded remarkable achievements within its three years of operation. Officials of Earthpro Unique Integrated Nigeria Limited at Lot 5 in Alode Community in Eleme LGA, Rivers State The spokesman in the ministry, Saghir el Mohammed, said that the Federal Government ...

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25m Nigerians to get solar energy connectivity under Economic Sustainability Plan


Some five million households, serving about 25 million individual Nigerians who are currently not connected to the National Grid, will be installed with solar energy. Renewable energy: Solar panels This disclosure forms part of the provisions of the Nigeria Economic Sustainability Plan (NESP), which also submits that solar equipment manufacturers will be required to set up production facilities in Nigeria, ...

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Nigeria extends second phase of COVID-19 eased lockdown by four weeks

Boss Mustapha

The Federal Government of Nigeria on Monday, June 29, 2020 extended the Phase II of the eased lockdown by another four weeks with effect from Tuesday, June 30. Boss Mustapha, Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Mr Boss Mustapha, the chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and ...

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COVID-19: Enugu raises concern over mysterious deaths

Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi

Enugu State Government of Nigeria has expressed concern over increasing incidences of mysterious deaths across the state. Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State Prof. Emmanuel Ejim, the Chairman, COVID-19 Expert Medical Advisory Committee on De-escalation of the Outbreak, disclosed this on Monday, June 29, 2020 during its maiden press briefing in Enugu, the state capital. Ejim said that the foregoing ...

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