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NABDA enumerates advantages of Bt Cotton to Nigeria


The National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) has said that Biotech Cotton (Bt cotton) will impact Nigeria’s economy by increasing the growth of Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The GM Bt Cotton is said to have failed in Burkina Faso, with farmers making claims from Monsanto Dr Rose Gidado, the Deputy Director, NABDA, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on ...

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600,000mt of sharks, rays caught yearly by world’s top 20 catchers – Report

Angel Shark

A study prepared by TRAFFIC has identified the world’s top 20 shark and ray catchers and traders, who collectively account for some 80% of global reported catch averaged by year between 2007–2017. The Angel Shark is assessed as Critically Endangered in the IUCN Red List Released on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, the study says commercial and artisanal vessels from Indonesia, Spain, ...

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Nigeria, China collaborate to curb illegal wildlife trade

Nigeria-China CITES

Nigeria and China are set to strengthen bilateral relations to tackle illegal wildlife trade in line with the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). L-R: Minister of State for Environment, Chief Sharon Ikeazor; Minister of Environment, Dr Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar; and Chinese Team Leader and NAFGA Vice Administrator, Li Shumings, during the meeting ...

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Aircraft to spray yellow fever vector in Yankari Game Reserve

Yankari National Park

The Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (BSHCDA) says the state government has approved the use of an aircraft to spray the Yankari Game Reserve to fight yellow fever vector. Yankari National Park Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, Chairman of the agency, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Bauchi. “The governor has approved the ...

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Renewable energy experts offer to train returnee xenophobia victims

ICEED trains solar technicians

Anticipating the need to quickly integrate the disenchanted Nigerian victims of xenophobic attacks from South Africa into the fabric of society and give them hope for a better future, the Council for Renewable Energy Nigeria (CREN) says it is offering free training to returnee Nigerians to learn all about renewable energy technologies. Just as ICEED trains these solar technicians, CREN ...

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Scientific innovation may turn Australia’s arid land into green pasture

Murdoch University

Millions of hectares of sandy, infertile Australian farmland could benefit from the commercialisation of a South African shrub, allowing farmers to better carry sheep over the summer-autumn period. L-R: Cynthia Motsi from the Agricultural Research Council, Professor Ben-Erik van Wyk from the University of Johannesburg, CEO Dr Shadrack Moephuli and President of Agricultural Research Council and Professor John Howieson from ...

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How Lifebuilders, SGP grantee, obtained patent for moringa bio-gel

Biogel stove

Lifebuilders, a non-governmental organisation based in Ibadan, Oyo State, has been awarded a Patent Certificate by the Federal Government for its invention of the moringa bio-gel. Applying the bio-fuel gel to a stove The invention entails the process and method of producing bio-gel from moringa as a bio-fuel and a renewable energy . According to the certificate, government said it ...

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Nigeria seeks more international support to tackle humanitarian crisis in Lake Chad Region

Ibukun Odusote

Nigeria has again appealed for more international support to confront the humanitarian disasters arising from drought, land degradation and desertification in the Lake Chad Basin Region. Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Environmet, Mrs Ibukun Odusote The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Environment, Ibukun Odusote, made the appeal on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 in her presentation at the high ...

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Hurricane Dorian death toll hits 50, thousands still missing

Hurricane Dorian destruction

The number of people confirmed to have been killed by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas has reached 50, with thousands still unaccounted for. Rescue workers at the scene of the Hurricane Dorian disaster. Photo credit: Reuters / Loren Elliott Health Minister Duane Sands confirmed the latest death count to NBC News: that 42 bodies have been found in Abaco and ...

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Climate impacts will push 100m below poverty line by 2030 – Report

Mattias Söderberg

Not focusing on adaptation to climate change is myopic and risks losing sight of long-term impact. Mattias Söderberg of the ACT Alliance This appeared to be the kernel of the message as the Global Commission on Adaptation issued a new report, which sheds light upon the threats posed by climate change as well as the need for the international community to focus on adaptation ...

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