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GMOs: Is Nigeria ready to kill another environmentalist?

Nnimmo Bassey  GMOs: Is Nigeria ready to kill another environmentalist? photo 1

In this article, the context of the Government of Nigeria (GON) and its agencies killing a truth-seeking environmentalist is (a) physical as in murder, execution, assassination or driving one to suicide. Or (b) psychological as in breaking one’s spirit, discrediting one’s name, ruining one’s career; being a victim of government-sponsored attack dogs. Ken Saro-Wiwa a major Nigerian environmentalist suffered such ...

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Africa planted millions of hectares of GM crops in 2015 – ISAAA

Dr. Margaret Karembu  Africa planted millions of hectares of GM crops in 2015 – ISAAA Dr

The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA) has said that, during the last year, African farmers planted a total of 3.5 million hectares of Biotech/GM Crops. This was also during the 20th year of global GM crops commercialisation. Director of the Afri-Centre of ISAAA, Dr. Margaret Karembu, who presented Africa’s report during the launch of the 2015 Annual ...

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Biotechnology: Be open, transparent, Mohammed advises agencies

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Minister of Environment, Amina J. Mohammed, has said that Nigeria is ready to deploy biotechnology to boost the nation’s economy. She told media executives at the close of a courtesy visit to her office in Abuja on Tuesday by a delegation of the Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB) in Africa Programming Committee (PC) that Nigeria is blessed with experts ...

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Economic prosperity of biosafety regulations in Nigeria

Rufus Ebegba  Economic prosperity of biosafety regulations in Nigeria Director General Chief Executive Officer of NBMA Sir Rufus Ebegba e1456680906117

After over 11 years of intellectual gymnastic between experts, policymakers, investors as well as consumers, the Federal Government under the reign of former President Goodluck Jonathan in April, 2015 signed into law the National Biosafety Management Act (NBMA). The objective of the Act is to give legal backing to the practice, proper deployment and development of modern biotechnology activities in ...

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