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Biotechnology giving Nigeria another chance to scale up food production – Adamawa Gov

Ahmadu Fintiri

Governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, has said Nigeria could unearth the enormous potentials tied to agriculture with the adoption and right application of agricultural Biotechnology. Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State The governor stated this while declaring open the media, farmers, and extension agents retreat on modern biotechnology for the northeast region held in Yola, the Adamawa State ...

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Nigeria glad US is back on climate change agenda, says Osinbajo

Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria is delighted that the US is fully back on the global climate change agenda. Vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, said in a statement on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 in Abuja that the vice president said this when he received, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, a US government delegation ...

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Nigeria, World Bank to raise $30m for vaccine plant

Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria and the World Bank are collaborating to raise $30 million to finance a vaccine plant. Vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo Osinbajo spoke on Monday, October 18, 2021 in Abuja at the International Conference on Health Access and Socio-Economic Development Beyond Covid-19: The First Multisectoral Approach to Solution Finding. The conference was orgainsed ...

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In Nigeria, toxic waste from WeWood jolts relations with indigenous peoples

WeWood Entrance Gate

The impact of toxic waste disposal in a river area is detrimental to indigenous peoples who live, use and benefit from the environment. WeWood entrance gate On September 3, 2020, the Chinese company, WeWood, engaged in ethanol production, discharged toxic waste into a pit that killed three people in the Omotosho Forest Reserve, Okitipupa council, Ondo State, Nigeria. The deceased ...

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UK committed to Nigeria’s efforts to tackle climate change, attain SDGs – Melbourne

Sean Melbourne

In his remarks at the National Assembly at the launch of policy and research materials to support REDD+, Natural Capital Accounting and the Great Green Wall programme on Thursday, October 14, 2021, Sean Melbourne, Head of Climate Change and Energy West Africa, British High Commission Abuja, stated that the UK stands steadfast with Nigeria on its efforts to tackle to ...

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Now that WHO has approved malaria vaccine: Which way Nigeria?

Malaria Vaccine

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on  Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, recommended the use of the first-ever produced malaria vaccine, the RTS, S/AS01. The vaccine is an immunological approach against the plasmodium parasite. Malaria vaccine The vaccine, which showed great results in the phase III trials carried out in 2014 in about 11 African countries, has the potential of reducing global ...

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Shell working to make Nigeria a gas hub in energy transition quest, says official

Igo weli

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) says it had begun working to transform Nigeria into a gas hub, within the Gulf of Guinea, as part of the global quest for cleaner energy. Country Head, Corporate Relations of SPDC, Igo Weli The company said it actively supports the nation’s Natural Gas Expansion Programme of the Federal Government introduced in ...

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Nigeria grants approval for cultivation of genetically modified maize variety

Maize plant

The government of Nigeria has granted environmental approval for evaluation and open cultivation of TELA Maize, a new maize variety developed by researchers at the Institute for Agricultural Research, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria that resists fall armyworm, stem borers, and tolerates moderate drought. Maize plant The government decision was contained in a certificate issued to IAR by the National Biosafety ...

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Nigeria outlines measures for COVID-19 pandemic recovery, reconstruction

Boss Mustapha

The Federal Government of Nigeria has outlined some of the measures being implemented for COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery and Reconstruction in the country, after taking steps to contain the spread of infection, minimise casualties and ensure that clinical services could cope with the projected fatalities. Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Secretary to the Government of the ...

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Nigeria set to deregulate genetically modified maize variety

Maize plant

Efforts to avail smallholder farmers in Nigeria with maize variety that combines drought tolerance, insect resistance, and other important yield and disease resistance traits to enhance food security have started yielding positive results. Maize plant Scientists at the Institute for Agricultural Research, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, in collaboration with the African Agricultural Technology Foundation have completed confined field trials of ...

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