Of GM Crops, Safety and Ignorance

Of GM Crops, Safety and Ignorance By Abdallah el-Kurebe  “Victims live by excuses and ultimately die by them” “Genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, remain controversial, but like so many other politically hot topics, the controversy is more cultural than scientific,” – Dr. Steven Novella, a Senior Fellow and Director of the James Randi Educational Foundation…

Customs seizes 25 vehicles, N73.45m worth of cigarettes in Sokoto

Customs seizes 25 vehicles, N73.45m worth of cigarettes in Sokoto By Abdallah el-Kurebe The Sokoto/Kebbi/Zamfara Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), says it has seized 600 cartons of Gold Seal cigarettes with duty value of N73.45 million as well as 25 vehicles alleged to have been smuggled illegally into the country through the…

Good Governance, Corruption and Developing Nations: The Role of the Media

Good Governance, Corruption and Developing Nations: The Role of the Media By Abdallah el-Kurebe The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in a 1997 policy document described good governance as a measure that defines the processes and structures that guide political and socioeconomic relationships. The key challenges facing Nigeria today is lack of good governance.  Coupled…