Press Release: Nigeria Gets Biosafety Law

PRESS RELEASE By Prof. Lucy Jumeyi Ogbadu, Director-General/CEO, National Biotechnology Development Agency, Abuja Nigeria has finally joined the league of Biotechnology countries President Goodluck Jonathan has signed the National Biosafety Agency Bill, which is a milestone in the domestication of modern biotechnology in Nigeria a giant stride that will allow the country to join the…

Nigeria Gets Biosafety Law, Joins League of Biotechnology countries

By Abdallah el-Kurebe Nigeria has finally joined the league of biotechnology countries with the signing the National Biosafety Agency Bill into law by President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday. The Law seeks to domesticate modern biotechnology used by advanced countries as cutting-edge technology to boost economic development. A statement signed by the Director-General/Chief Executive Officer of…

Arusha Hosts Post-Durban Dialogue On Climate Change and Agriculture

By Abdallah el-Kurebe A three-day Post-Durban Dialogue on climate change and agriculture, aimed at examining the outcome of the United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (COP 17) held in Durban in November-December 2011, has opened in Arusha, Tanzania. Jointly organized by the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA);…

Climate Change, Adaptation and African Agriculture

By Abdallah el-Kurebe Key Facts ¤ The scientific evidence is clear: global climate change caused by human activities is occurring now, and it is a growing threat to society.” – The board of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). ¤ Climate Change affects the social and environmental determinants of health – clean air,…

CSE Questions US’ Commitment on Climate Targets

By Abdallah el-Kurebe    The New Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has described the United State’s climate action plan – the ‘Intended Nationally Determined Contributions’ (INDCs) as grossly inadequate. It also sees US, which has a history of being the world’s largest polluter of the environment, as doing less to address climate change….

FG safeguards environment with 24 regulations – NESREA

FG safeguards environment with 24 regulations – NESREA By Abdallah el-Kurebe The Federal government of Nigeria has introduced 24 environmental regulations aimed at adopting sustainable environment good practices, which are now in force. Sokoto state Coordinator of the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), Alhaji Jubril Inuwa disclosed this in Wamakko on Wednesday….