Nigeria’s Dwindling Oil Rvenue: A Case For BT Cotton

By Abdallah el-Kurebe Oil is described as ‘Black Gold’ while Cotton is ‘White Gold’. While Nigeria is blessed with both, the former is threatening the nation’s economic strength while there are glittering economic opportunities in the later. From a population of 4.4 billion people in 1980, the world dwindling economies is being further threatened with…

Biotech Communication: The role of Collaboration Between Journalists and Scientists

Biotech Communication: The role of Collaboration Between Journalists and Scientists By Abdallah el-Kurebe Biotechnology is one subject, which understanding by the generality of the people (except scientists), is shrouded by mix reactions. The misunderstanding of biotech creates the need for its proper communication so that people would understand the role it plays in development, generally….

Why Journalists Smoke Cigarette

Why Journalists Smoke Cigarette By Abdallah el-Kurebe “Whoever does not smoke or drink will die in good health.” – Russian proverb People, regardless of class, smoke cigarette against warnings in the media of its harmful effects. Journalists too, who run the same media that send those warning messages against smoking, smoke. Why do they? As…

Kenya setting the pace on Pollination

Kenya Setting Pace for Exploring Pollination to Boost Africa’s Food Production Kenya Setting Pace Exploring Pollination To Boost Africa’s Food Production

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…

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…