NARS confirms Bt Cowpea is safe for consumption

L-R: Prof. Boniface, Dr. Yarama & Prof. Ishiyaku By Abdallah el-Kurebe‎ As more African countries join the Agric Biotech community and Nigeria prepares to commercialise the Bacillus Thuringiensis (Bt) Cowpea, the national agricultural research system (NARS) has certified the crop as safe for human consumption. Addressing journalists on the Cowpea trial field in Kano Thursday,…

Media Release: Enough of toying with Nigeria’s Future – NUJ

We note with grave concern the way and manner the Federal Government has continued to fail in a bid to reposition education in the country. This is despite the fact that Nigeria has the potential to play a major role in the development of West Africa and indeed the entire continent. With the country accounting…

How Network Marketing Can Eradicate Hunger, Malnutrition – Ogbidi   

Ogbidi Patricia Ogbidi is an architect who appreciates the value of designing structures that last.  In this interview, she brings that same passion for practical design and functional construction into multi-level marketing to address the basic issue of man – food and nutrition.   What exactly is network marketing, and what makes it tick? Network…

ABNE sets up African Biosafety Communication Network 

By Abdallah el-Kurebe  The African Biosafety Network of Expertise (ABNE), an arm of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) has launched the African Biosafety Communication Network. The Network, launched on 18 July, 2017 in Entebbe during the Africa Ag-biotech and Biosafety Communication (ABBC) symposium, is aimed to optimise the biosafety communication sector across the…

​FULL LIST OF AMENDED SECTIONS OF THE  1999 CONSTITUTION

1. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, (Fourth Alteration) Bill, No. 1, 2017 (Composition of Members of the Council of State) – This bill seeks to amend the Third Schedule to include former Presidents of the Senate and Speakers of the House of Representatives in the composition of the Council of State. 2. Constitution…

FG Releases Another Paris Club Refunds of N243bn to States

FG has released a State by State breakdown of another tranche of Paris Club refund of over-deductions on Paris Club, London Club Loans and Multilateral debts on the accounts of States and Local Governments (1995-2002)   as contained in the table below:   S/N        STATE   AMOUNT PAYABLE (NGN) 1            ABIA            …

​ATIKU’S ROAD TO DAMASCUS ON RESTRUCTURING

Atiku By Prof. Moses Ochonu, USA  Atiku is saying all the right things about restructuring and resource allocation, positioning himself as a different kind of northern politician, one that is not afraid to have the difficult conversation about reforming our over-centralized governing and resource allocation formula and the dangerous dependencies and suspicions it has engendered….

PRNigeria wins 2017 African Excellence Award 

In the middle, Shuaibu, PRNigeria CEO The PRNigeria has won the African Excellence Award 2017 for the best PR Platform at a ceremony in Johannesburg, South Africa. The PR outfit had previously received SABRE African Public Affairs Award hosted by African Public Relations Association (APRA) in Casablanca, Morocco and Golden World Award (GWA) on Crisis…