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GMOs: Stop testing ‘unsafe’ technology in Nigeria, Environmentalists warn FG

By Idowu Isamotu, Abuja Cross section of environmentalists have again issued a strong warning to Nigerian Government over its move to expand the law seeking to insert extreme forms of biotechnology, including synthetic biotechnology and gene drives into the food systems of the country. The environmentalists, who converged on Abuja during a conference, organised by […]
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Buhari’s minister chides Chinese company for delaying Nigeria’s rail project

The minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has blamed the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) for the slow pace of work on the ongoing construction of Lagos-Ibadan Standard Gauge rail line. Amaechi expressed disappointment on the progress of work done so far while inspecting the project on Monday. The minister chided the contractor for slowing
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World Bank gets new head

The Executive Directors of the World Bank on Friday unanimously selected David Malpass as the new president of the World Bank Group. Malpass’ five-year term will begin on April 9. A statement by the group said the Board expressed its deep gratitude to Interim President, Kristalina Georgieva, for her dedication and leadership in recent months. […]
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NNPC tackles Nigerian Students for decrying recruitment criteria

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has urged the National Association of Nigerian Students to face their studies and pass their examinations before seeking employment with the Corporation. Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Monday, the NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, was reacting to the 72-hour […]