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Nigeria has given a new GM cowpea variety the go ahead. Why it matters

By Jose Maria BARRERO, CSIRO and TJ HIGGINS, CSIRO LATE last year the world’s first genetically modified (GM) cowpea was registered and approved for release...

FACT CHECK: Solar panel factory in Borno State not Africa’s ‘biggest’ for production capacity

POPULAR Twitter account Africa Facts Zone repeated a widespread claim in August 2019 that Nigeria’s Borno State has the “biggest” solar panel factory in...

Imo Governor announces Kanu Nwankwo SSA on sports

FOR his contributions in the sports industry, Emeka Ihedioha, has announced the appointment of Kanu Nwankwo, former captain of the Super Eagles national team...
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Egypt ousted president, Morsi, dies in court

MOHAMMED Morsi, former Egyptian president who was ousted by the army in 2013,  has died in court, state TV says. The 67 year-old-Morsi was said...

Report of Nigeria topping Africa contradicts FG’s claims on local rice production

IN JULY 2014, Akinwumi Adesina, then minister of agriculture and rural development, predicted that Nigeria would become Africa's largest rice exporter 'in five years',...

SAFETY ALERT: Traffickers and illegal harvesters are hunting for human kidney

The Federal Ministry of Health has written a letter to the Nigerian Medical Associations (NMA) to alert doctors on the increasing number of human...
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Pope Francis In Egypt, Aims To Improve Christian-Muslim Relations

Pope Francis is in Egypt on a visit aimed at improving Christian-Muslim dialogue, three weeks after bombing of two Coptic churches killed 45 people.

Egypt Declares State Of Emergency Over Palm Sunday Bombings

Egypt has declared a three-month state of emergency after ISIS bombed two churches in a horror Palm Sunday attack which left 49 dead and over 100 injured.


Sule wins Nasarawa APC governorship primary

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has won the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary to return as the flagbearer...

Nigeria imports 105,000 tonnes of fertilizer raw material from Russia, Canada – NSIA

THE Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) has revealed that Nigeria will receive 105,000 tonnes of fertilizer raw materials from...

World Bank warns of looming recession

THE President of the World Bank Group, David Malpass, has warned of global recession in the midst of the...

2023: Sanwo-Olu wins Lagos APC governorship primary

LAGOS State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has emerged winner of the governorship primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Sanwo-Olu...

FCT minister announces re-opening of Dei-Dei market

THE Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) Muhammad Musa Bello has announced that the building materials market...
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