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A  network of journalists’ and science communicators’ has called on stakeholders to come together and ensure more public education on the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Nigeria. Making the call under the auspices of Journalists for Social Development Initiative (JSDI), a non-governmental organisation focused on the promotion of awareness around sustainable development, the group stated that the negative ...

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GMOs: Nigeria needs dialogue, not damaging campaign – Ebegba

2016 for ardent followers of activities in the biotechnology industry will remarkably be remembered, at least for the intense attacks and counter-attacks by various interest groups concerning Nigeria’s position to adopt genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in agricultural production. In this exclusive interview with Etta Michael Bisong, director general of the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), Sir (Dr.) Rufus Ebegba, responded ...

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OFAB Nigeria, NABDA hold Workshop on GMOs for the Nigerian Journalists

Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB), Nigeria Chapter in collaboration National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) and Journalists for Social Development Initiative (JSDI) has organised a one-day Workshop to build the capacity of the Nigerian Journalists for better and improved coverage of science and biotechnology stories, most importantly to enhance their knowledge on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). The workshop which took ...

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NBMA trains employees on GMOs detection, advocates biotechnology development to diversify economy  

By Etta Michael Bisong   Abuja   The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has called for the rapid development and use of biotechnology particularly in agriculture as alternative source to diversify the economy and generate revenue for national growth.   Sir Rufus Ebegba, director-general and chief executive officer of the agency who made the call during a capacity workshop held ...

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Agency partners security agents to enforce biosafety regulations 

  By Etta Michael Bisong   Abuja   The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has approached various security agencies including the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) as well as the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) as part of operational arrangements to enforce its mandate.    It would be recalled that the NBMA shortly after its establishment gave a deadline ...

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