The Federal High Court in Abuja has upheld a 2017 judgment and dismissed the suit filed by some groups against the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) for approving the commercialisation of Bt Cotton in the country.
Despite the campaign and advocacy by promoters of organic agriculture to ensure that agriculturalists key into the system of farming, only insignificant fractions have aligned with it.
The Director-General of the National Biosafety Management Agency, Dr. Rufus Ebegba, has said the agency will not let the country become a dumping ground
The Federal Government has said it will provide efficient guidelines, programmes, policies and processes to improve its national biosafety system as the country is a genetically modified organism-adopted country.
17 Oct 2021
“The newly approved genetically modified TELA Maize variety by the Federal Government was rejected by the United States Government and Kenya. It is unfortunate that Nigeria...
11 Jun 2021
Stakeholders have urged government agencies to remain committed to ensuring that Nigeria’s biodiversity is safe and protected while applying biotechnologies in the country.
26 Sep 2019
Recently a Director of Finance in the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Mr. Tony Okecheme was reportedly swept away by flood at the Galadimawa area of Abuja and as the tragic incident was sinking in, four students of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi, were also lost to flood while returning to their hostels.
19 Aug 2019
In recent times, there have been several reports on the benefits and demerits of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). In Nigeria, the National Biotechnology Development Agency NBDA)
14 Aug 2019
Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), Dr. Nnimmo Bassey and some medical practitioners have expressed grave concern on the dangers associated with the consumption of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) food, saying it’s unfit for healthy living.
12 May 2019
Stakeholders in the health and agricultural sectors have decried consumption of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) foods, as it could put citizens at risk. They, however, supported bio-fortification, a natural process of selecting and embedding nutrients to enrich mineral contents of a particular type of food. Speaking at the launch of EAT Lancet Commission Report organised…
20 Apr 2019
Director General and Chief Executive Officer of the National Biosafety Management Agency, Rufus Ebegba, says the controversy over the safety of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) is unnecessary, insisting that such products are safe for humans. He explains that GMO technology is helping countries around the world to boost agricultural inputs and grow economies, calling for…
16 Apr 2019
Piqued by the mounting claims by scientists that Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are safe for consumption, a coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) has cautioned Nigerians against such assertions.