NABDA sets up capacity building training for bio-entrepreneurs
Over 300 residents of Owode, Ogun West Senatorial Zone, Ogun State, have benefitted from the first phase of a three-day Bio enterprises training and capacity building for bio-entrepreneurs. The entrepreneurship empowerment training, coming from the stable of National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), Abuja, was held at Bio Resources Development Centre, Owode (BIODEC), tagged: BIODEC Owode…
Furore over introduction of GMO cotton
Despite growing opposition against introduction of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in the country, the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology...
FG carries out field trial on genetically modified cassava
Federal government has commenced a confinement field trial on genetically modified root starch shelf-life elongation for cassava and cowpea varieties at various institutes in the country.
Research workers issue notice on warning strike
The Academic Staff Union of Research Institutions (ASURI) has issued a three-warning strike notice to protest the actions of the Permanent Secretary of the ministry of Science and Technology, Mrs. Amina Shamki, against some of its members.
Growing applications of GMOs in Nigeria
In recognition of the importance of biotechnology to National development, the Federal Executive Council on 23rd of April 2001 approved the National Biotechnology Policy, which led to the establishment of the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) in November 2001. The Agency was established under the aegis of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology to…
Addressing GMOs’ promise, problems
The debate over the promise and problems of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) has continued to rage.
Ex-NABDA staff bags 9 years imprisonment for fraud
A Lagos State High Court, Ikeja, has sentenced one Dr. Louis Obinne, a dismissed staff of the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), Abuja, to nine years imprisonment for defrauding a woman and issuing her a dud cheque.
Group seeks to nullify permits on genetically modified maize, cotton
A group, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) has urged the Federal Government to nullify the permits granted to some agencies to commercialise genetically modified crops.
NABDA, firm partner on agriculture inputs, food security
The National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), established to implement policies aimed at promoting, coordinating, and setting research and development priority in biotechnology for Nigeria...