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3 Jun
National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has charged Nigerians with proactive measures to check the spread of Monkeypox in the country.
9 Jun 2021
Director-general of the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), Dr. Rufus Ebegba, has declared that Nigeria has capacity to deploy safe biotechnology products for agricultural development
25 Jan 2021
The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has assured Nigerians that there would be no unwholesome genetically modified organism (GMO) crops in the country.
9 Feb 2020
To contain the threat posed by the Coronavirus and Lassa fever scourge, experts have alerted Nigerians on the dangers of harmful biological agents
29 Dec 2019
The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has advised the Federal Government to sustain the country’s adoption of safe use of modern biotechnology to achieve food security
11 Oct 2019
The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has begun drafting of guidelines for the proper regulation of genome editing in Nigeria. The Director-General/Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Rufus Ebegba, at the guidelines drafting workshop in Abuja
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…
3 Mar 2019
The recent approval of the Pod Borer Resistant Cowpea (popularly called beans) developed by the Institute for Agricultural Research, (IAR) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, has continued to generate reactions, creating more anxiety than applause over the innovation. Recall that in late January, the Federal Government through a decision document issued by the National Biosafety Management…
3 Oct 2018
Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) has said that the National Biosafety Management Act is promoting the infiltration of genetically-modified (GM) crops into the country without following due process. During a media briefing in Abuja, HOMEF stated that the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) had been approving nearly every application brought to it without due…
3 Jun 2018
The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) is seeking collaboration with the Interpol as part of efforts to ensure safe application of modern biotechnology and the use of its products, which includes Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). Director General of the Agency, Dr. Rufus Ebegba disclosed this when he led the management team of the agency on…
5 Jan 2018
DO Nigerians know what the safety level of foods on their dining tables would be in 2018? That is a trillion Naira question. The short answer is no. We give two quick reasons for this. A reading of the body language of the permitting National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) reveals that besides approving virtually every…
1 Oct 2017
Dr Rufus Ebegba has called for synergy with the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) police command on the enforcement and regulation of genetically modified products in the country.


The Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Enforcement Agency (Task Force) has vowed to evict and arrest illegal occupiers of government facilities in the state.
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About 60 public and private secondary school students representing their schools are to participate in the inaugural Ogwashi-Uku secondary schools quiz and debate competitions instituted by Aweleka Social Club...
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Oyo State Government has vowed not rest on its oars until beggars and destitute are totally taken off the nooks and crannies of the state.
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Against the background of demand by the Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, to arm Amotekun operatives with AK-47 rifles, the Presidency, yesterday, warned governors against the decision to authorise the procurement of automatic weapons
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Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, yesterday, led stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South East to interact with the presidential candidate of the party, Alhaji Atiku Abukakar.