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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…
21 Feb 2019
Following fears and concerns by some civil society orgnisations and farmers over the safety of the newly commercialised Bt Cowpea (beans), scientists have reaffirmed that the pulse is safe for consumption.

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In a rare public show of protest in Egypt, "thousands of lawyers" staged a demonstration at their union in central Cairo Monday, prominent lawyer Tarek al-Awady said.
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Indonesia resumed football league matches behind closed doors on Monday, two months after it was rocked by one of the world's worst stadium disasters.
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The newly-elected Osun state governor, Ademola Adeleke, has commenced the payment of workers' salaries in the state. The governor's spokesman, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, disclosed this in a statement on Monday. “Presently, the payment of salaries is ongoing starting with the Ministry of Justice,” Rasheed said. Rasheed stated that about 45 state agencies are yet to…
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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday was briefed about incidents at airfields in the central Saratov and Ryazan regions, the Kremlin said.
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A coalition of non-governmental organisations, New Faces New Voice Nigeria NFNV-Nigeria, and Development Research and Project Centre dRPC have raised alarm against the steady decline of appropriation on Women's Economic Empowerment WEE projects across the country. The groups lamented that continuous dwindling in the allocation at both Federal and state levels is capable of crippling…