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Rufus Ebegba

29 Oct 2017
Regulators of modern biotechnology need to be trained to ensure that Nigeria benefits maximally from the technology, for effective biosafety management in the country. 
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.
9 Jul 2017
The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS) and the National Agricultural Seed Council (NASC), as part of efforts aimed at regulating genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and its products in the country.
22 Nov 2016
Government’s decision was based on the fact that farmers in the country and across Africa are experiencing low yields resulting in high rice imports in SSA where over 40 per cent of the rice consumed is imported.
16 Nov 2016
Executive Director of the agency, Dr. Rufus Ebegba, who spoke with The Guardian at the General Aviation Terminal of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos...
16 Oct 2016
The move by the Federal Government to enforce regulations on genetically modified rice (GMO rice) in the country is a step in the right direction to curb abuse and safeguard the populace.
14 Oct 2016
The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has issued a 7-day ultimatum to department stores in the Federal Capital Territory to withdraw all Genetically Modified (GM) food items from their shelves.
23 Sep 2016
The Federal Government has begun visiting research institutes that conduct field trials on genetically modified rice.
25 Aug 2016
Nigeria is partnering with the Argentine government to enhance biosafety regulations, Director-General, National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) Dr. Rufus Ebegba, has disclosed.
15 Jun 2016
The Federal Government will soon make “ a statement” on the complaints by Nigerians on the use of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in the country, 
 the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development...
9 Jun 2016
Amid controversies surrounding plans by the federal government to introduce Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in the country, the National Biosafety Management Agency...


14 mins ago
Barely three days before the deadline set by the Central Bank of Nigeria, (CBN) to phase out the old Naira notes, POS agents in Kaduna have begun to take advantage of new Naira notes' scarcity to demand extra charges on every transaction made by their customers.
28 mins ago
A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja adjourned the hearing on the suit filed by the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) seeking a referendum to determine the fate of Biafra and other self-determination agitations to March 30, 2023.
37 mins ago
Ahead of the February 25th general elections, the Labour Party Chairman in Amuwo-Odofin Local Government Area, Hon Ebele Belmon Nwuzor, has declared that Hon George Olawande Adegeye remains the party's House of Representatives candidate in Amuwo-Odofin federal constituency.
50 mins ago
Kano state government has formally requested the presidency to postpone a two-day official visit of president Muhammad Buhari to Kano.
4 hours ago
Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Saturday urged the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) to ensure training and re-training of reporters to curb quackery and fake news.