NCDC activates additional 2 labs, bringing total to 28
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has activated an additional two laboratories, bringing the total number of its laboratories to 28.
Northern Catholic bishops blame leaders for political crises in Nigeria
Catholic bishops in the North have identified injustice by political leaders in the country as the major cause of unrest. They urged the government to work
El-Rufai plots to demolish oldest Anglican church in Zaria, Kaduna CAN alleges
Kaduna State Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has raised the alarm over an alleged plan to demolish one of the oldest Anglican churches in Zaria, following a quit notice issued to it by the state government.
Zaria water project: Kaduna government seeks refund of N24.4bn from FG
Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has asked the Federal Government to refund N24.4 billion, representing 30 percent of the money spent by the state on Zaria water project.
Abdulsalam, Five Governors Honour Iya Aliyu At Inauguration
Hajia Saratu Iya Aliyu was recently inaugurated as the National President and became the first female northerner to take on the leadership of the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA). Aliyu who was honoured in a grand investiture thanked the organisation for the opportunity to serve and the confidence reposed…
More reactions, questions on safety of PBR cowpea
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…
Nigeria Airways’ workers to get 50 per cent pensions balance, Minister Sirika assures
The false start in setting up a new national carrier notwithstanding, Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has reeled out achievements of the aviation industry, among them new infrastructure, pension arrears and zero accident. WOLE OYEBADE was there. Excerpts: As an aviator, how would you assess the performance of the aviation industry lately? As…
Food production in danger as NIMET predicts erratic rainfalls
The Nigerian Meteorology Agency (NIMET) has warned farmers to expect lower and erratic rainfalls, which in turn, may hamper food production. The agency said this in its 2019 outlook, scientifically predicting that there would be late onset of and early cessation of rainfalls; and that the rainfall season would be occasioned by dry interregna that…
Buhari inaugurates CBN Centre of Excellence in UNN
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Enugu inaugurated an academic Centre of Excellence built by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) at the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus. Buhari said that the inauguration of the project became necessary following the desire of his administration to reverse the trend of dearth of infrastructure in Nigerian universities.…
Open forum debunks claims on genetically modified beans
The Country Coordinator of Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology, Dr Rose Gidado, has debunked claims by some non-governmental organisations that genetically modified beans are harmful to humans. In a statement in Abuja, Gidado said that the conspiracy claims were targeted at discrediting a 10-year research work carried out by scientists at the Institute of…