Thursday, 2 April 2015

News Release: World Health Day: GM Crops Are “False Miracles,” Warn Global Experts

With 'Food Safety' being the theme of this year’s World Health Day on April 7, 37 laureates of the Right Livelihood Award from across the world have endorsed a declaration on the future of nutrition, denouncing Golden Rice and Genetically Modified Bananas as 'false miracles' to achieving food security. Golden Rice is a genetically engineered rice variety offered by GM proponents as a cure for Vitamin A Deficiency (VAD), while GM bananas are proposed to compensate for a lack of Vitamin A and iron.  

News Release: Equatorial Guinea Ratifies New Exxonmobil Exploration Agreement

(Block EG-06 is located offshore Bioko Island, adjacent to the international border with Nigeria)

The Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy of Equatorial Guinea ( is pleased to announce the Ratification of Production Sharing Contract for Block EG-06 by the government of Equatorial Guinea. The contract was signed on January 16, 2015 between ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Equatorial Guinea (Offshore) Limited, GEPetrol and the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, represented by the Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy.

News Release: 2015 Presidential Election Outcome: Other Than Threat Of Violence, Asari Dokubo Has Said It All

Asari Dokubo

The 2015 Presidential Poll in Nigeria may have papery come and gone, but the wounds inflicted on different ethnic nationalities by masqueraded ethno-religious zealots wearing the gown of unbiased electoral umpire can never heal in a hurry. If extreme care is not taken, the wounds can transform into triggers, which in turn, can snowball into a new generational militancy and insurgency in the country including its oil rich zone. The injured and wounded ethnic nationalities remain the minorities of the Southern Nigeria, the minorities of the Northern Nigeria popularly called the Middle-Belt; the Christian minorities of the North, the pastoralist Igbos and  the pastoralist minorities or Igbos and Southern minorities of the Southwest and the  Northern residency; and the Igbo nation. Below is the public statement issued on 1st April 2015 by Mr. Asari Dokubo of the suspended Niger Delta Volunteers Force, on behalf of the Southern Minorities Self Determination Groups popularly called Niger Delta Militants. It is important to point out here that we are not a party to violence or insurrection in Nigeria or any part thereof, but fundamental issues Mr. Asari Dokubo raised other than threat of insurrection or violence, are very appealing to us.