Tuesday, 28 March 2017

News Release: South Sudan Becomes Latest Afreximbank Participating State

South Sudan, Africa's youngest country, has become the latest country to join the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) as a participating state of the.

Article: Raging GMO Debate In Nigeria: At Last, Science Shall Prevail

By Ijeoma IJ

Once again, stakeholders appear to have brought to the fore, critical issues and concerns over genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and the Nigerian Biosafety Management Act 2015.  On February 13, 2017, there was a news report in Daily Trust that the National Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) cautioned the Nigerian government with regard to permitting GMO foods into Nigeria.  NIREC in a report by its committee to investigate claims for and against GM foods said it was not advisable to go on with GMOs in Nigeria for now because the country was not ripe for it. The report entitled, “Final report on GMOs and Recommendation,” said the agency in charge of biotechnology industry in the country does not have facilities and expertise to regulate and control GM practice in the country.