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Genetically Modified Cassava Test Endorsed in Nigeria

A research scientist, Paul Onyenekwe, has described the approval granted to two international agencies by a Nigerian regulatory agency to test run some genetically modified cassava in Nigeria as a welcome development. Mr. Onyenekwe, the President of Nigeria Biotechnology and Biosafety Consortium, NBBC, was reacting to criticisms levelled against the approved field trials by some civic groups. Read more…

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Randy Waldrum Rejects Becoming Nigeria Women’s National Team Coach

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has expressed its disappointment that Randy Waldrum has rejected the chance to become coach of the women’s national team. Waldrum and the NFF failed to agree terms for the American to succeed Florence Omagbemi in the role, despite an announcement from the federation in October. “I’m quite disappointed that Randy Waldrum was appointed and he decided not to come,” top NFF official Chris Green told BBC Sport on Thursday. Read more…

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Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma Inaugurates Rufkatu Danjuma Maternity Hospital in Takum, Taraba State

Describing the maternity as a state-of-the-art, modern, sustainable and specialised mother and child facility aimed at providing enhanced maternal and prenatal healthcare services, Danjuma stressed that it would provide the needed services to Takum and its surrounding environ.
He further revealed that the project was a partnership between T. Y. Danjuma Foundation, Taraba State Government and Development Africa which would subsequently manage the facility. Read more…

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Atiku Abubakar Defects from All Progressives Congress (APC)

Nigerian former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, a leading ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, quit the ruling All Progressives Congress party on Friday, he said in a statement. Abubakar said the ruling party had instituted “a regime of a draconian clampdown on all forms of democracy within the party and the government it’s produced”. Read more…

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50 People Killed By Suicide Bomber

Boko Haram increasingly has been using teenagers or young women as bombers, many of whom have been abducted. The police spokesman said the young man detonated his explosives while mingling among the worshippers. Read more…

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Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme Passes Away

A statement by the President General of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnia Nwodo, said: “Nigeria has lost in Dr. Alex Ekwueme one of the foremost advocates for a restructured federation. As a politician he was courageous and original in his ideas. Ndigbo have lost a genius, a father and an intellectual giant. May his soul rest in peace.” Read more…

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Willie Obiano Wins Anambra State Governorship Election

Mr. Obiano also won in Ogbaru local government, the local government where PDP’s Oseloka with a total vote of 6,615 against 3,415 votes got by Mr. Oseloka. Mr. Willie Obiano who has been receiving a mixture of praise and criticism from his first term as Governor will continue to drive the state until November 2021 to complete his two terms in office as Governor of Anambra state. Read more…