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Due to persistent conflict, severe drought and economic instability, Nigeria and three other countries face a credible risk of famine in 2017, a report has said.In a report released Wednesday, the Famine Early Warning System Network, FEWS NET, an agency supported by the United States Agency for International Development, USAID, said the Boko
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Biologists have used genetic engineering since the 1980s in crop plants to alter characteristics such as; higher vitamin content, longer shelf life and resistance to diseases. The only characteristics that have been introduced through genetic engineering into commercial use are those that confer insect resistance and herbicide resistance which
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Biotechnology refers to any technique that uses living organisms ranging from virus, bacteria, plants and animals or parts of the organisms to derive other products for the benefit of mankind. It is not a new technique. Traditional biotechnology such as the use of yeast to make bread or wine has been applied for thousands of years. Since the
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Wednesday, 29 June 2016 22:17

Waiting for World Food Programme

Findings made by the joint United Nations (UN) on speedy food security evaluation in the ravaged northern Nigerian states of Adamawa, Yobe and Borno by a radical Islamic sect known as Boko Haram, alarmed Nigerian Government and its people.The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, harangued that some 650,000 people were displaced in Adamawa, Yobe and
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- A royalty-free voluntary licence in all sub-Saharan African countries - Timely collaborations underscore ViiV Healthcare’s commitment to increase access to life-saving HIV medicines for children and adults in the developing world - Agreement with MPP supports access in developing world countries where 99% of children and 93.4% of adults
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MasterCard has disclosed that its cardholders in Nigeria now have an opportunity to win a trip to watch the 2014 UEFA Champions League final in Lisbon, Portugal  as a part of the Priceless Africa platform launched in September 2013.The campaign dubbed “Win a trip few can win” invites MasterCard prepaid, debit and credit cardholders from across
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