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Ensure Nigeria Does Not Become Dumping Ground for GM Foods – Minister

By Chidimma C. Okeke The Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Usman Jibril has tasked regulatory agencies in the country to ensure that Nigeria does not become a dumping ground for Genetically Modified (GM) foods The minister stated this at a meeting on collaboration between regulatory agencies and the National Biosafety Management

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Nigeria Is Committed To More Investment On Health, Agriculture, Others With India – Buhari

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday pledged Nigeria will continue to expand its relationship with India in the areas of health, education, agriculture, technology and trade. The President made the promise while receiving the Indian Vice President, Mohammad Hamid Ansari, at the State House. Buhari confirmed Nigeria had over

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Okowa partners South Africa on economic diversification

  Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, governor of Delta state, has expressed satisfaction with the number of investors indicating interests in doing business with the state just as he said that Nigeria cannot meet its potentials without partnership between government and the private sector. Senator Okowa disclosed that South African investors were in

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Health experts say eating Zobo leaves aids digestion

      Health experts on Monday said that eating Rosella (Hibiscus sabdariffa), popularly known as Zobo leaves in Nigeria, could aid digestive process and stimulate bowel movement if properly consumed. Mr Olusola Malomo, a medical staff member at Massey Hospital, Lagos, and Mrs Mary Joseph, a nutritionist, told the News Agency of Nigeria

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Cabbage leaves can reduce overflowing breast milk – Expert

A lactation Consultant, Dr Florence Folami, on Friday in Lagos advised mothers with overflowing breast milk to make use of cabbage leaves to reduce it. Folami, who is the Head of Department, Nursing Science, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), said that, “Cabbage leaves, when placed on breast, secretes enzymes that dry

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Eating plant protein reduces death risk

Eating a wholesome, balanced diet is at the top of the list when it comes to maintaining health. But what, exactly, constitutes a healthful diet? Recent studies have suggested that substituting proteins for carbohydrates helps with weight management; now, a new study focuses on the types of protein we eat,

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This simple solution could help cut Benin’s huge deforestation rate, and improve women’s health

Naman Abibate's business is hard to miss. A towering pile of neatly arranged logs, collected by her husband from a forest near their village home, sits at the side of the busy Cotonou-to-Niger highway, north of Benin. Abibate makes 10,000 CFA ($16) a month selling wood, much of it to women

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New Generation Aims to Plug Africa’s Research Deficit

DAKAR, Senegal, May 4 2016 (IPS) - The tonnes of uncollected garbage piling up on the streets of her home in Cairo was a brain wave for Sherien Elagroudy. Elagroudy has since developed a facility to transform waste into alternative solid fuel for use by cement companies. This has helped reduce

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Backgrounder: Facts & figures on China-Africa ties

Local employees work at a construction site of a China-funded Standard Gauge Railway project in Nairobi, Kenya, May 19, 2015. (Xinhua/Sun Ruibo) NAIROBI, Dec.4 (Xinhua) -- As the Johannesburg Summit of Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) kicks off on Friday in South Africa, following are some key facts and figures on

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Nigeria: Ogun Govt. Raises Alarm Over ‘Poisonous Ponmo’ in Markets

By Dimeji Kayode-Adedeji A large quantity of poisonous cattle hides popularly known as 'ponmo' has been discovered in some markets in Ogun State, the state commissioner for Agriculture, Ronke Sokefun, has said. Addressing 'ponmo' dealers and other stakeholders in the state on Thursday, the commissioner warned against consumption of the toxic delicacy. Ms.

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Africa: European Union and FAO Launch New Programmes to Boost Food and Nutrition Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Resilience

PRESS RELEASE 16th July 2015 Addis Ababa — Partner countries and regional bodies will receive support to develop stronger policies in these crucial sectors The European Union and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have launched a new partnership agreement to boost food and nutrition security, sustainable agriculture and resilience in at

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