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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 will reclaim apex position in world Cocoa ranking, Ogbeh vows

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has disclosed the Federal Government’s readiness to return Nigeria to top the list of Cocoa producers and exporters in the world. To this effect, a Cocoa Relaunch Committee was inaugurated at the headquarters of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in Abuja. Speaking

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Nigeria: NCAN Raises Alarm Over Encroachment of Foreigners Into Cashew Farms

By Babajide Komolafe The National Cashew Association of Nigeria, NCAN, has raised alarm over the encroachment of foreigners into cashew farms across the country. Nigeria produces about 150,000 metric tonnes of cashew annually and is rated fourth largest producer of cashew nuts in Africa and seventh in the world. Speaking at the 2016

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South Africa: Developmental Correctional System a Reason to Celebrate

Pretoria — The country's developmental correctional system is a cause to celebrate freedom, says the National Commissioner of Correctional Services, Zach Modise. "We have produced a human rights based developmental correctional system, from the ashes of a prison system that was the bastion of apartheid oppression," Modise said. He was speaking during

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