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Save the ‘biological Jewel’ of Nigeria

One of Africa’s most important protected areas, Cross River National Park in Nigeria, is being imperiled by a highly controversial ‘superhighway’, according to an international scientific group.

Africa’s universities can shrug off history and stage science revolutions

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What are the lessons other African institutions’ science faculties and individual departments can learn from UWC’s recent successes?

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Africa flying blind as continent tips into climate crisis

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A lack of data on African climate is slowing efforts to prepare for extreme weather, according to a new report which fills some of the gaps in Africa’s regional climate science.

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High Blood Pressure on the rise – WHO

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A new research published in the Lancet has said that the number of people in the world with high blood pressure reached 1.13 billion, nearly doubling since 1975.

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A step towards better nutrition for African children

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Cassava staple is consumed by more than 130 million people in Nigeria, fortifying it with soy could help address protein deficiencies as expert urges Africa to embrace the move to address malnutrition in children

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Killers on the prowl

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Quacks, or unlicensed medical personnel, have emerged from the recesses of Nigeria’s byzantine and mostly unregulated healthcare system and are now boldly operating in public and private hospitals.

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WAAPP-Nigeria task stakeholders on productivity

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Seed companies collaborating with the West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme ( WAAPP-Nigeria), have been asked to fast track the generation, dissemination and adoption of improve varieties of seeds and seedlings in the country to enhance productivity.

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‘Stop seeking GMOs information from the black market’

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Nigerians have been asked to stop seeking sensitive information especially on genetically modified organisms from unscientific quarters.

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WAAPP supports agricultural research in Nigeria

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The West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP) has awarded research grant to over 43 scholars from Nigeria to purse post graduate programmes in selected universities across the world.

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Nigeria begins preparation for GM rice production

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Nigeria and the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) have began a collaboration for the production of genetically improved African rice variety known as Nitrogen-use efficient, Water-use efficient and salt-tolerant (NEWEST) in the country.
The introduction of NEWEST rice stakeholders say was Nigeria’s b

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