Diezani loses bid for OPEC job

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries on Wednesday agreed to keep its current Secretary-General, Libyan Abdullah al-Badri, thus not confirming the nomination of President Goodluck Jonathan for the influential position.Jonathan had nominated the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, to succeed the long-serving incumbent, who had previously planned to retire in 2012.But the 12-member […]

Genetically modified mosquitoes open up new front in war on malaria

Biologists said Tuesday they had devised a new weapon against malaria by genetically engineering mosquitoes which produce mostly male offspring, eventually leading to a population wipe-out. The sex selection technique produces a generation of mosquitoes which is 95-percent male, as opposed to 50 percent in normal populations, they reported in the journal Nature Communications. So […]