Archive for category: Research and Society

A new report exposes emerging mycotoxins in sesame and soybean in Abuja , Nigeria

Some major and emerging mycotoxins were reported in soybean and sesame available at the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria. The report further established the unwholesome status of these and other commodities vended in this part of Nigeria

For further reading, please visit

Jul 6, 2018 – European Journal of Biological Research 2018; 8 (3): 121-130

DF 17 July 2018


The discovery of a new species == Aspergillus  korhogoensis has been reported in the West African nation Cote D’Ivoire. In the report by many researchers comprising nationals of USA, France, Cote D Ivoire and Nigeria, The new species  also confirmed  to produce aflatoxin , a mycotoxin common on grains and other crops  particularly in store on has further raised the scare on food safety in Sub saharan African.

The paper was published today in  the current edition of the scientific  journal——-TOXINS   2017, 9, 353; doi:10.3390/toxins9110353


For further readings , please go to


On October 16, 2017 the world Food day was observed at Babcock University, Ilishan remo  Ogun state. It was in partnership with Mushroom Development Foundation  Highlights were presentation of awards to outstanding stakeholders ion the Agriculture and Food industry . Awardees included Chief Kessington Adebutu, Chief Oba Otudeko, the chairman of All Farmers Association of Nigeria AFAN, Lagos state Otunba Femi Oke, and Chief Kuteyi . The Vice Chancellor Prof Ademola S Tayo commended the organizers and expressed the readiness of BU to go into productive  partnership with corporate bodies  in the current spirit of entrepreneurship and alternative revenue sources for the institution

Other dignitaries present were Chief Oyewole form Ishara remo , Chief Jimi Abiodun , Mr Ariyibi who represented the state commissioner for Trade

Presentations were made by Dr Agbato (Junior) of Animal Care , Ogere and Chief Kuteyi of Spectra. The President, Mushroom Development Foundation Mrs Tolani Roberts and Dr Tony Wemton Owatemi spoke about their experiences and the urgent need to convert wastes to wealth in Nigeria. Dr Owatemi expressed the willingness of MDF to go into collaboration with Babcock University in this regard with the hope of making the project a signature endeavour for the University.



Reported by DF




The BecA-ILRI  call for  application to African Researchers is out

Closing date June 2018


Please visit

AFLASAFE Here comes the bullet ?

Aflasafe , a biopesticide produced by a team of experts from IITA is being accepted as a wonderful intervention in many African countries

Successes have been reported


For more, please visit



30 July 2017

YMC concluded at Babcock University, Nigeria

Young Microbiologist Conference 2017 had come and gone and we are excited about the huge success.

Kindly visit the link below to read the RECAP.

http://news. 07/young-microbiologists- conference-2017.html


At the last count, about 3 Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities are facing allegations bordering on stealing fraud and mismanagement of University funds. The years 2016 and 2017 have been particularly bad for tertiary education in the country. In previous times, professors were respected in their dignifying aloofness by the society who expected much in terms of research from them . They shunned unearned money and embraced spartan self discipline and living. The belief then was that primitive acquisitions were sources of foul distraction that could not do the society any good. Theories were verbalized to support of their action and in submissive respect, the society left them ‘on their own’. In fact they ‘avoided’ unnecessary pecuniary advantages. So what has changed between then and now. Is the bug of poverty now more biting that the don has to drop his earlier cherished ideals?. But there was poverty(or if you like, frugal living) then also and was satisfied, even if grudgingly. So, why is he no longer satisfied.

If the academia is corrupt, then is there any reason why the moral free fall in the society will abate ?

The academics in Nigeria need to have an urgent meeting, if you like call it national conference on this issue, before universities are rendered worthless. One also expects the Committee of Vice Chancellors to respond swiftly and decisively

The Nigerian universities need to be saved and the time is NOW

posted 15 Feb 2017