Over 2,500 mining leases to be revoked
Over 2,500 solid mineral titleholders have defaulted in the payment of their yearly service fees to the Federal Government. The Nigerian Mining Cadastre Office (MCO) made public names of the defaulters...
‘Mining revenue should be shared from federation account like oil’
Olamilekan Adegbite is the Minister of Mines and Steel Development. In an interactive session during his visit to Rutam House, headquarters of The Guardian Newspapers Lagos, he talked about a range of issues bordering mineral resource development and the programmes of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, as captured by Kehinde Olatunji. What is your Ministry doing to exploit…
FG urges states to invest in mining to generate revenue
The Federal Government said it would encourage state governments to invest in mining activities to increase their revenue base, and create employment and wealth for the people.
Addressing environmental impact of mining on host communities
As Nigeria focuses more on the Solid Minerals sector for economic growth and diversification, the need to ensure that all protocols guiding the exploitation of the natural resources are observed is paramount. Experts warned that pursuing economic growth through the minerals sector without paying adequate attention to the environment is most likely to become…
Mining sector: Time to walk the talk
A claim the other day by the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Mr. Olamilekan Adegbite that seven ‘‘strategic minerals’’ that can unlock potential in the mining sector
Buhari decries $3b loss to illegal gold mining
Six weeks after The Guardian exclusively reported how illegal gold mining was undermining Nigeria economically, President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday
Nine killed in Indonesia mining accident
Nine people were killed by a landslide at an illegal gold mine in Sumatra, an Indonesian official said Sunday. The accident happened Saturday in South Solok in West Sumatra province
FG to diversify economy through mining sector, says Ogar
The Federal Government has restated its resolve to use the mining sector as a platform for the diversification of the nation’s economy, in view of the dwindling fortunes of the oil sector.