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4 May 2021
Denmark's Pandora announced Tuesday it would no longer make jewellery using mined diamonds, aiming to create more ethically sourced products. The move comes a year after the company, which specialises in more affordable jewellery, decided to use only recycled gold and silver by 2025. Pandora also announced Tuesday its first collection of jewellery using diamonds…
7 Apr 2021
Citing the non-development of its assets for several years, the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has revoked three Oil Mining Licences (OMLs) belonging to Addax Petroleum.
12 Jan 2021
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...
21 Oct 2020
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…
6 Oct 2020
Women, many believe, will play a major role in the development of the economy and the mining sector, but there are issues of marginalisation, segregation, and discrimination against the female gender
9 Sep 2020
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.
8 Sep 2020
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…
29 Jul 2020
Opinions are divided about the intention behind the Federal Government’s decision to standardise artisanal and small-scale gold mining in the North
17 Jul 2020
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
17 Jul 2020
Six weeks after The Guardian exclusively reported how illegal gold mining was undermining Nigeria economically, President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday
5 May 2020
The Federal Government has concluded plans to reinforce its effort to finding new means of revenue streams to galvanise the economy, and grow the Gross Domestic Product...
19 Apr 2020
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

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At least 31 people were killed on Saturday when a stampede broke out in south Nigeria during a church charity event where food was being distributed, police said. The disaster happened in Port Harcourt city in Nigeria's Rivers state, local police spokeswoman Grace Iringe-Koko said, confirming a death toll of 31 people. Local Nigerian media…
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There is tight security within and outside the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja,  Venue of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Convention. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN reports presence of security officers including police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, Department of State Security, at different locations around the stadium. Accredited delegates, media, party…
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President Muhammadu Buhari says African political leaders must respect the right of citizens to make their choices at elections. He warned that peoples’ right to vote and determine who leads them should not be treated lightly. Malam Garba Shehu, the president’s spokesman stated in Abuja on Saturday that Buhari gave the warning at a bilateral…
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Roman Abramovich said Saturday owning Chelsea had been the "honour of a lifetime" after the Premier League club said the sale to a consortium led by Todd Boehly, the co-owner of baseball's Los Angeles Dodgers, was expected to be completed by Monday. Chelsea were put on the market in early March, days before Abramovich was…
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Real Housewives of Lagos Stars (RHOL) Carolyna Hutchings and Toyin Lawani (Tiannah) took to Twitter to exchange words. The reality TV stars and former friends took to Twitter to accuse each other over their wrongdoings. Carolyna had called Toyin out for allegedly spreading rumours about her marriage to Musa Danjuma, which ended in 2019. She…