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...