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10 Apr 2019
The Federal Government yesterday disclosed that persons in the upper echelons of Zamfara were complicit in the recent spate of killings in the state...
10 Apr 2019
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Lagos Zonal Office, has arraigned eight suspected members of a syndicate before Justice A.O. Faji of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on a three-count charge bordering on alleged dealing in gold mining without lawful authorisation, conspiracy and being in possession of raw gold without lawful…
10 Apr 2019
An academician and award-winning engineer, Dr. Hilary Owamah, has called for the protection of Nigerian communities against mining companies and other extractive industries. Owamah, who is the Acting Head of the Department of Civil Engineering, Delta State University, Abraka, Oleh Campus, President, Academic Research and Entrepreneurship Development (A-RED) Initiative, and Chairman, Nigerian Institution of Environmental…
8 Apr 2019
The Nigerian Academy of Engineers (NAE) has warned that unless government takes drastic action, to resuscitate the Ajaokuta Steel Company and other mills, Nigeria’s industrialization may become a mirage. They advised the Federal government to take immediate action on appropriate technology choice, appraisal of the financial implication, long term supply and availability of adequate quality…
7 Apr 2019
Nigerian authorities on Sunday ordered the suspension of mining activities in the troubled northwestern state of Zamfara, which has been riven by kidnapping and banditry. Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu told a news conference on Sunday that intelligence reports "clearly established a strong and glaring nexus between the activities of armed bandits and illicit…
28 Feb 2019
South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his victory in last Saturday’s election. He also commended Nigerians for their peaceful conduct during the elections and their patience even after the elections was postponed by a week. President Ramaphosa, in his congratulatory message yesterday, expressed his commitment to working closely with President…
16 Feb 2019
Lady Azuka Azinge, the Acting Registrar-General and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporate Affairs Commission [CAC] is an interviewer’s delight any day. She has vast knowledge and understanding of corporate governance as well as companies’ registration issues and has been involved in such for more than two decades. But today, she can best be described as…
14 Sep 2018
Mining sector in Nigeria has been plagued with a lot of challenges, which has negated the growth, limited the potentials and viability of the industry. Addressing these key challenges would unlock the sectors prospects.
6 Sep 2018
Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Abubakar Bawa Bwari, has said that investors now own 100 per cent of mining projects in the country, as stipulated in the Minerals and Mining Act 2007. He said government was committed to developing the solid minerals and mining sector, while leveraging on the $3.32 billion private…
14 Aug 2018
Mines, a fintech startup re-inventing credit in emerging markets, has closed a Series A round of $13 million led by The Rise Fund, a global fund managed by TPG Growth, to intensify talent acquisition, continued growth in Africa, and expansion to South America and South-East Asia.
1 Feb 2018
The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Kaduna State branch, on Tuesday, rose from its quarterly review meeting, explaining why Nigeria has not been making fortunes from its abundant natural resources over the years, especially in mining sector. Among others, the engineers believed that Nigeria got it all wrong around 1972 with indigenisation policy that stipulated…
22 Jan 2018
The Africa Centre for Leadership, Strategy and Development (Centre LSD) has admonished miners in the country to carry relevant stakeholders in their host communities along to avoid crisis.

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