NSCDC to Clamp down on Illegal Mining Operators in Edo

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Edo command, says it will clamp down on illegal mining operators in the state. The state Commandant of the Corps, Makinde Ayinla, said this on Thursday at a meeting with officials of the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development and stakeholders in Benin. Ayinla said that the …

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What we want from FG by Lagos, Ogun Miners

Minister outlines initiatives to tackle challenges in mining sector Recently, hundreds of stakeholders in the mining sector gathered in Lagos and Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. At the town hall meetings that took place over a two-day period, the stakeholders had some engaging sessions with officials of the Federal Government led by the Minister of …

Syrian, Nigerian accomplice Arrested for Illegal Mining in Ogun

Ogun State government has arrested a Syrian and a Nigerian for allegedly engaging in illegal mining activities along the industrial corridor of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. Bimbo Ashiru, Commissioner for Commerce and Industry,  who disclosed this while leading an enforcement team to the illegal mining site at Boun Village, Shimawa, behind Redemption Camp in Obafemi Owode …

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FG to Improve Engagement with States and Stakeholders in the Mining Sector

 The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has reiterated government’s determination to improve its engagement with State governments and stakeholders in the minerals and mining sector to achieve full potentials of the industry for wealth creation and employment. The Minister stated this at the opening ceremony of the 53rd Annual International Conference …

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Minister’s Speech at 53rd Annual International Conference and Exhibition of the Nigerian Society for Mining and Geosciences

Protocols and Introduction I wish to express my profound gratitude for the honour and privilege of being asked to deliver this keynote address at this important occasion. Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS) is one of the highly respected professional bodies in Nigeria. I also wish to thank members of this society for the awards …

Non-oil Sector as a Game Changer in Nigeria

Nigeria’s export trade in the 1960s was fuelled by the agro-industry and constituted mainly of cocoa, groundnuts, rubber, palm oil, palm kernel, beniseed and copra. Nigeria also exported tin ore and columbite. Then agricultural exports were practically the country’s main sources of foreign exchange with the nation being a major exporter of the aforementioned produce. …

FG in Talks with China, South Africa to Curb $500m Losses to Illegal Mining.

As part of efforts to curb the lingering problem of illegal mining in Nigeria, which the country is said to be losing $500million from, the federal government has hinted that efforts are ongoing to partner with China, South Africa and other mining countries to resolve the issue. In an exclusive chat with LEADERSHIP, the Minister …

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Nigeria Remains ‘Critical’ Market in Africa despite Recession, say Investors

Investors have expressed confidence in the resurgence of Nigeria’s struggling economy, describing it as ‘very critical’ to building African companies that could join the league of top 500 in the next eight years. A panel of discussants, including chief executives of MTN, Honeywell, KPMG, CFAO and the Casablanca Finance City Authority, at the Africa CEO …