Fayemi greets Muslims at Sallah

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has felicitated with Muslims on the occasion of the Eid- el- Kabir, urging them to continue to uphold the lessons of love, loyalty and sacrifice which are the hallmark of the festival. Dr Fayemi, in a goodwill message signed by his Special Assistant on Media, …

Nigeria Mining Week returns to Abuja in October

“Nigeria is on the mining map and the sector is working hard to prepare its road map because ultimately, there are enormous investment opportunities in the Nigerian mining sector” says Elodie Delagneau, event director of Nigeria Mining Week, that is taking place again in Abuja from 16-19 October. The event is a successful partnership between …

FG, Stakeholders to Brainstorm on Mining Development

Stakeholders in the mining sector are to converge on Abuja to brainstorm on how to further enhance the development of the sector as Ministry of Mines and Steel Development holds the first edition of the National Council on Mining and Minerals Resources Development. The event which would hold at the Nigerian Air-Force Conference Hall, Kado, …

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FG, BOI launch N5bn funding support for Artisanal and Small Scale Miners

…Ministry, BOI commit N2.5b each to fund …..beneficiaries to get between N100,000 to N100m The Ministry of Mines and steel Development has signed a Memoradum of Understanding (MoU) with the Bank of Industry for the management of a N5 billion fund in support of Artisanal and Small-Scale Miners in the country. Under the arrangement, the …

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Minister’s Speech at the Signing of MoU Between MMSD and Bank of Industry

Dr. Kayode Fayemi, CON Minister of Mines and Steel Development Federal Republic of Nigeria at the Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the management of the Nigerian Artisanal and Small-Scale Miners (ASM) Financing Support Fund Between   Bank of Industry (BOI) Limited   and the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development   …

Miners risk death for Granite tiles

Six out of 10 labourers toiling in southern Indian quarries for granite for tiles, fireplaces and kitchen counters around the world are working in dangerous conditions to repay huge loans, charities mapping the hidden supply chain said on Wednesday. Governments are among the buyers of granite from India, one of the world’s largest exporters of …

Pollution: Lead poisoning cost the World $977bn

The UN Environment Programme has said that pollution threatens the health of the world and its inhabitants and inflicts high costs on the global economy. It said lead poisoning in children costs the world some $977 billion annually while indoor and outdoor air pollution cost $5.3 trillion, Green house gas emission $4.9 trillion and general …

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Chinese discover Uranium, Iron ore in Commercial Quantities in Cross River

A group of Chinese explorers and geologists from Shian Xi Province of China has discovered huge deposits of several solid minerals in many parts of Cross River State. The Commissioner for Solid Minerals in the state,  Hon. George Oben’enchi, confirmed this, disclosing that the minerals were discovered at Kokunne forest in Mkpani, Yarkurr Local Government …

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A Roadmap for a Sustainable Mining Industry in Africa

In 2009, the African Union Commission created the Africa Mining Vision. ‘Africa’s own response to tackling the paradox of mineral wealth and poverty.’ Many governments in Africa have made major progress over recent years – we now see mining companies working hard to ‘put back’ into society through skills development and environmental protection policies. The …