IAIP: The New Game Changer In Nigeria’s Mining Sector

The recent introduction of Integrated Automation and Interactive Portal (IAIP) in the mining sector of the Nigerian business environment is key to improving business operation in the sector; RUTH TENE NATSA writes. There is a new way of doing business in the Nigerian mining industry. For many, especially industry operators, the launching of Integrated Automated …

Mining in the Digital Age

The current digital disruption that is sweeping across the world and upending industries, has resulted in a digital disconnect in the mining and metals sector. The digital disconnect – a gap between the potential from digital transformation and the poor track record of successful implementations – is not because of a lack of engagement from …

UN urges miners to better regulations needed to prevent disasters

An increase in the frequency of sometimes deadly mining waste disasters over the past decade confirms that governments and resource companies need to better protections for those who live close to polluted material storage sites, a new report by the United Nations says. According to “Mine Tailings Storage: Safety Is No Accident” study, published by …

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Our Stand on Ajaokuta Steel Complex

The attention of the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development has been drawn to recent media reports, where  Dr S.O. Nwanbuokei, a director of Global Steel Holdings Limited (GSHL), was quoted as saying that the protracted litigation surrounding the ownership of the Ajaokuta Steel Complex had not been resolved. His claims contradict the position of the …

Solid Minerals Web Portal ‘ll aid monitoring, accountability, says Women in Mining

A professional Pressure Group, Women In Mining (WIM), has lauded the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, for setting up the Integrated Automated and Interactive Solid Minerals Portal, saying its deployment would accelerate growth in the sector. President of the group and former National Assembly member, Hon Janet Adeyemi, who stated this in Abuja, said …

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Towards a New Approach to Solid Minerals Mining in Nigeria

Key stakeholders in the solid minerals sector have adopted a new attitude to business, which holds great potential for efficiency, reports Chineme Okafor The mining of solid minerals has not really benefitted Nigeria, despite the country’s huge mineral deposits. The country is blessed with a variety of solid minerals, which include gold, iron ore, coal, uranium, …

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Text of Speech by Minister of State at the Official Unveiling of IAISMP

Protocols By November 11 it will be two years since my colleague and I arrived this ministry to resume work as ministers in charge of the solid minerals sector. It is therefore symbolic that today we are here to launch one of the defining projects of our tenure, the Integrated Automation and Interactive Solid Minerals …

FG moves to Consolidate ease of doing business in Mining sector.

….as Ministry unveils integrated automated GIS Web Portal The Federal Government, on Thursday took another bold step in consolidating ease of doing business in the mining sector with official unveiling of the Integrated Automated and Interactive GIS Web Portal of the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development. The unveiling of the GIS Web Porter, which came barely …

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