Egypt looks to play key role in driving integration in Africa

The Africa 2017 Forum has wrapped up in the Egyptian resort city of Sharm el Sheikh with a clear message of intent from President Al Sisi to bring Africa closer together. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi hosted five African heads of state and top business leaders from across the continent. The Heads of State …

Nigeria must eliminate “sacred cow syndrome” to win graft war – Fayemi

For Nigeria to succeed in the fight against corruption, it must say no to impunity and eliminate the syndrome of ‘sacred cows’, the Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Kayode Fayemi, has said. He said this on Monday at an event organised by the Inter Agency Task Team, IATT, in collaboration with the European Union, EU, …

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Solid Minerals: Nigeria Repositions To Harness Opportunities

Towards harnessing international opportunities for Nigeria’s barite and metallic minerals, the Solid Minerals Development Fund (SMDF) is to hold a Strategic Roundtable Workshop for the North-Central Zone , in Lafia, Nasarawa State. It is estimated that about 69 to 77 per cent of barite is currently being used worldwide, as a weighting agent for drilling …

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Analysis of Q3 2017 FAAC Disbursements and Mid-year Budget Implementation

Nigeria earned no revenue into her Federation Account from its solid minerals sector in the first nine months of 2017, a quarterly review of revenues that went into the account by the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has disclosed. The quarterly review contained information on disbursements made to the three tiers of government federal, …

Dissecting the Changing face of the Mining Sector

Political, economic and technological changes are having an impact on the African mining industry, according to speakers at the Mines and Money conference. The winds of change are sweeping through the mining sector in Africa, driven by a broad sweep of political, legislative, economic and technological developments, and although the scale of such change brings …

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Video: Why It’s the Perfect Time to Invest in Nigeria

Mining Review Africa editor Laura Cornish talks about how the Nigerian government is looking to increase investment to assist grow its mining sector. The Nigeria mining sector has been neglected in the past but the government is looking to change this and is undertaking numerous measures to attract investment into the country. Watch the below video on …

Our Position on Bua Group’s Misleading Publication

The attention of the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development has been drawn to a misleading publication signed by the Executive Chairman of the BUA Group Abdulsamad Rabiu, published in several newspapers as an open letter to the President and titled: “A cry for Help: Wanton Abuse of Power By a Serving Minister Geared at …

MMSD Holds Technical Orientation on Survey and Mapping of Artisanal Miners for Outstation Officers

In furtherance of the ongoing efforts by the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development (MMSD) towards transforming the mining sector and in addressing the negative externalities associated with Artisanal & Small-Scale Mining (ASM) in the country, the Ministry has organized a technical Workshop on Survey, Mapping and formalisation of Artisanal and Small Scale Miners for …