FG arrests 500 illegal miners, convicts 21

Poised to tackle the menace of illegal miners headlong, the federal government has so far arrested 500 illegal miners and convicted 21. The Deputy Commandant General of the Nigerian Civil Defence Corps, Kelechi Madu, made this revelation when the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, commissioned 50 operation vehicles for use by …

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Mu’azu Cautions Mines Taskforce on Compromising on Assignment

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Abdulkadir Mu’azu has appealed to the members of the Special Mines Surveillance Taskforce (SMSTF) on illegal mining drawn from the Nigeria Police, the Nigerian Customs, DSS, EFCC, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corp and the Zonal Mines Offers in the States to avoid the temptation …

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FG: States could lose 13% derivation revenue for blocking miners from working

The ministry of mines and steel development says any state government that bans miners from operating in its jurisdiction could lose its share of the 13 percent mining derivation revenue. O’Seun Adewale, the technical adviser to the minister of mines and steel development, made this known in an interview with NAN in Abuja on Monday. …

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MINISTER STATES MMSD’S POSITION ON AJAOKUTA STEEL COMPANY.

Following the recent media enquiry by the House of Representative on the state of Ajaokuta, Ministry of Mines and Steel Development through the Honourable Minister Dr. Kayode Fayemi, states its position on the controversies surrounding the concessioning of Ajaokuta Steel company Click Here to Watch

Top 10 Ways to Make Mines More Environmentally Friendly

1. Closing illegal and unregulated mines In context with enforcing regulations and maintaining steadfast legislation regarding a mine’s behavior and processes, the strict and swift closing of illegal or unregulated mining activity will set an environmental precedent within the industry. For example, before 2010, most mines in China were completely unregulated when it came to the …

Illegal mining: FG strengthens Mines Surveillance Task Force, others with 50 vehicles

…Mines Police established to support FG’s diversification plan- IGP Determined to win the war against illegal mining activities in the country, the Federal Government on Thursday commissioned 50 operation vehicles for use by the Special Mines Surveillance taskforce and the State Minerals Resources and Environmental Management committee (MIREMCO). The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, …

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Mining Ministry to host International Conference on Lead poisoning in June

The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development on Tuesday inaugurated the Local Organising Committee (LOC)  for the hosting of the second International Conference on Lead poisoning associated with Artisanal and Small -Scale Mining in the country. The conference which will draw participants from different mining nations is scheduled for June and it will focus specifically …

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Key highlights from Investing in African Mining Indaba 2018

Investment With roughly the same number of people as China or India, the African continent continues to present a number of opportunities for our clients and the firm, especially in the extractive and energy sectors. There was a continued sense of confidence at the Mining Indaba and a focus on new opportunities. Over the last …

Cobalt to be declared a strategic mineral in Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo will declare cobalt and coltan, used in electric vehicle and renewable energy technology, as “strategic” minerals which will earn the country higher royalties, an advisor to the prime minister said on Wednesday. A new mining code was signed into law on Friday by President Joseph Kabila despite vigorous opposition by global …