NSCDC arrests three over illegal mining, cannabis dealing

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Ondo State Command, has said that it had arrested three persons in connection with cultivation and sale of cannabis and illegal mining. The suspects, according to the corps, included Lucky Edudu, 25, Sarafadeen Mustapha, 27, and Madu Abuchi Nwankwo from Ebonyi State. Parading the suspects at the headquarters …

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NASS Push For Viable Means For Future Benefits

The Federal Government in August last year disclosed that Ajaokuta steel company has the capacity to create 500,000 upstream, downstream employment when it becomes operational. In the view of Mr. Isah Onobere, the Sole Administrator of the company, he said that the first phase of the plant would also provide direct employment for 10,000 technical …

Minister Restates Commitment To Checkmate Illegal Mining

The Federal Government has restated its commitment to checkmate the activities of illegal miners in the country. The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, stated this at a stakeholders meeting on Wednesday in Uyo. He explained that the Federal Government had put in place measures to checkmate the illegal activities of miners …

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I was not billed to attend Washington Investment Forum- Fayemi

  I was not billed to attend Washington Investment Forum- Fayemi The attention of the Media office of the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has been drawn to media reports, quoting the Emir of  Kano, HRM Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, as criticising some Ministers for their absence at an Investment forum organised …

AfDB Request for Expression of Interest

Click here to download EOI REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSULTING SERVICES TO CONDUCT A COMPARATIVE COST STUDY FOR DEVELOPING AN ENVIRONMENTALLY AND SOCIALLY FRIENDLY COAL INDUSTRY FOR POWER AND INDUSTRIAL APPLICATION IN NIGERIA   Sector:          Energy Title:             Consultant The African Development Bank (AfDB) is in the process of recruiting a …

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FG collaborates with British Survey Geo-data Archiving System

The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development through its agency, Nigeria Geological Survey Agency (NGSA) is collaborating with the British Geological Survey (BGS) towards the establishment of a Nigerian National Geo-data Archiving system. Welcoming the representatives of BGS; Matt Harrison and Jenny Forster to the ministry on Monday, the Minister of State for Mines and …

Boosting Nigeria’s Economy Through Salt

Stakeholders in solid mineral sector have called for the full exploitation of the huge salt deposits in some states across the country for local consumption and export. A recent survey indicated that some states had large deposits of salt but virtually all the states had not really utilised the mineral resource to develop their economies. …

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Experts list Dangers of Concession, Privatisation

• Say Strategic National Projects Too Sensitive To Privatise • ‘Planned Sale Defies Precedence, Logic’ • Propose Metallurgical Devt Bank, Recall Of Original Contractors Experts have cautioned the Federal Government not to go ahead with the planned concession of the Ajaokuta Steel Company Limited (ASCL). Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, had recently …

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Twist in the Ajaokuta Steel tale

Despite spending over $8 billion on Ajaokuta Steel Company in Kogi State since 1979, the 39-year-old steel plant is yet to come to life. This may have turned Nigeria’s road to building a robust steel industry into a long, winding journey to nowhere. The National Assembly’s intervention has brought a twist to the tale. Assistant …

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