FG To Set Up Guidelines To Prevent Unprocessed Minerals Export

The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development says it has finalised guidelines on solid mineral export to ensure that unprocessed solid minerals are not taken out of Nigeria. Alhaji Abubakar Bwari, the Minister of State, said this during the official commissioning of AMRAN Faceting Incubation Centre on Friday in Abuja. Bwari said that relevant stakeholders, …

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Our Mining Policy Is Showing Positive Results, Says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the Federal Government’s key policy objective of rejuvenating the mining sector was being realised as witnessed by the diversification of the economy and broadening of the country’s revenue base. Buhari, who spoke while receiving the national executive members of the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS) at the State …

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We Must Ensure Safer Mining Practices – Osinbajo

The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has called on miners in the country to comply with the regulations on safer mining to ensure safety of lives and environment. He made this call at the on-going 2nd International Conference on Lead Poisoning Associated with Artisanal Mining in Nigeria, with Special Focus on Prevention, holding in the …

FG charts ways to prevent further outbreak of Lead Poisoning

The Federal Government has assured that it would prevent re-occurrence of lead poisoning in every part of the country. The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo gave this assurance at the on-going 2nd International Conference on Lead Poisoning Associated with Artisanal Mining in Nigeria, with Special Focus on Prevention, adding that the Federal Government is leaving …

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FG Committed Towards Eradication of Lead Poisoning- Abubakar Bwari

The Honourable Minister of State, Mines and Steel Development, Hon. Abubakar Bawa Bwari has said that the Ministry is leaving no stone unturned to ensure total eradication of the challenge of lead poisoning in Nigeria. He made this statement at the pre-event press briefing organized by the Ministry in collaboration with Medecin San Frontieres (MSF) …

Making Ajaokuta Steel Company Valid Hope Of Nation’s Industrial Development

In 2015, former Minister of Solid Minerals Kayode Fayemi paid a day official visit to Ajaokuta Steel Company Ltd. to take a holistic view of the company and ensure it worked for the development of Nigeria’s industrial sector. According to him, President Muhammadu Buhari is very passionate about the completion and effective operation of the …

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Video: Ajaokuta Roar to Life After 40 Year!

Click here to watch   Engineers at AJAOKUTA STEEL PLANT power up the engines that have been inactive for years! After decades, $8b Ajaokuta steel company’s engines are beginning to steam, low scale production has started, the plant can produce nearly 10 million metric tons of steel per annum, create an estimated 500 thousand jobs, …

Azobu: Right policy, investment in critical infrastructure crucial to solid minerals exploitation

Advisory Partner and Mining Leader at Pricewaterhousecoopers (PwC) Nigeria, Cyril Azobu, told ROSELINE OKERE that replacing crude oil with solid minerals as economic mainstay will take years of consistent efforts to get the policy environment right, investing in critical infrastructure and creating a sector that will be more attractive to investors. He also emphasised the need for indigenous …

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Group Decries Poor Inclusion of Women in Sector Activities

A non-profit organisation, Women in Mining Nigeria (WIMIN), has lamented the low inclusion and limitations of women in the operations of the mining sector in the country. President, WIMIN Janet Adeyemi while delivering her opening remarks at the organisation’s maiden meeting in Abuja, stated that the organisation has agitated for so long to be accommodated …

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