Kogi Iron progresses project testwork in Nigeria

ASX-listed junior Kogi Iron has progressed the metallurgical testwork associated with the commercialisation of its 100%-owned Agbaja oolitic iron ore deposits in Kogi State, Nigeria during the quarter ended 30 June 2018. Much has been achieved since last October when Kogi Iron completed a fund raising, the company said in its quarterly activities report. The …

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Tanzania Targets Setting Up Mineral Exchange by End of 2018

Tanzania plans to establish a minerals exchange by the end of this year, in a bid to ensure the East African nation reaps the most from its resources, Minerals Minister Angellah Kairuki said. The nation’s resources including gold, diamonds, iron, silver, copper, graphite and other rare earth minerals such as gemstones. “We will take into …

South Korea renews interest in Nigeria Mining Sector

The South Korean Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Lee In-tae said his country is eager to renew collaboration with the Nigeria mining sector. He made this known today when he paid a Courtesy call on the Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Hon. Abubakar Bawa Bwari. Ambassador In-tae revealed that South Korea is now …

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Buhari appoint new Heads of 3 Agencies

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of three Directors-General/Chief Executive Officers (DG/CEOs) of three federal agencies under the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development. Those appointed are Engr. Umar Albarka Hassan, DG/CEO, National Steel Raw Materials Exploration Agency (NSRMEA), Kaduna; Prof. (Engr.) Linus Okon Asuquo, DG/CEO, National Metallurgical Development Centre (NMDC), Jos and Prof. …

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MMSD demonstrates commitment to delivery of ERGP mandates

…..inaugurates Ministerial Delivery Unit The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development in compliance with the mandates of the Economic Recovery Growth Programme (ERGP) has inaugurated its Ministerial Delivery Unit (MDU). The Permanent Secretary, Dr. Abdulkadir Mu’azu said ERGP is a key economic policy of the government and every civil servant is required to be familiar …

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Supporting Women in ASM high on the World Bank’s agenda

At the end of June 2018, practitioners met in Washington for the World Bank’s ‘Global Conference on Gender, Oil, Gas and Mining, with two panels focusing on ASM, where women play a crucial role. Women’s participation in ASM is far greater (40–50%) than in large-scale mining (<10%), providing a reliable income, financial independence and empowerment and …

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MMSD Collaborates with Tertiary Institutions on Research Development

….presents letters of participation to 11 Universities As part of its resolve to ensure adequate geosciences data that would attract investors to the sector, the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development (MMSD) has presented letters of engagement to 11 tertiary institutions. Presenting the letters to the beneficiary institutions today, July 5, 2018, the Minister of …

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Russian Company Renews Interest in Nigeria’s Mining Sector

Buoyed by recent positive developments in the country’s mineral sector, a Russian mineral deposits prospecting company, JSC Zarubezhgeologia, has come back to invest in Nigeria, 35 years after it closed business in the country. JSC Zarubezhgeologia renewed interest in investing in the country’s mineral sector was disclosed to the Federal Government on Thursday. The Russian …

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