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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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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Premium Steels Plans to Produce 50% Requirements of Nigeria in First Phase

Premium Steels & Mines Ltd., a state of the art steel manufacturing facility at Ovwian – Aladja, Delta State, would meet more than 50 per cent of the domestic steel requirement, during the first phase of production, Prasanta Mishra, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the company has said. This will also result in …

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Timeline of Activities on Ajaokuta Steel Company Limited

🎰1958 Government conceptualised the steel industry. Foreign consultants advised that it was better to import steel than to construct and run a steel plant. 🎰1970 Messrs V/O TyazhPromExport (TPE) of defunct USSR contracted to carry out detailed geological studies of Nigeria regarding occurrence of raw materials suitable for iron and steel production 🎰1971 NSDA founded, …

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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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