2018 Edition of AGJES Set to Kick-Off

The 2018 edition of African Gems & Jewelry Exhibition and Seminar (AGJES) will, reportedly, kick-off this week to draw global attention to the entire value chain from local artisanal miners to producers of finished jewelry with specific focus on Nigeria gemstones and jewelers at home and abroad, as well as gemstones and jewelry sourced in …

Minister Suspends Blasting Activities Around Tremour Affected Areas

The attention of the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development has been drawn to the widely reported earth tremor within Abuja, specifically in and around Mpape, Jabi, Gwarinpa and other parts of Maitama District of the Federal Capital Territory. Following this development, the Nigeria Geological Survey Agency (NGSA), responsible for monitoring these activities, has commenced …

FG Poised to Rewrite the History of the Metal Sector- Bwari

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development has said that the Federal Government is poised to rewrite the history of the metal sector before the end of the present administration. The Minister stated this at the 2nd edition of the Nigeria Metallurgical Industry Stakeholders Forum with the theme: Nigerias Economic Growth: Industrial Development through Value …

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 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) …

Fayemi Hands Over Leadership Baton to Bwari

The outgoing Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi on Wednesday June 6, 2018, officially handed over the baton of leadership of the Ministry to the Minister of State, Hon. Abubakar Bawa Bwari. In his remarks, Dr. Fayemi said it was a pleasure and privilege to serve the nation, the people and the …

MMSD Records a Boost in Mining Exploration

……signs MoU with East China metallurgical Institute of Geology and Exploration   The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development has recorded another milestone in its quest to provide requisite data for big time investors interested in mining in Nigeria. Speaking at the signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) between the East China Metallurgical Institute …

No FG project will suffer setback due to geographical location- Minister

The Federal Government has restated its commitment to ensure that all projects embarked upon by the administration are completed and put to effective use, adding that no project would suffer setback or abandonment because of its geographical location or any other considerations. The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, disclosed this in …