Buhari assents to Extradition Bill, four others

President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to five bills, including the Extradition (Amendment) Act 2018, Federal Capital Territory Appropriation Act, 2018 and Nigerian Centre For Disease Control And Prevention (Establishment) Act, 2018. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang, disclosed this when he addressed State House correspondents in Abuja …

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Absence of Finance, Bane of Mining Sector’s Growth, Says FG

The federal government has attributed the absence of finance to mining sector as the major challenge hampering the contribution of the sector to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Alhaji Abubakar Bawa Bwari, said this while speaking recently at a dialogue meeting with chief executives of Nigerian banks …

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Australian firm to explore lead, zinc in Bauchi,Nasarawa

An Australian company, Symbol Mining/Goidal Resources, is currently developing an open pit mine for exploration of Lead-Zinc deposits in Bauchi and Nasarawa states.Minister of State, Mines and Steel Development, Abubakar Bwari, who disclosed this on Monday at Nigeria-Canada Investment Summit in Abuja, said they are 300 per cent above global average. He also said that …

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Perm. Sec. Tasks MEC Staff on Enforcement of Mining Pollution Laws

The Staff of the Mines Environmental Compliance Department (MEC) of Ministry of Mines and Steel Development (MMSD) have been charged to fully avail themselves of the Retreat on Mines Pollution Control (MPC) to enhance their efficiency in enforcing mining laws that will safeguard the environment in line with the global best practices. The Permanent Secretary, …

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AGJES 2018 Holds December

The 2018 Edition of African Gems and Jewellery Exhibition and Seminar is slated for  December 6th and 7th  in Abuja, FCT. The programme which is being hosted by the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, in collaboration with the Gemologists and Jewellers Association of Nigeria, would take place at the NAF Suites and Conference centre …

Nigeria Woos Canadian Investors

The Government of Nigeria has assured the Canadian investors of incentives and conducive environment needed for their investments to thrive. The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo gave this assurance at the on-going two-day, Nigeria-Canada Investment Summit with the theme: “Fostering Strong Business Partnership into the Future” holding at the Musa Yaradua Centre, Abuja from November …

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Text of Speech Delivered by Hon. Abubakar Bawa Bwari at the Nigeria-Canada investment summit 2018

Protocols/Introduction I am very delighted to be here to deliver this address at the Nigeria-Canada Investment Forum on the theme, Fostering Strong Business Partnership into the Future. I must thank the organisers of this forum for their foresight, commitment, and hardwork which has made this event possible. When I led the Nigerian delegation to the PDAC …

Buhari Flags off ‘Who-owns-What’ Campaign in Dakar

President Muhammadu Buhari, Thursday in Dakar, Senegal, flagged-off ‘who-owns-what’ campaign, which according to him, is one of a range of tools being utilised in the fight against corruption. The President, while delivering his speech at the event, disclosed that the objective of the conference, which is to bring together government representatives working on beneficial ownership …

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Mining in Nigeria still an un-tapped lodestar

THE recent seizure of about N1.12 billion worth of gold about to be smuggled abroad grabbed media headlines. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, in intercepting the illegal gold shipment that was being smuggled through the Abuja airport to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, uncovered a syndicate of smugglers and refocused attention on the dominance of …

Minister Advocates Environmental Protection

The Minister of State, Mines and Steel Development, Honourable Abubakar Bawa Bwari has called on Fellows of the Nigeria Institute of Town Planners to safeguard the environment for the purpose of attaining high quality sustainable settlements, that is livable, healthy, friendly and responsive to societal dynamics, in line with the Institute’s mission. He urged stakeholders …