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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Bawa Bwari Speaks on Lead Poisoning in Nigeria

Click here to watch Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Hon. Abubakar Bawa Bwari on a Special feature on Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) Good Morning Nigeria Program speaks on the effects of lead poisoning in Nigeria and government effort in ensuring safer mining practices by the Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Miners (ASGM) in Nigeria …

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) …