L-R: Acting General Manager Production, Nigeria Coal Corporation, Engr Frank Amanoh; Minister of Mines  and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi and Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Hon Abubakar Bawa Bwari; at the Onyeama Coal Mine, during the Ministers’ tour of coal mines in Enugu State

FG Charges Mining Companies on Human, Environmental Safety

The Federal Government has charged mining operators in the country on environmental and human safety stressing the need to avoid contamination of water and degradation of the environment during mining operations. The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi gave the charge during a tour of mining locations in Ebonyi State on Tuesday. The …

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L-R: Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Hon Abubakar Bawa Bwari; Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi; Minister of Mines  and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi; with Executive Director, Royal Salt Nigeria Limited, Mr Obi Alio; during a tour of the company’s lead-zinc mining site and processing plant in Eyigba, Ikwo Local Government Area, Ebonyi State.

FG to Collaborate with States on Coal Development

…as Enugu Gov urges FG to revoke licenses of unserious miners The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi says the Federal Government is ready to collaborate with State governments and critical stakeholders to revive the mining sector in the country. The Minister disclosed this when he paid a courtesy call on the …

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Power Generation: FG Partners ADB to Fund Coal Initiatives

….as Minister urges investors to invest in Nigeria’s huge coal reserves Determined to solve the power issue in the country, the Federal Government is to partner with the African Development Bank (ADB) to fund coal projects in the country. The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, disclosed this during a meeting with …

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Fayemi: Indigenisation Policy of 1970s Destroyed Nigeria’s Mining Industry

Why has Nigeria allowed its once vibrant  mining industry to collapse and what is the government doing to revive this potentially huge revenue earner. The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi provided answers to these questions and more on ARISE News Night. The extended chat was monitored by Senator Iroegbu. Excerpts: Is …

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World Bank earmarks $150m to Support Nigeria Mining Sector

The World Bank on Wednesday approved 150 million dollars credit to help increase the mining sector’s contribution to the Nigerian economy. The Senior Communication Officer of the bank, Ms Olufunke Olufon said in a statement in Abuja that the project would help to establish a strong foundation for mining sector development in the country. Olufon …

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Mining Consent: States and Host Communities to Synergize

State governments may be required to authenticate mining consents issued to miners by host communities in order to sanitize the process and minimize the rancor that had followed its improper handling among communities across the country. “Consent had been abused in some communities because at certain points it is difficult to know who is giving …

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L-R: Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi; presenting a copy of the Mining Roadmap to Nasarawa State Governor, Alhaji Umaru Tanko Al-Makura; during a visit to the Governor in Lafia

Enabling Environment Key To Success In Mines Sector

As the Nigerian minerals and mining sector keys into the diversification efforts of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, stakeholders have attributed the visible growing success of the sector to the present enabling environment being created by the present administration. Ruth Tene Natsa writes. The managing director/CEO of Fujian Stones, Engr. Makoji Aduku, has attributed the …

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Pro -Chancellor/Chairman Governing Council, Achievers University, Dr Bode Ayorinde; Wife of the honouree, Erelu Bisi Fayemi; Minister of Mines and Steel Development/honorary doctorate degree awardee, Dr Kayode Fayemi; Chancellor, Achievers University, Dr Bode Olajumoke; and Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu; during the conferment of honourary Doctor of Science in Public Administration on Fayemi at the fifth convocation ceremony of Achievers University Owo, Ondo State.

Fayemi, again Challenges Nigerian Youth to be Change Agents

Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has again challenged Nigerian youths on the need to change their orientation and position themselves as change agents for the Nigeria of their dream. The Minister gave this charge in his acceptance speech, after his conferment with the honorary degree of Doctor of Science in Public …

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Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi; Technical Adviser to the Minister, Mr. Linus Adie; Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Hon Abubakar Bawa Bwari; President, Dajo Pottery Centre, Mr. Levi Yakubu;and Benue State Commissioner for Lands, Survey and Solid Minerals, Mr. Unenge Bernard, during the ministers’  inspection of pottery making centres in Benue State.

FG Advocates Revival of Abandoned Potteries

Government has advised that pottery centers that had been lying idle across the country over the years should be resuscitated to boost job creation and employment. The Minister for Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, who was on a nation-wide tour of mineral mining sites, stated this in Makurdi on Thursday when he visited …

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