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NACCIMA asks Nigerians in diaspora to ‘come home and invest’

The National Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) has advised Nigerians in diaspora to come home and invest.

Abubakar Bwari: Private investors to commit $3.23 billion to mining projects

The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development says private investors have expressed their readiness to commit about 3.32 billion dollars to fund some projects in the mining sector.

Nigeria women miners seek space in N8 trillion industry

Nigerian women miners are setting their gaze at leadership roles in the country’s neglected mining and minerals sector currently worth N8 trillion annually according to government records.
Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Abubakar Bwari

Minister: Nigeria’s solid minerals contributes N3.5 billion annually to federation account

Nigeria’s solid minerals sector has contributes N3.5 billion Naira annually to the federation account, Minister for Solid Minerals and Steel Development, Abubakar Bwari, said on Thursday in Zurich.
Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Abubakar Bwari

Federal government launches first integrated exploration project

Sequel to this current administration’s diversification drive to advance the development and use of different mineral commodities, the Federal Government has flagged-off the first integrated exploration project under the Natural Resources Fund as an enabler of the programme.

NACCIMA urges full implementation of mining roadmap

Ayoola Olukanni, the Director-General, Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, has called for full implementation of the roadmap on mining and steel development.
Aluminum Smelter Company of Nigeria (ALSCON)

Minister: ALSCON to resume operation soon

Abubakar Bwari, the Minister of State, Mines and Steel Development, says the Aluminum Smelter Company of Nigeria (ALSCON) in Ikot Abasi in Akwa Ibom would resume production soon.

UN: Poorer countries will be casualties of US tariff move

The UN says U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports will take a toll on poorer countries and could trigger takeovers in their mining industries.

George Weah: Nigeria, Liberia $5m trade volume too low

President George Weah of Liberia has described as ‘too low’, the current trade volume between both countries estimated to be at $5 million.

Changing the sad story of solid minerals

The gold deposit in Osun state alone is worth about $5 billion in today’s price, according to Professor Olugbenga Akindeji Okunlola, a prominent geologist. That is about N1.5 trillion.

Brazil wants Nigeria to protect small farmers

The Consul-General of Brazil in Lagos, Amb. Maria Figueiredo, on Monday announced her government’s plan to share its philosophy of protecting small farmers with Nigeria.

Restructuring Nigeria is inevitable – Senator Ekweremadu

Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, says restructuring Nigeria is inevitable for all-inclusive advantages it will confer on federating units and enhancement of national unity.

China imposes limits on oil supply to North Korea

China is limiting its oil exports to North Korea to comply with new sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council last week, which include fuel import restrictions.

Cross River discovers more solid mineral deposits

The Cross River Government has discovered more solid mineral deposits across the three Senatorial Districts in the state after it partnered with some Chinese geologists on exploration.

Niger can feed Africa – Osinbajo

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo says that Niger has the capacity to produce assorted food crops that will feed the African continent.

UN sanctions: China bans imports from North Korea

The Commerce Ministry of China on Monday issued an order banning imports of coal, iron-ore, lead-concentrates and ore, lead and sea-food from North Korea, effective from Tuesday.

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NCC urges central bank to put telecoms on forex priority list

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has stressed the need for the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to accommodate telecoms service providers on its forex priority list to reduce the risk of forex fluctuation and access being experienced by the operators.