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Edo government commits to reforms in oil, gas sector

The Edo State Commissioner for Minerals, Oil and Gas, Hon. Joseph Ikpea, has assured of reforms that will reposition the ministry for optimal service delivery, suing for support from ministry officials for a successful tenure as commissioner.
Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Abubakar Bwari

Federal government discovers high quality platinum mineral in Niger

The Federal Government says it has discovered high quality of platinum group elements in a village in Niger.

Solid minerals as revenue earner?

For so many years, following the lead of the resources that came into the national treasury from oil and gas, the mining of solid minerals has been touted as the next big source of revenue. The memories of solid minerals exploitation, including tin and coal, before the discovery of oil provided some nostalgia about bringing back old revenue sources to life.

EITI ranks Nigeria, Norway highest in extractive sector transparency

The board of the global Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Wednesday said Nigeria and Norway have achieved the highest level of transparency marks against the EITI standard in pushing for
President Buhari visits the Train the Trainer Course organised by the Election Planning and Monitoring directorate of the APC Presidential Campaign Council in Abuja on 28th Jan 2019-4

Presidency outlines 10 salient points from NBS report, says economy on solid footing

The Presidency says the Fourth Quarter 2018 Gross Domestic Product results released by National Bureau of Statistics give a lot of hope as “economic Eldorado beckons’’.

Centre begs federal government to formalise activities of small minerals producers’

The Centre for Leadership, Strategy and Development (Centre LSD), has called on the Federal Government to formalise small-mineral producers to curb losses in the sector.

Expert: Exclusive breastfeeding will save Nigeria N6.9 billon annually

Exclusive and adequate breastfeeding practice by Nigerian mothers will not only help in improving the mental capacity of babies when they grow up, it will also save the country at least N6.93 billion spent every year, Health Expert with Alive and Thrive, Dr. Sylvester Igbedioh has said.
Nigerian Institute of Mining and Geosciences

Mining: NIMG has federal government’s full support – official

The Federal Government has reiterated its commitment to assist the Nigerian Institute of Mining and Geosciences (NIMG) in its mineral exploration quest of ensuring generated revenue.

American investors tour NIGERCEM to revamp moribund firm

A team of American investors on Monday toured the Nigerian Cement (NIGERCEM) Company, Nkalagu in Ebonyi, to assess the condition of the moribund firm in a bid to revamp it.
This December 09, 2013, NASA photo is a mosaic of images from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover and shows a series of sedimentary deposits in the Glenelg area of Gale Crater. NASA's rover Curiosity rover tooling around on the surface of Mars has found remnants of an ancient freshwater lake. There is no water left in it, but drill tests and a chemical analysis of its fine-grained rocks by the Curiosity robot's science instruments suggest microbial life could have thrived there billions of years ago. AFP PHOTO / HO / NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS A massive underground lake has been detected for the first time on Mars, marking the largest body of liquid water ever found on the Red Planet, scientists said on July 25, 2018. Located under a layer of Martian ice, the lake is vast, spanning about 12 miles (20 kms) wide, and raises the possibility that more water, and maybe even life exists on Earth's neighboring planet, said the report in the US journal Science. / AFP PHOTO / NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS / HO /

First lake of liquid water is discovered on Mars

A massive underground lake has been detected for the first time on Mars, raising the possibility that more water -- and maybe even life -- exists there, international astronomers said Wednesday.

Experts: Nigeria’s minerals export grow by 565% in two years

“Talking about economic potential, we also learnt that between 2016 and 2017 the export of minerals from Nigeria grew by a staggering 565 per cent. 90 per cent of these exports are mined through ASM activities,” he said.

Federal government 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.

Nutritionist stresses benefits of zero-sugar fruit juice

National Publicity Secretary of the Nutrition Society of Nigeria, Mr. Olusola Malomo, has stressed the health benefits of consuming 100 per cent fruit juice, especially without added sugar.

Official: Minister Fayemi revives low financial contribution into federation account in two years

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi’s term has witnessed the revival of the mining sector from its low financial returns into the Federation Account within two years.

Mozambique deports 4,000 foreign nationals

Mozambique authorities deported at least 4,000 foreign nationals in a crackdown against illegal migration in 2017 alone, officials said.

APC panel proposes power devolution, state police, wants local govts scrapped

The All Progressives Congress (APC) panel on restructuring has recommended devolution of power to states and the scrapping of local governments as a tier of government.

Gombe to start preliminary exploration of mineral resources

The Gombe State Government is to commence preliminary study to ascertain the types of minerals resources deposited in the state and their quantities.

China slams ‘wrong’ US sanctions on North Korea-tied traders

China on Wednesday rejected new United States sanctions targeting Chinese traders doing business with North Korea as "wrong", stressing that it has enforced UN sanctions over Pyongyang's nuclear provocations.

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An Indian soldier was killed by Pakistani forces on the Kashmir border, the military said Friday, as a tense lockdown in the region of seven million residents continued for the 19th day.

India says soldier killed in Kashmir border clash

An Indian soldier was killed by Pakistani forces on the Kashmir border, the military said Friday, as a tense lockdown in the region of seven million residents continued for the 19th day.
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17 people perish in Kwara road accident

At least 17 people have died in a road accident at Bacita junction along Jebba/Ilorin Highway in Kwara State.
Former Ghana Football Association (GFA) vice-president George Afriyie believes call-ups to the nation's various national teams are highly influenced by external entities for selfish reasons.

Call-ups to the Ghana national teams are a joke – ex-GFA chief

Former Ghana Football Association (GFA) vice-president George Afriyie believes call-ups to the nation's various national teams are highly influenced by external entities for selfish reasons.