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Nigerian government assures NSC of support to harness solid minerals for economic diversification

The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has assured the Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) of the federal government’s support by collaborating with it and the people of Plateau State to harness the state’s rich solid mineral resources’ potential to achieve the much needed diversification of the Nigerian economy.
An aerial view of Konkola mine project north of the capital Lusaka, Zambia, file. REUTERS/SALIM HENRY

Zambia denies report it shuttered Konkola Copper Mines

Zambia’s Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) has not been temporarily or permanently shuttered, the state-appointed provisional liquidator of the copper mine previously owned by Vedanta Resources said on Wednesday, denying a Bloomberg report.
The Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) has restated its commitment toward promoting Nigeria’s investment opportunities.

NIPC: Nigeria records $8.41 billion investments in Q1 2021

The Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) said it tracked $8.41bn worth of Investments from 15 Projects across eight States. The States include: Bayelsa, Lagos, Kano, Nasarawa, Delta, Edo, Bauchi and Akwa Ibom.
Uche Sampson Ogah

Minister: Nigeria records 1.6m grams of Gold production in five years

Dr Ochechukwu Ogah, Minister of State, Ministry of Mines and Steel Development (MMSD) says the ministry recorded 1,562,720 grams of Gold production from 2016 to 2020.Dr Ochechukwu Ogah, Minister of State, Ministry of Mines and Steel Development (MMSD) says the ministry recorded 1,562,720 grams of Gold production from 2016 to 2020.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest 18 ‘illegal miners’ in Zamfara

The Anti Illegal Mining Squad of the Police in Zamfara has arrested and prosecuted 18 people who engaged in illegal mining in spite of presidential order banning the activity.
Osun State Govenror Adegboyega Oyetola

Osun governor inaugurates committee to tackle illegal mining

The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola, has inaugurated the Osun Mineral Resources and Environmental Management Committee (MIREMCO) to tackle illegal mining activities in the state.
FILE PHOTO - U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on his plan to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan, at the White House, Washington, U.S., April 14, 2021. Andrew Harnik-Pool via REUTERS

US asks Brazil for ‘immediate’ action on Amazon

The United States on Friday welcomed Brazil’s renewed promise to end illegal deforestation but urged immediate action to protect the Amazon, a major factor in global climate change.
Osun Governor Adegboyega Oyetola

Osun governor seeks Army support to flush out illegal miners, curb insecurity

Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has sought the support of the Army to tackle insecurity in the state, especially flushing illegal miners out of the state.
Google Earth is getting a new 3D time-lapse feature that lets you observe how Earth has changed from 1984 to 2020, allowing you to see just how much the devastating effects of climate change have already shaped the geography of the planet.

Google Earth’s historical 3D time lapses show the ravages of climate change

Google Earth is getting a new 3D time-lapse feature that lets you observe how Earth has changed from 1984 to 2020, allowing you to see just how much the devastating effects of climate change have already shaped the geography of the planet.
Members of IA (Inuit Ataqatigiit) celebrate following the exit pools during Greenland's election in Nuuk, Greenland April 6, 2021. Ritzau Scanpix/via REUTERS

Left-wing party opposed to big mining project wins Greenland election

A left-wing party that opposes a large rare earth mining project has become the biggest in parliament after securing more than a third of votes in a snap election.
The Emir of Karaye in Kano State, Ibrahim Abubakar, has urged residents of the emirate to report the movement of illegal miners into the area from Zamfara State.

Kano monarch raises alarm over influx of ‘illegal miners’ from Zamfara

The Emir of Karaye in Kano State, Ibrahim Abubakar, has urged residents of the emirate to report the movement of illegal miners into the area from Zamfara State.
Reacting to the development, the Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Mohammed Matawalle, said he received with shock “the report of an attack by some recalcitrant bandits who unleashed mayhem on innocent people” in Kabasa village of Magami district.

Group rejects gold for arms use of Zamfara aircraft

A Non Governmental Organization (NGO), the Centre for Sustainable Peace and Development, has described as hoax and lie from the pit of hell, the allegations that Zamfara State Governor, Bello Mattawalle, was using an aircraft to take out gold and bring in arms and ammunitions for bandits.
Black coral species Umbellapathes litocrada is seen in this handout photo from 2015 obtained by Reuters on October 28, 2020. NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration-Handout via REUTERS

Google, BMW, Volvo, Samsung SDI sign up to WWF call for temporary ban on...

Google, BMW, Volvo and Samsung SDI are the first global companies to have signed up to a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) call for a moratorium on deep-sea mining, the WWF said on Wednesday.
Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Ahmed Idris Wase, has congratulated Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo on his 64th birthday on Monday.

VP Osinbajo: Nigeria’s development plans must be dynamic

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Friday emphasised the need for Nigeria to evolve a national development plan strong enough to absorb shocks and adapt to swiftly changing national and international conditions.

Dangote: We will continue to come up with strategies to boost business opportunity in...

Dangote Industries Limited has expressed its determination to always come out with strategies that will boost business opportunities in Nigeria.
The United States on Thursday sanctioned two conglomerates controlled by Myanmar’s military following the generals’ Feb. 1 coup and deadly crackdown, according to a statement on the U.S. Treasury Department’s website.

U.S. blacklists two Myanmar military-controlled companies

The United States on Thursday sanctioned two conglomerates controlled by Myanmar’s military following the generals’ Feb. 1 coup and deadly crackdown, according to a statement on the U.S. Treasury Department’s website.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

CBN: We’ve disbursed N1.5 trillion to Nigerian farmers

The CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, made this known while presenting the communiqué on the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting held on Monday and Tuesday in Abuja.
The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Mr Olamilekan Adegbite, made the disclosure in an interview with newsmen on Sunday in Abuja.

Nasarawa gold mining: Minister warns against Zamfara experience

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Mr. Olamilekan Adegbite, yesterday said the ministry had resolved to avoid a repeat of the Zamfara State experience in Nasarawa State, in which bandits were largely in charge of the gold mining in that state (Zamfara).
President Mohammadu Buhari will on Monday (today) declare the 2021 edition of the annual Technology Expo open at Eagles Square, Abuja.

President Buhari: Criminals in mining industry funding insecurity to undermine Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said that criminals have infiltrated the mining industry in the country.

Firm, workers flee site as illegal miners invade Edo community

There is tension at Dagbala in Akoko Edo Local Government Area, Edo State, following the invasion of the sleepy town by over 1,000 miners excavating for gold with suspicious licenses.
FMDQ Securities Exchange has posted 13.66 per cent turnover growth in the Fixed Income and Currency (FIC) for the month of July.

FMDQ admits N53.2 billion bonds of Fidelity Bank, TSL SPV

FMDQ Securities Exchange recently approved the listing of the Fidelity Bank Plc Series 1N41.21billion Fixed Rate Subordinated Unsecured Bond under its N100.00billion Bond Issuance Programme to its platform.

Official: More than 50 cases of farmer-herder crisis resolved in Edo

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Edo State said no fewer than 38 suspects have been arrested for various crimes in the state, in the last 10 weeks.

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Ogun Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has set up a committee that will develop guidelines for a safe reopening of schools for students at the final year or transition classes in the State.

IGR: Ogun targets over N100 billion in 2021

Despite the decline in its Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) last year due to the effect of COVID-19 pandemic, Ogun State government says it has perfected plans to generate over a hundred billion naira as IGR in 2021.
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Neymar extends PSG contract through 2025

Neymar has signed a new contract with Paris Saint-Germain that will take him through until 2025 at Parc des Princes, the club has confirmed.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

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Somali elections to hold as president drops term extension

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Senator Bwacha: Nigeria sliding into anarchy

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Benue sets up committee to beef up schools security

The Benue State Government has set up a committee to look into and forestall insecurity and kidnapping in its schools.
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PIB: Bayelsa government seeks closer working relationship with elders

Bayelsa State government has called on the elders in the state to be more vociferous in their support of the struggle for restructuring of the country and passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB).