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Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Abubakar Bwari

Minister urges investors to obey federal government’s order to vacate mining sites

Alhaji Abubakar Bwari, Nigeria’s Minister of State, Mines and Steel Development, has urged mining investors in Zamfara to obey Federal Government’s directive to vacate mining sites in the state.

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.

Gombe university introduces law, education programmes

The Gombe State University has entered into a new face of development with the introduction of new programmes in Law, Education and Social Science.
Gboyega Oyetola

Osun to collaborate with Venezuela, Israel, Cuba, others to boost economy

Osun State has expressed its readiness to collaborate with countries like Venezuela, Israel, Cuba and others to boost the economy of the state.

Governor Ugwuanyi canvasses commencement of mining operations in Enugu

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has appealed to the federal government to take effective measures to ensure the commencement of mining operations at the authorized locations in the state for proper harnessing of the inherent benefits of the mineral resources.
Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote

Dangote increases cement export to $600 million annually, targets $4.6 billion investment in consumables

President of Dangote Industries Limited, Aliko Dangote, has disclosed plans of the company to increase cement exports to $600million.
Muhammadu Buhari-1

Election: Nigerians in US congratulate President Buhari, set agenda

The Nigerian community in the United States have congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and others elected during the February 23 Presidential and National Assembly elections.
7 President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday received Cyril Ramaphosa, his South African counterpart, in Abuja.

President Ramaphosa congratulates President Buhari on re-election

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his victory in Nigeria’s Presidential election.

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.
President John Magufuli. AFP Photo-Daniel Hayduk

President Magufuli orders CCTV cameras installed at tanzanite mines

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has given his newly appointed Minerals minister a 30-day ultimatum to install surveillance cameras round the tanzanite mines in northern Manyara region.
Gboyega Oyetola

Gboyega Oyetola presents N152.7 billion budget for 2019 fiscal year

Osun State governor, Mr Gboyega Oyetola, on Thursday presented a budget estimate of N152, 756, 088, 830.00 for 2019 fiscal year.
Aminu Masari

Katsina identifies 547 artisanal miners, 442 mining sites

The Katsina State Government on Tuesday said it has identified no fewer than 547 artisanal miners and 442 mining sites across the state as part of efforts to improve the mining and complement federal government’s efforts of diversifying the economy from oil to the non-oil sector.

Federal government awards exploration contracts to 10 mining firms

Abubakar Bwari, the minister of mining and steel development, said the move is part of the country’s efforts to develop the mining sector.

Slump in oil price threatens government’s economic forecast

The downward slide of crude price may hamper current economic prospects in the country, particularly if the development refuses to abate, oil and gas analysts have said.

Eight dead as Boko Haram storm French drilling camp in Niger

Seven local employees of a French drilling firm and a government official were killed Thursday when suspected Boko Haram gunmen stormed the compound where they were sleeping in southeastern Niger.

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.
Morocco

Teenager killed in Morocco coal mine collapse

A teenager died Wednesday in Morocco when an abandoned coal mine collapsed in the impoverished former mining town of Jerada which saw protests earlier this year following similar accidents.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Osinbajo tasks Canadian investors on opportunities in Nigeria

Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has urged Canadian investors to explore the opportunities that abound in Nigeria’s education, health and transport sectors.

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