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Gboyega Oyetola

Governor Oyetola promises to make mining benefit host communities

The Osun State governor, Mr. Gboyega Oyetola, has promised to make mining of mineral resources found in the state work for the development of the people and the host communities.

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.
President Muhammadu Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari approves redeployment of four permanent secretaries

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday approved the redeployment of four federal permanent secretaries to various ministries.
Niger State, the former breadbasket of Nigeria, is commonly known as a resource-rich territory and mining area. [Martin Zinggl|Al Jazeera]

MIREMCO: Mining operators ignoring community agreements’ll be penalised

The Mineral Resources and Environmental Management Committee (MIREMCO) has said henceforth, mining operators operating in any community without a Community Development Agreement (CDA) would be penalised for such unlawful actions.

House of Representatives tackles Minister Kayode Fayemi over concession of Ajaokuta steel

The House of Representatives has again taken a swipe at the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, over his recent denial that he had appointed to Greenwich Trust Limited or any one at all as Transactional Adviser for the concession of Ajaokuta Steel Company.

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Police foil pro-Dasuki protest in Sokoto

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Oil tankers pass through the Strait of Hormuz, December 21, 2018. REUTERS-Hamad I Mohammed

Any move by Iran to close Strait of Hormuz unacceptable – US official

Any move by Iran to close the strategic Strait of Hormuz in response to the United States ending oil waivers for purchases of Iranian oil would be unjustified and unacceptable, a senior administration official said on Monday.
Gas flares from an oil production platform at the Soroush oil fields in the Gulf, south of the capital Tehran [Raheb Homavandi-Reuters]

Iran denounces ‘illegal’ US sanctions as oil waivers end

Iran denounced US sanctions on its oil sector as "illegal" on Monday after the United States announced it will no longer grant sanctions exemptions to Iran's oil customers.

Court to hear alleged N2.8 million fraud case against Nnewi United chairman

The Federal High Court sitting in Awka will on May 30, 2019, begin hearing on the case of obtaining by false pretence involving the manager of Nnewi United football club of Nnewi, Mr. Olisa Onuchukwu.