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NEITI: Nigeria earned N52.75 billion from solid minerals in 2017

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) in its latest report released in Abuja on Sunday reveals that the solid Minerals sector contributed N52.75 billion to the federation revenue in 2017.
The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite, on Tuesday said the Federal Government had been able to recover 25 sites from 2007 that the programme started.

Federal government, Russia sign MOU on geoscience data

The Federal Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Trade and Investment of the Russian Federation, in Sochi Russia.

Zamfara mining ban: Human lives more important than economic concerns – minister

The federal government has defended its decision to ban mining activities in Zamfara and to expel foreigners involved in the activities in the area.
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.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

Federal government refute reports of earth tremor in Abuja

The Nigerian Geological Survey Agency (NGSA), has refuted reports of another earth tremor at Mpape community in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

Ministry: Earth tremors frequent in FCT, uncomfortable

Federal Government on Tuesday confirmed that the earth tremors observed in parts of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) was becoming more frequent than expected, describing the development as uncomfortable.
Alex Nwegbu

Earth tremor: Federal government installs seismometers in Abuja

The Federal Government, on Tuesday, said it has installed no fewer than four seismometers in four strategic areas in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), with a view to curbing future earth tremor.
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Another earth tremor hits Abuja

Confirming the incident, the Nigerian Geological Survey Agency (NGSA) said the intensity of the shake was about 3.0 on the Mercalli Intensity Scale.
Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Abubakar Bwari

Federal government urges FCT residents not to panic over magma-like substance

Following reports of suspected underground flowing magma-like substance that put residents on edge in Abuja, the Federal Government has advised them not to panic as government investigates the incident.
Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Abubakar Bwari

Abubakar Bwari commissions core drilling rigs in Abuja

The minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Abubakar Bawa Bwari, yesterday in Abuja commissioned a pair of high capacity core drilling rigs meant to be used in generating geological data in the premises of the Nigerian Geological Survey Agency (NGSA).
Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Abubakar Bwari

Federal government commissions N360 million multi-tech core drilling equipment

The Federal Government, on Monday, inaugurated two recently purchased N360million state-of-the-art multi-tech core drilling rigs approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) for the collection of geoscience data.
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FG bans quarrying activities in Abuja, probes earth tremor

Following the earth tremor in Mpape, Jabi, Gwarinpa and other parts of Maitama District of Abuja last Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, the Federal Government has suspended blasting of rocks in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
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Federal government purchases earthquake monitoring equipment

The Federal Government has spent N50million to procure Earthquake Monitoring Seismograms to enable it fully monitor ground disturbances in Nigeria.
Alex Nwegbu

Abuja tremor: Federal government acquires six earthquake monitoring equipments

Following the recent earth tremor that hit residents in Abuja, the Federal Government, yesterday, said it has acquired 6 sets of earthquake monitoring equipments and assured that there was no cause for alarm.
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.

Minister Kayode Fayemi tasks new board members on challenges

Dr Kayode Fayemi, the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, has charged newly inaugurated board members of Agencies and Parastatals under the ministry to address the challenges undermining the growth of the sector.

APC South Africa commends President Buhari over boards appointment

The All Progressives Congress (APC), South Africa chapter, on Sunday, commended President Muhammadu Buhari on the constitution of the Governing Boards of Agencies and Parastatals.

Presidency defends board appointment list

The Presidency says there is nothing “scandalous or extraordinary’’ in the inclusion of the names of some dead persons in the list of appointments into boards of some agencies released on Friday.

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An Air Peace flight from Port Harcourt to Lagos experienced a hard landing which caused a tyre burst and damage to the aircraft’s nose wheel at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Ikeja Lagos. The aircraft with 133 passengers and six crew members after making emergency landing reportedly veered off the runway on 18R. Photo: Abdullateef Aliyu, Lagos 23/7/19

Accident bureau releases report on incidents involving Air Peace aircrafts

Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) Nigeria has released the preliminary reports on the incidents involving three aircraft, two B737-300s with tail number 5N-BUK and 5N-BQO and a B737-500 with registration 5N-BRN owned and operated by Air Peace and has issued safety recommendations.
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AFCONQ: Super Eagles to hit Maseru by chartered flight

Nigeria’s Super Eagles are expected to storm Maseru, Moshoeshoe International Airport on Friday through a chartered flight to keep a date with Lesotho in the AFCON 2021 qualifiers on Sunday.
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Osun governor presents 119.5 billion budget for 2020

Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State on Thursday presented a N119.5 billion budget to the state House of Assembly for the 2020 fiscal year.
Former World Cup and Champions League-winning coach Marcello Lippi has announced his resignation as manager of the Chinese national team after a World Cup qualifying defeat to Syria.

World Cup winner Marcello Lippi resigns from China managerial role

Former World Cup and Champions League-winning coach Marcello Lippi has announced his resignation as manager of the Chinese national team after a World Cup qualifying defeat to Syria.