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Four men and three companies were on Friday arraigned before a Federal High Court in Abuja on charges bordering on unlawful possession of gold valued at over N1.1billion.
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.
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.
The Federal Government has directed the Management of BUA Group to vacate and stop mining activities in the disputed location within Mining Lease No 2541ML.
The Federal Government has announced plans to commence a Gold Purchase Scheme early next year, aimed at increasing revenue accruable from the country’s abundant gold deposit.
Management of Dangote Group over the weekend accused BUA of engaging in illegal mining of limestone deposited in its Mining Lease No. 2541, located in a boundary town of Oguda/Ubo in Okene Kogi State.
The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has canvassed an urgent review of the country’s laws to allow states play more prominent roles in mining issues as a necessary step in making the mineral and mining sector more profitable.
The Minister of Mines and Steel, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has expressed concern over low investment in the mining sector.
The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has extended the enrolment of Nigerians living in the Diaspora into the National Identity Database to Togo, Niger Republic, Ivory Coast and the Republic of Ireland.
The Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammed Babandede, has said the visa on arrival for holders of passports of African countries from January 2020 is to accelerate African Integration.
Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State on Friday presented the year 2020 Appropriation Bill of N178.1 billion before the state House of Assembly.
Abductors of the pregnant woman identified as Mrs Okeke who was abducted by gunmen with two other children aged 9 and 12 in their homes in the Juji area of Kaduna have made a demand of N10 million for each of their victims.
Those hoping for an early resolution of the controversy over the rightful owner of the Kogi People’s Democratic Party, PDP Governorship ticket have had their waiting time extended.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s return to Serie A is a not a sure-fire thing, according to agent Mino Raiola.
Jonathan dos Santos claims that Carlos Vela has received an offer from Barcelona after another stellar season in the MLS with Los Angeles FC.
Ilorin Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested three persons for allegedly collecting money from students participating in the ongoing National Examination Council, NECO, at Government Day Secondary school, Ote in Eiye-Nkorin area of Kwara state.
Embattled chairman of Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State, Alhaji Aremiyau Momoh whose removal from office over alleged corrupt practices was confirmed by the State House of Assembly last week, yesterday described his removal as political and that he is going to court to challenge his dismissal which he described as unlawful.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has promised that the House of representatives will establish the first Library for the National Assembly, pass amendments to the Electoral Law and the Petroleum Industry Bill, (PIB) next year.