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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.
Mr Clement Oha, the new Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) Administrative Secretary in Ebonyi has assumed duty.
Inter Miami have confirmed the signing of midfielder Blaise Matuidi following the Frenchman's departure from Juventus.
A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Gwagwalada, FCT, on Thursday sentenced one Dayesa Ayuba to two years imprisonment for mischief and theft.
Mesut Ozil insists he is the only person who will decide when he leaves Arsenal after the German star was frozen out by Gunners boss Mikel Arteta.
Atletico Madrid No.1 Jan Oblak has addressed rumours of a potential move to Chelsea, insisting "there will be time to talk" after the club's Champions League campaign.
France’s anti-terror prosecutor’s office said Monday it would probe the killing of eight people, including French aid workers, by gunmen in Niger.
The Nigerian government has directed federal civil servants on Grade Levels 12 and 13 as well as those on essential duties to resume full duties.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of a Judicial Commission of Enquiry to investigate the alleged financial impropriety and mismanagement of recovered assets levelled against the suspended Acting Chairman of the EFCC, Mr Ibrahim Magu.
The Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, on Wednesday, decried the incessant violence and abuse against innocent girls, women in the country.
The Oyo State Teaching Service Commission (Oyo TESCOM) says all applicants for teaching job who applied for employment through the commission will write Computer-Based Test (CBT) examination which will start on Aug. 11.