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The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Mr Olamilekan Adegbite, made the disclosure in an interview with newsmen on Sunday in Abuja.

Nigerian government rolls out national action plan for mercury, solid waste management

In order to eliminate poisonous gaseous emission in the air, the Federal Government on Monday rolled out the National Action Plan (NAP) for the reduction and eventual elimination of mercury use in the artisanal and small-scale gold mining sector of the country.

Stakeholders proffer solutions to building collapse

To ensure Nigeria achieve a significant reduction in the cases of collapsed buildings, stakeholders in the building industry have reiterated pathways to the solutions.
The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Mr Olamilekan Adegbite, made the disclosure in an interview with newsmen on Sunday in Abuja.

Nasarawa gold mining: Minister warns against Zamfara experience

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Mr. Olamilekan Adegbite, yesterday said the ministry had resolved to avoid a repeat of the Zamfara State experience in Nasarawa State, in which bandits were largely in charge of the gold mining in that state (Zamfara).
The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Mr Olamilekan Adegbite, made the disclosure in an interview with newsmen on Sunday in Abuja.

Nigerian government to disburse N200 million to 100 artisanal miners

The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development is considering disbursing N200 million to 100 artisanal miners to boost mining activities in Nigeria.
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.

Minister urges mining companies to prioritize host communities’ welfare

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Arc Olamilekan Adegbite, Saturday, urged mining companies to prioritize the welfare of host communities for smooth operations.
Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite, gave the hint at a meeting with the Mining and Solid Minerals Group of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Abuja.

Nigerian government throws weight behind mining companies with incentives

The Federal Government has thrown weight behind mining companies with mouth-watering incentives in order to diversify the economy, encourage massive investments and create jobs.
The Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA) says N1.45 trillion worth of goods are smuggled into Nigeria annually from Benin Republic.

Nigerian government approves N35 billinn for NEPZA power station

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday approved N35 billion for the building of power station by the Nigerian Export Processing Zone Authority (NEPZA), in Akamkpa, Cross River State.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, revealed this when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the Council meeting, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Wednesday.

FEC approves N2 billion for surveillance equipment for airports, waterways

The Federal Executive Council has approved about N2billion for the procurement of surveillance equipment for some airports and inland waterways in the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the 32nd virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari presides over FEC meeting

Physically present at the meeting are Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha, Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari and the National Security Adviser, NSA, Maj. Gen. Babagana Mongunu (retd) as well as seven ministers.
In a directive to the National Security Adviser, Major-General Babagana Monguno (Rtd), the president ordered that there must be a clear pathway to ending the resurgent banditry that has continued to cost lives and the displacement of thousands of families from their towns and villages.

Banditry: Nigeria’s president orders NSA to give ‘special focus’ to Zamfara

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered for an immediate response to rising cases of bandit attacks on communities in Zamfara State.
The FEC, during its first meeting of the year 2021, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, approved the bill; Harmonized Retirement Age for Teachers Bill, 2021, to be sent to the National Assembly for its consideration and possible approval.

President Buhari orders immediate response to resurgent banditry in Zamfara

Irked by the daily onslaught by bandits on innocent citizens, President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the National Security Adviser, NSA, Major General Babagana Monguno, retd, to rise up to the occasion and ensure that banditry activities are brought to an end.
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.

Nigerian government set to build gemstone market in Ibadan – minister

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Mr Olamilekan Adegbite, says the Federal Government is set to build a gems’ market in Ibadan, Oyo State.

Solid minerals, Nigeria’s cash cow waiting in the wings – analysis

Worsening oil revenues and the COVID-19 pandemic have combined to accentuate the need for Nigeria to diversify its economy.
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.

Nigerian government expresses hope for local content development

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite, has reiterated the commitment of the Buhari administration towards the development of local content in the manufacturing and mining sector.
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.

Appetite for foreign products killing Nigerian economy – minister

Architect Olamilekan Adegbite, the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, has blamed the low productivity and economic woes of the country on a strong appetite for foreign products and lack of patronage of made-in-Nigeria goods by many Nigerians.
2. President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday met with Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State behind closed doors where he received pictorial reports on properties damaged by hoodlums during #EndSARS protests in the state.

#EndSARS: President Buhari receives pictorial reports on aftermath of Lagos protest

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday met with Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State behind closed doors where he received pictorial reports on properties damaged by hoodlums during #EndSARS protests in the state.
7. President Muhammadu Buhari presides over the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting, at the Council Chambers, State House, Abuja.

#EndSARS: Ministers recommend probe of military involvement in Lekki shootings

As the one week deadline given to ministers to interface with their State governors, stakeholders and the protesting youths expired on Wednesday, Ministers from the South West have called for a thorough investigation of the involvement of the military in the shooting at the Lekki Toll Gate.
The Minister for Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, on Sunday, discovered a hidden camera at the Lekki Toll Gate, Admiralty Circle, in Lagos.

Ex-Lagos governor discovers mystery camera at Lekki toll gate

The Minister for Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, on Sunday, discovered a hidden camera at the Lekki Toll Gate, Admiralty Circle, in Lagos.
Aftermath of wanton destruction of lives and properties during #EndSARS protests, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has revealed that Lagos State required a minimum of N1 trillion to reconstruct the wilful extensive damage of properties across the metropolis.

Speaker Gbajabiamila: Lagos will need N1 trillion for reconstruction

Aftermath of wanton destruction of lives and properties during #EndSARS protests, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has revealed that Lagos State required a minimum of N1 trillion to reconstruct the wilful extensive damage of properties across the metropolis.
3. The truce-seeking trip of President Muhammadu Buhari to the Malian capital of Bamako on Thursday ended without a deal to soothe the country’s escalating political crisis.

SERAP urges court to order President Buhari to publish details of government loans since...

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the Federal High Court, Abuja, to order President Muhammadu Buhari to “publish details of loans that have been obtained by the government since May 29, 2015, including the interest rate, the total amount of debts that have so far been incurred by this government, as well as details of the projects on which the loans have been spent.”
Nigeria has for the first time refined its own gold and purchased the refined product into a new gold reserve.

Nigeria starts stockpiling own refined gold in reserve

On Thursday, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) presented a cheque of N268 million for the country’s first artisanally-mined and refined gold.
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.

Nigeria proposes N2.3 trillion to boost mining, other sectors

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite, says the federal government has proposed N2.3 trillion to boost the mining and other sectors of the economy in post COVID-19 rescue operations.

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Worried by the spate of banditry and kidnapping for ransom in some parts of Ogun State and perceived inability of the security agencies to stem the tide, the chapter of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) on Tuesday disclosed its readiness to protect all Oodua sons and daughters from the marauders threatening people’s lives and peace in the State.
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The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this at a media briefing on Monday in Lagos, said centres were also built in collaboration with states and the private sector to isolate and treat cases of COVID-19.

Minister: Nigerian government has capacity to crush bandits, terrorists

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says contrary to widespread belief, the Federal Government is not overwhelmed with the escalating insecurity in the country.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army probes ‘killing’ of trader by soldier

The Nigerian Army is investigating the alleged killing of a watermelon seller by a soldier in Zamfara State.
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Malnutrition: Kaduna acquires 3,450 cartons of ready-to-use food

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Asisat Oshoala scored her eight league goal in 12 appearances for FC Barcelona on Saturday against Granadilla Tenerife.

Asisat Oshoala suffers another injury blow

Asisat Oshoala has been ruled out of tonight’s cup tie against Sevilla after she suffered an ankle injury.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

Experts laud extension of CBN Naira4Dollar scheme

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The bill for the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Certified Fraud Examiners of Nigeria has scaled the First Reading in the House of Representatives .

House approves establishment of agric university in Plateau

House of Representatives has given its approval for the establishment of a federal university of agriculture, Sabon Gida in Langtang Federal Constituency of Plateau State.
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Japan extends coronavirus emergency in Tokyo

Japan extended on Friday a state of emergency in Tokyo and three other areas until the end of May to stem a surge in novel coronavirus cases, but Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga reiterated that it was still possible to host the Tokyo Olympics just months away.