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NEMA donates relief materials to displaced persons in Nasarawa

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Sunday donated relief materials worth millions of naira to persons displaced by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Andaha community of Akwanga Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.

Customs: 49,868 tonnes of lead, 30,768 tonnes of zinc exported in four years

The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has revealed that a total of 49,868 tonnes of lead were exported between 2013 and 2017, while 30,768 tonnes of zinc were similarly exported within the same period.

NACCIMA asks Nigerians in diaspora to ‘come home and invest’

The National Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) has advised Nigerians in diaspora to come home and invest.
Niger State, the former breadbasket of Nigeria, is commonly known as a resource-rich territory and mining area. [Martin Zinggl|Al Jazeera]

Federal government begins probe of mining activities in Nigeria

The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development says it has commenced Nationwide environmental monitoring to ensure mining title holders comply with mining laws and regulations.

Official: Include eggs in children’s daily diet to avoid stunted growth

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN-Nigeria), an international non-governmental organisation, says inclusion of eggs in daily diet of children provides inexpensive high quality protein for proper growth.

Railway corporation decries incessant vandalism of equipment

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has decried incessant vandalism of equipment on its Eastern Corridors saying that the act hinders its operations in the region.
Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Abubakar Bwari

Minister: Nigeria’s solid minerals contributes N3.5 billion annually to federation account

Nigeria’s solid minerals sector has contributes N3.5 billion Naira annually to the federation account, Minister for Solid Minerals and Steel Development, Abubakar Bwari, said on Thursday in Zurich.
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Expert urges Nigerians to control consumption of red meat

A nutritional biochemist, Dr Ochuko Erukainure, on Wednesday advised Nigerians to control their consumption of red meat.
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Experts: Consumption of pumpkin leaves improves fertility

The consumption of fluted pumpkin leaves commonly known as “Ugwu’’ will improve human reproductive capacity and fertility potential in both men and women, medical researchers and nutritionists in Lagos said on Saturday.

Ministry: Over two million people depend on illegal mining for survival

Alhaji Abubakar Bwari, the Minister of State, Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, says more than two million people in Nigeria depend on illegal mining for their livelihood.

NGO partners business owners to end malnutrition

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN-Nigeria), a Non-Governmental Organisation, has initiated a partnership with business owners to meet nutritional needs of Nigerians.
Ambassador of the Peoples Republic of Korea, His Excellency, Lee In-tae

South Korea: Why we’re interested in Nigeria’s mining industry

The government of South Korea has expressed desire to invest in the Nigerian mining sector and renew the collaborative efforts of both countries.

NACCIMA urges full implementation of mining roadmap

Ayoola Olukanni, the Director-General, Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, has called for full implementation of the roadmap on mining and steel development.
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Nuts may boost male fertility

Eating nuts "significantly" boosted the number and health of sperm in young men in a scientific trial, researchers said Wednesday.

Nutritionist: Regular crab consumers likely to live long

Regular consumers of crabs are less prone to chronic heart disease and can have long lifespan, a nutritionist, Olusola Malomo, said on Friday.

Federal govt reiterates commitment to building world class ecology of mineral, mining

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has reiterated government’s determination to turn around the mining sector by building a world class ecology of mineral and mining in the country.

Changing the sad story of solid minerals

The gold deposit in Osun state alone is worth about $5 billion in today’s price, according to Professor Olugbenga Akindeji Okunlola, a prominent geologist. That is about N1.5 trillion.

481 govt licensed mining firms paid royalties in 2015 – NEITI

Only 481 companies operating under government approved mining or quarrying licences paid royalties in 2015, the latest independent audit report of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI, shows.

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Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has stated that his administration will partner with the National Directorate of Employment to take youths of the state out of poverty.
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Delta governor urges federal government to curb herdsmen menace

Delta State Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has disclosed that his administration was doing its best to check the havoc being wrecked by Fulani herdsmen on farmers through interface with critical stakeholders.