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FG’s mining ban’ll worsen insecurity, say miners

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Miners Association Nigeria has condemned the Federal Government’s plan to ban mining activities in the country, saying it would render thousands of youths jobless and further worsen the insecurity.The National Security Council on Thursday announced that it was considering the nationwide ban on motorcycles and mining activities to check crime. The meeting presided over Read More…

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FG plans to train Nigerians on art of making Gold Jewellery

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Federal Government says it is making plans with foreign experts to train some Nigerians in the art of Gold Jewellery making. Mr Olamilekan Adegbite, Minister of Mines and Steel Development, made this known while briefing newsmen on the recently launched Presidential Artisanal Gold Mining Development Initiative (PAGMI) on Tuesday in Abuja. PAGMI is a Read More…

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2020 Nigeria Mining Week to hold virtually in October

Reading Time: 2 minutes Picture above credit: Muscle and mud: Nigeria has an estimated 500,000 artisanal gold miners ©Tom Saater/FT The 2020 Nigeria Mining Week will hold virtually in October following the outbreak of Coronavirus pandemic, Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Mr Olamilekan Adegbite, has said. Adegbite, who disclosed this in Abuja at the News Agency of Nigeria Read More…