Tag: Mining

Nigerian government approves local production of bitumen

The Federal Government has given approval for investment by manufacturers in the local production of bitumen and other construction materials that are being imported for the construction of roads. NewsWireNGR gathered that the Federal Executive Council gave the approval sequel to a memorandum presented to it by the Minister of[Read More…]

Federal Government to deduct illegal mining fees from states’ allocations

The Federal Government has resolved that henceforth, it would be deducting any illegal fees imposed on mining companies by state governments from the allocation of such states. It has therefore directed the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, to begin to implement the directive. The decision was[Read More…]

FG To Cancel Mining Licences – Sambo

NAN Vice President Namadi Sambo on Tuesday said government would soon cancel all the licences of under performing miners across the country. Sambo stated this when the leadership of the Dangote Group, led by Alhaji Aliko Dangote, paid him a courtesy call at the State House, Abuja. He said the licences[Read More…]

#NewsAnalysis Healing The ‘Wounds’ Of Mining In Plateau State

By Prudence Arobani, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) The ‘scars’ of tin mining is still evident in Plateau State and the `Tin City’ of Jos. The state is dotted with over 4,000 abandoned mining ponds, described as very dangerous as they contain radioactive materials. The ponds are reminders of the[Read More…]