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Zamfara, go for gold Punch Newspapers

Apr 24, 2019 · The Zamfara State Government should take up the challenge by seizing on the federal offer for licensing; the envisaged creation of 110,000 artisanal jobs and the 250,000 others in the gold

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Banditry has to stop in Zamfara, but not at the expense of

In Zamfara, a northwestern state in Nigeria, thousands of lives have been lost to banditry, which the government believes has been re-enforced by illegal mining.

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Mining suspended in Nigeria's Zamfara state defenceWeb

Some 80% of mining in Nigeria is artisanal and gold in Zamfara is routinely smuggled to neighbouring Niger and Togo. A statement issued by Nigeria's police chief said the move followed intelligence reports that "clearly established a strong and glaring nexus between the

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The not so shiny gold in Zamfara » Citizen NG

Because there is no other justification for why the government has left the job of mining gold in Zamfara state to the hands of illegal and artisanal miners, and in doing so, they have not only placed the entire country at loss but have also plunged Zamfara into an unpleasant situation.

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Illegal gold mining fuelling banditry in Zamfara Eedris

Apr 08, 2019 · Mining should only be done on mining leases. Leases are surveyed and mapped out on land recognized by government upon which mineral resources are extracted and consequently taxed. "What is happening in Zamfara is illegal mining, the gold is smelted locally and ferried to Dubai through the local gold merchants in our markets.

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Resource control and Zamfara gold mines

Jun 06, 2019 · The Federal Government recently ordered the immediate suspension of mining activities in Zamfara State and its environs. It also ordered foreigners to quit mining sites in the state, alleging that there was a nexus between the bandits terrorising the communities in Zamfara and the illicit gold miners.

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Nere Teriba, 36, is Building Nigeria's First Gold Refinery

Fast forward to the 2000s, artisanal mining has become a thing in Nigeria, from Bin Yauri in northern Nigerian's Kebbi State, to Bagega in Zamfara State where 163 people died from lead poisoning in 2010. Artisanal Mining. Artisanal mining had peaked in Bagega when gold prices skyrocketed during the Great Recession.

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We need to know why bandits are not attacking rich Zamfara

Mining in the state is just one aspect of the problems. I am not privy to the information available to government before it took the decision to drive away the miners. But the people are concerned that the rich miners exploring very expensive commodity in the

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Nigeria suspends mining in Zamfara state after banditry

Apr 07, 2019 · Nigeria has suspended mining in the restive northwestern state of Zamfara, a presidential aide and the police chief said on Sunday, amid concerns that illegal miners were connected to a surge in banditry. "The federal government has ordered the suspension of all mining activities in Zamfara State

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Gold Mining in Nigeria What we know so far The Abuja

Prior to the unfortunate outbreak of banditry in Zamfara State spanning several years, which led to the death of thousands of innocent Nigerians, nothing much was known or heard about gold deposit in Nigeria. But the sad episode in that far flung northern state in Nigeria has significantly changed the entire narrative. Today, investigations conducted []

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Zamfara, go for gold Punch TheCitizen It's all about you

Apr 24, 2019 · The federal and state governments need to restructure the mining of gold, recover it from illegal miners and bandits to enrich their depleted treasuries. At the centre of the larceny is Zamfara State, host to large gold deposits where illegal miners, artisans and smugglers rule the roost.

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Nigeria (Zamfara) Lead Poisoning Crisis Pure Earth

Investigations led by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with Federal and Zamfara State authorities, MSF, Blacksmith Institute and the World Health Organization (WHO), revealed that the outbreak was caused by acute

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Heavy Metal Contaminations of Drinking Water Sources

gold mining activities in Bagega, Sunke and Dareta villages in Zamfara State, Nigeria. From our investigation, the water quality in Bagega showed high concentration of Pb with a value of 15600 ppm much above the limit set by WHO (2011a). The two remaining villages Sunke and Dareta had Pd concentration values

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Senate moves to check illegal mining The Nation Newspaper

The Senate further urged the Federal Government to clean up the areas affected by lead poisoning in Zamfara State, rehabilitate the victims and environmental degradation in the state.

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Mass lead poisoning from mining activities, Zamfara State

11 November 2011 The mass lead poisoning from mining activities in Zamfara State in Nigeria, which was discovered in March 2010, continues to affect villagers in three Local Government Areas

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Gold of trouble Zamfara miners attacks trigger fears in

Local gold mining in the state is an age-long tradition in view of the abundance of the natural endowment in the state, which is additionally blessed with other previous stones.

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Zamfara government to partner with Russia P.M. News

Zamfara State Government has announced its plan to partner with the Russian government in developing critical sectors of the state's economy. This was discussed in a meeting between the Zamfara State Governor Hon Dr. Bello Mohammed MON (Matawallen Maradun) and the Ambassador of

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Zamfara killings Miners react to order to vacate state

Meanwhile, Alhaji Abubakar Bwari, Nigeria's minister of state, mines and steel development, has urged mining investors in Zamfara to obey the federal government's directive to vacate mining

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Gold Rush In Nigeria's Zamfara State Is Dangerous But

The gold rush here in Zamfara State emerged in 2009, after a spike in the price of gold. Subsistence farmers that barely survived on $1 or $2 a day could suddenly make $15 or more every day. Miners say this money is the difference between just staying alive and having some money for

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Nigeria Government bans artisanal gold mining activity in

Apr 15, 2019 · "Zamfara Violence Nigerian govt bans mining activities in troubled state", 7 April 2019. The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced a total ban on mining activities in Zamfara State and its environs. The decision is part of fresh measures to restore peace to the state

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Zamfara The Gold 'Armada', By Dele Agekameh Premium

May 01, 2019 · When word got out, the mostly farming communities in Zamfara State and around the North-West, who had been involved in some artisanal mining, began to drop their farming tools for small-scale mining instruments. Artisanal gold mining in Zamfara and other states picked up at a frantic pace, with renewed government interest also reflected in the

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Zamfara to partner Russia on agric, mineral resources

On solid minerals, the governor said various mineral resources were available in the state in commercial quantities. These, he said, include; gold, uranium, manganese, kaolin, granite, tantalite and zinc and requested the Russian government to come and invest in the state solid minerals exploration.

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gold mining ares in nigeria thesquarespoon

Our present study aimed at studying the natural radionuclides levels in the soil samples from the gold mining areas in Itagunmodi, south-western, Nigeria. This would be achieved by measuring the activity concentrations of 238 U, 232 Th and 4 K by gamma spectroscopy using NaI (Tl) detector in the representative soil samples, evaluating radiation

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Zamfara and the politics of Mining — Nigerian Pilot News

Jun 01, 2019 · Nigerians especially those from the southern part of the country were surprised to hear that the banditry happening in zamfara state was as a result of gold mining going on in that of the country. Infact they were more surprised that gold existed there and that Government knew about it and had even given license []

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Zamfara miners vow to comply with FG's directive to

The Miners Association of Nigeria, says it will comply with the directive by the Federal Government, to suspend all mining activities in Zamfara within 48 hours.

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Gold Mining in Nigeria nigerianfinder

The other Nigerian states that have gold deposits include Abuja, Abia, Bauchi, Cross River, Edo, Osun, Niger, Sokoto, Kebbi, Oyo State, Kogi, Zamfara, and Kaduna. The Problems of Gold Mining in Nigeria. The major problem in the development of the gold industry is

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MIL-OSI Global What can be done to fight rural banditry

Sep 13, 2019 · Source The Conversation Africa By Chukwuma Al Okoli, Lecturer/Resident Researcher Department of Political Science, Federal University Lafia. Banditry

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Zamfara, go for gold Punch TheCitizen It's all about you

Apr 24, 2019 · The federal and state governments need to restructure the mining of gold, recover it from illegal miners and bandits to enrich their depleted treasuries. At the centre of the larceny is Zamfara State, host to large gold deposits where illegal miners, artisans and smugglers rule the roost.

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FLASHBACK When EFCC busted syndicate of illegal gold

The news of illegal mining in the state did not start all of a sudden. In 2018, operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) busted a syndicate of illegal gold miners in the

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Zamfara Violence Nigerian govt bans mining activities in

The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced a total ban on mining activities in Zamfara State and its environs. The decision is part of fresh measures to restore peace to the state bedevilled

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