FG Calls on Govs to Establish Mining Companies and Apply for Licenses

The Federal Government has urged the thirty-six states under the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) to urgently form mining companies and apply for mining licenses. In a communiqué issued after the meeting of the governors, the Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr. Oladele Alake, briefed the NGF members on the progress made in the Ministry. He […]


BREAKING: Federal Government Revokes 1,633 Mining Licences

The Ministry of Solid Minerals Development has taken action to revoke 1,633 mineral titles previously granted to non-compliant mining companies, as announced by Minister Dele Alake during a press briefing in Abuja on Tuesday. According to Alake, the revocation stems from the failure of these title holders to fulfill the mandatory annual service fees of […]


Zamfara Govt Assures Mining Investors Of Safety, Favorable Business Environment

Dauda Lawal, the Governor of Zamfara State, provided strong assurances to both domestic and international investors on Monday, emphasizing the safety and conducive business climate for those interested in investing in the state’s rich array of solid minerals. Zamfara State boasts control over at least 27 distinct solid minerals, including valuable resources such as gold […]


Federal Gov’t Issues 30-Day Ultimatum To Illegal Miners

In a decisive move, the federal government has issued a stern 30-day ultimatum to illegal miners, compelling them to join artisanal cooperatives or face legal consequences. Addressing the press in Abuja on Sunday, Minister of Solid Minerals, Dele Alake, announced the implementation of a strengthened security regime within the solid minerals sector, commencing in October. […]


Senate Promises Legislative Backing For Development In Mining Sector

The Senate and the Bank of Industry (BoI) have assured of their support for the development of geodata for investment purposes in the Nigerian mining sector. The BoI and Senate President Godwill Akpabio agreed with the Geological Society of Nigeria (GSN) that there is a need to de-risk the mining sector in order to attract […]


Terrorists Kill 29 People, Steal Over 152 Motorbike In Zamfara Mining Site

Suspected bandits terrorists have invaded ‘Yar-Nasarawa mining site in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State and killed about 29 people. The mining site is located around Malele, Ruwan Tofa and Yansawayu axis of Dansadau Emirate. News men gathered that there were over 300 people working on the site when the terrorists invaded and raided […]