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  29 August 2011, Sweetcrude, Abuja – The World Bank has confirmed that it could not deliver a fresh $80 million additional funding for the Nigerian mining sector following its decision to first assess the utilisation and success of previous funds it had released to the sector. Task Team Leader...

  25 August 2011, Sweetcrude, Calabar – The Cross River Government has constituted a nine-member task force on illegal sand and laterite mining...

Oscarline Onwuemenyi 24 August, 2011, Sweetcrude, Abuja – There appears to be a little disquiet in Nigerian solid minerals industry over the delay...

Jimitota Onoyume 21 August, 2011, Sweetcrude, Abuja – THE second ECOWAS Welding Conference came to an end in Abuja recently with participants urging...

—Stricter controls for extractive industry use of IEDs underway Oscarline Onwuemenyi 19 August, 2011, Sweetcrude, ABUJA – The Federal Government...

18 August, 2011, Sweetcrude, Abuja – To attract local and foreign direct investment for the development of the nation’s mining industry, the Nigerian...

Oscarline Onwuemenyi ABUJA, 12 August (Sweetcrude) – The Federal Government has expressed determination to open investment promotion units in the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development and it’s agencies across the country in its bid to attract local and foreign direct investment (FDI) for the development of the nation’s mining industry,. The Minister of Mines...

Ajaokuta Steel Complex The Nigerian Government is currently locked in arbitration with Global Steel Holdings Limited over a concessionary agreement for...

—New guidelines for sector expected by December Oscarline Onwuemenyi ABUJA – The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Arc. Mohammed Musa Sada, has told the Bureau for Public Entreprises, BPE, to stay away from the sale of bitumen blocks, pointing out that it was the exclusive preserve of the Ministry to allocate or dispense of such natural resources. Sada who...

—Renews 19 mining titles for Delta Steel Company Oscarline Onwuemenyi ABUJA – The Federal Government has restated its desire to transform the nation from a mono-product economy through the restructuring of the minerals and metal sector to make it the bedrock of the nation’s economy in the next few years. The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Arc. Musa...