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Zamfara Govt to Ijaw Youth Leaders: Zamfara gold belongs ...

 · Zamfara State government has denied ownership of gold found in the state over time, this it said to be against several mis information of the public by the elites inside and outside Niger Delta ...

Gold of trouble: Zamfara miners attacks trigger fears in ...

 · Yari said that Zamfara State as host of the miners had not been benefiting from mining activities, but had only borne the sorrow arising from the banditry associated with their activities.

Niger Delta stakeholders react to gold mining and sale by ...

 · The recent sale of bars made from gold mined in Zamfara for N5b by the Zamfara State government is a flagrant violation of Sections one and two of the Nigerian Mineral and Mining …

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 sites in the state.

Nigeria''s South-South Governors Meet Monday over Gold ...

 · South-south states also want ''artisanal'' mining of oil," added the source. Delta State Governor, Dr.Ifeanyi Okowa, had last Wednesday expressed worry at "federal government''s apparent tacit endorsement of the decision of Zamfara State to assume exclusive right to solid minerals in the state, particularly the gold deposits."

Bandits threaten to kill Zamfara students if ransom of 350 ...

 · Bandits threatened to kill kidnapped students from Bakura College of Agriculture and Animal Sciences in Zamfara State. The bandits threatened to kill them within 24 hours if their ransom demand of 350 million naira was not met. The abducted students revealed this in a plea to the state governor, Governor Bello Matawalle and his government.

Nigeria: Government bans artisanal gold mining activity in ...

 · "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 bedevilled by banditry.

Factcheck: Zamfara gold deposit belongs to FG, not state ...

 · A Twitter user claimed that gold deposits in Zamfara State belong to Zamfara State while Niger Delta oil belongs to Nigeria.. Verdict: False. All gold deposits across Nigeria belong to the Federal Government. Full text. A twitter user, Terry, claimed that Zamfara gold belongs to Zamfara State. The claim, posted on his handle, @_terry2020, implies double standard in ownership of natural ...

Despite FG''s ban, Zamfara peasants stick to mines | Dailytrust

 · Modern mining co-exists with the longstanding artisanal mining in most of the villages. The Zamfara State Commissioner for Environment and Solid Minerals, Dr Nuraddeen Isah, told Daily Trust that, "Gold mining dates back to 1902 under what was then the Northern Protectorate. Gold mining helped the then Northern Protectorate under the British ...

FG declares ''no-fly zone'' in Zamfara, bans mining ...

 · President Muhammadu Buhari has banned mining activities in Zamfara State, as it declared a ''no-fly zone'' in the northern state. This was disclosed by the National Security Adviser (NSO), retired Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno, during the State House briefing at the end of the meeting of the National Security Council on Tuesday.

How illegal mining is driving local conflicts in Nigeria ...

The mining of large untapped mineral deposits in the area, especially gold which has strategic importance and economic value, is at the root of community violence. The government''s ban of artisanal gold mining in Zamfara State and across the region, and the deployment of soldiers to enforce the ban since April 2019, have yielded few results.

Nigeria indefinitely bans all mining activities in Zamfara ...

 · Nigeria indefinitely bans all mining activities in Zamfara State. A man''s hand touches broken rock near a group of ore rock tunnels, mined for ore rock, approximately 2 kilometers from the village of Dareta, in northern Nigeria, on Sunday, Dec. 5. 2010. At least 284 children under the age of five have died from lead poisoning in eight villages ...

FG Suspends Mining In Zamfara State Over Killings ...

 · The Federal Government on Sunday suspended mining in Zamfara state following series of attacks by bandits. It also ordered foreign miners to immediately leave mining sites in Zamfara States and its environs. The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu briefed State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa Abuja.

Zamfara Gold Mining: South-South Governors To Meet On ...

It has now been confirmed that the six governors of the South- south region will meet in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Monday, under the umbrella of the Forum of South-South Governors, to discuss issues around the mining of gold in Zamfara State.

Zamfara Killings: All you need to know | Pulse Nigeria

 · Zamfara State in Northwest Nigeria, has been ravaged by bandits and kidnappers for over two years now. ... "Mining activities in Zamfara and other affected states are hereby suspended with ...

BLOOD LEAD LEVELS OF MINING COMMUNITIES OF ZAMFARA STATE ...

Mining activity in Zamfara State Nigeria is associated with serious health challenges in both children and adults of the mining communities. Deaths due to lead poisoning are common in Zamfara State, Nigeria. This study was aimed to determine the concentration of lead in the blood of dwellers in mining communities of Zamfara State.

Nigeria suspends mining in Zamfara state after banditry ...

 · Nigeria has suspended mining in the restive northwestern state of Zamfara, a presidential aide and the police chief said on Sunday, amid …

Environmental Effect of Lead Combination of Mining ...

Introduction. The proliferation in recent time of unregulated artisanal gold mining activities in Zamfara State, Nigeria has fuelled instability and lead poisoning crisis across gold mining communities primarily in Anka and Bukkuyum Local Government Areas thereby placing a significant burden on the already fragile economy and heath care system in the state [].

Zamfara gold: A threat to national stability?

 · Although Zamfara is rich in gold, mining activities in the state are unstructured, largely informal and illegal. Artisans, most of whom are unskilled, are in charge of the extraction, purification ...

Ogun bans dredging, sand mining for ''constituting nuisance ...

 · Ogun bans dredging, sand mining for ''constituting nuisance'' Bandits abduct over 60 in Zamfara, police launch manhunt Nine killed as bandits clash over ransom Son, mother, three others arraigned for Internet fraud in Kaduna Breaking:Three Story Building COLLAPSEs in ABAKPa Nike, Enugu, properties worth millions destroyed

Nigeria: Full List of Students, Staff Kidnapped From ...

 · Bandits invaded Zamfara State College of Agriculture and Animal Science on Sunday and kidnapped 15 students, four staff and killed others. …

Buhari bans mining in Zamfara, declares state no fly-zone ...

 · President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that Zamfara State be declared a no fly-zone. National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (retd.), disclosed this on Tuesday while briefing State House correspondents after a meeting of National Security Council at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Monguno said the President had also approved a ban on mining activities in […]

How Zamfara gold mining resurrected clamour for resource ...

 · But Zamfara State Commissioner for Finance, Rabiu Garba, while shedding further light on the ''gold reserve'', noted that "When the ban is lifted and mining activities resume fully, we (Zamfara State government) are hopeful that we will be receiving royalties from miners while the Federal Government will also be giving us something".

BLOOD LEAD LEVELS OFMINING COMMUNITIES OF …

Areas of Zamfara State, Nigeria in 2011 [1,2]. Lead poisoning, especially in children in the mining communities of Zamfara State was as a result of illegal gold mining activity using rudimentary tools [2, 3]. Mining activity is one of the economic activities in developing countries with severe health and environmental consequences.

Lead Poisoning Investigation in Northern Nigeria | One ...

 · Zamfara State is an agricultural region, and traditionally most villagers relied on farming to earn a living. However, the team learned that the area was also rich in many minerals, including gold. In recent years, the price of gold had risen and many villagers had started mining gold to earn more money.

Zamfara establishes its first gold reserve | Nairametrics

 · Zamfara State Government has established the first of its kind gold reserve in Nigeria, starting with 31 kg of processed gold, that will be deposited in a bank. The Governor of Zamfara state, Bello Matawalle disclosed that the gold was entirely mined and refined by local artisanal miners in the state.

WHO | Nigeria: mass lead poisoning from mining activities ...

 · Nigeria: mass lead poisoning from mining activities, Zamfara State - Update 1. 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 (LGAs): Anka, Bukkuyum and Maru. While the full scale of the problem is still not fully determined, a survey carried …

(PDF) Socio-Economic Impacts of Gold Processing Activities ...

RESULTS 3.1 Gold Extraction Processes by the Communities Figure 1 shows the sequence of the processes that the local communities employ for the mining of gold from the rocks obtained from the viable gold deposits communities at Bukkuyum and Anka LGAs of Zamfara State.

Zamfara gold deposit belongs to federal government, not state

 · A screenshot of the claim that Zamfara gold belongs to Zamfara. But how true is the claim that gold deposits in Zamfara State actually belong to the state and not the Federal Government? Verification. The Nigeria Minerals and Mining Act, 2007, vests the ownership of all minerals, including gold, in the Federal Government.

INVESTIGATION: No evidence planes drop arms for gold in ...

 · Interviews with locals, security agents, aviation experts, government officials, community leaders, an ex-bandit and persons involved in mining gold in Zamfara State have revealed that the claim that helicopters and jets fly in arms in exchange for gold in Zamfara State is not true.

Zamfara State lead poisoning outbreak

A series of lead poisonings in Zamfara State, Nigeria, led to the deaths of at least 163 people between March and June 2010, including 111 children. Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health figures, state the discovery of 355 cases with 46 percent proving fatal. This is one of the many lead poisoning epidemics with low and middle income countries.

Why FG banned mining activities in Zamfara | The ICIR

 · THE Federal government of Nigeria has declared Zamfara a ''no-fly zone,'' placing a ban on mining activities in the state. Babagana Monguno, national security adviser, disclosed this on Tuesday during a briefing with State House correspondents …

Nigerian govt bans mining in Zamfara, declares no-fly zone ...

 · The Federal Government has announced a complete ban on mining activities in Zamfara, declaring the state as a "no-fly zone''''. The National Security Adviser (NSO), retired Maj. …

WHO | Nigeria: mass lead poisoning from mining activities ...

 · ''The tragedy in Zamfara State is not only a resource curse but a wakeup call,'' writes Uche Igwe. Illegal minerals mining in Nigeria''s Zamfara State sheds light on the problems posed by extractive industries in developing countries. While the revenue potential is huge, federal oversight has been weak and international support is ambiguous.

Insecurity: "Foreigners buying gold with arms from illegal ...

 · The Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has revealed how illegal mining is fuelling insecurity in the state. He said that foreigners were coming into the state to buy gold and other minerals from local illegal miners and paying with arms.

Overview of Lead Poisoning Outbreak Response in …

activities such as mining and burning of fossil fuels 2 . What is Lead Poisoning? •Is a medical condition caused by increased levels of heavy metal lead in the ... •Zamfara State task force established •High-level advocacy visit involving Hon. Minister of State for Health •Community involvement (Youth

Zamfara gold mining: Niger Delta seeks amendment of ...

 · Irked by the alleged double standard displayed by the Federal Government in the Zamfara gold mining saga, individuals and interest groups in …

Politicians Sponsoring Illegal Mining In Zamfara

The Zamfara State Government has accused unpatriotic elites and politicians from past administrations of fueling illegal mining which is also linked to banditry in the state. The Chairman, Zamfara State Anti Illegal Mining Committee, Sani Abdullahi Shinkafi, made the allegation on a …

Zamfara: Are banditry killings in Nigeria getting worse ...

 · There''s growing concern in northern Nigeria over the level of banditry and kidnapping in the state of Zamfara. In a recent video, local journalist Kadaria Ahmed, has hit out at …