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The Tragic Gold Mining Affair In Zamfara State Pambazuka

Sep 29, 2010 The trenches dug for these mining activities are abandoned after the mining is over. They therefore become death traps and easy entry points for devastating gully erosions. As was in the case of the communities in Zamfara State, many of these mines are contaminated with impurities. In this case, gold ash was intermingled with deposits of lead.

Zamfara Mining Disaster Still A Human Rights Debacle

Aug 07, 2012 The recent tragic events that led to the death of over 450 children from lead poisoning in Zamfara State, for instance, brings to stark focus, the negative environmental impacts of mining on ...

Zamfara Gold Controversy And Echoes Of Resource Control

Oct 26, 2020 Considering the Zamfara gold misadventure as a breach of the 1999 Constitution, as amended and other extant laws, a lawyer, Mr. Joseph Onu Silas, had petitioned the CBN, seeking cancelation of the...

Zamfara Govt To Ijaw Youth Leaders Zamfara Gold Belongs

Oct 13, 2020 The government which spoke through the Governors Special Adviser on Public Enlightenment, Media, and Communication, Zailani Bappa, said that it

Zamfara Killings All You Need To Know Pulse Nigeria

Apr 08, 2019 Gold mining in Zamfara is largely artisanal and small scale Guardian In this disorganized maze that is the gold mining industry in Zamfara, criminal gangs have become law enforcers and they...

The Goldmining State Of Zamfara Is The Site Of Worlds

The gold-mining state of Zamfara is the site of the worlds worst lead-poisoning disaster. Hundreds of children have died, and campaigners tell Channel 4 News thousands more face permanent disability. Few people will have heard of Begega, in northern Nigeria, yet the village lies at the heart of a state contaminated by dangerous levels of lead.

Illegal Gold Mining Fuelling Banditry In Zamfara Eedris

Apr 08, 2019 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. They are recorded as scrapped gold

The Untold Story Of Gold Mining In Zamfara State

Apr 25, 2019 SANUSI MUHAMMAD in this report reveals some details. Gold mining in Zamfara state has became a source of income not only to some persons in the state but thousands of people from neighbouring states like Sokoto, Kebbi, Katsina and Kaduna. However, findings reveal that gold mining activities kicked-started properly in the state between 2008 and 2010 by some local miners.

Zamfara Go For Gold Punch Newspapers

Apr 23, 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...

Zamfara Gold Fuels Fresh Agitation In Niger Delta The Nation

Oct 17, 2020 It was learnt that the matter was aggravated by the alleged sale of a bar of gold to the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN at N5bn by the Zamfara State Government.

Banditry Fg Declares Zamfara Nofly Zone To Stop Gold

Mar 03, 2021 The federal government on Monday declared Zamfara State a no-fly zone to halt the swap of gold for arms by armed bandits, other criminals and illegal gold miners in the state, the Presidency and security sources told Daily Trust Tuesday night.. It also banned gold mining in the state even though this is not the first time it is taking this decision on mining.

How Zamfara Gold Mining Resurrected Clamour For Resource

Nov 15, 2020 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.

Nasarawa Gold Mining Minister Warns Against Zamfara

Mar 18, 2021 The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Mr. Olamilekan Adegbite, yesterday said the ministry had resolved to avoid a repeat of the Zamfara State experience in Nasarawa State, in which bandits were largely in charge of the gold mining in that state Zamfara.

Illegal Gold Mining Fuelling Banditry In Zamfara Eedris

Apr 08, 2019 Eedris, a former member of defunct group The Remedies, posted on his Instagram page an image of a gold mining site and wrote The goodies in Zamfara that people are being killed for

Update Zamfara Gold Mining Southsouth Governors To

Nov 14, 2020 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. A source close to one of the governors told THISDAY last night

Zamfara Gold A Threat To National Stability Punch

Apr 22, 2019 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 ...

The Untold Story Of Gold Mining In Zamfara State

Apr 25, 2019 Gold mining in Zamfara state has became a source of income not only to some persons in the state but thousands of people from neighbouring states like Sokoto, Kebbi, Katsina and Kaduna. However, findings reveal that gold mining activities kicked-started properly in the state between 2008 and 2010 by some local miners.

Zamfara Go For Gold Punch Newspapers

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 supply ...

Global Rights Gender On Extractive Agendas

The Zamfara gold-mining-related lead poisoning is the worst recorded incident of lead poisoning in the world Pure Earth, 2011. It resulted from the processing of gold nuggets by artisanal miners in homesteads in addition to regular mine sites, in order to meet demands by middlemen to Chinese prospectors. Unlike

Zamfara Establishes Its First Gold Reserve Nairametrics

Oct 07, 2020 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

Gold And Monetary Policy Vanguard News

Nov 16, 2020 By Obadiah Mailafia. TODAY, Monday, November 16, South-South Governors are scheduled to meet over the subject of Zamfara gold. Not too long ago, it was announced that the Government of Zamfara ...

Zamfara Gold Fuels Fresh Agitation In Niger Delta The Nation

Oct 17, 2020 A Matawale can mine and sell gold and make revenue for Zamfara state, but a Wike cannot drill crude and sell to generate revenue for Rivers state. ... In 2019, the federal government ...

Zamfara To Begin Gold Refining In 3 Months Halts Illegal

Aug 25, 2020 Zamfara State said it has acquired equipment for gold mining that will turn the state into a hub of gold business in Nigeria within the next three months. Already, a state of the art gold refinery equipment has been mounted in Baka Lori Dam, with more refining facilities coming before the end of 2020, on the backdrop of the launched ...

How Illegal Mining Is Driving Local Conflicts In Nigeria

Jun 16, 2020 The governments 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.

Despite Fgs Ban Zamfara Peasants Stick To Mines

Mar 27, 2021 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 colonialists. Some of the mines were in Kwali, Bukkuyum, Zuzzurfa, Maikwananga, Kamfani ...

Exclusive Zamfara State Has No License To Mine Gold Says

Feb 23, 2021 Abuja, Nigeria Minister of Mines and Steel Development Arch Olamelekan Adegbite has dismissed claims that Zamfara State has been granted license to mine the gold deposits in the state. He said that no state under the Nigerian law is permitted to get a license to mine

Bandits Kill 22 At Zamfara Gold Mine Politics 3 Nigeria

Bandits Kill 22 At Zamfara Gold Mine - Politics 3 - Nairaland. ... The North voted for this disaster named Buhari, they should turn to him to fix their mess.With oil money na, na why e deh vase me,,, monsters deh created are being fed with southern money, make dem use there grandnut moni fix am. ...

Bandits Kill 22 At Zamfara Gold Mine Politics 2 Nigeria

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Gold Mining In Zamfara State And Its Effects

Zamfara Gold Mining Disaster. Zamfara gold mining oct 2013, artisanal and small-scale mining asm, is carried out by an estimated number of 15 million miners, provides an approximate 100 million people with a living, and accounts for about 15 of the worldwide primary goldold mining in zamfara state and its effectshe gold-mining state of zamfara ...

Bandits Kill 22 At Zamfara Gold Mine Politics Nigeria

Feb 27, 2021 Gunmen on Thursday evening killed at least 22 people in a raid on a gold mine near Sabuwar Tunga village in Dankurmi district of Maru local government area of Zamfara state. Residents told Daily Trust that the armed men had earlier invaded a nearby village called Koda with the intent of rustling cattle but met fierce resistance.

Lead Poisoning Investigation In Northern Nigeria One

Oct 25, 2016 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. The team observed the communities and ...

Zamfara Fg Reacts To Govs Sale Of Gold To Cbn

Nov 12, 2020 Zamfara Gold FG reacts to Sale of Gold to CBN The attention of the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development has been drawn to media reports on reactions of individuals and groups to the purported news report about Zamfara State Governor buying gold from artisanal miners in the state and selling same to the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN.