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The tragic gold mining affair in Zamfara State Pambazuka ...

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.

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 to begin gold refining in 3 Months, halts illegal ...

A recent federal government report had shown that Nigeria lost over $3b to illegal gold mining, mostly from the state between 2012 and 2018. Nigeria currently boasts of huge gold and other such minerals deposits in Zamfara, Kebbi, Kaduna, Niger and Osun States, with over 500,000 illegal miners operating without license

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

Nov 14, 2020  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 Act 2007, which ...

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

Oct 13, 2020  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

FLASHBACK: When EFCC busted syndicate of illegal gold ...

The gold rush in Zamfara reportedly started in 2009, after a spike in the price of gold. Farmers who barely survived on $1 or $2 a day were suddenly making $15 or more every day.

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

Aug 26, 2020  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.

Zamfara gold: A threat to national stability? – Punch ...

Apr 22, 2019  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, namely, Anka ...

Illegal gold mining fuelling banditry in Zamfara - Eedris ...

Apr 08, 2019  Veteran Nigerian rapper, Eedris Abdulkareem, has reacted to recent killings of residents in Zamfara State by bandits as well as the Federal Government’s suspension of mining activities in the state.

How Zamfara gold mining resurrected clamour for resource ...

Nov 15, 2020  Wondering why the PAGMI programme would allow Zamfara to control its gold deposits while the oil in the Niger Delta is shared by the entire nation, leaders of the oil producing states were quick to point out that the situation concerning Zamfara gold was unconstitutional, as it violated provisions of the Nigerian Minerals and Mining

Zamfara gold controversy and echoes of resource control ...

Oct 26, 2020  After a lull, the clamour for resource control is again resonating in the oil-rich Niger Delta region, following Zamfara State Government’s establishment of a gold reserve beginning with 31 ...

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

Nov 14, 2020  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 Act 2007, which ...

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 ...

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

Foreigners buying gold with arms in Zamfara, Matawalle ...

Aug 26, 2020  Foreigners buying gold with arms in Zamfara, Matawalle cries out. NEWS DIGEST – Zamfara State governor, Bello Matawalle, has cried out over the influx of small arms and light weapons into the state, attributing the illegal mining going on in the state. Speaking with State House correspondents on Tuesday, shortly after meeting with President

Zamfara: The Gold ‘Armada’, By Dele Agekameh - Premium ...

May 01, 2019  Artisanal gold mining in Zamfara and other states picked up at a frantic pace, with renewed government interest also reflected in the Nigerian Minerals and Mining Act of 2007. Small players in the international gold trade, like Australian Mines and Savannah Gold, were also on ground to cash in.

Zamfara: Union cautions members against illegal mining ...

May 31, 2020  Members of Zamfara state Gold Buyers and Sellers Cooperative Union have been warned against illegal mining activities in the state. The secretary of the Union, Alhaji Saadu Adamu, gave the warning while briefing journalists in Gusau on their activities Sunday.

Illegal gold mining fuelling banditry in Zamfara - Eedris ...

Apr 08, 2019  Veteran Nigerian rapper, Eedris Abdulkareem, has reacted to recent killings of residents in Zamfara State by bandits as well as the Federal Government’s suspension of mining activities in the state.

Zamfara Killings: All you need to know [ARTICLE] - Pulse ...

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

Zamfara to begin gold refining in 3 Months, halts illegal ...

A recent federal government report had shown that Nigeria lost over $3b to illegal gold mining, mostly from the state between 2012 and 2018. Nigeria currently boasts of huge gold and other such minerals deposits in Zamfara, Kebbi, Kaduna, Niger and Osun States, with over 500,000 illegal miners operating without license

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 supply ...

How An Appointee Of Zamfara State Governor Is Engaged In ...

Sep 22, 2020  He has deployed an excavator and dozens of labourers to the site and presently they are mining gold there. Let me reiterate that since April 2019, the Federal Government has banned mining activities in the state. So by mining, Abubakar Mainaira has violated the orders of the Federal Government and he is illegally mining our resources on my site.

Nigeria’s thriving illegal gold mining activities and ...

Feb 18, 2021  Studies carried out in illegal gold miners residential compounds and villages in Zamfara State in the same year revealed that 17,000 people were affected while an estimated 400 to 500 children ...

Zamfara gold controversy and echoes of resource control ...

Oct 26, 2020  After a lull, the clamour for resource control is again resonating in the oil-rich Niger Delta region, following Zamfara State Government’s establishment of a gold reserve beginning with 31 ...

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

Nov 16, 2020  Zamfara Gold Mining: South-South Governors To Meet On Monday – 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

Nigeria allowing Zamfara control its gold while Niger ...

Nov 12, 2020  The governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa, on Wednesday said criticised the Buhari administration’s decision to allow some states like Zamfara mine and manage gold and other solid minerals in ...

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 and refined by local artisanal miners in the state.

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 ...

Zamfara: The Gold ‘Armada’, By Dele Agekameh - Premium ...

May 01, 2019  Artisanal gold mining in Zamfara and other states picked up at a frantic pace, with renewed government interest also reflected in the Nigerian Minerals and Mining Act of 2007. Small players in the international gold trade, like Australian Mines and Savannah Gold, were also on ground to cash in.

Zamfara: Union cautions members against illegal mining ...

May 31, 2020  Members of Zamfara state Gold Buyers and Sellers Cooperative Union have been warned against illegal mining activities in the state. The secretary of the Union, Alhaji Saadu Adamu, gave the warning while briefing journalists in Gusau on their activities Sunday.

Gold Mining - President Buhari Received Update From ...

Aug 25, 2020  Yesterday, President Muhammadu Buhari received a briefing from Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State on Solid Minerals and Mining Potentials in Zamfara. After which the President was presented with some gold bars and precious stones at the State House, Abuja.

Illegal Gold Mining in Zamfara - YouTube

Jun 17, 2019  The Advocate (Episode 23)Uche digs up an issue that some would clearly like buried: “Zamfara; Gold mining and undeclared proceeds”.-----...

Illegal mining drives Nigeria’s rural banditry and local ...

The government’s ban of artisanal gold mining in Zamfara State and across the region and the deployment of the military to enforce the ban since April 2019 have yielded little result. Illegal mining and its associated conflicts continue regardless. The conflict has been on the increase since 2014, spreading across Kaduna, Katsina, Kebbi ...

Zamfara to begin gold refining in 3 Months, halts illegal ...

A recent federal government report had shown that Nigeria lost over $3b to illegal gold mining, mostly from the state between 2012 and 2018. Nigeria currently boasts of huge gold and other such minerals deposits in Zamfara, Kebbi, Kaduna, Niger and Osun States, with over 500,000 illegal miners operating without license

Small Scale And Artisanal Mining In Zamfara State

How a Gold Mining Boom is Killing the Children of Nigeria ... But rarely have they coincided with such a disastrous outcome as in Zamfara. Artisanal gold mining ... small scale mining area Nigeria ... state secret,” Chinese ...

Why the ban on gold mining will not solve the Zamfara ...

Apr 10, 2019  Over the weekend, the Nigerian government announced a ban on mining in Zamfara state as a result of the heightened spate of killings by bandits. This followed a public pressure campaign urging the government to act. Security has utterly collapsed in Zamfara: Just this week, the Zamfara Governor Abdulaziz Yari disclosed that bandits have killed []

Governor: foreigners paying for gold with arms - The ...

Aug 26, 2020  Bolaji Ogundele, Abuja . THE availability of small arms in large quantities in Zamfara State is partly as a result of the exchange of arms for gold, Governor Bello Matawalle said on Tuesday.