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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".

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🇳🇬 Nigeria suspends mining in Zamfara state plagued by ...

 · Nigeria has suspended mining activities in Zamfara and has ordered foreigners engaged in the work to leave the northern state within 48 hours. The move comes...

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Lead Poisoning Crisis in Zamfara State, Northern Nigeria ...

 · Gold Mining in Zamfara State. Zamfara state contains many areas with significant concentrations of heavy metals in the soil and rocks. There has been gold mining in Zamfara state, northern Nigeria, for decades, but until recently it was not widespread or profitable. Since 2009, the price of gold has appreciated substantially, from around US$800 ...

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Gold Mining In Zamfara State And Its Effects

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 is the site of.

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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 …

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How We Found, Curbed Guns Swap With Gold in Zamfara ...

 · Apr 05, 2021 (Daily Trust/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) -- For a long time, controversy around gold mining in Zamfara State has remained on the front burner. In …

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Nigeria to resume mining in Zamfara state in Q1 -minister ...

 · Nigeria will lift a ban on mining in Zamfara state by the end of March after the government deployed a surveillance team to stifle illegal activity in the northwestern region, the minister of ...

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FG to Matawalle: We own the gold deposits in Zamfara ...

 · The federal government has cautioned the Zamfara state government over making impressions of owning gold deposits in the state. Olamilekan Adegbite, minister of mines and steel development, who ...

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Environmental Effect of Lead Contamination on Mining ...

Zamfara State, Nigeria. With the increased awareness among the people of solid minerals abundance in the region, artisanal gold mining activities have increased in and around residential compounds and community areas. The competitive struggle to earn more money amidst unsafe mining practices

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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Investigation of potential environmental radiation risks ...

 · Zamfara, in the northern part of Nigeria, is endowed with minerals resources which might be richer in natural radionuclides, of which gold is one of them. People of the area engaged in illegal mining activities by extracting and processing gold through unsafe and unregulated means, which for the majority of them is the only means of livelihood.

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Zamfara hopes to build bullion gold reserve from miners ...

 · The Zamfara State government said it desires to build its bullion reserve steadily in the years ahead after it created a reserve with an initial deposit of 31 kilogrammes of gold bars from the ...

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Zamfara gold fuels fresh agitation in Niger Delta | The Nation

 · "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 ...

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Gold Mining In Zamfara State And Its Effects. 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 is the site of.

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A HeAvy Price: lead poisoning and gold mining in nigeria''s ...

state, with significant deposits of gold. The acute lead poisoning in Zamfara is a result of artisanal gold mining: small scale mining done with rudimentary tools. Miners crush and grind ore to ...

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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 …

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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 ...

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Zamfara gold controversy and echoes of resource control ...

 · Due to the outrage caused by Zamfara State and CBN gold deal, the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Mr. Olamilekan Adegbite, had …

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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.

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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. Matawalle, who raised the alarm after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the ...

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Zamfara gold: Threat to development and national stability ...

 · In Zamfara State there are gold occurrences in Maru which houses two old gold mines. These gold mines are the Duki mine, hosted by a shear …

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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.

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

 · Nigeria''s South-South Governors Meet Monday over Gold Mining in Northern Zamfara State. It has now been confirmed that the six governors of Nigeria''s South- south region will meet in Port Harcourt, Rivers State Monday, under the umbrella of the Forum of South-South Governors, to discuss issues around the mining of gold in Zamfara State.

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

 · 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.

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Zamfara''s Gold Veins Focus Of Unabated Violence | HumAngle

 · The unregulated and unsafe artisanal gold mining and processing in Zamfara State have fuelled lead poisoning and contamination crisis in communities. In March 2010, Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) was alerted to a high number of child fatalities in Zamfara State, where an estimated 400 children died.

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Major Chemical Carcinogens in Drinking Water Sources ...

 · Marcus Bleasdale (2011) A heavy price: lead poisoning and gold mining in Nigeria''s ZAMFARA STATE photographs by Marcus Bleasdale/VII for Human Rights Watch. Njar GN, Iwara AI, Offiong RA, Deekor TD (2012) Assessment of heavy metal status of boreholes in Calabar South local government area, cross river state, Nigeria.

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Childhood Lead Poisoning Associated with Gold Ore ...

 · In Zamfara State, gold mining began in the early 1900s (Nigeria Ministry of Mines and Steel Development 2010a), but our prior investigation in two affected villages showed that most families did not begin gold ore processing until 2009–2010 (Dooyema et al. 2012).

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Zamfara Killings: All you need to know | Latest News ...

 · Zamfara State in Northwest Nigeria, has been ravaged by bandits and kidnappers for over two years now. ... In this disorganized maze that is the gold mining industry in Zamfara, criminal gangs ...

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Illegal mining: 11 Chinese, other foreigners, deported ...

 · By Bolaji Ogundele, Abuja. More than 30 illegal miners, including 11 Chinese, who had been involved in illegal gold mining in Zamfara State, have been deported from Nigeria.

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Environmental Remediation to Address Childhood Lead ...

Background: From 2010 through 2013, integrated health and environmental responses addressed an unprecedented epidemic lead poisoning in Zamfara State, northern Nigeria. Artisanal gold mining caused widespread contamination resulting in the deaths of > 400 children. Socioeconomic, logistic, and security challenges required remediation and medical protocols within the context of local resources ...

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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.

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Evaluation of Stakeholders'' Roles in the Management of ...

and Small-Scale Gold Mining in Anka, Zamfara State, Nigeria L. K. Salati 1,*, D. Mireku-Gyimah 2 and P. A. Eshun 2 1,* Department of Mineral Resources Engineering, Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna, Nigeria 2Department of Mining Engineering, University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, Ghana * E-mail of the corresponding author: [email protected] Abstract

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

 · 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. Illegal mining ...

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Nigeria suspends mining in Zamfara state after banditry ...

 · Nigeria has largely untapped deposits of minerals including gold, tin and zinc. Some 80 percent of mining in Nigeria is carried out on an artisanal basis and gold in Zamfara …

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Zamfara, go for gold

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 ...

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The untold story of gold mining in Zamfara state ...

 · 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.

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"CBN, Zamfara have no gold-mining agreement"

Alhaji Zailani Baffa, the Special Adviser to Governor Bello Matawalle on Media, has debunk claims that the Central Bank of Nigeria has an agreement on gold with Zamfara State Government. According to a lawyer, Mr Joseph Onu Silas, reportedly said the Central Bank of Nigeria was trading in gold with the state government.

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