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    2017 Will Be Good For Businesses, Experts Project

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    Having faced one of its most trying times, there is a rising optimism in the Nigerian business environment that the fortunes of the country would turn for the better in 2017. Analysts and business operators say with the various reforms in the country, the economy is expected to pick up from its current state of…

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    FG Advocates Safer Mining Practices For Communities

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    The unmitigated activities of illegal miners across Nigerian communities have continued to lead to loss of lives and revenues, and having debilitating effects on the environment. This is even as the federal government through the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development has reiterated its commitment to ensuring the development of the sector through safer mining…

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  • Surviving The Horrors Of Coal Mining (2)

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    Ruth Tene Natsa with the support of Global Rights Nigeria, while on a tour to Kwiba, Kwilapandi and Maiganga communities, unveils the losses indigenes are forced to live in. The preceding section of this article was published last week, this is the concluding part. Also speaking, a member of the Gombe State House of Assembly,…

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    Foreign Investment Not Solution To Solid Minerals’ Woes

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    The  search for foreign investors  to devlop the nation’s  solid minerals  sector by successive  regimes  in the country  may not be  the much sought after solution to the many challenges plaguing the sector, Ruth Tene Natsa writes. The Nigerian solid minerals boomed in the 70s with the support of world-class mining companies investing and mining…

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    Surviving The Horrors Of Coal Mining (1)

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    While Nigeria continues to call for diversification into mining and solid minerals, what it has failed to do is to address some of the horrors mining communities are forced to live in. Ruth Tene Natsa with the support of Global Rights Nigeria, while on a tour to Kwiba, Kwilapandi and Maiganga communities, unveils the losses…

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    Nigerians Still Optimistic On Devt Of Mining Sector

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    Ruth Tene Natsa writes on the opinions of key sector players on the commitment of the current government’s efforts at developing the mineral and mining sector to become one of the key sectors for economic diversification. The president of the Miners Association of Nigeria  (MAN), Alhaji Sani Shehu, has said that he believed that the…

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  • FG Presents Water Sector Roadmap, Targets 100% Supply By 2030

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    The Federal government through the Ministry of Water Resources Yesterday presented the Sectors Roadmap, tagged “Immediate and Long Term Strategies for the Water Sector 2016-2030” Making the Presentation in Abuja yesterday, the Minister of water resources Eng. Suleiman  Adamu said the “Roadmap encompasses 8 major programmes /projects and targets 100% access to water for citizens…

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    Ogbeh, Dambazau Collaborate To Protect Farms

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    The federal government has concluded plans to deploy personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC)to guard farms as part of efforts to address the issue of kidnapping on the farms. LEADERSHIP gathered that the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh and his counterpart in the Ministry of Interior, Lt….

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    Civil Societies Set Agenda For Solid Minerals Development

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    Civil society organisations (CSO) under the platform of the Global Rights Nigeria, yesterday brainstormed on the readiness of the nation to develop the solid minerals sector. Ruth Tene Natsa was there and writes. The meeting with the theme: “Ensuring Effective Governance in Nigeria’s Solid Minerals Sector,” was attended by various civil society representatives from the…

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    ‘Enact Steel Law To Preserve Industry’

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    A major challenge to the development of the Nigerian steel sector has been blamed on the absence of a  steel law or firm regulation to guide its activities. As a result, operators are getting  away with a lot. Ruth Tene Natsa in this piece, seeks the opinion of experts on the need to redeem the…

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