gold mining in zamfara state

Map of Selected Study Communities in Anka, Zamfara …

2021-12-22 · This paper evaluates the roles of stakeholders in the management of Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining (ASGM) in Anka, a typical ASGM town in Zamfara State, Northwestern Nigeria, dominated by ...

Lead Poisoning MSF Briefing Paper Crisis in May 2012 ...

2019-1-25 · 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 ...

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

2020-12-12 · They said rather than condemn the Zamfara State Government for getting involved in the mining of gold deposits in its territory and pay token to the Federal Government, they should be applauded ...

Zamfara, go for gold

2022-1-6 · The Zamfara State Government should take up the challenge by seizing on the federal offer for licensing; the envisaged creation of 110,000 artisanal …

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

2020-10-7 · 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 …

Zamfara And Niger States, Nigeria

Background. In March 2010, Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders, MSF) discovered an outbreak of acute lead poisoning in remote villages of Zamfara State, Nigeria. More than 17,000 people were poisoned and 400 children died as a result of soil lead contamination associated with artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM ...

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

2021-3-20 · 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, go for gold

2022-1-6 · 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 ...

Zamfara Gold Mining: Niger Delta seeks amendment of ...

 · THE GUARDIAN Irked by the alleged double standard displayed by the Federal Government in the Zamfara gold mining saga, individuals and interest groups in the Niger Delta are, among other things, calling for an amendment to …

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

2019-4-25 · 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.

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

2020-8-26 · 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 Muhammadu Buhari, the governor alleged that foreign gold poachers are now buying ...

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

2020-11-14 · 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 gold deposit belongs to federal government, not …

2020-10-12 · 4 mins read A twitter user claimed that gold deposits in Zamfara State belong to Zamfara State while Niger Delta oil belongs to Nigeria. 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 […]

Bandits kill district head, 82, four others in Zamfara ...

2021-12-30 · Bandits have killed five persons, including 82-year-old Head of Gada District, Alhaji Umar Allah, in Bungudu Local Council, Zamfara State. The bandits, who burnt down the palace, also abducted ...

Gold Mining in Nigeria

The other Nigerian states that have gold deposits include Abuja, Abia, Bauchi, Cross River, Edo, Osun, Niger, Sokoto, Kebbi, Oyo State, Kogi, Zamfara, and Kaduna. The Problems of Gold Mining in Nigeria. The major problem in the development of the gold industry is the lack of information on the location of the precious metal.

Zamfara govt designs action plan for artisanal miners ...

2021-12-8 · "The disaster brought gold mining in Zamfara state to global spotlight, particularly artisanal mining which is the dominant mining activities in many communities"

How Chinese, Burkinabes mine gold in Zamfara despite …

2020-5-9 · Sat, 09 May 2020 10:49:41 GMT. Despite the ban on illegal mining in Zamfara State by the Federal Government last year, two Chinese miners were arrested over such activities in the state last week. This gives credence to the allegation by players in the sector that foreigners, especially Chinese nationals and Burkinabes, had flooded mining sites ...

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

2010-9-29 · 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.

Any Account For Zamfara Gold?

2019-4-7 · mekaboy: It has become clear that the reason for the increased killing in zamfara is as a result of illegal gold mining in the state. The illegal miners and Banditry connection was known for awhile IRIN did an investigative report …

Zamfara Killings: All you need to know | Pulse Nigeria

2019-4-8 · Unfortunately, mining gold in Zamfara is unstructured, largely informal and illegal. Artisans, most of whom are unskilled, are in charge of the extraction, purification and commercialization of ...

How Zamfara gold mining resurrected clamour for …

2020-11-15 · 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 …

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

2020-10-10 · The state government has denied the allegations against it. Zailani Baffa, spokesperson to Bello Matawalle, the state governor, said the state government is not directly mining the gold by itself ...

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

2020-10-10 · 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 …

The untold story of gold mining in Zamfara state – Blueprint …

Gold Mining in Nigeria - Nigerian Finder

Nasarawa Gold Mining: Minister Warns against Zamfara ...

2021-3-18 · The minister equally allayed the concerns of Nasarawa State Government about the menace of illegal gold mining taking place in the state …

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 gold: A threat to national stability?

2019-4-22 · 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 ...

Zamfara govt begins own gold reserve

2020-10-6 · This is coming after Governor Matawalle visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House to show some of the gold bars and precious stones. Alhaji Rabiu Garba, Zamfara''s Commissioner for Finance, told journalists in Gusau that, although, there was a federal government ban on mining activities in the country, "the state government was ...