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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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Foreigners buying gold with arms in Zamfara, Matawalle

26-08-2020· 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 Muhammadu Buhari, the governor

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Zamfara, go for gold Punch Newspapers

24-04-2019· 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

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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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Is Zamfara’s Insecurity about Gold??? by Yusuf Anka

25-08-2020· Many Nigerians believe Gold Mining is key to the continued blood shed in Zamfara State, Nigeria. In April 2019 this misinformation was corroborated through a statement by a former Assistant

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FLASHBACK: When EFCC busted syndicate of illegal gold

The news of illegal mining in the state did not start all of a sudden. In 2018, operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) busted a syndicate of illegal gold miners in the

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Zamfara gold: A threat to national stability? Punch

22-04-2019· 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

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Zamfara fields of gold and blood Daily Trust

In Zamfara State, the once bubbling gold mines have now become shadows of their former selves following series of deadly assaults on the sites by armed bandits Recently, armed gun men stormed

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Zamfara to begin gold refining in 3 Months, halts illegal

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 Presidential Artisanal Gold Mining Development Initiative

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Zamfara gold: A threat to national stability? Punch

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

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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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Zamfara Gold As Commonwealth, By Zailani Bappa

01-09-2020· In Zamfara state, the common man has his bi-lateral talks with business groups led by their Government officials was how to employ modern technology in the mining sector of the state. Majority of Zamfara state indigenes saw their gold for the first time when Matawalle took a sample to Mr President last week.

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Zamfara gold: Threat to development and national

Although Zamfara gold should provide development opportunities, but renewed gold interest in the state represents a real threat to stability in a still vulnerable North-West ravaged by conflicts.

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Foreigners Buy Gold With Arms In Zamfara Governor

The Zamfara state Governor who disclosed this after presenting some gold bars and other precious stones mined in his State to President Muhammadu Buhari, said his administration decided to embrace the Presidential Artisanal Gold Mining Development Initiative to stop the criminal act being championed by illegal miners in the state.

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Is Zamfara’s Insecurity about Gold??? by Yusuf Anka

25-08-2020· Many Nigerians believe Gold Mining is key to the continued blood shed in Zamfara State, Nigeria. In April 2019 this misinformation was corroborated through a statement by a former Assistant

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Illegal gold mining fuelling banditry in Zamfara Eedris

08-04-2019· 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.

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Foreigners Exchange Gold With Arms In Zamfara

Zamfara state is blessed with many minerals resources and some people outside the country come in to buy gold and other precious stones and sometimes instead of paying people, they pay back with arms. I did some investigations. So, the state government will

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Nigeria: Zamfara Ban Puts 300 Mining Firms Out of

The Zamfara state commissioner for environment, Alhaji Mukhtar Ahmad Lugga, in an interview with Daily Trust said most of those mining golds in the state are small-scale miners, contrary to

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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

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