BODIJA BLAST: Illegal mining undermining the economy, environment and now the safety of our communities

What is the significance or value of having abundant solid mineral resources if Nigeria continues to be ravaged by illegal mining activities, resulting in substantial economic revenue losses, environmental degradation, and the endangerment of lives and property security? In August 2023, four illegal miners were killed following the collapse of a mining site in Kogo Kadage village in the Yadagungume area of Ningi Local Government Area of Bauchi State. Less than 6 months following that...

Nigeria scores impressively high in EITI assessment

Nigeria’s highly successful scaling of the EITI global assessment is a true testament to NEITI’s hard work Nigeria has successfully scaled through the final global assessment of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). With high scores reaching 90 on data integrity, comprehensiveness of report, outcomes and impacts, contribution to economic growth and adherence to legal frameworks, Nigeria made an overall score of 72, according to a statement released by the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative...

FOR THE RECORD: My 2024 budget lays foundation for greater Nigeria – Tinubu

President Tinubu says his first (2024) budget promises to be the foundation for the reforms he plans to take Nigeria to greatness    In furtherance of my sacred duties and obligations as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, it is my honour to be here today to present my administration’s 2024 Budget Proposal to this Joint Session of the 10th National Assembly. This moment is especially profound and significant to me because it is...

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