gold mining in zamfara state and its effects

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.

Zamfara Govt to Ijaw Youth Leaders: Zamfara gold belongs ...

Oct 13, 2020  The gold reserve in Zamfara state is under the exclusive list and is still owned by the Federal Government. Governor Bello Mohammed has never claimed ownership of the reserve or its

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.

Zamfara establishes its first gold reserve Nairametrics

Oct 07, 2020  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.

Zamfara gold: A threat to national stability? – Punch ...

Apr 22, 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 ...

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

Nov 14, 2020  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

Zamfara, go for gold – Punch Newspapers

Apr 24, 2019  At the centre of the larceny is Zamfara State, host to large gold deposits where illegal miners, artisans and smugglers rule the roost. ... fetching $29.1 billion with all its six states mining ...

Illegal gold mining fuelling banditry in Zamfara - Eedris ...

Apr 08, 2019  Recall that the Federal Government yesterday announced a total ban on mining activities in Zamfara State and its environs due to the recent violence in the state.. According to the Inspector ...

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 ...

The effect of illegal gold mining on Nigerian economy and ...

Sep 13, 2017  Some of the states that have experienced a high level of illegal gold mining in the country include Zamfara State and Kogi State. These illegal mining of gold in Nigeria are usually carried out mostly by local artisans, illegal mine traders from neighbouring countries and some South Asian countries, most especially China.

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

Apr 25, 2019  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.

How Zamfara gold mining resurrected clamour for resource ...

Nov 15, 2020  Wondering why the PAGMI programme would allow Zamfara to control its gold deposits while the oil in the Niger Delta is shared by the entire nation, leaders of the oil producing states were quick to point out that the situation concerning Zamfara gold was unconstitutional, as it violated provisions of the Nigerian Minerals and Mining Act, 2007.

Zamfara gold controversy and echoes of resource control ...

Oct 26, 2020  After a lull, the clamour for resource control is again resonating in the oil-rich Niger Delta region, following Zamfara State Government’s establishment of a gold

Environmental Effect of Lead Contamination on Mining ...

The proliferation in recent time of unregulated artisanal gold mining activities in Zamfara State, Nigeria has fuelled instability and lead poisoning crisis across gold mining communities primarily in Anka and Bukkuyum Local Government Areas thereby placing a significant burden on the already fragile economy and heath care system in the state [1].

Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in Nigeria

Jul 11, 2011  extensive mercury exposure (whose effects have not yet fully materialized) and significant emissions of mercury into the air and soil. In 2010, unregulated small-scale mining in the northern state of Zamfara gave rise to an epidemic of

Gold: No intention to corner resources- Zamfara State ...

He said, the Zamfara State government has no mining site but is working with the Federal Ministry of Mine and Steel Development, to stop illegal miners, who exchange the gold for arms. Also Read: Zamfara State first lady committed to improving the lots of the women. The Commissioner described the reaction trailing the mining of gold in the ...

Illegal gold mining fuelling banditry in Zamfara - Eedris ...

Apr 08, 2019  Recall that the Federal Government yesterday announced a total ban on mining activities in Zamfara State and its environs due to the recent violence in the state

Impact of mining activities on ground water quality status ...

Zamfara State, Nigeria, has a lot of untapped mineral resources. The natives tap these minerals crudely with so many mining mills scattered all over the State [8]. Dareta village is one of such mining fields. The uncontrolled and illegal

Gold Mining in Nigeria - Nigerian Finder

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.

The effect of illegal gold mining on Nigerian economy and ...

Sep 13, 2017  Some of the states that have experienced a high level of illegal gold mining in the country include Zamfara State and Kogi State. These illegal mining of gold in Nigeria are usually carried out mostly by local artisans, illegal mine traders from neighbouring countries and some South Asian countries, most especially China.

Opinion: Zamfara Gold, The Hatchet Jobbers And Nigeria’s ...

The gold reserve in Zamfara state is under the exclusive list and is still owned by the Federal Government. Governor Bello Mohammed has never claimed ownership of the reserve or its exploit. The Federal Government is currently undergoing the process of licencing of companies empowered by the Federal Government to mine the gold on its behalf.

WHO Nigeria: mass lead poisoning from mining activities ...

Nov 11, 2011  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

The Zamfara Gold, Hatchet Jobbers and Nigerian Unity, By ...

Oct 12, 2020  The gold reserve in Zamfara state is under the exclusive list and is still owned by the Federal Government. Governor Bello Mohammed has never claimed ownership of the reserve or its

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.

Gov Matawalle’s Hidden Secrets of Zamfara Gold – Desertherald

Dec 01, 2020  How 260g of Gold was found in Aide’s Residence As Bandits, Gold Miners Overwhelms Sauna Village. By Maryam Musa. The development of last week in Gusau the Zamfara State capital has shown the unwillingness and insincerity of both the Zamfara State Government and the state Police Command in addressing the raising cases of illegal gold mining in the state

How Zamfara gold mining resurrected clamour for resource ...

Nov 15, 2020  Wondering why the PAGMI programme would allow Zamfara to control its gold deposits while the oil in the Niger Delta is shared by the entire nation, leaders of the oil producing states were quick to point out that the situation concerning Zamfara gold was unconstitutional, as it violated provisions of the Nigerian Minerals and Mining

Zamfara Gold: A clear case of different strokes to ...

The recent federal government’s defence of the action of the Bello Matawalle-led Zamfara State government taking hold of gold deposit in its domain, mining and selling same against the provisions of the law is unacceptable, illegal and an affront on other mineral producing states

Zamfara’s gold, stimulus for resource control The ...

Nov 10, 2020  As it is, Zamfara State has demonstrated with its first presentation of the refined gold bar that it does not believe in any sharing from the proceeds of its gold. Zamfara

Environmental Effect of Lead Contamination on Mining ...

The proliferation in recent time of unregulated artisanal gold mining activities in Zamfara State, Nigeria has fuelled instability and lead poisoning crisis across gold mining communities primarily in Anka and Bukkuyum Local Government Areas thereby placing a significant burden on the already fragile economy and heath care system in the state [1].

Zamfara: Gold turns to blood – The Sun Nigeria

Mohammed Nasir, Gusau. Mining in Zamfara State is an age-long occupation. That has been the source of livelihood and a way of life for generations. It

Zamfara gold deposit belongs to federal government, not state

Oct 12, 2020  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 []

Zamfara: The Gold ‘Armada’, By Dele Agekameh - Premium ...

May 01, 2019  Artisanal gold mining in Zamfara and other states picked up at a frantic pace, with renewed government interest also reflected in the Nigerian Minerals and Mining Act of 2007. Small players in the international gold trade, like Australian Mines and Savannah Gold, were also on ground to cash in.

Zamfara State - Wikipedia

Zamfara is a state in northwestern Nigeria.Its capital is Gusau and its current Governor is Bello Matawalle, a member of the People's Democratic Party (PDP). Until 1996, the area was part of Sokoto State.. Zamfara is populated with the Hausa and Fulani peoples. Major groups of people are the Zamfarawa mainly in Anka, Gummi, Bukkuyum and Talata Mafara Local Governments

Zamfara State lead poisoning outbreak - Wikipedia

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.

Of artisanal gold miners and artisanal crude refiners ...

By discreetly funding illegal gold mining operations in Zamfara state, government makes nonsense of its efforts to contain insecurity and banditry in the northwest region, which had severally been ...

Nigeria suspends mining in Zamfara state after banditry ...

Apr 07, 2019  Nigeria has suspended mining in the restive northwestern state of Zamfara, a presidential aide and the police chief said on Sunday, amid concerns that illegal miners were connected to a surge in ...

(PDF) Evaluation of Stakeholders' Roles in the Management ...

and Small-Scale Gold Mining in Anka, Zamfara State, Nigeria . L. K. Salati. 1,* ... and its ability to bio-accumulate in the ecosystem leading to significant adverse effects on both human health ...

Zamfara To Supply Gold To CBN For N5 Billion, Says ...

Oct 07, 2020  Zamfara State Government has sealed a N5billion gold supply deal with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). by Tobias Sylvester October 7, 2020, 5:24 pm Zamfara State Government will receive the sum of N5 billion from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for the supply of gold equivalent of the amount to the apex bank.