Two gold refineries set to begin operations in Nigeria
02 March 2020 | 11:58 am
Nigeria has licensed two gold refineries to produce gold for export and for the central bank to hold in its reserves, Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite told reporters in the capital, Abuja.
9 Nov 2021
At least 18 people were killed on Sunday in an artisanal gold mine collapse in southern Niger, the local mayor said on Monday. The disaster took place in the southern Maradi region, near the border with Nigeria. The death toll is likely to rise, said the mayor of the commune of Dan Issa, Adamou Guero, . The Governor of the Maradi region, Aboubacar Chaibou, visited the site on Monday and promised better working conditions for people at the sire.
11 Nov 2021
Award-winning biowaste converters are helping farmers in Ivory Coast turn mountains of agricultural by-products into compost for their fields or gas for their cooking stoves.
11 Nov 2021
Golf is a club-and-ball game in which players use various clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a course. The sport dates as far back as the 15th century and it is one of the most popular outdoor games around the world. Even though the game is not really popular in mainstream Nigeria, it has often been regarded as a male and elite sport, but this set of women are changing the narrative, to them, golf is more than just a game. Some female golfers took out time to share their experiences playing a sport that is mostly dominated by men.
15 Nov 2021
Nigeria’s Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama told FRANCE 24 that recent coups in West Africa are undermining democracy and that events have reached a crucial juncture for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) regional bloc. “Clearly it is a threat, it is an unfortunate precedent,” he said.
18 Nov 2021
A fact-checking media in Mali has identified false claims of child harvesting in Nigeria – so-called "baby factories". The claim that the images in question are recent is bogus, but a real phenomenon of child harvesting does exist in Nigeria. Also, a Canadian media dramatically claimed that the wife of Pfizer's CEO died due to the Covid-19 vaccine. In fact, she is alive and well.
26 Nov 2021
The Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has voted unanimously to retain the benchmark interest rate (MPR) at 11.5%, whilst keeping all other monetary parameters constant.
27 Nov 2021
Nigeria has the second largest film output in the world, but many filmmakers struggle with low budgets and barely make a profit. But streaming platforms are giving a boost to African films.
In October, the Central Bank of Nigeria launched the hugely-anticipated eNaira, joining the small league of countries to own their digital currency. But it hasn’t been smooth sailing for the currency that, according to the CBN, offers more possibilities. What do you think about the eNaira? How would you describe your experience with the eNaira app?
Oil giant Shell will pay a Nigerian community $111m (£80m) over an oil spill more than 50 years ago. A spokesman said the payment would mark the "full and final settlement" to the Ejama-Ebubu community over a spill during the 1967-70 Biafran War. The company has maintained that the damage was caused by third parties.
Ghana is the largest gold producer in Africa. Its extraction poses serious threats to the environment, but one organization is training small-scale miners to engage in safer, eco-friendly mining methods.
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