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Despite ban on mining in Niger state, children are abandoning schools to survive in gold mines

    Despite ban on mining in Niger state, children are abandoning schools to survive in gold mines

Despite the ban on illegal gold mining in Niger state, miners have continued to adopt different tactics to defy the order. In this report, HAMZAT IBRAHIM ABAGA chronicles how schoolchildren

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Police arrest four suspects over ‘kidnap of Swiss national’

    Police arrest four suspects over ‘kidnap of Swiss national’

The Nigeria Police Force said they have arrested four suspects over alleged armed robbery, conspiracy and abduction of a Swiss national. Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the force spokesperson, at a media briefing

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FX crisis: Ghana to use gold instead of US dollars to buy oil

    FX crisis: Ghana to use gold instead of US dollars to buy oil

The Ghanaian government says it is making plans to use gold to buy imported oil products amid the country’s forex exchange crisis. Mahamudu Bawumia, vice-president of Ghana, disclosed this in

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FACT CHECK: These images are not from Zamfara gold-mining sites

    FACT CHECK: These images are not from Zamfara gold-mining sites

Recently, some pictures circulated on the messaging platform — WhatsApp — were said to have emanated from gold mining sites in Zamfara state. The pictures were posted to drive the

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Gold smugglers should be sentenced to death, says minister

  Gold smugglers should be sentenced to death, says minister

Uche Ogah, minister of state for mines and steel development, has advocated the death penalty for persons convicted of gold

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QUEST FOR GOLD: How $500m unpaid tax can transform neglected communities

  QUEST FOR GOLD: How $500m unpaid tax can transform neglected communities

Tons of gold is smuggled out of Nigeria to meet the high demands of the thriving market in the United

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FG to Matawalle: We own the gold deposits in Zamfara

  FG to Matawalle: We own the gold deposits in Zamfara

The federal government has cautioned the Zamfara state government over making impressions of owning gold deposits in the state. Olamilekan

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QUEST FOR GOLD: Inside Nigeria’s lucrative industry turning farmlands to death traps

  QUEST FOR GOLD: Inside Nigeria’s lucrative industry turning farmlands to death traps

Johnson Afolabi, an 83-year-old farmer, is used to the sound of chirping birds and cock crows announcing daybreak at Obalayan

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Matawalle: Some foreigners trading arms with gold

  Matawalle: Some foreigners trading arms with gold

Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara, says some foreigners are exchanging arms for gold in the state. Zamfara is one of

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Minister: Gold is the most smuggled mineral out of Nigeria

  Minister: Gold is the most smuggled mineral out of Nigeria

Olamilekan Adegbite, minister of mines and steel development, says gold is the most smuggled mineral out of Nigeria. Speaking on

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