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Inside Osun community ‘under siege’ by Chinese miners

    Inside Osun community ‘under siege’ by Chinese miners

Farebami, a rural community located at Ilesa West LGA, Osun state, has been swamped by miners who are in the business of exploring land in search of precious stones. And

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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 village, a small agrarian community in Ife east local government

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Buhari: Gold mining will earn Nigeria $500m annually, create 250,000 jobs

    Buhari: Gold mining will earn Nigeria $500m annually, create 250,000 jobs

President Muhammadu Buhari says gold mining will earn the country over $500 million annually and create 250,000 jobs. In a statement on Thursday, Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, Buhari made the

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FLASHBACK: When EFCC busted syndicate of illegal gold miners in Zamfara

    FLASHBACK: When EFCC busted syndicate of illegal gold miners in Zamfara

On Sunday, the federal government suspended mining activities in Zamfara state and ordered foreigners within mining sites to vacate the area immediately. The government said it got intelligence that the

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