Exclusive interview with Eric Bruggeman, CEO, SA Capital Equipment Export Council (SACEEC). He is also an event ambassador for Nigeria Mining Week. Let’s start with some background on your organization, your members and the aims of SACEEC? SACEEC is a non-profit organization and we have a public-private partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry. We have
North Korea is being probed by United Nations experts for cyberattacks on 17 countries. North Korea launched 35 different cyberattacks on Nigeria and 16 other countries to illegally raise money for weapons of mass destruction programs, according to United Nations experts. The Associated Press reports that the experts accused the Asian country, led by Kim Jong
The Director General of Nigeria Mining Cadastre Office (MCO), Mr Obadiah Nkom, has commended the Governor of Kwara State Abdulrahman Abdulrazak for his interest in mining and solid minerals development of the state. Engr. Nkom said this while receiving Governor Abdulrazak who paid a courtesy visit to the MCO in Abuja recently. The DG, in
President Muhammadu Buhari condoles with family, friends, relations, as well as the diplomatic community over the passing of  Dr Biodun Nathaniel Olorunfemi, former Ambassador to Namibia. The President says the demise of “the re-engineering technocrat” is a great loss to Nigeria, as the departed had the unique record of successfully turning around many parastatals and
The Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development has said that the country generated N5.2bn from limestone licensing and processing fees. A director in the ministry, Mr Ime Ekripo, said this while presenting a paper titled, ‘Giving Effect to Executive Order 005; the Case for Solid Minerals, during  the Annual General Meeting of the Non-Metallic
The Federal Government says it will soon begin the process of recovering about 7000 missing old colonial geological reports on the mining industry. Already, the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development and the British Geological Survey have concluded plans to begin the process of retrieving the reports. The missing reports are needed for adequate archiving
Rabat – The National Office for Hydrocarbons and Mining (ONHYM) and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NPPC) shared aspects of the progress of the Morocco-Nigeria gas pipeline project with the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). NPPC hosted the meeting on Wednesday, August 7, in Abuja. The meeting was an opportunity for
Nearby, sacks of earth and rock have been piled up next to a sign reading: “confiscated gold material.” A month ago, 2,400 police and military personnel descended on La Merced de Buenos Aires in the mountains just north of the capital Quito to put a stop to indiscriminate illegal gold mining in the area. Up
From exploration subsidies in Saskatchewan and Australia to tax credits and tax ‘holidays’ in British Columbia and Nigeria, there are many ways national and regional governments incentivise mineral exploration. In this feature, Patrick Kingsland maps out the most interesting and effective support mechanisms for exploration firms. With large upfront costs, years – if not decades
  RIO DE JANEIRO — The giant Brazilian mining company Vale said on Monday it would pay 400 million reais, or about $107 million, to compensate workers affected by the deadly rupture of a dam in January that killed at least 247 people. The announcement follows a ruling by a state court judge last week