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  • The tragedy called Zamfara state – Blueprint Newspapers
    The tragedy called Zamfara state – Blueprint Newspapers

    Jan 19, 2022 The Zamfara woes was in 2010 compounded by the led poison fiasco. At least 163 people including 111 children lost their lives. There is also the issue of illegal gold mining fuelled by locals in Zamfara. Just like oil bunkering in the Niger Delta, the struggle for political control in Zamfara state is intertwined with the control of gold

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  • Just In: Bandits relocating from Zamfara, Katsina to Kano
    Just In: Bandits relocating from Zamfara, Katsina to Kano

    Nov 01, 2021 A senior security officer in Zamfara State has revealed that bandits escaping from the onslaught of security operatives in Zamfara and Katsina States have relocated to communities in the axis of Shanono, Gwarzo and Kabo Local Government Areas of Kano State. According to the security operative, the bandits are suspected to have been moving into […]

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  • Zamfara gold controversy and echoes of resource control
    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

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  • Zamfara govt designs action plan for artisanal miners
    Zamfara govt designs action plan for artisanal miners

    Dec 08, 2021 “The disaster brought gold mining in Zamfara state to global spotlight, particularly artisanal mining which is the dominant mining activities in many communities”

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  • Zamfara gold becomes the new bride | Dailytrust
    Zamfara gold becomes the new bride | Dailytrust

    Zamfara gold becomes the new bride. . . In spite of the ban on mining activities in Zamfara State by the Federal Government, illegal mining activities have continued in the state, which has brewed into controversy with the recent announcement by the state government on generating N5bn from the sale of gold. Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle’s

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  • North: The silver lining through Zamfara gold - By
    North: The silver lining through Zamfara gold - By

    Oct 16, 2020 A mining survey report indicated that the federal government lost about N3.23 trillion equivalent to $9billion in revenue accruable from gold exports due to the activities of illegal miners across the country, including Zamfara in 2017

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  • Zamfara establishes its first gold reserve - Nairametrics
    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 Zamfara establishes its first gold reserve - Nairametrics The Governor disclosed that the gold was entirely mined and refined by local artisanal miners in the state

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  • Bandits Kill 22 At Zamfara Gold Mine - Politics - Nigeria
    Bandits Kill 22 At Zamfara Gold Mine - Politics - Nigeria

    Feb 27, 2021 Gunmen on Thursday evening killed at least 22 people in a raid on a gold mine near Sabuwar Tunga village in Dankurmi district of Maru local government area of Zamfara state. Residents told Daily Trust that the armed men had earlier invaded a nearby village called Koda with the intent of rustling cattle but met fierce resistance

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  • Zamfara Killings: All you need to know | Pulse Nigeria
    Zamfara Killings: All you need to know | Pulse Nigeria

    Apr 08, 2019 Zamfara is rich in gold. Unfortunately, mining gold in Zamfara is unstructured, largely informal and illegal. Artisans, most of whom are

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  • Bandits Kill 22 At Zamfara Gold Mine - Politics (2) - Nigeria
    Bandits Kill 22 At Zamfara Gold Mine - Politics (2) - Nigeria

    Feb 27, 2021 Bandits Kill 22 At Zamfara Gold Mine - Politics (2) - Nairaland. Nairaland Forum / Nairaland / General / Politics / Bandits Kill 22 At Zamfara Gold Mine (28182 Views) Zamfara Gold Mining: South-South Governors To Meet On Monday / Zamfara Gold: I Never Said FG Should Hands Off Rivers Oil - Wike / Zamfara Gold Must Be Shared By All

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  • Illegal Gold Mining in Zamfara - YouTube
    Illegal Gold Mining in Zamfara - YouTube

    The Advocate (Episode 23)Uche digs up an issue that some would clearly like buried: “Zamfara; Gold mining and undeclared proceeds”

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  • Insecurity: "Foreigners buying gold with arms from illegal
    Insecurity: "Foreigners buying gold with arms from illegal

    Aug 26, 2020 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. Matawalle, who raised the alarm after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the

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  • Zamfara Gold Mining: Niger Delta seeks amendment of
    Zamfara Gold Mining: Niger Delta seeks amendment of

    Dec 12, 2020 THE GUARDIAN Irked by the alleged double standard displayed by the Federal Government in the Zamfara gold mining saga, individuals and interest groups in the Niger Delta are, among other things, calling for an amendment to the Petroleum Act and the Mining Act. They also want in place, an equilibrating mechanism, where oil-bearing states in […]

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  • Nigeria’s South-South Governors Meet Monday over Gold
    Nigeria’s South-South Governors Meet Monday over Gold

    Nov 14, 2020 South-south states also want ‘artisanal’ mining of oil,” added the source. Delta State Governor, Dr.Ifeanyi Okowa, had last Wednesday expressed worry at “federal government’s apparent tacit endorsement of the decision of Zamfara State to assume exclusive right to solid minerals in the state, particularly the gold deposits.”

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  • Zamfara gold deposit belongs to federal government, not
    Zamfara gold deposit belongs to federal government, not

    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 […]

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  • Bandits relocating from Zamfara, Katsina to Kano gold
    Bandits relocating from Zamfara, Katsina to Kano gold

    Nov 01, 2021 Bandits relocating from Zamfara, Katsina to Kano gold mining camps. A senior security officer in Zamfara State has revealed that bandits escaping from

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  • The tragedy called Zamfara State, By Zainab Suleiman Okino
    The tragedy called Zamfara State, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

    1 day ago The Zamfara woes was in 2010 compounded by the led poison fiasco. At least 163 people including 111 children lost their lives. There is

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  • INVESTIGATION: No evidence planes drop arms for gold in
    INVESTIGATION: No evidence planes drop arms for gold in

    Mar 20, 2021 Interviews with locals, security agents, aviation experts, government officials, community leaders, an ex-bandit and persons involved in mining gold in Zamfara State have revealed that the claim that helicopters and jets fly in arms in exchange for gold in

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  • The tragic gold mining affair in Zamfara State | Pambazuka
    The tragic gold mining affair in Zamfara State | Pambazuka

    Sep 29, 2010 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

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  • Issues in Obasanjo’s letter to Clark
    Issues in Obasanjo’s letter to Clark

    Dec 30, 2021 However, in 2019, the Federal Government, through the Presidential Artisanal Gold Mining Development Initiative (PAGMI), permitted Zamfara State to control and manage gold mining activities in the

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  • In the Sahel and Burkina Faso, Mining Fuels Insecurity
    In the Sahel and Burkina Faso, Mining Fuels Insecurity

    Jan 12, 2022 Jessica Moody Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022. The residents of Solhan, a village in northeastern Burkina Faso, are painfully aware of the connection between artisanal mining and insecurity. Last June

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  • Niger Delta stakeholders react to gold mining and sale by
    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 Act 2007, which

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  • Illegal mining drives Nigeria’s rural banditry and local
    Illegal mining drives Nigeria’s rural banditry and local

    This mining of large untapped deposits of minerals in the area, especially gold, because of its strategic importance and economic value, is at the root of violent local conflict. The government’s ban of artisanal gold mining in Zamfara State and across the region and the deployment of the military to enforce the ban since April 2019 have

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

    Apr 25, 2019 Investigation has shown that gold mining in Zamfara is found in the local government areas of Maru, Anka, Talata Mafara, Bungudu, Bukkukyyum and Gusau and in Maru which houses two old gold mines. These are the Duki mine and old gold mine in Mararaba which is a two sub-parallel quartz veins system; while in Anka, there are another minor ones such as

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  • Zamfara’s Gold Veins Focus Of Unabated Violence
    Zamfara’s Gold Veins Focus Of Unabated Violence

    Jan 23, 2021 Zamfara lies in a geological area where one of the most important gold occurrences are found in Nigeria, with places such as Maru, Anka, Malele and Maradun local government areas at the heart of the gold-bearing quartz vein

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  • Video of mining site collapse NOT from Zamfara but Niger
    Video of mining site collapse NOT from Zamfara but Niger

    Nov 18, 2021 A TWITTER handle, Eons Intelligence, with the user ID @eonsintelligenc on Tuesday, November 9, shared a video of a collapsed mining site with the caption the incident happened in Zamfara state. “Just In: Over 100 miners are suspected of having been buried under the rubble in Zamfara gold mine collapse

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  • A HeAvy Price: lead poisoning and gold mining
    A HeAvy Price: lead poisoning and gold mining

    Zamfara is a mineral-rich state, with significant deposits of gold. The acute lead poisoning in Zamfara is a result of artisanal gold mining: small scale mining done with rudimentary tools

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  • APC links banditry in Zamfara to retired General
    APC links banditry in Zamfara to retired General

    Jan 04, 2022 *Alleges he owns 70% of mining sites By Ibrahim Hassan-Wuyo . The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara State has alleged that banditry in the state was perpetuated by activities going on in

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  • How Zamfara gold mining resurrected clamour for resource
    How Zamfara gold mining resurrected clamour for resource

    Nov 15, 2020 Going by the PAGMI arrangement, it is expected that the CBN will purchase gold from the ‘gold reserve’ of the Zamfara State government. The Federal Government had banned mining activities in Zamfara after illegal mining by artisanal miners was

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  • Zamfara gold: Threat to development and national
    Zamfara gold: Threat to development and national

    Apr 17, 2019 In Zamfara State there are gold occurrences in Maru which houses two old gold mines. These gold mines are the Duki mine, hosted by a shear zone traversing a quartzite-schist series, often

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  • The tragic gold mining affair in Zamfara State
    The tragic gold mining affair in Zamfara State

    Sep 29, 2010 Indeed the gold deposits in Zamfara State and the tantalite deposits in Kogi State have all been mined illegally. It is usually done by a ‘cartel’ that just shows up in these communities and begins to cart away the minerals in collaboration with ignorant and vulnerable community members

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  • Zamfara gold deposit belongs to federal
    Zamfara gold deposit belongs to federal

    Oct 12, 2020 Recently, Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara disclosed that Zamfara had partnered some investors to mine gold in the state, displaced illegal miners and organised local miners into cooperative groups under the Presidential Artisanal Gold Mining Development Initiative (PAGMI)

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  • Zamfara, go for gold - Punch Newspapers
    Zamfara, go for gold - Punch Newspapers

    At the centre of the larceny is Zamfara State, host to large gold deposits where illegal miners, artisans and smugglers rule the roost

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