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Gold causes lead poisoning in the children of Zamfara

Largest known outbreak of lead poisoning in history happened in Africa Zamfara State northern Nigeria. Zamfara State is rich in many minerals, including gold and many villagers started mining gold to make money. Children in both villages had dangerous levels of lead in their blood.

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Nigeria Bans Mining in Zamfara After Rise in Violence

Apr 08, 2019Authorities has said that the move is part of the government's attempts at bringing peace to Zamfara State. It is reported that the violence and killings have been fuelled by the mining of gold

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Nigeria suspends mining, orders foreigners out of Zamfara

Mining activities have been suspended with foreigners ordered out of Zamfara state in northwest Nigeria by the federal government. The state is currently enmeshed in bandits-led killings that have left hundreds dead with several communities displaced, provoking a huge protest on

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Dangerous and lucrative—The gold rush in Nigeria's Zamfara

The gold rush here in Zamfara State emerged in 2009, after a spike in the price of gold. Subsistence farmers that barely survived on $1 or $2 a day could suddenly make $15 or more every day. Miners say this money is the difference between just staying alive and having some money for

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Nigeria Lead poisoning crisis in Zamfara State Doctors

There has been gold mining in Zamfara state, northern Nigeria, for decades, but until recently it was not widespread or profitable. Since 2009, the price of gold has appreciated substantially, from around US$800 per ounce, to US$1,653 (May 2012). This has resulted in a renewed interest in mining in Zamfara state.

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WHO Nigeria mass lead poisoning from mining activities

Nigeria mass lead poisoning from mining activities, Zamfara State 7 July 2010 A major outbreak of lead poisoning in children has been occurring in Zamfara State, Nigeria since at least March 2010, related to the processing of lead-rich ore for the extraction of gold.

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Zamfara gold deposits offer us the opportunity to kill two

By Ayo Akinfe This week, two serious issues have been in the news bordering on insecurity in Nigeria. The first has been that some repentant members of Boko Haram have been recruited into the Nigerian Army and the other is that gold mining in Zamfara State has fuelled the ongoing banditry there.

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Nigeria suspends mining in Zamfara state after banditry

Apr 08, 2019Nigeria has suspended mining in the restive north-western state of Zamfara, a presidential aide and the police chief said on Sunday, amid concerns that illegal miners were connected to a surge in banditry. The suspension underscores the breakdown of

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Zamfara Violence Nigerian govt bans mining activities in

The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced a total ban on mining activities in Zamfara State and its environs. The decision is part of fresh measures to restore peace to the state bedevilled

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Nigeria suspends mining in Zamfara state after banditry surges

Apr 07, 2019Nigeria has suspended mining in the restive northwestern state of Zamfara, a presidential aide and the police chief said on Sunday, amid concerns that illegal miners were connected to a surge in banditry. The federal government has ordered the suspension of all mining activities in Zamfara State

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() Lead and Mercury Contamination Associated with

Lead and Mercury Contamination Associated with Artisanal Gold Mining in Anka, Zamfara State, North Western Nigeria The Continued Unabated Zamfara Lead Poisoning.

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Nigerian Gold Miners Seek the Right to Mine Voice of

There is literally gold in the ground under and around many villages in Zamfara State, in northern Nigeria. And since the price of gold has spiked, many local people have been digging without a

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Nigeria suspends mining in Zamfara state after banditry

ABUJA, April 7 (Reuters) Nigeria has suspended mining in the restive northwestern state of Zamfara, a presidential aide and the police chief said on Sunday, amid concerns that illegal miners

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GOLD MINING IN ZAMFARA AND OIL EXPLORATION IN

Home featured Nigeria GOLD MINING IN ZAMFARA AND OIL EXPLORATION IN EASTERN REGION. GOLD MINING IN ZAMFARA AND OIL EXPLORATION IN EASTERN REGION. at 094400 featured, Nigeria, It was a few days ago that a disagreement broke out among the indigenous people in Zamfara state, that scuffle led to the exposure of the age-long secret of the much

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The Killing In Zamfara Could Be Linked With The Secret

Jul 04, 2019The deaths in Zamfara State could be linked with the secret mining and stealing of Gold in the state, Illegal minerals mining in Nigeria's Zamfara State sheds light on the problems posed by extractive industries in developing countries. While the revenue potential is huge, federal oversight has been weak and international support is ambiguous.

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Heavy Metal Pollution The Environmental Impact of

Lead and Mercury Contamination Associated with Artisanal Gold Mining in Anka, Zamfara State, North Western Nigeria The Continued Unabated Zamfara Lead Poisoning By Uriah Lar Mercury, Cadmium and Nickel Contamination Levels in Water Samples of Bagega Artisanal Gold Mining Communities The Environmental Health Importance.

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Heavy Metal Pollution The Environmental Impact of

Approach Soil samples from the artisanal gold mining sites of Awwal and Bagega villages in Kebbi and Zamfara states of Nigeria were collected and analyzed for heavy and other elements by X-Ray

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Top politicians, traditional rulers fueling insecurity to

- A group says the the rising cases of banditry, kidnapping and killings ravaging the state is the handiwork of prominent people The group specifically stated that politicians benefiting from illegal gold mining in Zamfara were the ones sponsoring the endless unrest in the area

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Nigeria suspends mining in Zamfara state after banditry surges

Nigeria has suspended mining in the restive northwestern state of Zamfara, a presidential aide and the police chief said on Sunday, amid concerns that illegal miners were connected to a surge in

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Zamfara Small scale businesses affected by mining ban

- The president of the miners association also said that it is difficult to determine the quantity of gold coming from Zamfara because of secret mining activities Alhaji Mukhtar Ahmad Lugga, the Zamfara state commissioner for environment, has said that those who are affected by the mining ban are small scale businesses and not mega businesses

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Hours after protest, IGP announces ban on mining in

Illegal gold mining could be responsible for the violence in Zamfara. ACTING Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has announced a ban on mining activities in Zamfara State following reports that it could be the reason for increased insecurity in the state.

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Nigeria Suspends Mining in Zamfara State After Banditry

Apr 07, 2019ABUJA (Reuters) Nigeria has suspended mining in the restive northwestern state of Zamfara, a presidential aide and the police chief said on Sunday, amid concerns that

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Lure for gold ore fuels child deaths in Zamfara MINING.COM

The tide of deaths of infants and young children from an outbreak of lead poisoning in Zamfara State, in North West Nigeria did not come like a thief in the night. The stage had been set for the

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Zamfara Killings All you need to know Pulse Nigeria

Zamfara is rich in gold. Unfortunately, mining gold in Zamfara is unstructured, largely informal and illegal. Artisans, most of whom are unskilled, are in charge of the extraction, purification

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Nigeria Zamfara Ban Puts 300 Mining Firms Out of Business

Apr 29, 2019The federal government decision to ban all mining activities in Zamfara state over the violent attacks by bandits will drive away thousands of artisan workers registered under

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Zamfara, Go For Gold Punch News Analysis

The federal and state governments need to restructure the mining of gold, recover it from illegal miners and bandits to enrich their depleted treasuries. 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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The Destitution of Mine Workers Creating Another Zamfara

Jun 25, 2019Zuru has also several gold mining sites. There are also mines in other emirates of the State. When all these are tallied, it is probable that close to 100,000 people who are living off mining related activities in the State. Apart from the revenue that the State gets, this is thus one of its largest employment sectors.

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How Illegal Gold Mining Fuels Banditry In Zamfara

Zamfara State has gold in commercial quantity, just like you have it in South Africa. The difference is that while South Africa government owns the gold mines and then also issues license to companies prospecting for gold, South Africa government as well earns dollar revenue from the export of gold

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'Illegal Mining' Responsible For Zamfara Killings Ex-DSS

Dec 27, 2018A former Assistant Director of the Department of State Services (DSS), Mr Dennis Amachree, has attributed the major cause of killings in Zamfara

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The not so shiny gold in Zamfara Citizen NG

It is sad to see that a state such as Zamfara, richly blessed in gold deposits could also be one of the poorest states in Nigeria, not only has gold mining in Zamfara not contributed to the economic condition of the state, it has also been the prime cause to the insecurity in many parts of the state and the gold being mined is now popularly

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