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

    Dec 08, 2021 According to him, lead poisoning was discovered by Medicines Sans Frontiers during routine immunization exercise in some mining villages of the southwest of Zamfara State in 2010. “It was reported

  • Zamfara Develops Action Plan For Artisanal Gold Mining
    Zamfara Develops Action Plan For Artisanal Gold Mining

    Dec 07, 2021 The Zamfara Government says it is developing an action plan for artisanal mining and mineral processing to eliminate incident of lead poisoning in the state. Alhaji Kabiru Balarabe, Secretary to the State Government, stated this on Tuesday in Gusau, at the inauguration of a three-day workshop on prevention and control of lead poisoning associated with artisanal gold

  • 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

  • Zamfara mining disaster: Still a human rights debacle
    Zamfara mining disaster: Still a human rights debacle

    Aug 07, 2012 The recent tragic events that led to the death of over 450 children from lead poisoning in Zamfara State, for instance, brings to stark focus, the negative environmental impacts of mining on

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

    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”The Secretary to the State Government said that the state government has taken necessary steps to prevent the reoccurrence of the painful experience of 2010, notably organizing the artisanal

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

    Apr 25, 2019 Gold mining in Zamfara state has became a source of income not only to some persons in the state but thousands of people from neighbouring states like Sokoto, Kebbi, Katsina and Kaduna. However, findings reveal that gold mining activities kicked-started properly in the state between 2008 and 2010 by some local miners

  • Zamfara develops action plan for artisanal gold mining
    Zamfara develops action plan for artisanal gold mining

    Dec 08, 2021 “The disaster brought gold mining in Zamfara to the global spotlight, particularly artisanal mining, which is dominant activity in our communities,” he said. According to him, the event will complement series of efforts by the state government and groups in tackling multiple health issues associated with lead poisoning in mining communities

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

    Jan 04, 2022 READ ALSO: ZAMFARA BANDITRY: Retired General in trouble for defying gold mining ban He said the security agencies should investigate “why we never hear any fracas between these miners and the

  • Zamfara gold mining: Niger Delta seeks amendment
    Zamfara gold mining: Niger Delta seeks amendment

    Dec 12, 2020 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

  • 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

  • Environmental Remediation to Address Childhood Lead
    Environmental Remediation to Address Childhood Lead

    Background: From 2010 through 2013, integrated health and environmental responses addressed an unprecedented epidemic lead poisoning in Zamfara State, northern Nigeria. Artisanal gold mining caused widespread contamination resulting in the deaths of 400 children. Socioeconomic, logistic, and security challenges required remediation and medical protocols

  • Zamfara gold fuels fresh agitation in Niger Delta | The
    Zamfara gold fuels fresh agitation in Niger Delta | The

    Oct 17, 2020 ”A Matawale can mine and sell gold and make revenue for Zamfara state, but a Wike cannot drill crude and sell to generate revenue for Rivers state

  • Nigeria: Terrorists Strike Again in Zamfara State, Kidnap
    Nigeria: Terrorists Strike Again in Zamfara State, Kidnap

    Jan 12, 2022 Terrorists went on kidnapping spree in Zamfara State again, abducting 12 people including two foreigners. The kidnaps came barely a week after over 200 people were killed and some decapitated in Anka and Bukkuyyum Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the same Zamfara State. Sources disclosed to PREMIUM TIMES that the

  • Lessons from Abimbo gold mine accident
    Lessons from Abimbo gold mine accident

    Jan 07, 2022 Gunmen kill 30 in Nigeria's Zamfara. Explosion in China’s Chongqing kills 16: state media ... that artisanal gold mining is a significant source of

  • Linking Geological and Health Sciences to Assess Childhood
    Linking Geological and Health Sciences to Assess Childhood

    Jun 01, 2013 Brown M and Woolf A (2022) Zamfara gold mining lead poisoning disaster—Nigeria, Africa, 2010 History of Modern Clinical Toxicology, 10.1016/B978-0-12-822218-8.00012-0, (97-107), . Schwartz F , Lee S and Darrah T (2021) A Review of the Scope of Artisanal and Small‐Scale Mining Worldwide, Poverty, and the Associated Health Impacts

  • How illegal mining is driving local conflicts in Nigeria
    How illegal mining is driving local conflicts in Nigeria

    Jun 16, 2020 The government's ban of artisanal gold mining in Zamfara State and across the region, and the deployment of soldiers to enforce the

  • Children, women as endangered species in the 'world's
    Children, women as endangered species in the 'world's

    Apr 24, 2015 Apart from child rights abuses, GR, in its own “fact note on the human rights and governance failure in the gold mining disaster,” also documented other infractions being committed against the

  • 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

  • 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 […]

  • UNPRECEDENTED LEAD POISONING OUTBREAK IN ZAMFARA
    UNPRECEDENTED LEAD POISONING OUTBREAK IN ZAMFARA

    More than 17,000 villagers were poisoned and 400-500 young children died from conducting artisanal gold mining. Socio-economic, logistic, and security challenges in these remote villages required a response undertaken within the context of

  • Environmental Effect of Lead Combination of Mining
    Environmental Effect of Lead Combination of Mining

    WHO and multiple partners have positioned that, resolving the Zamfara lead poisoning disaster requires coordinated and integrated medical intervention, environmental remediation and establishment of safer mining and processing methods [1,3]. Consequently, there is the need for long term engagement on the part of leaders and authorities at

  • 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

  • Banditry: FG declares Zamfara no-fly zone to stop ‘gold
    Banditry: FG declares Zamfara no-fly zone to stop ‘gold

    Mar 03, 2021 The federal government on Monday declared Zamfara State a ‘no-fly zone’ to halt the swap of gold for arms by armed bandits, other criminals and illegal gold miners in the state, the Presidency and security sources told Daily Trust Tuesday night.. It also banned gold mining in the state even though this is not the first time it is taking this decision on mining

  • Living on Earth: Lead Poisoning from Gold Mining
    Living on Earth: Lead Poisoning from Gold Mining

    Apr 13, 2012 In the Nigerian state of Zamfara, a gold boom has led to a medical disaster with more than 400 children dead from lead poisoning and thousands sickened. Jane Cohen of Human Rights Watch tells host Bruce Gellerman why so many children were exposed

  • 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

  • Zamfara Gold Mining: South-South Governors To Meet On
    Zamfara Gold Mining: South-South Governors To Meet On

    Nov 16, 2020 Zamfara Gold Mining: South-South Governors To Meet On Monday – It has now been confirmed that the six governors of the South- south region will meet in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Monday, under the umbrella of the Forum of South-South Governors, to discuss issues around the mining of gold in Zamfara State. A source close to one of the governors told

  • 700 children die of lead poisoning in eight Zamfara
    700 children die of lead poisoning in eight Zamfara

    Oct 12, 2021 Seven hundred children in eight Zamfara Communities have died of lead poisoning since it was discovered eleven years ago. Medicines Sans Frontiers known as Doctors without borders in April 2010, discovered an outbreak of lead poisoning associated with artisanal gold mining in Bukkuyum and Anka Local Government Areas. More than four hundred young