Nigeria to launch National Gold Purchase Scheme 

“The National Gold Purchase Scheme is meant to accredit 10,000 artisans miners in five states; shore up our gold reserves as the CBN purchases the refined gold under the Federal Gold Reserve Treasury Scheme; produce 175,000 ounces of gold per annum, and increase the earnings from Gold by N53 billion thus boosting our sector’s contribution […]

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GEF, other financiers commit  $180mn to reform artisanal gold mining sector in eight countries

LONDON, 18 February, 2019 – Urgent action is needed to protect millions of men, women and children exposed to toxic levels of mercury through gold production every year, according to the backers of a new USD 180 million programme to reform the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASGM) sector. “From smartphones to wedding rings, gold passes […]

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