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Developing the solid minerals sector Quick wins for the ...

focus on hydro, coal and natural gas. The roadmap for the development of the solid minerals sector further projects a 30% contribution by coal to the nation's power generating capacity. The support for coal mining has so far been to the extent of coal required as feed stock for the proposed coal fired power plants. However

COAL MINING IN NIGERIA; THE OPPORTUNITIES. « Foraminifera ...

Given the large deposits of brown coal in the tertiary sediments east and west of River Niger; Nigeria can cash in on foreign investors' technology to produce coal pellets for industrial use, coal briquettes for domestic use; that is, to replace firewood and fight back desert encroachment and extreme weather conditions in the Northern part of ...

Nigerian Coal | Incept Holdings Limited

Nigeria is located in West Africa with where coal was first discovered in 1909 near Udi in central eastern Nigeria. In 1950, the Nigerian Coal Corporation (NCC) was formed and given the responsibility for exploration, development and mining the coal resources, which is …

Geochemistry of acid mine drainage and pollution problems ...

Coal was first discovered in Nigeria in 1909 near Udi in Central Eastern Nigeria [10]. The Nigeria Coal Corporation formed in 1950 operated two underground coal mines; Okpara and Onyeama mines and two surface mines Orukpa and Okaba mines located on the eastern edge of the Anambra coal basin.

(PDF) A Review of Geology and Coal Mining In South Eastern ...

A Review of Geology and Coal Mining In South Eastern Nigeria: Implication for Sustainable National Development

Environmental impact assessment of coal mining at Enugu ...

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE PAPER Environmental impact assessment of coal mining at Enugu, Nigeria Princewill C. Ogbonnaa*, Emmanuel C. Nzegbulea and Paschal E. Okorieb aDepartment of Environmental Management and Toxicology, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, P.M.B. 7267 Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria; bDepartment of Forestry and Environmental Management, …

Spatio-Temporal Analysis Of Land Use Changes In South ...

The south-east geopolitical zone in Nigeria has witnessed rapid urban expansion due mainly to its location and position. The discovery of coal in the region near Enugu in the early 20th century around the Udi Plateau; led to the establishment of coal mining industry and subsidiary firms that acted as force towards the region's growth.

(PDF) Radiological Implications of Coal-Mining Activities ...

Maiganga coalfield is a newly discovered coal deposit in the north-eastern Nigeria that is currently receiving considerable attention from coal stakeholders. The deposit is also a prime target for ...

Enugu Commemorates 70th Anniversary Of Massacred Miners ...

Historical Importance Of Coal Mining In Nigeria. Coal generated lots of revenue for Nigeria between the years 1916 and 1970 when it was one of Nigeria's major revenue earners. In the south eastern part of the country exploration of the mineral began proper in present day Enugu State in 1909, with production at the mines in Onyeama, Ogbete ...

CiteSeerX — Geological Modelling And Resource Estimation ...

CiteSeerX - Document Details (Isaac Councill, Lee Giles, Pradeep Teregowda): ABSTRACT: There is no doubt that one of the oldest industries in the history of man is coal mining industries. In Nigeria, coal mining can be traced to Ogbete coal mine in Enugu as far back as 1916. Today's mining engineers are the link between production and technical services by determining the direction the ...

List of Solid Minerals in Nigeria and their Locations

Coal was first discovered in 1909 in the South Eastern state of Enugu in Nigeria and it's exploration began at Ogbete Mine in 1916. This coal of Nigeria happens to be among the best coal in the globe because of it's low sulphur and ash content which resulted in an ecofriendly coal.

Dump Truck Body for Coal and Mineral Mining Market Size In ...

10.1 Future Forecast of the Global Dump Truck Body for Coal and Mineral Mining Market from 2021-2026 Segment by Region 10.2 Global Dump Truck Body for Coal and Mineral Mining …

NIGERIA: Wise men in the east

But long before Okpara, eastern Nigeria was the cradle of coal mining. "Enugu was originally a normal agrarian zone, before coal and then the advent of the miners who organised the government around the mining sector," explains Sam Nwobodo, Enugu State's commissioner of commerce and industry.

Remembering Margaret Ekpo and the Enugu strike massacre ...

In November 1949, a labour union dispute was raised by the Nigeria Africa Mineworkers Union at the British-owned Enugu Colliery, which had coal mines in …

[PDF] Influence of mine drainage on water quality along ...

DOI: 10.5897/AJEST09.146 Corpus ID: 97526037. Influence of mine drainage on water quality along River Nyaba in Enugu South-Eastern Nigeria @article{Nganje2010InfluenceOM, title={Influence of mine drainage on water quality along River Nyaba in Enugu South-Eastern Nigeria}, author={T. Nganje and C. I. Adamu and E. Ntekim and A. Ugbaja and P. Neji and E. Nfor}, journal={African Journal of ...

Eastern Region, Nigeria - WikiMili, The Best Wikipedia Reader

The Eastern Region was an administrative region in Nigeria, dating back originally from the division of the colony Southern Nigeria in 1954. Its first capital was Calabar.The capital was later moved to Enugu and the second capital was Umuahia.The region was officially divided in 1967 into three new states, the East-Central State, South-Eastern State. ...

Environmental and Health Implications of Coal Mining at ...

The Nigerian Coal Corporation (NCC) formed in 1950 operated two underground mines, Okpara and Onyemeama, and two surface mines, Orukpa and Okaba, which are located on the Eastern edge of the Anambra Coal Basin . Most of these coal deposits were exploited for use as fuel and for export.

An in-depth look at the current state of mining in Nigeria

An in-depth analysis on mining in Nigeria. By Guest Contributor. Oct 27, 2020. The economy in Nigeria has been growing slowly since the oil price slump of 2014. Since then, volatility of global oil prices has negatively impacted growth performance. …

(PDF) Adsorption Study of Particle Sizes of Maiganga Coal ...

Chemistry of Maiganga Coal Deposit, Upper Benue Trough, North Eastern Nigeria. Journal of Geosciences and Geomatics, 2(3): 80-84 DOI: 10.12691/jgg-2-3-2. 4. MAINA, B., KACHALLA, A. & COMFORT, C.A. (2016). Impact of Coal Mining on the Environment in Maiganga Community of Akko Local Government, Gombe State, Nigeria. Global Journal of Human-Social ...

The Brief History Of Coal Mine In Enugu - Politics - Nigeria

The valley and its coal mines are reposed in the south-western outskirts of Enugu City, capital of Enugu State in Eastern Nigeria. Visible from 9th Mile road is the small dingy enclave that developed as a result of coal mining in the locality and is located at the mouth of the Iva Valley, and can be seen sprawling up the steep valley walls.

Brief History of 'Coal Mine' in Enugu – How Nigeria News

The valley and its coal mines are reposed in the south-western outskirts of Enugu City, capital of Enugu State in Eastern Nigeria. Visible from 9th Mile road is the small dingy enclave that developed as a result of coal mining in the locality and is located at the mouth of the Iva Valley, and can be seen sprawling up the steep valley walls.

Enugu State - Wikipedia

Geography. Enugu State is one of the states in the eastern part of Nigeria located at the foot of the Udi Plateau. The state shares borders with Abia State and Imo State to the south, Ebonyi State to the east, Benue State to the northeast, Kogi State to the northwest and Anambra State to the west.. Enugu, the capital city of Enugu State, is on the railroad from Port Harcourt, 150 miles (240 km ...

Explaining inter-ethnic harmony in Enugu city, South ...

Coal mining started by mid-1915 and a railway line linking Enugu with the coast at what later became Port Harcourt was completed by the end of 1915. This was primarily for the transport of mined coal. ... From Eastern Nigeria: 87% (Coastal tribes, such as Calabar, etc. – 2%; Igbo – 85%) (Hair 1954:3).

In 1964 the World Bank named Eastern Nigeria the fastest ...

Above 60 per cent of Nigeria's cassava was produced in Eastern Nigeria. By 1964, garri, yam and palm oil from Eastern Nigeria were sold in South Africa, Great Britain and the United States. Coal mining had reached commercial production and Eastern Nige­ria had started making money from Nige­ria's coal …

Coal Deposits in Nigeria, West Africa with their Locations ...

The Discovery of Coal, Mining, and Trading in Nigeria. The first coal was discovered in Nigeria far back in the year 1909 in the southeastern part of the country, at a specific location called Udi Ridge in Enugu state. It was discovered by Albert Kitson, a British mines engineer who had been searching for silver mineral deposits.

News24.com | Coal mining goes green: Eskom suppliers ...

Eskom itself is trying to transition away from coal to renewables. "Eskom continues to explore means to lower the cost of coal supplied to its power stations, and this investment allows it to advantage of the low cost of photovoltaic power," De Ruyter said. Solar photovoltaic panels are expected to be erected at some of the mines and Eskom sites.

A serological survey for leptospirosis in the Enugu area ...

A serological examination of sera from 661 human volunteers in various occupations comprising 248 coal miners, 138 butchers and abattoir workers, 213 local farmers and 62 hospital laboratory personnel from various communities in Enugu and environs of eastern Nigeria was undertaken between January 1990 and March 1991.

List of South-East States in Nigeria - PunchyInfo

Enugu is popularly known as the coal city. In the colonial era, coal was regularly shipped to Enugu from Britain and the area was widely known for its coal mining activities. Imo. Last but not the least is Imo state, another igbo-speaking state in South Eastern Nigeria. This state is one of the oldest states in Nigeria and it was created in 1976.

‪Izuchukwu Ignatius Obiadi‬ - ‪Google Scholar‬

Effects of coal mining on the water resources in the communities hosting the Iva Valley and Okpara Coal Mines in Enugu State, Southeast Nigeria. ... Assessment of pollution status of lower Niger drainage area, south-eastern Nigeria using heavy metals. CM Okolo, BEB Akudinobi, II Obiadi, EI Okoyeh.

COAL ATLAS - Nigeria

Outside the traditional coal areas in Eastern Nigeria, coal is also found in Kogi State. Okobo, a small town in Enjema District of Ankpa Local Gov-ernment Area, has reserves of up to 380 million tonnes of coal. Abiodun Baiyewu-Teru, Executive Director at Global Rights Nigeria, describes the hu-man rights perspective of coal mining in Nigeria.

Appraisal of the Economic Geology of Nigerian Coal Resources

Coal mining commenced in Nigeria in 1916 at Enugu in a drift mine. But total dependence on oil and oil-derived foreign exchange in planning the nation's economy resulted in the relegation of coal to the background. Prior to the discovery of oil at Oloibiri in Bayelsa State in 1956, coal played a significant role in Nigeria's economic ...

Mining sector in Nigeria key to economic turnaround

The COVID-19 pandemic is a wake-up call that Nigeria needs to stop relying on oil to drive its economy. This is the view of ARC. OLAMILEKAN ADEGBITE, Minister of Mines and Steel Development of Nigeria, who told audience members during a recent Nigeria Mining Week webinar session hosted in partnership with Mining Review Africa that the country needs to focus on building the country's mining ...

Radiometric and Radiogenic Heat Evaluation of Natural ...

Enugu State in Southeast Nigeria is characterized by high concentration of solid minerals that include coal, limestone, granite, shale, ironstone, sandstone, bitumen, silica, gypsum, kaolin, clay etc. Mining of these solid minerals by illegal miners (community members) and licensed commercial miners is on the increase in recent time.

IJIH - International Journal of Intangible Heritage :: Article

International Journal of Intangible Heritage.The International Journal of Intangible Heritage was first published in 2006 in response to the rapidly growing academic and professional interests in the intangible heritage, particularly following the widespread ratification by States in all parts of the world of UNESCO's 2003 Intangible Heritage Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible ...

(PDF) Coal Sector Revitalization, Community Memory, and ...

Background to the Coal Industry in Nigeria Coal is said to have been discovered unexpectedly in Enugu-Ngwo in 1909 by Albert Ernst Kitson, a colonial British mining engineer attached to the Mineral Survey of Southern Nigeria.43 He was seated on the head carriage of carriers when suddenly he spotted a sub-bituminous coal outcrop.44 After this ...

HISTORY: The History of Coal in Nigeria | Heinrich Böll ...

Coal was first discovered in Nigeria in 1909 at the Udi Ridge in Enugu by a British mines engineer, Albert Kitson. Kitson had been prospecting for silver. By 1914, the year of Nigeria's amalgamation, the first consignment of coal made its way to the United Kingdom from the newly created ports at Port Harcourt.