Special Political and Decolonization Committee


Ankan Roy

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Mining rights acts as a very important factor to the history of Nigeria. The European countries when in control focused on mining and laborers worked day and night for getting minerals. The mining also led to several conflicts during the colonization between South African countries such as Nigeria itself. Mining plays a major role in the economy of Nigeria the availability of minerals acts a strong point for the countries development. The Nigerian Minerals and Mining Act 2007 ("the Act") was passed into law on March 16, 2007 to repeal the Minerals and Mining Act, No. 34 of 1999 for the purposes of regulating the exploration and exploitation of solid materials in Nigeria. This pap...

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