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  • Brief History of ‘Coal Mine’ in Enugu How Nigeria News

    Historically coal mine started in Enugu when the first European settlers arrived in the area in 1909, led by a British mining engineer, Albert Kitson. Who, in his quest for silver, discovered coal, by serendipidity, in the Udi Ridge? Colonial Governor of Nigeria Frederick Lugard took keen interest in the discovery, and by 1914 the first shipment of coal was made to Britain. As mining activities increased in

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  • The Brief History Of Coal Mine In Enugu Politics Nigeria

    Historically coal mine started in Enugu when the first European settlers arrived in the area in 1909, led by a British mining engineer, Albert Kitson. Who, in his quest for silver, discovered coal, by serendipidity, in the Udi Ridge?

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  • Coal mining in Enugu district, Nigeria EJAtlas

    08.01.2021· In the south eastern part of the country, mining exploration began in present day Enugu State in 1909, with production at the mines in Onyeama, Ogbete, Iva Valley and Okpara climbing from 25, 511 tons in1916 to an estimated 583,422 tons before a decline set in during the Nigerian Civil War which started in 1967 and ended 1970. At the end of the war, most parts of the South

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  • DR RAPHAEL JAMES' BLOG: HOW COAL WAS DISCOVERED

    Dr Raphael James standing in front of the remains of the first coal mine in Enugu The Onyema mine : The discovery of coal in Udi, Eastern Nigeria, by the British Geological Expedition in 1909 was accidental. The expedition had gone out to the hills to explore for silver which was not found. On their way back, the geologists saw a ten-year old boy on the fringe of a thick forest. He had under

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  • Johnpaul: The Brief history of coal mine in Enugu

    Mining of coal in Enugu really started in 1916 with the Ogbete mine and later other mines like the Ribadu, Onyeama and Okpara mines were opened up. During the civil war there was establishment of coal mine at Odagbor better known as Okaba coal that became the Nigeria Coal Corporation while the one in Enugu was known as Biafra Coal Corporation but at the end of the war, the two merged.

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  • History Of Coal Mining In Enugu, Nigeria

    Coal mining commenced in Nigeria in 1916 at Enugu in a drift mine. in planning the nation's economy resulted in the relegation of coal to the background. Read more The Dialectics of Colonial Labour Control Books and Journals

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  • From 1909: Sad tale of Enugu coal industry Vanguard News

    30.03.2016· South-East Voice findings showed that mining of coal in Enugu started in 1916 at the Ogbete mine; other mines like the Ribadu, Onyeama and Okpara were subsequently opened.

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  • HISTORY: The History of Coal in Nigeria Heinrich Böll

    A study by the Journal of Environmental Science and Technology on the effects of mine drainage on water bodies, specifically looking at coal mining in Enugu concluded that “the quality of the water is significantly influenced by acidic mine drainage and its impact on human health could be severe.” There are currently over 22 redundant coal mines around Nigeria, four of which were fully

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  • Nigerian Coal Corporation Wikipedia

    In 1909, coal was discovered in Enugu, Nigeria. The Ogbete drift mine opened six years later. The Ogbete mine's operations and others in the country were merged into a new corporation in 1950: The Nigerian Coal Corporation. The NCC was tasked with exploiting coal resources, and held a monopoly on coal and coke mining, production, and sales until 1999.

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