a series of lead poisonings in zamfara state, nigeria, led to the deaths of at least 163 people between march and june 2010, including 111 children. nigerian federal ministry of health figures, state the discovery of 355 cases with 46 percent proving fatal. this is one of the many lead poisoning epidemics with low and middle income countries.
the economy of nigeria is a middle-income, mixed economy and emerging market, with expanding manufacturing, financial, service, communications, technology and entertainment sectors. it is ranked as the 27th-largest economy in the world in terms of nominal gdp , and the 22nd-largest in terms of purchasing power parity .
the nigerian building and road research institute nbrri is a government of nigeria institute responsible for researching and developing road and building materials for the nigerian building industry. the institute is under the federal ministry of science and technology of nigeria.
smoking in nigeria is prohibited in public places and is punishable by a fine of not less than n200 and not exceeding n1000 or to imprisonment to a term of not less than one month and not exceeding two years or to both a fine and imprisonment. in nigeria, the anti-tobacco communities are at the forefront of ensuring smoke-free public places.
the key environmental issues in the niger delta of nigeria relate to its petroleum and industry.. the delta covers 20,000 km² within wetlands of 70,000 km² formed primarily by sediment deposition. home to 20 million people and 40 different ethnic groups, this floodplain makes up 7.5% of nigeria's total land mass. it is the largest wetland and maintains the third-largest drainage basin in africa.
the nigerian coal corporation ncc is a nigerian parastatal corporation responsible for mining and selling coal. it is based in enugu. 2 production problems and decline of coal. 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 .
the state mining and prospecting corporation, the national company for mineral research and exploration société nationale de recherches et d'exploitations minières , was established in 1967. as a result of the government's decentralization policy, the company was restructured in 1983 into separate production and distribution entities.