Coal, Lignite and Coke Mining in Nigeria Coal was first discovered in 1909 and the industry thrived for some years before the Civil War. Prior to the mining industry's privatisation, the Nigerian Coal Corporation held the monopoly on mining, processing and selling coal, lignite and coke products.
World of Coke Information About Coke Coke is a fuel with few impurities and a high carbon content and it is used when purity and high carbon content is desired. Coke is used worldwide in blast furnaces. Coke is used most often in making metals. Coke, is a hard gray fuel.