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16 Nov 2019
Tayo Orekoya is a professional accountant. He qualified as a chartered accountant in 1989 and became a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) in 2003.
15 Nov 2019
Nigeria, the Republic of Benin and Niger have agreed to establish a joint border police to check the influx of foreign goods into West Africa's largest market. The three countries said in a joint communique in Abuja on Thursday evening that the joint patrol team will comprise "the police, customs, immigration, navy and state security…
15 Nov 2019
Operators in Nigeria’s capital market have said that the decision of the Federal Government to shut the nation’s land borders is yielding positive economic results, They however, urged economic managers to check rising...
13 Nov 2019
The Joint Border Security Drill also known as operation ‘Swift Response’ says it has so far seized items worth N2.9 billion since the partial border closure.
8 Nov 2019
Nigerians doing business in Ghana have been asked to quit their shops by Thursday, November 14, 2019, or be forcibly evicted in apparent retaliation against the Federal Government’s closure of the borders.
7 Nov 2019
The Nigerian government has banned the supply of petroleum products to filling stations at least 20 kilometres away from all borders. "The Comptroller-General of Customs of has directed that henceforth no petroleum products no matter the tank size is permitted to be discharged in any filling station within 20 kilometres to the Border," Augustine Chidi,…
4 Nov 2019
Nigerians and their neighbours are to wait till January 2020 or beyond for the land borders to be reopened for businesses. The new development may have dashed the hopes of entrepreneurs in the West African region who were optimistic that the Federal Government would end the exercise before Christmas.
3 Nov 2019
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the extension of the closure of Nigeria’s land borders to January 31, 2020. "I am directed to inform you that it is observed that despite the overwhelming success of the operation, particularly the security and economic benefits to the nation, a few strategic objectives are yet to be achieved," an…
2 Nov 2019
Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, says if the closure of the land borders is sustained for the next two years, the issue of insurgency, banditry and kidnapping will be eradicated.
30 Oct 2019
For the nation to optimally benefit from the border closure, the Federal Government has been urged to make the seaports more efficient and facilitate the installation of cargo scanners.
30 Oct 2019
The Federal Government’s recent closure of its land borders with some neighbouring countries in the West Coast deserves some deconstruction – for the purpose of understanding its import at this time.
28 Oct 2019
The Central Bank of Nigeria's governor, Godwin Emefiele, said the closure of Nigeria's land borders has helped create "jobs," justifying a move that has not only impacted the economies of the country's neighbours. "So when you asked, what is the benefit, the benefit of the border closure on the economy of Nigeria, I just used…


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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has raised its forecast on Nigeria’s output growth this year to 2.7 per cent, from 2.6 per cent projected in October.
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