2 Mar 2020
The Minister of Agriculture, Sabo Nanono, has urged the Nigerian youths and farmers to take advantage of the continued border closure to explore the goldmine in agriculture.
21 Feb 2020
The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone ‘A’, has intercepted some foreign parboiled rice concealed in gas cylinders and smuggled into the country from the Benin Republic.
22 Dec 2019
A group of Europeans sat around a table with an inaccurate map of Africa and began to share out the pieces of the map.
18 Nov 2019
The closure of some of the Nigerian borders has led to the increase in food prices and subsequently pushed up annual inflation in the country. The National Bureau of Statistics monthly report released on Monday showed that annual inflation was 11.61% in October, up from 11.24% in September, indicating the highest rate since May 2018.…
16 Nov 2019
Mr. Ayodele Akinwunmi, an economist in the Corporate Banking Department of FSDH Merchant Bank Limited, spoke to CHIJIOKE NELSON on the current closure of Nigeria’s land border, which he said though temporary, but must be reviewed urgently to stem the growing tide of economic losses and insecurity in the country
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…
13 Nov 2019
Stakeholders in the economy have listed critical conditions that the Federal Government must meet for Nigeria to enjoy the full benefits of the border closure.
6 Nov 2019
The Federal Government, through some of its agencies, have recorded some gains in the fight to curb smuggling across the country’s land borders, especially for commodities like rice and petrol. With this success comes a huge cost to the country and several businesses in terms of revenue loss.
1 Nov 2019
The atmosphere of the Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS), Lagos, was different yesterday with last-minute preparations as the 31st edition of the Lagos International Trade Fair begins today. The fair, which is being promoted by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), will hold from November 1 to 10
29 Oct 2019
The Federal Government’s decision to shut the nation’s land borders against neigbouring countries will remain, despite any short-term losses, until they ratify Nigeria’s proposed anti-smuggling policy, according to Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Godwin Emefiele.
21 Oct 2019
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed says ” there is no gain without pain”, Nigerians must endure the temporary effects of the closure of the border to reap the attendant's benefits.