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Navy arrests 24 persons with 1,831 bags of smuggled rice in Akwa Ibom
Nigerian Navy, Forward Operating Base (FOB), Ibaka, Mbo Council Area of Akwa Ibom State has said it arrested 24 persons and seized 1,831 bags of smuggled rice from them
Navy hands over MT Maro to steel company for recycling
The Forward Operating Base, FORMOSO, Nigeria Navy, has handed over a grounded seized vessel, MT Maro as scrap to a steel company to dismantle and recycle. The Navy seized the grounded vessel after its crew members were arrested for involvement in illegal bunkering since 2014.
Porous borders, unending rice smuggling weighs on local production
Notwithstanding all efforts to promote local production of rice in the country, the protracted smuggling of the commodity appears to have grown to the extent of dominating the market, just as it suck away the foreign exchange by way of capital flight. Rice is actually the most preferred staple food for Nigerians, This make it…