Gains of border closure blown out of proportion - Stakeholders
Despite the Federal Government’s claim of massive gains from the three-month-old border closure, latest data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) and key members of the organised private sector reveal that the country might be at the losing end.
Customs’ boss tasks Fed government on dredging of seaports
The Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), has tasked the Federal Government on the need to dredge the nation’s seaports, stressing that one of the major problems facing the maritime sector is because the seas are not deep.
How economy may suffer under total border closure
Stakeholders yesterday warned the Federal Government that the complete closure of the nation’s land borders portends danger to the economy.
90% of cars in Nigeria were smuggled in – custom boss
The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), said yesterday that 90 per cent of cars in Nigeria were smuggled into the country by unscrupulous elements. Ali, who said this while addressing newsmen in Abuja, alleged that many vehicles on display for sale in auto shops across the country were also…
FG plans fresh automobile industry bill
As stakeholders wait for President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the automotive industry bill, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Adeniyi Adebayo, yesterday, announced plans for a fresh start.
Nigerian borders will remain closed until we agree on existing protocol of ECOWAS – Ali
Retired Col. Hameed Ali, the Comptroller General, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), says Nigeria’s borders will remain closed until the country and its neighbours agree on existing ECOWAS protocol on movement.
Porous borders, unending smuggling threaten local rice production
Notwithstanding Federal Government’s efforts to promote the production of rice in Nigeria, the continuous smuggling of the commodity to the extent of dominating the local market, is making nonsense of an existing ban with attendant capital flight.
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…