The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says it will soon deploy drones at Seme for effective patrol in checking smuggling activities in the border area.
A soldier attached to 243 Recce Battalion Ibereko, Badagry, LCP Mahmud Sulaiman, turned the gun on himself after he shot dead a customs officer at Seme border on Wednesday.
Closure of the land borders notwithstanding, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) remitted N1.56 trillion into the Federal Government coffers in 2020.
30 Dec 2020
As expectations are high about the reopening of more land borders to regional trade this week, the country would address hiccups in its trade policies to optimize the benefits of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) scheduled to take off January 1, 2021.
29 Dec 2020
The Association of Retired Career Ambassadors of Nigeria (ARCAN) has lauded the Federal Government for reopening four of the country’s land borders, saying the action attests to the current administration
23 Dec 2020
The Joint Border Patrol Teams (JBPT) put in place to enforce movement restrictions during the 16-month border closure are still in operation in Seme, seven days after the reopening of the border.
20 Dec 2020
The Director-General, Small and Medium Scale Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), Dr. Dikko Umaru Radda, has said borders re-opening by the Federal Government will not have a negative effect
18 Dec 2020
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) says it has complied with the Federal Government’s directive on re-opening of land borders in the country.
17 Dec 2020
Nigeria’s land border with Benin Republic at Seme, near Badagry, Lagos State, remained closed, more than 24 hours after the Federal Government announced its reopening on Wednesday.
17 Dec 2020
Despite concerns about Nigeria’s readiness to implement the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), the race to meet the January 1, 2021 deadline appears to have forced the Federal Government to reopen the land borders
29 Nov 2020
The Minister of Agriculture, Mohammed Sabo Nanono, has said Nigeria borders will remain locked and the key is thrown into the lagoon.
24 Nov 2020
The Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA), which is coordinating the border closure exercise, has approved the release of over N130 billion goods stuck at the Seme border, more than one year after President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the abrupt closure of the borders.