Border closure: NPA promises movement of cargoes to Eastern ports
The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has said that it hoped to see more cargoes moving down to the Eastern port this year.
Cries about border closure sponsored, says lawmaker
Sen. Abdullahi Adamu has asked the Federal Government to ignore concerns in some quarters that the border closure was impacting negatively on the economy.
Border closure is killing businesses — Expert
An international trade expert, Mr. Bamidele Aiyemibo, yesterday, said continued closure of border with neighbouring Benin Republic was a trade impediment within West African region, adding that it has crippled Nigeria’s economy and other neighbouring countries.’
Seme customs seize 875 bags of foreign rice, other goods worth N40m
The Customs Service, Seme Border Area Command, says it has intercepted 875 bags of foreign parboiled rice and other goods, valued at N40m, in two weeks.
Why Seme border was partially closed - Buhari
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has said the partial closure of Nigeria’s border with Benin Republic was because of the massive smuggling activities, especially of rice, taking place on that corridor. Buhari discussed this at the ongoing Seventh Tokyo International Conference for African Development (TICAD7), in Yokohama, Japan. Until Buhari's comment in Tokyo, there was no…
Travelers stranded as Nigeria suddenly shuts down Seme Border
Many travelers were Wednesday stranded at Nigeria and Benin Republic border as officials closed the border on both sides without formal notice. "Just on my way to Nigeria now they have close border chai," a stranded traveler Sebomi told The Guardian. "The Benin-Nigerian borders are closed. At Chikanda and around Kwara state and other borders,…
Nigeria, Benin Customs adopt single goods declaration procedure
To facilitate regional trade, Customs authorities in Nigeria and Benin have adopted single goods declaration, as both countries introduce modern tools for inter-border clearance of goods. Under the new system, declarations made for imports transiting from either of the countries to the other would be electronically shared to deal with corrupt tendencies and increase…
8,000 Nigeria-bound trucks stranded at Seme border
No fewer than 8,000 trucks conveying imported goods into the country have been stranded at Seme border owing to the establishment of a new order of operations and stringent clearing process. A visit to the nation’s busiest border revealed that the subsisting congestion was caused majorly by the closure of the popular Atlas Park previously…
Nigeria is not rice self-sufficient yet, says Africa Rice Centre
The claim that Nigeria is now self-sufficient in rice production is fallacious and deceitful, the Africa Rice Centre (AfricaRice), Ibadan, Oyo State, has said.
Customs generates N6.3 billion at Seme border in 2018
The Seme Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), said it generated about N6.3 billion into the Federal Government coffers through cross-border operations in 2018. Spokesman for the Customs, Saidu Nuruddeen Abdullahi, who confirmed this on Tuesday, said the figure represents about 76 per cent of the revenue target allocated to the Command in…