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…
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…
Customs seizes 29 vehicles, other items worth N1.1b at Seme border
The Nigeria Customs Service, Seme Command, says it intercepted 29 vehicles and goods worth about N1.1 billion in December 2018. The Customs Area Controller, Seme Command, Mohammed Garba, made this known yesterday while briefing journalists on the activities of the command at the ECOWAS Joint Border Post in Seme. According to him, the items seized were 29…
Long wait for new Seme Border facility
It is curious that 2019 election politics has taken the steam out of the initial enthusiasm to commission a new multilateral facility at the Seme Border Post. A date is yet to be set for the official commissioning of the new facility. At the end of August, a step towards the opening was taken when…
Hurdles to ridding Seme border of smugglers
Being a renowned border that links most of the West African Countries within the sub-region, and its pivotal role in the economic development of Nigeria and West Africa at large, it is a known fact that the Lagos-Abidjan corridor has attracted both legitimate international and local travelers across the frontier. This international attraction is also…
New Seme Border post: Travellers demand flag-off, end to impunity
In fact, a stretch of about 500 metres on the Nigerian side has about 15 checkpoints, with the Nigeria Customs Service, the Nigeria Immigration Service, and sundry government agencies, manning them.
SON unveils Seme Border operations to check influx of substandard products
The Director-General of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Osita Aboloma has said that the agency would continue to intensify efforts aimed at checkmating influx of substandard products into the country, across major points of entry.
Rice smuggling thrives spite of ban
The smuggling of rice through the land borders has continued to thrive in Badagry area of Lagos State in spite of the Federal Government’s ban on the practice.
Reps probe purchase of N9.2b scanners for ports, borders
A plan by the Federal Government to ensure a 48-hour cargo clearance is being threatened, as the multi-billion naira scanners purchased some years ago are rotting away at seaports and land borders.