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2 Sep 2019
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.
1 Sep 2019
Thirteen days into the partial closure of Nigeria-Seme border by the Federal Government, legitimate businessmen/women, as well as international travellers plying that road are still angry at being shut out without notice.
29 Aug 2019
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…
21 Aug 2019
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,…
13 Jun 2019
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…
27 Mar 2019
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…
25 Mar 2019
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.
25 Jan 2019
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…
16 Jan 2019
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…
7 Oct 2018
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…
25 Apr 2018
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…
12 Nov 2017
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.

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