Tag - border

Customs To Begin Electronic Clearing – FG

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) said it has obtained approval from President Muhammadu Buhari to begin electronic process for clearing imported and exported goods. The Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd) disclosed this on Friday at the graduation ceremony of 40 officers from the Senior Course 3 session at the Nigeria Customs...

Ban Importation Of Textile – Senate Urge FG

The Senate on Tuesday, appealed to the Federal Government to ban importation of textiles in the country for a period of five years to allow for the production of local textile materials. This followed the debate on a motion sponsored by Sen. Kabir Barkiya (APC-Katsina Central) during plenary on “Urgent need to revamp the nation’s...

I SMELL A RAT – Femi Fani-Kayode

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has alleged the federal government's two-month-old border closure is a grand attempt to sour Christmas celebration for Southerners. He lambasted Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Hameed Ali, for his widespread statement in which he compared the country's border closure to a similar move by the Chinese...

FG May Open Borders In January 2020

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the extension of the closure of Nigeria’s border with neighbouring countries to January 31, next year. The exercise code-named operation Exercise Swift Response had resulted in joint border operations by a combined team of security agencies. The Deputy Comptroller of Customs in charge of Enforcement, Investigation and Inspectorate, Victor Dimka, conveyed...

Ghana Treader Association Shot Down Nigerian Shops In Border Protest.

The Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) has for the second time shut down shops owned by Nigerians in five markets in Kumasi, the Ashanti Region capital. They claim that they are waging a war on foreigners doing retail business in the country. GUTA says foreign retailers flout section 27 of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre...

We Closed Border To Boost “Buy Nigeria Products” – VP Yemi Osibajo

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo speaking at the ongoing National Festival for Arts and Culture in Benin said the aim of the border closure was to make farmers prosperous. He urged Nigerians to endure the high cost of living that came with the decision. Osinbajo who stated that smuggling discourages local production, added that...

NIGERIAN ARMY INTERCEPTED TERRORISTS SMUGGLING SMOKED FISH

The Nigerian Army said on Sunday that the Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province fighters were smuggling smoked fish into the country to sustain their criminal activities. The army noted that its troops attached to the Operation Lafiya Dole arrested a syndicate of terrorists which specialised in smuggling “smoked fish from the Lake...