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Nigeria border closure: Government of Ghana to compensate affected businesses

<p class="">Ghana’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has disclosed that it is considering compensating companies and traders who have lost their goods and other valuables as a result of the closure of the Nigeria-Benin border.</p> <p class="">According to the ministry, the move would help reduce the financial loss and other challenges that various […]

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President Buhari says partial border closure is not to punish Ghana, Benin Republic, and other West African nations

<ul><li>Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says partial closure of Nigeria’s borders is to strengthen the country’s security and economy.</li><li>He says the country is using the period of closure for stock-taking on threats to the nation’s security and economy.</li><li>Nigeria’s inflation rate jumped to 11.98%% in December 2019 for the fourth consecutive month as a result of border […]

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Nigeria border closure: Foreign rice drops as dealers, CBN, Customs react

The federal government’s border closure, increased surveillance by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and the Anchors Borrowers Programme (ABP) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) have dropped the volume of foreign rice in Nigerian markets. A report released on Sunday by Economic Confidential puts the figure at 37 percent, down from 70 percent as […]

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Border Closure: Customs seizes N500m goods in Kwara

<p class="">The coordinator said that the Sector 3 intensified effort had led to evidential records of seizure.</p> <h1>The Nigeria Customs Service says it has seized goods worth over N500 million from smugglers across the borders in Kwara from Aug. 20, 2019, to date.</h1> <p class="">Mr Mohammed Garba, the Joint Border Operation Drill Coordinator in Charge […]

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Nigeria Immigration probes bribery allegation at border checkpoints

Mr James said that the service would never join hands with perpetrators and allowed the good work of the service be destroyed by some unscrupulous elements. The post Nigeria Immigration probes bribery allegation at border checkpoints appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.

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2020: Eze Igbo in Zamfara urges FG to sustain border closure

The Leader of the Igbo Community in Zamfara (Eze Igbo Zamfara), Chief Egbuna Obijiaku, has called on the Federal Government to sustain its land border closure. Obijiaku made the call in a New Year message on Saturday in Gusau. The Eze Igbo said that the majority of Nigerians did not seem to realise the benefits […]

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Cleric advises Nigerians to utilise advantages of border closure

A Cleric, Christopher Qwolabi, on Friday, advised Nigerians, especially youths, to utilise the advantages of the nation’s border closure to be self-productive and reliant. Continue reading Cleric advises Nigerians to utilise advantages of border closure at Vanguard News.

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NIS bursts human trafficking ring at Katsina border, apprehends 28

<p class="">Operatives of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Border Control at Kongolam, Katsina State, have apprehended 28 persons on the verge of being smuggled out of the country.</p> <h1>NIS’ Public Relations Officer, Mr Sunday James, who disclosed this in a statement on Saturday, in Abuja, said 19 females and nine males were now in the […]

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Border Drill: Benin Republic unrepentant — FG

<p class="">The Federal Government has accused the Republic of Benin of being recalcitrant in its importation of prohibited goods for ultimate dumping in to Nigeria’s market in spite the partial border closure order.</p> <h1>The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed made the accusation when he featured on a “TV Continental”, live Programme, monitored […]

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ECOWAS Parliament backs Nigeria’s border closure

The official said ECOWAS has adopted Nigeria’s position on the border closure. The post ECOWAS Parliament backs Nigeria’s border closure appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.

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Border closure: Benin as dumping ground, problematic for Nigeria ― Obasanjo

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has said that as long as the Benin Republic continue to be dumping ground for goods, there will always be problems for Nigeria. Obasanjo urged Nigeria’s neighbour, Benin Republic, to change its ways for a harmonious bilateral relationship between the two countries. The former president made the remark during a […]

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