PAY YOUR 16MILLION DOLLAR ELECTRICITY BILL OR BE DISCONNECTED, FG TELLS BENIN, NIGER AND CHAD

Akinkunmi Obakeye The Federal Government has promised to disconnect Niger Republic and Togo’s power supply if they fail to pay their outstanding $16 million debts. This was disclosed by the Managing Director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria, Usman Mohammed, who revealed that the initial Read More …

TOTAL BORDER CLOSURE SHOWS NIGERIA LACKS POLITICAL WILL TO ADDRESS SMUGGLING

Int’l traders seek deployment of security agents, modern equipment The Association of International Trade and Investment Promoters of Nigeria (AITIP OF NIGERIA) has said total closure of Nigerian Land borders shows that the Federal Government lacks political will to address smuggling through the borders. It Read More …

BORDER CLOSURE: NIGERIA TO FORM JOINT BORDER PATROL TROOP WITH HER NEIGHBOURS

By Camillus Eboh ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigeria and neighboring countries Benin and Niger have agreed to set up a joint border patrol force to tackle smuggling between the West African countries, they said in a communique on Thursday. Foreign ministers from the three countries met Read More …

REAL REASONS BEHIND BORDER CLOSURE: INSIDE THE MASSIVE 117BIL FRAUDULENT RICE IMPORT QUOTA SCHEME

  By AN INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER Inside the massive fraud in Nigeria’s N117Billion rice import quota scheme The fuel subsidy scam probably broke the ceiling in a room crammed with some of the worst corporate perfidy. Nothing could more sabotage the economic interest of a nation, Read More …

BORDER CLOSURE: SEE THE GAINERS AND THE LOSERS

The closure of the Seme and Idiroko borders presents different scenarios to the country, its neighbours and the residents of border communities. ANNA OKON reports The continued closure of Nigeria’s borders with her closest West African neighbours has continued to generate reactions within and outside Read More …

BORDER CLOSURE: BUHARI AND HIS COUNTRY WANT TO PUT AN END TO US- BENINOIS CITIZENS

Benin Republic Laments Nigerian Border Closure Dozens of baskets brimming with newly-picked tomatoes gently rot in the sticky heat, becoming the latest casualty in a bout of trade tension between Benin and Nigeria. AFP Cotonou -Dozens of baskets brimming with newly-picked tomatoes gently rot in Read More …

BORDER CLOSURE: FG SAVES 2BILLION NAIRA DAILY FROM SMUGGLED PETROL

• Smuggling Can Be Curbed Without Border Closure — Ajibola •Border Closure May Hinder Legitimate Businesses – Olawuyi • Nigeria needs Appropriate Pricing System Of Petrol, Akpan insists •Exercise To Continue Indefinitely • Action Buoys Local Economy, Improves Security — Customs • 289 Illegal Migrants Read More …

BORDER CLOSURE: BENIN AND NIGER ECONOMIES UNDER SERIOUS THREAT

no respite until neighbouring countries end smuggling •Customs inaugurate 2 armoured anti-smuggling vessels •Niger bans importation of foreign (parboiled) rice from Benin As the anti-smuggling and anti-oil theft borders patrol operation launched recently by the Federal Government of Nigeria, enters its day 26 today, indications Read More …