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  • economy

    Reps C’tee tasks customs on improved border security

    The House of Representatives Committee on Customs and Excise Duties, has tasked the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on improved security at land borders across the country. The chairman of the committee, Rep. Leke Abejide, made the call during the  committee’s oversight function at the NCS headquarters on Wednesday in Abuja. He acknowledged the efforts of the NCS in the interception…

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  • Election

    NBC promoting peaceful coexistence among interstate border communities

    The National Boundary Commission (NBC) says it is creating platforms to promote peaceful coexistence among communities living along interstate boundaries. The Director-General of the commission, Mr Adamu Adaji, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday. “We have come up with a concept of what we call “local platform for promotion of…

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  • Featured

    Seme border skills acquisition centre kicks off July – Customs

    The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Skills Acquisition Centre for Seme Border and neighboring communities will be fully operational in July. The Customs Area Controller, Seme Border Command, Comptroller Timi Bomodi, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Seme. The centre which is part of the NCS Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) was established for…

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  • Defence

    Gov. Idris donates border patrol vehicle to NIS

     Gov. Nasir Idris of Kebbi has donated a border patrol vehicle to the  state Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS). Idris presented the Hilux vehicle to the Comptroller-General of Immigration (C-G), Mrs Kemi Nandap, when she paid him a courtesy visit on Friday in Birnin Kebbi. He pledged that the government would sustain regular support to the service, including…

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  • Defence

    Emir solicits support for NIS in securing country’s vast borders

    The Emir of Gwandu, Alhaji Muhammad Bashir-Ilyasu, has urged border communities to help the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) in securing the country’s vast borders. Bashir-Ilyasu gave the advice on Thursday in Birnin Kebbi when he received the Comptroller-General of the NIS, Kemi Nnana-Nandap, who was in the state for official engagement. “I urge the people of the state, especially those…

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  • Featured

    Pelumi Nubi’s London-to-Lagos journey and West Africa’s border realities

    Dr Oumar Touray, President of the ECOWAS Commission. When travel content creator Pelumi Nubi embarked on her 68-day solo journey from London to Lagos a few months ago, little did anyone anticipate the beauty, excitement, and challenges that would unfold. She embarked on a journey from London through France, Spain, and Morocco before venturing into the West Sahara Desert. From there,…

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  • Nigeria

    Border Drill: 66 filling stations reopens to ease fuel scarcity

    A total of 66 filling stations across the border communities of Nigeria has reopened for commercial activities in order to ease fuel scarcity in those areas. The Acting Coordinator of the the Border Drill Operation, Sector 3, Compt. Garba Mohammed, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin on Tuesday. Sector 3 of the…

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  • NEWS

    Yellow Fever: Nigeria activates points of entry policy

    The Federal Government has activated the “Nigeria’s Point of Entry Policy on Prevention and Control of Cross Border Transmission of Yellow Fever’’ to prevent the transmission of the disease. The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, said this at a news conference on Friday in Abuja. Ehanire said it was pertinent to review the policy due to ongoing transmission of…

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  • Middle East

    Greece says tightens sea, land borders after Idlib

    Greece has tightened sea and land borders with Turkey after developments in the Syrian region of Idlib, government sources said on Friday. A senior Turkish official said Turkey would no longer stop Syrian refugees from reaching Europe, as Ankara responded on Friday to the killing of 33 Turkish soldiers in an air strike by Syrian government forces in Idlib. The…

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  • News

    Group urges FG to extend border closure to 2023

    The Southern Nigeria Peoples Mandate (SNPM) has urged the Federal Government to extend current border closure to 2023 due to its enormous benefits to the country`s economy. The President of SNPM, Mr Augustine Chukwudum, made the call on Friday with NAN in Enugu. Chukwudum noted that most Nigerians could now see the positive impact of the border closure on the…

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  • News

    NIS investigates bribery allegation at border check points

    The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) is to investigate the allegation of bribery against it personnel along the Nation’s borders. The Public Relations Officer of NIS, Mr Sunday James, made the denial in a statement on Friday in Abuja. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that an online media had alleged that “with just N200 bribe per immigration checkpoint, illegal Migrants…

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  • Agriculture

    Imota rice mill to be ready June next year – LASG

    The Lagos State Government on Monday said that its 32,000-metric-tonnes Imota rice mill would be completed in June 2020. Mr Gbolahan Lawal, Lagos State Commissioner for Agriculture, made the disclosure during an inspection visit to the rice mill at Imota, Ikorodu. Lawal said the economic importance of the rice mill was very huge, considering the Federal Government policy on importation…

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  • News

    FG closes borders ahead of guber, HA elections

    The Federal Government has directed that all land borders be closed from midnight of Thursday to midnight of Sunday for the success of the governorship election. Details later.

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  • NEWS

    FG re-opens sea borders

    The Federal Government on Thursday announced the re-opening of the sea borders to economic activities during the general elections. The Minister of Interior, Mr Abba Moro, said this when he fielded questions from newsmen in Koton Karfe, Kogi. The federal government had on March 25 announced the closure of the land and sea borders to allow for the peaceful conduct…

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