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NIS explains visa on arrival policy

The Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammed Babandede, has said the visa on arrival for holders of passports of African countries from January 2020 is to accelerate African Integration.
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New e-passport water-resistant, secure – Immigration chief

The new e-passport is made with a water-resistant material and is secure, the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) has said

Federal government to introduce new visa regime to boost economy

The Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, says the Federal Government plans to introduce a new visa regime to boost the economy.
Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, says state and local governments share some of the responsibility to fix roads in Nigeria.

Minister orders suspension of $300 million Customs modernisation deal

The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, has directed the suspension of a $300m Customs modernisation deal.
The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

President Buhari: No date yet to reopen Nigeria’s borders

President Muhammadu Buhari says he has not given any date for the reopening of Nigeria’s land borders.

Benin scheming to flood Nigeria with rice worth $30 million – minister

The feud between Nigeria and Republic of Benin over border closure took a different turn on Monday as the Federal Government accused its neighbour of planning to flood Nigeria next month with 105,000 metric tonnes of imported rice.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

Court bars EFCC from prosecuting ex-Customs chief

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been barred from prosecuting a former Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Abdullahi Dikko.
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) generated N39.06 billion in 2018 as against N35.72 billion it generated as local revenue in 2017, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said.

NIS arrests human trafficker with five female victims

The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) says it has arrested a suspected human trafficker with five female victims’ enroute Niger Republic to Europe.

‘Human trafficker’ arrested with five female victims

The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) says it has arrested a suspected human trafficker with five female victims en route Niger Republic to Europe.
Retired Col. Hameed Ali, Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), on Thursday said the closure of Nigeria’s borders by Federal Government was undertaken to strengthen the nation’s security and protect its economic interests.

Customs proposes 5% levy slash on imported vehicles

Cost of used and new imported vehicles is set to drop if the Ministry of Finance approves the proposal of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) which recommended a reduction of the levy from 35% to 5 or 10%.
The partial closure of Nigeria’s land border with neighbours will continue beyond January 2020 and will only be terminated until the set objectives are achieved.

Hameed Ali: Border closure to remain despite pressure from Benin, Chad, others

The Comptroller-General of Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Colonel Hameed Ali, on Friday insisted that closure of borders will continue for a while irrespective of the pressure from the nation’s neighbours to reopen them.

Nigeria, IOM launch border management information system at largest airport to date

Nigeria, like many countries, recognizes the economic, social and political benefits of international mobility.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has called for an improved welfare package for teachers in Nigerian as they join their colleagues globally to mark this year’s World Teachers’ Day. 8

Border closure: House of Reps condemn ban on petrol sale to border communities

The House of Representatives has called on the Federal Government, through the Nigerian Customs Service to lift the ban on the sales of Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) within 20km to the country’s borders.
Retired Col. Hameed Ali, Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), on Thursday said the closure of Nigeria’s borders by Federal Government was undertaken to strengthen the nation’s security and protect its economic interests.

Federal government suspends fuel supply to border stations

In what may be described as a final offensive in its fight against smuggling, the federal government through the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ali, on Thursday announced the suspension of diesel and petrol supply to filling stations within 20 kilometres radius to all Nigerian borders.
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Federal government suspends product supply to fuel stations within 20km of the borders

The federal government, through the Nigeria Customs Service, has directed that petroleum products should not be supplied to fuel stations within 20km of the borders.

Immigration: Why we introduced e-migrant registration

The Comptroller General, Nigerian Immigration Service, Muhammadu Babandede, on Tuesday in Kano, said, the concept of e-migrant registration is aimed at capturing the identities of migrants residing in the country, as well as those coming into the country.
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Federal government gives conditions for reopening borders

This is even as the Nigeria Customs Service said the nation’s borders may open before the January 2020 date if an agreement is reached before the date.
The border closure has affected goods from other West African countries. Wikimedia Commons

Border closure: Why federal government’s decision is in Nigeria’s best interest – stakeholders

In August this year, the Federal Government shut down the country’s land borders in a bid to check smuggling of goods, especially rice, light arms, automobiles and other contraband cargoes from neighbouring West African countries into the country. This, it said, was aimed at facilitating the growth of local investment in rice production as well as checking the consumption of unhealthy food products by the citizenry.

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Flour Mills of Nigeria (FMN) has unveiled plans to spend about N34 billion over the next 10 years to develop Sunti Community in Niger State, hosting of one of its sugar plants – Sunti Golden Sugar Estates (SGSE).

Flour Mills earmarks N34 billion in Niger

Flour Mills of Nigeria (FMN) has unveiled plans to spend about N34 billion over the next 10 years to develop Sunti Community in Niger State, hosting of one of its sugar plants – Sunti Golden Sugar Estates (SGSE).
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World Bank: Development partners pool $53 billion to fight poverty in Africa

A coalition of global development partners has announced $82 billion commitment for the International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank’s fund for the poorest, to maintain momentum in the fight against extreme poverty.

Central bank targets forex earnings from artificial intelligence, software development

Briefing the media Saturday in Ogere, Ogun State, after the Bankers’ Committee Retreat, the CBN Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, said the initiatives are in consonance with theme of the event, ‘Delivering increasing Growth through Digital Finance for the Nigerian Economy.’

Afreximbank president speaks at 4th South East economic summit

President of Afreximbank, Professor Benedict Oramah, will deliver the keynote address on the theme: “Financing South East economic development and improving the Ease of Doing Business in the South East”, on Friday at the 4th South East Economic Summit (SEES) holding in Enugu.
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Lagos: Blue rail line to commence operation next year

Lagos State government on Sunday gave an assurance that by December 2020, the Blue Rail Line project will come on stream and will be fully operational in the next two years from Mile 2 to Marina in its aggressive drive to address the transportation problem in the state.