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President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari: We closed Seme border to curb rice smuggling

    President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria’s border with Benin Republic, popularly known as Seme border was partially closed to check smuggling activities....

land borders over rice smuggling 

Government policy fuels rice smuggling, says ex-Customs Comptroller

A retired Comptroller of Customs, Olu Ogunojemite, has blamed the Federal Government for the smuggling of foreign rice into the country, saying the policy banning the...

Rice smugglers

State-sponsored rice smuggling

Three Cameroonians were last week arrested with 16 Nigerian accomplices, trying to smuggle in 834 bags of parboiled rice worth N13 million in Calabar, Cross Rivers...

Navy arrests four for rice smuggling

Navy arrests four for rice smuggling

The Nigerian Navy has revealed how four men shipped in N6 million worth of rice into the country from Cameroon. The suspected smugglers, who were arrested by the Navy,...

Customs seizes 38 vehicles, other goods worth N169.7m

Customs seeks Ebonyi support to end rice smuggling

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has solicited the support of the Ebonyi State government to end rice smuggling in the state and South East Zone. NCS South East Zonal...

‘12.2m farmers affected by rice smuggling’

‘12.2m farmers affected by rice smuggling’

The Nigeria Customs Service has said that the continuous smuggling of foreign parboiled rice into the country is affecting over 12.2 million local farmers in the...

Customs seizes N1.4bn contraband, 10 truck load of smuggled rice

Benin, Nigeria to establish framework to tackle rice smuggling

The Benin Republic Ambassador to Nigeria, Paulette Yekpe, says the proposed tripartite meeting by Nigeria, Niger and her country, will establish a framework to address...

Rice smugglers

Quarantine commends FG’s plan to shut borders over rice smuggling

The Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS) on Tuesday praised the Federal Government’s plan to shut Nigeria’s land border with a neighbouring country to curb...

smuggled rice

Quarantine commends FG’s plan to shut borders over rice smuggling

The Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS) on Tuesday praised the Federal Government’s plan to shut Nigeria’s land border with a neighbouring country to curb...

Rice smuggling - Customs to deploy drones

Rice smuggling: Customs to deploy drones

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) is to adopt high technology strategies, including deployment of drones in combating the smuggling of rice and other prohibited goods...

Rice smugglers

Should government shut Nigeria’s land borders over rice smuggling?

No. Is rice the only import that passes through the borders? When we close our borders what happens to the exports which also goes through the same route to other...

Director General, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) Muda Yusuf

Border closure not solution to rice smuggling, LCCI tells FG

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has described the proposed closure of the nation’s border by the Federal Government over rice smuggling as too...