The government has said that it will reopen four border crossing points immediately, more than a year after closing its land borders to curb the smuggling of rice and weapons. It said the ban was necessary, since the smuggling posed a threat to local production and security. The opened borders are Seme in the south-west, Ilela in the north-west, Maitagari in the north-west and Mfun in the south-south. Other border points will re-open at the end of December 2020. Items that will remain banned, include bagged cement, toothpicks, frozen poultry, among others.
Daily Trust, 17 December 2020
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reopening of four land borders in three of the six geopolitical zones of the country with immediate effect. Read more »
Premium Times, 16 December 2020
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate reopening of four major land borders in Nigeria. Read more »
Leadership, 17 December 2020
Following the directive by President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday that the country’s land borders should be reopened, experts and stakeholders have enumerated the gains of the… Read more »
Premium Times, 17 December 2020
NACCIMA says the “important strategic move” will help Nigeria exit recession by the first quarter of 2021. Read more »
This Day, 16 December 2020
Fifteen months after the federal government shut down the country’s land borders, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) Wednesday announced the immediate reopening of four of the… Read more »
Vanguard, 16 December 2020
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the immediate reopening of four main borders. The President also directed that the remaining borders that were closed down should be reopened… Read more »
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The government has postponed the resumption of international flights from August 29, 2020, to September 5, 2020. Authorities have said that airlines will be fined U.S.$3,500 per … Read more »
Seme Border (file photo).