No Date Yet to Reopen Nigeria's Borders - Buhari
Despite calls for the re-opening of land borders, President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his administration has not decided when the ban would be lifted. Critics have highlighted the rising prices of food products, inflation, and presence of smuggled goods despite the border closure as evidence the policy is not working.
The government has admitted that the temporary border closure is the reason for the rise in inflation, but insists it will remain in place until neighbouring countries respect ... Read more »
Former president of Ghana John Mahama has appealed to the Nigerian government to reopen its borders - shut since August 2019 - to allow for business activities to resume with ... Read more »
The governments of Nigeria, Benin and Niger Republic have set up a joint committee to curb smuggling of goods at their common borders. Nigeria implemented the shutdown because of ... Read more »
Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Foreign Affairs, has insisted that ECOWAS countries must respect rules of origin, vowing that Nigeria will no longer tolerate repackaging of imported ... Read more »
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the extension of the border closure with neighbouring countries till January 31, 2020. The government closed its borders in August in a move ... Read more »