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Customs seize N2.2bn bulletproof cars, contraband

Customs seize N2.2bn bulletproof cars, contraband

Anna Okon The Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit, Zone ‘A’ Ikeja, said that it intercepted bulletproof cars and contraband worth N2.2bn between September 4 and October 3. The Controller, FOU, Mohammed Aliyu, stated this in Lagos on Thursday. Among the seized items were 22 exotic cars; 11,303  bags of foreign parboiled rice; 2,410 frozen […] …

Flood may cause rice shortage next year – FG

Flood may cause rice shortage next year – FG

Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The heavy flood in about 14 states may lead to shortage of rice across the country next year, the Federal Government has warned. It warned that if adequate measures were not taken to replant the rice affected by severe flood in some states, Nigeria might experience shortage of the staple by 2019. […] …

WTO chief has never talked to Trump, but agrees trade reforms needed

The head of the World Trade Organization talks frequently to world leaders, including those from France, Germany, Japan and Britain, but he has never spoken to President Donald Trump, despite the intense US focus on trade. Even so, WTO Director General Roberto Azevedo said he agrees that the global trading system needs reforms, and soon. […] …

NNPC, others move to improve oil sector output

NNPC, others move to improve oil sector output

Okechukwu Nnodim and Olaleye Aluko Key agencies of government under the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources have pledged to improve the digitalisation of their systems in order to boost the country’s oil and gas sector. According to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, the Petroleum Equalisation Fund and other agencies under the ministry, the adequate digitalisation […] …

Investors stake $5bn on telecoms every quarter – NCC

Investors stake $5bn on telecoms every quarter – NCC

•‘Give subscribers 14-day window on unused data’ Everest Amaefule, Abuja Investors in the Nigerian telecommunications sector have been adding $5bn investment every quarter, the Nigerian Communications Commission has said. The Director of Consumer Affairs at the regulatory agency, Mrs Felicia Onwuegbuchulam, said this in a presentation at the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry in […] …

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