HOW BORDER CLOSURE CRASHED THE PRICES OF PETROL, DIESEL

*  Products loading at depots has dropped, says Mele Kyari By Obinna Chima in Lagos and Chineme Okafor in Abuja The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Financial Derivatives Company Limited, Mr. Bismarck Rewane, has disclosed that following the closure of the border, petrol now sells for N144 per litre, showing that the closure has blocked smuggling of petrol to the neighbouring countries. Rewane said the development showed that part of the nearly 60 million litres of petrol said to be consumed daily in Nigeria were smuggled to the neighbouring countries. He also…

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BORDER CLOSURE: FG ALLOWING CATTLE IN BUT KILLING LOCAL TOMATO FARMERS BY STOPPING THEIR PRODUCTS FROM COMING INTO NIGERIA, IMEKO LEADER CRIES OUT

Oladimeji Ramon The Balogun of Imeko in Ogun State, Emeritus Prof. Anthony Asiwaju, has accused the Federal Government of being insensitive and discriminatory in the enforcement of its policy on increased border security to check the influx of imported food items into the country. In an interview with The PUNCH on Sunday, Asiwaju lamented that tomato farmers in Imeko, a border town in the Imeko Afon Local Government Area of Ogun State, were being prevented from moving their produce into markets in Ogun and Lagos states by the Customs and…

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