Customs Restricts Exit Of Rice From Free Trade Zones — Official

NCS On Free Trade Zone   The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) said it has restricted the exit of rice from Free Trade Zones (FTZs ) in the country to ensure total compliance to the ban on the importation of rice. Mr Joseph Attah, the Public Relations Officer of NSC told the News Agency of Nigeria…

Bag of rice to be sold at N10,000 from June – RIFAN

Rice farmers under the auspices of Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria, RIFAN, has assured Nigerians that in June 2017 a 50 kilogramme of the commodity will sell at N10, 000, against the almost N20,000 it is sold now. The assurance was given by the National President, RIFAN, Aminu Goronyo, while speaking on the current development…

Senator denies links with 30 containers of rice seized by Customs

  The Chairman, Senate Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff, Senator Hope Uzodinma, has denied having any link with the 30 containers of rice seized by the Nigeria Customs Service. Uzodinma said this in Abuja on Tuesday while speaking with journalists. According to him, the letter he sent to the Comptroller General of the NCS,……

PHOTOS: Ayodele Fayose Stops By Roadside To Enjoy Plate Of Rice

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose was spotted on the street yesterday enjoying a plate of rice. The state governor who had earlier been spotted on several occasions eating out in public took the ‘man of the people’ slogan literally in his new move. See photos of Ayodele Fayose enjoying his plate of rice below:…

PHOTOS: Long Queues as Fayose Shares Rice And N200 To Ekiti Residents

Ekiti state Governor Ayodele Fayose on Wednesday, personally led his staff to distribute bags of rice and other foodstuffs  at Nova Road, Ado Ekiti. The governor also topped the goodies with N200 cash for each bag of rice collected. Governor Fayose makes a speech before the distribution. The bags of rice in the van, awaiting……

Smugglers abandon 80 bags of rice, jump into river to evade arrest

Rice smugglers have abandoned their ‘consignment’ and escaped through the waterways in a bid to evade arrest from the Nigerian Navy. According to the Navy, a boat carrying 80 bags of rice allegedly smuggled into the country from Benin Republic through waterways was intercepted by its men on patrol. A statement by the spokesperson of the……

Navy intercepts boat with 80 bags of smuggled rice

The Nigerian Navy said it had intercepted a boat carrying 80 bags of rice allegedly smuggled into the country from Benin Republic through water ways. A statement by the spokesman of the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) BEECROFT, Lt. Elizabeth Ibrahim, said the operatives attached to its Forward Operation Base (FOB), Badagry, intercepted the 80 bags……

Kano/Jigawa Customs command burns expired rice, computer scraps, other

The Kano/Jigawa Customs Area Command on Friday in Kano destroyed expired items worth millions of Naira. This is contained in a statement signed by the Commands Public Relations officer, Mr Danbaba Isah and made available to newsmen in Kano. According to the statement, the burnt items include expired foreign rice, computer scraps and expired bubble……

Gov. Amosun wades into Customs/Rice Sellers’ rift

Gov. Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun, has promised to intervene in the rift between men of the Nigeria Customs Service (NSC) and rice sellers in Sango/otta area of the state. Amosun made the promise on Thursday when scores of the traders stormed the governor’s office at Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, to protest raiding of their markets by……

Demand for locally-produced rice on the rise, says local farmer

A rice farmer, Mr Raymos Guanah, says there is an increase in the demand for local rice, an indication that Nigerians are beginning to appreciate locally-produced rice. Guanah told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Asaba that his farm had multiplied its harvests of rice in the last three years. “In 2014,……

#Rice: Dangote Targets One million Tonnes of Rice

Dangote (m) with Governor Tambuwal and Sultan Abubakar(2nd and first right) By Muhammad Nasir Bello/Sokoto (NAN) Aliko Dangote, President of Dangote Group of Companies, says his company plans to produce one million tonnes of rice within the next three years, to satisfy part of  the yearly demand of 6.5million tonnes. Less than half of the 6.5 million…