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The Federal Government has has directed that petroleum products should not be supplied to filling stations within 20km of the borders.

Customs Comptroller General, Hameed Ali issued the memo signed by Chidi A, the Deputy Comptroller General for Enforcement, Investigation and Inspection on Thursday, November 7, 2019.

The suspension of petroleum products to fuel stations around land borders would be carried out under the ongoing Operation Swift Response.

The memo reads, “The Comptroller-General of Customs has directed that henceforth no petroleum product no matter the tank size is permitted to be discharged in any filling station with 20 kilometres to the border.”

“Consequently, you are all to ensure strict and immediate compliance, please.”

Earlier, former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum, Maikanti Baru raise an alarm about number of filling stations springing up in border towns.

He said the filling stations are funnels for fuel smuggling to neighbouring countries.

“There is a thriving market for Nigerian petrol in all the neighbouring countries of Niger Republic, Benin Republic, Cameroon, Chad and Togo and even Ghana which has no direct borders with Nigeria.”

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the extension of border closure with neighbouring countries till January 31, 2020.

The presidential directive was announced on Sunday, November 3, 2019, in a memo, which Victor Dimka, the Deputy Comptroller of Customs in charge of Enforcement, Investigation and Inspectorate conveyed to the Sector Coordinators.


Ubi Franklin has broken silence over the reaction of the Federal Government concerning a new music video by Tekno, an artiste under his record label.

Tekno is currently being grilled by the Federal Government after a video surfaced online showing the singer with unclad girls dancing around him in a van while in traffic in Lekki, Lagos.

According to the singer, the stunt was part of a scene from a music video he was shooting which he has since dropped.

Reacting to the viral video, the Federal Government stated that the singer will be made scapegoat so as to prevent such immoral practice from gaining ground in Nigeria.

Meanwhile, Ubi Franklin who reacted to the threat from the Federal Government, stated that his music artiste hasn’t done anything worthy to be tagged national threat.

He said:

“You see this country Nigeria? Smh I don tire. How can expressing your craft through a music video be a Threat to National Security? A 28 year old with no Gun? Very few making Nigeria/Nigerians proud?”