Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Tag "Customs"

    NAHCO dissociates self from $8m seized at Lagos airport

NAHCO dissociates self from $8m seized at Lagos airport

The Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO) says it has no connection with the $8million intercepted at the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos. At a press conference, Hameed Ali, comptroller-general of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), had announced that the service seized $8,065,615 at the airport. In a statement on Tuesday, NAHCO dissociated itself from the act, saying it "has no connection whatsoever [...]

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    Customs: Nigeria subsidising petrol for neighbouring countries

Customs: Nigeria subsidising petrol for neighbouring countries

Hameed Ali, comptroller-general of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), says Nigeria has been subsidising petrol for neighbouring countries. Ali made this known on Tuesday at a budget-defence meeting of a house of representatives committee. He said the service decided to halt petrol supply to border communities to curb the smuggling of the product to neighbouring countries. Ali alleged that some fuel stations situated [...]

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    Reps ask customs to lift ban on supply of fuel to stations at land borders

Reps ask customs to lift ban on supply of fuel to stations at land borders

The house of representatives has asked the Nigeria Customs Service to lift the ban on supply of petroleum products to fuel stations at the land borders. At Tuesday’s plenary session, the lower legislative chamber said the ban is having adverse effects on Nigerians, especially those in border communities. The federal government had, through the customs, directed that petroleum products should not be [...]

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    Telcos warn of disruption over stoppage of fuel supplies to border towns

Telcos warn of disruption over stoppage of fuel supplies to border towns

Telecom operators say some parts of the country will experience network disruptions as a result of the directive to stop diesel supply to base stations close to the border. The federal government had, through the Nigeria Customs Service, directed that petroleum products should not be supplied to fuel stations within 20km of the borders, in order to check smuggling. But PUNCH has [...]

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    Customs: Borders to remain closed till Jan 31 — for now

Customs: Borders to remain closed till Jan 31 — for now

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says the country's land borders will remain closed till January 31, 2020. It disclosed this in a letter addressed to the sector coordinator, joint border operation drill. According to the letter, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the extension of 'exercise swift response' because "a few strategic objectives are yet to be achieved". Nigeria's land borders have been closed [...]

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    Customs seizes 34 containers of expired rice at Tin Can port

Customs seizes 34 containers of expired rice at Tin Can port

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says it intercepted 34 containers of expired rice smuggled through the Tin Can Island Port, Lagos. Hameed Ali, comptroller-general of customs, who announced the development on Tuesday, said some of the bags of rice are expired while some are close to the expiry date. The seizure was made four days after the service intercepted 25 containers of [...]

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    FG to publish details of federal, state debts

FG to publish details of federal, state debts

The federal government says it is working to create a database of all the loans and debts held at national and sub-national levels. Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, made this known on Thursday while speaking on a panel at the ongoing annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group in Washington DC. The session, which was tagged 'Decoding [...]

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    Allow our goods to enter Nigeria, Ghana tells FG

Allow our goods to enter Nigeria, Ghana tells FG

Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Ghana’s foreign and regional integration minister, has asked the federal government to allow goods from her country into Nigeria. The Nigerian government has closed its borders since August for the purpose of checking smuggling. Speaking on Tuesday during a meeting with Olufemi Abikoye, Nigeria’s high commissioner to Ghana, Botchwey said goods from Nigeria are entering Ghana. She said the Ghanaian [...]

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    Customs bans import, export of ALL goods through land borders

Customs bans import, export of ALL goods through land borders

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says no item can be imported or exported through the nation’s land borders. Hameed Ali, comptroller-general of NCS, said this at a press conference in Abuja on Monday. He said the measure would enable security agencies to be able to scan the goods entering the country. Ali said for now, goods can only enter the country through the [...]

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    Customs: Why we laid siege to Abuja hotel

Customs: Why we laid siege to Abuja hotel

The Nigeria Customs Service says it raided Fraser Suites, Abuja, after receiving an intelligence that some exotic cars without duty payment were parked in the hotel. Joseph Attah, customs spokesman, said the service learnt the cars, suspected to have been smuggled into the country, were removed from a car mart. TheCable had reported that operatives of the service had besieged the hotel after [...]

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    ‘Our farmers should make money from their sweat’ — Oshiomhole backs closure of borders

‘Our farmers should make money from their sweat’ — Oshiomhole backs closure of borders

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) made a good decision in closing the country's borders. Speaking in Abuja during a courtesy visit to Hameed Ali, comptroller-general of NCS, on Thursday, Oshiomhole said the country has been a victim of expired rice despite its huge investment in agriculture. The APC national chairman said his [...]

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    Customs besieges five-star hotel in Abuja, seizes ‘smuggled cars’

Customs besieges five-star hotel in Abuja, seizes ‘smuggled cars’

Officers of the Nigeria Customs Service laid siege on Fraser Suites, a five-star hotel in Abuja, on Wednesday night in search of cars smuggled into the country. TheCable gathered from various sources including two customs officials that some cars were seized during the operation which lasted for hours around midnight. Eyewitnesses told TheCable some of those lodged at the hotel were asked [...]

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    Hameed Ali: Customs raking in N5.8bn daily since border closure

Hameed Ali: Customs raking in N5.8bn daily since border closure

Hameed Ali, comptroller general of the Nigeria Customs Service, says the agency has been generating an average revenue between N4.7bn and N5.8bn daily since the borders were closed. Ali made this known on Wednesday while answering questions from the joint national assembly committee on finance working on the 2020 – 2022 medium-term expenditure framework and fiscal strategy paper. The Nigerian government had [...]

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    There’s no definitive end to border closure, says customs CG

There’s no definitive end to border closure, says customs CG

Hameed Ali, comptroller-general of the Nigeria Customs Service, says there is no definitive end to the partial border closure. The Nigerian government has closed its borders since August for the purpose of checking smuggling. Officials of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) had asked the Nigerian government to find a permanent solution to the challenge of smuggling and reopen its borders. The [...]

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    JOB ALERT: Customs begins recruitment of 3,200 officers

JOB ALERT: Customs begins recruitment of 3,200 officers

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says it will on Wednesday, April 17, enable its portal for the recruitment of 3,200 officers into the service. Umar Sanusi, acting deputy comptroller-general, human resources, customs, disclosed this during a press briefing at the agency’s headquarters on Tuesday. According to him, the recruitment of the officers, which is to fill existing vacancies within the agency, will last [...]

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    Outrage as customs official ‘kills’ man during argument

Outrage as customs official ‘kills’ man during argument

Videos where officials of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) were accused of killing an unarmed civilian at Shagamu interchange along Lagos-Ibadan expressway, have emerged online. There are different accounts of the incident which happened on Sunday. In the video, several commuters were seen arguing with customs officials, with several other commuters from other vehicles watching. A passenger was heard warning an official not to [...]

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February 04, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS355444389
KANO354445370
PH355447412
ABUJA356454413
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