Monday, November 12, 2018

Tag "Nigeria Customs Service"

    Ali redeploys 8 assistant comptrollers-general in shake-up at Customs

Ali redeploys 8 assistant comptrollers-general in shake-up at Customs

Hameed Ali, comptroller-general of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), has redeployed 246 senior officers of the service.Joseph Attah, deputy public relations officer of the NCS, said the exercise is in a bid to “strengthen operations and re-position the service to meet the challenges of the new year, 2017”.He said the redeployment, which affected eight assistant comptrollers-general and 238 deputy comptrollers, [...]

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    FG bans importation of cars through land borders

FG bans importation of cars through land borders

The federal government has banned the importation of cars through land borders.Wale Adeniyi, spokesman of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), disclosed this in a statement on Monday.“Importation of vehicles into Nigeria through the land borders has been banned by the federal government. The prohibition order covers all new and used vehicles,” he said.He said the new policy followed a presidential [...]

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    Nigeria customs stinks of corruption, says Saraki

Nigeria customs stinks of corruption, says Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki has described the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) as "stinking,"  a euphemism for corruption, while calling for an investigation of the organisation over alleged financial irregularity.Saraki said this after the senate passed a motion to mandate its committee on customs, excise and tariff to carry out an investigation into the activities of the organisation with a view [...]

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    Customs sacks 29 senior officers for ‘compromising national economy’

Customs sacks 29 senior officers for ‘compromising national economy’

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has sacked 29 senior officers for “compromising the national economy”.Last week, the service sacked 17 junior officers for drug abuse, bribery and forgery.In a statement on Thursday, Wale Adeniyi, spokesman of the service, said the senior officers were sacked after a disciplinary panel found them guilty of offences bordering on corruption and theft.“Twenty-nine senior officers [...]

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    You can’t import paracetamol or export lizard: 10 items on customs’ prohibition list

You can’t import paracetamol or export lizard: 10 items on customs’ prohibition list

The Nigeria Customs Services (NCS) annually reviews its import and export prohibition lists to suit the nation’s current realities.The list has been revised to meet Nigeria’s 2016 realities and help build the local industry and grow the nation’s economy.You probably know the importation of frozen chicken is prohibited, but did you also know that any life birds and their non-hatching [...]

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    Army officers to declare assets ‘immediately’

Army officers to declare assets ‘immediately’

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff,  has directed all officers of the Nigerian army who have not declared their assets to do so "immediately".According to Sani Usman, army spokesman, Buratai gave the directive at a conference with principal staff officers and directors serving at the army headquarters."It  is to be noted that the chief of army staff has done so [...]

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    Customs gives officers 14 days to declare assets

Customs gives officers 14 days to declare assets

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    EFCC raids residence of ex-customs boss, Dikko

EFCC raids residence of ex-customs boss, Dikko

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday raided the residence of Abdullahi Dikko, former comptroller-general of Nigeria Customs Service.EFCC personnel were said to have arrived at the house located at 6, Ahmed Musa Crescent, Jabi, at about 7 a.m.According to NAN, Dikko was not at home when the officers arrived and that their mission was not disclosed [...]

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    Finally, Ali takes Buhari’s Customs job

Finally, Ali takes Buhari’s Customs job

Hammed Ali, the new comptroller-general of the Nigeria Customs Service, has assumed duty after weeks of his appointment.TheCable had reported that Ali, who initially did not want to accept the appointment, was under immense pressure to do so. And it was also believed that his appointment represented a procedural mistake by the president.But assuming duty on Thursday, the retired colonel, affirmed [...]

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    Imported goods pile up at the ports over Ebola

Imported goods pile up at the ports over Ebola

The Nigeria Customs Service says the need to be cautious about the spread of the Ebola virus disease in the country was slowing down its operations at the ports and border stations.Its spokesman, Mr Wale Adeniyi, told NAN in Abuja on Wednesday that the downturn in the activities of the service was because current operational emphasis was on the protection [...]

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    Car dealers appeal for suspension of new import tariff

Car dealers appeal for suspension of new import tariff

Chairman of Abuja Car Dealers Association, Mr Auwal Rilwan, has appealed to the federal government to suspend the new vehicle import tariff till local vehicle manufacturers begin full operations.The tariffs were imposed to discourage importation of used vehicles and encourage local manufacturing.Rilwan, speaking to NAN, said that implementing the policy now would lead to shortage of affordable cars for low [...]

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    Customs richer by N77.9b in first quarter

Customs richer by N77.9b in first quarter

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has revealed that it made a revenue of not less than N77.9 billion in the first quarter of 2014 from duties, fees, and levies from consignees and their agents.The service said that out of the revenue collected during the period, N41.7 billion was remitted to the federation account, while N36.2 billion was remitted to the [...]

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Nigeria, Benin Rep unite to check smuggling

In a bid to beat smugglers to their game, the Seme Command of Nigeria Customs Service (NSC) and its Benin Republic counterpart on Friday established a new vehicle transit regime.Mr. Willy Egbudin, Area Comptroller of the Command ,said that the measure would reduce the smuggling of vehicles.According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), an illegal park exists in Cotonou, [...]

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