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‘Smugglers’ attack customs outpost in Kebbi

    ‘Smugglers’ attack customs outpost in Kebbi

Suspected smugglers have attacked an outpost of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) in Yauri LGA of Kebbi state. In a statement on Saturday, Mohammed Salisu, customs spokesperson, said the attack

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CSO seeks suspension, prosecution of corrupt customs officers

    CSO seeks suspension, prosecution of corrupt customs officers

The Resource Centre for Human Rights and Civic Education (CHRICED), a civil society organisation (CSO), says personnel of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) guilty of corruption should be suspended and

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Three arrested as NSCDC intercepts ‘137 kegs of petrol being smuggled to Benin Republic’

    Three arrested as NSCDC intercepts ‘137 kegs of petrol being smuggled to Benin Republic’

The Kwara command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) says its operatives have arrested three suspected petrol smugglers. The agency also said 137 kegs of petrol “being

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Gold smugglers should be sentenced to death, says minister

    Gold smugglers should be sentenced to death, says minister

Uche Ogah, minister of state for mines and steel development, has advocated the death penalty for persons convicted of gold smuggling in Nigeria. Ogah spoke on Tuesday at an investigative

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Petrol smuggling: Customs, NSA grant supply waivers to filling stations near borders, says DPR

  Petrol smuggling: Customs, NSA grant supply waivers to filling stations near borders, says DPR

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has denied the claim by the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) that it was partly

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Lack of scanners at ports makes smuggling hard to prevent, says Hameed Ali

  Lack of scanners at ports makes smuggling hard to prevent, says Hameed Ali

Hameed Ali, comptroller-general of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), says the unavailability of scanners at the ports makes it difficult to

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Zainab Ahmed: Nigeria imported 400,000 vehicles in 5 years

  Zainab Ahmed: Nigeria imported 400,000 vehicles in 5 years

Zainab Ahmed, minister of finance, budget and national planning, says Nigeria imported an average of 400,000 vehicles in the last

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NNPC blames smuggling as daily petrol consumption rises to 102m litres

  NNPC blames smuggling as daily petrol consumption rises to 102m litres

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says smuggling across the borders increased the consumption of premium motor spirit, better known

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Four killed as customs officers clash with ‘smugglers’ in Oyo

  Four killed as customs officers clash with ‘smugglers’ in Oyo

Four persons were killed when officers of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) engaged suspected smugglers in a shootout in Iseyin,

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CBN targets 60% reduction in wheat imports

  CBN targets 60% reduction in wheat imports

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says it is working to increase local wheat production and reduce importation by 60

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