• Customs boss explains why nation’s borders are porous

    Customs boss explains why nation’s borders are porous

    Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Col Hameed Ali (Retd), Tuesday explained that the nation’s borders are porous because of their interconnectivity with the adjoining nations.

    He added that there is no line demarcating Nigeria from its neighbouring countries to specifically show the end of the country.

    According to him, besides, Nigerians’ kinsmen living across the borders, neighbouring countries speak the same language with the nation.

    This situation, said the Customs boss, makes it difficult to claim that a particular border […]

  • Customs seizes 117, 034 bags of rice at borders

    Customs seizes 117, 034 bags of rice at borders

    It was gathered that the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd), has disclosed that a total of 117, 034 (50kg) bags of rice have been seized at the nation’s land borders, at a duty paid value of N774, 282, by the Nigerian Customs Service within the first quarters of 2016.

    Speaking yesterday at a joint press conference on illegal rice importation to Nigeria, Ali frowned that the increase in seizure had revealed several ingenious, but devilish ways of smuggling […]

  • There is no food in Nigeria, open the borders for rice importation – Sultan begs Customs

    There is no food in Nigeria, open the borders for rice importation – Sultan begs Customs

    The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has appealed to the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, to consider the plight of Nigerians and open the borders to allow for the importation of food.

    Speaking in his palace in Sokoto, when he played host to the Comptroller-General of the Service, Col. Hameed Ali (retd) yesterday, the Sultan said the closure of the border has brought about hardship as food community are scarce in the country.

    He said, “The policy should be revisited with […]