• Tension in Lagos as soldiers, custom officers clash

    Tension in Lagos as soldiers, custom officers clash

    There was tension at the Nigerian Army Shopping Arena, Bolade, in the Oshodi area of Lagos State on Thursday as some officers of the Nigeria Customs Service clashed with soldiers in the market.

    It was gathered that trouble started when the customs officers traced six missing containers, suspected to have carried contraband, to the market and moved to impound them.

    It was also learnt that soldiers at the market prevented the customs officers from impounding the containers, which were driven into the […]

  • ‘Customs service collected over N95b in August’

    ‘Customs service collected over N95b in August’

    The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) in August generated N95,760,763,642.04 which has been documented as the highest in the last 10 months .

    The Public Relations Unit of the NCS made this known on its website on Monday, saying: “Last month, August 2016, the Service recorded the highest revenue in 10 years despite the Forex difficulty, low imports and general economic downturn. The Service generated N95,760,763,642.04, a feat that points to the efficacy of the Comptroller-General’s policy thrust.”

    According to statement, the strong […]

  • Comptroller General Of Customs: OBJ Angry With Buhari

    Comptroller General Of Customs: OBJ Angry With Buhari

    It seems the romance between former President Olusegun Obasanjo and President Muhammadu Buhari may have gone sour following the latter’s recent sectional appointments.

    Top source revealed that both leaders are likely to hold a crucial meeting this weekend at which Obasanjo will insist on the reversal of some of the appointments, especially in the case of the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service.

    According to our source, a visibly angry Obasanjo was said to have expressed disgust before an APC chieftain […]

  • Customs Seal & Ban 4 Major Rice Importing Firms Over N23.6 bn Debit

    Customs Seal & Ban 4 Major Rice Importing Firms Over N23.6 bn Debit

    The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS),today sealed the warehouses and business premises of four major rice importing firms over N23.6 billion unpaid rice duty and levies.

    The Public Relations Officer of NCS, Mr Wale Adeniyi, told a news conference in Lagos that the service would also not allow discharge of the companies’ imports in any of the nation’s ports.

    The companies are Olam (Amuwo, Lagos), Stallion/Popular Foods/Masco Agro (Iganmu, Lagos) Ebony Agro (Wuse, Abuja) and Conti Agro (Victoria Island, Lagos).

    Adeniyi said that altogether […]