• Reps threaten arrest warrant on customs boss over N250m allegedly paid to insurance firm

    Reps threaten arrest warrant on customs boss over N250m allegedly paid to insurance firm

    According to reports, the House of Representatives has again threatened to issue a warrant of arrest on the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd), over refusal to explain why his agency allegedly paid N250 million to Fortis Insurance Brokers Limited.

    The latest threat came after the management of Fortis denied ever insuring the NCS or receiving, as commission, the aforementioned amount.

    The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the firm, Lawrence Dafiode, in a […]

  • BREAKING!!! Court Strikes Out Suit Challenging Buhari’s Appointment Of Hameed Ali As Customs boss

    BREAKING!!! Court Strikes Out Suit Challenging Buhari’s Appointment Of Hameed Ali As Customs boss

    A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has struck out a suit a challenging President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointment of Hameed Ali as the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service.

    Justice Sale Hassan said the court lacked jurisdiction on the matter.

    The case was filed, in November 2015, by a human rights lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa. Mr. Adegoruwa challenged the appointment of Mr. Ali, a retired Colonel, as Customs chief saying Nigerian laws were violated in the

  • Court fixes date for judgment in suit challenging appointment of Customs boss

    Court fixes date for judgment in suit challenging appointment of Customs boss

    A Federal High Court in Lagos has fixed September 16 to deliver judgment in a suit challenging the appointment of retired Colonel Hameed Ali as the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service.

    The suit, which was instituted by a human rights activist, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, in November 2015, was argued before Justice Sule Hassan.

    Adegboruwa sought the interpretation of the court as to whether the President could appoint anyone as comptroller-general of customs without complying with Section 3 of the Official Gazette of […]

  • EFCC seizes former Customs boss Dikko’s N2bn mansion over alleged N40bn fraud

    EFCC seizes former Customs boss Dikko’s N2bn mansion over alleged N40bn fraud

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has seized a N2bn mansion allegedly owned by a former Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Abdullahi Dikko Inde.

    EFCC inscriptions were observed on the fence of the mansion located at 1 Audu Ogbe Street, Jabi, Abuja, on Saturday.

    The words painted in red, boldly read, “EFCC, Keep off.”

    It was learnt that Dikko, who submitted himself for questioning at the EFCC head office in Abuja, for allegedly diverting N40bn from the coffers of the NCS, had […]

  • EFCC arrests former Customs boss, Dikko Inde

    EFCC arrests former Customs boss, Dikko Inde

    According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday arrested and detained former Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs service, Alhaji Abdullahi Dikko Inde .

    A senior official of the Commission, who confirmed Dikko Inde’s arrested, said the former customs’ boss is being interrogated over allegations bordering on criminal conspiracy, diversion of public funds, theft, abuse of office and living above legitimate means.

    Specifically, the source revealed that Inde, is being questioned over the source of the funds with which […]