• 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 […]

  • See What Customs Officers Discovered Inside an Intercepted Petrol Tanker in Ogun (Photo)

    See What Customs Officers Discovered Inside an Intercepted Petrol Tanker in Ogun (Photo)

    The Ogun State Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, has intercepted a petrol tanker and about 25 other vehicles loaded with smuggled bags of rice.

    A petrol tanker and about 25 other vehicles reportedly loaded with smuggled bags of rice, have been intercepted by the gallant operatives of the Ogun State Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, on Monday November 15, 2016, along the Idiroko border area, on its way to Lagos.

    Speaking to correspondents at the command’s Idiroko border […]

  • Customs seizes fuel tanker loaded with smuggled bag of rice

    Customs seizes fuel tanker loaded with smuggled bag of rice

    According to reports, the Ogun State Area Command, Nigeria Customs Service, has intercepted a petroleum tanker, and no fewer than 25 other vehicles, loaded with smuggled bags of rice in some parts of the state, in the last two weeks.

    The new Area Controller, Hassan Gangua, addressing journalists at the command’s Idiroko border office on Thursday, said the MAN diesel petroleum tanker with number plate FST 51 XE, was specially built for smuggling.

    He said the tanker, filled to capacity with the […]

  • Senators discover exotic cars imported by members of the Executive

    Senators discover exotic cars imported by members of the Executive

    There are indications that some serving governors and a minister, are among owners of about 1,500 exotic vehicles parked in the Volkswagen Yard, on the Mile 2-Badagry Expressway in Lagos.

    A governor from the South-East (name withheld) has been identified as the owner of 15 Sports Utility Vehicles seized by officers of the Nigeria Customs Service and parked in the agency’s office in Ikeja.

    The Senate Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff, led by its Chairman, Hope Uzodinma, had visited the VON premises last […]

  • Nigerian Customs seize 1600 bags of smuggled rice

    Nigerian Customs seize 1600 bags of smuggled rice

    Officials of the Nigeria Customs on Sunday raided Itekun waterside at Ishasi, a suburb near Iba Local Government Area of Lagos ,where they seized 1600 bags of rice brought into the country illegally by smugglers.

    Taupyen Selchang, spokesman for Seme Customs Command told newsmen that the raid was carried out by a combined team of officials.

    “It was an operation carried out on Sunday 13th November by officers and men of the task force Compliance unit of the Federal Operation unit and […]

  • Customs impounds 20 containers of vegetable oil over false declaration

    Customs impounds 20 containers of vegetable oil over false declaration

    It was gathered that the Tin Can Island Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has uncovered 20 containers of groundnut oil said top be falsely declared as Disodium Phosphate.

    Disclosing this to newsmen, Customs Area Controller of the Command, Comptroller Yusuf Bashar said a certain clearing agency named Patwed Investments Company presented 3 Single Goods Declarations (SGDs) with C-No. 102101, purporting to be having 7 containers of 7588pk of Disodium Phosphate, while another 7 and 6 containers had different pkgs […]

  • Customs seizes N108m imported poultry products

    Customs seizes N108m imported poultry products

    According to reports, the Area Comptroller of Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit, Zone C Owerri, Mohammed Garba, has said that the Unit, on October 31, intercepted a DAF Truck loaded with 11,315 cartons of imported frozen poultry products with Duty Paid Value of N108,624,000.00.

    This was said to be barely two weeks after he assumed office as the new Comptroller of NCS, FOU, Zone C.

    The vehicle with registration number LND 641 XM was impounded on the Benin axis on the […]

  • Customs destroys N90m poultry products

    Customs destroys N90m poultry products

    According to reports, the Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operation Unit Zone ‘C’, Owerri, has destroyed 11, 315 cartons of imported poultry products valued at N90.52m in Benin.

    The Officer-in-Charge of the Benin Axis of NCS, Federal Operation Unit, Zone C, Mr. Dahiru Usman-Shehu, made this known in a statement in Benin on Wednesday.

    He said that the 11,315 cartons of imported poultry products (chicken and turkey) had a duty of N18.1m and duty paid value of N108.62m.

    He said that the products were […]

  • Reps summon Customs boss for allegedly paying firm N250m

    Reps summon Customs boss for allegedly paying firm N250m

    It was gathered that the House of Representatives has summoned the Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd) for allegedly paying over N250 million to unlicensed brokerage firms.

    Members of the House Committee on Insurance led by Adekunle Akinlade Abdulkabir probing allegations of wrongdoings between insurance outfits and ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) of government from 2013 to 2015, gave the directive during an interactive session with the Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer of Guinea Insurance Plc, […]

  • CSNAC demands probe of Nigeria Customs

    CSNAC demands probe of Nigeria Customs

    It was gathered that the Civil Society Network Against Corruption, CSNAC, has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to urgently investigate the Nigerian Customs for alleged bribery, corruption and forgery.

    In a petition forwarded to the anti-graft commission and signed by CSNAC’s chairman, Olanrewaju Suraju, the coalition said it is demanding a full scale investigation be launched into the activities of NCS in view of its alleged strong embrace of corruption, bribery and forgery.

    Taking the cue of its petition […]

  • Senate seeks new laws for Customs to block leakages

    Senate seeks new laws for Customs to block leakages

    According to reports, the Senate is considering new laws for the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) that will effectively block revenue leakages in the service.

    The Senate Committee on Customs and Excise which began the tour of Customs facilities in Abuja Wednesday gave the hint at NCS headquarters, Abuja.

    The committee said that the new laws would fashion ways and means to increase revenue generation capacity of the service by blocking all sources leakages.

    Chairman of the Committee, Senator Hope Uzodinma, insisted that the […]