• 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 […]

  • Fayose’s N1.3bn poultry fraud suit still in court – APC

    Fayose’s N1.3bn poultry fraud suit still in court – APC

    According to reports, the All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State has faulted claims by Governor Ayodele Fayose that he had been discharged and acquitted by the Federal High Court in the alleged N1.3bn poultry project.

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission filed the fraud case against the governor in 2005.

    The state APC Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, said in a statement on Thursday that Fayose had been misleading the public for long about the status of the case still pending at the […]

  • Customs officials, suspected smugglers clash over seizure of rice, frozen poultry

    Customs officials, suspected smugglers clash over seizure of rice, frozen poultry

    Some persons, believed to be smugglers, and officials of the Nigeria Customs Service at the Seme Border Command on Thursday clashed at the Badagry Roundabout over the alleged seizure of bags of rice and frozen poultry products.

    A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria gathered that trouble started when NCS officers at a checkpoint In the Mowo area of Badagry seized bags of rice from an alleged smuggler at 3am.

    An eyewitness who identified himself as Emeka Ejiofor, told NAN that […]

  • Customs intercept smuggled generators, frozen poultry products

    Customs intercept smuggled generators, frozen poultry products

    The Headquarters Compliance Team, Ogun Axis, of the Nigeria Customs Service, has intercepted a truck loaded with 1,533 cartons of smuggled generators popularly known as “I better pass my neighbour .’’

    The Team Leader, Assistant Comptroller Shittu Almaruf, made the disclosure in a statement yesterday in Lagos. He said that the seizures were made on May 19, along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

    “Similarly, the team in another operation intercepted a bus along the Sagamu-Ijebu-Ode Expressway, laden with 542 cartons of foreign frozen poultry […]

  • How Imported frozen poultry may lead to Cancer, Kidney diseases, hypertension – Experts reveal

    How Imported frozen poultry may lead to Cancer, Kidney diseases, hypertension – Experts reveal

    The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has warned that consumption of imported frozen poultry products may lead to cancer, kidney diseases and hypertension. Unfortunately, the warning has not deterred many Nigerians from consuming them.

    According to a former NAFDAC Director-General, Dr Paul Orhii, the risk in the products comes as a result of substances that can predispose one to kidney, liver and lung diseases as well as certain types of cancer and drug resistant bacterial infections […]