• 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • NDLEA arrests 20 suspects, seizes 61.4kg hard drugs in Yola

    NDLEA arrests 20 suspects, seizes 61.4kg hard drugs in Yola

    It was gathered that the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Adamawa command ,yesterday confirmed the arrest of 20 suspects and seizure of 61.465 kg of hard drugs at Yola abattoir and Jambutu Central motor park.

    The state Commandant, Mr. Yakubu Kibo, in an interview in Yola, revealed that the success follow the command’s relentless raid operation carried out to dislodge some major drug abuse joints in the state capital.

    He expressed the worry that during the raid, huge packets of Tramadol […]

  • NAFDAC seizes 14 cartons of expired drugs from counterfeiters

    NAFDAC seizes 14 cartons of expired drugs from counterfeiters

    It was gathered that the Abia office of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has seized 14 cartoons of expired amino acid drugs being re-validated in Aba, Abia.

    The Chief Regulatory Officer of NAFDAC, Abia Office, Mr Olisa Okeke, made the development known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Aba on Wednesday.

    He said that the product, named “Amino-fit”, with red colour containing 10 tablets in a sachet and with batch number, B00313D, […]

  • NDLEA seizes contraband drugs worth N50m in Kaduna

    NDLEA seizes contraband drugs worth N50m in Kaduna

    The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Kaduna State Command said it has seized contraband drugs worth over 50 million naira hidden inside a warehouse following a tip off.

    The State Commander of the Agency, Mr. Samule Azige, disclosed this while parading drugs suspects in Kaduna yesterday.

    According to Mr. Azige, the drugs were in 60 cartoons of Unpalidon which has been banned by the World Health Organisation (WHO)

    The owner of the drugs, according to the Agency is at large, but the […]

  • Navy seizes 253,000 litres of stolen diesel

    Navy seizes 253,000 litres of stolen diesel

    Nigerian Navy Ship Pathfinder in Port Harcourt on Tuesday impounded 253,000 litres of illegally refined diesel loaded in two vessels and one wooden badge.

    Cdr. Raphael Ekuma, the NNS Pathfinder Base Operation Officer, paraded four suspects and the vessels before newsmen in Onne, Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers.

    The two vessels–MV Omiete VI and MV Wood Pecker– and a wooden barge had suspected stolen diesel worth N36.68 million.

    Ekuma said the arrest was part of ongoing clampdown on oil theft, piracy and […]

  • NDLEA seizes N30m worth of illicit drugs from traffickers

    NDLEA seizes N30m worth of illicit drugs from traffickers

    It was gathered that the Kaduna State Command of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has seized illicit drugs worth over 30 million Naira and arrested nine suspected drug addicts and peddlers in Zaria.

    Parading the suspects before journalists at the command’s headquarters in Kaduna, the state commander, Samuel Azige, said the suspects were arrested during a raid at their hideouts in Zaria where they stored the illicit drugs in a warehouse.

    According to him, preliminary investigations revealed that the suspects stored […]

  • Customs seizes N1.3 bn smuggled rice, others, arrests 23

    Customs seizes N1.3 bn smuggled rice, others, arrests 23

    A total of N1.3 billion worth of smuggled items have been seized by a special team set up by Hamid Ali, Comptroller General [CGC], Nigeria Customs Service, two months ago, an official said on Friday.

    Musa Jalo, an Assistant Comptroller of Customs who heads the CGC’s Compliance Team, said in Kaduna that 23 suspects were arrested in various operations it carried out across the country.

    He said that the seized items included rice, vegetable oil, sphaghetti, poultry products, used tyres, used vehicles, […]

  • EFCC seizes ex-Navy chief’s N600m property

    EFCC seizes ex-Navy chief’s N600m property

    It was gathered that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has seized a property allegedly belonging to ex-Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Usman Jibrin (retd.).

    Our correspondent, who visited the N600m property on Plot 2717 Cadastral Zone A06, Maitama, Abuja, saw an inscription, “EFCC, Keep off!” written in red paint on its fence.

    Jibrin and three others are standing trial for alleged diversion of N600m.

    Apart from Jibrin, others arraigned with him are Rear Admiral Shehu Ahmadu (retd.), who was the Commander, […]

  • 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 […]

  • Breaking! CCT seizes ex-Minister’s  property

    Breaking! CCT seizes ex-Minister’s property

    The Code of Conduct Tribunal has ordered the forfeiture of a property belonging to former Minister of Niger Delta, Elder Godsday Orubebe.

    The former Minister has been standing trial before the tribunal over non-declaration of asset.

    The tribunal Chairman, Danladi Umar, ordered the forfeiture of the property located in Asokoro District of Abuja on Tuesday.

    Umar said Orubebe failed to declare the asset and therefore it should be forfeited to the Federal Government having breached the code of conduct rules for public