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Nigeria Customs to reduce time of cargo clearance

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says it has embarked on Time Release Study (TRS) to measure the efficiency of its trade facilitation scheme and reduce the time of cargo clearance.

Hameed Ali: Nigeria Customs must adopt new technologies to secure ports

The Comptroller-General of Customs, Hameed Ali, has said the agency must benefit from the opportunities of new technologies in securing the Nigerian boarders and ports

Governor Ambode urges Lagos pilgrims to be good ambassadors

Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has urged intending pilgrims for the upcoming Hajj to represent the state well, and be good ambassadors in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Nigerian arrested for human trafficking in Ghana

A Nigerian lady, Goodness Ifeoma Amobi, and her Ghanaian friend, Sampson Aglah, have been arrested by Ghana security agents in an attempt to traffick three girls to Nigeria at the weekend at Dabala Junction near Sogakope.
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China’s trade surplus with US hits $28 billion

China’s trade surplus with the United States swelled to a record in June as its overall exports grew at a solid pace, a result that could further inflame a bitter trade dispute with Washington.

NCS intercepts cache of ammunition at Tin-Can Port

The Tin Can Island Customs Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has intercepted a cache of ammunition at two terminals on Monday and Tuesday, an official has said.

Man caught with 200,000 live ammunition in Niger

The Niger, Kwara, Kogi Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has apprehended two suspected smugglers caught with 200,000 live ammunition along Wawa-Babana border in Niger State.

Lagos Customs command generates N12.6 billion in 6 months

The Lillypond Container Terminal Customs Command says it generated N12.61 billion in the first half of 2018 in contrast to N4.31 billion generated in the corresponding period of 2017.

Custom intercepts petrol tanker conveying rice in Kaduna

The Nigeria Customs Service, Zone “B” Federal Operations Unit, has impounded a petrol tanker, a J5 bus and a truck filled with smuggled rice on the Kaduna-Zaria axis.

Ogun Customs intercept 215 smuggled vehicles

The Ogun State Area Command, Nigeria Customs Service, says it has intercepted 215 vehicles smuggled into the country through land borders in its operations between January and June 2018.

NEC directs NNPC, finance ministry to audit Nigeria’s daily petrol usage

The National Executive Council (NEC) has directed the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC and Ministry of Finance to undertake an audit exercise to determine the actual daily consumption of petrol in Nigeria, the NNPC has disclosed.
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Senator Makarfi: We need to restructure Nigerian security agencies

Former governor of Kaduna state, Ahmed Makarfi, says there is nothing wrong with restructuring Nigeria “as long as the foundations are not tampered with”.

Senator Uzodimma calls for justice over Plateau killings

Chairman of Southern Senators Forum, Sen. Hope Uzodinma, has sent his deepest condolences to the families of the victims of the recent Jos killings which he described as unwarranted and unjustifiable.

2019: IGP Ibrahim Idris assures INEC of adequate security for materials, personnel

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on Thursday assured the Independent National Electoral Commission of adequate deployment of armed policemen, vehicular patrols and helicopters for security during 2019 General Elections.

Nigeria Customs cease Tramadol, other goods worth N379m

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone ‘C’, Owerri says it seized Tramadol and other goods with Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N379.29 million between March and June.

Governor Umahi: Police discover bomb in Ebonyi PDP secretariat

The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, on Wednesday said the state police command discovered an ‘explosive device’ suspected to be a bomb at the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Secretariat along Abakaliki Enugu Expressway.

Police foil attempt to kidnap Customs officer and family

An attempt to kidnap a Deputy Comptroller of Customs, her younger brother and her son was thwarted on Saturday by police detectives attached to Area-D- Police Command, Mushin, Lagos.

Nigerian Customs seizes four containers over false declaration

The Nigerian Customs Federal Operations Unit, Ikeja, on Wednesday said it had seized four containers for false declaration of original items contained.

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President Buhari: Ex-IGP Ibrahim Coomassie brought honour to Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday offered condolences to the family and relatives of the late Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Coomassie, describing him as a valiant officer who brought honour to the nation.

Human trafficking: NAPTIP advises parents against undue pressure on children

The National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) on Friday urged parents to stop putting undue pressure on their children to prevent them from falling victims to human traffickers.

Federal government to engage media to promote exclusive breastfeeding

Federal Ministry of Health on Friday said it would engage stakeholders, individuals and media organisations to promote and support exclusive breastfeeding in health facilities, communities and workplaces.

Governor Ortom: APC demonizing me

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has accused the All Progressives Congress, APC, of “demonizing him for obvious selfish reasons.”