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The Joint Border Operations Drill Sector 3 of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says it has seized more than N135 million worth of illegal contrabands in the last one month in North Central Nigeria.
The Nigeria Customs Service says ingenuity deployed by criminals or smugglers has made it possible for contraband items to come into the country.
The Comptroller, Customs Federal Operation Unit Zone “B” Kaduna, Mustapha Sarkin-Kebbi, on Tuesday said 400 bags of smuggled rice and 600 bags of fertiliser had been intercepted in the zone in the last two weeks.
A former Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, Mr. Ahmed Kodjoli Bello, has proposed a list of prohibited cargoes that will be adopted in the West African sub-region with a view to curbing smuggling within the region.
The Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Hameed Ali, has failed to appear before the Senate Committee on Public Accounts despite several summons.
A container load of suspected pirated books, valued at over N20 million, belonging to different publishers, has been impounded in a joint operation by Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) and Nigerian Customs Service (NCS)
Mr Idowu Jimoh, an official of the Public Complaint Commission (PCC), urged the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) to extend its visit to Badagry so as to check selling of petrol into jerrycans which was rampant in the area.
Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, is set to take delivery of three scanners by end of the second quarter 2020, newsmen report. But some stakeholders are doubting the willingness of the NCS to use the scanners when they finally arrive.
Most of the petroleum stations in Badagry communities have closed as the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers of Nigeria (NUPENG) suspended distribution of fuel to the city.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has stated that Nigerian ports system is challenging, identifying the absence of National Single Window platform, absence of scanning machines for Customs operations, poor logistics and road infrastructures as the bane of Nigerian Ports system.
The Nigeria Farmers Group and Cooperative Society (NFGCS), on Tuesday, said that one major way to boost local rice consumption among Nigerians is to invest in the local fabrication of de-stoning machines.
Operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) have stormed a warehouse holding pirated insecticides worth millions of naira in a remote village in Kano State.
In a bid to ensure that Nigeria does not flout the International Maritime Organization, IMO, Convention on sulfur content of the fuel used by vessels, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, in conjunction with other relevant federal government agencies, have commenced moves to ensure compliance.
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Monday said it was preparing to conduct an aptitude test for 162,399 candidates out of 828,333 that applied to fill in the 3,200 job vacancies it advertised in April 2019.
Armed bandits operating in parts of Katsina State have released two Customs officers they abducted at Jibia last Wednesday.
The Nigerian government has commenced moves to stop the illegal activities of Chinese and other artisanal miners across the country.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to call the management of the State Radio and Television to order, over alleged provocative broadcasts against its members.
A corporal of the Nigerian Army attached to Operation Lafiya Dole has opened fire on his colleagues, killing four personnel and injuring two others.
Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli has been charged by the Football Association after posting a video on social media mocking the coronavirus outbreak.
Celestine Babayaro has shared his thoughts on the appointment of Joseph Yobo as Nigeria’s senior national team assistant coach.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, will lead a delegation of Senators to the funeral service of Late Senator Longjan Ignatius Dantong slated for March 2, 2020, in Plateau State.
The people of Uwheru in Ughelli North, Delta State, have been forbidden from eating or selling cow meat because of repeated attacks by herdsmen against farmers and residents of the kingdom, a national newspaper reported, Monday.
Fernandes swapped Sporting CP for United for an initial fee of £46.5million (€55m) prior to the deadline and the Portugal international has already established himself as a key member of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side.
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with top banker and stalwart of the All Progressives Congress, Sir Marc Wabara, as he turns 69 on Feb. 26.
Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar vowed on Friday to fight Turkish forces if peace talks in Geneva failed, in comments to a Russian news agency.
The Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission, ICRC, Friday, said it has engaged private sector operators to deploy electronic ticketing solution for the Nigerian Railway Corporation, NRC, to cut down on the purchase tickets at train stations.