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Nigeria Customs denies closure of Seme border

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has denied closure of the Seme-Krake border with the Republic of Benin, explaining that the ongoing joint security exercise in the area was to tackle transborder crimes.
Malaysia Customs director-general Paddy Abdul Halim announces the drug find at a press conference today.

Malaysia discovers $161m cocaine, meph stored in sacks

Malaysian authorities on Friday said they had seized nearly 3.7 tonnes of ketamine and cocaine worth about USD 161 million in the country’s biggest drugs haul to date.

Military, paramilitary agencies plan joint border security exercise

A joint border security exercise involving the military, paramilitary and intelligence agencies is underway as part of government’s strategic, multi-sectoral effort aimed at securing Nigeria’s land and maritime borders.

Customs intercepts elephant tusks, buffalo horns, others

The Adamawa/Taraba Zonal Command of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has seized rare but outlawed items as well as more widely traded but contraband items across the two states constituting the command.
President Buhari at the event

Presidency: No ban, restrictions on importation of food items

The Presidency yesterday said that the Federal Government has neither banned nor restricted importation of food items into the country.

Nigerian Navy arrests five suspects, seizes 370 bags of rice

The Nigerian Navy, Forward Operating Base, Ibaka, Mbo local government area, Akwa Ibom State, has arrested five suspects and seized 370 bags of smuggled rice from them.

Stakeholders call for presidential intervention over ex-Customs unpaid benefits

Following appeal by the Association of Retired Customs Officers, ARCO, to the Customs management to pay the pension arrears owed its members, stakeholders in the maritime industry have called on the Presidency to intervene in the matter before it is too late.
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said the average cost of refilling a five kilogramme (kg) cylinder of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Cooking Gas) increased to N2,05.14 in August from N2,01.45 recorded in July.

Fake cylinders: LPG advocate warns ‘bomb-like’ explosions may hit Nigerian homes

Worried by the continued influx of fake and sub-standard Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders into Nigeria, a cooking gas advocate has warned that Nigerian homes may start experiencing `bomb-like’ explosions in their kitchens soon, caused by fake cylinders.

Sallah: Security agencies create ‘intelligence fusion centre’ in Plateau

In order to ensure a peaceful Sallah celebration in Plateau, security agencies under the coordination of Maj. Gen. Augustine Agundu, Commander, Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), have established an ‘’Intelligence Fusion Centre’’.
Gold

Two Japanese held with 12kg of gold in pant pockets in Dhaka

Customs officials at Bangladesh’s main airport in Dhaka said on Thursday they seized gold bars weighing about 12 kg from two Japanese nationals from Malaysia.

Nigerien Customs releases relief materials for Nigerian refugees

The Nigerien Douanes (Customs) at Konni, a border town, has released the seized relief materials meant for Nigerian refugees residing in Niger Republic.

Lagos chamber, Customs seal deal over cargo clearing turnaround

The Nigerian Customs Service, NCS, and key stakeholders in the shipping industry are set to announce a new operating procedure for cargo clearing aimed at addressing the logjam that has characterised the process hitherto. The final deal is expected to be announced today.
German Customs says it has destroyed 4.5 tons of cocaine found aboard a container ship in the northern port of Hamburg.

German customs destroys 4.5 tons of cocaine

German Customs says it has destroyed 4.5 tons of cocaine found aboard a container ship in the northern port of Hamburg.

Federal government plans to establish more dry ports

The Director General (DG) Infrastructural Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC), Mr Chidi Izuwah, says the Federal Government is committed to establishing more dry ports in the country.

NAFDAC intercepts, destroys unwholesome fish, soaps in Borno

National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has said it recently intercepted, seized and destroyed some unwholesome products in Maiduguri.
Air plane

John Ojikutu: Foreign airlines pay zero Customs duty

An Aviation security and safety consultant as well as Secretary General of Aviation Safety Round Table Initiative (ART), Group Captain John Ojikutu (retd), has disclosed that foreign and private airlines flying into Nigeria’s airports pay zero Customs duty on importation into the country.

Association seeks review of customs’ operations

The Africa Association of Professional Freight Forwarders and Logistics of Nigeria (APFFLON) has called on the Comptroller-General (CG) of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ali, to do a system appraisal within and without the customs operations.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Full list of senate committees chairmen, deputy

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has named Chairmen of Senate Committees and their Deputies.

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Vincent Kompany injured as Anderlecht lose again

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Tammy Abraham fires Chelsea to victory over Norwich

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