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The Comptroller-General of Customs (CGC) Strike Force Zone ‘A’ has intercepted 2,494 bags of 50Kg parboiled rice, 1288 jerrycans of vegetable oil and assorted cars with Duty Paid Value of N47million in one month.

Closure of border with Benin leaves rice-loving Nigerians fuming

The days of heaping 50-kilo sacks of rice across the saddle of their motorbike and slipping a few notes to a customs officer are now gone.

Days of illegality are over – Customs chief warns personnel

The Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ali (retd.), has warned officers and men of the Service to desist from all forms of illegality or risk being arrested and jailed.

Nigeria gives condition to reopen borders with neighbours

Hameed Ali, the Comptroller General, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), says Nigeria’s borders will remain closed until the country and its neighbours agree on existing ECOWAS protocol on movement.

Northern traders ask President Buhari to sack Customs chief give reasons

Some traders operating at Singer Market, one of the biggest provisions markets in Kano have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ali.

Customs uncovers N5 billion tramadol, codeine in Lagos warehouse

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) yesterday said it has intercepted tramadol, codeine and other restricted drugs illegally imported into the country at a hidden warehouse in Lagos.

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.

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.

Customs, NAFDAC destroy N14.7 billion tramadol, others

The destruction was carried out by a committee made up of representatives of the Nigeria Customs Service, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency and others.

Customs: We prevent smuggling to suppress crime

Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ali, has said the service is directly suppressing violent crimes in the country through its sustained fight against smuggling of illicit drugs.

Customs: Officer who appeared with DCG rank is mentally unstable

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), says an Assistant Superintendent of Customs, Nura Dahiru, who appeared in the office wearing the rank of a Deputy Comptroller-General (DCG) on Monday was not in the right frame of mind.

Customs: Federal government may lift land border vehicle importation ban

The Federal Government may relax the ban on importation of vehicles through the land border. The government had in January 2017 ordered a ban on importation of vehicles through the land borders.

Colonel Ali charges newly promoted Customs officers

Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd), has charged newly decorated officers of the service to see their new ranks as call to greater service.
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Federal government recovers N605 billion through whistleblower policy

The Federal Government on Thursday said that it had recovered about N605bn through the implementation of the whistleblower policy.

Customs Tin-Can command rakes in N78.8 billion in Q1

The Tin-Can Island Port Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has said it has generated N78.8 billion in the first quarter of 2019, up from N76.7 billion realised in the corresponding period of 2018.
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President Buhari asks ministers to submit handover notes

An indication that President Muhammadu Buhari may dissolve the Federal Executive Council (FEC) earlier than the May 29 terminal date of his first term in office emerged yesterday when he asked ministers and agency heads to turn in their handover notes by Wednesday.
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Inauguration: President Buhari orders agency heads to prepare handover notes

Ahead of the May 29 inauguration President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term, the Accountant-General of the Federation, Idris Ahmed; the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ali; the Executive Chairman Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Tunde Fowler, and 11 other heads of agencies under the Ministry of Finance have been ordered to submit their hand over notes on or before April 23.

Customs seizes smuggled items worth N2 billion

The Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone ‘A’ of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has intercepted various smuggled items with a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N2 billion between February 6 and April 16.

Federal government steps up measures to address smuggling, insecurity across border

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama says the Federal Government has stepped up measures to address challenges of smuggling and insecurity at the nation’s borders.

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