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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.

Customs seizes elephant tusks, buffalo horns, others in two states

The Adamawa/Taraba Zonal Command of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), has impounded elephant tusks, bufallo horns and other outlawed items in Adamawa and Taraba states.
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Police re-arrest escaped prisoner in Enugu

Enugu State Police Command says it has re-arrested Gideon Balogun, a prisoner that escaped from the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) in Enugu in 2017.

Official: Customs in Niger generates N306 million in July

The Niger Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) said it has generated N306 million as Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) in the month of July.

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.

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.
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AuGF to audit FIRS, Customs

The Auditor-General of the Federation, Anthony Mkpe Ayine, has begun deep engagements with key federal agencies in his efforts to improve the credibility of public finance administration in Nigeria.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / A picture taken on April 8, 2019 shows shipping containers sitting at the Apapa Port Complex in Lagos, Nigeria's economy hub. - The Nigerian port is congested with hundreds of ships, idly queueing for days to offload containers with goods. Lagos port congestion is affecting port operations and creating a severe backlog at ports, causing carriers’ containers to be held in port for extra days, as well as creating several miles of truck traffic at roads that links to port gates. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

Reps summon NNPC, DSS, Customs, CBN chiefs over ports

The House of Representatives on Thursday summoned the Group Managing Director, Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kolo Kyari, Director-General, Department of the State Security Service (DSS), Yusuf Bichi, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, and the Comptroller-General, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col Ali Hameed (rtd).

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.
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with all the 2019 Nigerian pilgrims over the successful completion of their Hajj rites and the Eid-el-Kabeer celebration.

President Buhari signs law changing Nigeria Prisons Service to Nigeria Correctional Service

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law the billing changing the name of the Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS) to Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS).

Crashing oil prices tighten liquidity on forex market

Naira weakened to 364 per dollar at the weekend from N363.50 the previous day as falling oil prices tightened liquidity on the currency market, traders said.

Auto policy not working: Drop it — Expert

An automotive communication consultant, and university lecturer, Dr Oscar Odiboh, has advised the Federal Government to drop its auto policy since the policy was not achieving its set goals of providing new vehicles to its citizenry.

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.

Tramadol: Customs parades five suspects for theft

Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Port Harcourt Area 2 Command Onne, Rivers State, yesterday paraded five suspects who were arrested for breaking into seized container, containing banned drugs.

Customs: Smugglers have gone deadly

As Federal Operation Unit (FOU) Zone ‘B’ of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) made 623 seizures, including 153 vehicles and other items, Comptroller in charge of the unit has said that, smugglers have gone sophisticated and deadly.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

EFCC arraigns seven over unlawful possession of N1.1 billion gold, €112,800 cash

Four men and three companies were on Friday arraigned before a Federal High Court in Abuja on charges bordering on unlawful possession of gold valued at over N1.1billion.
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Niger- Kogi- Kwara Command, on Thursday, said it intercepted a truck belonging to the Dangote Group loaded with 700 bags of smuggled rice.

Customs intercepts truck loaded with 700 bags of smuggled rice

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Niger/ Kogi/ Kwara Command, on Thursday, said it intercepted a truck belonging to the Dangote Group loaded with 700 bags of smuggled rice.
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Insurgency: Sierra Leonean president warns against toying with youth matters

Sierra Leonean President Julius Maada Bio on Wednesday urged African leaders to do something about the exponential growth of youth population in the continent or risk a full-blown insurgency in the near future.

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Alex Iwobi has joined Daniel Amokachi, Joseph Yobo, Yakubu Aiyegbeni and Victor Anichebe as the only Nigerians to have played for Everton.

Alex Iwobi joins Joseph Yobo, Yakubu Aiyegbeni in Everton’s hallowed ranks

Alex Iwobi has joined Daniel Amokachi, Joseph Yobo, Yakubu Aiyegbeni and Victor Anichebe as the only Nigerians to have played for Everton.
The 24-year-old Mr Nigeria, Nelson Enwerem, late on Friday in Manila in the Philippines won five talent awards in the just concluded Mr World pageant.

Mr Nigeria bags five awards at the grand finale of Mr World

The 24-year-old Mr Nigeria, Nelson Enwerem, late on Friday in Manila in the Philippines won five talent awards in the just concluded Mr World pageant.

NERC: No electricity tariff increase yet

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), says no tariff increase has been approved by the commission yet.
Tragedy struck on Friday when a truck loaded with granite crushed a soldier identified as R. A Nata’ala, while one other was injured in the accident that occurred along Iyana Mortuary area of Abeokuta in Ogun state.

Truck crushes soldier, injures one other in Ogun

Tragedy struck on Friday when a truck loaded with granite crushed a soldier identified as R. A Nata’ala, while one other was injured in the accident that occurred along Iyana Mortuary area of Abeokuta in Ogun state.
[File] Nigeria's Olofunke Oshonaike eyes the ball in her women's singles qualification round table tennis match at the Riocentro venue during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 6, 2016.Jim WATSON - AFP

African Games: Nigeria loses table tennis gold medals, Tokyo Olympics ticket to Egypt

Team Nigeria succumbed to Egypt in the men and women’s table tennis team events at the ongoing 12th African Games in Morocco on Friday.