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The federal government is losing billions of naira in duties payable on imported vehicles as 50 per cent of such vehicles in Nigeria reportedly come in illegally through closed borders, it has been revealed.

Report: Nigerian government loses 50% vehicle import duty, levies to smugglers

The federal government is losing billions of naira in duties payable on imported vehicles as 50 per cent of such vehicles in Nigeria reportedly come in illegally through closed borders, it has been revealed.
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the sum of N9.2billion as premium to insurance companies that will manage the group life insurance for federal civil servants in the country. Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed revealed this when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the Council meeting which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Wednesday.

Experts reveal how bureaucracy stalled $3.1 billion Customs automation project

Nearly a year after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) approved a concession agreement to reposition the operations and boost revenue generation of the Nigeria Customs Service, experts are worried that a formal agreement has not been signed by parties thereby stalling the take off of the project.
Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has listed some communities inKwara and Niger as notorious for smuggling activities over the years.

Customs seizes 14 smuggled vehicles, other contraband in Katsina

Not less than 14 vehicles of different brands and other contraband smuggled into the country through border towns have been seized by the Katsina State Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) with a duty paid value of N101,027,350.00.
Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has listed some communities inKwara and Niger as notorious for smuggling activities over the years.

Customs: Smuggling in Kwara, Kogi, Benue reduced by 15 per cent

Smuggling of prohibited goods into Nigeria along the Kwara, Benue, Kogi and Niger axis has reduced by 15 per cent, according to the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).

Nigeria customs partners African countries on border crimes

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has expressed readiness to partner with neighbouring countries to tackle issues of insecurity and other criminalities in the border
Retired Col. Hameed Ali, Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), on Thursday said the closure of Nigeria’s borders by Federal Government was undertaken to strengthen the nation’s security and protect its economic interests.

Customs plans to train foreign officers

The Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), retired Col. Hameed Ali, says plan is underway to open spaces for the training of officers and men from other countries.

Nigeria Customs begins verification of private aircrafts

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says it will begin to take stock of all privately owned aircraft in the country to ensure strict compliance with all regulations.

Customs reads riot act to smugglers, dubious importers

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has sounded a note of warning to die hard smugglers and unscrupulous importers to engage in legitimate business only or have themselves to blame.
The National Agricultural Land Development Authority, NALDA, Monday, disclosed of engaging young people in mechanized agriculture and modern technology in farming.

Agric experts brainstorm on attaining food insecurity

Contemporary issues affecting agribusiness in the country and efforts at achieving sustainable food security will be the central discourse as agric experts converge on Abuja for the International Conference and Expo.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

CBN releases framework for non-bank acquiring

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has released a Regulatory Framework for Non-bank Acquiring to all deposit money banks, payment service providers and all financial institutions.
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Customs hands over banned drugs worth N22 million to NDLEA

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) in Kebbi has handed over siezed 632kg of Indian hemp and 199 sachets of 1,000 pieces each of five milligrams of Diazapam tablets to the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
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NDLEA intercepts 4.9 million capsules of Tramadol

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Wednesday said it intercepted 4,995,200 capsules of tramadol weighing 2,498.2kilogrammes at the Onne port, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senator Buhari: Senate president’s comments on restructuring personal

Senator Abdulfattah Buhari has described the recent position canvassed by the President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, against the call by the southern governors for restructuring the country, as Lawan’s personal opinion.
The House of Representatives, Tuesday, intervened in the conflict between telecommunication companies and banks over N42billion debts from Unstructured Supplementary Service Data(USSD).

House to probe killing of five by customs officers

The House of Representatives has mandated its Committee on Customs to investigate the killing of five bystanders in Iseyin, Oyo State, by officers of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).
Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has listed some communities inKwara and Niger as notorious for smuggling activities over the years.

Customs: Why we engaged in shootout with smugglers

The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) Federal Operations Unit, Zone A, on Thursday said three persons were killed when the unit repelled an attempt to abduct its officer on duty.
Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has listed some communities inKwara and Niger as notorious for smuggling activities over the years.

Three killed as customs repel attempt to abduct officer

The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) Federal Operations Unit, Zone A, on Thursday revealed that three persons were killed as the unit repelled an attempt to abduct its officer on duty.
Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has listed some communities inKwara and Niger as notorious for smuggling activities over the years.

Four killed in customs clash with ‘smugglers’ in Oyo

Four people have been killed in a crossfire between the Nigeria Customs Service operatives and unknown gunmen suspected to be smugglers in Iseyin.
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Sallah: Jigawa governor pardons 17 inmates

Gov. Muhammad Badaru of Jigawa has pardoned 17 inmates of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) in the state.

UK asks Nigeria to remove tariff on solar power equipment

The United Kingdom has asked the federal government to consider the issuance of tariffs and customs duty exemption on solar-powered equipment to accelerate Nigeria’s energy access and low carbon energy transition.
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NBS: Nigerian government generates N496 billion VAT in Q1 2021

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said the federal government generated N496.39 billion as Value Added Tax (VAT) in the first quarter of this year (Q1’21).
Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has listed some communities inKwara and Niger as notorious for smuggling activities over the years.

Rice farmers oppose return of impounded commodity to traders

Rice farmers under the umbrella of the Rice Processors Association of Nigeria (RIPAN), yesterday kicked against the directive by the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, to the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to return the smuggled goods it impounded from rice traders’ shops in Ibadan, Oyo State.
Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has listed some communities inKwara and Niger as notorious for smuggling activities over the years.

Customs raid Ibadan market, seize trucks loaded with rice

After two months that men of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) raided the popular Bodija International Market carting away about 250 bags of rice, the anti-smuggling agency has again raided Oja Oba market in Ibadan, where eight trucks loaded with bags of rice were confiscated.

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