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Hameed Ali: Nigeria Customs must adopt new technologies to secure ports

The Comptroller-General of Customs, Hameed Ali, has said the agency must benefit from the opportunities of new technologies in securing the Nigerian boarders and ports

Governor Ambode urges Lagos pilgrims to be good ambassadors

Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has urged intending pilgrims for the upcoming Hajj to represent the state well, and be good ambassadors in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Custom intercepts petrol tanker conveying rice in Kaduna

The Nigeria Customs Service, Zone “B” Federal Operations Unit, has impounded a petrol tanker, a J5 bus and a truck filled with smuggled rice on the Kaduna-Zaria axis.

Ogun Customs intercept 215 smuggled vehicles

The Ogun State Area Command, Nigeria Customs Service, says it has intercepted 215 vehicles smuggled into the country through land borders in its operations between January and June 2018.

Nigeria Customs intercepts petrol tanker conveying rice in Kaduna

The Nigeria Customs Service, Zone “B” Federal Operations Unit (FOU), has impounded a petrol tanker, a J5 bus and a truck filled with smuggled rice on the Kaduna-Zaria axis.

Presidency: Why Vice President Osinbajo avoided his chopper

Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, on Thursday said Vice President Yemi Osinbajo avoided using his chopper from Gwagwalada where he had gone for an official assignment back to the Presidential Villa, Abuja because of “technical reasons.”

Ramadan: Yobe government distributes items to IDPs, orphanages

The Yobe State Government on Sunday distributed 17,501 bags of rice, cooking oil, sugar, tomatoes, and clothes to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), orphanages and indigent persons across the 17 local government areas of the state.

Customs intercept N74.4 million worth of imported marijuana

The Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit, in Lagos Wednesday said it had seized 98 bags and 570 parcels of Indian hemp with duty paid value at N74.4 million.

House of Reps to probe Governor Bello’s alleged importation of arms, ammunition

The House of Representatives says it will investigate the alleged importation of arms, ammunition and military equipment by Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State.

VAIDS: No sacred cows after deadline – Babatunde Fowler

As the March 31, 2018, deadline given by the federal government for tax amnesty under its Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS) draws nearer, the Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr. Babatunde Fowler, has warned that there would be no sacred cows after the cut-off date.

Federal govt to stop Customs from raiding markets for smuggled rice

The Federal Government has approved N1.12bn for the purchase of 50 operational “anti-rice smuggling” vehicles to check the persistent smuggling of rice into the country, the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun has disclosed.

How businessman imported illegal firearms for six years – DSS

One of the men who illegally imported 661 pump action guns in January 2017 had been smuggling guns into the country since 2012, according to Department of State Services (DSS).

Punish trigger-happy officers – Lagos CP tells Customs

Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, Imohimi Edgal, weekend, urged the leadership of the Nigeria Customs to take stringent measures against any trigger happy officer found culpable in the death of any civilian, with a view to serving as deterrent to others.

Nigeria Customs retire 577 senior officers, others

The Nigeria Customs Service has announced its plans to retire 577 of its officers.

NSCDC redeploys Bayelsa commandant amid accolades

The authorities of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps have redeployed the Bayelsa State Commandant, Mr. Desmond Agu, to Makurdi, Benue State.

Senate to investigate Customs’ non-auction of seized goods

The Senate on Wednesday resolved to set up an ad-hoc committee to investigate allegations of economic waste against the Nigeria Customs.

Nigeria Customs discovers new method of smuggling rice

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says it has uncovered new methods of smuggling rice at the commercial border town of Mubi in Adamawa.

Enugu residents to have blissful Christmas as foodstuff prices drop

Barely one week to Christmas festivities, prices of foodstuff, especially local rice, have decreased considerably in some markets in Enugu State.

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