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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.

Lockdown: Customs boss approves release of rice, other items worth N3.2 billion

The Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), has approved the release of 46,000 metric tons of rice, 36,495 kegs of vegetables oil and other items valued at N3.2 billion for distribution.

NCMDLCA: Maritime community must develop action plan

AS the Coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic continues to spread across the country, customs agents have called for the development of an action plan by stakeholders in the maritime sector of the nation’s economy.

Customs allegedly kill 15-year-old girl in Ogun

A 15-year-old girl, Sekinat Agbelade, was over the weekend allegedly shot dead by men of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) in Agosasa, Ipokia Local area of Ogun State.
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 seize, destroy N20.6 million poultry products in Lagos

Operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Federal Operations Unit, Zone A in Lagos have intercepted and destroyed poultry products worth N20,678,400 loaded in seven different vehicles
President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday tasked top security officials to beef up security measures at the National Assembly.

National Assembly leadership meet ministers on planned 2020 budget review

The Leadership of the National Assembly on Wednesday held a meeting with some Ministers and Heads of agencies from the Executive arm of Government to brainstorm on the impact of Coronavirus pandemic on the Nigerian economy.
Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, says state and local governments share some of the responsibility to fix roads in Nigeria.

Nigeria slashes oil benchmark to $30 per barrel

The Federal Government on Wednesday proposed the reduction of oil benchmark, upon which the 2020 budget was predicated, from $57 to $30 per barrel.
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Presidential committee on the impacts of Covid-19 on Nigeria’s economy to ensure that investments and the business of government continue to run without hitches.

President Buhari: Why I have not revisited IDPs camps

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday disclosed why he is yet to revisit Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps since last year August.
Abdullahi Dikko

Court rebukes anti-graft agency over shoddy prosecution of ex-Customs chief

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday, frowned at the manner the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) was prosecuting the former Comptroller General, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Abdullahi Dikko.

Customs official killed in violent clash in Ogun

A violent clash has occurred in Imasai town of Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State leading to the death of an official of the Nigeria Customs Service.

Oil price crash: Experts call for immediate, purposeful development of non-oil sector

Some economic experts, on Thursday, expressed the need for the Federal Government to immediately and purposefully develop the non-oil sector to mitigate the effect of slump in oil price in the international market.

Court strike out ‘unlawful dismissal’ suit filed by widow against Nigeria Customs

The National Industrial Court, Abuja, on Monday struck out a suit filed by Dr Jemila Aruna, widow of a dismissed deceased officer of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Isiaka, challenging the termination of his appointment after his death.

Police, Customs, NSCDC get radio licences

The Nigeria Police Force, Nigeria Customs Service and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps are among 52 organisations that have just been granted radio licences by the National Broadcasting Commission.

Lagos Chamber: Nigeria’s growth rate can’t address job, poverty crisis

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) rated the latest 2.27 per cent Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth recorded in the nation’s economy as sluggish and incapable of creating jobs and lifting millions of Nigerians out of the poverty trap.
The Nigerian Navy, Forward Operating Base, (FOB) Ibaka in Mbo local government area of Akwa Ibom State, yesterday said it has intercepted a total of 956 bags of rice smuggled into the state.

Navy intercepts 956 bags of smuggled rice in Akwa Ibom

The Nigerian Navy, Forward Operating Base, (FOB) Ibaka in Mbo local government area of Akwa Ibom State, yesterday said it has intercepted a total of 956 bags of rice smuggled into the state.

Smugglers devise new ways to beat Customs

The Coordinator, Joint Border Patrol, Zone 3, Muhammed Garba, has said smugglers have devised new ways of smuggling banned items into the country.

Customs seizes N135 million worth of illegal goods in North Central

The Joint Border Operations Drill Sector 3 of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says it has seized more than N135 million worth of illegal contrabands in the last one month in North Central Nigeria.
Another bizarrely creative efforts by the smugglers was discovered on Wednesday when the joint anti-bunkering team of the Nigeria Customs Service intercepted 23 jerry cans of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) concealed in two caskets at Idiroko border.

Customs: Criminals smuggling rice into Nigeria with caskets, gas cylinders

The Nigeria Customs Service says ingenuity deployed by criminals or smugglers has made it possible for contraband items to come into the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the finance bill into law.

President Buhari approves membership of national humanitarian committee

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the constitution of a National Humanitarian Coordination Committee (NHCC) to oversee all humanitarian actions in the country.

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Nigeria summons Chinese envoy over allegations of maltreatment of nationals in China

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Shell equips three hospitals, provides eight vehicles

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Rivers relaxes restrictions for Easter celebrations, others

The Rivers State Government has temporarily relaxed the restrictions on large religious gatherings to enable Christians carry out their religious obligations during the Easter Period.

ADC berates Lagos governor over inadequate palliatives for residents

The Lagos State chairman, African Democratic Congress (ADC), Olayiwola Abisoye, has berated the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu for not putting in place adequate palliative measures and appropriate stimulus packages before rolling out the stay-at-home order over the COVID-19 pandemic.
The new executive members were announced by the chairman of the PDP state congress committee, Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.

Oyo extends curfew over coronavirus

The Oyo State Government on Thursday extended the curfew imposed to combat the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.