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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 distributes relief materials to orphanage homes, IDPs in Kwara

The Federal Government on Tuesday distributed relief materials and food items to inmates of orphanage homes and the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Kwara state.

Customs arrest eight suspected smugglers in Oyo

The Nigeria Customs Service (NIS), Oyo/Osun Area Command, has arrested eight suspected smugglers, reporting that the service generated over N6 billion in the first quarter of 2019.

Used tyres: SON intensifies surveillance in Adamawa

The Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) is intensifying its surveillance across markets in Adamawa, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
NAFDAC destroys unsafe and unwholesome NAFDAC regulated products worth over N2 Billion at Oke-Diya Dumpsite, Sagamu, Ogun State. March 29, 2019 (NAN)

NAFDAC destroys unsafe, unwholesome drugs worth over N2 billion

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Friday destroyed unsafe and unwholesome products seized by the agency, worth over N2 billion, at Oke-Diya Dumpsite, Sagamu, Ogun State.

Federal government urged to reduce export cost

The Airfreight Stakeholders Forum (ASF) has appealed to the Federal Government to reduce the cost of doing businesses in Nigeria to encourage local exporters.

Official: Customs interrogates officers over video showing man’s death

The Nigeria Customs Service says its officers involved in the shooting of a man along Ijebu Ode road on Sunday are being interrogated.

President Buhari felicitates with Lamido of Adamawa on 75th birthday

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with the Lamido of Adamawa, Alhaji Muhammadu Barkindo Aliyu Musdafa on the joyous occasion of his 75th birthday.
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$900 million worth of Pangolin seizures made in Nigeria in 2018

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says that more than 900 million dollars’ worth of Pangolin for illicit trading were seized in Nigeria in 2018.
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ANLCA urges federal government to cancel 35 percent import levy to discourage smuggling

The Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) on Wednesday called for an outright cancellation of the 35 per cent levy imposed on new vehicles imported into the country.
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Federal government introduces new revenue initiative

The Federal Government on Wednesday introduced the Strategic Revenue Growth Initiative to generate more revenues to finance national development.

Federal government, women traders begin campaign against illegal food importation, chemicals

The Federal Government in collaboration with the National Association of Nigerian Traders have commenced a campaign to discourage illegal importation of food and indiscriminate use of chemicals on food items.

Customs intercepts contraband with DPV worth N23.6 billion

The Zone ‘A Federal Operations Unit (F.O.U.) of the Nigeria Customs Service says it intercepted contraband with Duty Paid Value of N23.6 billion last year.

Customs seizes Tramadol, rice duty worth over N54 million in Kaduna

Nigeria Customs Federal Operation Unit, Zone ‘B’ has made seizure of three cartons of Tramadol 255mg and 1,100 bags of foreign per boiled Rice Duty worth over 54 million Naira in Kaduna.

NBS: India is Nigeria’s biggest trading partner

Latest figures from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) have shown that India was Nigeria’s biggest trading partner in the third quarter of 2018, gulping N719.2 billion of crude and N37.7 billion of natural gas exports from the country.

Customs gets presidential approval to distribute seized items to IDPs, orphanages nationwide

The Nigeria Customs Service says it has obtained a presidential approval to extend distribution of seized perishable items to Internally Displaced People (IDP) camps and registered orphanages across the country.

Customs seizes five vehicles, 720 bags of rice in Kaduna

The Zone `B’ of Nigeria Customs Federal Operation Unit, has seized a truck and four cars conveying 720 bags of smuggled rice, with Duty Paid Value of over N22 million.

Customs impounds cows for aiding, abetting smuggling in Jigawa

The Kano/Jigawa Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has impounded two cows for aiding and abetting smuggling activities along Maigatari border town, in Jigawa State.

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