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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.

Customs alleges smugglers hiding vehicles in hotels

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Thursday justified its raid on Frazier Suites, Abuja and other car marts across the country, saying that internal intelligence had revealed that owners of smuggled exotic vehicles have hurriedly removed them from car shops to hide away in hotels.
The Leader of the Senate, Yahaya Abdullahi, stated this in an interview with journalists in his office in Abuja.

N5.5 billion SUVs: Public outcry an insult – Senate leader

The Senate on Wednesday described the public condemnation of its planned purchase of sports utility vehicles amounting to N5.5bn for the senators, as an insult.g
Sales of Sports Utility Vehicles (SUV) and cost cuts helped Volkswagen (VW) shrug off a 1 billion euro legal charge and meet first-quarter operating profit forecasts on Thursday, sending its shares 3.3 per cent higher.

Volkswagen shrugs off one billion euro legal hit with higher SUV salesÉ

Sales of Sports Utility Vehicles (SUV) and cost cuts helped Volkswagen (VW) shrug off a 1 billion euro legal charge and meet first-quarter operating profit forecasts on Thursday, sending its shares 3.3 per cent higher.

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.

APC: Okezie Ikpeazu does not appreciate Abia workers

The Abia State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has blasted the state’s Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, for what it termed the inhuman treatment meted out against workers in the state.

Customs intercept smuggled goods worth N2.24 billion

Smuggled items, including nine bulletproof Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) and 11,000 bags of 50kg foreign parboiled rice, with an approximate Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N2.02 billion, have been intercepted by the Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone ‘A’, Ikeja of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).

Oil and gas export sales up to $416 million

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says a total of crude oil and gas export sales of $416.07 million was realised in June, which is 35.78 per cent higher than the previous month.

2019: Asiwaju Tinubu adamant over Governor Ambode’s second term

Tinubu is however said not to be particularly keen on conditions but fears that having literally pulled a gun on the governor, should he now lower it and back the governor’s second term quest, Ambode might come after him when he is re-elected.

Presidential panel recovers 19 vehicles from former NPopC commissioners

The Special Presidential Panel for the Recovery of Public Property in Abuja on Friday handed over 19 official vehicles it recently recovered for the National Population Commission (NPopC).

Presidential panel recovers $7 million ‘stashed’ in Heritage Bank, others

The Special Presidential Investigation Panel (SPIP) for the Recovery of Public Property has recovered seven dollars million (N2.1 billion at official rate) illegally kept in Heritage Bank.

Governor Wike donates 16 SUVs to Rivers NASS members

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has released 16 Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) to elected members of the National Assembly from the state.

Nigeria Customs seizes bullet-proof vehicles ‘hidden in Ikoyi home’

Officers of the Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone A of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, have impounded four bullet Sports Utility Vehicles from a house in Ikoyi, Lagos.

Senator Misau and the ‘deteriorating’ sense of reasoning

It seems the sense of reasoning of the Senator representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District, Isa Misau, is fast deteriorating, hence, needs the help of psychiatric doctors to examine it.

Governor Fayose alleges corruption in President Buhari’s government

Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has alleged that the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration was corrupt, describing the scale of corruption in the government as ‘rotten and scandalous’.

President Buhari’s govt rotten, covered with scandalous corruption – Governor Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has described the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government as one that is rotten and covered with scandalous corruption, saying; “within the last one month, Nigerians have been confronted with messy revelations that gave credence to my earlier position that President Buhari is the life patron of corruption in Nigeria.”

Governor Fayose alleges plot to release fresh ‘Chibok Girls’

Speaking further, the governor said; “While I await yet another scandal in what has become a government of one week, one scandal, I ask our President what has happened to the report of the committee that investigated the $43 million discovered in an apartment at Osbourne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos?

Why we delivered cars to Aisha Buhari – Police

The Nigeria Police Force has risen to the defence of the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Idris Ibrahim, denying claims that the police boss donated two Sports Utility Vehicles, SUVs, to the first lady, Aisha Buhari.

Khartoum denies closing borders with South Sudan, Libya

Khartoum has denied claims that it has closed its borders with three of its neighbours in efforts to curb weapons and vehicle smuggling.

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Mrs. Busola Dakolo, the wife of Nigeria’s inspirational singer, Timi Dakolo, has asked the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja to dismiss the preliminary objection filed against the rape case she instituted against the Senior Pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, Biodun Fatoyinbo.

COZA rape scandal: I’ll appeal Abuja court judgement – Busola Dakolo

Celebrity photographer, Busola Dakolo, on Thursday said she would appeal the ruling of Justice O. A. Musa of the Federal Capital Territory High Court in Abuja against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly over alleged rape.
The Senior Pastor and Founder of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Biodun Fatoyinbo, has said he has no business interfacing with Mrs Busola Dakolo in the law court over the allegation of rape leveled against him.

COZA rape scandal: Court dismisses Busola Dakolo’s case against Biodun Fatoyinbo

A Nigerian judge has dismissed rape allegations against Biodun Fatoyinbo, a famous Abuja-based preacher of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly.
The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) says it has over 700,000 National e-ID cards yet to be collected by Nigerians from its offices nationwide.

Prospective UTME candidates throng NIN centres

Ahead of the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, prospective candidates on Thursday thronged the National Identity Number registration centre in Omu-Aran, Kwara State, to obtain their numbers.
The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State, Chief David Lyon, sends his heartfelt thanks to party members for their overwhelming support for his candidature during the primary election on September 4 in Yenagoa

Bayelsa guber: Court nullifies APC primaries, restrains INEC

A Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa, on Thursday nullified the governorship primaries that produced Chief David Lyon as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), for the Nov. 16 poll in the state.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has called for an improved welfare package for teachers in Nigerian as they join their colleagues globally to mark this year’s World Teachers’ Day. 8

House of Reps approves Nigerian Army’s Operation Positive Identification

The House of Representatives has approved Operation Positive Identification by the Nigerian Army, asking the military to go on with the exercise.