Akwa Ibom: Customs seize over 1000 bags of rice, threaten to burndown smugglers’ warehouses

The Nigeria Customs Service has seized no fewer than 1000 bags of contraband rice smuggled into Mbo local government area of Akwa Ibom state. The sector coordinator in charge of South-South and South-East, Comptroller Shehu Abubakar, disclosed this while conducting raid in a Joint Task Force, Boarder Drill Operations, following an intelligence at Uyenhe community….

Yuletide: Customs Intercepts N767m Falsely Declared Cargoes, Rice At Lagos Ports

Chioma Joseph, Lagos. As yuletide approaches with massive importation and smuggling through the Lagos seaports and land borders, the Comptroller General of Customs, Strike Force has intercepted contrabands and raised Debit Notes (DN) on under-declaration of cargoes worth N767million, Daily Times reports. While the contrabands were goods smuggled into the country from neigbouring Benin Republic,…

Customs intercepts N767m falsely declared cargoes, rice at Lagos ports

As yuletide approaches with massive importation and smuggling through the Lagos seaports and land borders, the Comptroller General of Customs, Strike Force has intercepted contrabands and raised Debit Notes (DN) on under-declaration of cargoes worth N767million. While the contrabands were goods smuggled into the country from neigbouring Benin Republic, the DN raised were from 13…

#ENDSARS: 7 Customs Command attacked, one officer killed

Nigeria Customs Service Stories by Godfrey Bivbere AS the attacks on government and private facilities spread across the country the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, has disclosed that six of its Commands were affected. The attacks on five, namely, Ogun1 Idiroko, Jigawa, Adamawa, Kwara and Edo Commands, according to NCS, were successful. Attempts to attack Commands…

Lagos chamber seeks urgent reform of Customs cargo clearing processes

Worried by the challenges faced by Nigerian business community during cargo clearance at ports, the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), has called for urgent reform of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) cargo clearing processes and procedures. According to the chamber, the situation is severely hurting investors and adversely affecting economic recovery efforts. “The…

Customs drained by endless transformation

In the last 41 years, the Nigerian Customs Service has not achieved much despite the huge amount of money spent to improve its operations and personnel, BAYO AKOMOLAFE reports Despite the warnings by both the Senate and the House of Representatives committees, who held public hearings to investigate the reliability of Customs mordernistion contract, the…

No more federal allocation for FIRS, Customs, NBC, 57 others – Senate

The Senate will advise the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning that 60 federal agencies should be removed from the beneficiaries of allocation from the national budget, starting from next year, DAILY TIMES gathered. The Federal Inland Revenue Service, Nigeria Customs Service, Security and Exchange Commission, National Broadcasting Commission, and Oil and Gas…