News Summary; 11/04/2017 CAS Deploys Assets To Combat Insecurity

CAS Deploys Assets To Combat Insecurity The Nigerian Air Force is to step up deployment of assets to curb incidence of insecurity in Benue State. Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar said this during discussion with Governor samuel ortom of Benue state. CG Customs on Productivity Comptroller General of Customs, Colonel Hameed Ali…

Import duties: CSO tasks Customs on single window system

A Civil Society Organization, Good Governance Forum (GGF), has asked the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), to implement the single window system in verifying and clearing imported goods. GGF in a statement signed by its Director General, Awaiye Adedayo and Director of Public Relations, Agbechoma Grateful and made available to journalists in Ibadan on Tuesday in…

Customs will go ahead with import duties payment – Controller-General Hameed Ali

The Controller-General of the Nigerian Customs, Colonel Hameed Ali (rtd) has disclosed that Customs will proceed with its planned verification of payment of duties on imported vehicles at the appropriate time. The policy is currently on hold following the widespread outcry on account of its retroactive nature. Recall that the Senate had summoned the Customs’…

We have made N.9bn in two months – Ogun Customs Command

The Ogun State Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has said it generated the sum of N906,684, 498.26 as revenue in January and February of the year 2017. According to a statement signed and issued on Friday by the Area Controller in charge of the Ogun, Compt. Hassan Gangua, the Command recorded 344 seizures with…

Massive Shake-Up In Nigeria Customs Service As Attah Is Confirmed

NAN, Abuja: Comptroller General of Customs, retired Col. Hameed Ali, has confirmed Joseph Attah as the substantive Public Relations Officer of the service. Ali has also redeployed 337 Assistant Comptrollers to various area commands across the country. Mr Abubakar Dalhatu, the Deputy Public Relations Officer, announced this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, saying…

Customs redeploys 337 Assistant Comptrollers

Comptroller-General of Customs Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) has approved the redeployment of 337 Assistant Comptrollers of Customs to various Commands across the country with immediate effect. Abubakar Dalhatu, Customs Deputy Public Relations, in a statement said the development was part of the ongoing repositioning of the Service. The redeployment exercise which also confirms AC…

Customs makes u-turn, says vehicles seized does not belong to Senator

Nigerian Customs Service has denied that the service seized vehicles belonging to a Senator in Kano. This is in sharp contrast to confirmation by the Compliance Task Force Zonal Commander, Bala Dole, that the unit set up by the Controller General, Colonel Hameed Ali (retd), seized 223 vehicles, 13 of which belong to a senator…

True Story Behind Smuggled Cars Retrieved From a House In Kano – Customs

Joseph Attah, Abuja: The attention of Nigeria Customs Service has been drawn to a mischievous publication in some prints and online platforms that the service has seized vehicles belonging to a Senator in Kano. Since this is capable of misleading the public into wrong insinuations, it is imperative to state the facts. That the Operatives…

We didn’t buy any vehicle at N298m, Senate screams

The Senate is still trying to extricate itself from the Range Rover Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) said to have been purchased for the upper chamber, but impounded by the Nigeria Customs Service. The Senate in a statement on Tuesday, signed by Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Publicity said it paid…

Customs seizes 13 new vehicles from Senator

The Compliance Task Force set up by the Controller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Colonel Hameed Ali (retd), has impounded 223 vehicles, 13 of which belong to a senator from Kano State. The Task Force Zonal Commander, Bala Dole, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano on…

Meet Kabir, the man who instigated Senate to probe N4tn leakage in Customs

Based on the move by the Senate Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff to investigation how over N4 trillion was lost by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) between 2006 and 2016, Ripples Nigeria dug deeper to unearth why and how it reached the decision. Findings revealed that the decision to probe the government agency headed…

Senate begins investigation into alleged N4trn revenue leakage in Customs

 The Senate Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff, has commenced investigation into alleged over N4 trillion revenue leakage in the Nigeria Customs Service between 2006 and 2016. The Chairman of the committee, Sen. Hope Uzodinma, made this known in an interview with newsmen on Sunday in Abuja. He said that the committee would stop at……