Nigeria Loses N9 bn Revenue Annually To Illegal Fish Importation ~ Association

Nigeria Loses 9 billion Naira On Illegal Fish Farming The Association of Indigenous Sea Food Stakeholders says the country loses N9 billion revenue annually to illegal fish importation and smuggling. The association’s national chairman, Mr Lamina Rasheed, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday. Rasheed said that the members…

Customs Restricts Exit Of Rice From Free Trade Zones — Official

NCS On Free Trade Zone   The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) said it has restricted the exit of rice from Free Trade Zones (FTZs ) in the country to ensure total compliance to the ban on the importation of rice. Mr Joseph Attah, the Public Relations Officer of NSC told the News Agency of Nigeria…

Tin Can Customs command generates N649.11 in March

The Tin-Can Island Port 2 Customs Command, Ijora in Lagos, on Thursday, said it generated the sum of N649.11 million in March. According to a statement by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Godwin Andishu, the figure is N270.1million lower than the N919.6 recorded in February. The spokesman said the figure was also N95.5million short……

Customs: Ali approves redeployment of 337 Assistant Comptrollers

Comptroller-General of Customs (CGC), Hameed Ali, has approved immediate redeployment of 337 Assistant Comptrollers of Customs to various Commands across the country. The redeployment according to the Customs boss is part of the ongoing repositioning of the service. Officers affected are Babadidi B, moved from FOU D to Apapa; Udenze A., from ICT to TCIP;…

Senator denies links with 30 containers of rice seized by Customs

  The Chairman, Senate Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff, Senator Hope Uzodinma, has denied having any link with the 30 containers of rice seized by the Nigeria Customs Service. Uzodinma said this in Abuja on Tuesday while speaking with journalists. According to him, the letter he sent to the Comptroller General of the NCS,……

Customs seize 13 vehicles from Kano Senator in special crackdown

The politicking between the Senate and the Nigeria Customs Service has reached a new height as the Comptroller-General of Customs Compliance Task Force announced on Monday that it had seized 13 vehicles from a senator in the course of its special operations. A total of 223 vehicles were impounded by the task force. The task……

Senate probes N4trn revenue leak in Customs

The Senate Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff, has commenced investigation into over N4trillion revenue leakage in the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) between 2006 and 2016. Chairman of the committee, Sen. Hope Uzodinma, disclosed this in an interview with reporters in Abuja. Uzodinma vowed that his committee would stop at nothing in recovering the money.……

I won’t appear before the senate tomorrow – Hameed Ali

The Comptroller General of Nigerian Customs Service, NCS, Hameed Ali, on Tuesday said he will not appear before the Senate on Wednesday. In a media parley with Editors in Abuja, the Customs boss explained that his decision not to appear before the senate was based on a writ of summons he received on a case……

Did seizure of Saraki’s bullet-proof vehicle trigger Senate/Customs war?

The week ahead promises plenty drama and suspense as speculations emerged Saturday that seizure of a bullet-proof Range Rover vehicle,  allegedly belonging to Senate President Bukola Saraki, may have triggered the on-going face-off between the Nigerian Senate and Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) boss, Hameed Ali. The Senate had on Thursday, after a failed attempt, insisted…

EFCC Arraigns Two Over $167,900 Money Laundering

EFCC On Money Laundering The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on 16th March, 2017 arraigned Ojinnaka Emmanuel and Nwoke Juventus Uchenna before Justice Dugbo Oghoghrie of the Federal High Court Enugu on a three-count charge of conspiracy, under declaration of currency and Procurement fraud. The accused persons were arrested at Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu…

Customs boss, Hameed Ali arrives Senate without his uniform

Hameed Ali, the comptroller general of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), has arrived at the national assembly complex, but not in customs uniform as requested by the senate. Earlier, the senate had requested that Ali appears before it, in customs uniform, which Ali had rejected on two occasions, saying he was not appointed to wear……

Hameed Ali bows to Senate’s demands

Following the outcry from Nigerians and the Senate, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has suspended the controversial‎ motor duty payment. Joseph Attah, Customs Public Relations Officer, in a statement on Wednesday said the decision was taken after the leadership of the National Assembly and the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd) met with a……