Pictures: Offa VC, Customs emerge champions of 2022 Nigeria Volleyball Premier League

September 26, 2022 Editor 0

Offa Volleyball Club and Nigeria Customs Service have emerged champions of the 2022 Nigeria Volleyball Premier League in the men and women category respectively on Sunday September 25, 2022. Offa Volleyball Club beat Nigeria Correctional Service NCoS 3-2 (25-16, 23-25, 25-17,17-25, 15-11) in a keenly contested men’s match while Nigeria Customs Service beat Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Read More

Court restrains FG from further actions on disputed e-Customs concession project

June 18, 2022 Kehinde Osasona, Abuja 0

A Federal High Court in Abuja has restrained the Federal government from enforcing or giving effect to the controversial Customs modernisation project otherwise known as e- Custom allegedly executed by its agents on May 30, 2022 . The agents who allegedly executed the disputed concession project are the Nigerian Custom Service, Trade Modernisation Project limited, Huawei Technologies Company Nigeria limited Read More

Customs seizes 828 bags of foreign rice, others in Benin, Lagos

June 2, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Western Marine Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has said that between February and March 2022, it seized 828 bags of foreign parboiled rice between Benin Republic and Lagos State. The Customs Area Controller in charge of the command, Abubakar Umar, while addressing journalists recently at the command in Lagos, said that 503 out of the 828 bags of Read More

Customs in Kebbi seizes N27m goods in 14 days

Barely two weeks after Kamba land border in Kebbi state was reopened by the federal government, the Nigeria Customs Service has seized food items worth N27.669 million. The vigilance by the Customs operatives led to the interception of one fully loaded trailer with bags of grains with registration number, JEG 27 XB by officers of the Nigeria Customs Service along Read More

Customs warns against consuming poisonous Indian rice

May 6, 2022 Suleiman Idris 0

The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has warned against the consumption of SIMBA brand of parboiled rice imported from India. The agency Thursday revealed laboratory test conducted by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), which showed that the brand contained lead (a soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element). The Federal Operations Unit, Zone A of the Read More

Customs intercept tramadol, others worth N530m in 60 days

March 11, 2022 Suleiman Idris Lagos 0

The Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit, Zone ‘C’ (FOUC) said it intercepted unregistered pharmaceutical products including tramadol and other contraband goods with a Duty Paid Value of N529,056,456 million between January 1st and February 28th, 2022. The FOUC Comptroller, Mr Ali Ibrahim said this while showcasing the seized items in Owerri on Thursday. Ibrahim added that six suspects were Read More

Customs to pay N390m compensation to persons killed by its personnel

February 3, 2022 Blueprint 0

The House of Representatives has asked the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to pay the sum of N390 million as compensation to families of persons reportedly killed and brutalised last year by Customs personnel in Iseyin, Ibarapa and other communities in Oyo state. The lawmakers had last year, while adopting separate motions sponsored by Shina Peller and Ajibola Muraina, mandated its Read More

Nigeria to retrieve over 1,500 stolen artefacts in 2022 – DG NCMM

January 4, 2022 Blueprint 0

The National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM) has said no fewer than 1,500 Nigerian artefacts taken away will be retrieved from across the world in 2022. Abba Tijani, director-general, NCMM, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) during a telephone interview. Mr Tijani said these were part of the over 5,000 artefacts carted away from different locations Read More

Customs commences training for recruits

December 31, 2021 Patrick Andrew 0

The Nigeria Customs Service is set to commence basic training for its recently enlisted and documented candidates. The six months training programme, which will take place in Customs training colleges in Kano and Lagos, will commence on Monday, 10th January, 2022. According to a statement signed by the Service spokesman, Comptroller John Attah, all documented candidates of Grade Levels 03, Read More

Customs intercepts N10.4m worth of Indian Hemp ordered by Bandits in Katsina

December 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

250 parcels of cannabis sativa(Indian Hemp) worth over N10.4m, allegedly on the way to Katsina State for bandits consumption ,was intercepted by the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) , the Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone B, has said. Vanguard reports the Comptroller of FOU Zone B Kaduna, A.B. Hamisu, said other drugs seized by the FOU include: 75,582 suspected tablets of Read More

Yuletide: Customs intercepts 14 trucks load of smuggled rice

December 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Federal Operations unit (FOU), Zone A of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) yesterday said it intercepted 7,059 bags of 50kg foreign parboiled rice smuggled into Nigeria from neighbouring countries. Speaking to journalists recently in Lagos at the unit’s end of the year press briefing, the Acting Comptroller of the unit, Deputy Comptroller, Hussein Ejibunu said the intercepted smuggled rice Read More

Stop China from making Nigeria dumping ground, union tells Customs

December 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

The president of the National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria (NUTGTWN), Comrade John Adaji, Thursday called on the Nigeria Customs Service to intensify efforts to check smuggling and dumping of sub-standard goods from China into Nigeria. He said the practice has crippled local industries. Speaking at an education conference in Minna, he said, “The Nigeria Customs Read More

Customs Service launches app to simplify validation of importers’ clearance documents

November 29, 2021 Patrick Andrew 0

Processing and confirming the validity of documents on declaration/payment and the status of a particular consignment/vehicle by importers and motorists will no longer be delayed following the introduction of Webb Tracker Mobile Application and a simplified standard operating procedure for the use of scanners. The innovation is being initiated by the Nigeria Customs Service to further facilitate the federal government’s Read More

Customs seizes armoured vehicle, others worth N300m

November 26, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

The Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit Zone ‘C’ (FOUC), has disclosed that it had seized an armoured Lexus LX570 jeep without End User Certificate and other contraband goods worth N318,154,742 million. The FOUC comptroller, Mr. Ali Ibrahim, who disclosed this,said this while showcasing the seized items as he addressed newsmen in Owerri. Ibrahim listed other seized items to include Read More

Reps investigate Customs over insider import, clearing ring

November 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

The House of Representatives has mandated its Committee on Customs to investigate the alleged importing and clearing ring at the Nigeria Customs Service, and report back within three weeks. This came Wednesday, following a motion on “Need for the Nigeria Customs Service to Strictly Implement the Executive Order on the Ease of Doing Business in Nigeria,” sponsored by Abbas Adigun. Read More

NIMASA, Customs outline modalities to fast track delivery of deep blue project assets

October 13, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and the Nigerian Customs Service have agreed on modalities for seamless and timely delivery of the Deep Blue Project assets currently at the ports. The agreement was reached at a meeting between the Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh and Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd.), Read More

Customs seize contrabands worth over N120m

September 22, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

The Federal Operations Unit, zone ‘C’ (FOUC) of the Nigeria Customs Service has announced that it seized fake and contraband products worth over N120 million between July and August. Comptroller Yusuf Lawal, who made the disclosure on Monday listed the goods to include 130 bags of 50kg foreign parboiled rice valued at N5,460,000m and 2,181 cartons of foreign cosmetic products Read More

Kudos, Customs boss Hameed Ali

September 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

I write to commend and appreciate the Nigeria Customs Service under the able leadership of the Comptroller General, Col Hameed Ali (rtd), for weariless contribution to the county’s annual revenue collection and curtailing the smuggling of arms proliferation and other prohibited items coming through the land borders. Prior to the appointment of Hameed Ali, the revenue generation of the Nigeria Read More

New Customs boss vows to take war to smugglers den

September 14, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

The new Controller of the Federal Operations Unit (FOU), of the Nigeria Customs Service, Zone A, Deputy Comptroller Hussein Kehinde Ejibunu has declared war on smugglers and criminal elements in the Lagos and Ogun State axis. The Customs boss vowed that he will take against all forms of smuggling activities in the states under his jurisdiction to the criminals den Read More

Buhari recovers N1tr stolen funds in six years – APC-LAC

September 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has so far recovered about to One trillion Naira worth of stolen funds and assets since assuming office in 2015. The APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (LAC), a voluntary think-tank group of the governing party, in a statement released Thursday in Abuja, said all final forfeitures are being deployed for use in the government’s special Read More

Customs lists conditions for subletting of licence by clearing agents

August 19, 2021 David Agba 0

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has issued a memo listing conditions that customs brokers must comply with before subletting their licences to others. Customs brokers, also known in Nigeria as licensed customs agents, must statutorily be licensed by the NCS before they can be involved in the clearance of goods at airport, seaport and land borders. However, very few clearing Read More