Customs makes N305.7m seizures in 2 months

March 2, 2023 Editorial V 0

The Federal Operations Unit of Nigeria Customs Service in Zone B, Kaduna has made seizures worth total duty paid value of N305,710,544.55k in the months of January and February 2023. According to a statement, Area Contoller of the unit, Comptroller Musa Ibrahim Jalo achieved the feat as part of reinvigorated anti-smuggling efforts he put in place Giving a breakdown of Read More

Customs intercept 450 drums of explosives in Ogun

February 9, 2023 Editorial V 0

The Nigeria Customs Service said it intercepted 450 drums of calcium carbide enroute to Aba, Abia State from Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State in January. The Customs Area Controller in charge of the Federal Operations Unit Zone A, Ikeja, Hussein Ejibunu, said this while addressing journalists at the unit on Wednesday. Ejibunu said that the explosives weighed 106 kilograms each and had Read More

Seme Customs intercepts fake $6m bills, N9.3m fuel

February 3, 2023 David Agba 0

The Seme Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has intercepted fake $6 million bills from suspected transborder criminal syndicates in the Gbaji area of Badagry, Lagos. The Command also impounded 1,300 by 30 litres jerry can of petrol equivalent to 39,000 litres with Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N9.3m, along the creeks in the last 13 days, despite Read More

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 Administrator 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 Administrator 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 Administrator 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

Yuletide: Customs intercepts 14 trucks load of smuggled rice

December 24, 2021 Administrator 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 Administrator 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 Administrator 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 Administrator 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