Customs burst smugglers’ attempt to ferry 75,000 litres of petrol through Seme

September 23, 2022 Suleiman Idris, Lagos 0

Another attempt by petroleum products smugglers to illegally ferry out 75, 000 of Premium Motor Spirit through Seme was bursted by the Seme Customs Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Thursday. The seizure is coming within three weeks when the Command intercepted 119,000 litres of similar products that were being taken to Benin Republic The Command’s Public Relations Read More

Customs seizes 7,000 pieces of donkey genitals at Lagos airport

September 8, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Murtala Mohammed International Airport Cargo Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has intercepted 7000 pieces of male donkey genitals being smuggled out of the country to Hong Kong. The command’s Customs Area Controller, Sambo Dangaladima, disclosed while addressing journalists. “The importers falsely declared these illegal wildlife parts as cow male genitals. After due examination, my export officers discovered Read More

Customs seizes pangolin scales, arrests 3 Vietnamese, others

August 5, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) in collaboration with Wildlife Justice Commission (WJC) has intercepted 397.5kg of pangolin scales and arrested eight suspects, including three Vietnamese. In a statement on Wednesday, Customs spokesman, Timi Bomodi said three of the arrested suspects were identified as Vietnamese who were involved in the attempted trafficking of large amounts of pangolin scales and ivories through Read More

Planned protest against Customs Modernisation Project fails

June 21, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

A secretly planned protest allegedly targeted at the Customs Modernisation Project has reportedly hit a brick wall. The planned protest was reportedly aimed at disrupting the project which is focused on reforming the Nigeria Customs Service and extending the focus of the Comptroller General of Customs to weed out corruption in the process, will have a major contribution to the Read More

Nigeria Customs Modernisation Project targets $176bn revenue through Customs partnership

June 3, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Following the concession agreement of the Nigeria Customs Service Modernisation Project, Trade Modernization Project Limited has assured that the $176 billion revenue target would be met and surpassed. The $3.2bn investment is set to help achieve the diversification of Nigeria’s economy and development of the non-oil sector, which is close to the heart of President Muhammadu Buhari. The agreement was signed on Read More

VIN: Customs, stakeholders reach truce on reviewed valuation

May 20, 2022 Suleiman Idris, Lagos 0

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Thursday reached a truce with stakeholders to finally roll out its reviewed Vehicle Identity Number (VIN) automotive valuation system, following the service engagement since the first launch was greeted with outrage. The NCS had disclosed that the new system will benefit stakeholders that include freight forwarders and clearing agents across land and sea borders Read More

Customs burst cartel, seizes N3bn elephant tusks, pangolin

February 9, 2022 Suleiman Idris 0

A cartel that specializes in smuggling contrabands in the Lekki area of Lagos has been arrested by men of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) with N3.1 billion worth of pangolin scales and elephant tusks. The animal products were discovered inside a Siena bus with registration number KRD 541 HH in the Lekki suburb, according to the Customs. Displaying the products Read More

Customs generated N493.7bn, seized N607m goods in 2021

January 26, 2022 David Agba 0

The Nigeria Customs Service (NSC) Tin Can Island Port Command said it generated a sum total of N493.7 billion in 2021. The area controller, Mba Musa, said the command also contraband items worth N607.35 billion during the year. Musa said 20 suspects and a vessel were detained in connection with the seized items. The seized items include two automatic rifles Read More

NCS’s import duty revenue targets

January 3, 2022 Jerry Uwah 0

Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) operates in a strange world that borders on a fool’s paradise. Revenue crunch has pushed Nigeria perilously close to bankruptcy, yet NCS is rolling out the drums to celebrate overshooting of a dubious import duty revenue target. The truth is that no one in the federal government has a clear picture of Nigeria’s import duty generation Read More