Customs intercept N41m contraband in Kano, Jigawa within 3 months

September 23, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

The Nigeria Custom Service, Kano, Jigawa command says it has intercepted contraband items of over fourty one million Naira ( N41,398,000.00) from July 2021 to date. The Comptroller of NSC, Kano jigawa command Suleiman Pai, made the disclosure while briefing Journalists in Kano Thursday. He noted that the Command was Steadfast in enforcing the policy of federal government which bans the importation Read More

The proposed death penalty for gold smugglers

September 21, 2021 Blueprint 0

Apparently, worried over the nation’s loss of over $9 billion to illegal mining, the federal government last week proposed capital punishment for private jet owners who aid and abet gold smuggling in Nigeria. This, certainly, is the panacea for the criminal act. Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development Dr. Uche Ogah, made this known at an investigative hearing 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

3 Americans arrested for ‘smuggling weapons’ into Nigeria

August 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging three Maryland men for the federal charges of conspiracy, violation of the Arms Export Control Act and the Export Reform Control Act, related to the export of firearms and ammunition from the United States to Nigeria, Peoples Gazette is reporting. Charged in the indictment, which was returned late yesterday, are: Wilson Read More

Customs men becoming killer cops?

August 19, 2021 Victoria Ngozi 0

The government and people of Katsina state in northwestern Nigeria are  seething with anger over the killing of ten persons by men of the Nigeria Customs Service while pursuing  alleged smugglers. The anger is palpable in the air, from the ordinary man/woman on the street to its number one citizen, Governor Aminu Masari. People in the border town of Jibia Read More

Customs blames NNPC for increasing cross-border smuggling of fuel

August 18, 2021 David Agba 0

The Comptroller General, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Hameed Ali, has blamed the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for the high rate of smuggling of fuel across the country’s land borders. He said he had on many occasions proposed to the NNPC to establish petroleum retail outlets in neighbouring countries to curtail smuggling of fuel but that the state oil company Read More

Customs impounds N54m contraband in Kano, Jigawa

August 11, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

The Nigeria Customs Service CGC Strike Force Team, Zone B,says it has impounded Contraband items of Duty paid Value of over fifty four Million Naira (54,060,919.00) in the last three Months in kano and Jigawa Axis. The Strike Force Coordinator Deputy Comptroller Oseni Aliyu Olorukoba disclosed this while displaying the seized items to journalist in Kano Tuesday. The Deputy Comptroller Read More

Updated – IRT: IGP replaces Kyari with DCP Tunji Disu

August 2, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has appointed DCP Tunji Disu as the new Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) to replace the embattled DCP Abba Kyari. Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CP Frank Mba, in a press statement, Monday in Abuja, said the posting of the officer was on the heels of the Police Management’s decision Read More