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Turkish envoy visits Customs CG, agrees to ambush arms importers

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Barely one week after giving the hint during the display of 470 Pump Action riffles seized at Tincan island Port in Lagos, the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd) on Tuesday met with the Turkish Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Hakan Cakil. They discussed the recurring arms imports from the Eastern Europe nation. Turkey is bounded on the north by ...

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70 to 80 % of import cargoes falsely declared—-Customs CG

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Fresh reason has emerged on why clear single window connecting all federal agencies at the nation’s ports may not be realized. This is based on the body language of the Customs Comptroller General, Hameed Ali who has made it public that the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) will not on the platter of achieving ease of doing business at the ports, ...

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Stakeholders’ decry endless wait for new scanners at ports

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There are indications that importers, exporters and other business concerns at the nations entry ports may wait till sometime next year before being served with functional scanners. In an interview during a recent media briefing at Tincan island Port, Apapa, the Customs Comptroller General, Hameed Ali, said the process of acquiring new scanners for the port was ongoing and may ...

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‘Customs connivance with importers’ reduced compliance to import regulations to 5 %’

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The claims by the Comptroller General of Customs, Hameed Ali, last week that less than 5 per cent of importers comply with laws guiding importation of goods into the country have been sustained by stakeholders. However, they agreed that the reduction in compliance is made possible by the robust tripartite connivance between importers, clearing agents and Customs officers working at ...

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Disquiet at Lagos Customs commands over ban on Customs checkpoints by CG

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Barely 24 hours after the announcement by the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) Comptroller-General, Hameed Ali on Tuesday ordering the immediate dismantling of checkpoints, checks in commands around Lagos show sad moods and fears of meeting revenue targets. Most of the senior officers who spoke on condition of anonymity to Business Hilights decried the order saying, most of the revenue that ...

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Banks’ refute Customs claims on e-auction sabotage as 17 more join process

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…Scheme crawls to N25m sales in 2 weeks from 40 cars, 2,489 bids Contrary to the claims by the Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (retd), that the non-participation of all commercial banks except Jaiz Bank was a sabotage of the economy, the managing director of banks have reacted, saying it was not so. In his swift response during ...

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First victim of internet fraud emerges on Customs e-auction portal, payment system

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An indication has emerged that contrary to the claims by the Comptroller general of Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Hameed Ali that the ongoing e-auction of seizures cannot be tampered by fraudsters; the first victim has emerged from the Idi -Iroko border office Command. Trouble started when the victim, Julius Ajasa, who came to claim his vehicle was told by Customs ...

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NASS under pressure to cancel ongoing e-Auction of seizures by Customs

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Indications have emerged from the National Assembly (NASS) that any moment from now, the lawmakers may be compelled by barrage of complains to halts the ongoing e-auctioning of seized goods and mainly vehicles by the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS). A credible source at the NASS confided in Business Hilights that both chambers, especially the Senate have been receiving series of ...

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Systems hiccups force Nigerians to call for cancelation of e-auction by Customs

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At the end of day four, Thursday, July 6 in the ongoing e-auctioning of seizures by the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Nigerians struggling to partake in the process have called for immediate cancelation of the e-process, saying the system is not fully integrated and designed to carry the traffic of visitors. The Comptroller-General of Customs, Hameed Ali, had on Monday ...

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Customs understudying challenges raised from Executive Order to facilitate trade

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The Comptroller-General the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Hameed Ali has not only agreed that the recently issued presidential Executive Order came with challenges, but assured that the Service will resolve them one after the other. Speaking during a visit of the leadership of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) led by its National President, Prince Olayiwola Shittu, Ali ...

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