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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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Wait until court rules on e-auction suit before you start, NAA warns Customs

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Indications have emerged that the planned resumption of e-auction of seized and condemned goods from July 1, this year by the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) may amount to contempt of court, contrary to Rule of Law and blatant abuse of court processes. Whereas the matter is pending in a court of competent jurisdiction, the NCS went ahead to not only ...

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NPA, Customs join forces to speed up Executive Order in Nigerian Ports

The combined authorities of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) on Wednesday in Apapa sealed a new pact to drive the Executive Order issued by the Acting President on ease of doing business as it concerns the Nigerian ports. Part of the deal was to drive the co-operation and collaboration of all relevant approved Agencies and ...

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CG plans meeting with Customs from neighbouring countries to boost trade facilitation

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Rising from the just concluded African Customs Summit hosted by the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, the Comptroller General of Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Hameed Ali has given indication that he will convene a strategy meeting with all six neighbouring countries. He said the essence of the meeting is to build a corridor of security that will facilitate regional ...

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Growth in Transportation ministry is crawling because the minister is a learner—Amiwero

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Living encyclopedia in the nation’s transport ministry and maritime industry in particular, Lucky Amiwero has given insights on why developments in the transportation ministry and particularly the Maritime sector are crawling. Explaining more in an interview, the the National President of National Council of Managing Directors of Licensed Customs Agent (NCMDLCA), said “The whole industry is confused; the whole system ...

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