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

Rotimi Amaechi

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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Don’t import rice in free trade zones but ports, CG of Customs warns operators

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To limit chances of abuse of privilege using their facilities, the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), has banned rice import in trade free zones, insisting that rice imports remain at seaports. Public Relations Officer of the service, Mr. Joseph Attah, in a statement explained that the restriction became necessary because some operators were allegedly taking ...

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Customs plans online auction of seizures, makes tax clearance key condition

Customs impounds arms

The leadership of Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has changed its traditional model of auctioning seizures, saying the planned next round of auctioning will be driven online. Added to the new auctioning model, the Service said in a statement that “Only tax payers with Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) issued Tax Identification Number (TIN) will be eligible to participate in a ...

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Time up for Customs CG, Hameed Ali at Customs House as Senate fumes

Hameed Ali walkout

The emerging twist in the ordinary invitational meeting from the Nigerian Senate to the Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd) seems degenerating to bigger issue. This is as the Upper Chambers on Wednesday, declared the embattled Comptroller-General of Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ali (rtd) unfit to hold any public office. Accordingly, Ali has been urged to‎ ...

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We said it on Monday that Ali risks walk out if on Mufti at Senate, it happened Thursday

The Senate on Thursday put paid to its threat and on a loud voice vote, turned back the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd) for appearing before the senate on mufti. WE published on Monday under Industry Category Vis: “Exclusive: Customs CG risks walkout if he appears before Senate on mufti, Wednesday”. Business Hilights had weekend, in an exclusive ...

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Senate Vs. Ali; Time up for Hameed Ali at Nigerian Customs Service?

Nigerian Senate

To avoid a repeat of what apparently happened to the unconfirmed chairman of Economic and financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at plenary Wednesday, the leadership of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) seemed to have halted the resumption of the controversial arrest of vehicles without documents showing paid Duty for the import of their cars vide a press release hurriedly issued yesterday ...

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Angry Senate invokes warrant of arrest to compel Customs CG to appear today

Ali Must go 2

Controlled anger and the ‘last trap in view’ can best be described as the strategy applied by the Nigerian Senate on Wednesday to arrive at sending another invitation relying on the warrant of arrest provisions of the law to the embattled Comptroller General of Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ali (rtd) to appear today, Thursday. Trouble seems to have ...

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Customs dares NASS, cuts off duty on old vehicles by 60%, Nigerians kick

Ali Customs boss

As Nigerians begin to drive a sudden campaign for the removal of the Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Mr. Hameed Ali, over recent overbearing influences arising from his policy somersaults and the excesses of officers on patrol in some parts of the country, there are indications that the next move by the Senate may be calls for ...

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Lift ban on Customs auctions to limit value loss of seized vehicles–Aniebonam

Ali Customs boss

Leading maritime stakeholders, analyst and founder of National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders’ (NAGAFF), Dr. Boniface Aniebonam has called on the Comptroller General of Customs, Hameed Ali to lift ban on official auctioning of impounded vehicles so that the revenue so generated can add value to the economy. He also noted that such review will further free up spaces ...

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