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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

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

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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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Customs hands over seized 661 pump action rifles to DSS

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The Nigeria Customs Service has handed over the 661 pump action rifles seized on Sunday 22rd January 2017 by the Roving Team of the Federal Operations Unit Zone A Ikeja to the Department of State Security for further investigation. Business Hilights recalls that the rifles were laden in a Mack truck with registration number BDG 265 XG conveying a 1x40ft ...

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Customs shifts blames of clearing 20 containers of fake tyres at port to SON

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Following the swooping on 20 containers carrying hundreds of fake tyres in Lagos recently, fresh controversy seemed to have erupted between the authorities of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON), thus reechoing the rivalry of who should, and should not be operating in the ports. It would be recalled that two Chinese men were caught ...

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Confusion as Customs gives 30-day for clearance confirmation of all vehicles in Nigeria

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At a time Nigerians and mainly car dealers are calling for grace period for cars trapped at the border posts on the dot of the ban on imports via land borders valued at over N200bn, the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) Thursday announced readiness of the Service to begin a mop up action on cars within Nigeria ...

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Ali had not made any difference in fighting corruption since takeover as Customs CG—Sagay

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Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Professor Itse Sagay SAN, has ambushed the Comptroller general of Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), revealing that he has not made any single difference in fighting corruption in the Service since assuming office as the head of the money spinning agency last year. The constitutional legal luminary who raised salient issues Thursday ...

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Lifting ban on 41 items can realize Customs N1.1tn revenue targets in 2017–Expert

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Shipping expert, Chief Dominic Ugwumba has called on the authorities of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) to rethink the current ban placed on 41 items against access to forex so as to speed up importation and massive manufacturing activities of goods and services. In an interview, he said “it is only when such is done that it can be easy ...

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