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Customs CG in Lagos, hails officers of FOU Ikeja for anti-smuggling feats

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The Comptroller General of Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd) flew in from Abuja to Lagos on Tuesday to address officers and men of the federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone ‘A’ Ikeja over their recent value addition to the Service in areas of strengthening anti-smuggling war on the borders. In his words during his address after touring warehouse ...

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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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Customs rakes all time high revenue, hits N486b in first half of 2017

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The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has said it reached an all-time high record in revenue generation, for the first half of the year 2017, raking in a record N486 billion. According to the Public Relations Officer of the Service, Mr. Joseph Attah, “Nigerian Customs Service generated a total of N904 billion in 2015, whereas the figure dropped in in 2016 ...

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Senate hails CBN for new scanners, warns Customs against abuse, damage

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Indications have emerged that delays and logistic challenges frustrating examinations and revenue leakages at the ports due to failed scanners are now over. This stemmed from the acquisition of Hi-Definition scanners and platform to check foreign exchange leakages and other infractions in the import-export value chain by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The scanners will be distributed and fitted ...

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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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Senate says N1.45tn worth of goods smuggled from Cotonou into Nigeria yearly

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A serious indictment has been hammered on the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) by the Senate President Bukola Saraki as he decried that unabated smuggling of goods from Cotonou, Benin Republic into Nigeria has risen to over N1.4tn Relying on World Bank data, Saraki noted that “astonishing N1.45 trillion worth of assorted goods are smuggled into Nigeria through Benin Republic alone ...

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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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Jaiz Bank: Clear tactics by Customs to deny Nigerians access to ongoing e-Auction?

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The continued access to the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) e-auction portal only from the not well known and poor branch networked Jaiz Bank for one week running has been viewed by many Nigerians as a deliberate strategy by the leadership of the Service to eliminate Nigerians from across the nation to be part of the deal. Jaiz Bank has its ...

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One week after, Customs e-auction portal frustrating, configured to fail—Bidders

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Technology is the best strategy to grow modern business and every sector of the economy and society is keying in to technological innovations. However, when technology is hurriedly adopted without the prerequisite foundation and build up, it end up in disruptions and frustrations. Some Nigerians interested in participating in the Nigeria Customs e-auction to purchase seized vehicles are complaining of ...

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