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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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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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Upon prevailing matter in court, Customs begins e-auctioning of seizures, cars

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Contrary to earlier speculations that the authorities of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) will avoid what can be seen as contempt of court by stepping down the resumption of the July 1 e-auctioning of seizures, it went ahead as planned. Otherwise, the Service on Monday July 3, unveiled an electronic auction platform by which cargoes that have been forfeited to ...

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Failed scanners at ports leave Customs with option of 100% exams, cargo delays—Sifax

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After several claims and counter claims by the leadership of Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) that it is on top of the challenge of fixing failed scanners at the ports more than two months ago, nothing has happened. This according to the Group Executive Vice Chairman, SIFAX Group, Dr. Taiwo Afolabi has continued to frustrate the planned 24 hour port operations ...

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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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