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Customs ready to issue vehicle terminal license to operators with N50 million bank bond

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Again, the authorities of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has reaffirmed readiness to issue valid Vehicle Bonded Terminal to interested operators who have secured at least a spacious space capable of containing enough number of vehicles and was able to secure a N50 million bank bond to operate the terminal. Customs image maker, Mr. Joseph Attah said in an interview ...

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Seaports now shadows of themselves due to forex restriction on 41 items—Top Customs Officers

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Top officials of Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) servicing in two major seaports, Apapa and Tin Can Island ports have opened up saying since the imposition of forex restrictions on 41 items, activities at the ports have ebbed to the lowest record level since the construction of the ports. Many of them who spoke to Business Hilights on grounds of anonymity ...

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Customs expects over N7bn from 3,190 vehicles auctioning seized in 2 years

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Considering that within the last two year, the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has made car seizure worth N7.75bn, it is likely to rake in about N7bn form vehicles auction as it is not expected to auction bellow market value of seized items including cars. Otherwise, a total of 3,190 vehicles were seized by the Service in 2015 and 2016 as ...

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Customs driving high cost of doing business at ports— Akintola Williams Deloitte

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Akintola Williams Deloitte, leading Nigeria accounting and auditing group has released a report on the causes of high cost of doing business at the ports and indicted Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) as the worst culprit. This is coming as the 60 days window given by the presidential committee to drive ease of doing business in Nigeria rolls away with no ...

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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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Grimaldi boss, reveals how Customs is driving corruption in vehicles clearance at ports

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The Managing Director of Grimaldi Agency Nigeria Limited, Mr. Ascanio Russo has opened up on how the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) is encouraging diversion of vehicles imports to neighbouring ports, thereby causing the economy to lose money even though a ban had been placed on car imports via land borders. It would be understood that the main reason behind importing ...

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

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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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Confusion trails embattled commencement of vehicles duty verification by Customs

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The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Monday failed to commence its controversial verification of all vehicles in the country aimed as tracking those with fake duty paid documents. The Service had in a circular released early this month, said the Comptroller-General of Customs, retired Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali, had approved a grace period of one month – 13th March to – ...

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Exclusive: Customs CG risks walkout if he appears before Senate on mufti, Wednesday

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A Senator of the Federal Republic (name with held), Sunday confided on Business Hilights in a telephone interview that the Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd) may risk not only walkout but vote of no confidence on his activities as the helmsman of Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) if he put paid to his threats and appears before the ...

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