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Remaining 3 petroleum bills pass second reading, now in committee stage

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Barley one month after the effective passage of the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB), the Senate on Thursday, has kept to her promise by speeding up the legislative work on other three segments of the oil industry bills. The upper chambers had crossed the crucial Second Reading of the three remaining bills designed to reform, covering host communities, investment and ...

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Senate passes Customs Service Commission Act, strips Minister supervisory roles

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The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday, stripped the Minister of Finance its age long supervisory roles over the activities of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) and further sealed the new law with the creation of Nigerian Customs Services Commission (NCSC). The chairman of the Commission shall be appointed by the President and confirmed after the screening by the Senate. The law ...

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

hameed Ali

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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Relief as NASS orders Customs to suspend planned seizure of vehicles without paid duty

Nigerian Senate

The senate, Tuesday passed a resolution mandating the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to suspend its policy on seizing vehicles on which duty has not been paid, saying it is retrogressive and indicate dereliction of duties on the side of the Service. Besides, some members of the National Assembly say the policy will take Nigeria back to the ages as it ...

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Local debts frustrating key sectors of economy, NASS cries out to DMO, others

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Relying on feelers from major sectors of the economy, the Senate Tuesday advised the Minister of Finance and Debt management Office (DMO) to join forces with the rising naira to clear local debts so as to save the ailing but recuperating economy. Much of the debts are owed local contractors, power sector and supplies of various items to both the ...

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