HOW SMUGGLERS HID 25MIL INDIAN HEMP INSIDE DEAD BODY- NCS

 Chijioke Jannah  The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Seme border area command, has intercepted 1,682 parcels of cannabis sativa (Indian hemp) worth over N25,290,000 which were concealed in a dead body. The Customs Area Controller (CAC) of the command, Comptroller Mohammed Garba, disclosed this at a press briefing in Lagos yesterday. He said that the banned substance was smuggled into Nigeria through the border. According to Garba, a vehicle carrying the corpse was stopped on the Owode-Apa Road by customs intelligent officers, who suspected that something was hidden on the dead…

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NIGERIA CUSTOMS RAKE IN 5.5BILLION NAIRA DAILY

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has increased its revenue generation to N5.5 billion daily. Comptroller-General (CGC), Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), made this known during a working visit to the headquarters of the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) in Lagos yesterday. The CGC, who was represented at the event by the Assistant Comptroller General (ACG) and Customs Coordinator in-charge of Zone A, Mr. Kaycee Ekekezie, said that the feat was made possible as a result of the automation of customs operations at the ports. According to the customs…

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AFTER CLAIMING IMPORTED RICE IS POISONOUS, CUSTOMS DONATES 8,000 BAGS OF SAME RICE TO IDPS IN CROSS RIVER

Video showing the Customs Comptroller General claiming that imported rice is poisonous and not good for human consumption has been trending for some time now. The Customs boss claimed that the preservatives used contaminates the rice and also alleged that the rice must have expired having been rebagged in the high seas. Curiously, his organization shares seized bags of same rice to IDPs and other Nigerians. Read this, as the Customs representative reveals that items being distributed are indeed seized items. The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Thursday said it…

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NIGERIA JERKS UP CUSTOMS IMPORT DUTY

Without any notice, without any prior hint, the official Customs exchange rate was increased yesterday. The rate which used to be N306 per dollar has now been increased to N326 per dollar. Consequently, this has led to an increase in the cost of clearing cars and other imported items at the Nigerian ports. The new rate was announced on Monday morning and it was implemented immediately throwing lots of vehicle owners and clearing agents into a state of confusion. One of the clearing agents Autojosh spoke to confirmed that he…

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OVER HALF A MILLION NIGERIANS APPLY FOR 3,000 CUSTOMS VACANT POSTS

2019 recruitment: Over 500,000 applicants jostle for 3,200 vacancies in customs The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says 524,315 applicants had successfully completed their application process in the ongoing recruitment exercise of 3,200 personnel by the service. Joseph Attah, the public relations officer (PRO) of the service, disclosed this to NAN in Abuja on Monday. NAN reports that NCS on April 17, opened a recruitment portal to fill vacancies of 3,200. More than 90,000 persons had applied for jobs through the online portal less than 24 hours after the service announced…

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E-AUCTION PLATFORM FAILS, OVER 40BIL SEIZED VEHICLES, 30BIL OTHER CONTRABANDS ROT IN CUSTOMS WAREHOUSE

•E-auction platform collapses •value of contrabands rotting in warehouses put at N70bn There were indications that various types and brands of seized vehicles, with an estimated value of over N40 billion, are now rotting away in the various warehouses of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) across the country. This came as Sunday Telegraph learnt that the last attempt made by NCS to auction the vehicles was over a year ago. Our correspondent was told by sources close to the management of the agency that dumping of seized vehicles and other…

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CUSTOMS OFFICER DIES AFTER BEING STUNG BY BEES IN LAGOS

The Seme Command of the Nigerian Customs Service, Lagos, has lost a senior officer, Abba Abubakar, after he was attacked by a swarm of bees while on patrol duty at Ashipa area of Badagry. In a statement yesterday by Saidu Abdullahi, the NCS Command spokesperson, it said the deceased, a Chief Superintendent of Customs, passed away on Tuesday (April 9, 2019), after he was stung by bees while on duty. “With sadness and deep sorrow, the Seme Area Command announces the death of our colleague, CSC Abba, A. “The sad…

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EFCC ARRAIGNS FAKE CUSTOMS BOSS OVER EMPLOYMENT SCAM

How Custom’s Boss Impersonator Defrauded Job Seekers- Witness An operative of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Shittu Babatunde, on April 3, 2019 gave evidence before a Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin as to how Azeez Yakubu Afolayan, defrauded job-seekers of about a million naira, posing as the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ali (retd). Afolayan is facing a four-count charge bordering on impersonation, job scam and obtaining money by false pretence. One of the counts reads: “That you, Yakubu Azeez Afolayan, between…

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RELIEFMATERIALS SEIZED BY CUSTOMS DEPT AND ORDERED TO BE DISTRIBUTED TO ORPHANAGES, IDPS DISAPPEAR

There is growing concern over the alleged diversion of relief materials meant for orphanages across the country. Arewa Trust reports that the Controller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Hameed Ali had recently directed that items seized by the service be distributed to orphanages, Internally Displaced Persons (IDP’s) and vulnerable people across the country. Our correspondent has, however, gathered that some people are taking advantage of the goodwill to enrich themselves. While some are using the name of the Kaduna state Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development to give…

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CUSTOMS SEIZE 271MIL ROLLS ROYCE, G-WAGON BRABUS, BUGATTI, BENTLEY IN IMO, SEE PIX

Officials of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone C, Owerri, Imo State, have impounded 10 exotic vehicles, among them a Rolls Royce car and Mercedes Benz (G-Wagon) Brabus. Others include Bughatti, Bentley and armoured cars. The cumulative Duty Paid Value (DPV) is about N271.8 million. The NCS Zonal Controller, FOU Zone C, Mr. Olusemire Kayode, disclosed this at the weekend. Kayode also said the service seized about 2,900 bags of imported rice and other items with a total Duty Paid Value (DPV) of over N442 million…

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