Tag Archives: CUSTOMS

REVENUE: Customs generated N898bn in 2016

The Nigeria Customs Service has generated N898 billion as revenue in 2016, including VAT, says the service Spokesman, Mr Joseph Attah. Attah told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja that the figure was however less than the ...

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Spaghetti, furniture, drugs, footwear and the full list of Nigeria’s import prohibition

Not less than 25 items that have been banned from being imported into Nigeria. The Ministry of finance on Friday, circulated the list which includes soaps, spaghetti and used fridges. The ban on the items was put in place by ...

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FG denies increasing import duties for food and luxury goods, says importation of drugs remains banned

Kemi Adeosun

The federal government of Nigeria, on Friday denied hiking import duties on food items and luxury goods, but noted that drugs, and other pharmaceutical products, are prohibited from being imported into Nigeria, and local manufacturers with special permission to import ...

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Hameed Ali shakes up Custom to meet the challenges of 2017

In a bid to strengthen operations and reposition the Service to meet the challenges of the new year 2017, the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) has approved the redeployment of 8 Assistant Comptrollers-General and 238 Deputy Comptrollers ...

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Customs seizes imported cannabis worth N250m

The Zonal Coordinator of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Zone ‘A’, Assistant Comptroller-General Eporwei Edike, said 45 jumbo bags of Cannabis (Marijuana) worth N250 million from Ghana had been intercepted by the Western Marine Command (WMC). Edike disclosed this on Wednesday ...

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Gunmen abduct Customs officer in Lagos

Two gunmen suspected to be kidnappers, on Tuesday night abducted Mrs Comfort Alaba, a staff of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) in Festac Town, Lagos. Sources told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Lagos, that the two-man gang stormed Tastee ...

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Customs impounds 102 bags of plastic rice in Lagos

Men of the Nigeria Customs Service attached to the Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone A, Ikeja have impounded 102 bags of plastic rice meant for distribution within the metropolis. The bags of rice were recovered from a hidden store located ...

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Customs intercepts arms imported from US at Lagos port

The Customs has intercepted arms and ammunition as well as military equipment hidden in two cars imported from United States (U.S.). The Customs Area Comptroller of Tin-Can island Comptroller Yusuf Bashar, stated this yesterday in Lagos. “We got a hint ...

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Rice Smugglers continue their business in spite of ban

The smuggling of rice through the land borders has  continued to thrive in Badagry area of Lagos State in spite of the Federal Government’s  ban on the practice. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that markets along Badagry Expressway ...

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Custom intercepts container of ready to eat Egusi Soup, Jollof Rice, Porridge imported from India

The Tin-Can Island Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has intercepted a 20ft container of “READY TO EAT FOODS’’ like Egusi Soup, Jollof Rice, Ogbono, Yam Porridge imported from India. The Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Bashar Yusuf, disclosed this in ...

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