Onne: Customs rakes in N409bn from 136.97m tons of exports

Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Port Harcourt II Command, Rivers State, has recorded a total of 136.97 million metric tons of exported goods with a total Free On Board (FOB) value of $1.13 billion (N409billion) at Onne Port. Also, the command said between January and March, this year, nine containers comprising 57,300 pieces of machetes without end-user certificates; 2,000 jerry cans of 25 litres of vegetable oil; 6,456 cartons of foreign soap; 535 bales and 142 cartons of wears and 69 bags of foreign rice with a total Duty Paid Value…

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Agents move against Customs over multiple checkpoints

Clearing agents operating at the Western Zone – Apapa and Tin-Can Island -have issued a 72 hour-ultimatum to the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col Hameed Ali, over duplication of clearance processes at the seaports. The Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) and National Council of Managing Directors of Licensed Customs Agents (NCMDLCA) jointly said that the seaports in Lagos would be shut down on Monday if the multiple check points were not addressed. It was learnt that…

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Customs generates N61bn, seizes 24 containers at Lagos Port

Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Apapa command has generated N61billion revenue between January and February, 2019. Also, the command seized 24 containers of tomato paste and vegetable oil with duty paid value of N200, 86million between January and March 14th, 2019. The command generated N55.81 billion between January and February 2018, up from N50.72 billion generated in the corresponding period of 2017. Comptroller Bashir Abubakar stated this in Lagos yesterday during the handover to the new Area Controller of the command, Comptroller Mohammed Abba-Kura. Abubakar explained that the feat was achieved…

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Customs explains delay in ‘Form M’ issuance

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) yesterday said the delay currently being experienced with respect to approval of Form ‘M’ and issuance of Pre-Arrival Assessment Reports (PAAR) at the PAAR ruling centre is deliberate. It clarified this in a statement by its Chief Public Relations Officer, Joseph Attah that it was deliberate and was meant to weed out fake people from the system. The statement was on account of the outcry trailing the delay in the issuance of the form, assuring the public of that efforts were on to sanitise the…

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N5,000 bribe: Outrage as Customs officer kills man

  Two horrific videos, showing same incidents, in different manners, yesterday went viral on the social media. The first video registered the background voice of a traumatised woman, screaming: “Customs has killed a person because of N5,000. We’re just returning from abroad, when Customs killed person. Jesus! Jesus! Just because of N5,000. We didn’t carry any exhibit, no exhibit and this Customs officer just shot him.” The traumatised woman, pointing at the Customs officer that allegedly pulled the trigger, shouted: “You will die! You will die! That gun, which you…

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Customs seized N9.65bn contraband in 2018

Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), the Apapa Area Command, said it recorded 72 seizures of various general goods such as used spare parts, used tyres and other sundry goods with Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N9.656 billion in 2018. The Customs Area Controller, Apapa Command, Comptroller Bashir Abubakar, said at a press conference in Lagos yesterday that the command generated N404 billion revenue in the year under review. He, however, said that the revenue was 95 per cent below the projected revenue of N426 billion that year. A review of the…

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Customs pushes for reduction in import duty on vehicle to 45%

Authorities at the Nigeria Customs Service ( NCS) are routing for a reduction in import duty on imported vehicles from present duty rate of 70 per cent to 45 per cent of the cost of a new vehicle. Comptroller General of the Service, Col. Hameed Ali( rtd) dropped the hint Monday in Abuja at a media briefing to mark the 2019 international Customs day just as he confirmed the Service realised N4.04 trillion in the last four years. According to Customs boss, the high rate of vehicle smuggling across Nigeria’s…

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Customs seizes 11 trucks of rice at Seme border

Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Seme Border Command, yesterday intercepted 11 trucks load of rice smuggled into the country from Benin Republic. According to the Customs Area Controller of the command, Compt. Mohammed Uba Garba, the bags numbering about 6,753 were intercepted with 45 kegs of foreign groundnut oil. Also, he noted that 22 fairly used vehicles smuggled into Benin Republic were seized by the command. Garba said: “Twenty two fairly used vehicles and six means of conveyance have also been seized. Notable amongst them are Toyota Coaster Van (2014 model),…

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Customs distributes rice worth N4bn to IDPs – Official

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says it has so far distributed 424,391 bags of rice worth N4 billion to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno, Yobe, Adamawa and Edo states. The Public Relations Officer of the service, Deputy Comptroller, Joseph Attah, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja yesterday. NAN reports that President Muhamnadu Buhari gave a directive to NSC to distribute some seized items, including rice to IDPs in the troubled North East to ameliorate their sufferings. Attah explained that apart from…

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Oyo/Osun Customs generate N21bn revenue in 2018 –Argungu

Comptroller, Nigerian Customs Service, Osun/ Oyo Area Command, Mr. Zulkifili Abdulahi Argungu, has declared that the organisation was able to meet 90 per cent of its revenue target for the year 2018, stressing that over N21bn has been generated by the Command. While briefing journalists at the Command’s headquarters in Ibadan, Argungu, said “It is noteworthy that our revenue collection has remarkably improved this year, as the command has collected the sum of twenty one billion, nine hundred and fifty four million, two hundred and eighty six thousand, three hundred…

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