Tag: Customs

Generated revenue by Apapa Customs increases by 68% in 2021

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Apapa Area Command, says the command generated N870.39 billion revenue from January to December 2021. The Area Controller, Comptroller Malanta Yusuf, said this at a news conference on Thursday in Lagos. Yusuf added that the command during the period intercepted contraband goods worth N31.23 billion.[Read More…]

4 dead, officer burnt as Customs clashes with Sokoto community

Four persons have been reported dead in a car crash at Asara village while trying to evade stop and search of customs at a checkpoint in Sokoto state. The incident has however caused an uproar in the community. A mob in the village set ablaze two vehicles belonging to officials[Read More…]

Customs generates N188.6bn at Onne Port in 2021 — Official

The Area two Command of Nigeria Customs Service in Onne Port has collected N188.6 billion from January to December 2021. This was made known on Monday in a statement made available to the media by Mrs Ifeoma  Ojekwu, Customs Public Relations Officer at Onne Port Command in Rivers. Ojekwu stated[Read More…]

Customs generates N2.3trn in 2021 — Official

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says it has so far generated N2.3 trillion revenue into the federation account in 2021. Mr Timi Bomodi, the Deputy National Public Relations Officer, NCS, disclosed this at a stakeholders/media engagement on trade facilitation in Lagos on Monday. Bomodi spoke on the topic: “Trade facilitation,[Read More…]

Customs increased import duties from N750k to N3.3m — South-East traders

The South East Amalgamated Markets Traders Association (SEAMATA), has criticised and rejected the recent “astronomical and indiscriminate ”increment in the import duty on cargoes charged by Nigerian Customs. SEAMATA is the umbrella union of traders in all the markets in the South-East Geo-political Zone and traders of South-East extraction doing[Read More…]

Customs in Oyo intercepts live cartridges concealed in cassava flour

The Special Assignment Team of Federal Operations Unit, Zone A, Nigeria Customs Service, has intercepted three Mazda saloon cars loaded with live cartridges concealed in sacks of cassava flour. The Acting Comptroller in Charge of the Unit, DC Hussein Ejibunu, made this known on Monday in a statement signed by[Read More…]

Escort Hilux of big men in Nigeria are smuggled vehicles, Customs alleges

The Assistant Comptroller General (ACG) in charge of modernisation of Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Mr Saidu Galadima, has accused some Nigerian elites, including government agencies, of patronising smuggled cars. Galadima said this during an interactive session with the House of Representatives Committee on Customs and Excise Duty on Tuesday in[Read More…]

Just In: Nigeria Customs allegedly kill 5 people while chasing rice smugglers

5 residents of Jibia Katsina state, have been reported killed as Customs officials chased rice smugglers in the area. NewsWireNGR gathered that the vehicle of the custom officials ran into a gathering of residents while chasing the suspected rice smugglers, killing five persons and injuring many others. “They were chasing[Read More…]

Customs to MDAs: Only items imported by Buhari free of duties, taxes

Only items imported by the President, Commander in Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, are exempted from the payment of duties or taxes. This was stated by Mr  Timi Bomodi, Deputy National Public Relations Officer of the NCS, in a statement in Abuja, on Friday. “We wish to reiterate that[Read More…]

Nigeria Customs Service says it will Impound unverified private jets by July 6

The Nigeria Customs Service says Private Jet owners risk having their airplanes impounded if they have not verified their documents before July 6, 2021 when the one month grace period previously granted expires. The Public Relations Officer of NCS, Joseph Attah, disclosed this on Monday in Abuja at a media[Read More…]