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Singapore, Nigeria trade volume hits N846b

SINGAPORE: The trade volume between Nigeria and Singapore reached N846bn from 2011 to 2015, while the absolute balance of trade was N222 billion in favour of Nigeria. This submission was made by the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, on Wednesday in Abuja at the signing of an agreement on avoidance of double taxation with Singapore. Mrs Adeosun noted that ... Read More »

Nigeria imports goods worth N6.7trn in 2015

KANO: Nigeria expended more than N6.7 trillion in 2015 on the importation of goods that the country can produce locally, Minister of State for In­dustry, Trade and Investment, Hajiya Aisha Abubakar, has said. The minister made the statement on Friday in Kano during the opening of the North-West zonal sensitisation workshop on the campaign for patronage of Made-in-Nigeria products.‎ “In ... Read More »

Nigeria: Customs generates N239b in Q1

ABUJA: The Nigerian Custom Service (NCS) has generated N239.4 billion in the first quarter of 2017, exceeding its target of the period with N46bn. Figures obtained from the Federal Ministry of Finance by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) showed the activities of the ministry in the last two years. Customs, in the document, said it targeted N193.2bn for the ... Read More »

UK, Nigerian firms seal franchise deal on toy business

LONDON: World’s famous British toy shop, Hamleys, has officially announced the signing of the development agreement for the Hamleys franchise in Nigeria with Smartmark Limited. The first toy shop, which will open in Lagos this summer, will include thousands of quality approved toys and all the brand’s iconic features including opportunities for children to play, engaging store design, expertise in ... Read More »

Nigeria Customs focuses on more collection of excise duties

IKEJA: In a renewed drive to shore up its revenue base, the Nigeria Customs Service has targeted the enforcement of excise duty payments. The Coordinator, Zone A, NCS, Eporwei Edike, made the call during a visit to the NIPOST office at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja. He was accompanied by the Customs Area Controller of the MMA, Allanah Frank. Edike ... Read More »

Customs seize goods worth 20 million Naira in Kano

ABUJA: Nigerian Customs operatives attached to Kano/Jigawa Area Command have intercepted a truck stashed with contraband worth 20 million Naira intended for sale in the country. The Nigerian Customs Service operatives intercepted a truck stashed with contraband from Maigatari Border town in Jigawa outstation. The seized goods include 680 cartons of Eva soap, 80 bales of secondhand clothes and 20 ... Read More »

Nigerian Customs arrests 12 over job scam

ABUJA: Twelve suspects have been arrested by men of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) in connection to a ‘scam’ recruitment exercise in the service. Nigeria Customs, in a statement signed by Wale Adeniyi, its Public Relations Officer said the Nigeria Customs is launching an all-out war against fraudsters using the name of the service to solicit for non-existence job. Adeniyi ... Read More »

Nigeria: Customs set to resist smugglers’ attacks at border posts

ABUJA: The Customs Area Controller, Ogun Area Command, Comptroller Waindu Multafu, has warned that any attempt by smugglers to obstruct the activities of the service will be met with resistance. Multafu gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lagos. He said that the service would not be deterred and would continue ... Read More »

SHIPPING POSITION: Petroleum products lead imports at Lagos port

LAGOS: SEVEN more vessels laden with various cargoes including Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), arrived at Lagos ports waiting to discharge. According to yesterday’s shipping position of the Nigerian Ports Authority made available to Vanguard, showed that three other ships waiting, to berth would discharge container-laden goods and bulk gypsum. In the ship data document, about 27 other ships containing petroleum ... Read More »

Nigeria: Sultan to Customs CG, Lift Ban On Importation of Rice Through Land Borders

SOKOTO: The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, monday called on the management of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to consider the possibility of lifting the ban on the importation of rice through the nation’s land borders. Speaking when the Comptroller-General of the Service, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), paid him a courtesy visit in his palace in Sokoto, ... Read More »

We are operating at 30 percent capacity– Seme Customs

ABUJA: The Seme Border Customs Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, (NCS) said it is currently operating at 30 percent capacity due to dilapidated infrastructure and unwholesome practices. Disclosing to members of the House Representative Committee on Customs, Customs Area Comptroller, CAC, of the command, Mr. Victor Dimka said that officers of the Command were living in squalor as lack ... Read More »

Customs Nab Chinese nationals attempting to smuggle out elephant tusks, Pangolin

ABUJA: The Nigerian Customs Service has intercepted 678 pieces of elephant tusks and 381kg of pangolin being smuggled out of the country by some Chinese citizens at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos. The airport Customs command said it arrested two Chinese nationals over the attempt to smuggle out the prohibited items. According to the Customs, the attempt by the ... Read More »

Customs plans aerial surveillance to check cross-border smuggling

ABUJA: The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) says it plans to carry out aerial surveillance to check smuggling across the country’s 4,700-kilometre land border. Customs CG, Hameed Ali the Comptroller-General of the service, retired Col. Hameed Ali, said this in an interview on Thursday in Abuja. According to him, the aerial surveillance will enable the service to identify smuggling activities on ... Read More »

Nigeria’s Ban on Poultry Imports – Important Lessons for Ghana

ABUJA: Ghana’s government is currently implementing an ambitious programme aimed at reversing the nation’s dependence on imported poultry by increasing domestic production, writes Francis Ekow de Heer for ThePoultrySite. The Ghana Broiler Rehabilitation Project (GHABROP), started in 2014, has involved raising tariffs on imported poultry, and requiring poultry importers to source part of their supplies locally. Local producers across the ... Read More »

We are operating at 30 percent capacity – Seme Customs

ABUJA: The Seme Border Customs Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, (NCS) has said that it is currently operating at 30 percent capacity due to the dilapidated infrastructure and unwholesome situation it finds itself. Disclosing to members of the House Representative Committee on Customs, Customs Area Comptroller, CAC, of the command, Mr. Victor Dimka said that officers of the Command ... Read More »

Nigeria Customs Service denies fixing new duty rates

ABUJA: The Nigeria Customs Service has denied fixing N285 per dollar as new duty rates in the country. A statement released on Tuesday by its Public Relations Officer, Wale Adeniyi, on behalf of the Comptroller-General of Customs, said there were misleading publications in some online platforms about new duty rates. “The extant rate issued by CBN which is still the ... Read More »

Customs seizes 1,533 generators, 542 poultry products

ABUJA: In a major operation, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has seized 1,533 generators and 542 cartons of banned frozen poultry products with a street value of N37,562,000. The generators were found on a Mack truck on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway; the poultry products were impounded in a minibus on the Sagamu-Ijebu-Ode Expressway. The generators are the two stroke type, popularly ... Read More »

Customs intercept sub-standard cables, wires at Lagos port

LAGOS: The Tin-Can Island Port Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, (NCS), weekend intercepted three twenty-feet containers carrying sub-standard cables and wires. Customs could not ascertain the value of the sub-standard import but a source close to the service told Vanguard that the Duty Paid Value of the suspected cargo could run into millions of Naira. The cables and wires ... Read More »

Seme Customs Command impounds N23.9m rice

ABUJA: The Seme Command of the Nigeria Customs Service in Lagos State said on Friday it had seized 2,131 bags of smuggled rice with a duty paid value of N23.9 million. The Controller, Mr Victor Dimka, said in statement at Seme, a border post between Nigeria and Benin Republic that the seizures were made through intelligence gathering. “The bags of ... Read More »

Customs confiscates 12 trucks of smuggled rice

ABUJA: The Seme Area Border Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, yesterday, seized 12 trucks carrying smuggled rice following a tip-off on unusual movements around the Ikoga area of Badagry in Lagos. In a statement, the command’s Public Relation Officer, Mr. Taupyen Selchang said that the seizure was the biggest in the history of the command, adding that about ... Read More »