Tinubu confirms Adepoju as substantive immigration CG

November 30, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

President Bola Tinubu has confirmed the appointment of Wura-Ola Adepoju as the substantive Comptroller General (CG) of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS). Adepoju disclosed the development to staff of the NIS during the Comptroller General’s parade on Wednesday, adding that the date for decoration would soon be announced. “You may also wish to know, that through the grace of God Read More

Customs: Again, Tinubu announces appointments

November 24, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

President Bola Tinubu has appointed Dr Aba Ibrahim and Dr Muda Yusuf as members of the Board of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) for a renewable term of four years. A statement on Friday evening by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, explained the two appointees were included to represent the Organised private sector. The Read More

Customs: Apapa Command nets N11.3bn daily collection

November 24, 2023 David Agba 0

The Apapa Command of Nigeria Customs Service has achieved a landmark revenue collection feat with the generation of N11.3 billion on November 22, 2023 thereby surpasssing the existing highest daily collection record of N10 billion which was achieved on August 3, 2023. A statement by Customs Public Relations Officer, CSC Abubakar Usman, said Apapa Command Comptroller, Babajide Jaiyeoba, Customs Area Read More

Customs nabs 13 trailer load of rice, cars worth over N1.2bn

November 9, 2023 Suleiman Idris 0

Eagle eyed operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Federal Operations Unit, Zone A have apprehended 7,381 units of 50 kg, foreign parboiled rice (13 trailers), 17 imported vehicles, 593 jerry cans (14,825 litres) of premium motor spirit, 657 pieces of used tyres and 167 (202 kg), parcels of Indian hemp from smuggling gangs operating across the South-West states during Read More

Customs loses officer as Boko Haram attacks Yobe office

October 22, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents, Saturday attacked an office of the Nigeria Customs Service in Geidam town, Geidam Local Government Area (LGA), Yobe state, killing one operative identified as Usman Gombe. According to a report, the insurgents stormed the Customs office along Maine Soroa road in a Volkswagen Golf and a Land Rover around 10:00 pm and started shooting. It was Read More

On Customs’ mess at the border

October 13, 2023 Abdulsalam Mahmud 0

Even without having an acquaintance with him, I know that Mr. Yemi Adebowale is a patriotic Nigerian, who wishes that all systems of governance in Nigeria work, and efficiently too. He surely means well for Nigeria, and that is why he regularly contributes well-researched, edifying and thought-provoking articles on critical national issues for Thisday newspaper, in his Saturday columns. His Read More

Customs partners RMAFC to curb revenue leakages, boost income

October 6, 2023 David Agba 0

In a bid to enhance Nigeria’s revenue generation and block all leakages, the Acting Comptroller-General of Customs, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi has announced a groundbreaking partnership with the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) to boost federal income and improve revenue generation. This was disclosed during a courtesy visit by the Chairman, Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), Muhammad Read More

Customs, NIPSS sign MoU to develop capacity and nation building

October 6, 2023 Content Administrator II 0

The Ag. Comptroller General of Customs, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi on Wednesday, formalized Memorandum of Understanding with National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) Kuru, near Jos the Plateau state capital to strengthen capacity building. Adeniyi along with his counterpart, Prof. Ayo Omotayo signed the MOU on Wednesday October 4, 2023 when the latter and his management team visited the Read More

Adeniyi’s impact on Nigeria Customs Service

September 28, 2023 Muhammad Bashir 0

The appointment of Bashir Adewale Adeniyi as the acting Comptroller General of Customs while he was on an official assignment at the World Customs Organisation (WCO) Policy Commission and Council Session in Brussels was greeted with jubilation, not just among Customs officers but also by Nigerians and the international community. This move has injected fresh hope into the agency and Read More

Customs FOUC intercepts hard N1.6bn drugs, IED materials

September 26, 2023 Suleiman Idris 0

The Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit, Zone ’C’ has intercepted cannabis sativa, raw materials for production of explosive devices and other contraband with a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of One Billion, Six Hundred and Forty-Eight Million, Four Hundred and Ninety-Four Thousand, Five Hundred and Seventy-One Naira (N1,648,494,571.00), it told journalists on Monday. The zone also arrested nine suspects in Read More

Customs CG sensitises stakeholders on NCSA 2023

July 11, 2023 David Agba 0

The Acting Comptroller-General, Nigeria Customs Service, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi Monday in Abuja, sensitized stakeholders and management on the Nigeria Customs Service Act (NCSA) 2023 in order to get them accustomed to the new law especially in carrying out their statutory responsibilities. This was during a two-day sensitization workshop for the members of the Management of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS). Read More

New Customs Comptroller-General reveals plans

June 27, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The newly appointed acting Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, has pledged to remove barriers and promote a new trade culture of consultations and compliance. Adeniyi spoke on Monday after taking over the leadership of the NCS. According to him, obstacles will no longer prevent trade at the nation’s seaports and border crossings. According to him, Read More

Breaking: Shettima decorates new Customs Comptroller-General

June 26, 2023 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Nigeria’s Vice President Kashim Shettima has decorated the newly appointed acting Comptroller-General of Customs, Adewale Bashir Adeniyi, at the presidential Villa in Abuja, on Monday. President Bola Tinubu had announced Adeniyi’s appointment, along with other security heads, on Monday, June 19, 2023. Details loading…

Customs begs FG to allow vehicle importation through Seme border

June 23, 2023 David Agba 0

The Seme Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has appealed to the Federal Government to allow importation of vehicles through the border. Recall that the Federal Government banned the importation of vehicles through the land borders with effect from January 1, 2017. However, smuggling of vehicles and other contraband items through the land borders has persisted despite the ban. Read More

Nigerians speak as Customs move to ban ‘Okrika’

June 9, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Nigerian Social media users have reacted to the announcement of Customs Service of it’s intention to place a ban on the sale of second-hand clothes popularly called Okrika in Nigeria. During a recent interview, Customs Service spokesperson Abdullahi Aliyu Maiwada said the sale of Okrika clothing is injurious to the country. He said: “Okrika clothes are injurious to the health Read More

Customs makes N305.7m seizures in 2 months

March 2, 2023 Admin III 0

The Federal Operations Unit of Nigeria Customs Service in Zone B, Kaduna has made seizures worth total duty paid value of N305,710,544.55k in the months of January and February 2023. According to a statement, Area Contoller of the unit, Comptroller Musa Ibrahim Jalo achieved the feat as part of reinvigorated anti-smuggling efforts he put in place Giving a breakdown of Read More

Customs intercept 450 drums of explosives in Ogun

February 9, 2023 Admin III 0

The Nigeria Customs Service said it intercepted 450 drums of calcium carbide enroute to Aba, Abia State from Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State in January. The Customs Area Controller in charge of the Federal Operations Unit Zone A, Ikeja, Hussein Ejibunu, said this while addressing journalists at the unit on Wednesday. Ejibunu said that the explosives weighed 106 kilograms each and had Read More

Seme Customs intercepts fake $6m bills, N9.3m fuel

February 3, 2023 David Agba 0

The Seme Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has intercepted fake $6 million bills from suspected transborder criminal syndicates in the Gbaji area of Badagry, Lagos. The Command also impounded 1,300 by 30 litres jerry can of petrol equivalent to 39,000 litres with Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N9.3m, along the creeks in the last 13 days, despite Read More

Pictures: Offa VC, Customs emerge champions of 2022 Nigeria Volleyball Premier League

September 26, 2022 Editor 0

Offa Volleyball Club and Nigeria Customs Service have emerged champions of the 2022 Nigeria Volleyball Premier League in the men and women category respectively on Sunday September 25, 2022. Offa Volleyball Club beat Nigeria Correctional Service NCoS 3-2 (25-16, 23-25, 25-17,17-25, 15-11) in a keenly contested men’s match while Nigeria Customs Service beat Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Read More

Court restrains FG from further actions on disputed e-Customs concession project

June 18, 2022 Kehinde Osasona, Abuja 0

A Federal High Court in Abuja has restrained the Federal government from enforcing or giving effect to the controversial Customs modernisation project otherwise known as e- Custom allegedly executed by its agents on May 30, 2022 . The agents who allegedly executed the disputed concession project are the Nigerian Custom Service, Trade Modernisation Project limited, Huawei Technologies Company Nigeria limited Read More

Customs seizes 828 bags of foreign rice, others in Benin, Lagos

June 2, 2022 Admin III 0

The Western Marine Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has said that between February and March 2022, it seized 828 bags of foreign parboiled rice between Benin Republic and Lagos State. The Customs Area Controller in charge of the command, Abubakar Umar, while addressing journalists recently at the command in Lagos, said that 503 out of the 828 bags of Read More