Anti-smuggling: A cry For Help

By Stephen Ubanna Hameed Ali, a retired Colonel and Comptroller General, Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, solicits public support to break into the rank of the smugglers’ cartel. This is because of the ambush of Customs personnel by smugglers to carry out their nefarious activities across the cross. Most worrisome was the confrontation of Customs personnel on border patrols resulting in the team personnel running for their dear life. They muster the courage to attack Customs personnel because of the sophisticated weapons used by them to carry out their trade. Many…

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Customs Seizes 13 Vehicles Belonging to Kano Senator, and Other Contraband Goods In Jigawa State

Here is another reason for Nigerian senators to be angry with Hameed Ali, a retired colonel, heading the Nigerian Customs Service as Comptroller-General. The Compliance Task Force that Ali set up has just impounded 223 vehicles, 13 of which belong to a senator in Kano State. The Task Force Zonal Commander, Mr Bala Dole, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Monday. He said the vehicles, belonging to the unidentified senator were; 12 new Toyota Hilux trucks and one Toyota Land Cruiser. Dole,…

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Relief for Vehicle Importers as Senate Pass Bill

By Stephen Ubanna Vehicle importers and their Clearing agents at the nation’s land borders heaved a sigh of relief  when information filtered out that the Senate  has passed a bill urging Yemi Osibanjo , the acting President to re-open the land borders for Vehicle imports. It was gathered that the government has set March 15,2017, for importers have vehicles lying at Republic of Benin, Togo and other neighbouring West African countries to feel free to process their documents and pay the relevant duties at the border stations. At  Seme and…

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