Customs begins nationwide sale of seized items, auctions bag of rice for N10, 000

The Nigeria Customs Service, (NCS), has commenced the sale of seized food items to Nigerians nationwide, with a 25 kilogramme bag of rice going for as low as N10, 000. Speaking at a media briefing to flag off the sale of the food items yesterday in Lagos, the NCS Comptroller-General, Bashir Adeniyi, said the initiative was part of the Service’s ongoing commitment to safeguarding food security and ensuring the availability of essential food items in the country. He stated that the NCS had secured approval from the Government to dispose…

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30 of 65 private jets in Nigeria owe Customs’ duties – Official

The Nigeria Customs Service says 30 out of 65 private airplanes verified so far are liable to pay required duties to the Federal Government. The Customs Public Relations Officer, Joseph Attah, made this known while speaking with newsmen in Abuja yesterday. Attah explained that some of these airplanes came into the country by Temporary Importation agreement, which allows them to bring the jets without payment because they were secured by a bond. He said, thereafter, many of them failed to turn up to pay on the expiration of the agreement,…

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Kebbi: One killed, as Customs Officers open fire on angry youths

A team of Zone B, Kaduna Customs officers operating on Kamba-Bunza Road in Kebbi State yesterday allegedly shot at a group of youths, killing one and injuring several others, according to reports. However, a statement issued by the commission’s spokesperson on Thursday, Ma Magaji, said the youths attacked the officers after they stopped a vehicle carrying sacks of foreign rice, which were allegedly imported illegally. According to the statement, the armed youths attempted to seize the gun of one of the officers. “As a result, a shot was fired, which…

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Customs intercepts vehicles, rice worth N10bn

The Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone A of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), on Sunday announced a single seizure of contrabands with Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N10 billion. The Customs Area Controller (CAC), Usman Yahaya in a statement in Lagos, said that the seizure made in one day was at Ido, Eruwa Road in Ibadan. The statement was signed by the Public Relations Officer of the Unit, Peter Duniya. According to him, the contraband comprise of 34 fairly used and new vehicles, laden with second hand clothes, Indian hemp…

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