Posts Tagged ‘Comptroller General of Customs’

BREAKING: Court bars EFCC from prosecuting ex-Customs boss, Dikko

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday barred the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission from prosecuting a former Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Alhaji Abdullahi Dikko. Delivering judgment on the suit instituted by Dikko, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba held that the non-prosecution agreement entered into between the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, and […]

IMF Supports Nigeria Border Closure

Abebe Selassie, Director of African Department at the International Monetary Fund, has lauded Nigeria on the closure of its land border. According to TheCable, Selassie said this at the ongoing World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings in Washington D.C. Selassie said although free trade was critical to the economic growth of the continent, it must be legal […]

90% of cars in Nigeria are smuggled ~ Col Hameed Ali

The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), on Thursday said 90 per cent of cars in the country were smuggled into the country by unscrupulous elements. Ali, who said this while addressing newsmen in Abuja, alleged that many vehicles on display for sale in auto shops across the country were […]

Nigeria targets smuggling with closure of Cotonou border

Nigeria has announced the “partial closure” of its border with Benin to clamp down on the smuggling of goods, above all rice, into the country. The West African powerhouse is targeting “massive smuggling activities, especially of rice, taking place on that corridor”, the presidency said in a statement Wednesday. Nigeria is heavily reliant on imports […]

Custom officer who promoted self recommended for rehabilitation

The Nigeria Customs Service says its officer, who wrongly wore his uniform with the rank of Deputy Comptroller-General of Customs, has been recommended for rehabilitation by the medical doctors who attended to him. The Public Relations Officer of the service, Joseph Attah, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday […]

Customs officer admitted into hospital for promoting self to Comptroller-General

An Assistant Superintendent of Customs, Nura Dahiru, is currently undergoing a medical test after promoting himself to the rank of Comptroller-General, claiming he was directed by President Muhammadu Buhari to take over from the current CG, Hameed Ali. The Spokesman for the Nigeria Customs Service, Joseph Attah, said in a terse message that the officer […]