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Smugglers attack on Customs: Ali blows Hot “Enough is Enough”

By Innocent Orok   The Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Colonel Hameed Ibrahim Ali has warned Smugglers and the communities harbouring them that the Service will no longer tolorate the killings of Customs Officers. Ali hannded down this warning during this year International Customs Day celebrations. He said management would no longer tolerate the incessant killing of ...

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Nigerian Ports Loses $20billion annually due to Inefficiency-Atiku

…Asked APC government to give account of their regime By Innocent Orok   The Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has said that Nigeria loses over $20billion annually due to Ports inefficiency and decayed infrastructure. Atiku who promises to reverse the trend if voted into power in 2019 made the pledge during a town hall meeting ...

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Smugglers Wages More War with Customs

By Innocent Orok   The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Ogun State Command has of recent been a hot bed of battles between the Customs and alleged Smugglers which often left casualties on both sides. Earlier this month, precisely on Sunday 6th January, 2019 the Ogun Command lost an Officer in active service after sustaining machete cuts from the smugglers. The ...

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Seme Customs Records N1.055b,Seized 6,753 Bags of Rice

By Innocent Orok   The Nigeria Customs Service has continued it’s anti -smuggling war on economic saboutours this new year with one of its Border Command recording huge seizures of various banned items. The Seme Border Command of the Nigeria Customs Service yesterday said it intercepted 11 trucks load of rice containing 6 , 753 bags with 45 kegs of ...

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Effedua Repositioning: What I Saw at MAN, Oron

By Innocent Orok   Many things have been said by many people about the new status of the Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron Akwa Ibom State since the resumption of duty of its current rector, Commodore Emmanuel Duja Effedua (rtd) May last year. Effedua who took over as the substantive rector of the Nigeria’s premier and only International Maritime Organisation ...

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COMMUNIQUE OF THE ALL NIGERIA MARITIME JOURNALISTS RETREAT HELD AT THE ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF COLLEGE OF NIGERIA, TOPO, BADAGRY, LAGOS; FROM 14TH – 16TH DECEMBER 2018

The All Nigeria Maritime Journalists Retreat organized by the Association of Maritime journalists of Nigeria (AMJON) with the theme: “Promoting Synergy between the Maritime, Oil & Gas Industries for National Development”, was declared opened by the Senate President Dr. Olubukola Saraki, represented by Chief Kayode Odunaro and had in attendance the Governorship candidate of Action Democratic Party (ADP), Nigerian Ports ...

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IRDNIGERIA SETS TO HOST FIRST NATIONAL CULTURAL FESTIVAL FOR PEACE, UNITY IN NIGERIA

By Innocent Orok A registered Non-Governmental Organization, fully owned by Nigerians, IRDNIGERIA is set to host all Nigerians across the 36 States of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja to a three- days Cultural festival aim at preaching peace and unity in the Country. According to a statement signed by the President/CEO of IRDNIGERIA, Dr Chudi Nwolisa and ...

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Customs Nets N1.2Trillion in 2018

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has generated a total sum of N1,202,271,240,478.30 for the year ended 2018. According to a press statement by the Service National Public Relations Officer, Deputy Comptroller Joseph Attah the 2018 figure surpassed the 2017 collection by N164,897,273,077.50 which was N1,037,373,967,400.80. Commenting on this historic feat, the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) described ...

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