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By Innocent Orok The Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA) has said it supports the federal government on border closure because of the whooping N1.45 trillion worth of goods smuggled into Nigeria annually. The Acting Managing Director of NEPZA, Engr. David Terhemba Nongo said this at the Two Day National Workshop on the Role of Maritime in the AfCFTA Agreement ...

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BY INNOCENT OROK The National President of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), Hon. Iju Tony Nwabunike has expressed his fears and that of Custom Brokers on how Nigeria will cope when the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement kick- off in March 2019. According to Nwabunike, lack of infrastructure like electricity, good road networks and what ...

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An Open Letter To The President Federal Republic of Nigeria

The President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Presidential Villa, Aso Rock, Federal Capital Territory , Abuja. Your Excellency, Re: Agitation For The Concession Of The e-Customs Modernization – An Appeal To Restore And Preserve National Interests. First, it is important to reiterate that, the Destination Inspection of cargoes otherwise known as “Bill at Sight’ in the Customs nomenclature remains the traditional ...

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CONTROVERSY: 33 Containers of Expired Rice: Customs accuse Masters Energy of Desperation to Save Face

By Innocent Orok The banter of words are still brewing between the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and Masters Energy Commodities Limited, a subsidiary of the Masters Energy Group over the importation of expired rice into the country recently. The Comptroller General of Customs, Col Hameed Ali (rtd) had on Tuesday 29th October 2019 at the Tin Can Island Port showcase ...

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