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Customs Discovers new Trend of Vehicles Smuggling at Seme Border

By Innocent Orok   Even as vehicles imports are ban from Nigeria borders, smugglers are developing new trends to bring in vehicles through the borders. The latest smuggling tactics is that smugglers will change the chassis number of newer vehicles to reduced the age of such vehicles in their paper documentations. The Area Controller of the Seme border command, Comptroller ...

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Whither The NTC Law?Hassan Bello’s Retirement, Hadiza Usman and the Politics of NTC Law

By Ubon Akpan/BMG   A great fog of boardroom conspiracies, underhand dealings, backstabbing and outright politicking appear to have descended on the hopes of Nigerians to have an apex regulatory agency for the country’s transportation sector up and running more than 10 months since the Assembly passed the National Transport Commission (NTC) Bill in March 2018. The Beam magazine can ...

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PDP, Atiku: INEC’s server shows we beat Buhari with 1.6 million votes

…file five grounds petition, revisit alleged certificate scam against President   Some details of the petition filed on Monday by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate in the February 23 election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to challenge the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressives Congress, emerged on Tuesday. The petition, which sought to rely on 50 ...

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Change of Barton at Apapa Custims: ACG Bashir handover to Compt Abba Kura

•••Command Nets N6b in two Months By Innocent Orok The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) management has added another Assistant Comptroller General to its team, he is ACG Abubakar Bashir .Untill yesterday Bashir was the Customs Area Controller of the Apapa premier port in Lagos State. Bashir who was promoted to Acting ACG recently handed over the Apapa Customs Command yesterday ...

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Barr Hassan Bello Is BMG Man of the Year 2018

By Ubon Akpan   After careful deliberations the Editorial Board of the Beam Media Group (BMG), publishers of the Beam Magazine, has elected Barr Hassan Bello the Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Shippers’ Council as its Man of the Year 2018. This followed a careful yet comprehensive audit of the performance of the Nigeria Shippers’ Council as the ...

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COURT OF APPEAL AFFIRMS EXPULSION OF EMMANUEL OSITA OKEREKE FROM IMAN

BY INNOCENT OROK   The Appeal Court, Abuja Federal Capital Division has confirmed the expulsion of Chief Emmanuel Osita Okereke from the Importers Association of Nigeria (IMAN) and the National Task Force (NATFORCE). This was contained in a recent judgement by Appeal court delivered on 11th February 2019. According to a press statement signed by the Chairman Board of Trustees ...

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Comptroller Abubakar Bashir: The Awards Winning Revenue Collector

By Innocent Orok   The common saying that “When the going gets tough, it is men of Character that gets going” best describes the winning tricks of Comptroller Abubakar Bashir, the present Customs Area Controller of the Apapa premier port Command. As a seasoned and grounded Customs officer he knows his onions and how to propel the administrative tricks to ...

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Customs Explain delays in Processing of Form ‘M,’ PAAR

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has explain the current delays experience by importers and their agents in the issuing of form M and the Pre- Arrival Assessment Reports ( PAAR) to the auditing of Fast Track beneficiaries. According to a statement by the National Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Customs Service , Deputy Comptroller, Joseph Attah, the statement reads ...

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