Customs:How Executive Orders Are Abused

By Stephen UbannaOver the years, there had been rumors making the rounds of the abuse of Executive Orders by the Presidency in the release of impounded vehicles by the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS. From Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan to Muhammadu Buhari , the situation is the same: abuse of Executive orders to satisfy political interests. The situation, according a Customs source, was worse during the military era as it was very easy obtain Executive orders. The Enclopaedia Britainica described Executive Orders as the” President’s primary tools for the Management and…

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Uproar as Okorocha Installs Son-in law Deputy Governor

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu The Source has learnt that except there is a last minute change of heart, Imo state governor Rochas Okorocha will in the coming days install his Son-inlaw who is also his Chief of Staff, Uche Nwosu, as the new Deputy Governor of the state.The incumbent Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere  is set to be impeached by the State House of Assembly. Sources told the Magazine that key loyalists of the governor have tried in vain to dissuade him from elevating Nwosu to the position of Deputy governor,…

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Customs Battles Elephant Group Over Rice Smuggling

By Bayo Bernard Business Editor  The Ogun State command of the Nigerian Customs Service, NCS  had received enough knocks from worried Nigerians over the spate of the smuggling going on in the axis, more so the perceived tardiness of the command to rein in smugglers of imported rice into the country. The activities of rice smugglers from the Idi-Iroko and adjoining routes between Nigerian and Benin Republic had worried border monitors to no end, raising concerns on the seriousness of the command to tackle the menace. The development appears to…

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Ekiti Turned To War Zone As Election Approaches

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By Uche Mbah There seems to be palpable fear towards the upcoming elections in Ekiti state based on the number of security presence that has been sighted in the state. At the last count, six Helicopters, 250 police patrol vehicles,30,000 policemen, 5 Army generals, 6 Police AIGs, 300 DSS officers, 35,000 military officers, unidentified number of military vehicles and 165 Armored Personnel Carriers were said to be on ground for the state governorship elections. Even for the last campaign days, more may be expected depending on need. This has been…

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FOU Recovers Over N400 million Lost Revenue For FG In Six Months

By Stephen Ubanna For years, the Federal government had been losing billions of naira to importers with their clearing agents and Customs collaborators   at the seaports, airport and land border stations. The importers were said to have been shortchanging the government   through  wrong Classification of goods, transfer of value and under-payment. The  rot may have been exposed by Muhammed Uba Garba, Comptroller  Federal Operations Unit, FOU, Zone A who took the battle to the areas. A senior Customs officer told the Magazine that Muhammed and his officers may appear to…

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