Customs: FG Cracks Down On Diplomatic VIPs

By Bayo Bernard The intelligence unit of the Seme command of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS has been stressed to the limit as it struggles to apprehend criminals and smuggler who sometimes use various means, including hiding under the cloak of diplomatic immunity to get passage at the border. The situation is not helped by the delay on the part of the Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority, NNRA to approve for use the multi-million dollar scanner donated by European Union, EU to aide seamless clearance of goods at the Seme/ Krake…

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Seme: How Customs Facilitates Trade At JBP

By Bayo Bernard President Muhammadu Buhati was somehow prophetic last year October 22, 2018 when he said the Seme/Krake Joint Border Post would strengthen bilateral relations between Nigeria and Republic of Benin. ‘As we all know, Nigeria and Benin share many things in common. Hence the establishment of the Joint Border Post will certainly promote out brotherliness and emphasize our common interest, Buhari said adding that the JBP is “ a symbol of integration that brings together the people of Nigeria and Benin” But neither the president nor the Comptroller…

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Customs Battle Bandits, Smugglers

By Bayo Bernard Comptroller Mohammed Uba Garba , the controller in charge of Seme Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS took over the command last October thinking that his major task is to collect revenue for the federal government, so he can make the Comptroller General of Customs, Hameed Ali happy. At least that’s what he thought. But few months after, he understands better that his job also includes catching arm robbers. Recently, he warned smugglers and saboteurs of the nation’s economy, who operate along the border between Nigeria…

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