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Ali Must Go! Senate Declares Customs CG Unfit to Hold Public Office

The Senate on Wednesday declared the Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd) unfit to hold any public office and urged him to resign.  The upper chamber of the National Assembly also directed  the Nigeria Customs Service to cancel its proposed policy on retrospective payment of vehicle duty. Also, the Senate  condemned the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami ...

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APC To Broker Peace In Senate, Ali Face-Off

The All Progressives Congress (APC) said Tuesday it has found it necessary to intervene in the on-going face-off between the Senate and the Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali. Its move, the party said comes on the heels  of the controversy that has trailed the invitation extended to the Comptroller General of The Nigerian Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd) by the Senate. A statement by the ...

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Hameed Ali Writes NASS, Says Will Not Appear Before Senate

The Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Mr. Hamid Ali has written a letter to the National Assembly that he would not be able to appear before the Senate on March 22, 2017 as scheduled. Ali who is expected  to appear before the Senate in an official uniform of the customs service said he is acting on a legal advice he received from the Attorney General of the Federation and Justice Mi ...

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Magu and Ali: Acid Tests for Good Governance, By Issa Aremu

The way both the predominantly APC legislature (Senate) and the APC Presidency eventually  and  conclusively resolve the naughty twin-issues of confirmation of Ag. Chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu and that of the Comptroller General of Customs, Hameed Ali over wearing of uniform will conclusively prove or otherwise the commitment  of this administration  to good governance. Nigeria is fast becoming a 'huge Af ...

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Uniform Row Deepens As Senate Sends ‘Stubborn’ Customs CG Out -See Brief Analysis

The comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ali was sent out of the Senate Chamber in Abuja Thursday after  he appeared  in civilian uniform. There was clear hint that Ali had chosen to dare the senate when he appeared in white Kaftan contrary to assertions by senators that he must appear before them in Customs uniform. It was Deputy Senate President Ike Ekwemadu who first challenged Ali aski ...

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Failure to Appear Before Senate: Hameed Ali Risks Arrest

By Augustine Osayande The Senate on Wednesday resolved to compel the Comptroller General of Nigerian Customs Hameed Ali to appear before it to explain issue of proposed retrospective duty payment on vehicles in Nigeria. The decision was taken after the Senate President Bukola Saraki read out another letter from the Comptroller General explaining the reason he can not appear before the Senate. In his reactio ...

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Customs Duty Directive ‘ Put On Hold’ As Ali Meets NASS Leaders

The Nigeria Customs Service has put on hold its  directive  on payment of customs duty on vehicles. This twist was announced  in a statement Tuesday by Ag. Public Relations Officer of customs, Joseph Attah. He said: "Following the unnecessary tension generated as a result of misconception and misrepresentation of the Nigeria Customs Service planned motor duty payment, the leadership of the National Assembly ...

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Nigeria Customs Intercepts 661 Action Rifles, Arrests 3 Suspects – See Photos

The Nigeria Customs Service has announced the seizure of of 661 pieces of pump action rifles which were concealed with steal doors and other merchandize goods. Also, the names of three suspected arrested in connection with the illegal importation of the rifles have been disclosed. They are Mr. Oscan Okafor (Importer) , 51; Mr. Mahmud Hassan (Clearing Agent) , 56 and Mr. Sadique Mustapha  (accompanying the c ...

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Hameed Ali Dares Senate, Insists On Ban Of Vehicle Import Through Land Border

(Press Release) The Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) has directed operatives of the Headquarters Compliance Team and Federal Operations Units to compliment the resident officers of land borders to effectively beef up security and enforce the Federal Government policy on non importation of vehicles through the land border. This  is contrary to the call by the Senate to stop the b ...

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Fallen Army Commander, Abu Ali: Shettima Presents N10m To Widow, 3 Children

Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima on Saturday presented a cheque valued at ten million naira to Samira, widow of fallen soldier and one of Nigeria's bravest war hero,   Lt.Col Muhammad Abu Ali who was killed in Malam-fatori, headquarters of Abadam local government area in northern part of Borno State about on Friday, November 4, 2016.   The Lt.Col was commanding officer of the 272 Task Force Tank B ...

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Now, Their Watch Has Ended, By Jiddare Ummsulaim

The story of the martyrdom of Lt. Col MA Ali has reverberated across all the nooks and crannies of this nation.  The way all Nigerians came together to celebrate the life of this great Hero, and commiserate his loss gives me hope on the future of this great Nation as a united entity. Lt. Col MA Ali’s selfless sacrifice has broken down the walls of religious and ethnic bigotry that is prevalent in the minds ...

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Muhammad Ali: A tribute, By Dan Agbese

Email: ochima495@gmail.com ,SMS: 08055001924 Let me add my two-kobo worth to the outpouring of tributes to the boxing legend and icon, Muhammad Ali. The tributes are necessarily eclectic because we view his life and time and what he stood for as a boxer and as a man of principle, almost uniformly. And so, we resort to the same words and phrases with legend and icon being the most intrusive of these words an ...

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