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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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Saraki Has Nothing to Do With Importation of Vehicle, Says Aide

The Special Adviser to Senate President on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, has stated that  the allegation raisedTuesday  by Senator Ali Ndume linking Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki to the importation of vehicle lacks basis as it was outright falsehood. In a press statement, Olaniyonu said from the facts and documents about the seized vehicle, it is obvious that the Senate President has nothing to do wit ...

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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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Hameed Ali Not Above The Law, Says Senator Wamakko

Senator Aliyu Wamakko has slammed the Comptroller General of Customs Colonel Hameed Ali  over his “affronts” and  running battles with the Senate. Wamakko also a former  Governor of Sokoto State made his position  known through a statement by his media consultant, Emmanuel Ado  on Wednesday said “the Senate is unanimous that his action is an affront on the legislative arm of government. And an affront on th ...

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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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Customs Duty: Hameed Ali’s Letter Sparks Fresh Row In Nigeria’s Senate

A letter from the   Comptroller General  of  Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (Retired)  on Tuesday explaining   why he could not  honour  last week’s  summon by the Senate sparked fresh anger at the upper  chamber of the National Assembly. Majority of the Senators  present during the plenary flared  up immediately the clerk to the Senate, as directed by the Senate President Bukola Saraki read out the letter from C ...

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Customs Duty: NCS Gives Deadline for Clearance of Vehicles

(Press Release) The Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) has approved a grace period of one month, between Monday 13th March to Wednesday 12th April 2017 for owners of all vehicles within the Country whose customs duty has not been paid, to do so. Consequently, all motor dealers and private owners of such vehicles are advised to visit the nearest Customs Zonal Office to pay the appr ...

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EFCC Raids Inde’s Property, Recovers Items Worth Millions of Naira

(EFCC Press Release) The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has recovered items worth millions of Naira from a large warehouse located on Nnamdi Azikiwe Road Bye Pass, Kaduna purportedly belonging to a former Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service, Abdullahi Dikko Inde. Operatives of the Commission’s Kaduna Zonal office acting on intelligence stormed the facility on Tuesday February 28 a ...

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NCS Targets N1.1tr Revenue in 2017

The Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) has charged all Customs Area Controllers (CAC) to ensure strict compliance with extant laws to enable the Service achieve its 2017 revenue target of N1,100, 000,000,000.00 (One Trillion, One Hundred Billion Naira). CGC gave this directive during a strategy meeting with the CACs where he said Area Controllers must either “shape in or ship out” ...

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BREAKING: EFCC Recovers 17 Vehicles from Ex-Customs Boss, Inde

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 recovered seventeen exotic vehicles in a warehouse belonging to a former Comptroller-General of Customs, Abdullahi Dikko Inde, located at Nnamdi Azikwe Street, Kaduna. A  press release by EFCC Spokesman,Wilson Uwujaren said  the recovery was sequel to an intelligence report the Commission received that stolen money and prope ...

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