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Month: November 2019

Obeisance to Customs, the new power house

Obeisance to Customs, the new power house

Breaking News, News Feature, Opinion, Travel
By Owei Lakemfa A MAN who identified himself as a traditional ruler, strolled with a swag  through Immigration at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. He then walked towards Customs and was stopped. An officer pointed out he was carrying a pack that suggested he bought a pair of shoes abroad. He confirmed he did. He was asked to produce the shoes. He pointed at his feet: those were what he was wearing. The Customs said it was an item he has to pay duty on. The man explained he bought the shoe on his journey and had been using it abroad. He was handed a hefty amount and given the option to either pay or forfeit his shoes. He paid under protest. It seemed strange that the Customs now calculate what a Nigerian is wearing and decides to impose duty. That means a lady p...
HAMEED ALI: A MONUMENTAL FAILURE AS CUSTOM CG___ Taiwo Mustapha.

HAMEED ALI: A MONUMENTAL FAILURE AS CUSTOM CG___ Taiwo Mustapha.

Breaking News, News Feature, Opinion
ALHAJI TAIWO MUSTAPHA is the CEO /Executive Chairman of the Pyramid Quicka, a leading freight forwarding company based in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Taiwo who sits atop a very thriving conglomerate with Interests in Oil and Gas as well as Agriculture is a consummate businessman and Chairs the elite Board of Trustees of the Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents. Taiwo spoke with the doyen Maritime Journalism, Asu Beks, in his Trans Amadi Corporate Head office recently. The interview centred on the performance of Hameed Ali’s tenure as Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service, the closure of Nigeria's borders and his expectations in the maritime sector in 2020. Excerpts HIS ASSESSMENT OF HAMEED ALI’s 4 YEARS IN OFFICE. The hope of every Nigerian Civil Servant,...