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Consumer watch: A place that makes you plan ahead

It is advisable for customers to plan ahead in other to avoid embarrassment from marketers. See for yourself the prices of your commodity in the market.

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How Customs Service is helping economy to recover from recession – Haruna

Comptroller Haruna Mamudu, has served Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) at various capacities. Aside from other top positions held in the Service, he was Customs Area Controller (CAC), Ogun State Command. When he took over the affairs of Ogun Command in December 2013, he introduced 24 hours border patrol with all officers on alert to prevent smuggling of arms and ammunition into the country through the border, especially during the election period of 2015.

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FOU Zone A seizes 3,553 goods valued at N1.2bn

AFTER engaging in anti-smuggling activities geared towards maintaining its role as a flagship Command, the Federal Operations Unit Zone A Ikeja, Lagos in its anti-smuggling activities for the year ended January to December, 2013 has disclosed that it has made a total seizure of about 3,553 assorted prohibited goods valued at N1,294,211,018 with a payable duty of N227, 073, 983 and a Duty Paid Value DPV of N1,521,285,001.

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Tin Can Island command generates N43.5bn revenue

THE Tin Can Island Command said it has generated N43,230,628,110 revenue between January and February 2014. According to the Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Jibrin Zakari, the command was given a target of N264 billion, which translates to N22 billion per month.

Details of the revenue figures released by the command, shows that N20,550 billion was collected in January, while N21,355billion was collected in the month of February 2014.

The statement added that in January, N12,462 billion was collected into the Federation account which is made up of import duty and fees while N3,112 billion was collected into non federation account which included 7 per cent levy, NAC,1per cent CSS, ETL, sugar,rice, wheat flour,wheat grain, iron, cigarette and cement.

In FebruaryN13,299billion was raked into Federation Account made up of import duty and fees, also N3,337billion was raked into the Non Federation Account which included 7 per cent levy,NAC,1 per cent, CISS, ETL, sugar, rice, brown rice, wheat flour, wheat grain, iron, cigarette and cement. Jibril maintained that the increase in revenue was made possible through the commitment of men and officers of the command who have not given up in the discharge of their constitutional functions and tasks.

He credited the increase in revenue by the command to the existing leadership in the Customs Headquarters, Abuja. The Customs chief further asserted that the support and good motivation by the Comptroller-General of Customs, Alhaji Inde Dikko Abdullahi have made everybody to work very hard in revenue generation.

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