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Repugnant

The Customs Area Controller, Seme Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Comptroller Willy Egbudin is a gentleman officer but the same cannot be said of some of his […]

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What does Elochukwu want?

I am not a member of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) but I am concerned about what goes on in that association. I am very much interested […]

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A needless N26 billion loss

Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been unusually quiet of late. I think the last time I heard of her was March 4 when […]

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Armstringing the Navy

The federal government is making the fight against piracy and other criminal activities on the nation’s territorial waters and in the Gulf of Guinea extremely difficult. This is evident in […]

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The undercover boss

Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Dikko Abdullahi, is pragmatic and frank to a fault. When he visited the Tin Can Island Port Command of NCS late last year […]

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The days of yore

I read with nostalgia, an article reproduced in Daily Sun newspaper of Friday 21st February, 2014. The article reminds one of the terrible state of our seaports before port concession […]

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The scam of the affluent

Import duty waivers, exemptions and concessions are used by governments in various parts of the world to protect local businesses and jobs but they have typically been serially abused here […]

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Delays in cargo clearing

The Cargo Defence Fund (CDF) of the Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) did well last week to organise the second in the series of its roundtables on critical issues affecting shippers. […]