Connect with us

National News

Custom sieze over 1400 smuggled rice in a week in Ogun State

Published

on

The Ogun State Chapter of the Nigeria Custom Service Area Command,has confirmed seizing 1,401 bags of rice and three used cars within the last one week.

The goods were reportedly smuggled into the country from the neighbouring Republic of Benin.

The Controller of the Area Command, Sani Madugu, disclosed this on Friday at the Idiroko border office of the command.

According to him, the vehicles intercepted are Mercedes Benz C220, Toyota Tundra pick-up van and a Volkswagen Golf car.

Also impounded were 17 motorcycles used as means of conveyance of smuggled rice.

Madugu said within the period under review, 29 kegs of vegetable oil, two sacks of second-hand clothes and one sack of used shoes were also seized.

He gave the total duty payable value of the total seizures as N30.3m.

He said the seizures of the rice were made through the creeks around Yewa River, small warehouses and dump sites in Ipokia and the environs.

He said, “The command will not relent in its fight to curtail smuggling in Ogun. The smugglers have attacked me and they have attacked my officers, but we will not relent.

“We will continue to make the terrain very difficult for them. We have the backing of the army, the police and the Department of State Services.

“We have mounted surveillance at the creeks and river banks; we are monitoring the activities of the smugglers. We allow them to bring the bags of rice into the small warehouses by the creeks and bushes and then we swoop on them.”

Source: ( Punch Newspaper)

Continue Reading
1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. Dan-gote group plc

    October 28, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    B.U.Y———D.a.n.g.o.t.e.3 x C.e.m.e.n.t

    DIRECT FROM THE FACTORY FOR 1,3OO Á BÁG AND 3,OO FOR LOADING AND OFFLOADING.
    MÍNÍMÚM PÚRCHÁSÉ OF 1OOBÁGS,
    TRÁÍLÉR LÓÁD OF 6OOBÁG
    TRÁÍLER LÓÁD OF 9OOBÁG AND ABOVE.
    CÓNTÁCT MR ALAKE ON (O7O-66O9-I979.) FOR RESERVATION.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

National News

Fake News Triggered #EndSARS Carnage – IGP

Published

on

Fake News Triggered #EndSARS Carnage – IGP

IGP Mohammed Adamu

Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu has expressed that the carnage that followed the #EndSARS protests across the country was triggered by fake news.

The IGP spoke on Thursday in Akure while addressing officers of the Ondo State Police Command as part of his tours of states affected by the #ENDSARS protest.

He maintained that those behind the protest were armed with the sinister motive to destabilize the government.

Also Read: #EndSARS: UK Parliament Does Not Speak For British Govt – FG

While urging the officers to return to work, Adamu pointed out that no nation could survive without policing even as he informed them that the Buhari administration has taken various steps to reform the Nigerian Police.

According to him, “The government has approved an extension of health scheme to retired police personnel. The police salary structure has been reviewed affecting all ranks.

“Your job is important. Without you coming out, there will be chaos and you are special.”

Continue Reading

National News

Buhari Will Set Nigeria On Fire If He Doesn’t Implement People’s Demands —Wike

Published

on

Buhari Will Set Nigeria On Fire If He Doesn’t Implement People’s Demands —Wike

Nyesom Wike

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari has an opportunity to address the demands of the people or put the country “on fire.”

He gave this warning on Thursday during his appearance on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily.

This is coming at a time when there have been serious calls for the restructuring of the country.

Also Read: NDDC Is A Cash Cow For Politicians – Nyesom Wike

“We must understand in this country that political leadership is very key, having the political will to implement what the people want is very serious.

“I don’t want to talk about the issue of distrust or no trust in government. People have raised such issues, that they don’t think that nothing will come out of all this dialogue. I don’t agree with that. I believe that if the president does not do, given the opportunities he has now, then, he will be putting Nigeria on fire.”

Continue Reading

National News

Former Lawmaker, Shehu Sani Accuses FG Of Using Huge Loans To Buy Substandard Chinese Railway Locomotives

Published

on

Former Lawmaker, Shehu Sani Accuse FG Of Using Huge Loans To Buy Substandard Chinese Railway Locomotives

Shehu Sani

Former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has accused the Federal Government of taking huge loans to acquire substandard and refurbished trains.

The former lawmaker from Kaduna made this accusation on Thursday on his Twitter page while condemning the recent breakdown of the Kaduna-Abuja railway.

Also Read: Amaechi Apologises For Abuja-Kaduna Train Breakdown

The railway line was reported to have broken down between November 18 and November 20, exposing passengers on the journey to grave danger.

He expressed that for such to have happened, it means Nigeria paid for substandard or refurbished locomotives adding that the Chinese contractor in charge must be made to repair them at no cost to the government.

He wrote:

Continue Reading

Trending