Month: March 2024

Gaza humanitarian situation worsening-Palestinian Ambassador

The Palestinian Ambassador to Nigeria, Abdullah Abu Shawesh, says the humanitarian situation in Gaza is worsening. Shawesh made this known in a statement in Abuja. He quoted Josep Borrell Fontelles, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs as saying Gaza was “before the war the greatest open-air prison, today is the greatest open-air graveyard. “A graveyard […]

Okuama killing: Defence Headquarters releases names of 8 suspects

Defence Headquarters  has released names of eight persons suspected to be involved in the killing of 17 soldiers in Okuama, Delta State. This is contained in a statement by the Director,  Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. Edward Buba in Abuja on Thursday. He said  troops  would continue with the effort until the culprits were “found, arrested, […]

UN pledges support for Africa’s sustainable peace and development

The UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, says the UN will continue to work tell with Africa to achieve sustainable peace and development. She made this known at the 2024 Annual Conference and Lecture of the Association of Foreign Relations Professionals of Nigeria(AFRPN) in Abuja. She spoke on “Unconstitutional Change of Government and Attainment of African […]

Customs suspends 25% penalty on improperly imported vehicles

The Nigeria Customs Service has suspended 25 per cent penalty on improperly imported vehicles. This is contained in a statement by the Customs National Public Relations Officer, Abdullahi Maiwada in Abuja. He said the suspension followed directive from Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Wale Edun, as part of effort to cushion […]

Customs reaffirms partnership with Export Commission to boost export activities

The Nigeria Customs Service(NCS), has affirmed its commitment to partnering with Nigeria Export Promotion Commission (NEPC) on initiatives to enhance trade and boost export activities. The Comptroller-General of Customs, Wale Adeniyi, said this during a courtesy visit by management of the commission to the Customs Corporate Headquarters in Abuja. He said the partnership was aimed […]

Okuama killing: Senate calls on Military, FG to immediately compensate deceased soldiers’ family

The Senate has called on the Nigerian Military and the Federal Government to immediately compensate families of deceased soldiers, who were killed at Okuama in Delta State on March 14. This followed a Point of Order by Sen. Abdulaziz Musa Yar Adua(Katsina-APC) and Sen. Ede Dafinone(Delta-PDP) on the incident. The Senate also called on the […]

Customs champions Authorised Economic Operators pilot programme for ease of business

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has championed an Authorised Economic Operators (AEO) programme to enhance the efficiency and predictability of trade facilitation efforts in the country. The Comptroller-General of Customs, Wale Adeniyi during a stakeholders meeting in Abuja, said the programme would foster collaboration between the service, other government agencies and experts, to boost AEO […]

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