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Grassroots Involvement Crucial to Success of Anti-Graft Fight - Adeniran

Press Release
The Executive Chairman of the Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL), Comrade Debo Adeniran topless has made it strong case for the involvement of people in the grassroots, if the anti-corruption fight of the Muhammadu Buhari administration is to succeed. Comrade Adeniran who made the case in Lagos during an interactive program at Eko FM on Wednesday morning charged the people to own the anti-graft fight of the Federal government as they ended up being the victims of the evil effects of the monster that had held the nation down for ages. CACOL, according to the anti-corruption crusader had embarked on educating the grassroots on how to assert their rights because in the final analysis they are the hardest hit adding that they were the ones that took the pain to trek long distances and queue to cast their ballots with a view to installing people in government Leaders, the CACOL leader said, emerged from the grassroots and they were known by the people. "…

Customs Idiroko To Sell Off Seized Cars at Scrap Value

The plague of smuggling can never come to an end as long as trade exists. This is the fate the Nigeria Customs Service finds itself and the Ogun Operational Command Idiroko is not left out.
The Command in a bid to curb the smuggling activities of dare devils have intercepted 226 differentiated products of Cannabis, petroleum products, vehicles, second-hand clothing, used tyres, foreign rice, vegetable oil, motorcycles, foot wears and handbags. The Operational Command delivered a total of N438,951,226m in Duty Paid Value. According to the Area Commander Mr. Michael Agbara:
"My command intercepted and handed over 1.8 tons (176 sacks, 120 compressed book packs and 21 compressed coconut packs of Cannabis sativa to NDLEA ).

"The said items were seized by Officers and Men of the Command at different locations along the border areas in Ogun State.
" However the activities were raveled with series of clashes between officers of the Command and some smugglers/accomplices leading to th…

Nigeria Customs Seizes Dangote Cement Truck Containing Rice

Sandra Ukele
The Nigeria Customs Service Federal Operating Unit (FOU) Ikeja, has made various seizures of contraband products in the first quarter of the year.
The seizure includes 180 bags of rice concealed in a Dangote Cement silo truck along the Shagamu area of Ogun State.
The Area Controller Mr. Aliu Mohammed disclosed this to journalists saying the driver ran away having nothing to lose.

Comp. Aliu Mohammed who had recently received a merit award from the Nigeria Food and Drug Administration Control Agency (NAFDAC) said the investiture spurred him and his men to work harder to battle smuggling and other societal ills beseiging the country. The Comptroller said that the Dangote silo was the first of it's kind to be seized as a means of conveyance used in smuggling.
When asked what would be the fate of the rice, he said they would be distributed to IDPs and orphanages across the nation.

Educating journalists on standard procedures for seizures he said the law states any container carr…