Professional Services

Ongoing Reforms in Customs Aimed at Increasing Revenue Collection

The Public Relations Officer, Tin-Can Island Customs Command, Mr Chris Osunkwo, has applauded the Comptroller-General of Customs, retired Col. Hameed Ali’s bold initiatives towards reforming the service and increasing revenue.

Osunkwo gave the commendation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Thursday.

“What has been happening is not out of place. Every government has its own style. When the new CGC was appointed, he has three-point Agenda.

Corrupt Personnel Will Get 10-year Maximum Sentence –Customs Boss

The Comptroller General of Customs (CGC) , retired Col. Hameed Ali, on Tuesday warned that any customs officer caught involved in corrupt practice, would serve the maximum 10-year jail term prescribed by law.

Ali gave the warning in Sokoto when he addressed customs officers of Sokoto/Zamfara/ Kebbi Area Command.

“The minimum jail term for corrupt officers is five years, but I will make sure that any officer found to be corrupt gets the maximum jail term of 10 years.

Ministerial Screening: Nominees Must Show Proof of Assets Declaration –Senate

The Senate on Thursday set conditions for screening of ministerial nominees insisting that they must show proof of declaration of their assets.

The Senate Spokesman, Dino Melaye, told newsmen at the National Assembly Complex in Abuja that the decision was the outcome of its executive session on Thursday.

Mr. Melaye said that nominees, especially those who have held political offices, must show certificates of assets declaration issued by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).

Buhari's Men: Amaechi, Fashola, Ngige, Onu Among 21 Ministerial Nominees

The President of the Senate, Sen. Bukoal Saraki, on Tuesday read a letter from the Presidency asking for approval for 21 nominees for appointment as ministers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The list, sent by the Presidency to the Senate on Sept 31, included some former state governors, namely, Chibuike Amaechi (Rivers), Babtunde Fashola (Lagos State) and Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti).

50 French Coys to Visit Nigeria, Meet with Buhari

A delegation of 50 heads of French companies are expected to visit Nigeria this week to explore business opportunities and establish bilateral links in the country, the French Embassy said at the weekend.

A statement from Georges Vanin, First Counsellor, Political Affairs and Communication, Embassy of France, said the business delegation was the first of its kind from France to any African country.

SMEs Development Must Be Prioritise to Drive Innovation

Prioritising the development of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) has been identified as a critical step to promoting innovation in Nigeria.

The President of Port Harcourt Chamber of Commerce, Emeka Unachukwu, made this assertion while making a presentation as key speaker at the 5th International Christian Business Exhibition and Conference 2015 held in Port Harcourt.

FG Pledges to Lead Anti-Corruption War in Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday pledged the willingness of the Federal Government to lead African countries in the fight against corruption.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Mr. Buhari made this promise in Abuja at the inauguration of the maiden edition of Anti-Corruption Academy Training Programme, organised by the Network of National Anti-Corruption Institutions in West Africa (NACIWA).

CBN Releases Consumer Protection Framework’s Draft

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has released the draft of a Consumer Protection Framework (CPF) it developed in furtherance of its mandate “to promote a sound financial system” as enshrined in Section 2(d) of the CBN Act, 2007.

According to the apex bank, the purpose of the CPF is to amongst other things engender public confidence in the financial system with a view to enhancing financial inclusion.

‘Nigeria will Sustain its Position as Number One Investment Destination in Africa’

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that one of the key objectives of his administration's ongoing economic reforms was to restore the confidence of investors in the Nigerian economy.

Addressing leading French businessmen and investors at the headquarters of the Movement of the Enterprises of France (MEDEF), in Paris, President Buhari also reaffirmed his government's determination to curb corruption in Nigeria.