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Customs Seizes Jollof Rice, Ogbono And Egusi Soup Imported From India by excellent2013(m): 6:18pm On Dec 05, 2016
Lagos – The Tin-Can Island Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has intercepted a 20ft container of “READY TO EAT FOODS’’ like Egusi Soup, Jollof Rice, Ogbono, Yam Porridge imported from India.

The Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Bashar Yusuf, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday in Lagos by the Public Relations Officer of the Command, Mr Uche Ejesieme.

Yusuf spoke with stakeholders at the SDV/SCOA Terminal while handing over the container of imported prepared foods to officials of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).

The controller described the scenario as an “aberration”, considering the fact that government granted zero duty for the importation of machinery for the packaging of agricultural products.

“Why should indigenous menu be imported into the country at a time when investors are much sought after to boost local industries,’’ the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quotes Yusuf as saying.

The controller said the command generated 25.7 billion in November, up from N25.3 billion recorded in October.

Yusuf said that the higher revenue was recorded in spite of the recession and low imports.

He said that the command would continue to explore all avenues for maximum revenue collection.

According to him, this is in view of the exigencies of the moment, which placed more responsibilities on the service.

Yusuf urged potential investors to take advantage of the numerous export potential in the country for their socio-economic benefits.

In a related development, while briefing a group of senior officers undergoing training in the command, the controller admonished them to make professionalism, integrity and transparency as their watchword.

He also urged the officers to ensure effective leadership and supervision in carrying out their duties.

Yusuf said the various trade facilitation tools as provided in the automation of Customs procedures would guide the officers in the discharge of their functions.

The controller told the officers to see training and re-training as a veritable tools that would sharpen their knowledge toward achieving desired results.

He appreciated the Comptroller-General of Customs, Retired Col. Hameed Ali, for effectively re-positioning the service in spite of global recession.

“NCS is still working tirelessly to remain on top of its statutory mandate,’’ the controller said.

Yusuf said that this could not have been possible if not for the pragmatic leadership of the comptroller-general and his management.

“In this era and dispensation, officers are expected to be above board with deep sense of commitment and responsibility in the discharge of their functions.

“The Change ideology of the comptroller -general must be given priority attention,’’ the controller said.

He, however, warned that anybody that fails to key into the new order would be seriously sanctioned.

http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/12/customs-intercepts-container-jollof-rice-yam-porridge-egusi-india/

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Re: Customs Seizes Jollof Rice, Ogbono And Egusi Soup Imported From India by swazpedro(m): 6:23pm On Dec 05, 2016
Na wa oo.. See oo

Abeg who cook dis food b4 they were imported

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Re: Customs Seizes Jollof Rice, Ogbono And Egusi Soup Imported From India by excellent2013(m): 6:34pm On Dec 05, 2016
swazpedro:
Na wa oo.. See oo
Wetin naija no go import

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Re: Customs Seizes Jollof Rice, Ogbono And Egusi Soup Imported From India by NOC1(m): 6:50pm On Dec 05, 2016
Pinchure or adontbeleive.

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Re: Customs Seizes Jollof Rice, Ogbono And Egusi Soup Imported From India by modath(f): 7:11pm On Dec 05, 2016
Na deep inside ocean bed for pacific dem trowey the padlock wey dey hold Nigeria's glory!!!! undecided

Importing food, mama put don finish?

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Re: Customs Seizes Jollof Rice, Ogbono And Egusi Soup Imported From India by ddippset(m): 7:26pm On Dec 05, 2016
seriously? jollof rice? fani kayode would love this.

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Re: Customs Seizes Jollof Rice, Ogbono And Egusi Soup Imported From India by malton: 7:40pm On Dec 05, 2016
One day, Nigeria shall import even dark skinned people.

What this country needs is a dictator with good intentions, solid policies, and the willpower to get things done. Someone who doesn't take no for an answer. Western liberalism will obviously get us nowhere.

Someone once argued that a "capable, technocratic authoritarian government on top of its game is far better for a developing, background country than a democratic one." I thought he was being naive when I read his submission. How true this is for my country.

Let's face it, Nigeria's problem isn't the system of government nor the people. Our issue stems from having successive governments that have failed to make a headway in spite of all the support they have got.

Singapore, China, S. Korea, Japan, and Taiwan, to list a few, have all turned their fortunes around despite being a unitary government. Canada, England, Spain, etc have done so as a constitutional monarchy. The US, Germany, Switzerland, etc. have gone on to achieve greatness as a republic.

Our problems:

1. Religiousity

2. Too many vested interests (generator importers cabal frustrating power stability, transport moguls frustrating railway, and so many more)

3. Lack of will

4. Skew sighted, warped, and bigoted "leaders"

5. The political circle comprises 90% illiterates who are incapable of any good by themselves.

We need a benevolent dictator to right many wrongs before things can take shape in this country. The masses are willing, but that's about as much power as they have got. The political parties keep churning out dundees.

I can't shout!

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Re: Customs Seizes Jollof Rice, Ogbono And Egusi Soup Imported From India by modath(f): 7:49pm On Dec 05, 2016
excellent2013:

Wetin naija no go import

I'm just amazed too!!! We import pineapple from Benin Republic bros, e don be for naija... The Dibia wey go cast out the demon, dem never conceive am!!!! cry cry

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Re: Customs Seizes Jollof Rice, Ogbono And Egusi Soup Imported From India by Sibrah: 7:51pm On Dec 05, 2016
I don't believe this strange news.

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Re: Customs Seizes Jollof Rice, Ogbono And Egusi Soup Imported From India by nwaanambra1(m): 7:53pm On Dec 05, 2016
THE PERSON WEY CURSE THIS COUNTRY DIED WITH SERIOUS ANGER THAT'S WHY THERE IS NO SOLUTION IN SIGHT TO THE NUMEROUS PROBLEMS BEDEVILING THE COUNTRY!

I MEAN HOW CAN A NIGERIAN GO AND IMPORTED EGUSI AND JOLLOF RICE! THATS THE HEIGHT OF TREASON!


THEY SHOULD HANG THEM BY THE BALLS! angry angry

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Re: Customs Seizes Jollof Rice, Ogbono And Egusi Soup Imported From India by Metroescobar: 8:03pm On Dec 05, 2016
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Now this _shit is funny as hell! What does an Indian know about making yam porridge and egusi soup or jollof rice that we now have to purchase it from them?


No be our own chow?

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Re: Customs Seizes Jollof Rice, Ogbono And Egusi Soup Imported From India by modath(f): 8:04pm On Dec 05, 2016
nwaanambra1:
THE PERSON WEY CURSE THIS COUNTRY DIED WITH SERIOUS ANGER THAT'S WHY THERE IS NO SOLUTION IN SIGHT TO THE NUMEROUS PROBLEMS BEDEVILING THE COUNTRY!

I MEAN HOW CAN A NIGERIAN GO AND IMPORTED EGUSI AND JOLLOF RICE! THATS THE HEIGHT OF TREASON!


THEY SHOULD HANG THEM BY THE BALLS! angry angry

Make a laugh at the highlighted first. cheesy cheesy

Now on to serious matter now... we also import palm oil I heard..

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Re: Customs Seizes Jollof Rice, Ogbono And Egusi Soup Imported From India by Metroescobar: 8:05pm On Dec 05, 2016
Sibrah:
I don't believe this strange news.


Upon say you dey see link for up there? Or you dey dictate to person wey hold your phone wetin to type?

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Re: Customs Seizes Jollof Rice, Ogbono And Egusi Soup Imported From India by Metroescobar: 8:08pm On Dec 05, 2016
modath:


Make a laugh at the highlighted first. cheesy cheesy

Now on to serious matter now... we also import palm oil I heard..



We have been importing palm oil for donkey years! Even some countries who got their 1st palm seedlings from us in the 70's are now supplying our government! Nigeria just loves to embarrass itself!

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Re: Customs Seizes Jollof Rice, Ogbono And Egusi Soup Imported From India by nwaanambra1(m): 8:08pm On Dec 05, 2016
modath:


Make a laugh at the highlighted first. cheesy cheesy

Now on to serious matter now... we also import palm oil I heard..

haba na! we never bad reach tht level na!

if import palm oil that means we as FINISHED in capital letters! cheesy

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Re: Customs Seizes Jollof Rice, Ogbono And Egusi Soup Imported From India by modath(f): 8:20pm On Dec 05, 2016
nwaanambra1:


haba na! we never bad reach tht level na!

if import palm oil that means we as FINISHED in capital letters! cheesy

See below for evidence of being COMPLETELY FINISHED !! cheesy cry

Metroescobar:

We have been importing palm oil for donkey years! Even some countries who got their 1st palm seedlings from us in the 70's are now supplying our government! Nigeria just loves to embarrass itself!

Puskin dragnet .... lalasticlala.... snake don enter house!!

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Re: Customs Seizes Jollof Rice, Ogbono And Egusi Soup Imported From India by Metroescobar: 8:37pm On Dec 05, 2016
nwaanambra1:


haba na! we never bad reach tht level na!

if import palm oil that means we as FINISHED in capital letters! cheesy

http://allafrica.com/stories/201501060279.html


Read and weep!

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Re: Customs Seizes Jollof Rice, Ogbono And Egusi Soup Imported From India by obailala(m): 8:45pm On Dec 05, 2016
What kind of fuckery is this?... shocked

Vanguard don carry com again! I dont believe this grin

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Re: Customs Seizes Jollof Rice, Ogbono And Egusi Soup Imported From India by obailala(m): 8:54pm On Dec 05, 2016
Metroescobar:


http://allafrica.com/stories/201501060279.html


Read and weep!
Nigeria is deeply cursed. Sometimes I just sit back and wonder what it would take for the governments of Rivers, Delta, Imo, Abia, Bayelsa, Edo etc to revive those palm plantations and expand them ten fold. Why are seemingly simple things too difficult for the black man to do?

Meanwhile even Nigerian youths aren't left out in this curse of madness. Today we have millions of youths from these very palm producing states clamouring for a 'change of name' a.k.a secession with a wild believe that it is only when the name changes that they can begin to question the useless, visionless leaders.

God help us!

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Re: Customs Seizes Jollof Rice, Ogbono And Egusi Soup Imported From India by Pavore9: 8:56pm On Dec 05, 2016
Sighs.
Re: Customs Seizes Jollof Rice, Ogbono And Egusi Soup Imported From India by nwaanambra1(m): 9:20pm On Dec 05, 2016
Metroescobar:


http://allafrica.com/stories/201501060279.html


Read and weep!


modath:

See below for evidence of being COMPLETELY FINISHED !! cheesy cry
Puskin dragnet .... lalasticlala.... snake don enter house!!


thank you guys for totally messing up my evening.

this is so painful and heart wrenching! cry cry cry cry cry sad sad sad sad


just one question that i cant seems to answer: IS THERE A SOLUTION? embarassed undecided sad

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Re: Customs Seizes Jollof Rice, Ogbono And Egusi Soup Imported From India by NaijaMutant(f): 9:23pm On Dec 05, 2016
nwaanambra1:
THE PERSON WEY CURSE THIS COUNTRY DIED WITH SERIOUS ANGER THAT'S WHY THERE IS NO SOLUTION IN SIGHT TO THE NUMEROUS PROBLEMS BEDEVILING THE COUNTRY!
I MEAN HOW CAN A NIGERIAN GO AND IMPORTED EGUSI AND JOLLOF RICE! THATS THE HEIGHT OF TREASON!
THEY SHOULD HANG THEM BY THE BALLS! angry angry
I a sense of patriotism in your post
I agree with you.

The importer may not be patriotic
But just a business man trying to maximize profit at all cost and at the detriment of the Nation.

I totally condemn this undecided
In agreement with you


But don't forget, he's just a business man cool

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Re: Customs Seizes Jollof Rice, Ogbono And Egusi Soup Imported From India by Segadem(m): 9:24pm On Dec 05, 2016
Haaa grin wait oh, I don't understand
"READY TO EAT DOOD?"

They fly the food to Nigeria? Because if Na ship, the journey from India to Nigeria no be moinmoin oh.

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Re: Customs Seizes Jollof Rice, Ogbono And Egusi Soup Imported From India by henrydadon(m): 9:24pm On Dec 05, 2016
grin

am literally speechless..i give up on nigeria..

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Re: Customs Seizes Jollof Rice, Ogbono And Egusi Soup Imported From India by UnknownT: 9:24pm On Dec 05, 2016
Jeez!!! This is the height of it, when we think we have seen it all. God should just come and destroy this country and all its citizens both home and abroad and start a new population like in the days of Noah. angry

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Re: Customs Seizes Jollof Rice, Ogbono And Egusi Soup Imported From India by ajalawole(m): 9:26pm On Dec 05, 2016
Which kind lie be this sad

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Re: Customs Seizes Jollof Rice, Ogbono And Egusi Soup Imported From India by ichommy(m): 9:26pm On Dec 05, 2016
grin grin grin

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Re: Customs Seizes Jollof Rice, Ogbono And Egusi Soup Imported From India by jeftalene(m): 9:26pm On Dec 05, 2016
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Re: Customs Seizes Jollof Rice, Ogbono And Egusi Soup Imported From India by darocha1(m): 9:27pm On Dec 05, 2016
camt stop laughing
Re: Customs Seizes Jollof Rice, Ogbono And Egusi Soup Imported From India by ajalawole(m): 9:27pm On Dec 05, 2016
Which kind lie be this sad




later them fit they sexiex snake meat lala imported

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