e Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has reportedly banned
some goods from being imported to the country
The list of goods which have been absolutely prohibited, was
posted on the official website of the cross-border security
outfit, where it warned Nigerians sternly that failure to comply
will attract outright seizure of such goods and the suspects will
be charge to the Court of Competence Jurisdiction for
Check out the list below:
★Airmail Photographic Printing Paper.
★All counterfeit/pirated materials or articles including Base or
Counterfeit Coin of any Country.
★Beads composed of inflammable celluloid or other similar
★Coupons for Foreign Football pools or other betting
★Exhausted tea or tea mixed with other substances. For the
purposes of this item, “exhausted tea” means any tea which
has been deprived of its proper quality, strength, or virtue by
steeping, infusion, decoction or other means.
★Implements appertaining to the reloading of cartridges.
Indecent or obscene prints, painting, books, cards, engraving
or any indecent or obscene articles.
★Matches made with white phosphorous.
★Materials of any description with a design which, considering
the purpose for which any such material is intended to be
used, is likely in – the opinion of the president to create a
breach of the peace or to offend the religious views of any
class of persons in Nigeria.
★Meat, Vegetables or other provisions declared by a health
officer to be unfit for human consumption.
★Piece goods and all other textiles including wearing apparel,
hardware of all kinds’ crockery and china or earthenware
goods bearing inscriptions (whether in Roman or Arabic
characters) from the Koran or from the traditions and
commentaries on the Koran.
★Pistols disguised in any form.
★Silver or metal alloy coins not being legal tender in Nigeria.
★Nuclear Industrial waste and other Toxic waste
Spirits: -Other than -Alcoholic bitters, liqueurs, cordials and
mixtures admitted as such in his discretion by the Comptroller-
General and which are not deemed to be injurious spirits within
the meaning of any enactment or law relating to liquor or
Brandy , i.e. a Spirit Distilled in Grape-growing countries from
fermented grape juice and from no other materials and Stored
in wood for a period of three years;
Drugs and medicinal spirits admitted as such in his discretion
by the Comptroller-General.
Gin , i.e. Spirit- Produced by distillation from a mixed mash of
cereal grains only saccharified by the diastase of malt and the
Flavoured by redistillation with juniper berries and other
vegetable ingredients and of a brand which has been notified
as an approved brand by notice in the Gazette and in
containers labeled with the name and address of the owner of
the brand; or produced by distillation at least three times in a
pot-still from mixed mash or barley, rye and maize
saccharified by diastase of malt – and then rectified by re-
distillation in a potstill after the addition of juniper berries and
other vegetable materials.
Methylated or denatured spirit
, i.e. – Mineralized Methylated
spirit mixed as follows: – To every ninety parts by volume of
spirits nine and one-half parts by volume of wood naphtha
and one-half of one part by volume of crude pyridine and to
every 455 litres of the mixture 1.7 litres of mineral naphtha or
petroleum oil and not less than 0.7 grammes by weight of
powdered aniline dye (Methyl violet) and so in proportion for
any quantity less than 455 litres; and Industrial Methylated
spirit imported under license from the Comptroller-General and
mixed as follows: – To every ninety-five parts by volume of
spirits five parts by volume of wood naphtha and also one-half
of one part by volume of the mixture; and spirits denatured for
a particular purpose in such manner as the Comptroller-
General in any special circumstance may permit.
Rum i.e. a Spirit – Distilled direct from sugar-cane products in
sugar-cane growing countries; and
Stored in wood for a period of three years.
Spirits imported for medical or scientific purposes, subject to
such conditions as the Comptroller-General may prescribe
Spirits totally unfit for use as portable spirits admitted to
entry as such in the discretion by the Comptroller-General
Whisky , i.e. a Spirit- Obtained by distillation from a mash or
cereal grains saccharified by diastase of malt; and
Stored in wood for a period of three years.
Containing more than forty-eight and one-half per centum of
pure alcohol by volume except denatured, medicated and
perfumed spirits, and such other spirits which the Comptroller-
General, in his discretion, may allow to be imported subject to
such conditions as he may see fit to Impose.
Weapons of any description which in the opinion of the
Comptroller-General are designed for the discharge of any
noxious liquid, gas or other similar substance and any
ammunition containing or in the opinion of the Comptroller-
General or adapted to contain any noxious liquid, gas or other