NDLEA officers attached to Lagos couriers seize cocaine concealed in school certificate

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) officers attached to some courier firms in Lagos have seized different sizes of illicit drugs, including 40gms of cocaine, concealed in a University of Uyo degree certificate, heading to Australia. The NDLEA’s spokesperson, Mr Femi Babafemi, who said this in a statement on[Read More…]

NIPOST Act to be amended soon – Pantami says

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, said the Federal Government would soon unveil policies to unbundle the Nigerian Postal Services (NIPOST). Pantami stated this on Tuesday in Abuja at the unveiling ceremony of NIPOST revenue stamp. The Minister described NIPOST as one of the most important[Read More…]

FIRS, NIPOST fight ‘unnecessary and unhelpful’ says FIRS boss as Reps intervene

The House of Representatives has intervened in the crisis between the Nigerian Postal Service and the Federal Inland Revenue Service over collection of stamp duties. Officials of the FIRS and NIPOST have been engaged in a social media tussle over which agency has exclusive rights to collect stamp duties and[Read More…]

Stamp duties collection account not illegal- NIPOST

The Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) has refuted the claim by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) that the agency is operating an illegal stamp duty account. In a statement signed by the NIPOST General Manager, Corporate Communications, Franklin Alao said that the account was opened by the Central Bank of[Read More…]

NIPOST, FIRS in inter-agency tweetfight over Stamp Duties

The Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST) and the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) are currently engaged in a dispute over which agency has the rights to collect stamp duty charges The row started when Maimuna Abubakar, the Board Chairman of NIPOST, said ; “NIPOST are the sole custodians of national stamps,[Read More…]

Lagos Chamber of Commerce says NIPOST guidelines must be removed

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has called for the review of the regulatory framework of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) in the interest of the Nigerian economy, business continuity, private sector development and job creation. The LCCI Director-General, Muda Yusuf, in a statement on Sunday in Lagos, said that[Read More…]

#SayNoToNipostFee: Proposed increase of license fee for courier services not approved – Minister

The Federal Government has denied knowledge of the proposed increment of license fee for courier services by the Nigerian Postal Service, NIPOST. The minister of communication and digital economy, Isa Pantami, in a tweet Saturday morning, insisted that the increase was not part of the regulation he approved for the[Read More…]

#SayNoToNipostFee: Nigerians protest unfair regulation of logistics/courier businesses

Small business owners in Nigeria have taken to social media to protest the new regulations of logistics businesses by the Nigerian postal service (NIPOST)  This new regulation targeted at courier companies and delivery services, is expected to increase the cost of delivered goods. According to the new charges by NIPOST,[Read More…]

Buhari Appoints Adegbuyi Post-Master General

President Muhammadu Buhari, has approved the appointment of Asiwaju Bisi Adegbuyi as Post-Master General/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Postal Services (NIPOST). The appointment was announced in a one-paragraph statement signed by the Director (Press), Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Bolaji Adebiyi. Dr Richard Balang[Read More…]