Concerned Citizens Ask Tinubu To Sack Nigerian Postal Service Boss, Tola Odeyemi, for Negligence of Duty

A group, The Concerned Citizens, have ask President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to sack the Nigerian Postal Service, (NIPOST) Postmaster- General, Tola Odeyemi, because of the negligence of duty. The group, in an issued press statement yesterday, said the abandonment of primary assignment of NIPOST by the current Chief Executive Officer triggered their cry-out. They stated that the current Postmaster- General abandoned the NIPOST mandate of Mail Conveyance/Delivery Local & International, which caused the decayance of thousands of items at different Agency’s Postal outlets. According to the group, under the leadership…

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NIPOST N10bn restructuring funds missing; Senate orders probe

The N10 billion naira earmarked by the Federal Government to restructure Nigeria’s Postal Service, (NIPOST), has allegedly gone missing. This has led to the Senate ordering a probe into the missing restructuring funds released by the Federal Ministry of Finance. The Senate allegedly discovered that illegal transfers were made to private individuals from two subsidiaries (NIPOST Properties and Development Company and Transport and Logistics Services Limited). The resolution reads: “The sum of N10 billion released by the Ministry of Finance for the proposed NIPOST restructuring and recapitalisation be investigated and the…

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Tinubu’s Appointment: Staff shutdown head office in protest against NIPOST new CEO

Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) workers have shut down its Head office in Abuja to protest the appointment of Tola Odeyemi as Chief Executive Officer/Postmaster-General. Recall that the presidential spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, made an announcement last week regarding the leadership changes made by President Bola Tinubu in various communication organisations, including NIPOST. There were speculations that the fired Post Master-General, Adeyemi Adepoju, had been reinstated shortly after the announcement of Odeyemi’s appointment. Adepoju was seen addressing several employees in a widely shared video. In the video, he was shown telling people…

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NIPOST staff protest Tinubu’s choice of new Postmaster General

Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) staff on Monday shut down their head office as they rejected the appointment of the new Postmaster General (PMG), Tola Odeyemi by President Bola Tinubu. Odeyemi’s appointment was announced last week by Ajuri Ngelale,  Presidential spokesman, but NIPOST in a separate statement disclosed the reinstatement of Mr Sunday Adepoju to continue as PMG  NIPOST workers on Monday staged a protest in Abuja over the new appointment and shut down its head office. Some of the protesting workers, who spoke on the condition of anonymity said Odeyemi…

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FG to unveil NIPOST unbundling policies

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, has said the Federal Government would soon unveil policies to unbundle the Nigerian Postal Services, (NIPOST). He stated this on Tuesday, in Abuja, at the unveiling ceremony of the NIPOST revenue stamp. At the event, Pantami described NIPOST as one of the most important institutions of government, adding that policies that would transform its operations and make it innovative would soon be unveiled. “We have so many policies of transforming NIPOST in the pipeline and part of it will unbundle…

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Stamp Duty Collection: FIRS says it generates N3bn weekly, as NIPOST insists on its share of proceeds from 2016 to 2020

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) on Tuesday announced that it has been generating N3 billion revenue weekly as stamp duty charge from Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) since May 2020. Muhammad Nami, Executive Chairman of the FIRS, told the House of Representatives Committee on finance in Abuja that the Service was able to generate revenue from a single stream of stamp duty charges from Deposit Money Banks, DMBs as it had deployed new technology to track and capture such revenue into the federation account. “FIRS had deployed the Application Programming…

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NIPOST, FIRS lock horns over stamp duties charge

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has denied depriving the Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST), of discharging its duties. This was disclosed in a statement signed by the agency’s spokesperson, Abdullahi Ahmad, on Tuesday. The chairman of the NIPOST, Maimuna Abubakar, in a series of tweets, accused the FIRS of stealing the mandate of NIPOST. She said the FIRS, responsible for assessing, collecting and accounting for tax accruing to the Federal Government, had begun printing stamps. Ms Abubakar called on Nigerians to ensure that NIPOST gets justice. NIPOST is a government…

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Pantami orders NIPOST to suspend new charges on courier

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has ordered the Nigerian Postal Service to halt the implementation of the new charges on courier and logistics companies immediately. Pantami said this in a tweet on Saturday. He said, “Please NIPOST, our attention has been drawn to an increase of licence fee, which was not part of the regulation I earlier approved for you. Your chairman and PMG (Postmaster-General) were yesterday contacted to put the implementation on hold and send a report to our ministry by Monday. Best wishes!” The…

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