• DSS to go after producers of fake drivers’ licences – FRSC

    DSS to go after producers of fake drivers’ licences – FRSC

    Operatives of the Directorate of State Security Service, DSS, are to be engaged by the Federal Road Safety Corps to help fish out those behind the production of fake drivers licences in the country.

    The action followed the inability of the Corps to get to the root of the illegality despite efforts made to stem the trend.

    The FRSC’s acting Sector Commander in Niger State, Mr Na Magana, who disclosed this in Minna on Thursday, said the headquarters of the Corps had […]

  • Buhari’s government has not awarded licences for coal mining – Fayemi

    Buhari’s government has not awarded licences for coal mining – Fayemi

    Mr Kayode Fayemi, Minister of Mines and Steel Development, said that licences for mining of coal for power generation had not been awarded since the emergence of the current administration.

    Fayomi said this at a stakeholders and press meeting on pre-Sustainability in the Extractive Industries (SITEI) at the ministry on Wednesday in Abuja.

    The minister was represented by Mr. Egghead Odewale, Technical Adviser/Chief of Staff of the Minister.

    He said the Federal Government had stated that coal mining licences would be issued only […]

  • 243 Customs agents to lose clearing licences over duty payment infractions

    243 Customs agents to lose clearing licences over duty payment infractions

    The Ports and Terminal Multiservices Limited (PTML) command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), has planned to suspend about 243 clearing licences for infractions in duty payment to NCS.

    The infractions were over several containers which they had cleared between 2014 and 2016 and not paying the exact import duty to the federal government.

    The planned suspension of the licence which was post at the command was issued by the Post Clearance Audit (PCA) Department of the command.

    It was learnt that the […]

  • FG threatens to revoke licences of private varsities over post-UTME

    FG threatens to revoke licences of private varsities over post-UTME

    Private universities that flout the Federal Government’s proscription of the controversial written post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (post-UTME), and covertly conduct the exercise, risk sanctions. They could have their operational licences revoked by the Federal Government.

    FG also said it would sanction any of its institutions that conduct written post-UTME, and sack their vice chancellors of such schools.

    Deputy Director, Press at the Federal Ministry of Education, Mr. Bem Goong, said the warning has become necessary as some institutions were still bent on […]