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Transroyal Wins ‘Best Indigenous Courier Company of the Year’ Award



(L-r): Chris Uwaje, director general, Delta State ICT Hub; Mrs. Vivian Okeke, MD/CEO, Transroyal Courier Nigeria Limited and Abdullah Odior, general manager, Commercial at the Company which received ‘Best Courier Company of the Year’ at BoICT Award 2017 held at Eko Hotel, recently.

In recognition of its outstanding performance in the Nigerian courier industry, Transroyal Courier Limited was at this year’s BoICT Awards decorated with the “Best Indigenous Courier Company of the Year” award.

Registered and incorporated on the 20th March, 1998, and obtained the license to operate courier business from the Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST), Transroyal offers general courier and allied service to the public at the most economically competitive terms.

Just recently, Transroyal in partnership with (YPS) launched an innovative platform to assist Nigerians shop thousands of international websites that do not ship to the country. A feat Mr. Ken Nwogbo, publisher and editor in-chief, Communication Week Media Limited, described as novel.

“When you consider the fact, a shopper with very own ‘virtual address’ and unique YPS ID in the United States, China, United Kingdom or Europe, Transoyal can facilitate affordable shipping from your favourite overseas brands and purchases directly to your doorstep, then it shows you the entrepreneurial spirit and customer-centric gestures the firm has put into play. I think these are more and what readers saw when they voted Transroyal as the best indigenous courier company and we congratulate them,” Mr. Nwogbo said.

Transroyal is notable for services such as express delivery, international document express, international parcels – dutiable items; provision of address verification services (KYC); domestic express – Bulk, small bulk, just in time – Regular express delivery of product & spare parts; and mail service products including occasional volume mail – letter of invitation, circulars, letters, seasonal mails, monthly Bank Statement, monthly bills etc., capital market mails – shares/bonus certificate, annual reports, share forms, dividend warrants.

The Company also provide Logistics & Cargo, Transportation of Goods and Cargo (GIT) insured, Cargo Lifting, Customs Clearing; Clearing & Forwarding- Air Freight, Sea Freight, Customs Clearing Services.

They also specialise in warehousing; large or small, short or long term. The Company boasts that the warehouses are equipped with state-of-the art surveillance and alarm systems together with a professionally trained staff.

In keeping to pace of trends in the market, Transroyal has ventured into e- commerce delivery: provision of courier/logistics to the company; pickup of orders/goods from the company to designated centers; delivery of orders/goods to the end customers directly from collection point; cash collection from customers with/without pos machines; all cash payments remitted to the company within 12 – 24 hours; goods – in – transit insurance and cash – in – transit insurance.

“Transroyal’s corporate objectives remain unchanged. We are passionate about setting of standards in terms of quality and efficiency in sales, operations and customer service; greatly improving on customer expectations in terms of efficiency and reliability and the provision of the most cost – effective courier guaranteed service,” Mrs Vivian Okeke, CEO of Transroyal Courier Limited, said while receiving the award at the event held at Eko Hotel recently.

“Let me start with our YPS partnership. It is massive and when you register, YPS automatically shop “locally” in these Countries. We then take care of the rest delivering your packages directly to your doorsteps in Nigeria. Transit time from USA and China is 5-8 working days delivery, United Kingdom and Europe is 3-5 working days delivery respectively”.

“With BoICT Awards, we are even more determined to provide products and services that would be highly appreciated and accepted by the customer; striving to create wealth for the Investors to demonstrate the viability of the courier business as a profitable venture and ensure adequate security in the handling and processing of our entire customer Courier Products.

She further expressed the Company’s determination to always maintain a flexible pricing policy that would be beneficial to the customer without lowering standards.

Transroyal boasts as having delivery network across the rest of the world and operates a network of over 60 branches nationwide, with its regional offices located at Port – Harcourt (East), Abuja (North) and Ibadan (West).

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NIPOST Emerges in Final Selection of World Summit on Information Society Award



The Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST) has been selected as one of 90 finalists of the annual World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) Prizes contest.

Mr Francklin Alao, the General Manager, Corporate Communications of the agency made this known on Wednesday in Abuja.

According to Alao, WSIS is a global initiative recognising innovative projects that use Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to better the world.

He said the finalists known as WSIS champions represent the top 90 projects selected from 492 nominated projects around the world.

“The project that won NIPOST the finalist place is the NIPOST Address Verification System (NIPOST AVS), which seeks to create a centralised and up-to-date database of physical addresses and details of their occupants.

“It is aimed at bridging the gap in our national financial inclusion strategy to empower the CBN’s Know Your Customer (KYC) and improve our national security infrastructure while creating hundreds of jobs in a commercial manner.

“This is one of the new projects created by the organisation to impact on more Nigerians, especially at the rural level and we hope to come out as a winner of one of the 18 prizes at the end of the summit,’’ he said.

Alao said the WSIS Prizes 2018 edition is the 15th edition and will be held in Geneva, Switzerland on the March 20.

The general manager said the prestigious award started since 2012. “It has been recognising remarkable efforts made by entities and organisations from around the world that focus on accelerating socio-economic progress of the whole world as a community,’’ he said.

WSIS champions represent all regions of the world and all stakeholders that deploy ICT to implement WSIS Action Lines and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) is a two-tier United Nations sponsored summit on information, communication and information society.

It aims to bridge the global digital divide separating rich countries from poor countries by spreading access to the internet in the developing world.

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FAAN to begin Certification of 4 International Airports



The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) says it has begun the process of certifying the Aminu Kano International Airport, Kaduna International Airport, Port-Harcourt International Airport and Akanu Ibiam International Airports, Enugu.

This is coming on the heel of a similar exercise carried out in 2017 at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

The Managing Director of FAAN, Mr Saleh Dunoma, made this known on Tuesday at the Gateway Forum organised by the League of Airports and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC) in Lagos.

Dunoma said that FAAN was carrying out the certification process in collaboration with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

He said that the exercise would be completed by the middle of 2018.

Dunoma said that the current drive toward the certification of Nigerian airports was very significant.

“It is not only as a requirement by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations, but even more importantly as one of the critical safety targets of the Abuja Ministerial Declaration.

“Very soon, we will certify all the international airports and then, we will focus on the domestic airports.

“All our airports will be certified within a given time frame,” Dunoma said.

He said that FAAN would continue to emphasise the need for safety and security of passengers as well as their comfort at the airports.

Dunoma added that additional patrol vehicles had been deployed for surveillance at the Lagos Airport.

He also said that Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras were being installed at the Abuja and Lagos Airports to monitor activities at all the restricted areas.

He said: “By the time we have all these technology in place, the security will be very tight and no unauthorised person will be able to gain access to these restricted areas.”

The FAAN managing director said that the authority would soon procure sophisticated scanners with capacity to detect any contraband item in a passenger’s baggage.

“What we are currently using at the airports now are scanners that can detect when something is not right in a baggage.

“The security personnel can then focus it on the particular place and if he is not satisfied, he can carry out a manual check.

“But, technology is improving and we are thinking of bringing in sophisticated equipment that can detect anything and very soon, we will get this equipment at our airports,’’ Dunoma said.

He said work had also been intensified in the ongoing construction of terminal buildings at the Lagos, Abuja, Kano and Port Harcourt Airports, adding that the projects would soon be completed.

On debts being owed FAAN by domestic airlines and concessionaires, Dunoma said that the agency had worked out payment plans with each of the indebted airlines to clear the backlog of their indebtedness.

He said: “As long as we continue to do business, there will be debts.

“So, you cannot say no airline is owing FAAN. We normally give them grace of two weeks as a policy, because it is a continuous business.

“We came up with a programme of payment which was agreed to by all parties, and this is what we have been doing because we don’t want to put them out of business.”

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FG to auction N70bn bonds on March 21 – DMO



The Federal Government has offered for subscription by auction N70 billion worth of bonds in its March 21 auction, says the Debt Management Office (DMO).

The offer circular obtained from its website on Tuesday in Abuja, said that it would sell N10 billion of a five year re-opening bond maturing in July 2021 at 14.50 per cent.

It would also sell N30 billion seven year new issue to mature in March 202, at an undisclosed interest rate and another N30 billion 10 year re-opening at 13.98 per cent to mature in Feb. 2028.

Nigeria issues sovereign bonds monthly to support the local bond market, create a benchmark for corporate issuance and fund its budget deficit.

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