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REVIEW: Recipe for courier and logistics reform in Nigeria



Title: Parastatals and The Political Economy of Adjustment In The Nigerian Postal Sector And Regulation (Recipe for Postal Transformation, Courier and Logistics Entrepreneurship)

Author: Simon Emeje, PhD

Publisher: Million Values Concept

Year: 2018

Edition: First

Pages: 312

Price: N5,000

ISBN: 978-978-53757-4-9

Ebook: in view

Parastatals and The Political Economy of Adjustment In The Nigerian Postal Sector And Regulation (Recipe for Postal Transformation, Courier and Logistics Entrepreneurship) delivers an informative account and perspective on Postal history in Nigeria and beyond. This book is an excellent resource to students, educators, and postal/logistics enthusiasts.

In reviewing this book, the principal criteria included content, organization, and reference sources especially with emphasis on the relevance to startups venturing into logistics in Nigeria.

There are no many noticeable shortcomings of this first edition, except the perspective on how Postal Reform Bill suffered a setback at the House of Representative under the leadership of Hon. Dimeji Bankole as Speaker.

The book is borne out of the wealth of experience garnered by Dr. Emeje over the years as a seasoned Administrator and the incumbent Director, Nigerian Postal Institute; Chairman, Courier and Logistics Management Institute (CLMI) and the pioneer Head, Courier Regulatory Department (CRD) of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST).

The Author brought his professional and academic prowess to bear in putting up the book; showcasing his experiential and practical competencies, providing a critical public policy work that, if implemented, will turn around the Nigeria’s postal business.

The Book is composed of eight (8) chapters. Chapter one discusses the theoretical framework of analysis, which is based on the overview of the relevant background theories to Structural Adjustment Programme (SAP).

Chapter two looks at the background to Structural Adjustment Programme in Nigeria with specific reference to the general economic situation in the Third World as a basis to understand Nigeria and the postal sector situations.

In Chapter three, the Author presents the overview of parastatals under SAP in Nigeria, the reform policy on commercialisation of parastatals, reform framework, implementation and performance of reform policy of commercialisation.

The Author delved deeper in to the postal sector in Chapter four. In this chapter, the outlook of the Postal Sector under SAP was discussed extensively.

Chapter five focuses on several attempts to reform the Nigerian post industry while Chapter Six, on the other hand, discusses the Postal Regulation in Nigeria, indicating the regulatory experience.

Chapter seven is concerned with the imperatives of postal transformation in Nigeria. The Author extended the discussion to critical considerations for National Postal Policy and Postal Act, and reflections on globalization strategy and international assistance as critical options for postal development in Nigeria.

We view Chapter eight as most crucial chapter onboarding entrepreneurs into the courier and logistics industry. What are you chances? What are the critical considerations? What are elements to consider before venturing into the field?

The findings and recommendations presented in this book could serve as a blueprint for the transformation of other parastatals and agencies in Nigeria, starting with the courier and postal industry. Source: is on a critical mission; to objectively and honestly represent the voice of ‘grassrooters’ in International, Federal, State and Local Government fora; heralding the achievements of political and other leaders and investors alike, without discrimination. This daily, digital news publication platform serves as the leading source of up-to-date information on how people and events reflect on the global community. The pragmatic articles reflect on the life of the community people, covering news/current affairs, business, technology, culture and fashion, entertainment, sports, State, National and International issues that directly impact the locals.

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VDL: Essay Contest Alert For Senior Secondary School Students In Nigeria. Interesting Prizes For Winners Attached



If you are a secondary School student in the senior category (SS1 – SS3) in Nigeria, Here is your chance to showcase your writing prowess in the “Values for daily living ESSAY CONTEST”

The VDL has set out in full motion to reward students who are eager to unleash their academic brilliance and challenge their inner strength.

This opportunity serves as a way to give back to the society by not only inculcating the values needed for a better society, But by additionally encouraging students to let their inner lights shine even brighter.

With the VDL Essay contest, Winners get to take home a whooping sum of;
₦500,000 For the student in place of the 1st Position,

₦300,000 For the student in place of the 2nd position, And

₦200,000 For the student in place of the 3rd position.

And it gets even better as the prize doesn’t just end here.
Winners will enjoy numerous benefits that will expose and propel them to a more beautiful journey ahead.

So what are you waiting for?

Are you a parent, A guardian, A teacher, A friend, Whoever you are, Share the Goodnews around and tell a friend to tell another friend.
Get that eligible student(s) registered as soon as possible as registrations will be ending on the 28th of February 2024.

To register and submit your essay, Visit the website by clicking on the link displayed on the Eflyer.

Please carefully read through the instructions on the website before registering.

Seize this moment to make your Narrative count!

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Anambra Govt Kickstarts CBT Tests for Recruitment of 3000 Teachers

Report by Sandra Ani



Soludo CBT Tests for Teachers
Governor Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra State

Anambra State Government on Thursday commenced the conduct of Computer-Based Tests for applicants for the 2023 teachers’ recruitment exercise.

In this second batch of teachers’ recruitment going on under the present administration of Governor Chukwuma Soludo, 3000 teachers are targeted, for Post Primary School Service Commission, PPSSC and the State Universal Basic Education Board, ASUBEB.

The recruitment is driven by the Commission and the Board, with technical support from the State ICT Agency.

Our correspondent who visited some of the centres in Awka, reports a seamless exercise which started as early as 7am.

Governor Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra State
CBT Tests for teachers recruitment in Anambra State

The applicants were verified by the ICT Agency technical staff with their national identity cards and examination slip before they were alowed into the CBT hall for the examination which lasted for about only 30 minutes.

Speaking at the Staff Development Centre, Awka, venue for the ASUBEB examination, the ASUBEB Chairman, Dr. Vera Nkiru Nwadinobi, disclosed that over 19,500 applications were received on the application portal, with the applicants grouped in batches for the examination.

According to her, the CBT examination is part of the governor’s strategies to train digital teachers, who will drive the vision of digital schools in the state.

“There is no way we can have smart schools when the teachers are not ICT compliant, hence the need to conduct the computer-based tests,” she said.

Dr Nwadinobi made it clear that the latest recruitment exercise is to fill the shortfall in the number of teachers in hard-to-reach communities of the state, reminding the applicants that the Board will not entertain any application for transfers when recruited.

She assured that the partnership with the State ICT Agency is critical to ensure that process is seamless and failproof.

Also speaking, the Chairman of PPSSC, Prof Nkechi Ikediugwu observed that the CBT process will help address the numerous bottlenecks associated with paper examinations for teachers’ recruitment.

On his part, the MD/CEO of the State ICT Agency, Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata, CFA, said his agency is providing technical support for the process, as the government agency with the mandate to deliver the ‘Everything Technology and Technology Everywhere’ vision of Mr. Governor.

“What we are looking at is a situation where we provide the millieu for the full exploration of technology across board and there can be no end to the benefits for Anambra people.

“That’s Mr Governor’s vision and that’s what we are driving,” he said.

Some of the applicants, Okonkwo Emmanuella and Michael Maduako, who spoke with our correspondent  commended the initiative of the CBT exams, saying it has done away with so many bottlenecks usually characteristic of such exercises.

Recall that Governor Soludo had earlier last year recruited 5,000 teachers in specific areas of need.

Therefore, the ICT Agency is providing technical support in line with our mandate and in support of Mr. Governor’s vision for a technologically sound state

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UNILAG Finally Reduces Fees After Meetings With NANS



After a marathon meeting with the national leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, the management of the University of Lagos, UNILAG, has agreed to a reduction in the obligatory fees payable by students of the institution.

To restore student unionism By Adesina Wahab After a marathon meeting with the national leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, the management of the University of Lagos, UNILAG, has agreed to a reduction in the obligatory fees payable by students of the institution.

In a statement by the Head, Communication Unit of UNILAG, Adejoke Alaga-Ibraheem, on Friday morning, the meeting was attended by the National President of NANS, Comrade Usman Umar Barambu accompanied by other NANS officers and the university team led by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Folasade Ogunsola.

“The meeting agreed that Utility Charges for all categories of students be reduced to N15,000:00 from N20,000:00. Obligatory fees for new undergraduate students was reviewed from N126,325:00 to N116,325:00 for courses without Lab/Studio and N176,325:00 to N166,325:00 for courses with Lab/Studio.

“The obligatory fees for returning undergraduate students was reviewed from N100,750:00 to N80,750:00 for courses without Lab/Studio; N140,250:00 to N120,250:00 for courses with Lab/Studio; and from N190,250:00 to N170, 250:00 for Medical / Pharmacy students and students in Health Professions.

“The Convocation Fee to be paid by all final year students was reduced to N27,000:00 from N 30,000:00. Hostels fees were reviewed as follows: For undergraduate hostels in Akoka and Yaba campuses, the fees was reduced to N43, 000:00 from N90,000:00. For hostels in Idi-Araba campus, the fees was reduced to N65,000:00 from N120,000:00. The fees for Sodeinde Hall was reduced to N135,000:00 from N250,000:00.

”At the commencement of the meeting, NANS President highlighted the demands of UNILAG students as: Reversal of obligatory fees, reversal of hostel fees, and the reinstatement of Students’ Union Government in UNILAG.

Comrade Barambu observed that the absence of Students Union Government (SUG) in UNILAG had adversely affected communication between the students and management. He also noted that students would be able to channel their grievances appropriately through their SUG.

Professor Ogunsola enumerated the dire situation of the University in view of prevailing economic realities, and the struggle to meet its obligations to students, staff, and municipal service providers, among others.

She stated the university’s commitment to the actualization of measures put in place to ameliorate the impact of the obligatory fee review.

These measures include the Instalment Payment Option, Revitalisation of Work-Study Programme, Assistance to Indigent Students, Triple A Project, Pay for Mentors Project, scholarship opportunities among others.

The Vice-Chancellor also reiterated that “No UNILAG student would drop out of the institution due to fees”. She stressed that the aim of the university was to deliver quality education to its students regardless of class, tribe or creed.

The VC would commence the process of reinstating students’ union activities in the university as soon as possible.

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