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Wadoye Express is Setting the Standard in the Industry -GM



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When Wadoye Express Limited  was established twenty five years ago , it was with the vision of being one of the best cargo/courier service companies in the world with safe and prompt delivery of goods in mind  even as it targeted to operate a cost effective, efficient and reliable service  reaching the four corners of the world .
After sometime, on the international scene, Wadoye Express Nigeria Limited merged with CK Cargo Limited (U.K), two renowned companies in the freighting and logistics business in their different locations to produce Wadoye CK Cargo Limited which specializes in international freight forwarding (cargo clearing/exportation of goods) where it has distinguished itself as a flag bearer in the industry.  With presence in five major continents , North and South America , Asia, Europe , Africa  and modern facilities to work with, Wadoye CK Cargo Limited  prides itself  as being large enough to offer a worldwide service, small enough to maintain an efficient and personal service to all its customers.
Wadoye has three offsprings- Wadoye Nigeria Limited, Wadoye Cargo Limited and Wadoye Express Limited. Mrs. Ngozi Ighavbota is the general manager of Wadoye Express and in a chat with Nigeria Communications Week in her office last week, she expressed that having attained the mature age of twenty five years in the courier and freight business that Wadoye has not only come to stay but is also a major player that battles for the soul of the express and freight forwarding business. Mrs. Ighavbota said that it is not easy to remain afloat in business with all the ups and downs in the global economy when some courier companies will open shop attracting all the razzmatazz only to close shop after few years of operation. She maintained that Wadoye has been able to weather the storm even with the challenges and has been able to entrench itself as a global big player in the courier business.
She attributed the inability of some managing directors of courier companies to sustain their firms to lack of patience. She also said some of the so called CEOs don’t sustain the spirit which they had in starting the business and said that is why middle of the way they allow their companies to collapse.
“Some of them are not aware that courier is a capital intensive business and if you must do it, you must have patience because there is bound to be ups and downs. Some of them also want to make profit immediately and as soon as they employ workers, they expect magic from them”, Ighavbota revealed.
With her wealth of experience in courier business, having worked with TNT/IAS, Airborne Express and Royal Mails, in different capacities, she said Wadoye Express management stands out as being transparent and motivational. She said the company is setting the standard in the industry with the way it treats its staff in terms of quick payment of staff salaries and other entitlements. Motivation, according to her, will give the workers sense of belonging and make them to put in their best.
The remarkable achievements of   WadoyeCK Cargo, the international affiliate of Wadoye Express Nigeria has been infact attributed to the consistent delivery of exceptionally high standards of service that management of the company singled out as being critical for the future success and development of the company.
To enhance Wadoye’s role as a major distribution and consolidation outfit for all types of airfreight, staff of the company work full time on shifts, ensuring that both the cargo itself and its documentation are speedily and accurately processed round the clock in cooperation with the airline and customs. The staff monitor the whole chain, from acceptance of shipments to checking airway bills and preparing documentations even as the tracking department handles enquiries from mishandled or delayed shipment.
On security, the company has a team of specialized security personnel that undertakes security at Wadoye and ensures that international requirements and standards are not compromised.
For further development of the workforce, Wadoye‘s training programme conducted almost entirely in-house handles every aspect of their business with particular emphasis on safety and customer service.
Mrs. Ighavbota urged the Courier Regulatory Department  of Nipost , the regulatory body for the industry to do more by not only inspecting courier companies only when they want to issue fresh license , but to also make frequent visits to such companies after they have been given  licenses . She said staff of CRD need to visit courier companies and ask workers in such companies how they are being treated by their employers. Ighavbota said that some courier employers treat their workers as slaves and even owe them several months of staff salaries. She also complained that the issue of illegal courier operators has not been able to be tackled by the Courier Regulatory Department and said the operations of people in that area are cutting the proceeds from the business..


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CWG Plc Empowers Small Businesses in Nigeria with SME Solution



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Pan-African Information and Communications Technology Company, CWG Plc has said the essence of its Enterprise Resource Planning Solution (SMERP) that runs on the cloud is to empower small and medium enterprises in Nigeria and offer them the required tools to manage their entire business.

Mr. Dolapo Orogbemi, Product Manager for SMERP, who disclosed this recently to the media, noted that with SMEs contributing massively to Nigeria’s economy and creating both direct and indirect jobs, SMERP was designed intentionally to help SMEs thrive.

“Since inception, it has been the number one goal for us here at CWG because we have always identified the potential for SMEs once they are provided with the right support.

Thus, SMERP was designed to make available enabling tools for all SMEs across Africa at a relatively affordable price and to also make their business operations lean where they can save more resources to increase profitability,” he said.

Dolapo explained that in support of SMEs, SMERP has provided an effective ERP tailored to the SME market, providing services such as Inventory Management, E-commerce platform, Accounting, Point of Sale and Customer Relationship Management tool.

He argued that one of the major reasons SMEs don’t survive beyond the early stage of their business is due to inadequate funding to scale the business and this has become a default gap in the SME sector.

But with the CWG’s SMERP solution, SMEs can take proper records of their day-to-day business transactions to present to financial institutions as proof of profitability and project business growth for them.

According to him, SMERP’s competitive edge is based on value to the SMEs where they can have access to a complete ERP solution at an affordable price, stressing that the solution enables each SME with special requirements to execute their business needs.

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ALTON, Medallion, CloudFlex Back NITRA’s Innovation Forum



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More companies have indicated interest in partnering with the Nigeria Information Technology Reporters’ Association (NITRA), as the national umbrella body of ICT reporters accelerates plans towards hosting its annual Innovation Forum in Lagos.

The Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), Medallion Communication and CloudFlex have now joined the telecoms regulatory body, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and Digital Encode as partners to the event scheduled to hold as a Webinar on October 15, 2020.

Engr. Gbenga Adebayo, chairman ALTON, while accepting to support the event reiterated how telecommunications operators are helping in the realization of financial inclusion initiative of the central bank of Nigeria (CBN).

Engr. Adebayo, at the event, will also throw more light on other ways the sector is supporting organisations outside of ICT to reposition post pandemic.

The event will discuss the need for a fortified ICT sector after the COVID-19 era. It will also test the level of preparedness of ICT stakeholders to embrace the challenge of post-pandemic economy.

This year’s theme, “Multi-stakeholder Approach To National Recovery Post-Pandemic”, is in line with the annual event’s generic theme, ‘NITRA Innovative Tech Forum’, a contribution by NITRA to the development of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) innovations and policies in Nigeria.

The event will also offer participating companies opportunities to publicize some of their individual efforts at contributing to reacting a soft landing or lifeline for SMEs and other ancillary companies as the pandemic threatens their survival.

Remi Adejumo, managing director, CloudFlex, will share insight into how cloud computing could assist organizations to navigate through the business challenges that have arisen due to the pandemic.

According to him, “Cloud computing offers scalability and reliability that cannot be matched by a single enterprise. Scalability with regards to expanding of the infrastructure which can be done immediately while in most organisations, this would take a 4-12 weeks endeavour.

“You can scale up or down as required. It is more reliable as the infrastructure tends to be bigger with more redundancy and it has the ability to swap out faulty parts quicker or to move away from a faulty platform smoothly with no interruption.”

CloudFlex Computing Limited, formerly Comercio Cloud Limited is Nigeria’s’ leading Enterprise local cloud service Provider. The firm is one of the top choices for Cloud Solutions and managed data services for local and global businesses with great ambitions.

The company offers Information Technology as a service (Cloud services, Co-location, Managed solutions, Backup services, Disaster Recovery etc.), and support for diverse infrastructure need by providing Industry-specific Solutions.

Medallion Communications Limited, one of Nigeria’s Interconnect exchange clearinghouses and data center operator, offering telecommunications infrastructure development and Value Added Services in Mobile Banking, Number Portability and Emergency Communications Services, will also play a big role as it gives direction to the future at the Webinar event.

A statement from the company notes that while most interconnect operators focus on only transiting of calls, Medallion’s model offers full financial settlement and reconciliation of interconnect traffic. This, it says, greatly eliminates interconnect indebtedness in the industry and leads to accurate and timely processing of interconnect charges.

The company also deploys a robust and efficient billing and settlement infrastructure that is transparent in the resolution of interconnect related billing issues, which will be one of the needs as the country expects heavy traffic both in data and call services occasioned by the need to go digital and online following the pandemic effects.

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NCC Board Chairman Alleges Threat to His life by Agents of DG



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Tonye Jaja, chairman, Governing Board of the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC), has raised the alarm over alleged threat to his life by agents of John Asein, director general of the agency.

NCC Board Chairman Alleges Threat to His life by Agents of DG

He disclosed that an unnamed member of the NCC Governing Board had threatened his life through phone calls and SMS messages.

The Board Chairman, who made the claim in a statement, titled: “Notification of threats to my life and reputation in the line of duty as chairman of the Governing Board of the Nigerian Copyright Commission,” ‎said the development followed statements he submitted to the Code of Conduct Bureau and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission as part of ongoing investigations into allegations against Asein. ‎

According to Jaja, Asein is being investigated over alleged conflict of interest and abuse of office, among other offences.

The chairman of the NCC Governing Board also alleged that Asein and his agents have vowed to destroy his reputation through publications in the media.

The statement read: “Yesterday, I received a verbal threat during a telephone call and an SMS from one member of the Governing Board of the Nigerian Copyright (NCC).‎

“In a nutshell, he threatened that he will use online newspapers and other means to disgrace me and rubbish my reputation.

“His annoyance and threats is not an isolated incident, it is part of a coordinated onslaught of threats, publications of propaganda and other acts of reprisal targetted against me in my capacity as the Chairman of the Governing Board of the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC).

“The persons behind this have gone to the illegal extent of forging certain documents and leaking government official documents to Online newspapers in their desperate attempts at smearing my hard earned reputation.

“The Office of the Inspector-General of Police is currently investigating one of such incidences.

“All this smear campaign is because I ‎was invited by the Code of Conduct Bureau and the ICPC as part of their investigation of Mr John Asein the Director-General of the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) whom they are investigating for allegations of conflict of interest and abuse of office, etc.

“‎As a responsible and law-abiding citizen,  who could not disobey the invitation of the ICPC and the Code of Conduct Bureau, I went to the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and deposed to an affidavit to confirm the veracity of the written and oral statements that I submitted to the Code of Conduct Bureau.

“Instead of these persons to apply the same steps of going before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) or any other court of Justice in Nigeria to swear an affidavit and oath on the pain of perjury, in support of any statements they are making, they have resorted to peddling fake news, falsehood and false, unsubstantiated allegations through the pages of online newspapers and other social media platforms.

“In recent times, their anger and onslaught has intensified because their attempts to “kill” and “bury” the investigations proved abortive considering that the ICPC, the EFCC and the Code of Conduct Bureau continued with the investigations which they had previously in an online newspaper described as the petition against Mr. John Asein as jokers.’”

The Governing Board Chairman added that anybody who is sincerely interested in knowing and verifying the truth of the allegations against Asein can make Freedom of Information requests to the Department of State Services, ‎Chairman of the ICPC,‎ Chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau, Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and Inspector-General of Police through the Assistant Inspector General of Police in Charge of the Federal Investigations Bureau.


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