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, I was just wondering, how many of us still write letters today? or should i say Do some of us even know what NIPOST is all about

Its been a very long time i wrote or receive a letter,  i cnt remember precisly when, but people still work at NIPOST, funny

I wonder what they do there, the ethernet has taken over everything, as for me i think there is not use for NIPOST

Maybe they should turn it in to sumtin else

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU SEND OR RECEIVE A LETTER VIA NIPOST

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I write a lot of letters,mostly formal letters about three per week but i call,text or email for informal messages

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I write a lot of formal letters, but i call,text or email for informal messages

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received some stuff off the post from Nigeria.

a couple of valuables.

arrived within 3 weeks and intact.

Nipost is well and alive.

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e don tey, oo i think the Nipost beta b closed kpam kpam

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I wrote my last letter the day before I bought my laptop.

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Letter writing seems to be pretty much dying out. It used to be kind of an art form actually but it's kind of ruined by the easy / instant nature of the internet. In the days when it took a long time for your letter to get anywhere you would put a lot more effort and thought into a letter than you do for an email nowadays.

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Truth is, sending or receiving informal letters via mail is dying a slow death the world over, not just Nigeria. I cant remember if i have ever sent an informal letter thru Nipost, and we all know u cant very well send one thru DHL,

I think the state of the services Nipost needs to be upgraded. I'm presently studying in the UK and the value of postal services cannot be quantified. Everything from your ATM cards, bank statement, phone bills, magazine subscriptions,etc are sent thru Royal mail (Naija's equivalent of Nipost). And when u change ur residence, all u need to do is to go to any royal mail office and update ur address. All ur mails get re-routed to ur present location,

The Nipost of today is far better than that of 4 years ago, but more still needs to be done.

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i might be an exception but i use it often.

whether in Nigeria or out of the country, i have had regular transactions with Nipost on the average, twice a month in the last 6 years.

Have i been disappointed? a bit.

Has any of my stuff been missing? never.although once, i had an go to the mail warehouse myself after the postman told my folks i had a couple of letters in their warehouse but he was not sure he will deliver them as i was not dropping 'something for him'. i went and found 2 undelivered magazines.

on an occasion, i posted foreign foreign currency to address in Nigeria.it arrived intact and in less than 2 weeks (it was posted from Europe)

there was noticeable difference when that postmaster general that died in one of the air mishaps years back, was there.

after his death, as a regular user, from afar i could see the difference he made.things have deteriorated since he died but they are no way near as bad as they were.

truth is, postal service is bad, the world over.they are mostly govt agencies and their services are typical of govt services.

the summary is that i use Nipost and it is no way as bad as it is made out to be.In my opinion.

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NIPOST will be around for a long time, mates. People are still writing and receiving letters in Nigeria inspite of the advent of the internet. The reason why it seems people do not write letters again is because NIPOST does not have an effective home delivery service. Most letters are dropped into the Postal boxes at the the different Post Offices all over Nigeria. In the UK, US and other developed nations, letters and parcels are dropped into your mailbox or into your home through the letterbox on your door. Sometimes, the Post Delivery man knocks on your door and hands your mail to you.

There is some joy in touching mails physically. Nothing can beat that. The man that started that the transformation of NIPOST, Mohammed Argungu, died in a Plane crash in 2005. His deputy died some days later. NIPOST ground to a halt after their deaths. Thank God, NIPOST is back and getting stronger. Cheers.

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I can't even remember, though I still recieve parcels from DHL or UPS.

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NIPOST does a lot of other stuffs aside handling mails. I still love writing letters, i love my loved ones reading my hand written letter. It makes the recipient feels special. You should try it too poster. Nipost is still very relevant, despite the advent of the internet. I cherish handwritten letters from friends and dear ones.

Poster send me your postal add, and before the weekend runs out will post you one, just to let you know that lot's of other people still use the NIPOST, particularly our brothers and sisters in the rural areas.

Alternatively, send me one on, P O Box 251, Ijanikin, Lagos State.

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Nigerians can be funny.

You just got Internet a few years back and you are calling Nipost out-dated.Meanwhile the people who had Internet and emailing before you are still using effetive postal services.You need to step out of the prison called Nigeria and travel out to advanced countries to know the place of postal services to modern society.It is still relevant guys,it has been evolving with time dear.

I thought the thread should have been "how to make Nipost work better?"

Funny people.

@poster

Postal services do much more than posting your letter(s) okay.

Goodluck.

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I haven't written a letter in a very long time o

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The last time I wrote and sent a letter through NIPOST was around 2002, when I sent an article to Punch for publication. Around that time I also replied by post a letter a friend of mine in Yola.

I don't even think I still remember how to write a letter now. It's entirely different from writing e-mail letter.

However, I remember sending a document(not hand written letter) through EMS from Sokoto to Lagos in 2007.

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WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU SEND OR RECEIVE A LETTER VIA NIPOST??

That was the OP's question.

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I write and post letters quite often. Do the latter more often for my mum,

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I received some pics, a dvd, a season's greetings card and a handwritten letter from a friend in the US about 5 years ago. She slipped some dollar bills in it too. I also received a brochure from TOEFL right about that time. Before then I got my SAT result through the same means. So we can't rule out the importance of Postal Service, though there's still much to be done there. . . i can't entrust them with very vital and urgent documents - i got my SAT result from a friend after i'd made up my mind on my choice of school.

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U got that outta my mouth. The poster think say na only letters them dey send through NIPOST? What about sending other documents or receiving subscriptions of like magazines, bills or statements. If u no sabi the function of something no mean say e dey useless. . .

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Ni[color=#990000]post work force has dratically reduced but not to ZERO level,

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no mind the poster,abi ur shares certificate will get to you thru internet,ur application letter to that university overseas will be sent thru internet.

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Mostly professional or business-related letters.

Typed, printed and mailed. That should count.

it wasnt through NIPOST though.

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in this age of internet, phone calls and text messages, who wants to waste valuable time nd energy drafting a letter that will take weeks to get to its destination? the only letters i remember writing are those lil notes i draft nd stick to the fdridge telling my brother not to finish all the nacho cheese b4 i get back home.

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nipost ke? na internetpost people dey use now

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nipost ke? na internetpost we sabi,

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I sent some things thru NIPOST (not a letter though) lyk 2 months ago and some other things through EMS about 3 months ago and I received stuff through NIPOST late last year. NIPOST is definitely still relevant. Every country should have a postal service and I think they are more efficient believe it or not!

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about 2/3yrs ago, i received some stuff with ems.

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when i was in JSS 1.10years ago

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Nipost is so DEAD, Thanks to EMS who's giving NIPOST a cane to lean on.

who write letters nowadays? everybody does email! lol even my illetrate grandfather has mail printed out for him

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Bros, it av tay. Bt i receive stock update,cert, profesional doc n corespondence via nipost

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i can't remember when i received an informal letter by post!!!!!!! light-years ago, \

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I write and receive letters through US Postal Services

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TWO YEARS AGO SENT LETTERS THROUGH EMS/NIPOST

SEND/RECEIVE LETTERS FREQUENTLY THRU DHL

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with email, jeez that's a long time back I guess.

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haba

i write letters everyday at work

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