Author Archives: Motoring World

Safest Automobiles of 2019

MATILDA FRANCES Revolution in the automotive industry reached a crescendo in the year 2019. The year when electric vehicles became a reality and captured the future it was. Despite the development, safety was kept at the front burner by most auto makers around the world, led by the likes of Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Volvo, Volkswagen, Toyota, Mazda and surprising enough, Tesla. ...

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New Land Rover Defender Showcases World-First Dual eSIM Connectivity

The Land Rover Defender family has showcased its new dual eSIM connectivity at CES 2020 in Las Vegas, the world’s largest consumer electronics show. The 2020 Land Rover Defender is the first vehicle with two embedded LTE modems for enhanced connectivity, while the vehicle’s new Pivi Pro infotainment system shares electronic hardware with the latest smartphones. The fast and intuitive ...

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Amotekun Not Regional Police – Fayemi

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has dispelled rumours making the rounds that the newly launched Western Nigeria Security Network code-named Operation Amotekun is a regional police. Fayemi who spoke in Ibadan at the launch of the security apparatus stated that the South west governors were not out to undermine the integrity and sovereignty of Nigeria but were providing the ...

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Nigeria’s Ghost Automotive Industry, Aiders and Abetters

FEMI OWOEYE Nigeria’s automotive industry has been on a life support. As it gasps for breath, a parallel industry made up of unlicensed operators are bouncing with life. The industry exists in a ghost form, yet very active. Contrary to the provisions of the nation’s auto policy, operators of the said ghost auto industry run outside approval of the National ...

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Hyundai Uber Aerial Ridesharing Partnership Ceremony

Hyundai Motor Company and Uber have announced a new partnership to develop Uber Air Taxis for a future aerial ride share network and unveiled a new full-scale aircraft concept at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Reacting to the development, Euisun Chung, Executive Vice Chairman of Hyundai Motor Group, was quoted to have said: ‘’Through the partnership with Uber, we will ...

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18bn Litres of PMS Supplied In 2019- PPPRA

The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) said that over 18 billion litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) also known as petrol was supplied in Nigeria in the year 2019. PPPRA disclosed this in its PMS report signed by its Executive Secretary, Alhaji Abdulkadir Saidu and released in Abuja, on Wednesday. It said that total quantity of PMS supplied across the ...

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Agenda for Nigeria’s Auto Industry: Open Letter to Otunba Niyi Adebayo

BY: FEMI OWOEYE Dear Otunba Niyi Adebayo, Following your appointment as Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, one of your first move was to order a review of the nation’s proposed Automotive Industry Development Plan, which suffered another setback after 2019 General election. But in a reported media statement, you attempted to rekindle the hope of the Nigerian auto industry ...

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