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GA3, Corolla, Creta Contend for Nigerian Car –of the-Year Crown

Hyundai Creta, GA3 and Toyota Corolla have been pronounced finalists of this year’s Nigerian Car of the Year (COTY) Award. In a media statement released on Friday, 2018 Award Planning Committee of the Nigeria Auto Journalists Association (NAJA) revealed that finalists of COTY as well as other categories were selected by jury members of the Nigeria Auto Journalists Association (NAJA). ...

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NNPC Counters DAPPMAN’s Strike With 52-Day Fuel Stock

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has assured petroleum products consumers across the country not to engage in panic buying in the countdown to depot shutdown by Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association of Nigeria (DAPPMAN) from Monday. The NNPC, countering the impact of the shutdown said it holds 2.6billion litres of petrol and 90,000 metric tonnes of diesel. It said ...

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Kia Rolls out Service Carnival, Offers Heavy Discounts ahead of the Festive Season

Kia Motors Nigeria has unveiled an innovative program tagged ‘Service Carnival’ to reward customers in this yuletide season for their loyalty over the year. Announcing the programme in a statement released on Friday, the company says it is offering discounted servicing to all models with free service checkups and 10% discount on parts to the customers between November 27 and ...

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FRSC Conducts Psychiatric Test on Traffic Offenders

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Edo says it will soon commence an Emotional Psychological Evaluation (EPE) for all traffic offenders in the state. The state Sector Commander, Mr Anthony Oko, made this known during the flag-off of the Ember Months Safety Campaign in Auchi, Edo, on Friday. Oko said any driver who contravened traffic laws would be arrested ...

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New Mercedes-Benz G-Class, now in Nigeria

Mercedes-Benz lovers and off-road enthusiast in Nigeria can now enjoy the revolutionary attributes of the new G-Class model, as it storms showrooms across the country, courtesy of Weststar Associates Limited, Nigeria’s authorized general distributor of Mercedes-Benz. In a statement released this week, Mr. Mirko Plath, Managing Director/CEO Weststar Associates Limited extolled the all-terrain capability of the new G. He said:“This ...

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Nissan Recalls 150,000 Vehicles

Nissan Motor Company is to recall 150,000 vehicles in addition to the more than one million recalled since October in Japan. The recall of the vehicles is due to improper final inspections before they were shipped from two Japanese manufacturing plants. “Nissan has newly found several non-conformity that may have caused inaccurate pass and fail judgments,” the carmaker said in ...

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80,000 Hyundai Workers Revolt over Low Wage Factory

Motor company Hyundai’s plans for a low-wage factory in the South Korean city of Gwangju was met with employee protests on Thursday. According to the Korean Metal Workers Union (KMWU), about 80,000 workers from Hyundai Motor and sister company Kia went on strike for four hours as a warning. “They wanted to protest the Gwangju Jobs Model Project,’’ KMWU’s automotive ...

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Norwegian Police Station Receives Letter Bomb

Norwegian police said Thursday they had defused a potentially devastating letter bomb that had been sent to a police station, a rare incident in the tranquil Scandinavian country. The Ski police station, located southeast of Oslo, was evacuated early Wednesday after an employee alerted superiors to a suspicious package. It turned out to contain a homemade bomb primed to explode ...

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Don’t Create Christmas Misery for Nigerians, DPR Warns Independent Fuel Marketers

The Department of Petroleum Resource (DPR) Gombe Field, has called on the independent marketers to desist from creating artificial scarcity of petroleum products during the yuletide. Mr Abdullahi Abawa, Operations Comptroller, made the call while briefing newsmen on Thursday in Gombe. He said the present administration had done everything possible to ensure availability of the product all over the country. “So ...

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