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LASTMA Official Slumps and Dies

An official of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, Kazeem Lawal, has died. The deceased, who was said to be one of the LASTMA officials on duty for an event held on Saturday at the Chapel of the Healing Cross, slumped at about 1.30pm, while on duty, controlling traffic along Ishaga-Idiaraba, Mushin area. According to reports, his colleagues promptly rushed him ...

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Our Vision is to Turn Nigeria into Cornerstone of Auto Manufacturing in Africa -Tokunbo Aromolaran, MD, VON Automobile Nigeria Ltd

Born 61 years ago in Lagos Nigeria, Mr Tokunbo Aromolaran, Managing Director of VON Automobile Limited, is an accomplished business administrator, who has the brain, brine and right personality to turn around an ailing or moribund establishment. The Volkswagen boss, who graduated with Bachelor of Science degree from University of Ife, 1975, trained in Pricewaterhouse Coopers Nigeria and UK, where ...

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Revealed: Inside Volkswagen Plant, Lagos

20 years after Nigeria’s Volkswagen plant had gone moribund, joy of new owners knew no bound, when last week Tuesday, blue ribbon was cut to declare the massive German-built plant officially opened. But what goes on inside the plant will shock critics of the nation’s auto policy, Motoring World’s FEMI OWOEYE reports… Guarding two gates leading into the premises are ...

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Boulos Introduces Moto Guzzi, Aprilia Power Bikes to Nigerian Market

In continuation if its expansion programme, BOULOS Enterprises Limited has introduced into Nigerian market exciting Moto Guzzi (owned and ridden by Ewan McGregor and other Celebrities) and Aprilia (4 times World Superbike Champions) power bikes, all from Italy. The prestige brands joined the range of Suzuki power bikes available for sale at the BOULOS premier showroom on Acme Road, Ogba-Ikeja, ...

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Why Does my Honda Civic Drag on Motion?

Dear editor, My 2003 Honda Civic car (Automatic) has clocked only about 92,000 kilometres. But recently, whenever I drive it, I feel I am on low gear; it drags badly. Before I take it to a mechanic, kindly give me a clue as to why it is suddenly behaving like this. Is it a serious problem? Thank you. Sincerely yours, ...

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Ducati ‘Ride A Song’ Contest Takes Off

Ducati has launched its Ride a Song contest, asking competition participants to propose ideal motorcycle vacation paired with great music. The best “road trip” wins a Multistrada Experience, an exclusive opportunity to ride the new Multistrada 1200, and the chance to share this exciting experience with two friends. The Ride a Song contest arises from the partnership between Ducati and ...

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Lagos Erring Drivers to Face Psychiatric Test

Psychiatric test on motorists committing serious traffic offences, especially driving against traffic or through one-way, is to be reinstated in Lagos State. In a statement, yesterday by Mr. Nzeobong Akpabio, Assistant Corps Marshal and Zonal Commanding Officer, Zone 2, Lagos State headquarters, Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, vehicles of such erring drivers will also be impounded. “This is part of ...

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Record Half-Year Sales for Mercedes-Benz

With 898,425 vehicles delivered to customers in the first six months of 2015 (+14.7%), Mercedes-Benz recorded the highest half-year sales figures in the company’s history. The second quarter of the year also exceeded all previous quarters in terms of sales figures. In June, the brand with the star handed over 169,616 vehicles to customers (+19.3%). The sales success is due ...

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