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Toyota is here to demonstrate leadership -Alake

The 2015 Lagos Motorfair just ended , Toyota Nigeria Limited ,TNL,  was one of the few companies  that participated  in the event.  Motoring World’s  Associate  Editor; DOROTHY NEJE had  a chat with Assistant Manager Marketing, TNL, Peter Alake. Excerpts. Question: Lagos Motorfair is here again, keeping to tradition Toyota is here again. Why are you here? What prompts you? What is ...

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Show Stoppers of 2015 Lagos Motor Fair

This year’s recently concluded Lagos Motor fair held at the Federal palace Hotel, Lagos, experienced a low turn-out. But the likes of Kia Nigeria Limited and Toyota Nigeria Limited made significant presence. Among others, Kia exhibited Kia Soul and, afresh, unveiled its locally-assembled Kia Sorento. Whereas, as reported by Motoring World’s Associate Editor, DOROTHY NEJE, Toyota Nigeria Limited’s exhibition could best be described as ...

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Executive Chat with ERIC LE GENDRE, Chairman, International Car Distribution Programme(ICDP)

Before his recent appointment as Chairman, ICDP, Eric Le Gendre, who speaks English, French and German, was Director of PSA Peugeot Citroen for 27 years;  Export Director, SEAT SA for two years and Foreign Trade Advisor to French Government for seven years(1999 to 2006), among others. As an independent Consultant, Eric is also senior advisor at Relecom and Partners (a ...

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Who’s Afraid of Landrover Discovery Sport?

All-new Discovery Sport has stormed Nigeria with style and aggression. For its rivals, is there any cause for alarm? Motoring World’s editor-in-chief, FEMI OWOEYE, who witnessed its official presentation to the motoring press last Thursday, digs for an answer.. The Phoenix has risen from the ashes to blind us with her beauty. The setting was magical. Coscharis Motors’ termed it ...

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Conoil Invests N5 Billion on Lubricant Plant

Nigerian lubricant producer Conoil will invest 5 billion naira (U.S. $2.5 million) on an additional blending plant and filling lines in Lagos, with capacity of 60,000 metric tons per year, intended for the Nigerian market. As contained in a recent press statement, the new plant, which is an addition to its state-of-the-art lubricant plant in Apapa, Lagos, is  to significantly ...

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Kia Unveils Nigeria Assembled Sorento

By: DOROTHY NEJE. Delivering its promise to locally produce Kia vehicles in the country, KIA Motors Nigeria recently, at the Lagos Motorfair, unveiled to the public and teeming customers the iconic all-new 2015 made-in-Nigeria Kia Sorento. The all-new Sorento, which had earlier been revealed at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, combines the classic poise of an SUV with a premium ...

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Briscoe Academy graduates 24 students

… Offers Scholarship, Automatic Employment By: DOROTHY NEJE Sequel to a successful training of trainee workers in Briscoe Academy, the automobile training arm of R.T. Briscoe Nigeria PLC, the company recently in Lagos graduated 24 students   from the school, awarding the three best scholarships, while others were offered automatic employment. The event, which was the maiden graduation of the company, ...

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FRSC Sets Deadline for Introduction of Speed Limit

The Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, has set aside June 1, 2015 as deadline for the introduction of speed limit devices to motorists in the country starting from commercial vehicle operators. This is coming on the heels of   the Lagos State Government revealing that the return of commercial motorcyclists to highways in the state has led to 34 per cent ...

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‘We Are Ready for Nigeria’ – ICDP

By: ROTIMI ASHER An international research-based organization focussing on the Automobile Industry has expressed willingness to extend its activities and services to Nigeria’s automobile industry. The Chairman of the Organization, Mr. Eric Le Gedre, dropped the hint last week, in an exclusive interview with Motoring World International. Mr. Le Gendre, who said his organization, was ready to extend its services ...

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