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Nigerian Auto and Allied Sectors in 2017: The Tears…The Cheers

Nigerian motorists ended the year 2017 with pains inflicted by the handlers of fuel supply in the country. NAIDB, which successfully passed the the National Assembly failed to receive presidential assent till the end of the year. Notwithstanding  the nation’s auto sector, which though sailed through most part of the year in a stormy weather, ended it with flickers of ...

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2017 Review: Why Nigeria Failed to Cut Down Sulfur Level in Fuels

FEMI OWOEYE Year 2017 saw a policy u-turn as regards what could have become reduction of sulfur in fuel used for running vehicles in Nigeria. Early in the year, the former Director General of  national Automotive Design and Development Council, Engineer Aminu Jalal, on behalf of the Federal government, that the nation would commence reduction of maximum level of sulfur allowed in ...

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Nigeria’s 2018 Budget Estimates: The Breakdown

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday presented a budget of N8.61 trillion for the 2018 fiscal year. The budget, which is based on crude oil benchmark of US$45 per barrel with estimated daily production of 2.3 million barrels, was presented before the joint session of the Nigeria’s Senate and House of Representatives. Below is a breakdown of the budget estimates: Budget ...

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Revealed:UEFA Champions League Final Exciting Eleven team sheet

With just over 12 hours to go until the UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid C.F. and Juventus F.C., Nissan – the tournament’s official global automotive sponsor – has revealed the combined Cardiff dream-team. Created in partnership with sports science experts at Loughborough University, using an Excitement Index score for each player, the list features players including; veteran Gianluigi Buffon ...

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Book Review: Crashed and Byrned, the Greatest Racing Driver You Never Saw

Authors: TOMMY BYRNE WITH MARK HUGHES ISBN: 978-1-5272-0612-0 Cover: Paperback His rise was meteoric and his fall spectacular – hold on tight because the story of Irish racing driver Tommy Byrne is quite a ride. And it’s all true, from fending for himself as the runt of a big Catholic litter in the 1960s, to running the gauntlet of sectarian violence ...

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Book Review:Stile Ducati, A Visual History of Ducati Design

Proud to celebrate its 90th anniversary together with its fans, Ducati has decided to make this milestone a memorable one with a volume containing a photographic record of the company’s history, illustrating that attention to style and design for which Ducati has always been so renowned. “Stile Ducati. A visual history of Ducati Design” published by Skira (Milan – Italy, ...

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2016 Nigeria Car-of-the-Year: How the Winner Emerged

FEMI OWOEYE Road to emergence of 2016’s car of the year was rough and controversial. Peugeot 301’s surfacing as final winner happened at the last minute, about 72 hours to the event. Certain critics, including some motoring writers, believe that, unlike 2015’s edition won by Kia Rio, this year’s award was free but unfair. However, some event watchers suppose that ...

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Mercedes-Benz Wins Top Categories at NAJA Awards

On 24th November, 2016, the Nigerian Auto Journalists Association (NAJA) held the much-anticipated auto award show at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. Mercedes-Benz emerged winner of two distinct awards;Luxury Car of the Year (Mercedes-Benz S-class)and Heavy Duty Truck of the Year (Mercedes-Benz Actros). “We keep winning! We really appreciate this recognition and promise to continue offering our absolute ...

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Review: All-New Ford Edge SUV

The 2016 Ford Edge, which rolled into the Nigerian market last week, courtesy of Coscharis Motors, comes with class-leading space and driving dynamics, premium comfort and refinement, reports ROTIMI ASHER, who attended the launch… First noticeable thing about Ford Edge is this: Apart from being refined, it is boldly styled. That is in addition to its dazzling array of new ...

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