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Fuel Scarcity Fraud: Major Marketers Connection

By: FRANK BOYEDE Outside Abuja and Lagos, Nigerian motorists are now at the mercy of independent petroleum marketers. Motorists pay for fuel through their noses. Queues seem to have disappeared. But as soon as an NNPC station discharges fuel, queues appear, sometimes longer than a kilometre. Outside Lagos and Abuja, while the likes of Mobil, OANDO, Total, etc have no ...

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Disruption in Auto Industry :Time to Embrace Change

By: CARLO GHOSEN(Chief Executive Officer, Renault-Nissan Alliance) In his latest LinkedIn Influencer post, Renault-Nissan Alliance CEO Carlos Ghosn addresses the issue of “disruption” in the auto industry and competitors who promise a new approach to what a car can be. The LinkedIn post is excerpted from a keynote speech Ghosn gave at the opening of the New York International Auto ...

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List Of Genuine Motor Insurance Companies In Nigeria

  A&G Insurance Plc AIICO Insurance Plc Anchor Insurance Company Limited Consolidated Hallmark Insurance Plc Cornerstone Insurance Plc Custodian & Allied Insurance Plc Equity Insurance Plc Fin Insurance Company Plc Goldlink Insurance Plc Great Nigeria Insurance Plc Guinea Insurance Plc Industrial and General Insurance Plc KBL Insurance Limited Wapic Insurance Plc International Energy Insurance Plc Investment & Allied Insurance Plc ...

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Best-Selling Freelander 1, Latest Land Rover Heritage Vehicle

Produced between 1997 and 2006, the Land Rover Freelander 1 remains one of the brand’s best-selling models and is now officially a Land Rover Heritage vehicle. Land Rover Heritage specialises in cars, services, parts and experiences for classic Land Rover models and the Freelander 1 becomes the brand’s eighth Heritage model. The others are Series I, II and III, Range ...

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How VW Emission Scandal Affects Nigeria

By: Engr. AMINU JALAL Between year 2000 and 2014, there has been a six times reduction in NOx emissions from diesel cars required by the standards. European countries, concerned with global warming, encouraged the use of diesel cars as they produce less carbon than petrol cars by cutting taxes on diesel fuel. The sales of diesel cars moved from 15% ...

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Why VW Emission Rigging Scandal May Bring the Giant on its Knees

Recent revelations that Volkswagen has since 2009 fiddled with its vehicles’ emission test reports, has punched a damaging dent on the image it built over the years. From all indications, cost of panel-beating the dents, coupled with billions of fines, compensations and recall costs might eventually lead the company into bankruptcy, FEMI OWOEYE explains. Although Volkswagen has set aside £5billion to ...

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Jaguar Land Rover Reveals Innovative Warm Air Blanket Research to Reduce Vehicle Emissions

Jaguar Land Rover has showcased some of the new and innovative low and zero emission technologies it is researching at this year’s CENEX Low Carbon Vehicle event. As well as showing Battery Electric Vehicle, Plug-In Hybrid and Mild Hybrid technologies, Jaguar Land Rover’s research engineers have revealed how they are researching more efficient heating and ventilation systems and new solutions ...

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Why Hi-tech Cars Are Easy Target to Modern Thieves

Recent developments and research finding have revealed that what should make modern, sophisticated automobiles more secured has turned out to what make them more vulnerable to car thieves. Have manufacturers of affected automobiles done enough to help the situation? FEMI OWOEYE finds out. Most operations of modern automobiles have gone computerized. Some are even controlled electronically via satellite. Automobile manufacturers ...

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Tour of Lagos Kia Assembly Plant

That certain automobile models, including Kia, are now coupled together in Nigeria is news that many have taken with a pinch of salt. Members of auto assembly owners club know this. They know that Nigerians as well as President Buhari-led regime need to be convinced that the machines are truly on ground. That Nigerian employees are truly running the plants. ...

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RUTH: Ford’s Robot That Listens

Ever heard of a robot with a sense of touch? Ford’s special robot, nicknamed RUTH (Robotised Unit for Tactility and Haptics), can be programmed to interact with many of the vehicle’s interior areas in the same way a person does. The robot – a giant arm with six joints – is used to record and analyse attributes that can be ...

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