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Ex-NADDC Director Slams Critic of Nigeria’s Automotive Policy

…Says the Policy has not Raised Tariff on Imported Used Vehicles … Proffers Solution to Importation of Accident vehicles Former Director of Strategy and Policy, National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), Mr. Luqman Mamudu has described the recent statement credited to Managing Director of PTML Terminal, Mr. Ascanio Russo, criticising the Nigerian Auto policy as having no base. Recently, ...

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PTML Terminal Scores Nigeria’s Auto Policy Low

…Says 50% of Vehicles Imported to Nigeria are Still Smuggled The Federal government’s automotive policy has received a hard knock, as Managing Director of PTML Terminal, Mr. Ascanio Russo, said the policy had contributed nothing to the nation’s economy since established four years ago. Speaking while receiving the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council, Hassan Bello, who visited his ...

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 “Why Africans May not Enjoy Electric Vehicle Technology Soon” – by Polish Explorer, Fieldler

ROTIMI ASHER Inadequate infrastructure has been described as a major factor hindering the use of electric vehicles in Nigeria and rest of Africa. A renowned Polish explorer, Arkady Pawel Fieldler, who inaugurated the first ever electric vehicle (EV) expedition with the world’s most popular electric vehicle, Nissan LEAF made this submission recently, when he arrived Nigeria on his way to ...

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Apapa Traffic: Lagos Takes Over 3000-Capacity Truck Terminal

…As Ambode Unveils Plans to Fix Alternative Roads Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday said that the State Government would immediately take over the ABAT Truck Terminal Orile-Iganmu and commence immediate repairs on the terminal as part of efforts to permanently address the perennial traffic in Apapa axis majorly caused by breakdown of operations at the ports. Governor ...

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FRSC Partners NIMC for National Identification Number

The Director General National Identity Management Commission Engr. Aliyu Aziz has proposed a collaboration with the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the area of inclusion of the National Identification Number (NIN) in the biometric data capturing during the production of the National Drivers Licence.   According to a statement issued to the press by the Corps Public Education  Officer, ...

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Hyundai Motors Nigeria Begins Vehicle Service Clinic

Hyundai Motors Nigeria Limited (HMNL) has urged customers to take advantage of its comprehensive 30-day service campaign, beginning April 16 2018 to tune-up their vehicles and avoid undue cessations and unwarranted cost implications. The company’s Head of Service- Srinivas Jayaram made this plea in Lagos recently at the inauguration of Hyundai inclusive vehicle maintenance tagged ‘Hyundai car care clinic.’ Intended ...

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15 Ships with Petrol on the Way to Nigeria

Not less than 15 ships laden with petroleum products are expected to arrive Apapa and TinCan Island Ports in Lagos from April 11 to April 28, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) said in Lagos on Wednesday. A total of 15 of the expected 39 ships would sail in with petrol, it said in a publication made available to the News ...

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Nissan Leaf Records First Ever Electric Car Expedition across Africa

ROTIMI ASHER Nissan has recorded its first ever electric vehicle expedition across Africa through its Nissan LEAF ELECTRIC car. The car which is the world’s most popular electric vehicle, driven by a renowned Polish explorer, Arkady pawel Fieldler, arrived in Nigeria from Cape Town, South Africa via West Africa to Europe. Arkady who in February this year inaugurated the first ...

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Polish Explorer on First Electric Vehicle Expedition Across Africa, Cruises Nissan LEAF into Nigeria

Renowned Polish explorer Arkady Fiedler, who in February, attempted the first ever Electric Vehicle (EV) expedition across Africa is now in Nigeria. Using the first generation Nissan LEAF, the explorer began his trip in South Africa, Cape Town, through West Africa. The expedition chosen vehicle, the first generation Nissan LEAF is powered by a 30kwh battery with a range of ...

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All-new 2018 Kia Rio hits Nigerian Market, Stuns all with Innovative Design

ROTIMI ASHER One of the most anticipated vehicles for the 2018 model year, the all-new Kia Rio, has arrived Nigeria, ahead of an official media launch. In a statement released on Tuesday, Kia Motors Nigeria described arrival of the new Rio as marking of exciting premiere of the new wave of sub-compact car in Nigeria. “Fourth-generation Kia Rio,” it states, “has ...

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