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Nigeria Lowers Sulphur Content Allowed in Petroleum Fuels

Federal government of Nigeria has approved reduction of maximum level of sulphur allowed in petroleum fuels sold in Nigeria, effective from 1st July 2017. The Director General of the National Automotive Designed and Development Council (NADDC), Engr. Aminu Jala, who made the announcement in a press release on Thursday, said the new policy, which takes effect from 1st July 2017, ...

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Truckmasters Trains Journalists on Accident Vehicle Repair

ROTIMI ASHER Truckmasters, Nigeria’s leading automobile industry stakeholder has offered Nigerian Motoring journalists one-day training on automobile body repair process. The training session, which held penultimate week at the company’s premises at Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos focused mainly on safest and professional process of restoring an accident vehicle to its former glory. In his opening address, the company’s Executive Director, Dr. Oseme ...

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No Plan to Increase Petrol Price, NNPC Insists

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC says that the recent increase in bridging allowance to transporters from N6.20 to N7.20 per litre will not lead to an increase in the pump price of petrol or Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, from the prevailing price of N145 per litre. Providing the clarification in Abuja on Wednesday, the Chief Operating Officer, COO, in ...

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Motoring World’s Editor Wins Toyota Media Merit Award

ROTIMI ASHER Editor/Publisher of Motoring World Magazine, Femi Owoeye, has won a Motoring Journalist of the Year Award, sponsored by Toyota Nigeria Limited, as first runner-up. The award, which was announced at the company’s annual award night held at the Civic Center in Lagos, declared Mr. Owoeye as Second best motoring journalist of the year 2016 and Rasheed Bisiriyu of ...

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Reps Threaten to Block Funds for Transport Ministry

Four committees of the House of Representatives on Tuesday threatened to block fresh funding for the Federal Ministry of Transportation this year. Spokesmen of the committees made the threat after expressing  dissatisfaction over the implementation of the 2016 Budget by the ministry. They are Committees on Aviation; Land Transport; Maritime Safety and Administration; Ports, Harbours and Waterways. The committees, which ...

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Chinese EximBank Cuts Loans for Lagos-Ibadan Railway

Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transportation, said that the Chinese EximBank that initially promised to provide 85 per cent of the funds for the Lagos-Ibadan rail project, has reduced its exposure by some seven percent. The ground-breaking for the standard gauge rail project, which will stretch to the Apapa Port was done  by Vice President Osinbajo in early March. The Federal Government ...

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Nigerian Petroleum Workers Suspend Strike

The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, has suspended its nationwide strike which began on April 3. The suspension followed the intervention of the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation( NNPC), Dr Maikanti Baru. According to Mr Ndu Ughamadu, NNPC group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division on Monday in Abuja, Baru said his ...

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Stanel Group Engages Youths in Vehicle Parts Maintenance

The Chief Executive Officer of Stanel Group, Mr Stanley Uzochukwu has disclosed plan to engage youths in Benue State on vehicle parts maintenance as well as production of lubricants.  Uzochukwu made the disclosure on the sideline of a recent interaction with the Benue State Governor, Dr. Samuel Ortom. “Considering Gov Ortom’s administration commitment towards developing the state through provision of ...

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Toyota Nigeria Rewards Customers with N7Million

FEMI OWOEYE In recognition of their loyalty to Toyota brand, despite recession, Toyota Nigeria Limited has rewarded its top-rated customers with a total sum of N7 million. The rewards were announced during the company’s annual award night held at Civic Centre, Lagos, Nigeria, on Thursday 30th March 2017. For consistently patronizing Toyota brand for a period of five years (2012 ...

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NADDC Reaffirms FG Support for Nigerian Auto Policy, Says it’s in Progress

The National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) has dismissed insinuations that the Federal Government may have jettisoned the National Automotive Policy owing to discontented situation of the Nigerian economy at the moment. NADDC Director General, Engr. Aminu Jalal who recently refuted the allegation as baseless and unsubstantiated, said the Federal Government has already resolved to substantiate the policy initiative ...

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