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Ade-Ojo Slams Nigeria Auto Policy

…Says it Targets Certain Brands Chairman of Toyota Nigeria Limited has berated the nation’s automobile policy saying the way it has been implemented was intended to drive certain brands out of the automobile market. According to him, the policy put certain brands at an advantage over others. “It’s like our brand and some other brands have been targeted and others ...

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Automatic Fits &Energy Plans Auto Parts Manufacturing

By: ROTIMI ASHER Indications are that automotive local content will soon receive a boost, as a growing indigenous Auto maintenance company, Automatic Fit and Energy Limited, reveals future plan to commence auto parts manufacturing in Nigeria. The company’s Managing Director, Prince Olusegun Aderemi, dropped the hint recently at his Lagos VGC office, during an exclusive interview with Motoring World Editorial ...

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Boulos Appoints Sotra Marine as Suzuki Main Dealer

By: FRANK BOYEDE Boulos Enterprises Limited, Nigeria’s main importer of the only legal 4-stroke marine outboard motors, has appointed Sotra Marine Services as main dealer for Suzuki Outboard Motors and Spare parts in Lagos and its suburbs. As contained in a release signed by Boulos GM Marketing, Mr. Steve Evans, the new appointment was motivated by the company’s resolve to ...

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Hyundai Motors Nigeria Boosts Basic Education with Learning Materials

Hyundai Motors Nigeria has completed the distribution of educational enhancing materials to hundreds of thousands of school pupils across five states in harmony with the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) values of the Korean car manufacturer of helping the less privileged – ‘Moving the world together.’  Hyundai Motors Nigeria Head of Sales and Marketing, Jatin Nadkarni, described the charitable initiative as ...

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Audi Edges out BMW, Mercedes in Luxury Car Sales

Audi has consecutively sustained the lead in luxury car sales, edging out BMW AG’s namesake brand and fast growing Mercedes Benz in April and May 2015 respectively, the German car maker affirmed.  Audi reported that the first five months of 2015 increased 11.7% from last year to 73,353 vehicles while in May 2015 sales rose 11.0% to 18, 428 vehicles, ...

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Lawmakers Advise PAN to Explore Multi-brand

As a way of surviving a stiff competition being experienced in the Nigeria’s automobile industry, following the new automobile policy, Peugeot Automobile Nigeria has been advised to utilize its manufacturing plant for assembling of other brands other than Peugeot. The advice was given by members of the Senate Committee on Privatization, during an oversight visit paid to the PAN recently. ...

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Ambode Parleys Tanker Drivers Unions, Stakeholders, Proffers Solution to Incessant Crashes

… Sets Up Fact Finding Committee Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday held a meeting with petrol tanker drivers and other stakeholders in the transportation sector on the way forward for the incessant tankers accidents in the state, setting up a committee to examine the immediate and remote causes of the incidences in the last one week. The ...

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Jahbless Escapes Car Crash Death

Nigerian Hip-Hop act and rave of the moment, JahBless in the early hours of Thursday 4th of June, miraculously escaped the cold hands of death when his Mercedes Benz R350 driven by his road manager Mr. Damola Adetunji crashed into a stationary truck laden with granite on Adeola Odeku Street, Victoria Island. As contained in a statement signed by his ...

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Ambode Convenes Traffic Summit in Weeks

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday hinted of plans to convene a summit in the next few weeks to deliberate on traffic gridlocks in the state. The Governor spoke at an interactive session he had with Media Executives alongside his Deputy, Dr (Mrs) Oluranti Adebule and Secretary to the State Government, Mr Tunji Bello. He said traffic gridlocks ...

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Ambode Didn’t Direct LASTMA to stop Arrest of Contravened Vehicles, Motorists

 …As Officers Suffer Attacks Across Lagos The Lagos State Government on Thursday stated that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode did not at any time direct the stoppage of arrests of contravened vehicles and motorists by officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA). In a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Habib Aruna, the State Government ...

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