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Three Years of President Buhari in Power: What Impacts on AUTO INDUSTRY?

FEMI OWOEYE Nigeria’s re-launched automotive policy was barely two years old, when President Muhammadu Buhari assumed office in 2015. By then, auto assembly plants had...

Why Nigerian Automotive Industry Development Bill Deserves Buhari’s Priority Assent

FEMI OWOEYE News about President Muhammadu Buhari’s assenting six bills on Friday(29th December 2017) activated my brain’s alarm. Going through the list of bills the...

Nigeria at 57: Any Cause for Cheer in the Auto Industry?

FEMI OWOEYE Nigerian independence anniversary celebration has become a routine. Same song. Same speech. Same people. Same knives and forks. Same Cups. Same plates. Same...

WHY Are Senators at War with Nigeria Custom Service?

FEMI OWOEYE In a way, the Nigerian upper legislative chamber has declared war against the Nigerian Custom Service. The legislators have mandated the Comptroller General...

MMI Airport Security as Mockery of Buhari CHANGE Campaign

FEMI OWOEYE Obviously, Murtala Mohammed International Airport is an  important gateway into the Federal Republic of Nigeria. And its new vehicle car park seems to...

Vehicle Import ban: Why Customs’ Demand for More Officers Is Unnecessary

FEMI OWOEYE This week, the Nigerian Custom Service(NCS) revealed it needed more men to man Nigerian porous borders so as to cope with aftermath...

How to Bloom Nigerian Auto Industry in 2017

FEMI OWOEYE What made the auto industry blossomed in the 1970s and early 1980s was partly and, most important, federal government import restriction order....

Why Land Borders Must Remain Shut Against Imported Used Vehicles

To a typical smuggler, who claims to be a stakeholder or car dealer, banning importation of cars through the land border means total ban....

What Will it Benefit CBN, If Nigeria Auto Industry Dies?

FEMI OWOEYE When President Muhammadu Buhari talked about diversification, I clapped. When the government even boasted of reviving the petrochemical as well as the...

Arrest, Prosecute Motorist Who Pulled Gun at FRSC Officers Now

FEMI OWOEYE Last Sunday, a motorist, who just finished worshipping at a “Winners Chapel” church in Abuja, reportedly attempted to gun down an armless...

Does Toyota Nigeria Merit LCCI 2016 Award?

By: FEMI OWOEYE Recently, Toyota Nigeria Limited (TNL) emerged only Nigerian Automobile Company decorated at this year’s Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI)...

Lagos Irrational Fuel Queues and Ambode’s One-Day Brag

By: FEMI OWOEYE When, last week, the Lagos State government ruled that it would no longer tolerate indiscriminate queues for fuel in Lagos, I thumped...

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