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Agenda for Nigeria’s Auto Industry: Open Letter to Otunba Niyi Adebayo

BY: FEMI OWOEYE Dear Otunba Niyi Adebayo, Following your appointment as Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, one of your first move was to order a...

Nigeria @59: Celebration of Shattered Hope for Auto Industry?

Neglecting the auto industry has put a dent on the achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime since 2015. It was not peculiar to Buhari's...

Enemies of Nigeria’s Auto Industry

FEMI OWOEYE Serious governments around the world do not place the auto industry on the back seat. For four years, we have had so much...

Conspiracy against Nigeria’s Auto Industry : An Open Letter to President Buhari

FEMI OWOEYE Your Excellency, That two administrations found it impossible to get Nigeria’s new auto policy written in the nation’s statutes book is anomalous. Between 2011...

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 igerian independence Nanniversary 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 of...

How to Bloom Nigerian Auto Industry in 2017

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

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....

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Road test: How it Feels Driving the Latest N170m Range Rover…And Our Verdict

By: FEMI OWOEYE (Editor, Motoring World International) The latest Range Rover is officially in Nigeria. After its recent...

Top-of-the-Line Safety for Kia, Mercedes-Benz, VW, Volvo

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