Opinion

The Jaguar: A Name for Unique Brands

EFULA ABBAH Legendary writer extraordinaire, William Shakespeare, once asked, what is in a name? And several respondents had over time drawn over board the spell factor, which trails a name, in their answers. A name, it is said, is just an identity. But experience will sure dispute it as careless, redundant and irresponsive to the reality in bearing a name. ...

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AUTONOMOUS CARS: Who Pays If Something Goes Wrong?

EFULA ABBAH With technology in the global auto industry gliding from new inventions and innovations to amazing creativities, the face of automobile gears to a future ‘dependably’ owned by self driving wheels, in a vehicular generation called Autonomous. This seeming craves for the Autonomous vehicles is garnering momentum as global auto manufacturers are already competing in the production. But, one ...

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AAAM-Buhari Meeting: WHY EXCLUDE STAKEHOLDERS?

EFULA ABBA (Motoring World’s General Editor) Inquisitivity, it is said, kills the cat; and yet asking bares no grudge, because it enlightens and broadens knowledge. There are reasons to begin to ask questions now concerning the August visit of the Association of Africa Automotive Manufacturers, AAAM, to the country recently. From the planning of the visit, the arrival and the ...

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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) annual award, instituted to recognize deserving sectors of the nation’s economy. Not less than 19 awards were presented to different organizations for standing out in their various sectors. TNL clinched the ‘High Standard in Automobile Service ...

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Lessons from Chinese FAW Auto Plant

By: OLOWOJOBA JOSEPH (olowojobajoseph@netzero.net) The new Chinese FAW truck with a ready assembly plant in Nigeria is significant. The fact that the company did not just stop at setting up a truck plant, but also went as far as generating its own power show how much faith the FAW Plant investors have in Nigeria economy. This as well as other ...

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Reaction of Nigerian Automakers to Imported Vehicles Purchased By the Nigerian Senate (Full Text)

Full text of  statement by the Nigerian Automotive Manufacturers Association(NAMA) in reaction to N3.9b Senate vehicle imports during a press briefing held at the Golden Tulip, Festac Town, Lagos, Nigeria on Thursday 28th April 2016. Successive governments in Nigeria have been battling to move our economy forward, employing different strategies and ploys to energize our docile state and create value to ...

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Purchase of Imported SUVs by Senators, Insensitive

By: JOSEPH OLOWOJOBA (olowojobajoseph@netzero.net) Members of the nation’s Senate and the House of representatives are constantly dragging Nigerian economic development into the mud, due to long history and high level greed and corruption, which have held the country backward for decades. The ongoing fight against corruption by President Buhari’s administration is facing constant obstacles caused by MPs, Judges and Governors. ...

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Advancing Nigeria Auto Industry, Using Indian Model

If Nigeria were to follow the route that India has adopted and effectively stop used car imports, the effect on the Nigerian economy would be substantial with an increase in home based manufacturing, observes PHILOMENA EDGAR India is a strange country. It has 22 official languages. According to the Census of India, the total number of mother tongues spoken in ...

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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 up, thinking Governor Ambode had decided to live up to first four letters of his name: “Ambo..”, which literarily translates to “we are coming”. Thursday, relevant government agencies, including DPR, LASTMA and the police swung ...

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