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NADDC restates FG’s commitment to National Auto Policy

Engr. Aminu Jalal, NADDC Director-General

The National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC ) has dismissed insinuations that the Federal Government may have jettisoned the National Automotive Policy owing to the worrisome situation of the Nigerian economy at the moment, saying the Federal Government was still committed to the policy.  NADDC Director General, Engr. Aminu ...

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Heritage Bank boosts capacity of ex-BB Naija Housemates, entrepreneurs

From left: Offiong Anthony (Thin Tall Tony), Ese Eriata (Ese), Ekemini Ekerette (Kemen), Raliat Oyetunde, a principal SME Consultant to Heritage Bank/CEO of Prinsult Global; CoColce Sowode (Coco-Ice), Fela Ibidapo, Group Head, Corporate Communication of the bank; Gifty Powers, Uriel Oputa (Uriel), Miyonse Oluwaseyi (Miyonse) and Somadina Anyama (Soma), when the bank hosted Ex-Housemates of the Big Brother Naija reality show and other 21st century emerging entrepreneurs at a business breakfast meeting in Lagos...recently

Heritage Bank Limited, Nigeria’s most innovative banking service provider, has boosted the capacity of ex-Housemates of Big Brother Naija reality TV show and other emerging 21st century entrepreneurs at an SME enhancement capacity training programme. Speaking at the  training session in Lagos yesterday, Mr. Ejikeme Obiano, Head, Solutions and Propositions of ...

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All-new MINI Countryman to storm Nigeria with 50 units

Edward Makwana, Group Product Manager, BMW Group South Africa, with Thando Pati, Product Manager, MINI, presenting-the-all-new-MINI-Countryman at a media briefing in Durban... last Thursday.

Newly-revealed second generation MINI Countryman will soon arrive Nigeria and other markets in the sub-Saharan Africa Region of the BMW Group. For the Nigerian market, no fewer than 50 units of the completely and newly-developed car will be made available , in the first instance, within the next couple of ...

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German auto magazine rates Hyundai i20 as best-in-class

Hyundai 120

A German leading  motoring magazine,Auto Zeitung,  has adjudged the Hyundai i20 hatchback as the best car in its class, in a comparison with three of its top European rivals. Hyundai i20 is currently being assembled in Nigeria by VON Automobiles, a member of the Stallion Group. Auto Zeitung tested the ...

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Kia Stinger makes Asian debut at Seoul Motor Show


The new Kia Stinger fastback sports sedan made its Asian premiere this Thursday at the 2017 Seoul Motor Show in Korea. Shown in a new color and specification specially prepared for the show, the car is displayed alongside the 2011 Kia GT Concept, the vehicle which provided a template for ...

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Ford moves to recall 1,078 units of Fiesta ST in South Africa

Ford Fiesta

  Ford South Africa has said it is expanding the safety recall for the 1.6-litre GTDi engine to include the Ford Fiesta ST, stressing that the recall includes approximately 1,078 Fiesta ST models produced between September 2012 and December 2014. The carmaker said in the affected vehicles, a lack of ...

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Fiat Chrysler to showcase all-new Jeep Compass at ‘Milano Design Week 2017’

All-new Jeep Compass

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), manufacturers of Jeep brand vehicles said it will be  showcasing the all-new Jeep Compass – the brand’s new compact SUV with a contemporary and authentic Jeep design  – at the Fuori Salone and the 56th edition of the Salone Internazionale del Mobile,  taking place in Milan ...

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Mike Song: Next generation of cars ‘ready to revolutionise road safety’

Mike Song

The next five years will bring a revolution in car safety as a wave of mass-market models that can predict and automatically respond to danger arrive in showrooms, says Mr. Mike Song, head of Hyundai in Africa and the Middle East. Today’s new cars already rate highly for protecting drivers ...

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Heritage Bank dismisses reports, says Mbonu, ex-ED, was never the MD


Heritage Bank, Nigeria’s leading financial services provider, has dismissed reports published by some online platforms linking the bank with investigations by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) into alleged diversion of funds from the London and Paris Club refund. The bank said its former Executive Director, Mr. Robert Mbonu, ...

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Abuja airport closure: FRSC responding to the challenges of roads safety – Oyeyemi

FRSC Corps Marshal Boboye Oyeyemi

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has restated its commitment to road safety in Nigeria, saying it will  not be overwhelmed by the challenges posed by the six-week closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja and subsequent diversion of air traffic to Kaduna International Airport to allow for necessary ...

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