Showing posts with label cars. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cars. Show all posts

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Russia to Ban Imports of Cars, Heavy Equipment, Metallurgy Products: Reports

- Russia is preparing to bar state-run companies from importing vehicles, heavy equipment and metallurgy products, an influential Russian daily said Sunday.
According to the data, obtained by the Kommersant newspaper from the Russian ministries of industry and trade, and economic development, Russia's state-owned companies will be prohibited from buying certain foreign-made industry products that have Russian analogues.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade confirmed to the paper it had drafted a "general directive," which will apply to companies that are 50 percent or more owned by the Russian government, although no list was revealed.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Boko Haram Plans To Use Mechanics, Car Wash Centers To Plant Bombs In Cars

Aftermath the heavy defeats inflicted on Boko Haram insurgents in recent weeks, indications have emerged that the group are recruiting auto-mechanic and car wash operators across the country with a view to using their centers as loading bays to plant IEDS’ on vehicles of unsuspecting members of the public to cause havoc.

The objective is to hit at some top government establishment and functionaries as well as military and police locations in other parts of the country outside the North East epicenter of the insurgency to divert attention from the increasingly successful onslaught on the group in recent days.

Towards this end, Intelligence sources told Vanguard that the Boko Haram group have infiltrated the ranks of many of the operators and bought them over with very mouth watering sums of money to look the other way when the explosives were being planted on the vehicles.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

"Nigeria set to export cars " - President Jonathan

President Jonathan said with the new National Automotive Industry Policy introduced by his administration, the country will be exporting cars to other countries. He said this while talking to a delegation of business owners from Anambra State led by the State governor, Peter Obi, who paid him a courtesy visit at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Nigeria spent ₦1.05 trillion on imported cars last year — Automotive

Nigeria spent about N1.05 trillion last year on importation of vehicles and spare parts, while its local car assembly plants suffered monumental loss in patronage, according to the Director General of the National Automotive Council (NAC), Alhaji Aminu Jalal.

Meanwhile, the Peugeot Automobile of Nigeria (PAN), which produced 90,000 cars in 1985, and had about 4,000 permanent employees, now produces about 3,000 vehicles annually with 250 staff, its Managing Director, Alh. Ibrahim Boyi, said.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

"I Didn't Grant Waiver For Aviation Minister Stella Oduah's Armoured Cars" - Okonjo Iweala Screams Again

Finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on Monday again forcefully denied granting import duty waivers to cover the two armoured cars purchased by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, for the aviation minister, Stella Oduah, distancing herself from blame in a scandal that has smeared many government officials.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Bullet-proof cars not bought for me, Oduah tells Reps

The Minister of Aviation, Ms. Stella Oduah, has denied reports that the two BMW armoured cars, bought by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority from Coscharis Nigeria Limited, were bought for her.
Appearing before the committee looking into the crisis in the aviation industry, especially the purchase of the armoured cars, Oduah said the controversial cars were meant for the safety of aviation visitors to the country.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Aviation Minister, Stella Oduah approved purchase of ₦255m bulletproof cars – NCAA

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority on Thursday told the House of Representatives Committee on Aviation that the Ministry of Aviation approved the controversial purchase of the N255m bulletproof cars for Ms Stella Oduah.

The Director of Aerodrome in the NCAA, Mr. Joyce Nkem-Akonam, made this known during the  committee’s public sitting  in Abuja.
Nkem-Akonam, who handled the transaction  as  the acting managing director  of the NCAA,  had made spirited efforts to defend the purchase.
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Friday, October 18, 2013

House of Representatives endorse tariff increase on imported cars

The House of Representatives Committee on Industry has endorsed the new automotive policy of the Federal Government, which seeks to increase the tariff on imported cars.
This is coming as the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr. Olusegun Aganga, said the potential for the automobile industry plan was to save as much as N550bn.

The Chairman, House Committee on Industry, Mr. Mohammed Onawo, said the implementation of the policy would attract new investments to the sector, protect local automotive manufacturers and create employment.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Aviation Minister Admits She Bought Two BMW Cars That Cost $1.6 Million

Nigeria’s Aviation Minister Stella Oduah has admitted that she used the funds of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to buy two BMW armored cars for her personal use, according to an official ministry response published by The Punch, Nigeria’s leading newspaper.

The paper’s report is carried in its October 17, 2013 edition and titled, “Ministry confirms purchase of N255m vehicles for Oduah”. The story, reported for Punch by Udeme Ekwere, stated, “The Ministry of Aviation has confirmed that the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority bought two bulletproof vehicles worth $1.6m (N255m) for the Minister of Aviation, Ms. Stella Oduah.
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Friday, October 4, 2013

FG set to increase import duties on cars

Twenty-four hours after the  new automotive development plan was approved by the Federal Executive Council, the Federal Government on Thursday said a new tariff on the importation of cars would be announced soon.  The move will make imported cars more expensive thus, promoting the purchase of locally manufactured vehicles.
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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Rivers State crisis: Pres. Jonathan withdraws JTF soldiers, armored cars from Gov's lodge?

That is what Sahara Reporters is reporting. According to SR, about 30 soldiers guarding the Governor's lodge have been summarily withdrawn by the Brigade Commander in charge of the Joint Task Force (JTF) in Port Harcourt at the orders of President Goodluck Jonathan.  SaharaReporters also reports that the soldiers took with them two Armored Personnel Cars (APC) usually stationed at Government House.   A military source allegedly told SR that the removal of the soldiers was ordered from Abuja. He warned that things might get bloodier in the state capital with the JTF gone from Government House leaving thesecurity of the governor and his aides in the hands of a few police officers and State Security Services agents.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

PHOTOS: Wizkid And His Cars

Wizkid has acquired more than four cars in the last 2 years of his remarkable career.
Recently, Wizzy added a N14.6million Porsche Panamera S luxurious automobile to his fleet of cars.
This, he made public when he posted photos of the car on picture sharing website, Instagram with the caption, ‘My new baby’.
Our first knowledge of his car purchase was in 2011-a black Honda Accord i-VTEC which was later snatched by robbers in March of that same year. Soon afterwards in September, the youngster quickly took delivery of a N6million blue Volkswagen convertible.
In July of the following year, his exploits at the 2012 Headies Awards saw him taking home the award for the ‘Next Rated’ category which included a prize of an automobile; a 2012 model Hyundai Sonata

Video: Boko Haram Members Steal Our Cars, Food and Marry Our Daughters - Villager Reveals

A member of Kirenowa community, a distant village in Borno State previously occupied by members of the extremist group, Boko Haram has said that the insurgents plundered and destroyed their communities. Speaking in a exclusive interview with Channels Television's correspondent, who visited the village in the organization of the military Special Force, Nneota Egbe, the villager said the insurgents forcefully collect the crops harvested by members of the community. "They collected our cars and even our food. Those farming were forced to harvest their millet and maize and they (the terrorists) took them (the food stuff) to their camps," he said. He said the terrorists be aware of ladies that are about 18 years and forcefully marry them.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Police to begin seizing cars with tinted windows

Driving in Lagos with tinted windows is against the law but some people do it because they get away with it. But not anymore says the Inspector General of police. He has directed state commissioners of police to start seizing cars with tinted windows and prosecute the car owners henceforth .

The directive is contained in a statement issued by Frank Mba, the Deputy Force Public Relations Officer, today in Abuja
“Police Officers nationwide have been directed to commence a massive operation aimed at enforcing all existing laws bordering on tinted glasses and the use of unregistered/unlicensed vehicles. This unbecoming attitude has the capacity not only to heighten criminal activities but to place unnecessary pressure on security agencies and law abiding citizens

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

There is Money In This country: See Some of the super cars they drive In ABuja

Some of the best and most expensive cars in the world can be found in Abuja, Nigeria. The super rich guys who live there do not play when it comes to their rides. There, you will find Chrome Ferrari, Ferrari California, Ferrari Italia, McLaren MP4, Mercedes SLS, Lamborghini Gallardo, Bugatti Veyron and many more exotic cars. See some of them after the break...all in Abuja...

Monday, February 4, 2013

Lagos State Government to Introduce Cable Cars for Mass Transportation

To alleviate the problems of mass transportation faced by residents of Lagos, the state government in partnership with a cable car company, Ropeways Transport Limited, is set to launch a cable car mass urban transit system

According to Tribune, the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) and Ropeways Transport Limited have signed a 30-year Franchise Agreement to this effect.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Worshippers give Bishop Oyedepo 700 cars as offering

This actually happened a few weeks back but I'm only just hearing about it. According to sources in the know, during Winners Chapel Cross Over service on Tuesday January 1st in Canaanland, Ota, Ogun state, worshipers of the church made donations of over 700 exotic cars to the church. People who felt they had been richly blessed in 2012 came to the cross over service with different donations, most significant was the number of exotic brand new cars and SUVs that flooded Canaanland. The people who donated them dropped the keys and documents of the cars during offering. The church auctioned the cars at very cheap prizes to its members. Some cars were sold for as less as N300k.


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