Driving Safely into 2016
The Ember months September to December are traditionally the most dangerous for road users in Nigeria, recording as they usually do the highest number of accidents and recorded fatalities. This is basically because of the heavy traffic on the North-South route as many families travel home for the Christmas and end of year season. To its credit, the Federal Road Safety Corps [FRSC] spares no effort w ...
Students Showcase Electric Car
...at NSE conference. It was an exciting moment recently at the annual gathering of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) conference in Akure Ondo state, when the a team of Mechanical Engineering students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) showcased an electric, eco-friendly car made by them. The car named DOVE PI, was the product of a project initiated by Olusanya Olukoya, now a graduate o ...
Abuja Motor Fair Defies Economic Downturn
Despite the declaration that Nigeria is broke by President Muhammadu Buhari, participants say the just concluded Abuja Motor Fair which held between October 27 and November 4, 2015, recorded huge visitors defying the prevalent economic realities in the country. Some of the exhibitors who spoke to Inside FCT said they were marveled by the number of visitors who thronged the Eagle Square, venue thr ...
VON Lists Gains, Pains of Vehicle Assembly
...as Senate committee visits. VON Automobiles Nigeria Limited, a Lagos based multiple vehicle assemblers has advised the Federal Government to concertedly execute the national automotive policy to rapidly influence capacity utilization and production of larger volume of passenger cars and commercial vehicles at the various vehicle manufacturing plants in the country. VON Automobiles Managing ...
G90 to Top Brand’s Luxury Model Range
Hyundai Motor has revealed the first rendering of its new range-topping G90 luxury sedan. The elegantly designed, technology packed model hints at the recently-launched Genesis brand’s design identity and future direction. Jin Kim, Vice President and Head of Operations for Hyundai Africa and Middle East, said, “The G90 concept images of this new luxury sedan are guaranteed to instill confiden ...
Ford Plant in Nigeria, Another Milestone for Coscharis
The president of Coscharis  Motors, Dr. Comas Maduka has described the production of Ford vehicles from its plant in Lagos as another milestone in the history of the company. As part of its ambitious expansion in Africa, Ford Motor Company assembled the first Ford Ranger in Nigeria last week. The all new 2016 Ford Ranger was presented to the press at Coscharis showroom in Lekki, Lagos in a cere ...
Race for Car-of-the-year Hots Up
The organiser of Nigeria Car-of-the-year (COTY) Award has selected Toyota Corolla, Kia Rio, Peugeot 301 and Nissan Almera to compete for the coveted price. Winner of the Car-Of-The-Year will be announced on November 26 at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. The Nigeria Car of the Year competition has been around over the years and the strictest criteria apply to the finalists. To ...
FRSC Enforces Speed Limit Device April
The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) will commence enforcement of the new speed limit device from April 2016. The enforcement date was initially September 2015. Corp Marshal of the Commission Boboye Oyeyemi disclosed this at the 16 annual General Meeting of the National Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO). He said President Muhammadu Buhari approved the new date as a result of ...
LAMATA to Construct Barriers to Tackle Traffic Gridlock
The Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority, LAMATA, has concluded plans to erect a one-kilometre long concrete fence with iron see-through grating between the service lane and main carriageway from Mile 12 towards Ketu as part of traffic control measures along Ikorodu Road. This came barely a week after the launch of Mile 12-Ikorodu Bus Rapid Transit, BRT, classic operations with 434 buses r ...
FRSC Warns Motorists Against Drunk Driving
Speaking to journalists in Calabar at the flagged off of the 2015 ember month road safety mega rally, Asst. Corp Marshal, Augustine Aipoh, who represented Corps Marshal and Chief Executive of Officer of the Commission, Boboye Oyeyemi, urged motorists to avoid taking alcoholic drinks while on steering. Aipoh stated that FRSC was fully prepared to drastically reduce road carnage by 90 per cent, add ...
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