Connect with us

Auto

Eight injured in Ondo NURTW leadership tussle

Published

on

Eight persons have been injured in the leadership tussle within the National Union of Road Transport Workers in Ondo State .

Two members belonging to one of the factions in the union were reportedly attacked by members loyal to the suspended leaders of the union.

The state government had suspended the NURTW and the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) over security concerns.

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu said the suspension of the activities of the union particularly at the motor parks, followed security reports suggesting an imminent clash between the two opposing factions in the union over leadership tussle.

The intervention, according to the governor, became imperative to forestall possible break down of law and order.

However, some members of a faction, including Omoniyi Oni popularly known as Eniba, and Wasiu Ibrahim, were attacked in Akure, the state capital by thugs loyal to the former leadership of the union.

They were reportedly attacked at a barbing salon around Owode in Akure metropolis. Omoniyi said that their attackers waylaid them and attacked them with dangerous weapons. He said some of them sustained varying degrees of injuries and now receiving treatment at the police clinic in the metropolis. He said, “Some of our members were on their way to a barber’s shop when they were attacked by thugs known to be loyalists of the leader.”

He said that was not the first time they would be attacked by the other faction.

Omoniyi said as a result of the Ondo transport union leadership they have been prevented from working in the park for over a year when the suspended Chairman drove them away from the garage for no reason.

“The state government has instructed that the Union should suspend its activities for now. But they are still taking illegal money from us, lynching anyone who isn’t in their group,” he said.

Another member of the group, Toyin Olaoye Fayagbe, said they were sent away from the garage for more than a year.

He called on the governor to come to their aid as they could no longer stand the provocation. One of the loyalists of the suspended Chairman, Tayo Ilesanmi, denied attacking members of the other faction.

Ilesanmi alleged that it was staged to give the suspended leadership a bad name.

Continue Reading
16 Comments

16 Comments

  1. asmr https://0mniartist.tumblr.com

    April 10, 2021 at 12:18 pm

    Wonderful post! We are linking to this great article on our website.
    Keep up the great writing. 0mniartist asmr

  2. asmr https://0mniartist.tumblr.com

    April 11, 2021 at 2:50 am

    Greetings! Very helpful advice within this article!
    It is the little changes that produce the biggest changes.
    Many thanks for sharing! asmr 0mniartist

  3. 0mniartist

    April 11, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    I seriously love your blog.. Excellent colors & theme.
    Did you create this amazing site yourself? Please reply back as
    I’m planning to create my own site and would like to find out where you got this from or exactly what the theme is
    named. Thank you! asmr 0mniartist

  4. http://j.mp/3mIu5Em

    April 14, 2021 at 11:10 am

    I’m excited to uncover this page. I wanted to thank you for your time for this fantastic read!!
    I definitely loved every bit of it and I have you saved to fav to look at new
    stuff on your blog. asmr 0mniartist

  5. j.mp

    April 15, 2021 at 11:03 am

    Very good article. I absolutely appreciate this site. Stick with it!
    asmr 0mniartist

  6. when gamefly

    April 28, 2021 at 2:35 am

    Hello my loved one! I wish to say that this article is amazing, great written and come with approximately
    all significant infos. I would like to peer extra posts like this .

  7. and asmr

    April 29, 2021 at 2:58 am

    Wow that was strange. I just wrote an really long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t
    show up. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyway, just wanted to say great blog!

  8. asmr your

    April 29, 2021 at 3:55 am

    This website was… how do I say it? Relevant!!

    Finally I’ve found something that helped me. Appreciate it!

  9. it asmr

    April 29, 2021 at 2:12 pm

    Hi there it’s me, I am also visiting this website regularly, this web site is in fact
    pleasant and the visitors are genuinely sharing good thoughts.

  10. gamefly or

    May 4, 2021 at 3:17 am

    Excellent post. I used to be checking constantly this weblog
    and I’m impressed! Very useful info specially the ultimate part 🙂 I maintain such information a lot.
    I used to be looking for this certain info for a long time.
    Thanks and good luck.

  11. off asmr

    May 4, 2021 at 10:01 am

    Its like you read my mind! You seem to know so much about this, such as you wrote the ebook in it or something.

    I think that you can do with a few percent to power the message
    house a little bit, however other than that, this is fantastic blog.
    An excellent read. I’ll definitely be back.

  12. bit.ly

    May 7, 2021 at 10:51 am

    Incredible points. Solid arguments. Keep up the amazing spirit.

  13. but asmr

    May 8, 2021 at 5:22 am

    When some one searches for his required thing, thus he/she wishes to be available that in detail, therefore that
    thing is maintained over here.

  14. asmr in

    May 9, 2021 at 5:14 pm

    Amazing issues here. I’m very glad to see your article.
    Thanks so much and I’m having a look ahead to contact you.
    Will you kindly drop me a e-mail?

  15. bit.ly

    May 15, 2021 at 9:30 am

    scoliosis
    Hello there! This post could not be written any better!
    Reading this post reminds me of my old room mate! He
    always kept talking about this. I will forward this write-up to him.
    Pretty sure he will have a good read. Thank you
    for sharing! scoliosis

  16. http://bit.ly/2SUVisA

    May 16, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    scoliosis
    Somebody necessarily assist to make significantly articles I might state.
    That is the very first time I frequented your web page and to this point?

    I surprised with the analysis you made to make this particular publish amazing.

    Excellent task! scoliosis

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Auto

Limit your speed to 30km/h, FRSC tells all motorists

Published

on

FRSC Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to mark the 6th United Nations Global Road Safety Week, the Federal Road Safety Corps has asked motorists to limit their speed to 30 kilometres per hour in urban or built-up areas for all categories of vehicles.
The global safety week will be celebrated between Monday May 17 and Sunday May 23, 2021.
The Bauchi Sector Commander, FRSC, Mr Yusuf Abdullahi, made the recommendation on Monday in a statement issued by the FRSC Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Rilwanu Suleimanu.
The corps said speeding was responsible for about 30 per cent of crashes in Nigeria.
Abdullahi explained that the corps would be using the 6th United Nations Global Road Safety Week to carry out an advocacy programme where people would be educated on the issue.
He said, “The 6th UN Global Road Safety Week will focus on the issue of speed.
“The week advocates for safer streets motoring by making 30 km/h speed limits, the norm for cities worldwide in places where people mix with traffic.
“The week is concerned about policy commitments at national and local levels to deliver the 30 km/h speed limits in urban areas and to generate local support for such low speed measures in order to create safe, healthy traffic flow within Urban cities globally.
“As a lead agency in road safety management and administration in Nigeria, the FRSC is hosting the event and embarking on nationwide advocacy to replicate this global activity in selected Nigerian Cities.
“Pursuant to this, the Bauchi State command of the FRSC organises public education campaign programmes to inculcate the norm of 30km/hr speed limits among road users.”
He called on the general motoring public to always adhere to the maximum legal speed limit while in the city or in built up areas so as to prevent crashes, its attendant injuries as well as its fatalities.
Abdullahi, who further stressed the need to avoid speeding, considered among the critical traffic violations with high risk factor, said speeding would lead to increase in crash severity, resulting in more fatalities or injuries.
The sector commander explained that more damage would be caused to vehicles involved in speeding when they crashed, thereby increasing the likelihood of such vehicles not drivable thereafter.
“Speeding also leads to extra fuel consumption and frequent replacement of auto parts, among others,” he said.
The public advocacy programme would include media charts, roadshows, visits to hospitals, and advocacy visits to stakeholders, including policymakers and others.

Continue Reading

Auto

Hyundai working on new high-performance car

Published

on

Hyundai is planning a new version of the Ioniq 5 that will raise the performance of the electric model, according to a new report from the Korean automaker.

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is a Pony-styled electric hatchback that is already rear-drive as standard and offers 300 horsepower in top all-wheel drive guise.

That leaves plenty of performance for Hyundai N to unlock on the enthusiast side of the new E-GMP architecture underpinning the automaker’s new EVS, the report says.

Hyundai is also said to be working with hypercar maker Rimac to build a new top-of-range EV performance car, so it would not be much of a stretch to seek out some of that company’s assistance on the rest of its electric vehicles as well.

Chief Marketing Officer at Hyundai Motors, Thomas Schemera, confirmed the development, saying, “Everybody knows that our electric global modular platform (E-GMP) has a lot of potential and shows a lot of flexibility. One thing is for sure, eco-friendly models are on our priority list – at the top.

“We never stop thinking about extending our product portfolio and strategically, we are moving full speed ahead with eco-friendly offerings.

“We are moving ahead with our battery electric concept and our fuel-cell electric concepts.” So does that mean an Ioniq? “I guess it seems to be realistic,” he said.

Popular auto reviewer, Top Gear, thinks the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is the Tesla rival many will want to own.

It says, “The automotive industry has been waiting for a legitimate and affordable Tesla Model 3/Y alternative for quite some time and with the Ioniq 5, it appears Hyundai has delivered just that.”

The Ioniq 5 is an all-new electric mid-size crossover and the first model to be branded under the new ‘Ioniq’ electric sub-brand.

According to carscoops.com, the new Hyundai Ioniq 5 rides on the dedicated Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), which blends the traditional skateboard design with an elongated wheelbase for attractively styled and practical EVs?

It also features both 400- and 800-volt charging, thanks to the new platform.

When plugged into a 350kW charger, the Ioniq 5 can recharge from 10 to 80 perbcent in just 18 minutes, with the carmaker claiming that five minutes of charging is enough to get 62 miles of range on the WLTP cycle.

Continue Reading

Auto

Scarcity of vital auto parts forces more automakers to shut down

Published

on

  • Ford suspends Mustang production May 3

Ford will be shutting down production of its Mustang on May 3-7 with a plan to resume assembling the pony car at a later date yet to be determined.

This is coming after many automobile manufacturers had announced the suspension of production of a number of models, especially the premium vehicles.

The reason for the production shutdowns is that there are not enough semiconductor chips to power all that flashy technology in new cars.

The outlook for the Mustang and other Ford models as well as other auto brands does not look exactly rosy.

Analysts say they have seen this problem for months now, with the GM having to cease production of different vehicles, notably the Chevy Camaro.

Fiat Chrysler (now part of Stellantis) has had to shut down the assembly lines for the Dodge Charger and Challenger as well as the Chrysler 300.

This problem has affected many other automakers such as Toyota, Nissan, Daimler and Porsche.

Industry analysts predict the chip shortages will limit the production of cars in the near term, but thankfully the problem will go away after a while.

In the meantime, this means you can expect to have a harder time finding and paying for certain new car models. It’s the simple economic rule of supply and demand.

Although with rough economic times, more people are holding onto older cars, so while supply is constrained, demand for some models is also lagging.

The shortages have caused automakers to drop some technological features from different models. For example, Stellantis announced it would be scrapping the digital speedometers on at least one Peugeot line.

Ford has been selling the F-150 without the fuel management module as a way to cut back on how many semiconductor chips it uses. Porsche is axing features like an 18-way-adjustable seat for the Macan SUV as a way to conserve its chip supply.

Another strategy to deal with the shortages has been for automakers to shut down production lines for vehicles with thinner profit margins. This means many cars, like the Ford Mustang, Chevy Camaro, and Dodge Challenger, will see constrained supply.

Another example is Daimler shutting down its compact car plant in Germany where 18,500 workers are employed. Instead of pumping out more Mercedes-Benz C-Class vehicles, the company is looking to put what semiconductor chips it has into more expensive model lines so profits don’t take as big of a hit.

The creation of this problem is complex and there’s some contradicting information. Some say production shutdowns at semiconductor plants because of COVID-19 have fuelled the shortage. Others think it has been the overwhelming demand for computers, gaming consoles, smartphones, smart televisions, among others as people are spending most of their time trapped at home.

Another conjecture is that suppliers did not foresee automakers ramping up demand for chips so quickly after plant shutdowns and assembly line reductions last year. So they’re scrambling to ramp up production and that takes time.

This comes after demand for at least some new cars has almost exploded, something few saw coming so early, after all not many people were looking to buy vehicles because of the pandemic last year.

Whatever the cause, this shortage isn’t making the situation of rising car prices any better. Not only are some new vehicles selling for more as a result, demand for used vehicles continues to stay strong. Hopefully by this time next year this problem will be in the rearview mirror.

Sources: CNBC, New York Times, Automotive News Europe and Reuters

 

Continue Reading

Trending