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Involved Nigerians group hails Buhari @78, urges president to signal electoral invoice

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President Muhammadu Buhari

Professional-democracy and good governance group, Involved Nigerians, has hailed Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari as he clocks 78.  In an announcement signed by its Convener, Comrade Deji Adeyanju, the group urged the president to signal the electoral invoice into act and put a cease to election rigging within the nation.

In accordance with him, “We want to use this medium to congratulate President Buhari on his 78th birthday. We pray God retains him and provides him the flexibility to halt the insecurity and maladministration presently ravaging the nation.

In a rustic the place the common life expectancy is 53 years, God has been exceedingly merciful to President. Nigerians have equally demonstrated their belief in him by voting him as an elected president, twice. President Buhari should repay this belief by placing the folks first, going ahead. Nigerians are struggling and lots of, who ordinarily would have celebrated their 78th birthday, sometime, are mendacity lifeless below the bottom. This can be a time for sober reflection.

Extra importantly, President Buhari should take pressing steps to signal the electoral invoice into regulation, when similar is transmitted to him by the Nationwide Meeting. The president should additionally take steps to halt rigging of elections by hos social gathering, the APC. That is the one legacy Nigeria calls for from him right now. The president should shun political, tribal or spiritual sentiments, and bequeath to Nigerians, an electoral Act that can change the face of elections and governance on this nation. This, is all we ask from him.

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Jaguar Land Rover on restoration path

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By Willie Samson

JAGUAR Land Rover marked the tip of 2020 with a second successive quarter-on-quarter restoration in gross sales, regardless of the persevering with affect of COVID-19.

Felix Brautigam, Jaguar Land Rover Chief Industrial Officer, mentioned: “2020 was a 12 months of two halves and, though COVID-19 continues to considerably affect the worldwide auto business, we’re delighted to finish the 12 months with a second consecutive quarter of gross sales restoration.

“Our efficiency in China, the area least impacted by COVID-19 in the latest quarter, has been notably encouraging with our gross sales there rising on each a year-on-year and quarter-on-quarter foundation.

“Retail gross sales for the quarter ending December 31, 2020 have been 128,469 automobiles, 13.1 p.c greater than the 113,569 automobiles bought within the previous quarter, however down 9.zero p.c on the identical interval final 12 months.

“China gross sales have been notably encouraging, up 20.2 p.c on the prior quarter and 19.1 p.c year-on-year.

“Retail gross sales in most different areas additionally continued to get better and have been up considerably on the prior quarter in North America (+31.7 p.c), Abroad (+26.6 p.c) which is the place the sub-Sahara African markets contribute, and Europe (+20.5 p.c). Nonetheless, gross sales in these areas haven’t but recovered to pre-COVID ranges with gross sales for the quarter decrease than a 12 months in the past in North America (-17.2 p.c), Abroad (-20.zero p.c), Europe (-16.Three p.c) and the UK (-8.9 p.c).

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“The gross sales ramp-up of the brand new Land Rover Defender noticed retails rising to 16,286 automobiles within the October to December quarter, up 66.zero p.c on the previous quarter with gross sales of the shorter wheelbase Defender 90 has began.

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“For Jaguar, retail gross sales of the multi-award-winning all-electric I-PACE have been up 69.Three p.c year-on-year with 7,807 bought within the quarter, as demand for electrical automobiles continues to develop.

“For the calendar 12 months 2020, Jaguar Land Rover retail gross sales have been 425,974, down 23.6 p.c on 2019, reflecting the business affect of COVID-19 notably within the first half of the 12 months when vegetation have been shut down for greater than two months.”

Nonetheless, the corporate has since seen gross sales improve quarter-on-quarter by over 53 p.c within the quarter ended September 30, adopted by the 13.1 p.c improve in the latest quarter.

In response to strengthening world demand, Jaguar Land Rover has continued to roll out its thrilling new vary of 21 Mannequin Yr automobiles, incorporating the very newest applied sciences.

Brautigam mentioned the corporate stays dedicated to its electrification technique and has a rising portfolio of electrified Jaguar and Land Rover automobiles, embracing absolutely electrical, plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and delicate hybrid (MHEV) automobiles, in addition to persevering with to supply the newest diesel and petrol engines, giving its clients much more alternative.

Following the numerous enlargement over the 12 months, electrified choices now prolong to 12 fashions throughout the Jaguar and Land Rover portfolios, with PHEV out there on Eight car strains and MHEV on 11, in addition to the all-electric Jaguar I-PACE.

With gross sales of latest electrified automobiles together with the Land Rover Discovery Sport and the Vary Rover Evoque PHEVs ramping up by way of the October to December quarter, a complete of 53% of the corporate’s retail gross sales for the three-month interval have been electrified. This included 6.1% all-electric, 5.5% PHEV and 41.4% MHEV.

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This brings the share of electrification to 43.3% of the corporate’s gross sales for 2020, with that determine poised for additional progress in 2021 and past.

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LASG will get court docket order to public sale 88 forfeited autos

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The Lagos State Environmental and Particular Offences Unit (Taskforce) has obtained a court docket order to public sale 88 autos forfeited to the state authorities by violators of site visitors guidelines.

The Chairman of the company, CSP Shola Jejeloye, disclosed this in a press release signed on Monday by the company’s Head, Public Affairs Unit, Mr Taofiq Adebayo.

Jejeloye mentioned that the public sale would maintain in keeping with COVID-19 protocols on Wednesday on the company’s automotive park behind Shoprite, Alausa, Ikeja.

“The 88 autos had been impounded by the enforcement crew of the company for driving in opposition to site visitors at totally different elements of the state.

“They had been all arraigned and the court docket ordered that they be forfeited, in keeping with Half (3) Merchandise (27) of the Lagos State Transport Sector Reformed Regulation of 2018.”

“I urge motorists, each non-public and industrial bus drivers to desist from driving in opposition to site visitors,” Jejeloye added.

He revealed that the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Hakeem Odumosu, has directed operatives of the company to proceed prosecuting site visitors offenders till sanity was restored on the roads.

“The penalty for driving in opposition to site visitors is outright forfeiture of such automobile to the federal government with none possibility of effective,” he mentioned.

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2023: Okorocha explains why he is championing a brand new political motion

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By Emmanuel Okogba

Former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, Monday, introduced plans to type a brand new political motion in Nigeria forward of the 2023 normal elections.

Vanguard stories that Okorocha who had earlier given the trace when he visited Governor Nyesom Wike to commission projects in Rivers State mentioned the plan is a solution to agitations and complaints throughout the nation concerning the present state of the nation.

Talking in Abuja, the Imo West Senatorial District consultant mentioned: “The motion for a brand new Nigeria has begun and we should come collectively, I imply progressive Nigerians to make the nation work”

Okorocha who can also be a founding member of the All Progressives Congress defined additional that the brand new group won’t be just like the APC which was hurriedly shaped to take energy from the PDP with out a lot emphasis on the character of these championing the course.

“The APC was a hurried association, it was hurriedly shaped to take energy when the then authorities was drifting. APC would have been higher till individuals who weren’t members of the occasion; individuals who got here for congratulatory message hijacked the occasion and have become Lords.

“The difficulty just isn’t about APC or PDP, it’s past political events, we’re speaking concerning the character of the politicians.

“Political events in Nigerian don’t have any ideology; it’s only a automobile to come back to energy. So what now we have just isn’t the best factor, now we have so many people who find themselves not thinking about working for the nation. Take for example if President Muhammadu Buhari had surrounded himself with good folks, the story won’t be the identical at the moment.”

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“We have now dangerous folks in APC, simply as now we have them in PDP and that was why I made the decision in Rivers State that the nice ones ought to come collectively to guide the folks”.

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