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LMS Set to Exhibit Exotic Cars, Classic, Vintage Cars and Motorcycles in Lagos

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Lagos Motor Show (LMS), in conjunction with Classic Cars Collector of Nigeria, ‘Work and Play’, a leading Motor Sport and recreation company, will be exhibiting car and a display of motor sports such as Vintage, Classic, Exitic Cars and Motor Sports at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Onikan Lagos from February 15-17, 2024.

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The Lagos Motor Show is a total exhibition of all kind of cars. Part of the goals of the Lagos Motor Show is to provide sponsors, individuals and corporate bodies with a simple but effective means through which to display their products and services to the public.

This is inclusive of but not limited to automotive enthusiasts, car owners, salesmen, auto-mechanics and fleet maintenance team, vendors and others who may be interested in automotive matters.

People looking to expand their corporate network or provide themselves with marketing within the automotive industry can register as sponsors. Individuals and corporate bodies who register as sponsors will receive a multitude of benefits in addition to exposure and networking within the automotive industry.

One of the organizers of the motor show, Engineer Gbenga Adebayo, raised hopes that the motor show would become the largest auto-industry supported motor show in Africa, that unites the automotive community and Auto Collectors by bringing together key industry players, motoring enthusiasts, and consumers shopping for a new ride.

In addition, several exhibitors will display automotive products, services, lifestyle, outdoor, and customised vehicle offerings to service the need of visitors.

Adebayo promised that the motor show would deliver exhilarating experience and platforms for exhibitors, channels and visitors, including the opportunity to drive or be driven in both latest models, including Electric Vehicles (EVs), Antiques and commercial vehicles around the square.

The opportunity of a test-ride and opportunity to sight, feel and see ‘ are core to the Show’s success as they provide a unique way for the consumer to see, touch and feel various and favourite brands on one platform,” Adebayo said.

The event will have in attendance, motor companies, car collectors, transport operators and logistics companies. Decision makers, motor enthusiasts, banks, insurance companies, small scale auto-entrepreneurs, representatives of foreign trade missions and multinational companies, will also attend the event.

The event will feature the future of automobiles.

Future energy efficient cars such as Electric Vehicles and Gas powered low emission eco-friendly vehicles, will also be at the exhibition.

The Show will offer an opportunity to interact with haulage, logistics, car hire companies, passenger transporters, financial institutions, Insurance, loans companies and other potential buyers and decision makers.

The event will offer face-to-face, marketing opportunities and will help increase sales, with further opportunity to network with existing and future customers. It will offer significant brand visibility for all.

The Lagos Motor Show is the dream of a group of car lovers, motor sports enthusiasts whose goal is to bring to the Nigerian motoring community, an auto show annually that would mirror Auto shows such as the annual Chicago Motor Show, Munich Auto show, Middle east, Europe etc.

Exhibitors that have indicated their interests to partner the Lagos Motor Show, include: CFAO TOYOTA, BRASS MOTORS AND MARINE SERVICES, JETRON BY ELIZADE Motors, VOLVO, L-SOLUTIONS among others, while supports are offered by SEVEN UP BOTTLING COMPANY, TASTIES FRIED CHICKEN, NIGERIA BREWERIES, THE LIGHTHOUSE, THE NICOLA AND CO, Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC), Airtel, Acess Bank, Zenith Bank, MUDI Africa, with after sales support from THE PHINX FLEET, and Coscharis Group, among others.

According to Gbenga Adebayo, “We are very excited to bring to Lagos, now and on an annual basis, an event that will host all the major stakeholders in Automobiles, both New, Antique Car and Cars of the future. We are grateful to everyone and we assure the public of a never to be forgotten experience.”


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Under my Watch, NBC will Follow Due Process- New DG

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Charles Ebuebu, new director general, National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), has promised to follow due process in the regulation of broadcast stations in the country.

Under my Watch, NBC will Follow Due Process- New DG

The new NBC boss made this known in an exclusive interview with Channels Television on Monday after a meeting with Dr John Momoh, chairman, Channels Media Group.

Ebuebu, who replaced Balarabe Illelah as director-general of NBC last October following his appointment by President Bola Tinubu, promised to end any arbitrary sanction on media stations in the country while not sparing consistent wrongs by defaulters.

He said the NBC Code will be reviewed to facilitate an enabling industry that allows operators thrive.

Ebuebu said, “There are two sides to a coin: one one hand, there is a perception that the NBC has been overreaching in the applications of sanctions. It’s been said that we did not follow due process and all of that.

“Basically, the takeaway for me is that, it has been an arbitrary process. Now, part of my training as a lawyer is the fact that we will definietly put together a transparent process. I don’t want to particular details. It’s still in process but I can assure you (that) there is going to be a change in that perception, it’s going to be transparent so much so people will be allowed to speak, they will be allowed to defend themselves.

“The issues will be analysed based on the code. We are going to have a code review where all inputs will be taken in and that will address that perception.

“Now, on the other side of it, it’s sort of strange to have a policeman who cannot issue a fine. of course, the case is in court and I can talk about its legality or otherwise.”


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How New UK Funding for Tech Entrepreneurs will Boost Livelihoods in Developing Countries

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Andrew Mitchell, UK’s Development Minister has announced new UK funding for innovative mobile phone technology will help change lives in developing countries around the world.

He noted that harnessing AI technology to provide real-time agricultural advice to farmers in Nigeria and pay-as-you-go solar powered fridges are just some of the ways UK-funded mobile technology is improving livelihoods globally.

At a speech at Mobile World Congress last week, Minister Mitchell announced the UK is providing £37.3 million of new support for the Mobile for Development Programme, to help more people access mobile and digital technologies to find new opportunities and boost their livelihoods.

The programme, which the UK funds in partnership with UK-based mobile industry association GSMA and the private sector, has already benefitted more than 94 million people and focuses on women and girls, climate change mitigation, adaptation and resilience and scaling up innovative solutions.

Minister for Development and Africa, Andrew Mitchell said: “Mobile technology has the potential to revolutionise the lives of the poor by helping tackle the effects of climate change, creating jobs and boosting opportunities for women.

“The Mobile for Development programme has already benefitted more than 100 million people, and the UK’s new announcement aims to up the ambition, reaching 110 million additional people, including 60 million women.

“Together the worlds of development and mobile tech giants can be a powerful force to unlock opportunities and prosperity and meet the UN Global Goals.”

UK funding has previously helped scale up a digital hub in Pakistan, BaKhabar Kissan (BKK), which provides accurate weather forecasting data to farmers to help them make critical farming decisions such as the timing of seed sowing, irrigation, and fertilisation. With the help of this programme, BKK has almost doubled users from 6.6 million to 12.4 million.

Another innovative business, Ensibuuko, is providing digital skills training to help community saving groups in rural Uganda keep up with the latest digital products and services where previously they relied on paper record-keeping. Since gaining funding, Ensibuuko has benefited over 236,000 members of rural savings groups, 60% of whom are women, providing them with digital skills training.

John Giusti, President of the GSMA Mobile for Development Foundation, said:”For more than a decade, the FCDO and the GSMA Mobile for Development Foundation have worked closely in partnership to drive socio-economic and climate impact for the most underserved populations through digital innovation, and to date our partnership has improved the lives of more than 127 million people.

“Today’s renewal of our partnership will further amplify our joint impact by leveraging the power of digital and emerging technologies to support innovation, improve access to opportunities for women, and tackle the effects of climate change for the most vulnerable.”

With the increase in climate crises around the world, the need for new solutions to help vulnerable countries adapt is growing and mobile technology can make a big difference to people’s lives.

At Mobile World Congress, GSMA also announced the grantees for its Climate Resilience and Adaptation Fund which is funded by the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. This fund is designed to test and scale up new technology to combat the effects of climate change in countries throughout Africa and Asia.

Some of the projects being funded include one using AI-powered satellite imagery to help smallholder farmers increase their yields and another to reduce food waste via an online grocery platform.


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Omniverse Summit 2024: Climate Action Africa Reiterates Commitment to Climate Innovation Agenda

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Climate Action Africa (CAA), a leading social enterprise focused on environmental sustainability, reaffirmed its commitment to fostering an inclusive climate action ecosystem at the ongoing Omniverse Summit 2024.

Alice Eze, Chief Operating Officer of Climate Action Africa and Olatubosun Alake and Commissioner, Innovation, Science and Technology, Lagos State at the Omniverse Summit 2024 that held in Lagos, Nigeria.

Co-founded by Innovation Support Network (ISN Hubs) with support from GIZ/Digital Transformation Center Nigeria (GIZ/DTC Nigeria), the Omniverse serves as a meeting point for diverse stakeholders across sectors, including development partners, public entities, regulatory agencies, academia, startups, finance professionals, media, and the creative industries.

As a key participant at the four-day event, Climate Action Africa has reaffirmed its commitment to being at the forefront of driving climate innovation for a sustainable future. The organization emphasized the need to integrate environmental sustainability models, technology, and community-driven innovation to address climate change challenges.

Emphasizing the pivotal role of innovation in identifying and scaling solutions to address the imminent climate crisis in Nigeria and Africa as a whole, Alice Eze, Chief Operating Officer of Climate Action Africa, said: “Our participation at The Omniverse Summit 2024 reflects our conviction that fostering innovation is crucial in discovering and amplifying solutions to address the imminent climate crisis, not only in Africa but also globally.”

Climate Action Africa’s participation includes thought-provoking discussions on offering climate-resilient solutions, engaging exhibitions, active involvement in deal room discussions, and cultivating strategic partnerships towards the upcoming Climate Action Africa Forum 2024, among others.

Climate Action Africa remains dedicated to engaging with critical stakeholders and advocating for a multi-stakeholder approach to addressing climate change challenges. The organization’s presence at The Omniverse Summit 2024 reflects its commitment to this collaborative approach, which is essential for knowledge exchange and shared solutions to navigate the complex climate challenges facing the African continent and its communities.

L-R: Alice Eze, Chief Operating Officer of Climate Action Africa and Olatubosun Alake, Commissioner, Innovation, Science and Technology, Lagos State at the Omniverse Summit 2024 that was held in Lagos, Nigeria.

 

 


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