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|Politics / Re: Oyo,chinese Investors Conclude Arrangement On Manufacturing Of Buses,cars. by BlackBaron: 8:33am On Mar 08|
Geely of China with atrocious safety records?
Anyway still got a high level of respect that manage to continue manufacture/assemble goods in spite of the moribund state of electricity.
|Politics / Re: FG To Impose 2% "Copyright Levy" On Phones, Computers, Cameras, Printers Etc by BlackBaron: 8:15am On Mar 08|
Not sure if this is Nigeria's form of VAT or another form of multiple taxation?
Why not just increase VAT rather than a dodgy 'copyright levy'
Are TVs excluded also?
|Business / Re: Who Was The First Nigerian Millionaire? by BlackBaron: 4:22pm On Mar 07|
All good mate.
Least your point was made anyway in correcting revisionists and all who might have otherwise regaled us with their own versions of fairy tales to unsuspecting uniquisitive minds.
|Business / Re: Who Was The First Nigerian Millionaire? by BlackBaron: 4:01pm On Mar 07|
Hmmn...all this bickering for nowt.
The truth is there were prolly many more undocumented millionaires of yore we don't know about.
Ojukwu, Dangote and even Dantata may be considered recent as far as history and certainly not amongst the first if history was consulted.
My grand uncle (1920s) with money largely willed from my great grandfather was a bit wealthy and built an hotel that stands to this day, had trucks and traded during the colonial era.
Many many more like this...so all this struggle over whose tribe can claim the title of 'who was first' is futile.
|Business / Re: Who Was The First Nigerian Millionaire? by BlackBaron: 8:53am On Mar 07|
Dantata was the first widely acknowledged millionaire IMO. As far back as the caravan era with extensive interests all over w.Africa. So rich that his legacy continues to this day...
Infact if you're really keen on millionaires of yore, resources like 'Red book of West Africa' or the advance of African capital, The growth of Nigerian private enterprise' would help.
|Business / Re: Why Is Paypal Afraid Of Nigeria? by BlackBaron: 8:53pm On Mar 05|
Here you go...
1.) Weak judiciary/Prosecution of fraudsters.
2.) Fraud and money laundering hotspot
3.) Lack of detailed credit facilities/reports/scores.
4.) Non harmonised/verified billing addresses.
5.) Problem of identity verification. (Very easy to get fakes)
6.) Paypal's policy of reimbursement would be abused in the Nigerian market as per the weakness outlined in point 1.
|Business / Re: Nigerian Bank With The Best Domiciliary Account System? by BlackBaron: 1:56pm On Mar 04|
How about one that allows direct money transfer to and from international accounts?
With the cheapest charges that is...
|Webmasters / Re: Joomla FREE Training On Nairaland Live!!! by BlackBaron: 1:54pm On Mar 04|
ZinoFego: You can still update it to 3.x using Joomla Update under components.Well. I am using dreamhost, installed joomla through the 'one click install' and sadly no such options.
|Politics / Re: BREAKING: Nasarawa Deputy Governor dumps APC, to join PDP by BlackBaron: 8:02pm On Mar 03|
'Ghana must go' changing hands left and right.
The citizens are none the wiser...
|Webmasters / Re: Joomla FREE Training On Nairaland Live!!! by BlackBaron: 7:59pm On Mar 03|
^^Thanks for your help so far.
Unfortunately the latest update so far was 2.5.18 even under components.
I'm doing mine online and installed it through my web hosting dashboard. I'm still trying to expand my knowledge on this subject and may decide to build it offline instead as per the soon to be outdated 2.5 version.
|Fashion / Re: There is no shame in black beauty’ (Oscar Nominee Lupita Nyong'o Essence Speech) by BlackBaron: 7:52pm On Mar 03|
Dark skinned here and more inclined to dark skin ladies too. However in terms of dark beauties I prefer ladies like 'Tika Sumpter'.
But hey, least there is an influential person out there speaking on a relatively unspoken subject of darker skin colour in Hollywood and the world at large.
|Webmasters / Re: Joomla FREE Training On Nairaland Live!!! by BlackBaron: 4:22pm On Mar 03|
Cheers for that mate!
I've installed Joomla directly on my website through my hosting panel, however on installation, I got version 2.5 rather than the latest version 3.2.
If I do continue with version 2 would it likely affect compatibility, new features and whatnot?
|Webmasters / Re: Joomla FREE Training On Nairaland Live!!! by BlackBaron: 12:07am On Mar 01|
Need advice from the gurus here...
Wanting to build a website and so thus I've sorted out domain name and hosting.
I've come across Joomla and Drupal and just wondering how difficult/easy it'll take a novice to develop a website?
|Phones / Re: The Release Of Samsung Galaxy S5 [LIVE Thread] by BlackBaron: 8:49pm On Feb 24|
Xperia Z2 is the new android King.
Underwhelming from Samsung...
|Politics / Re: Sanusi Raised A False Alarm - Senate Committee by BlackBaron: 11:17pm On Feb 21|
An independent audit is the only way out...
Trying to pull a fast one in collaboration with our 'I don't give a damn' President and his cabal of looters.
|Politics / Re: Okonjo-Iweala Endorses Sanusi’s Removal, Says It Will Not Affect Economic Focus by BlackBaron: 8:56am On Feb 21|
NOI should remember her role in this current saga would be applied as a yardstick in her future appointments.
Rubber stamping an illegitimate act while turning a blind eye to another evil brewing at NNPC gives a mental picture of 'NOI fiddling whilst the country burns'.
There is life after a Ministerial Position after all...
|Politics / Re: Corrupt Nigerians Accuse Me Of Not Fighting Corruption -jonathan by BlackBaron: 2:43am On Feb 13|
A President tacitly admitting he knows the corrupt ones, but lacks the temerity to do nada against them?
Reads like a weakling, lackluster, third rate leader.
Uncle Joe (The Trojan horse) continues to oil the cogs of 'Schadenfreude' meted out by his cronies of unprincipled venal characters.
|Ethnic, Racial, Or Sectarian Politics / Re: My December Tour To Osun State On Official Assignment by BlackBaron: 8:08pm On Feb 10|
Those houses prolly built long ago just lack appeal. Hate those bungalows with majority having similar lazy architecture; front veranda and all.
Least I didn't see potholes though.
|Politics / Re: Campaign Poster Of Ex-governor Of Bayelsa, Alamiyieseigha For Senate 2015 by BlackBaron: 4:19pm On Feb 09|
'Who was he whom granted him pardon again?'
|Politics / Re: 20 Owners Of Richest Oil Blocks In Nigeria by BlackBaron: 4:08pm On Feb 09|
2+pages of obligatory huffing and puffing.
Haven't we seen this information before?
Come next time, it'll probably be same old X pages long tirade on the incredulous salary of Nigerian senators et al.
Anyway the oil belongs to the Incumbent's people. If they know what is good, they'll push to repossess their possessions by way of regionalism. (Not the current status quo where only those strong enough to fight only benefit from the oil largesse. - a la Dokubo and militants)
|Politics / Re: Nigeria Is The Future, SA Past - US (angers South Africans) by BlackBaron: 5:05pm On Feb 07|
Was always bound to be the biggest at some point anyway. Extensive oil exports, other industries coupled with large dynamic population. I just hope there's an aggressive blueprint for healthcare. No point jubilating as the continent's largest if the health sector can't even be ranked amongst the top 5.
Was speaking to a doctor and words can not describe...
|Family / Re: I Finally Have 24hrs Electricity In My Home by BlackBaron: 12:17pm On Feb 06|
But can it run an A.C...
|Car Talk / Re: Innoson Motors Plans N1 Million Car For Nigerian Market, Backs Jonathan Govt. by BlackBaron: 11:33am On Feb 04|
eaglechild:Seems you are confused. NHTSA = NCAP.
Camry 2013/14 has ★★★★★ on NHTSA/NCAP and instead failed 'small frontal test' with IIHS.
Now read here their definition of the test.
|Car Talk / Re: Innoson Motors Plans N1 Million Car For Nigerian Market, Backs Jonathan Govt. by BlackBaron: 9:19am On Feb 04|
Small overlap frontal test
To help drive further improvements in frontal crash protection, the Institute in 2012 introduced a small overlap frontal crash test. The test is designed to replicate what happens when the front corner of a vehicle collides with another vehicle or an object like a tree or utility pole.
You got a reading problem?
|Car Talk / Re: Innoson Motors Plans N1 Million Car For Nigerian Market, Backs Jonathan Govt. by BlackBaron: 9:41pm On Feb 03|
eaglechild:Read up on it and was just as you said a la 'newly introduced' tests to simulate frontal impacts with a pole. Interesting to note that since then, efforts were made to improve on this aspect.(which Toyota failed again)
Fast forward to 2014, only a handful of cars failed in this aspect of safety, signalling improvement. (Toyota still average)
|Car Talk / Re: Innoson Motors Plans N1 Million Car For Nigerian Market, Backs Jonathan Govt. by BlackBaron: 7:17pm On Feb 03|
nwanna89:Quite possibly true, I agree with you on that.
Hence why I hope they create a body that looks into this since we are going to be a manufacturing hub soon.
|Car Talk / Re: Innoson Motors Plans N1 Million Car For Nigerian Market, Backs Jonathan Govt. by BlackBaron: 3:43pm On Feb 03|
nwanna89:Only post what you're sure about. Rather than satisfy your own sentiment.
Kia has high ncap ratings. Post 2009 to date averaged 4.8 (4.778) stars.
Worst ever rating was for Kia Carnival [2003 -★★]
|Car Talk / Re: Innoson Motors Plans N1 Million Car For Nigerian Market, Backs Jonathan Govt. by BlackBaron: 11:20am On Feb 03|
Bulldog: i like your coy advertisement of probably a crap car. IVM is strong enough to withstand nigerian roads and nigerian's tendency to carry overloads. All those big red buses used by enugu city transport are made by innoson, those big fancy lorries owned by dangote usually parked in amansea if you are entering Anambra from enugu are his products. If it can survive 9ja roads then what? www.naijatechportal.info/2013/07/made-in-nigeria-vehicles-reality.html?m=1You dithered on my question and what was the purpose of your link?
According to you a vehicle's safety can be evaluated by how 'strong ' they look or seem. I am expecting people of your kind lack exposure and have probably never come across crash test values.
|Car Talk / Re: Innoson Motors Plans N1 Million Car For Nigerian Market, Backs Jonathan Govt. by BlackBaron: 10:11am On Feb 03|
All good for affordability but then would do well to present NCAP reports before rolling out to the masses and shun politically sensitive comments.
Not wanting to damage the brand's credibility but as we know most of his knock down parts are imported from China. At present, only one Chinese brand 'Qoros' has managed to score a full five star rating. Other brands like Geely are with 4 stars and some even less. (Reason why some Chinese brands are not yet sold in West despite affordability)
Now solve this equation, if Innoson's supplier is from China, what is the likelihood it is
a) from a company with credible certified ncap ratings.
b) from a company with below par crash test ratings.
Lest I get accused of bias. An example is a little known Chinese brand (Brilliance auto) currently in Nigeria. Her only offering on the Nigerian market; a saloon named 'Splendour M2' otherwise known as 'Brilliance Bs6' has so far managed to score average or below average ratings, yet they are being sold in Nigeria.
|Politics / Re: Picture Of A Dilapidated Police Station In Eupi Otukpo (David Mark's Hometown) by BlackBaron: 12:28am On Feb 03|
Looks like that 'only village kiosk' when in your hometown
|Car Talk / Re: Tata Nano, Hyundai I10 And Other Cars Fail Crash Test. by BlackBaron: 7:19pm On Feb 01|
Looks like the manufacturers were trying to pull a fast one with the 'in country' assembled cars.
Even more surprised the acclaimed Volkswagen Polo managed to score 0 out of 5. Until recently, most Chinese manufacturers performed woefully year on year at this test before cleaning up their acts.
Same reason why I've always advocated for NCAP/crash test reports from any potential car manufacturing/assembly plant before I'll have confidence to drive in one.
If you want to be 'cannon fodder' or a crash test dummy for contraptions such as this then be my guest.
|Politics / Re: Nigeria Should Embrace Alternative Energy Sources For Power Generation. by BlackBaron: 11:07am On Jan 31|
A Northern state embarked on a windmill project sometime ago. Installation of blades was the penultimate stage, Whatever happened to it...?
Over the years, we've had batches of clueless Governments & pseudo-technocrats talk solely about gas, hydro or coal and then fail miserably altogether at stage zero.
Germany produces about 25% from RE. Apparently in Nigeria, thinking outside the box is a concept they've never come across.
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