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Education / Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by Cargist44: 11:14am On Jan 25
benergy:
I finally got feedback from british council concerning my remark request for my IELTS academic writing test. My score increased from band 6 to 7. The Nigerian accessors at IELTS british council need to do better. My EOR was needlessly delayed for almost a month and released on the 4th of January, since 7th December, 2022, even after multiple emails and phone calls complaining about the delay. The sad part is that the attached letter from the feedback was backdated to 16th December, 2022. Making it seem like they remarked my tests and sent me the letter on 16th December, 2022. Now I have missed several priority schools application deadlines, due to their lacklustre attitude.


Hi benergy,

Please can you tell me the contact details you used to reach out to British Council, whether email or phone number? I wrote on November 24th and since then till now being 25th January,I haven't received my physical result.

It's been two months since I wrote and my centre was Port Harcourt.

Thanks
Education / Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by Cargist44: 4:38pm On Oct 24, 2022
drered:


You’ll get a verification email close to your test date. I got mine like 2 days before my test date. Ensure you upload your international passport and prep.

Ok.Thanks
Education / Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by Cargist44: 7:53pm On Oct 22, 2022
Cargist44:
Hello everyone.

I need some help, please.
I paid for the exam online on 19th,is Wednesday and I got an email acknowledging the successful payment.I was also given a reference number

Part of the content of the email says,

"What we need you to do next:
Please ensure you upload your ID if this is required by your test centre.
Legal notice:
Please note no legally binding agreement to take an IELTS test has been concluded between you and us at this stage. In order for a legally binding contract to be concluded between you and us we need to successfully receive and process the relevant payments and relevant documentation and information on the application. Once we have successfully received this information and payment from you we will process the application and we will send you a confirmation email confirming that you/your child can sit the test and a legally binding contract has been concluded.".

My question is this,do I need to wait for another email to confirm my payment or what?

They also sent me another email to enable me access free IELTS materials for preparation.

When I logged into my account on the portal,I saw that my status says"Booked and awaiting approval". I don't even know what this means.

Can anyone help explain the next step from here?
Thanks.

drered, please can you help me out on this?
Education / Re: IELTS: Share Your Experience, Ask Your Questions, Tell Us Your Score If You Can. by Cargist44: 7:22pm On Oct 21, 2022
Hello everyone.

I need some help, please.
I paid for the exam online on 19th,is Wednesday and I got an email acknowledging the successful payment.I was also given a reference number

Part of the content of the email says,

"What we need you to do next:
Please ensure you upload your ID if this is required by your test centre.
Legal notice:
Please note no legally binding agreement to take an IELTS test has been concluded between you and us at this stage. In order for a legally binding contract to be concluded between you and us we need to successfully receive and process the relevant payments and relevant documentation and information on the application. Once we have successfully received this information and payment from you we will process the application and we will send you a confirmation email confirming that you/your child can sit the test and a legally binding contract has been concluded.".

My question is this,do I need to wait for another email to confirm my payment or what?

They also sent me another email to enable me access free IELTS materials for preparation.

When I logged into my account on the portal,I saw that my status says"Booked and awaiting approval". I don't even know what this means.

Can anyone help explain the next step from here?
Thanks.
Religion / Re: You Want To Be Consistent In Prayer And Reading The Bible? by Cargist44: 5:37pm On Jan 18, 2022
Hiswordxray:
"I do a lot of fasting and I spent 4 hours daily in prayer, that is why I move in the power of God and the supernatural".

This statement sounds like works, and it defiles the law of grace. But check out this other statement.


"I am in love with God, and I am so drawn to him. I find pleasure in beholding his beautiful face and soaking in the sweetness of his presence. He is my delight, I just get so excited about him that I can't stop thinking of him. Anyway, while I am so caught up enjoying him I realize the supernatural began to manifest in my life so mightily. God is so gracious, I don't know what I did to deserve the honour of manifesting his power".

There are two ways to move in the supernatural. One is works, and it is very difficult. Not very many people can bear it. Another way is rest. You simply learn to love God so deeply and enjoy him. And while you are enjoying him and caught up in the pleasure of him you burst into the supernatural. This way is even more powerful than that of works, and any Christian can do it. This is what we teach our students in the School Of Oneness.

It is the effortlessly way into the manifestation of the glory and the fullness of God.

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Religion / Re: Tony Nwulu Gifts Lexus SUV To Prophetess Mummy Apo (Photos) by Cargist44: 10:25am On Mar 19, 2021
Finest mummy Apo with a good heart
Romance / Re: Auto Aid For Sex Pix? Facebook Helper Agrees To Aid Woman With Broken Car,for Nu by Cargist44: 10:58am On Jan 13, 2021
Yet they belong to stingy men association ( SMAN) undecided undecided undecided
Religion / Re: Growing In The Prophetic As A Normal Christian by Cargist44: 8:03am On Jan 04, 2021
Following...
Car Talk / Re: Parking Revenges: These Terrible Drivers Got What They Deserved by Cargist44: 7:55am On Dec 27, 2020
Funny treatment metted out to wrong Parker's.


Many car owners definitely need to attend the school of parking to learn how to park
Foreign Affairs / Re: Trump Indirectly Concedes Defeat, Ask Officials To Cooperate With Bidden's Team by Cargist44: 8:46am On Nov 24, 2020
Wahala for people who dey answer Trump undecided
Romance / Re: They Said Our Land Cannot Produce Onion, Is A Lie From The Pit Of Hell" by Cargist44: 6:47pm On Nov 10, 2020
Can you tell us how she went about with the planting and the nuture?

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Investment / Re: Us Stocks Pick Alert by Cargist44: 4:55pm On Jul 27, 2020
About to go into stock trading... following the conversations here.

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Car Talk / Re: What Are You Scared Of When Buying A Car? by Cargist44: 8:03am On Jun 23, 2020
I have cars for sale.Affordable and clean.

1.2008 Tokunbo Toyota Camry,duty fully paid.
Location: Owerri

2.Registered 2008 Honda CR-V with first body
Location: Owerri

3.Registered 2007 Toyota Camry in good shape
Location:Owerri

4.Registered 2008 Lexus ES350 in perfect condition
Location: Umuahia

DM me
Car Talk / Re: What Are You Scared Of When Buying A Car? by Cargist44: 4:18pm On Jun 04, 2020
Born2conquer:
I had a fear of what people will say and the fear of me riding an expensive car because i am scared of village people making me their targets.

I was scared of how people would be billing me,

I was scared of robbers attacking me

I was scared of me hitting someone or having an accident with the car.

A lot of FEARS!

Well! We only DIE ONCE!

I overlooked the fear and finally got myself a CAR and it landed on Monday, it is kinda a one in my area and the car is kinda flashy even on the street of ogun state.

I’ve been scared to drive it out because of thr attention i will receive from people and especially the police force.

I would be stopped down and questions would keep coming in.

I merey enter my car daily to enjoy the ac and clean it


Thought you said you overlooked the fear.So how come you're scared of cruising around with it, instead of only hopping in to enjoy the AC?
Car Talk / Re: Toyota Vs Honda: Battle Of The Brands And Their Models by Cargist44: 6:05pm On May 22, 2020
No team Toyota? undecided
Car Talk / Toyota Vs Honda: Battle Of The Brands And Their Models by Cargist44: 10:42am On May 21, 2020
Toyota and Honda have a long history as the highest quality car makers in the world. Being two separate Japanese automotive companies, the vehicles that have been featured in their product line ups have gained global acceptance from car lovers looking for quality and reliability amongst other things in an automobile.

Toyota has been around for a while. Established in 1937, the brand is the world's largest car company with over 10 million cars sold annually. The automaker has a full line of cars, SUVs, trucks, and minivans under its belt with each adaptive to their target market.

Honda, on its own part, came into the car scene in 1948. The company is a multinational producer of automobiles, motorcycles, and aircraft. Honda is the sixth largest automaker, selling 4.5 million cars annually.

Over the years, we’ve seen the rivalry that exists between these two brands as both are strong contenders in the automotive industry. For every model Toyota produces, Honda seems to have a direct response to it, if not all. This is something a lot of folks aren't even aware of.

Now, if you're going to ask if Honda is directly targeting Toyota's top spot; we don't have an answer for that. What we know is that rivalry is prevalent in every industry out there.

Having said that, this article will be highlighting the models that are battling each other from Toyota and Honda camps.

Let's see them.

Toyota vs Honda: Battle of the Brands and their Models

1.Toyota Corolla vs Honda Civic

For the past decades, the Civic model has battled the Corolla model for supremacy in the compact car segment. However, the crowd seems to tilt towards Toyota Corolla making it the most sought after model in that segment.
Toyota introduced the Corolla in 1974. The model is in its 12th generation at present and has sold 47 million units worldwide.

The Honda Civic was ahead of the Corolla as it was introduced in 1972. This Civic has gotten a spot for itself in the Nigerian automotive industry as an adventurous car. The Civic model is currently in its 10th generation and has sold out 16.5 million units in the global market.

2.Toyota Camry vs Honda Accord

The Toyota Camry is slugging it out with the formidable Honda Accord as a mid-size sedan. We’re sure shoppers desirous of a spacious car with an impressive specification for efficiency will find it difficult to select among the models. Both models have enjoyed patronage from car buyers. And not forgetting to mention that the Camry and Honda model has hilarious nicknames given to them here in the country.

The Honda Accord is in its 11th generation, having being launched in 1976.

Toyota launched its Camry in 1983, serving as a replacement for the Corona model. And now, the model is in its eighth generation.

3.Toyota Highlander vs Honda Pilot

Nigerians love Sports Utility Vehicle (SUVs) because of its imposing unibody, functionality, and ruggedness. A perfect fit for Nigerian roads. The Highlander and Pilot models are one of the best 3-row family SUVs you can find in the auto market. However, the Toyota Highlander is a favorite of car shoppers. Well, you can say Nigerians have a thing for Toyota products than other brands out there.

Toyota introduced its Highlander model in 2000. From then till present, the model has gone through four generations.

The Pilot was launched in 2002 to compete with the Highlander in the SUV segment. The model is in its third generation presently and happens to be the largest SUV produced by Honda.

4.Toyota RAV4 vs Honda CR-V

Drivers always choose crossovers for a number of reasons. They are stylish, offers ample room and an adventurous ride.

Toyota produced the RAV4 in 1994 as a compact crossover SUV, to meet the needs of customers looking for increased cargo room, versatility and maneuverability of a compact car. Launched in 1994, the RAV4 is one of Toyota's oldest model. The crossover SUV is in its fifth generation.

The Honda CR-V shared the same platform with the Civic, though built as a crossover SUV in 1995. That's a year after Toyota rolled out its Rav4. The CR-V is in its fifth generation and has evolved to become one of the most sought after crossovers in the market.

5.Toyota Yaris vs Honda City

The Yaris and City models from the two automotive giants were built as supermini/subcompact cars to cater to a global audience. Car enthusiasts looking for an affordable mini size ride wouldn't mind making a choice between both models.

Toyota Yaris, which was introduced in 1999, has been debuted under different nameplates in various auto markets across the globe. It was released as Toyota Vitz to the Asian market and took up the name Toyota Echo in Australia. The model arrived in Europe as the Toyota Yaris. The automaker finally discontinued the other names and settled for Yaris worldwide in 2019. The Toyota Yaris is currently in its fourth generation.

The Honda City came on board in 1981. And from then till now, it has gone through seven generations. The City was built on Honda's Global Small Car platform. The seventh generation Honda City was produced under the compact segment. However, it still competes with other subcompact cars.

6.Toyota Sienna vs Honda Odyssey

Minivans are the top choices of people with large families and also transport service providers in Nigeria. Its roominess, comfort, and class is the minivan's selling point.

Toyota introduced the Sienna model in 1997 as a family-friendly minivan. Its 2020 model is under the fourth generation. Though the Sienna is based on an old platform when compared with the Odyssey, the Toyota nameplate makes it stand out.

The Odyssey was launched in 1994 as the first minivan from Honda's product line up. The model shared the same platform with the Accord model on its first introduction. Presently, the Honda Odyssey is in its fifth generation.

Wrapping it up

The battle for supremacy between the Toyota and Honda brand has been going on for more than 20 years and it's not about to stop anytime soon. So, whichever camp you're leaning towards, know that both brands are unarguably producers of classy, reliable, and durable cars.

So there you have them!

Did we skip any model from both brands? Do let us know in the comment section.


Source-https://ikokuonline.com/index.php/blog/2020/05/01/toyota-vs-honda-battle-of-the-brands-and-their-models/

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Health / Re: Two More Cases Of Coronavirus In Lagos - A Chinese Man And Another Suspected by Cargist44: 5:05pm On Mar 03, 2020
frankmoney:
Who else noticed that after the Coronavirus outbreak all the Hong Kong protesters that have been protesting for months have disappeared .


Na who wan die in the name of protest?
Car Talk / Toyota Prius Falls Into Sinkhole Following Storm Ciara by Cargist44: 8:44am On Feb 12, 2020
A car fell into a huge sinkhole in Essex, England following Storm Ciara, which erupted in Europe earlier in the last week.


Six homes on Hatch Road, Brentwood, where the car fell into the sinkhole, were evacuated after the Toyota Prius became stuck in the sinkhole in the early hours of Monday morning.

The fire service called to the scene said they received reports of a sewer partly collapsing but they're unaware of the cause of the sinkhole.
Naijauto.com gathered the fire crews worked at the scene for two hours.

A resident living next to the scene, Gordon Humphrey, narrated that his wife heard a loud noise, then came out and saw the trapped car.

He said,

"You could hear the water bubbling, see the tail lights and there was a smell of gas.
The car was trapped inside the sinkhole"

Reports are yet to confirm if the car was in motion when the incident happened or whether someone was inside.

A spokesperson for Anglian Water said,

"We are working with other utilities [water and gas] plus the local police to assess if any of our pipes have been damaged."

Another resident, Mr. Humphrey stated he saw someone sitting in front of the car "trying to find something”, with the water almost at the level of the seats and believes he wasn't the driver.

Stephanie Lloyd, a nearby resident told local news she was woken up around 2;00 GMT by flashlights from emergency vehicles.

She said,

"at first, all we could see was the back of that car so it look like it had been cut in half before being told by a firefighter it was a sinkhole."

Source:https://naijauto.com/market-news/toyota-prius-falls-in-sinkhole-following-storm-ciara-6088

Car Talk / Florida Man Buys Walmart Store To Show Off His 225 Strong Car Collection by Cargist44: 5:33pm On Feb 07, 2020
It's not just a dream museum for enthusiasts of vintage cars but the thing is all those cars are in good condition as well.
A Florida man has bought a grocery store to house and show off his 225 unique car collection and guess what? That's a Walmart! You might not believe but among the cars on the list appears a 1930 car that is still in very good condition!

Rick Treworgy, from Punta Gorda Florida USA, owns Muscle Car city (Formerly Walmart) where he kept the numerous cars he has been collecting his entire life.

It's not just a dream museum for enthusiasts of vintage cars but the thing is all those cars are in good condition as well.
A Florida man has bought a grocery store to house and show off his 225 unique car collection and guess what? That's a Walmart! You might not believe but among the cars on the list appears a 1930 car that is still in very good condition!

Rick Treworgy, from Punta Gorda Florida USA, owns Muscle Car city (Formerly Walmart) where he kept the numerous cars he has been collecting his entire life.

Naijauto.com learned his love for collecting cars began way back in 1973. Inside the Walmart turned car garage, there are several Corvettes of the model years between 1954 and 1975 all lined up in a row. Aside from that, Treworgy has other rows filled up with GTOs, big-body Impalas and Restomod car's.

What's even more impressive about his collection is that the 225 cars are all in good mechanical condition and can be driven as if they're just coming out from the assembly plant.

Treworgy said,



If you want to use these cars, they're usable. They're not just museum pieces. They're all kept in good, mechanical condition.

Previously, the cars were housed in a 40,000 square feet facility and they weren't properly stored. But now, he has a place where he can comfortably safeguard his precious collection and has converted it to a museum where folks who love American muscle rides can come to appreciate. He also encouraged parents to bring their young children along while coming so that they can get to see how cars looked like in the good old days, instead of the supercars that have taken over the automobile world

source: https://naijauto.com/market-news/florida-man-buys-walmart-store-to-show-his-225-car-collection-6046

Crime / Professional Thief Crushed To Death While Stealing Catalytic Converter by Cargist44: 3:26pm On Jan 31, 2020
A robber was crushed to death by a car while trying to steal its catalytic converter in the middle of the night.

Gary Gray, a mechanic in London, has gone under a Vauxhall Astra car after holding it up with a car jack. But the jack came loose and the car forcefully came down, suffocating him, and leaving him with no chance of survival.

The assistant manager of JB Autos, the repair garage Gary Gray (name of the intruder) went to steal from, arrived at work the following morning and was appalled to see a man's legs poking out underneath a car parked at the company's compound located at Marshgate Industrial Estate.

Gray has his hands covered in oil and dirt, while his torch was left on. Also in the scene, a cutting tool was still stuck in the car's exhaust and a bag was seen filled with spanners, a watch, a bottle of methadone and cooking foil.

An employee, Vilfredo Fernandes, said the compound was empty when he locked up for the day.

In his written statement, Fernandes narrated,

''I’ve worked there for four years and part of my day-to-day work is opening and closing the premises. I finished work on the 14th at the usual time, around 6pm. Prior to finishing, I locked up the compounds, making sure that there were no customers around.

The next day, I arrived around 8am and I could see a pair of legs on the floor sticking out from under a car which had a black car-jack near the front wheel.

I called my boss, told him what happened, and he told me to call an ambulance.''

Paramedics who were called to the scene pronounced Gray dead on the spot. The police stated that he was trying to steal the car's catalytic converter which is thought to be worth £60 (N28,000) when resold.

A catalytic converter is a pollution device that's built under a car. Naijauto reports that thieves go after them because it has a precious metal (platinum) inside it which is sold to scrap yards for some cash.


The manager of the repair garage, James Brown told local media this was not the sole theft that the garage had ever had to face:

''There is a six-to-eight feet-high fence around each compound and I keep scrap cars for spare parts inside the second.

Over the years I have had a number of thefts, so I keep the vehicles unlocked to stop people damaging them and smashing the windows before they realise there’s nothing valuable inside them.

The vehicles are left in gear with the handbrake off to stop the brakes seizing''

From his statement, one could see why the car moved while Gray was under it.

The police officer, Sgt Scott Anger, investigating Gray's death said,

''He was in the process of stealing a catalytic converter but his chest had been compressed. He had gained entry illegally overnight.

This was not an industrial accident and was filed as a non-suspicious sudden death.

The car jack had been dislodged. He had placed a wooden panel under him to prevent him lying on the cold ground. This raised his body closer to the car, which was left in neutral and would have rolled off the car jack because it was not secure.''

The pathologist who examined his corpse said Gray had no noticeable external injuries, agreeing on the same cause announced by the police. In the pathologist's investigation, it disclosed Gary's left rib was fractured from the incident.

source:https://naijauto.com/market-news/thief-crushed-to-death-while-stealing-catalytic-converter-6002

Sports / See Tottenham Midfielder, Son Heung-min's Car Collections Worth ₦708 M by Cargist44: 8:31am On Jan 29, 2020
South Korean football sensation, Son Heung-Min isn't one of those footballers who you would say spends a load of cash on acquiring the most exclusive cars in the world. He would rather have his boots do the talking.

But this hasn't stopped the Tottenham midfielder from splashing his £110,000(₦52 m) a week salary on some high-end supercars worth £1.5 million (₦708 m).

Naijauto has compiled a list of amazing supercars owned by Son.

Let’s quickly check them out.

1. Ferrari LaFerrari

Sitting in his North London garage is a rare Ferrari LaFerrari which was produced in just 499 units. And Son drives one of them.

He left his red Ferrari for a black one when Spurs told him he couldn't drive the color of their rival, Arsenal.

The Ferrari is worth £1,150,000(₦542 m)


2. Maserati Levante

The South Korean football star is a proud owner of a Maserati Levante which is sold at £60,000(₦28m).

And know what?

Due to his popularity in his country, the Maserati was presented to him as a gift by the Italian manufacturer.


3. Audi R8 Coupe

Son was sighted in 2014, getting inside his white Audi R8 Coupe with his ex-girlfriend Minah.

The basic price of this model is £112,520(₦53m). The R8 Coupe is powered by a 5.2L V10 engine that can Sprint 0-60 mph in just 3.2 seconds.

The R8 Coupe is one of the Midfielder's exotic rides

4. Bentley Continental GT

Son spent £160,000(₦75m) to acquire this supercar. It came with a 6L twin-turbocharged W12 engine and runs 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds.


5. Range Rover

Football fans know owning a Range Rover is a tradition among premier league footballers. Son isn't an exception as he has one to his name.

He customized his Range Rover using a classy matte black finish. The Evoque ride has a starting price of £31,000(₦15m) with the modifications Son did, bet his own will cost extra.

Source:https://naijauto.com/market-news/tottenham-midfielder-son-heung-mins-car-collections-worth-708-m-5975

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Romance / Auto Aid For Sex Pix? Facebook Helper Agrees To Aid Woman With Broken Car,for Nu by Cargist44: 7:41am On Jan 27, 2020
A woman got more than she bargained for when she took to Facebook to seek help after her car broke down. It turned out a 'good Samaritan' on Facebook agreed to help but on one condition: that she sends him a picture of her in bra in exchange for his good deed.

Bethany Pywell and her friend were about driving out of a retail park in King's Lynn Norfolk in England on Friday night when her car wouldn't start. The two women sought for a means to get out of the situation by asking passersby for help as it was already 9.pm, and they needed to get back home to their children.

Bethany, 25, turned to Facebook for help and was relieved when one of her male friends there offered to assist her.

But her conversation with the man took to a ludicrous turn when he demanded a picture of Bethany in her bra as repayment for the favor.

The man, known only as Luke, asked her where she was and added,

"What's in it for me Bleep?"

Bethany who was shocked by the message replied,

"Seriously dude, we’ve both got kids we wanna get home to and we're freezing! Please just help us out."

In response, Luke said,

"Yeah I will but send me a pic of you in your bra and I can be there in 5 mins."

In a bid to make him come down to help them, the mother of one said she'll send it when she gets home. But Luke would have none of that rather he asked for the picture three more times.

Bethany had her self-respect to maintain and didn't take him up on his offer.

She sent Luke a photo of her muddy shoe and wrote,

"Here's your dirty pix.Axx hole!"

Naijauto gathered Bethany and her friend was later rescued by a friend who helped them to jump-start the car and they got home before 10.pm.


While narrating the incident, Bethany said,
It's absolutely shocking because when you're in that situation you don't expect someone to take advantage of you like that.

"I couldn't believe what I was reading. I wanted him to see sense that he can't get away with doing that, but he obviously didn't."

She later deleted Luke from her list and blocked him too.

Let's be honest, would you have succumbed if you were this lady?

Source: https://naijauto.com/market-news/auto-aid-for-sex-pix-facebook-helper-to-aid-woman-with-broken-down-car-if-she-sends-topless-pix-5967

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Car Talk / Car Thieves Use Wireless Technology To Steal BMW Car by Cargist44: 12:40pm On Jan 22, 2020
A car was stolen in the UK by thieves who used a wireless signal emitting from the key fob to gain access to it.


The car, a grey BMW 640D Sport, was stolen from where it was parked outside the house, on Newton Road, Cloughoge, in the early hours of Thursday.

Naijauto learned the car robbers didn't break into the car, nor stole the keys where the owner had kept it inside the house.

The police detective investigating the robbery, Constable Middleton said,

"With advances in technology, thieves are now able to gain access to your car by redirecting the wireless signal from your key fob.
Owners should take the same precautions they do with home security.
Make use of your garage, if you have one; or use physical car locks such as steering column locks and chains"


With the advance in technology, automakers are now installing high-tech features to make cars more accessible. Car thieves are also stepping up their game. They now use sophisticated instruments & techniques to gain access to modern cars. The keyless entry system has now become a gateway for car robbers.


These thieves use a wireless transmitter and bring it closer to a house or even the handbag of a car owner whose car is being targeted. Once closer, they are able to capture the signal emitted from the key fob and relay it to the vehicle.

We can't be sure to say car robbers in Nigeria have not also gone advanced.

However, if you use the keyless fob to access your car, you can avoid this situation by storing your keys in a secure location.

Experts recommend keeping it in a metal pouch or tin foil to block any signal. Also, keep the key out of the car's range.

If possible, get a garage and install a CCTV.

These measures can reduce the chances of your car getting stolen overnight.

Source: https://naijauto.com/market-news/thieves-wireless-technology-to-steal-bmw-car-5940

Car Talk / Jaguar Land Rover Develops "Walking Simulator' Seats To Make Motorists Healthier by Cargist44: 8:37am On Jan 21, 2020
Spending long hours of a journey while sitting down in a vehicle can cause pains. Medical experts even said that dormancy can increase the risk of one having diabetes, cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure.

Jaguar Land Rover has found a way to ease off the negative effects of sitting down in a car for too long by introducing a shape-shifting seat (also called morphable technology) which tricks drivers and passengers into thinking they are walking when in reality, they're sitting down in the car.


The UK automaker fitted the foam of the high-tech seat with actuators to make it constantly be in motion.

As gathered by Naijauto , each seat can be adjusted to suit an individual's needs and body type.

Chief Medical Officer of JLR, Dr. Steve Iley, stated that the rationale for the morphable seat is 1.4 billion people across the globe who spend more time sitting down than walking around and this can cause muscle shortening in the hips, legs, and gluteals, which will, in turn, lead to back pain.


He said,

"We are using our engineering expertise to develop the seat of the future using innovative technologies not seen before in the automotive industry to help tackle an issue that affects people across the globe."


The seat which is still being tested is said to mimic walking rhythm, called pelvic oscillation and can reduce the health risk associated with sitting in a car for too long.

This isn't the first project rolled out by Jaguar Land Rover to make customers safer and healthier. A feature that stops the spread of flu and cold through the use of ultraviolet light is one such.

Source: https://naijauto.com/market-news/jaguar-land-rover-walking-simulator-seats-make-motorists-healthier-5930

Car Talk / Oncoming Car Driver Throws Egg, Blinding Motocyclist In One Eye by Cargist44: 10:01am On Jan 15, 2020
Motorists should be careful of what they throw at people while driving on the road.

A motorcyclist in Leicestershire UK has been blinded in one eye after a driver in an oncoming car threw an egg at his face.

The 31-year-old bike rider was traveling along Newton lane, in Winston around 11.15 pm last Friday when the incident happened.
Leicestershire police said the motorcyclist's helmet visor was up when the egg came hitting him on his face.

Naijauto gathered he was taken from the scene to the hospital where emergency surgery was carried out but the surgeons couldn't save his sight.

The statement released by the Leicestershire police said,

"I appreciate [egg throwing] is not something you would necessarily think to report to the police, but this incident where this victim has lost his sight shows that it can be very serious.
We need to find the car and the people responsible as soon as possible."

Shortly after the incident happened, the police got another report of eggs being thrown from a moving car in Welland park road.

As at the time of this report, the driver who threw the egg at the motorcyclist has been arrested.

Source: https://naijauto.com/market-news/oncoming-car-driver-throws-egg-blinding-motocyclist-in-one-eye-5880

Celebrities / BMW Tupac Was Shot In Is Being Auctioned For ₦634 Million by Cargist44: 11:02am On Jan 11, 2020
The BMW car Tupac was shot in has been put up for sale for $1.75 million (₦634 million).


The American hip hop artist was a passenger in the BMW 750Li belonging to Suge Knight on September 7, 1996 when he was shot in a drive-by in Las Vegas.

The present owner of the car has painstakingly restored it while leaving the dent in the car caused by a bullet. Naijauto believes it is to remind folks of the history attached to the car.

The drive-by shooting happened after Tupac and Suge left the venue of a boxing match they had attended.


Eyewitnesses told local media that they saw a white Cadillac halt beside the black BMW and the occupant opened up fire on the duo.

Tupac,25, was shot four times with a .40 caliber rounds in the arm, the thigh and the chest. The wounds were life-threatening and the American rapper couldn't get it through the sixth day in the hospital. Suge, on his part, didn't sustain any major injury.

Many theories were made surrounding the notorious murder, however, its mystery remains to be uncracked.


Whoever gets to buy the car will be given documents to prove its grisly history, including a certificate that shows the car was first bought by Death Row Records which was founded by the other occupant, Suge Knight, who is serving his sentence for manslaughter.

The car has passed through many owners since the incident but its recent owner completely restored it. The black BMW still has its original 5.4 L engine, black leather cabin, 5-speed automatic gearbox, with the odometer reading 121,043 miles.


The famous BMW 750Li Tupac was shot in is now being put up for sale by a dealer in the same city where the heart-wrenching incident took place. Interested buyers are expected to pay a refundable deposit of $20,000(₦7 million) before making an offer.

Source: https://naijauto.com/market-news/bmw-tupac-was-shot-in-auctioned-for-634-million-5869

Car Talk / Porsche Owner Pays ₦14 M Fine To Get Back His Impounded Car by Cargist44: 10:45am On Jan 11, 2020
Has your car ever been impounded over your inability to produce valid documents or for another reason? If it has, then you sure know the heavy fine you paid to get it back.

But it can't be compared to this!

A Porsche 911 owner has paid Rs 27.68 lakh (₦14,141,779.12) as fine to get back his sports car which was impounded for his inability to produce its valid document and also, driving it since 2017 without registration.

The fine culminated as a result of pending taxes, interest and the penalty.

Ranjit Desai, the owner of the Porsche worth Rs 2 crore (₦102 million) paid the hefty penalty to Ahmedabad Regional Transport Office and went back to the traffic police with the receipt and got his Porsche back.

A picture of the RTO receipt was shared by Ahmedabad Traffic West Police on its Twitter handle. There, they claimed the RS 27.68 lakh paid was the highest fine ever levied in India.

The tweet said,

"RTO slaps a fine of total ₹27.68 Lakh on Porsche Car which was detained during a routine check by Ahmedabad Traffic West Police for not having required documents. One of the highest fine amount levied in the country ever"


Mr. M B Virja, the police sub-inspector who detained the Porsche said the driver didn't present any valid document.

He said,

"This car was imported in 2017. Though the owner had initially registered the vehicle in Haryana, the number plates were missing when the car was impounded. Since the car is now in Gujarat, the RTO calculated the life time tax, interest on unpaid tax and penalty at ₹27.68 lakh. The owner took back his car on Tuesday after showing us the receipt"

He added that,

"We had therefore detained the car and issued an RTO memo under the Motor Vehicles Act. This means that he has to deposit the penalty with the RTO and come to us with a receipt to get back the vehicle"

Naijauto gathered that the initial fine imposed was Rs 9.8 lakh (₦5 million) but when Desai went to pay, the RTO officer dug up old records and slapped Rs 27.68 lakh fine on him.

The receipt showed the Porsche owner paid Rs 16 lakh(₦8 million) as motor vehicle tax, Rs 7.68 lakh(₦4 million) as interest on the unpaid tax, then Rs 4 lakh(₦2 million) as a penalty.

Source: https://naijauto.com/market-news/porsche-owner-pays-14-m-fine-to-get-back-his-impounded-car-5868

Car Talk / Mercedes-benz Recalls 750,000 Cars Over Defective Panoramic Sunroof by Cargist44: 9:12am On Jan 07, 2020
Mercedes-Benz is recalling about 750,000 cars over defective panoramic sunroofs.

The German automaker disclosed that the sunroofs of the affected models could possibly separate from their frames and fly off while driving, thereby causing road accidents.


The cars affected by the defect are Mercedes-Benz sedans produced from 2001-2011.

They include:

2001-2007 Mercedes-Benz C-class
2003-2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK-class
2007-2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS-class
2003-2009 Mercedes-Benz E-class


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that the glue used to hold glass panels to the sliding frame can deteriorate chemically resulting in the sunroof pulling off.

Naijauto learned Mercedes received multiple complaints from customers of their sunroof detaching from the frame and began investigations into the issue in December 2017.

Mercedes Benz will contact customers whose vehicles were affected on or after February 14, 2020, for inspection of the sunroof and replacement, free of charge.

Source:https://naijauto.com/market-news/mercedes-benz-recalls-cars-5838

Car Talk / Drunken Driver Caught Driving With Two Front Tyres Missing by Cargist44: 8:57am On Jan 04, 2020
Whoever goes around driving a car with just two tyres?

A drunken driver was spotted by the UK police on patrol driving a car with the two front tyres missing on New Year Day.

The traffic police in Greater Manchester said the motorist, whose identity wasn't disclosed, was ''struggling to drive “the car, so he pulled over on the expressway outside Bury in the United Kingdom.

On closer look, the police discovered that the two tyres have already been torn off the rims, with the rims completely worn out.

A breathalyzer test was conducted on the driver, which he failed. Naijauto gathered his blood alcohol content (BAC) was five times more than the legal limit.
The police arrested the driver on the spot.

It has become a routine for the UK traffic police to catch motorists who are defaulters to traffic rules. In December, a drunken motorist driving with a front tyre missing was arrested by the South Yorkshire police.

What a way to start off the New Year!

Source: https://naijauto.com/market-news/driving-with-front-tyres-missing-5825

Pets / 5-feet Pet Snake Rescued After Getting Stuck In Car Gear Stick by Cargist44: 8:23am On Jan 03, 2020
A 5-feet snake has been rescued after getting stuck inside a car's gear stick.

The pet corn snake named Allan was traveling to Oldham for the Christmas holidays with its owner, Ellie Bond when it got out of its vivarium (container for keeping animals under semi-natural conditions).


On noticing that the snake wasn't in the enclosure, Bond and her partner, Lewis Newton, anxiously searched the car but couldn't find Allan. Bond thought her pet snake has fallen off the car and on to the highway.

The couple began to pull out the car seats in search of the missing snake. Then Newton removed the casing around the gear stick and saw missing the snake.

25-year-old Ellie Bond, who was working in Oakwood infant school in Derby as a supply teacher said,

"He is 5ft long and quite chunky so he was properly trapped, and I was worried he would hurt himself trying to get free. We tried using butter to help lubricate the area but he still couldn’t move.
It was also snowing so was very cold for him – which is also very dangerous for a snake – so I was scared he would die if we could not release him quickly as he had been there for a few hours."

To worsen the situation, the pet snake, was said to have feasted on a large meal before they hit the road. So, getting him out of the car was going to be challenging.

Naijauto learned an RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) inspector was called to the scene. After looking at the situation, rescue service and Greater Manchester firefighters were then called to help rescue the snake.


The RSPCA inspector, Angela Paxton-Taylor had to hold Allan-the pet snake with a wet towel in case the gear stick was hot, so it doesn't harm the snake. The firefighters, on the other hand, cut a small piece of metal off to enable the snake to be freed.

According to Angela,

"Along with the fire crews we were able to safely release him and he appeared unharmed – a few scales were missing and he was very cold but we were able to warm him up and he is doing well.
It was awkward as there was me and five firefighters in a Citroen C1 working hard to free Allan but it worked. The fire service who worked brilliantly as a team and were determined and really considerate for the wellbeing of Alan."

Bond told local media that her pet snake is now doing fine after the ordeal.

Happy New Year, esteemed readers!

Source:https://naijauto.com/market-news/pet-snake-stuck-in-car-gear-stick-5815

Nairaland / General / 3 High School Pretty Cheerleaders Die In Car Crash On Christmas Day by Cargist44: 7:24am On Dec 28, 2019
Three high school students were killed in an auto crash on Christmas day in Alabama, USA. The car was said to have slipped off the road and forcibly hit a big oak tree.

Reports from the Geneva Police Department says the teens were between the ages of 16 and 17, and schooling at Geneva High School. Their names were Cassidy Dunn, Addyson Martin, and Emilee Fain.

Naijauto gathered the three young girls were occupying the front seat. Two other passengers sitting in the back seat got to survive the accident.

One of the victims that survived sustained minor bruises and bumps. The other was airlifted to a hospital in Birmingham named Children's of Alabama. And according to reports, her condition has been stabilized.

Geneva Police chief investigator, Lt, Micheal McDuffie, said,

"It's a real tragedy. The city is hurting right now for sure."

He told local media the high school teens were close friends and that they spent and celebrated Christmas with each other.

He said,

"They had just left one house and were going to another one's home.
Just being friends out on Christmas day."

The girls were mourned by the local residents at First Baptist Church.

Ron Snell, Geneva City School Board President said,

"Those girls touched a lot of lives, and that's why you see the real hurt and the coming together of young and old."

In the US, car crashes have been reported to be the main causes of teen death. Reports gathered from the World Health Organization (WHO) says teens between 10-19 years have been killed in car crash across the globe.

Source: https://naijauto.com/market-news/cheerleaders-die-in-car-crash-5799

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