Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Maduka named Auto Personality of the year 2016

The Nigeria Auto Journalists Association has presented the Auto Personality of the Year award 2016 to, Dr. Cosmas Maduka CON, President of Coscharis Motors, in recognition of his unrivaled commitment, dedication and investment towards driving the auto sector in Nigeria. According to the organizers, the award category celebrates auto dealership owners that have been “visible in virtually all segments of the motoring space in Nigeria”.
L-R: Abiona Babarinde, General Manager, Marketing and Corporate Communications, Coscharis Group; Prince Anofi Elegushi, Acting Commissioner for Transportation, Lagos State; Dr Cosmas Maduka, President, Coscharis Group; Frank Kintum, Chairman, Nigerian Auto Journalists Association at the 2016 Nigerian Auto Journalists Awards event where Dr Cosmas Maduka was honored as the Auto Personality of The Year, recently in Lagos.

In his remarks, Dr. Maduka stated, “This award is a testament to our commitment to continually grow the auto industry, provide value for money and bridge the automobile sphere with varieties of premium and low earn automobiles stated . “We see the evident challenge and impact of recession on the auto industry in Nigeria, but situations as this award, encourage us to rise above such threats and confirm my belief that this is the right place to be, it can never be worse than what it is”.
We won’t relent in our brand promise to deliver quality services but will continue to remain focused on strengthening our brand experiences and customer satisfaction, especially by providing customers with access to global best products and services.

About Coscharis Group
Dr Cosmas Maduka is the President / CEO of Coscharis Motors, a subsidiary of Coscharis Group with investments in Automobile, Technology, Foods & Beverages, Medicals, Agriculture and Car leasing in Nigeria. 

Coscharis Motors as one of Nigeria’s leading premium importer has the exclusive franchise for Rolls-Royce, BMW, MINI, Jaguar Land Rover, Ford, MG and Joylong brands and also provides premium aftersales, financial and mobility services. As an indigenous company, Coscharis Motors operates over 9 sales and service networks in more than 8 states in the country.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Election 2016 depends on you

As the polls opens in the 2016 general election, over 40 million Americans have already cast their ballots in 38 States across the country, however that is roughly about a third of the voting population. Many more people are going to cast their ballots today, Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 and if you did not have the opportunity to vote earlier, this is your day.

You should definitely go and vote, this is the price we pay for living in a participatory democracy, your vote is your voice. You are not only electing a President and a Vice President, but your Senators, Congress Men and Women, your local and state representatives, but more importantly, there are several ballot initiatives that affects everyday life in communities all over this country. When you cast your ballot, you get to decide who is on your local school board, if pot should be legal in your state, etc.

USA Presidential candidates; Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton 

This election is different, even though it is equally as important as every other election. The candidates for the office of the President of the United States cannot be more different from each other. This year, the American people have a choice of electing a woman, who has spent her life working towards this moment, an imminently qualified woman; and a man who has never held a public office, a construction magnate who has spent the past 15 months insulting his way across America.

And if anyone is thinking that this is just talk and Trump would not be able to do all the things he’s said. Maybe Mexico won’t pay for the wall, but he can try and build it; even if congress were to stand in his way as they have President Obama’s, he can go around them. He can do more damage in a short time than we can all imagine. He has shown himself to have no knowledge or understanding of how government works, the separation of powers, and the limits of the office of the president. He has shown himself as someone who has no respect for anyone and anything, he is not going to be constrained by ideals, principles and precedents.

The Republican congressional leaders have shown themselves to be unprincipled-power hungry-partisans who lacks the back bone and courage to stand up to candidate Trump, they will not stand up to him or block his hideous agendas as President. In fact, most of them would support him enthusiastically, he has been able to stand because too many Republicans agree with him. They are better politician, therefore they do not give voice to their thoughts.

There are many people in the world who do not have the opportunity to vote and choose their political leaders, there are too many places where the votes of the citizens are not counted, and you have the privilege of being able to participate in a free and fair election. This is your chance to make a choice, this is the time to put partisanship aside and choose patriotism.

Too many people shed their blood and paid the ultimate price to get us to where we are as a country today, it would be a disservice to their sacrifice if we don’t make the right choice. We are all Americans first before being a Democrat, Republican etc., our duties are to the country not the party. 

After all is said and done, it only matters if you vote. So go out and make your voice heard, let us build a big beautiful wall of diverse voters between Trump and the Nuclear Codes. 

Yetunde Adu is a contributing editor to Trendy Africa Magazine and writes from Washington, DC. Email; 

Friday, November 4, 2016

Nigeria Slams citizens with unexplained wealth

A former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, has signed an undertaking to return N480m to the Federal Government, The PUNCH has learnt. Obanikoro has also submitted his United States of America and Nigerian passports to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. In a related development, the EFCC has seized a filling station and a shopping complex from a man who described himself as a building engineer, Abdullahi Rilwan, for failing to explain where he got the money to buy the properties. The EFCC Act Section 71 (b) gives the commission the power to commence investigations into the property of any person if it appears to the EFCC that the person’s lifestyle and extent of properties are not justified by law.