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FRSC Records 11% Decrease in Road Deaths during 2018 Sallah

Following the just concluded 2018 Eid-El-Fitri Sallah Special Patrol which lasted from Wednesday 13 June 2018 to Monday 18 June 2018, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) recorded 51 deaths (11% decrease in the number of people killed) in road traffic crashes nationwide compared to 57 deaths during the same period, in 2017. The Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, ...

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Nigerian Borders to Be Manned Electronically

The Nigerian government says it will deploy electronic border management to control illegal migration and address insecurity. The Minister of Interior, Abdurahman Dambazzau disclosed this on Thursday at the opening of 2018 International Press Institute (IPI)’ World Congress in Abuja. The congress attended by international and local media personalities was declared opened by President Muhammadu Buhari. Dambazzau who was fielding ...

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Nigeria Opposes Boost in Crude Oil Supply

Minister of state for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, said Nigeria would advise against additional oil supply to the global market by OPEC and non-OPEC members. Kachikwu made the country’s position known in an interview with journalists on Thursday ahead of the 174th Meetings of the OPEC Conference and the OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial meeting scheduled for Friday and Saturday ...

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Volvo Launches New S60 Sports Sedan – First Volvo Car Made In The USA

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has revealed its new S60 luxury sedan at the company’s first American manufacturing plant outside Charleston, South Carolina. The new South Carolina plant was officially inaugurated on Wednesday. The combined car launch and factory opening reinforce Volvo Cars’ commitment to the US, an important market for the company and its new sedan. The new ...

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Kia is the highest ranked mass market brand in J.D. Power’s IQS for the fourth consecutive year

For the fourth consecutive year, Kia was recognized as the number one non-premium brand by J.D. Power in the 2018 Initial Quality Study (IQS), with a reported 72 problems per 100 vehicles.  Kia maintained its leadership position with segment-leading performances from the Sorento (Midsize SUV) and Rio (Small Car), while Optima (Midsize Car), Sportage (Small SUV) and Sedona (Minivan) placed ...

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Hyundai Motor Partners Atlético de Madrid

Hyundai Motor has today announced a multi-year partnership with Club Atlético de Madrid, becoming the club’s new Global Automotive Partner. From next season the Hyundai brand logo will be presented on the sleeve of the Club Atlético de Madrid jersey in all domestic competitions until 2021. It is the first time that Hyundai has established such a partnership in the ...

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Jaguar Vector Racing Breaks Maritime Electric World Record

Jaguar Vector Racing has broken the outright world and national electric speed records in a battery-powered boat. The unique Jaguar Vector V20E recorded an average speed of 142.60km/h across the two legs of the famous 1km course on Coniston Water, England. The electric boat was designed and constructed by Jaguar Vector in partnership with Jaguar Racing’s technical partner Williams Advanced ...

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Le Mans Pole for Toyota Gazoo Racing

Toyota Gazoo Racing took pole position for the 86th Le Mans 24 Hours and locked out the front row as qualifying for the second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) concluded at the Circuit de la Sarthe on Thursday night. Kazuki Nakajima earned his second career pole position at Le Mans, and Toyota’s fourth, with a lap of ...

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