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University VC Calls For Innovation Villages In Nigeria

The Vice-Chancellor, University of Benin (UNIBEN), Prof. Faraday Orumnwense, has called on governments at all levels to invest more in science and technology in order to boost skill acquisition. Orumnwense, who made the call on Tuesday in Abuja at the “Civil Society Dialogue with Stakeholders on Education’’, called for establishment of technology and innovation villages. The dialogue was orgainsed by ...

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Nigerian FRSC Gets Kudos, as it Inaugurates new State Office

The Governor of Kwara state of Nigeria, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, has commended the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) for demonstrating commitment to issues of road safety in the country, saying its public enlightenment campaign and enforcement strategies have led to drastic reduction in the rate and fatalities of road traffic crashes. He gave the commendation in Ilorin, while commissioning the ...

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2018 South African Car of the Year Finalists Revealed

…Toyota, Kia, BMW, Peugeot, Porsche, Others Make List The South African Guild of Motoring Journalists (SAGMJ) has announced the finalist vehicle ranges for the 2018 WesBank South African Car of the Year (COTY) competition. Announced by Master of Ceremonies, Derek Watts, during an interactive reveal event hosted by WesBank at the Bryanston Country Club, the finalists represent the robust relationship ...

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Land Rover Discovery Tows 110-Tonne Road Train

The Land Rover Discovery has taken on a 110-tonne road train and the Australian Outback… and won. The sight of a seven-trailer truck being pulled by an SUV sounds far-fetched – but that’s exactly what happened when Land Rover put the Discovery to the ultimate towing test. Land Rover completed the impressive display of towing capability by pulling a 100m ...

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Suzuki Ignis Gets Nod as COTY Finalist

Suzuki Ignis is a finalist in the 2018 South African Motoring Journalists’ Car of the Year competition. The Ignis, and specifically the 1.2 GLX manual version, was selected from 21 semi-finalists, which in turn were chosen from every new model introduced in the South African market during the preceding 12 months. It will now compete for the crown as Car ...

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Buhari Aid Advocates Integration of Illegal Oil Refineries

…Cautions over Plans to jettison Petrol Cars Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly Matters (Senate),Sen. Ita Enang, has said it was time Nigeria embraced modular refining of oil and develop local capacity in the sub-sector. Enang, who made this known when he featured on News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja, said that rather than ...

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How Peugeot Put Italy on Wheels

The very first car to have been driven on Italian roads is one of the special entries in this year’s Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run supported by Hiscox.  It was owned by wealthy textile industrialist, Gaetano Rossi. He ordered the car in 1892 and it was delivered to his home in Schio, Vicenza, in the north of the ...

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Ford Supports American Center for Mobility with $5 Million

Ford Motor Company has contributed a sum of $5 million to the American Center for Mobility (ACM) to support connected and automated vehicle (CAV) technology development. In a statement on Friday, the auto maker said the investment designates Ford as a Founder-level sponsor and member of a government-industry team that supports ACM to create its automated vehicle proving ground in ...

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Toyota Hilux Returns to Japan after 13-year

…As Land Cruiser Prado Undergoes Partial Redesign Toyota Motor Corporation announces the reintroduction of the Hilux into the Japanese market after a 13-year hiatus, alongside the debut of the partially redesigned Land Cruiser Prado, both of which launch through Toyota dealerships1 across Japan early last week. The special specification FJ Cruiser model launches through Toyota dealerships across Japan on October ...

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