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Genoa Bridge Collapse and Lessons for Nigeria

PROFESSOR DANLADI MATAWAL I listened this week, over and over, to the news of the collapsed bridge in Genoa, Italy and wondered if there are any lessons for Nigeria and cognate Nigerian Engineers and Policy makers. The collapsed Italian bridge is government owned but privately operated and is a Cable bridge. That is lesson number One because the concessioning, from ...

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Technologies that Make All-new Ford Escape Ideal Suburban SUV for Nigeria

Recently launched by Coscharis Motors, the exclusive distributor of Ford vehicles in Nigeria, the all-new Ford Escape delivers bold styling, unmatched capability, and refinement in the mid-size SUV segment. Ford engineers have also packed the Escape with modern connectivity and driver-assist features that make every drive easier, safer and more efficient. “We are very excited that the new Escape has joined ...

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The All-New BMW 3 Series Sedan: Test and Trial at the “Green Hell”

The next generation of the BMW 3 Series Sedan just completed the crucial final stages of suspension and chassis development prior to the start of production. There was only one possible location for full driving dynamics testing and set-up runs: the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife. For over 35 years, test runs at the “Green Hell” have traditionally served as an important ...

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Eid-El Karib: FRSC to Cover 45 Corridors

…Deploys Radar Guns, Breathalyzers, 35,000 personnel As part of strategies put in place by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) to trend down road traffic crashes, the Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, has directed the Corps’ Operatives (Regular and Special Marshals) to effectively cover 45 Corridors during the Eid-El Kabir special Patrol which is expected to commence from 17 to ...

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Pininfarina Presents the Future of Hypercar

Ahead of its official unveiling at the Geneva International Motor Show in 2019, a full-scale design concept of the stunning Automobili Pininfarina PF0 luxury electric hypercar will be presented exclusively to prospective clients in advance of Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Michael Perschke, Automobili Pininfarina CEO, said: “Numerous design icons from Pininfarina’s incredible history have won awards at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, ...

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Infiniti Signals Electrified Future with PROTOTYPE 10

At the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, INFINITI will unveil its striking Prototype 10 concept car, a daring electrified speedster that provides a window into the brand’s desire to deliver driving pleasure and thrilling performance from electrified powertrains. In creating the single-seat Prototype 10, INFINITI has re-imagined the classic speedster with a cool, clean and forward-looking design. The concept is ...

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Panic in Ado-Ekiti, as Gunman Kills Okada Passenger

There was panic in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital on Monday evening as another man was killed by unidentified gunmen in daylight. The News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN) reports that the killing of the man, whose identity could not be immediately ascertained, came barely three days after a close ally of former Gov. Segun Oni, Mr. Bunmi Ojo was ...

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Coscharis Unveils Latest Jaguar Land Rover Variants at Coca Cola Golf Tournament (View photos)

Coscharis Motors recently unveiled its latest luxury automobile variants – the Jaguar E Pace, Range Rover Velar and the Discovery into the Nigerian market during its sponsored golf tournament with Coca Cola Nigeria at the IBB Golf and Country Club on Saturday 11th August 2018. “The Coca-Cola Road to Mauritius Golf tournament is the perfect fit for the reveal, as ...

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South Africa’s High-Speed Train Workers End Two-Week Strike

Workers at South Africa’s high-speed train service that mainly caters for business commuters ended a two-week strike over pay on Monday after reaching a 12-month agreement with their employer, and promised to resume work by Tuesday. The Bombela Operating Company, which operates the rapid train and bus system in Gauteng province with services to the country’s main airport, the capital ...

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Demand for UK-Made Buses and Coaches Drops

The UK’s new bus and coach market declined -3.6% in the second quarter of the year, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Although just 76 fewer units were registered compared with the same period last year, this marked the sixth consecutive quarter of decline, with 2,029 vehicles joining UK roads. In the ...

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