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Fayemi Flags off Ekiti Cargo Airport Project

….FG, AfDB and AEIB to Support Project Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Friday, laid the foundation for the Ekiti Airport, signalling the commencement of work on the agro -allied cargo airport, aimed at boosting the state’s agricultural, tourism and educational endowment. The ground breaking ceremony was jointly performed by the Governor and the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi ...

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Motorcycle, Tricycle Riders Require Drivers License – FRSC

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has clarified that Riders Permit issued to tricycle and motorcycle operators in their respective states is not a replacement for the National Drivers License (NDL). The Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, who made the clarification in a recent statement, warned that they are two different documents and permit can never be used in ...

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Why IMF Supports Nigeria’s Land Border Closure

The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, says the International Monetary Fund (IMF) “supports’’ Nigeria’s closure of its land borders because it understands the action is not punitive. Addressing newsmen in Washington on Sunday, Ahmed explained that the measure was intended to restore Nigeria’s relationship with its neighbours based on commitments made. She said that President Muhammadu Buhari did not ...

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IDTechEx Research: Rivian Electric Truck Company Overblown?

Those desperate to invest in “The next Tesla” continue to pile into start-up Rivian, the latest $350 million coming from a media company. That takes investment up to the $2 billion level familiar at Tesla. The IDTechEx report, “Electric Vehicles 2020 – 2030” gives the full picture.  To over-simplify, Rivian has demonstrated a pickup truck with exceptional handling due to four near-wheel motors ...

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World’s Top Auto Technicians Pit Skills at Hyundai World Skill Olympics

Hyundai Motor Company has successfully completed the 2019 Hyundai World Skill Olympics from Oct. 16-18, drawing the company’s top automotive service experts from around the world for intense skills competition and camaraderie. The biennial Hyundai World Skill Olympics is designed to improve technicians’ skills through systematic training and by sharing up-to-date information in a uniquely interactive environment. First held in 1995, the ...

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IONITY to install 400 Electric Car Charging stations

…Plans to build six in Scotland IONITY, joint venture between the BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company, and the Volkswagen Group with Porsche AG, has concluded plans to expand its UK network with a High Power Charging station in Gretna Green. This makes it Scotland’s fastest EV charging station. In a statement released on Thursday, the company announced its ...

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Coscharis Mobility Unveils World Class Driving School

…Kick starts Haulage with 50 Ford Trucks ROTIMI ASHER Coscharis Mobility Limited, a subsidiary of Coscharis Group, has established a world class, Driving Academy in Lagos, Nigeria. Launched on Friday, the state-of-the-art driving Academy is aimed at offering International standard driving school for beginners, advanced, corporate and articulated vehicle users. Addressing newsmen at the launch,  Mr. Christian Chigbundu, Managing Director, ...

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Toyota Reveals New AI Automated “LQ” Concept

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) on Friday announced the “LQ”, a concept vehicle that leverages advanced technology to build an emotional bond between car and driver. The next generation of the Toyota “Concept-i”, a concept vehicle first exhibited at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show, LQ is equipped with automated driving capabilities and “Yui,” a powerful artificial intelligence-powered interactive agent designed to ...

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New Lithium Battery Problems and Solutions

With accelerating uptake of lithium-ion batteries in stationary and mobile applications, today’s shortages will reoccur in the years to come for many reasons beyond too few battery factories. For more, see the IDTechEx reports, “48V Mild Hybrid and 48V Full Hybrid Vehicles 2020-2030” and “Batteries for Stationary Energy Storage 2019-2029”. Future shortages remain difficult to predict. While mining analysts say shortages ...

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Ekiti to Support Young Entrepreneurs

Ekiti State government has promised to provide needed support for young entrepreneurs who are willing to expand their scope of business, in line with the government’s vision of igniting entrepreneurship spirit among its citizens. The First Lady of Ekiti State, Erelu Bisi  Fayemi, disclosed this at the closing session of the Ekiti Entrepreneurship Week 2019 in Ado-Ekiti on Saturday.The support according ...

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