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Mercedes-Benz Sells Over 150,000 Cars in 28 Days

In the first two months of this year, Mercedes-Benz delivered 333,229 cars worldwide (-6.7%). However, in the month of February alone,  the three-pointed star auto maker sold 152,690 vehicles worldwide (-6.7%). The model changes in the highest-volume segments SUVs and compact cars had an impact on sales in all regions also last month. The worldwide decrease in unit sales compared ...

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Nigerian Election : New Date fixed for Re-run in Sokoto, Kano, Bauchi, Plateau, Others

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will conduct supplementary election in on 23 March in Sokoto, Kano, Adamawa, and three other states where the March 9 elections are deadlocked. The other states are Benue, Plateau and Bauchi. Festus Okoye, head of the commission’s information and voter education committee, announced INEC’s decision on Tuesday in a statement. “The Commission met today, ...

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Fayemi Names Advisers, Chairman Board Of Internal Revenue, Others

In a bid to further position the administration for effective service delivery, the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr KayodeFayemi has approved the following appointments: AlhajiAfolabiOgunlayi – Senior Adviser, Economic Matters and Chair, Economic Development Council. Barrister Paul Omotoso – Senior Adviser, Political Matters. Hon MakindeAraoye – Special Adviser, Federal Matters. Mrs Sola Salako-Ajulo – Special Adviser, Communications and Strategy. Mr ...

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Volkswagen Celebrates Final Year of Iconic Beetle

Volkswagen Beetle, popularly known as The People’s Car on Sunday made its debut at one of the most prestigious collector-car events in the world, the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. To celebrate both the final year of the current-generation Beetle and the 70th anniversary of the first Beetle being sold in the U.S., the Concours hosted a class for Beetle cars with ...

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Auto tourism: Masterplan for First Ever UK Automotive Resort Revealed

Bicester Heritage has unveiled ‘Bicester Motion’, its masterplan for the creation of the UK’s first automotive resort, with an ambition to become one of the country’s top 20 tourist and leisure destinations. Having successfully developed the concept of a Centre for Excellence, experience and community for the historic automotive sector, Bicester Heritage (which occupies just 5% of the site) will ...

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Aston Martin DBX Tested to the Extreme near Arctic Circle(Watch video)

Aston Martin DBX – the British luxury marque’s first SUV – continued its intensive development programme last week at Pirelli’s official test facility, close to the Arctic Circle in Sweden. Pirelli’s R&D Sottozero Centre at the Flurheden Proving Ground provides a range of extreme environments, from snowy roads to ice handling courses, allowing Aston Martin’s vehicle dynamics specialists – led ...

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Abducted INEC’s Ad Hoc Staff Released

The three ad hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that were abducted in Katsina by gunmen have regained freedom. The members of NYSC were abducted during Saturday’s governorship and state assembly elections in Kaduna state. The Katsina State Police Command confirmed the release of the INEC officials. The gunmen killed one policeman in Danmusa Local Government Area ...

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INEC Declares Plateau, Adamawa Guber Polls Inconclusive

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Saturday’s governorship election in Plateau and Adamawa States inconclusive. Prof. Richard Kimbir, the Returning Officer for the election in the state announced this in the early hours of Monday in Jos, after collating results from the 17 local government areas. Kimbir, who is the Vice Chancellor of Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, ...

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