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Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver Spices Up London’s Brick Lane In New Range Rover Evoque

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver became one of the first people to drive the new Range Rover Evoque, visiting some of his favourite London foodie spots for ingredients to create the city’s best veggie burger. As part of the global reveal of the new Range Rover Evoque, Jamie navigated London’s busy streets to pick up everything he needed to make his ...

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Nigeria’s First Gold Refinery on Stream

Nigeria’s first gold refinery being built by Kian Smith Trade & Co Limited is billed to be completed by the end of June 2019. There was already a significant monthly supply of gold from Zamfara, Kebbi, Kwara, Niger, Kaduna, Ibadan, Ile-Ife, and Ilesha and about 100kg per month from other parts of Africa,” said the Vice Chairman, Kian Smith, Nere ...

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VW Beetle Owner of 51 Years Reunite With ‘Annie’ After Once-In-A-Lifetime Restoration

Kathleen Brooks bought her first Beetle in December 1966 in Riverside, Calif.-a red 1967 model she quickly named “Annie.” Ever since, Annie has been Kathleen’s daily transportation, racking up more than 350,000 miles over 51 years, or enough to circle the globe 14 times, and Kathleen, now 73, still drives Annie to work.  After hearing about Kathleen and Annie’s special ...

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70 Years On: Retired Land Rover Employee’s Emotional Reunion with Series I Land Rover 

Thanks to a chance encounter this summer, Land Rover has fulfilled a lifelong dream of retired employee Dorothy Peters to go off-road in the vehicle she worked with 70 years ago. Solihull-born Dorothy joined the service department at the Lode Lane factory in July 1946 at the age of 15, working alongside the first Series Land Rovers to be built ...

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Next 6-Speed Automatic Transmission of KIA Rio

KIA Motors South Africa this week introduces a new 6-speed automatic transmission to its Rio compact hatchback range, replacing KIA’s well-known and reliable 4-speed automatic transmission that has served in the fourth-generation KIA Rio range since its local introduction in June 2017. The new transmission not only endows Rio with a smoother driving experience, but also results in increased performance. ...

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Managing Your Finances over the Festive Season

The festive season is almost in full swing and many of us are preparing to celebrate with friends and family. Although an enjoyable time of the year, there is always the potential risk of overspending as we seek to relax and spoil loved ones with expensive gifts, outings and fun experiences. If finances are not managed effectively many of us ...

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Group defends Buhari for Refusing to Sign Amended Electoral Bill

A Coalition of Civil Society Organisations for Justice and Equity (CCSO-JE), on Tuesday, said that the misconceptions arising from President Muhammadu Buhari’s refusal to sign the amended electoral act was unnecessary. Chief Convener of the group, Mr Olayemi Success, stated this in Abuja at a news conference. It will be recalled that President Buhari declined assent to the bill recently ...

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World’s Oldest Bentley Showroom Hosts All-New Bentley Continental GT Convertible

The flagship Jack Barclay Bentley showroom, the world’s oldest and largest Bentley retailer, hosted the showroom debut of the new Bentley Continental GT Convertible last week. The cutting-edge Continental GT Convertible is the latest and most technologically advanced vehicle in a lineage of luxurious Bentley models that stretches back to 1919. Steeped in history, it’s only fitting that the car ...

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GA3, Corolla, Creta Contend for Nigerian Car –of the-Year Crown

Hyundai Creta, GA3 and Toyota Corolla have been pronounced finalists of this year’s Nigerian Car of the Year (COTY) Award. In a media statement released on Friday, 2018 Award Planning Committee of the Nigeria Auto Journalists Association (NAJA) revealed that finalists of COTY as well as other categories were selected by jury members of the Nigeria Auto Journalists Association (NAJA). ...

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NNPC Counters DAPPMAN’s Strike With 52-Day Fuel Stock

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has assured petroleum products consumers across the country not to engage in panic buying in the countdown to depot shutdown by Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association of Nigeria (DAPPMAN) from Monday. The NNPC, countering the impact of the shutdown said it holds 2.6billion litres of petrol and 90,000 metric tonnes of diesel. It said ...

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