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Royal Rolls-Royce to Go Under the Hammer

…1927 Rolls-Royce owned by King Edward VIII Included A royal Rolls-Royce and two star TV cars are to go under the hammer at Bonhams auction at Beaulieu’s International Autojumble on Saturday September 7th. A 1927 Rolls-Royce originally owned by King Edward VIII, 1952 Rover from All Creatures Great and Small and 1908 Napier from Downton Abbey are all to be ...

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Porsche Unleashes Most Powerful Cayenne Models Ever

Porsche announced the new Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid and Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe: the most powerful Cayenne models ever. With 670 horsepower and 663 lb-ft of torque courtesy of a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 combined with an electric motor, the new range-topping Cayenne models are the latest examples of Porsche using plug-in hybrid technology to enhance performance. Both new models ...

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Why Buhari Directed CBN to Stop Forex for Food Import

President Muhammadu Buhari says the directive to the Central Bank of Nigeria to stop providing foreign exchange for food importation was to improve agricultural production and attain full food security. Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s spokesman in a statement, said Buhari stated this when he hosted All Progressives Congress (APC) governors to Eid-el-Kabir lunch at his country home in Daura, ...

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Buhari Vows to Fight for Underprivileged

President Muhammadu Buhari says he will use his second term in office to improve the lives of Nigerians by paying closer attention to the poor and the underprivileged in the society. A statement by Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s spokesman, in Abuja on Tuesday said Buhari made his feelings known when he addressed leaders of various communities from five Local Government ...

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Ford Launches Empowerment Programme in Nigeria

Ford has officially launched SHE-MOVES (Strengthen Her: Mobilising Ventures for Social Innovation), a programme from Ford Motor Company and its philanthropic arm, the Ford Fund, which supports social enterprises that benefit women and children, and promotes access to sustainable mobility. SHE-MOVES is administered by the non-profit organisation (NPO) Global Water Challenge, with additional projects launched in partnership with World Vision International ...

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Bentley Re-Creates 1939 Car Lost in Wartime Bombing(View photos)

…Original 1939 Corniche Lost to Wartime Bombing in France Bentley has re-created a long-lost car from its illustrious past that provides a crucial link in the history of its most important models. The ground-up rebuild of the only 1939 Corniche ever made highlights the marque’s pedigree of design and technological innovation, the breadth of skills within Mulliner’s bespoking division, and ...

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Manned Electric Aircraft: IDTechEx Says Walk Before You Run

In the new IDTechEx report, “Manned Electric Aircraft 2020-2030” the analyst praises manufacturers such as Bye Aerospace for “walking before they try to run”. Like Tesla with cars, they started with two-seater pure-electric vehicles and progressed to four – in this case, fixed-wing aircraft. Sales of these as air taxis and pilot trainers are booming with Bye alone attracting $165 million in business in ...

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