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Peugeot 301 Midlife Voted Nigeria’s Car-Of-The-Year 2017

For the second successive year, a locally assembled car, Peugeot 301 has emerged winner of the Nigerian Car-Of-The-Year (COTY) Award 2017. The award was announced at the annual NAJA Awards Night held on Tuesday, December 12, in the prestigious Eko Hotels, Victoria Island, Lagos, with big industry experts, CEOs of corporate organizations, other stakeholders and major automobile dealers in attendance. ...

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Fuel scarcity in Nigeria: Obiano Hails Stanel Group’s Steadfastness

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has commended the Chairman of Stanel Group, Mr Stanley Uzochukwu, for fuel availability, accurate metre and for maintaining official pump price of N145/litre in Awka while other stations either have no product or selling above N185/litre in the wake of fuel scarcity in the country. Stanel World, Akwa is witnessing unprecedented crowd and queue ...

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Dakar Legend XAVI FOJ to Enter 28th Consecutive Dakar Rally

Cooper Tire 4×4 ambassador Xavi Foj is preparing to enter his 28th consecutive Dakar Rally. Foj was honoured with Dakar Legend status earlier this year, becoming one of only six competitors ever to be awarded the title. The Spaniard joined Nani Roma, Stephane Peterhansel, Cyril Despres, Franco Picco and Yoshimasa Sugawara in receiving Dakar Legend distinction. During his Dakar career, Foj ...

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Toyota Rated World’s Greenest Automotive Company

Toyota has been rated the world’s greenest carmaker and among the environmental leaders of the largest publicly traded companies, according to a global environmental performance assessment commissioned by Newsweek magazine. The “Best in Industry Global” award in the vehicles category of the Newsweek Green Rankings recognizes Toyota’s track record of environmental sustainability, and its eco-sensitive hybrid and fuel-cell vehicles. Toyota was ranked 16th among ...

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All-New Nissan Micra’s 1.0-Litre Engine Offers Outstanding Urban Performance

The entry level 1.0-litre version of the all-new Nissan Micra is playing a key role in the hatchback’s sales success. Customers in Europe are clearly impressed with its perfect balance of urban performance and low running costs. The highly efficient 71PS three-cylinder unit has accounted for 20% of orders across Europe since it went on sale earlier this year. However, ...

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Britain Needs Second Stage Of BREXIT Talks to Keep the Nation Trading -Freight Transporters

The decision by the EU27 to move Brexit negotiations on to the second stage of discussions has been welcomed by the Freight Transport Association (FTA). According to the association in a statement on Friday, the only one to represent all sides of the UK’s logistics industry, the priority now must be to establish the parameters of a transitional period, to ...

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Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Uncovers 144 Trucks of Hoarded Petrol

Security agents and Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) monitoring team have discovered 144 trucks of petrol not streamed by some marketers in Kano. The NNPC Group General Manager, Public Affairs Division, Ndu Ughamadu, made this known in a statement in Abuja on Friday. Ughamadu stated that the team was set up to rapidly end petroleum products supply gaps in parts ...

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BMW Motorsport Honours Top Drivers and Teams

BMW Motorsport celebrated its traditional Season Review at BMW Group Classic in Munich (GER), where the most successful drivers and teams in the 56th staging of the BMW Sports Trophy were honoured. Victory in this year’s Drivers’ Competition went to Ricardo van der Ende and Max Koebolt of the Netherlands. In the Team Competition, Pixum Team Adrenalin Motorsport proved unbeatable ...

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Scholars from Africa Excel in Global Land Rover 4×4 Engineering Challenge

More than 150 talented future software engineers aged 11-19, from schools in 16 countries including South Africa, gathered in Abu Dhabi for the Land Rover 4×4 in Schools Technology Challenge world finals. The competition required that these bright young scholars use computer coding to design, build and programme miniature remote-controlled four-wheel-drive vehicles for a two-day final event which took place ...

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