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Nigeria Customs to Reduce Cargo Clearance Time

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says it has embarked on Time Release Study (TRS) to measure the efficiency of its trade facilitation scheme and reduce the time of cargo clearance. Mr Wale Adeniyi, Deputy Commandant, Customs Training College, Gwagwalada, Abuja, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at a workshop on TRS in Lagos on Thursday. The workshop, ...

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All-electric Kia Niro EV Crossover Now On Sale

The new Kia Niro EV has gone on sale  in Korea, combining an all-electric, zero-emissions powertrain with crossover practicality, intelligent packaging and eye-catching design. A long-distance driving range of up to 385 kilometers makes it one of the most capable electric vehicles on sale anywhere in the world. The Niro EV occupies a unique position in the global market as ...

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Trump Trade Tension: Europe Vows to Retaliate US Tariffs On Car Imports

The European Union says it is already preparing measures to retaliate against the U.S. if President Donald Trump imposes tariffs on imported cars and auto parts. EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said Thursday that the 28-nation bloc would be forced to impose more “rebalancing measures” if Trump escalates trade tensions with the auto tariffs. They would come on top of ...

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Charlie Martin joins Electric GT Drivers’ Club

British racing driver Charlie Martin has joined the Electric GT Drivers’ Club ahead of the debut of the all-electric racing series later this year.   In a statement on Wednesday, the driver said she joined the Drivers’ Club to further expand her experience in multiple racing formats as part of her goal to become the first transgender racing driver to compete ...

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Goodwood Festival Of Speed 2018: Apollo Intensa Emozione Clinches Michelin Supercar Paddock Showstopper Trophy

The Michelin Supercar Paddock concludes its seventh year at the Goodwood Festival of Speed with the flagship Apollo IE hypercar from Apollo Automobil taking the crown of Michelin Supercar Paddock Showstopper 2018. A shortlist of four supercars was compiled through a Michelin UK Facebook poll, with the cars voted ‘showstopper’ from each day of the Festival going into the final on ...

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Facts And Figures behind Greatest Classic Motor Racing Festival

With its 1000+ entries, the Silverstone Classic is firmly established not only as the world’s greatest classic motor racing festival but also as the biggest motor racing meeting of any genre on the planet. Nowhere else on Earth will visitors be treated to so many packed grids embracing the full spectrum of the sport’s glorious past. Adding to the petrol-head’s ...

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Suzuki Reveals First Details Anno of 2019 RM-Z250

Suzuki has announced the first details of its 2019 RM-Z250, with the new MX2 machine boasting a brand new chassis and heavily revised engine.   Taking cues from the bigger RM-Z450 – which itself was new for 2018 – the 2019 RM-Z250 gets an all-new frame and swingarm, which further optimises rigidity and improves handling characteristics, along with a new ...

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Nigeria Set to Revive National Carrier

Nigeria has commenced negotiation with aircraft manufacturers preparatory to the unveiling of a new national carrier, many years after Nigerian Airways was liquidated. The Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, said that the Federal Government was also negotiating with investors at the ongoing Farnborough International Air Show in the United Kingdom. Mr James Odaudu, Deputy Director, Media and ...

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Rolls-Royce Unveils Flying Taxi Prototype, To Be Ready 2020

British engine maker Rolls-Royce revealed plans this week to develop a hybrid electric vehicle, dubbed the “flying taxi”, which takes off and lands vertically and could be airborne within five years. The London-listed aerospace giant, which is based in Derby in central England, showed off the plans at the Farnborough Airshow for the first time, as other players also rush ...

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Land Rover Smashes World Record

Land Rover and Terry Grant smashed a world record at this week’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, with a two-wheel speed run in the new Range Rover Sport SVR. Terry’s 2:24.5 run up the famous hillclimb broke Terry’s old record for a mile travelled in a car on two wheels, set in 2011, by more than 30 seconds. Terry Grant flipped ...

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