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Wet season Motoring: How to Drive Safely in the Rain (Part one)

In sub-Sahara Africa, arrival of the rain is usually a thing of joy. The rain clears and cools down dusty and sticky weather. Motorists, whose cars have no air-conditioner, once again, drive and enjoy some cool breeze on wheel. However, it is also a period, when motorists face challenges from flooded road and carelessness and recklessness of fellow road users. ...

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Over 1000 Nigerian Children Partake in Toyota Dream Car Art Contest

…As Winners Urge Toyota to Manufacture Their Dream Cars FEMI OWOEYE Not less than 1,115 children from Nigeria’s various Geo-political zones participated in the 12th edition of Toyota Annual dream Car Art Contest held recently in Abuja, Port-Harcourt and Lagos. The event, a CSR initiative of Toyota Motor Corporation, aimed at developing the innate artistic talent in children and cultivating ...

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12 Ships Laden with Petrol Expected in Nigeria

Twelve ships laden with petroleum products are expected to arrive Apapa and Tin Can Island Ports in Lagos from March 22, to April 5. The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) made this known in its publication, `Shipping Position’, a copy of which was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Thursday. NAN reports that a total ...

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Excitement As Teleology Finalizes Its Takeover of 9mobile

…Pays $50m Deposit, Ahead Of Deadline The Nigerian telecom sector is set to witness a new era of innovation and vibrancy as Teleology puts finishing touches to its acquisition of 9mobile, Nigeria’s 4th telecom services provider. In the last few days, key executives of the organization have been deep in meetings with the Nigerian bank syndicate, the regulatory authorities and advisors. ...

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Trials Bring Jaguar Land Rover Closer To Self-Driving Cars as an Everyday Reality

Jaguar Land Rover’s self-driving cars can find spaces by themselves and park without any driver input. The self-driving valet demonstration is a step towards making self-driving cars an everyday reality, with technology that removes stress from urban driving. It took place on open public roads in Milton Keynes as part of Jaguar Land Rover’s work with UK Autodrive, a consortium ...

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Global Kia Sportage Sales Hit Five Million

Kia Motors is celebrating five million cumulative sales of its global best-selling Kia Sportage compact SUV. Launched in 1993, and spanning four generations since, the Kia Sportage has achieved this milestone on the year of its 25th anniversary. The latest model, launched in 2016, is more popular than ever, with average global sales of 38,000 units per month in 2017. “We ...

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BMW Group under Investigation over Software Update Allocation Error

… Plans to Recall 11,400 Affected Vehicles The BMW Group has confirmed that the Munich public prosecutor has opened an investigation regarding a software update which it mistakenly allocated to around 11,400 BMW 750d and BMW M550d vehicles. On 20 March, employees of the prosecutor’s office searched two BMW Group locations in connection with the investigation. In a statement released ...

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Toyota Reveals World-First Flexible Fuel Hybrid Prototype

A prototype of the world’s first hybrid flexible-fuel vehicle (Hybrid FFV), debuted in an event Toyota held on Monday in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Stakeholders including the state government, universities, and the sugarcane association (the Sugarcane Industry Union: UNICA) attended the event. The prototype is the combination of a flexible-fuel vehicle (FFV) that can be powered by both gasoline and alternative ...

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 “Why I am confident of regular victory in 2018” Valtteri Bottas, Formular One Driver for Mercedes Benz

A Finnish racing driver currently competing in Formula One with Mercedes, Valtteri Bottas previously drove for Williams from 2013 to 2016. In his first four races for Mercedes in 2017, Bottas achieved his first Formula One pole position at the Bahrain) and his first victory at the following event in Russia. He finished the 2017 season with a hat-trick at ...

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