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Fiat Professional’s New Ducato 4×4 makes Its Debut

From 26 August to 3 September, Düsseldorf will be hosting the 2017 Caravan Salon, the world’s biggest recreational vehicle show. Once again, Fiat Professional will be very much present at this major event, playing a star role with its best seller: the Ducato, the ideal base for camper van enthusiasts, as well as undisputed leader on the European markets. It ...

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Libyan Oilfields Closed By Pipeline Shutdowns, Force Majeure

Pipeline blockades by Libyan militia brigades making economic demands have closed down three oilfields and forced state-run National Oil Corporation to declare force majeure at several sites, officials and sources said on Sunday. Six years after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya is caught in a power struggle among competing factions and various armed brigades, and the OPEC country’s oil ...

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Nigerian Navy Intercepts 1.1m Litres of Stolen Diesel

The Nigerian Navy has intercepted 1.1 million litres of diesel allegedly stolen from pipelines belonging to multinational oil companies in Rivers. No fewer than 13 suspects, all male of Nigerian nationality, were arrested on account of their alleged role in illegal shipment of the petroleum product to undisclosed locations in the state. Capt. Victor Choji, the Executive Officer of the ...

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UN Rates Nigeria High on Road Safety

United Nations (UN) has rated Nigeria as one of the world’s leading countries with robust road safety strategic agenda. The UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Road Safety, Mr Jean Todt, made the declaration on Thursday, during this year’s FRSC annual lecture series held at the Banquet hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. In his lecture titled, “Achieving the Goals of ...

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Nissan Celebrates 70 Years of Electric Vehicles

Exactly 70 years after the debut of its first electric vehicle (EV), Nissan’s most advanced EV ever – the Nissan BladeGlider sports car – took center stage at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK. The 100% electric prototype spent Goodwood festival weekend in the thick of the action, with electrifying performances on the famous Hillclimb course. The ...

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‘We’ve come a Long Way and Have a Long Way to go’ -Ford Reports Its Environmental Progress

Ford Motor Company on Friday released its 18th annual Sustainability Report, including a short film, detailing its environmental progress across the world and commitment to continued sustainability actions in the future. Since 2000, Ford has published its Sustainability Report to track its comprehensive approach to managing the issues related to climate change, air quality and conservation, and identifying opportunities that ...

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Local Content Fund Will Facilitate100% Local Fabrication— NCDMB

The Executive Secretary, Nigeria Content Development Management Board (NCDMB), Mr. Simbi Wabote, said the 200m dollar Nigerian Content Intervention Fund (NCIF)  will facilitate its strategic initiative to achieve 100 per cent local fabrication of  modular refineries. Wabote disclosed this at the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the implementation of the $200 million NCIF, on Thursday in Abuja. ...

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NAF Instructor Dies in Kaduna Plane Crash

Air Commodore Olatukumbo Adesanya, Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force (NAF), said that a NAF Beetle Aircraft crashed on Thursday in Kaduna while on a mission. Adesanya announced this in a statement in Kaduna on Thursday. According to him, the only soul on board the aircraft, one of the NAF’s experienced instructor pilots was unfortunately killed in ...

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