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Ambode Backs Building of Africa’s Largest Sea Port

…Hints on Relocation of 12 Communities from Project Site The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has expressed his administration’s commitment to complete Badagry Deep Sea Port Project. In a statement during his visit to the site last Thursday, the governor said the project, when completed shall be the largest in African continent. ‎ “The land space for the Deep ...

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FG Inaugurates Automobile Content Development Committee

…Commends Auto Assemblers for Quick Response   By: ROTIMI ASHER To further implementation of its Auto Policy, the Federal Government of Nigeria, through National Automotive Council, has developed local content strategy and inaugurated a committee for its implementation. The Director General of the National Automotive Council (NAC), Engineer Aminu Jalal, made the disclosure in Lagos recently during inauguration of Volkswagen ...

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How to Protect Your Car from Wear

Why is it possible for two people to acquire cars of the same brand and model at the same time and one would wear out faster than the other? The answer lies mostly on driving habit as well as maintenance culture. No matter what brand of model you acquire, you can reduce wearing out your vehicle by imbibing the following ...

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Defender Challenge Expands With Additional Class for 2016 with Bowler V6 Defender

Last weekend the 2015 Defender Challenge continued with the AWDC Allisport Hill Rally at Walters Arena near Swansea, Wales. Round three saw an exciting addition to the start line in the form of a new Bowler-modified, V6 supercharged powered Defender 110 opened up a new race class within the Defender Challenge for 2016.  Walters Arena set the stage for an ...

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Positive Steps for Van Der Mark in USA

Michael van der Mark took his Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP to eighth and seventh place finishes respectively in today’s two ninth-round World Superbike championship races at Laguna Seca in the USA. Both 25-lap races were won by British rider Chaz Davies as van der Mark, 22, got two good starts from a lowly 15th place on the grid. Race one ...

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Kia Performing Better Than Ever Before In Europe

Kia Motors Europe has recorded its best ever quarterly and half-year sales in the company’s history, as the brand’s year-on-year growth accelerated to 7.6%, according to the latest data from ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association). During the first half of 2015, Kia posted sales of 200,038, representing the best-ever six month period recorded by the Korean brand in Europe. Compared ...

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Advanced Mercedes-Benz Safety Truck Stars at Cart Marking Ceremony

Transport industry excellence of the past, present and future came together when Mercedes-Benz presented its latest cyclist- and pedestrian-friendly Econic construction vehicle at an ancient event in the heart of the City of London. The High Visibility Safety Truck was a star attraction at this year’s historic Cart Marking ceremony by the Worshipful Company of Carmen, which was held in ...

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Suzuki Recalls Gsx-S1000, Gsx-S1000f Models

Suzuki has confirmed a recall of its GSX-S1000 and GSX-S1000F models. The recall affects 174 registered motorcycles in the UK, and has been instigated due to a radiator hose clearance concern. Despite no reported issues in the UK, customer safety and satisfaction is the highest priority, and Suzuki has elected to commence a recall to fit a new component to ...

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RUTH: Ford’s Robot That Listens

Ever heard of a robot with a sense of touch? Ford’s special robot, nicknamed RUTH (Robotised Unit for Tactility and Haptics), can be programmed to interact with many of the vehicle’s interior areas in the same way a person does. The robot – a giant arm with six joints – is used to record and analyse attributes that can be ...

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