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 Nigerian Customs Generate N183bn in 8 Months

The Tin-Can Island Port Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) generated N183 billion between January and August 2017, its Customs Area Controller, Yusuf Bashar said. The customs area comptroller said this in a statement issued by the Public Relations Officer of the command, Mr Uche Ejesieme in Lagos on Thursday. Bashar, who compared the amount to N156 billion the ...

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Toyota Cup Drivers Set For Regular-Season Finale

Toyota drivers will compete in the final regular-season event of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Virginia’s Richmond Raceway on Saturday night, while the NASCAR XFINITY Series, POWRi and Formula Drift racers will also see action this weekend. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) and NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) head to Richmond Raceway where Toyota’s Cup drivers will ...

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Ford China Sales Down; Big Gains For Lincoln, Ecosport, Others

Changan Ford Automobile (CAF) recorded a total sales of over 69,000 vehicles, down by eight percent year over year. Jiangling Motor Corporation (JMC) sold more than 22,000 vehicles in August, a 10 percent increase compared to August 2016. While Lincoln sold more than 5,200 vehicles in August, more than doubling sales with a 105 percent increase compared to August 2016. ...

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Fiat Introduces New 500x Urbana Edition

The FIAT brand announced on Thursday the addition of the Urbana Edition to its Italian-designed, fun-to-drive Fiat 500X lineup, offering customers yet another way to showcase their personality with their FIAT vehicle. “The Fiat 500X combines iconic Italian style with functionality, performance and all-wheel-drive confidence,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Car Brands – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA ...

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Jaguar Land Rover Launches Surfboard Made From Recycled Plastic

For almost 70 years Land Rover has transported people across the world’s toughest terrain, but it is now making its first foray into the ocean with the ‘Waste to Wave’ surfboard, created using recycled plastic derived from early clay design models. With an estimated 8 million tonnes of plastic dumped in oceans every year, taking hundreds of years to decompose, ...

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New Mercedes-AMG S 63 4MATIC+ COUPÉ

Mercedes-AMG is updating its S-Class Coupés and Cabriolets with a host of technical and visual highlights. The new-design front end is dominated by the Panamericana radiator grille, which now gives the two-door, luxury-class Performance vehicles an even more independent look. In the S 63 4MATIC+ Coupé and Cabriolet (combined fuel consumption: 9.3 and 10.1 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 211 and ...

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Weststar Hosts Global Training for Mercedes-Benz Dealers

In collaboration with Mercedes-Benz Headquarters, Daimler AG, Weststar Associates (Authorized General Distributors of Mercedes-Benz passenger cars and commercial vehicles in the Federal Republic of Nigeria) recently held a one-week product training in its premises. Participants included nationwide dealers as well as dealer representatives from various African countries such as the Gambia, Rwanda, Ghana and Nigeria. The product training which was ...

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135,000km Road Network in Nigeria Not Tarred- ICRC

The Director-General, Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC), Mr Chidi Izuwah, said on Wednesday that about 135,000 kilometres of road network in the country remained un-tarred. Izuwah said this in Abuja at the 2017 Otis Anyaeji and Nigerian Society of Engineers Annual lecture. He spoke on the theme “Transportation Infrastructure as a Catalyst for Economic Diversification and Inclusive National Development”. “Nigeria ...

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Exclusive Insights into the Development of Mercedes-Benz Glc F-Cell

Fuel cell technology is an integral part of Daimler’s powertrain strategy. Mercedes-Benz has already gathered experience with hydrogen-powered electric vehicles over several vehicle generations. To date, the fleet of Daimler fuel cell vehicles, which together with a host of research vehicles numbers more than 300, has collectively covered nearly 18 million kilometres. The next generation of fuel cell vehicles from Mercedes-Benz ...

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Ford Transit Plug-In Hybrid Van Debuts Ahead Of ‘Cleaner Air For London’ Trial

Ford’s new plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) Transit Custom van, designed to help improve local air quality by running solely on electric power for the majority of city journeys, has made its dynamic debut at the Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle 2017 event in Millbrook, UK. The vehicle makes its first appearance as Ford prepares 20 PHEV Transit vans for the 12-month ...

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