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An employee of Daimler demonstrates steering by the Drive Pilot Level 3 autonomous driving system in a new Mercedes-Benz S-Class limousine on the company's test center near Immendingen, Germany October 14, 2020. REUTERS-Arnd Wiegmann

Mercedes targets evolution rather than revolution in self-driving car push

The Germans, pioneers in developing advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), are taking a step-by-step approach to releasing new technology, waiting for their own engineers, rather than the general public, to validate their system. Both approaches – one conservative and one radical in nature – are designed to push highly automated driving on to public roads, a step that could massively reduce accidents, since computers have faster accident-avoidance reflexes than humans.
Waymo today signed a partnership with Daimler to develop autonomous trucks, the companies announced in a press release. A driverless, Waymo-powered version of Daimler’s Freightliner Cascadia will become available to U.S. customers.

Waymo partners with Daimler to develop self-driving delivery trucks

Waymo today signed a partnership with Daimler to develop autonomous trucks, the companies announced in a press release. A driverless, Waymo-powered version of Daimler’s Freightliner Cascadia will become available to U.S. customers within the next few years, with other markets and brands to follow.
The use of child labour has risen in cocoa farms in Ghana and Ivory Coast over the past decade despite industry promises to reduce it, academics said on Monday, largely supporting earlier findings that were questioned by both states.

Child labour rising in West Africa cocoa farms despite efforts – report

The use of child labour has risen in cocoa farms in Ghana and Ivory Coast over the past decade despite industry promises to reduce it, academics said on Monday, largely supporting earlier findings that were questioned by both states.
Airbus is creating a luxury version of its H160 helicopter- the ACH160, which starts at around $14 million for business or private use.

Airbus unveils new $14 million luxury helicopter

The ACH160 is the “premium” iteration of the H160 and the latest aircraft in the ACH line, which includes six other corporate helicopters that can be tailored per customer. Despite these differences in luxury levels, both the ACH160 and H160 will be available deliveries later this year, according to Airbus.

Aero begins Abuja-Kaduna shuttle operations Tuesday

A airline operator, the Aero Contractors, is set to begin shuttle services from Kaduna to Abuja from Tuesday, Sept. 1.

Asaba airport reopens, records first flight

The Asaba Airport in Delta State on Monday recorded its first flight, four days after it was reopened by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) for meeting the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) protocols on COVID-19 pandemic.

FAAN to deploy robots in airports

As the country gears up to restart commercial flights, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria is set to deploy robots in its airports all over the country.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said in terms of business opportunities, employment and earnings, the entertainment industry is an unexplored keg of potentialities.

Minister: Nigerians not cooperating over measures to stop coronavirus spread

The federal government is not getting the kind of cooperation it deserves from Nigerians, the Minister for Information, Lai Mohammed, has said.

Aero Contractors suspends flight operations for two weeks

The airline company made this decision know through a memo issued by its Commercial Manager, Mr Rogers Cookey to the staff. He, however, noted that the airline will operate scheduled flights as usual till midnight on Wednesday, March 25.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar insists diagnosed son was in self-isolation

Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has denied reports that his son refused to isolate himself upon return.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar dispels ‘perfidious information’ about son’s coronavirus case

The media office of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar emailed the statement below to newsmen in response to claims being circulated regarding the infection of his son by coronavirus.

Passengers protest Aero’s flight delay, unprofessional conduct

Passengers in their hundreds have protested at the local wing of the Nnamidi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja against flight delay and unprofessional conduct by the Aero Contractors.

Aero Contractors resume Benin-Lagos operations

Riding on the back of growing passenger movement from the Benin Airport, Aero Contractors has concluded plans to commence operations on the Benin-Lagos route, with the first flight scheduled for September 16.
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NCAA: Domestic airlines record 16,429 delayed flights in six months

Domestic airlines operating in Nigeria recorded 16, 429 cases of delayed flights between January and June 2019 according to figures released by the Consumer Protection Department of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority.
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Max Air: Why we downscaled operations

The Management of Max Air Limited has explained why it recently downscaled it’s flight operations across destinations.

Election: Abuja airport witnesses increased traffic

The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Thursday witnessed an upsurge in passenger traffic and flight operations on many domestic routes as many people travelled for Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections.

Elections: IPMAN reduces fuel price to N140, NURTW slashes fare

Following the postponement of the 2019 polls last weekend by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) will from Thursday reduce the pump price of fuel from N145.00 per litre to N140.00.

Election postponement: Aero, Arik slash fares to encourage voters

Nigerian carriers, Aero Contractors and Arik Air, have introduced promo fares to help Nigerians who wish to travel to go and vote during the 2019 General Elections.

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Guest Speaker-Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi; delivering a lecture- “Twenty Years of Democratisation; Successes and Challenges “ at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) in Washington D.C., USA on Wednesday

Governor Fayemi: Nigeria needs to be re-created

Ekiti State governor and Chairman, Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Kayode Fayemi, has said that for the country to attain socio-political and economic greatness, it must be re-created to satisfy restructuring agitations.

Presidency: Artisans in 11 states, FCT receive N30,000 grant

The Presidency has said that artisans in 11 states and the FCT have started receiving the N30,000 one-time grant under the Artisan Support Scheme of the Federal Government.
The executive governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun has urged Nigerian students, irrespective of religious affiliation, to continue working for the unity, peace, and progress of the country.

Ogun assemblyman appeals to governor to urgently fix urban roads in Obafemi Owode

Mr Damilola Soneye, (APC – Obafemi Owode), a member of Ogun House of Assembly, has appealed to Gov. Dapo Abiodun to urgently fix the urban roads in Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of the state.
Manchester City have won the race for exciting Partizan Belgrade winger Filip Stevanović.

Manchester City win race for Partizan Belgrade wonderkid

Manchester City have won the race for exciting Partizan Belgrade winger Filip Stevanović.
As total coronavirus infections in Nigeria hit 24,077, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has warned against abandoning face masks in favour of face shields.

Africa CDC warns South Africa, Nigeria, others of second wave virus infections

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday urged the African continent to brace itself for possible second wave COVID-19 infections.