- Porsche Cayenne Hits Nigeria
With a minimum of N46 million, Nigerian auto lovers can go home with the latest generation of Porsche Cayenne.
The Third Generation Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) model is now available in Nigeria, continuing its triumphant story since 2002 when it made its debut as Porsche’s first off-road variant and first vehicle in the German automaker’s line with four doors.
The arrival of the brand’s flagship SUV was first celebrated at a special media event held by Porsche Centre Lagos, a division of Stallion Motors Limited.
Completely redesigned, the Cayenne brings closer its racetrack roots and offers greater versatility and more performance than ever before.
Powerful turbo-charged engines, enhanced chassis systems, a range off-road modes and a sharper design underpin the model’s credentials as a true sports car in its segment.
Additional enhancements to the latest generation also include intelligent assistance systems and more connectivity features aimed at offering improved driver and passenger comfort.
A bold new design stays true to the unmistakable identity of the Cayenne, but delivers a more streamlined, athletic impression to complement an increased length and lower height.
The pronounced bonnet, redesigned headlight contour and trademark large air intakes underline the Cayenne’s improved driving dynamics from the front. Narrower side windows, a redesigned rear wing, wide rear end with integrated light strip and wider alloy wheels further enhance and emphasise its sports car genes.
The new Cayenne offers a spacious cabin, with several comfort and convenience features throughout.
The luggage compartment has been increased by 100 litres, just as the Porsche Advanced Cockpit concept brings the vehicle and the occupants closer through increased connectivity and intuitive controls.
The centre console with Direct Touch Control and a new 12.3-inch touch display for the Porsche communication management acts as the driver’s interface to all vehicle functions.
General Manager Porsche Centre Lagos Anurag Shah, said: “Since its initial launch, the Cayenne has been one of the most popular models in Nigeria, and I have no doubt that this third generation, which offers even more sports car performance and practicality, will continue this success story.
“For me, the new Cayenne’s versatility is truly unique. It is at home on any road, but it is equally ready to explore new terrain. It enjoys a short sprint as much as a long road trip, and commute to work as much as a lap on the track. It is capable of producing a superb drive experience virtually anywhere, and that is really what sets the Cayenne apart from any other SUVs. We are very excited to be welcoming it to Nigeria.”
The third generation model range combines powerful and efficient engines with a new, responsive eight-speed Tiptronic S gearbox, which enhances capabilities, thanks to shorter response times and sportier ratios in the lower gears.
The six-cylinder turbo engine of the Cayenne delivers 450 Nm of torque and 340 hp, a 40 hp increase on its predecessor. It reaches 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds, or just 5.9 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono Package, and has a top speed of 245 km/h.
WHO Approves COVID-19 Vaccine Made by Sinopharm in China
The World Health Organization said Friday it has approved for emergency use a coronavirus vaccine developed by Chinese state-owned pharmaceutical group Sinopharm.
Beijing’s Covid vaccine is recommended for adults 18 years and up with a two-dose regimen, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a press briefing.
The new addition to the list of usable vaccine options could hasten efforts to control the spread of Covid-19 and its variant forms, which are driving new infections in many parts of the world.
“Solving the vaccine crisis requires that we pull out all the stops,” Tedros said.
Sinopharm’s shot is the sixth to receive the WHO’s approval for “safety, efficacy and quality,” he said.
“Vaccines remain a vital tool. But right now, the volume and distribution of vaccines are insufficient to end the pandemic, without the sustained and tailored application of public health measures that we know work,” Tedros said.
“The pandemic has shown that when health is at risk, everything is at risk. But when health is protected and promoted, individuals, families, communities, economies, and nations can thrive,” he said.
The state-owned drugmaker’s two-dose Covid shot has already been approved for emergency use in China, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain.
Another Chinese shot, made by the private company Sinovac, has not yet been approved by the WHO.
In the U.S., vaccines developed by Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson have received emergency use authorizations by the Food and Drug Administration.
The WHO has granted emergency validation for those three shots, as well as for vaccines produced by AstraZeneca-SK BIO and the Serum Institute of India.
Crypto.com Becomes Official Cryptocurrency & NFT Sponsor Of The 2021 Coppa Italia
Lega Serie A and Crypto.com announced that they have reached an important partnership agreement on the occasion of the 2021 Coppa Italia Final, which will see Atalanta challenge Juventus on 19th May at the Mapei Stadium in Reggio Emilia.
Lega Serie A is proud to be the first football league to sign a partnership agreement with a cryptocurrency and NFT platform. The partnership, which begins with the Coppa Italia Final is expected to extend long into the future. To commemorate the first time Atalanta and Juventus meet at the Coppa Italia Final, a special NFT collection will be made available including the official trophy, match highlights, and more.
With the fastest growing crypto app and over 10 million users worldwide, Crypto.com is proud to be Lega Serie A’s first cryptocurrency partner. Together the two organizations will create new experiences for football fans in Italy and beyond, starting with special NFT collectibles available exclusively at Crypto.com/NFT.
“We are extremely proud to announce this prestigious partnership with Crypto.com, a leading company in the world of cryptocurrencies and NFTs – said Luigi De Siervo, CEO of Lega Serie A – We are the first football league in the world to sign an agreement in this new market which is extremely innovative and relevant not only for sports fans, where other world-class leagues such as the NBA have been operating in recent months. In this way Lega Serie A aims to expand its target audience and continues the international growth of the brand, always looking to the future and innovation. The Coppa Italia Final will be an expression of these values and will offer millions of fans around the world an exciting experience not only on the pitch but also before and after the game, thanks to the many commercial and marketing initiatives that we will organize with our partners”.
“We are proud to collaborate with an exceptional partner such as Lega Serie A, the latest in an exciting roadmap of sports partnerships we’ll soon be announcing,” said Kris Marszalek, co-founder and CEO of Crypto.com. “It’s a unique opportunity to support the world’s most popular sport during the historic match between Atalanta and Juventus, surely to be watched by football fans world-wide. Through our partnership, we will bring together the best of blockchain technology and football by co-creating NFTs sure to become instant classics and highly coveted collectibles.”
Pastor Adeboye’s Son Dare Dies At 42
Pastor Dare Adeboye, the son of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God Worldwide, Enoch Adeboye, is dead.
The media gathered that the 42-year-old, who is the third son of the revered cleric, died in his sleep on Wednesday in Eket, Akwa Ibom State, where he was based with his family.
Our correspondent gathered from reliable sources in the church that the deceased, who was the Assistant Pastor in charge of Region (Youth) 35, had ministered the previous day.
He was said to have retired to his bed and did not wake up.
His wife, Temiloluwa, was said to have raised the alarm.
“He was not sick and did not complain of anything before the incident. Pastors in the church were summoned to pray for him, all to no avail,” a source added.
The Head of Media and Public Relations, RCCG, Pastor Olaitan Olubiyi, however, confirmed the tragedy on Thursday morning.
He said, “It is true. The incident happened in Eket where he was based. I don’t have the details for now. Maybe before the end of today, we will issue a statement.”
Dare would have been 43 years old next month, June.
Last year, on his 42nd birth, his dad, Adeboye on a social media post described him as his first miracle child.
He wrote on his Facebook page,
“Our first miracle child. We pray that God will keep his miraculous working power in your life and all those who need a miracle today, will use you as a point of contact for their own in JESUS name. (Amen) love from Dad, Mom and the whole Adeboye dynasty.”
Dare was happily married with children.
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