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Candidate in next year's Presidential elections in Nigeria, former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria
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Counter Terrorism Expert
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The 2018 Silk Way Rally is poised to be one of the most competitive ever. The race comprises 2,500 kilometres of special stages over seven days.
Title rival Lewis Hamilton is in fourth position
Teammates Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo swap their sleek racing car for Aston Martins with caravans attached. The result is as you'd predict.
More than 1,300 classic cars are racing, being displayed and being sold in Verona along with spare parts, accessories and components.
Carlos Sainz leads the pack in the 13th stage of the Dakar Rally, while Nasser Al-Attiyah pushed hard to catch him and a Peterhansel stoppage could see him tumble down the rankings
Five stages remain in the event which started in Lima, Peru, and ends in Argentine city of Cordoba on January 20.
The seventh stage of the Dakar rally in Bolivia saw Peterhansel drop down the rankings with a breakdown and Peugeot team-mate Sainz move into the lead
KTM rider Sam Sunderland was airlifted to hospital with a back injury, paving the way for Yamaha rider Adrien Van Beveren to take the stage and the top spot overall.
The Spanish championship leader is 21 points clear at the top of table and will have to finish inside the top 12 to secure victory.
Briton's Lewis Hamilton has gained his seventieth pole position in Formula One, driving for Mercedes in Malaysia.
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Meet 38-year-old Cartu: Ferrari owner, racer and club president, car collector and self-confessed adrenaline junkie.
Italian MotoGP great Valentino Rossi has broken his right leg in a training accident and will undergo surgery as soon as possible, his Yamaha team
The Briton's fifth success in 12 races this season, and 58th of his career, came a day after he equalled Michael Schumacher's all-time record of 68 pole positions.
Andrea Dovizioso holds off points leader Marc Marquez to win 2017 MotoGP Austrian Grand Prix at Spielberg.
Toyota is reportedly working on an electric car powered by a new type of battery that significantly increases driving range and reduces charging time to just a few minutes
The story of this year's Silk Way Rally was one of two dominant teams: Peugeot and Kamaz
The end of the Silk Way Rally ended with a cancellation followed by party.
In this penultimate stage of the 2017 Silk Way Rally, Cyril Despres closed in on his second straight overall victory in the cars, while Dmitry Sotnikov resisted his Kamaz teammate Anton Shibalov in th
The overall leaders both survived a scare on Stage 12 as the Silk Way drivers battled their way through some tricky dunes.
Stage 11 of the Silk Way Rally was fast, but shorter than expected.