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Dieter Zetsche, chairman of the board of management of Daimler AG, speaks at the unveiling of a Mercedes-Benz GLB on the opening day of the Shanghai Auto Show on April 16, 2019. – Global car makers flock to the Shanghai Auto Show this week with the world’s largest vehicle market facing an unfamiliar sales slump just as China veers toward an ultra-competitive electric future. (Photo by GREG BAKER / AFP)

Mercedes ‘very sorry’ after China consumer gripe goes viral

German auto giant Mercedes-Benz apologised Tuesday over the ordeal of a Chinese car buyer who alleged mistreatment by an authorised dealership in a viral video that triggered consumer outrage.

FAAN to withdraw services to debtor airports from May 1

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has issued a notice to private and state-owned airports in Nigeria to settle their debts or be shut on May 1.
Lufthansa

Rising fuel costs, seating surplus push Lufthansa into loss

Lufthansa reported an operating loss of 336 million euros ($380 million) for the first three months of the year, hurt by rising fuel costs and excess capacity in Europe, sending its shares down on Tuesday.
A Lyft bicycle is shown at the Lyft listing on the Nasdaq during an IPO event in Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 29, 2019. REUTERS-Mike Blake

Lyft pulls electric bikes in three US cities after complaints about braking

Lyft is removing several thousand electric bikes from service in its bike-share program in New York, Washington and San Francisco because of a braking problem, the ride-hailing company said on Sunday.
Caverton Helicopters

Aviation unions suspend picketing of Caverton Helicopters

The unions in the aviation sector on Monday suspended their plan to picket Caverton Helicopters Limited, following successful deliberations with the airline’s management.
A small plane veered off the runway and hit two helicopters while taking off near Mount Everest on Sunday, killing three people and injuring three, officials said. 4

Three killed in aircraft runway accident near Everest

A small plane veered off the runway and hit two helicopters while taking off near Mount Everest on Sunday, killing three people and injuring three, officials said.
Built by the late Paul Allen's company Stratolaunch Systems, the plane made its first test flight in Mojave on April 13 [Gene Blevins-Reuters]

World’s largest plane takes to the skies over California

The mega jet called Roc, which has a wingspan the length of an American football field and is powered by six engines on a twin fuselage, carried out its maiden voyage over the Mojave desert shortly before 7am Pacific time (14:00 GMT).

Uber reassures Nigerian users on safety

Uber, a transportation network company, headquartered in San Fransisco, has re-assured its users in Nigeria of safety due to innovative safety tools recently put in place.
The world’s largest airplane took flight for the first time ever on Saturday morning. Stratolaunch, a 500,000-pound plane with a 385-foot wingspan that is built to send rockets into orbit around the Earth, lifted off shortly after 10AM ET from Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California.

World’s biggest airplane takes flight for the first time ever

The world’s largest airplane took flight for the first time ever on Saturday morning. Stratolaunch, a 500,000-pound plane with a 385-foot wingspan that is built to send rockets into orbit around the Earth, lifted off shortly after 10AM ET from Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California.

NCAA gives aviation school in Ilorin approval to train pilots for two years

The International Aviation College in Ilorin has received new approval to train pilots for two years from the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority.
Buba Marwa

General Marwa urges ports stakeholders to block illicit drugs importation

The Presidential Advisory Committee on the Elimination of Drugs Abuse, has urged maritime agencies and other ports stakeholders to support the Federal Government in eradicating importation of illicit drugs into the country.

Don: How to reduce gridlock in Lagos

A don, Prof. Funso Falade, on Thursday called for establishment of an integrated modal transportation system, to tackle gridlock in Lagos.
The Bus Reform Project of the Lagos state government will roll out 820 of the expected 5,000 high and medium capacity buses in March.-6

Lagos medium high capacity buses set to commence operations

The Lagos State Government is set to roll out 820 medium and high capacity buses under its public transportation Bus Reform Initiative to meet the yearnings of its citizenry.
Hadiza Bala Usman

NPA chief tasks young females to pursue careers in shipping

The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala-Usman, has advised young females to pursue careers in shipping, marine operations and the engineering sub-sector.
Cristiano Ronaldo returned from injury to score his 125th Champions League goal but Juventus were held to a 1-1 draw by impressive Ajax in the first leg of their quarter-final in Amsterdam.

Max Allegri: Cristiano Ronaldo on another level

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri hailed star striker Cristiano Ronaldo as being in a class of his own after he bagged a precious away goal in their 1-1 Champions League quarter-final draw at Ajax on Wednesday.

Uber seeks $10 billion IPO, scales back value target

Uber is seeking to raise some $10 billion in what would be the largest stock offering of the year, with details coming this week, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.
Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport

FAAN: No casualties in Owerri airport fire

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has said that there were no casualties in the fire incident that occurred at the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, Owerri, on Monday.

NRC: Train crushes beggar to death in Lagos

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) on Monday confirmed a passenger train crushed a beggar to death at Mushin area of Lagos.

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Federal government has 58 roads, bridges ongoing projects in Southeast – minister

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