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BMW posts record net profit of 8.7 bn euros for 2017

German luxury carmaker BMW said Thursday its 2017 net profit soared 26 percent to a record 8.7 billion euros ($10.7 billion), driven by strong demand for electrified vehicles and a tax bump from the United States.

Germany allows cities to ban diesel-run cars

The accelerating demise of diesel, long used by carmakers to boost fuel-efficiency, is undermining their plans to meet looming European Union CO2 goals and avoid big annual fines.

BMW to recall 11,700 cars after installing wrong engine software

German car maker BMW said on Friday it would recall 11,700 cars to fix their engine management software after it discovered that the wrong programming had been installed on its luxury 5- and 7-Series models.

German car makers under fire for tests on humans, monkeys

German car makers came under fire Monday following revelations they helped finance experiments that saw humans and monkeys exposed to diesel fumes that have been linked to asthma, lung diseases and heart attacks.

Volkswagen investigates ‘diesel fume tests on monkeys’

Volkswagen has ordered an immediate inquiry into allegations German carmakers ordered scientific tests in which monkeys and humans were exposed to diesel fumes.

Belgium hands Paris attacks suspect Mohamed Bakkali over to France

Belgium on Friday handed Mohamed Bakkali, a key suspect in the deadly 2015 attacks in Paris, over to French authorities, the federal prosecutor’s office in Brussels said.

How money recovered from Justice Sylvester Ngwuta reduced – witness

The sixth prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of Supreme Court judge, Sylvester Ngwuta, on Thursday attributed a N12,000 shortfall in money tendered as evidence in court to human error.

Court orders counting of N4 million tendered as exhibit in Justice Ngwuta’s trial

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday ordered that the N4 million tendered as evidence in the ongoing trial of Supreme Court Judge, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, be counted before it is admitted as evidence.

Automotive council to develop electric car policy

Despite Nigeria’s inability to produce fuel-powered cars to meet the needs of its domestic market and the shortfall in the country’s electricity supply, the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) has indicated that it is strategising and developing an electric car policy to prepare the nation for the production and use of electric vehicles.

Pastor, Imam win Intercultural Innovation Award at UN

Two distinguished Nigerian clerics, Pastor James Wuye and Imam Muhammad Ashafa, have won the 2017 Intercultural Innovation Award, an international award held at the UN headquarters.

Honda recalls 800,000 minivans

Honda is recalling about 800,000 of its Odyssey minivans in the United States over faulty parts blamed for 46 minor injuries, the company said, just a month after settling a huge lawsuit on other defects.

Volkswagen denies price fixing by German car-makers

Volkswagen’s Chief Executive Matthias Mueller said on Wednesday that German car-makers being investigated over possible collusion in price fixing did not engage in such act or an illegal cartel.

Honda to start mass recall in China over Takata airbags

Honda will recall more than 245,000 vehicles in China over concerns about airbags made by troubled Japanese giant Takata, Chinese authorities said Sunday, dealing another blow to Takata's largest client.

Nigerians fume as ailing leader passes 100 days abroad

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's 100-day-long overseas medical trip is stoking tensions in the country, as calls grow for him to either return or resign.


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Funke Oshonaike: I was sexually abused, battered by man 10 years older than me

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House of Representatives wants 83 maritime academy staff sacked

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World Happiness Report: Nigeria ranks 91, 5th in Africa

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Ugandans demand resignation of legislator who endorsed domestic violence

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