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Kobe Steel, Nissan scandals tarnish image of Japan Inc

Embarrassing scandals at Kobe Steel and Nissan have tarnished the reputation of Japan Inc for quality, as once-mighty industrial world-beaters battle fierce global competition and shrinking profit margins.

Uber rival Lyft met with London transport officials ahead of possible international expansion

Lyft, Uber’s closest U.S. rival in the taxi-hailing business, met repeatedly with officials from London’s transport regulator over the past year, a sign it may be targeting the city for international expansion.

China to ban petrol and diesel cars

Chinese authority says plans are in the pipeline to ban the production and sale of diesel and petrol cars and vans.

Nissan unveils new electric car in bid to drive off competition

Japanese giant Nissan Wednesday unveiled a new electric car with an extended range and semi-autonomous driving functions, as it seeks to battle off competitors in a sector it once pioneered.

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UNTH can’t run x-ray, blood count test – doctors

Resident doctors in the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku/Ozalla, Enugu, have lamented that the hospital can no longer conduct basic healthcare procedures like x-rays and full blood count tests.

Hillary Clinton slams Donald Trump’s dangerous war of words with North Korea

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton slammed President Donald Trump’s “dangerous and short-sighted” war of words with North Korea Wednesday, saying his Twitter tirades only benefitted Pyongyang’s attention-seeking ruler and hurt Washington’s credibility.

Kenya poll commissioner quits, says election cannot be credible

One of Kenya’s eight election commissioners quit Wednesday in a searing statement accusing her colleagues of political bias and saying an upcoming presidential election cannot be credible.

We’re not administering vaccines in Ondo – Nigerian Army

The 32 Artillery Brigade of Nigerian Army, Akure, has debunked rumours of harmful vaccination being conducted by some people believed to be soldiers in Ondo State.

Pan-African Parliament in crisis as it lacks legislative powers

The Pan-African Parliament (PAP), which is based in South Africa and whose motto is “One Africa, One Voice” faces a crisis of lack of legislative power.

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Turkish, US officials to meet to resolve dispute – Bekir Bozdag

Turkish and U.S. Officials decided to meet to work on resolving a diplomatic crisis between the two NATO allies, Deputy Prime Minister, Bekir Bozdag, said on Thursday.

Amnesty International raises concerns over secret Boko Haram trials

Amnesty International on Wednesday said it had “huge concerns” about the mass trials of Boko Haram suspects, with the press and the public banned from the hearings on security grounds.

Jupp Heynckes back as Bayern Munich regroup for Celtic

Bayern Munich are looking to regroup in the Champions League at home to Celtic on Wednesday as Jupp Heynckes coaches his first European game since winning the 2013 final.

Wonder bank operator flees with customers’ N2 million savings

Traders at Warewa community, in the Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State, have been defrauded by a ‘wonder bank’ operator, identified as Ngozi Adline.

Fed govt’s schools feeding programme boosts enrolment – Institute

The School Feeding Programme initiated by the Federal Government has impacted positively on school enrolment, attendance and retention across the country, thereby reducing school drop-outs to the barest minimum, a study from the Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research, NISER, Ibadan has revealed.