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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.

Police nab fake NAF officer, kill two armed robbers in Katsina

The Katsina State Police Command has arrested a 34-year-old man, Nasir Abu, of Filing Polo Quarters, Katsina, in military camouflage, parading himself as Flying Officer of the Nigerian Air Force and defrauding unsuspecting members of the public.

Police nab suspected killers of Lagos neighbourhood corps official

The police in Lagos have arrested over 70 suspected cultists, including those who allegedly killed a neighbourhood corps official, in a major clampdown against cultism across the state.

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.

Court to decide on fate of diesel cars in Germany

A court will decide on Thursday whether German cities can ban heavily polluting cars, potentially wiping hundreds of millions of euros off the value of diesel cars on the country’s roads.

EFCC drags Stallion Motors, MD to court over alleged N1.275bn ‘gift’ to PDP

The Economic and Financial CrimesCommission (EFCC) has filed charges at the Federal Capital Territory High Court against Stallion Motors Limited and its Managing Director, Hapreet Singh, for allegedly offering a gratification of N1.275 billion to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2015 polls.

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.

Ekiti court acquits seven over Omolafe Aderiye’s murder

Seven persons standing trial over the murder of former Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) Chairman in Ekiti state Omolafe Aderiye were on Monday discharged and acquitted by an Ado-Ekiti High Court.

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.

Conductor allegedly falls off bus, dies

A 25-year-old commercial bus driver, John Okoye, who allegedly drove recklessly, causing his conductor to fall off the vehicle and die, was on Monday brought before an Ojo Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

Opel to export cars to Tunisia, Morocco – CEO

PSA Group’s Opel plans to start exporting cars to Tunisia and Morocco from its European plants, its chief executive told German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) on Monday.

Spanish driver Carlos Sainz wins his 2nd Dakar Rally title

"I am very happy because this was a very difficult Dakar, I needed this victory," Sainz said. His first title was in 2010 when he drove for Volkswagen in the second South American edition of the rally.

Peugeot plans electric versions of all cars by 2025

French carmaker PSA, owner of the Peugeot, Citroen, Opel, Vauxhall and DS brands, will offer an electric version of all its models by 2025, CEO Carlos Tavares has said.

Volkswagen plans to double output from Kenya plant

German automaker Volkswagen (VW) plans to double output at its Kenyan assembly plant and could build a second model there, Kenya’s presidential office said without giving a timeline.

15 killed in road accident in Jigawa

At least 15 people were on Saturday evening killed when a truck loaded with sand collided with a car.

Two drivers arraigned for allegedly killing bus conductor

An Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Wednesday arraigned two drivers for alleged reckless driving which caused the death of a bus conductor.

Chinese auto giant to end petrol vehicle sales by 2025

One of China’s largest state-owned automakers has said it will phase out sales of all petrol vehicles by 2025, as Beijing considers taking all fuel-burning cars off the country’s roads.

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.


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