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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.

Volkswagen takes new $3bn hit over diesel emission scandal

Volkswagen added provisions of about 2.5 billion euros ($3 billion) on Friday to the mounting total from its diesel emissions scandal, which has already cost the company around 20 billion euros.

Catalonia, one of Spain’s economic heavyweights

Catalonia, whose leaders are pushing for secession from Spain, is one of the powerhouses of the Spanish economy, buoyed by industry, research and tourism but burdened with a heavy debt.

Volkswagen, partners recall 1.82m vehicles over faulty fuel pump

German car giant Volkswagen and its two Chinese joint-ventures will recall 1.82 million vehicles in China, the country’s top consumer watchdog said Monday, in a new setback for the scandal-hit company.

VW to offer incentives for switch to cleaner models

Volkswagen (VW) says it will offer incentives to drivers of older diesel models of its five main passenger-car brands to switch to cleaner vehicles in a bid to cut pollution.

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Ohanaeze Youths Council rejects restructuring asks Buhari to dialogue with IPOB

The Ohanaeze Youths Council, OYC, Tuesday, rejected the call for the restructuring of Nigeria.

INEC assures on credible election in 2019

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is working towards achieving 100 per cent free, fair and credible election in Cross River in 2019.

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.

Eko DisCo explains cause of outage in Orile, Surulere

The management of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) on Tuesday attributed the power outage in Orile and Surulere areas of Lagos to a multiple fault on 11 KV feeder covering the area.

Why I called for international conference on Northeast – Senator Saraki

The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday said he called for an international conference on the Northeast and the Boko Haram so as to raise funds for rehabilitation of the region.

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Southwest APC hails governors, lawmakers on quality leadership

The leadership of the Southwest All Progressives Congress has applauded the performance of governors and National Assembly members elected on the platform of the party, as well as ministers appointed from the region.

Saudi Arabia cancels charity gig by Egyptian pop star

Saudi authorities on Sunday cancelled a charity concert by Egyptian pop sensation Sherine Abdel Wahab, which had been hailed as a boon for the entertainment industry in the ultra-conservative kingdom.

Fed govt proposes model to end estimated electricity billing in three years

The Federal Government has initiated a business model to end estimated billing for every electricity customers in the next three years.

Nigeria has highest burden of diabetes in sub-saharan African

Nigeria is said to have the highest incidence of diabetes in Sub-Saharan Africa, with about five million people currently living with the condition, and about 50 percent of the cases still undetected.

Ekiti govt berates EFCC for unlawful detention of officials

The Ekiti State Government on Thursday berated the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for the “unlawful” detention of its officials.