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Tokyo stocks open lower on caution before key diplomatic events

Tokyo stocks opened lower Friday afer a string of gains this week, with investors seeming cautious ahead of potentially contentious G7 talks and a historic US-North Korea summit.

Two die in Ogun auto-crash

Two persons died on Monday night in an accident involving a blue Nissan pickup van and a Volvo truck on the Adigbe-Obada Road in Abeokuta, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Tokyo stocks open lower

Tokyo stocks opened lower on Monday after two straight days of gains last week supported by sound corporate earnings and the growing conviction that US inflation will stay tame.

Man in court for allegedly snatching car with toy gun

A man, Fadayini Ayodeji, who allegedly robbed one Mrs Rukayat Sowole of her car, using a toy gun, was on Thursday arraigned in an Abeokuta Magistrates’ Court, Isabo.

Tokyo stocks close higher as North Korean worries ease

Tokyo stocks closed higher Thursday, helped by a weaker yen as investors shift out of haven assets on North Korea hopes.

Tokyo stocks open lower led by falls in tech, auto

Tokyo stocks opened lower on Wednesday, as falls on Wall Street discouraged investors from buying actively despite receding fears of a trade war.

Toyota suspends self-driving car tests after Uber death

Japanese automaker Toyota said Thursday it was suspending tests of its self-driving cars so staff could “emotionally process” after an autonomous Uber car killed a pedestrian in an accident.

Tokyo shares rebound as trade war fears ease

Tokyo stocks ended higher on Thursday, boosted by easing fears of a trade war as the White House signalled it would water down plans for contentious metal tariffs.

Police arrest car theft syndicate, recover weapons, others

A syndicate that allegedly specialised in stealing people’s vehicles was Monday paraded by the police in Lagos.

Nissan slashes profit forecasts after inspection scandal

Japanese car giant Nissan on Thursday slashed its forecast for full-year operating profit after admitting that a damaging inspection scandal last year had "adversely impacted" the firm's performance.

Tricycle rider appears in court for alleged manslaughter

A 26-year-old tricycle rider, Temitope Sunday, on Wednesday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, for allegedly causing the death of two women through reckless driving.

Tokyo stocks close lower on stronger yen

Tokyo stocks closed lower on Wednesday as Japanese exporters were weighed by a stronger yen, a day after the key index closed at a 26-year high.

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.

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.

Nissan to begin field tests for robo-taxis in Japan

Nissan said Tuesday it would begin field tests for driverless “robot taxis” early next year as its rivals around the world step up self-driving technologies.

Mob lynch suspected kidnapper in Calabar

A suspected kidnapper has been hacked to death by angry mob. The incident occurred in the early hours (7.30am) of Tuesday along Mile Four at Ikot Ansa in Calabar Municipality LGA of Cross River State.

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.

Toyota increases profits, raises full-year forecast

Japanese car giant Toyota Tuesday reported a rise in first-half net profit and raised its forecast for the whole year, citing a cheaper yen and cost-cutting efforts.

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