Electricity tariff to go up from September 1, FEC approves N722.3m for Audit Of NDDC and more
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When religion gets creative: Drive-in mass and holy water from a squirt gun
India has extended its national lockdown until the end of May, and while it has had more confirmed cases of Covid-19 than China it’s had fewer deaths. The lockdown was extended following clashes between citizens and police. According to the Hindu, some rules will be relaxed with transport, hairdressers and online shopping deliveries resuming. The Hindu’s editors, however, are calling for vigilance as they say the death toll is likely to rise in the coming weeks.
Luxembourg becomes first country with free public transportation
Luxembourg has abolished fares for all standard-class journeys on trains, trams and buses in what the government of the tiny European nation said was a bid to tackle road congestion and pollution, as well as supporting low earners.
France: Strikes over Macron pension reform cause severe disruption
Millions of transport workers, teachers, police and other professionals have started for a general walkout in France's biggest shutdown in years. The strikes will be a major test of President Macron's political strength.
Sudan's youths back on the streets to ease transport crisis
After a year of mass protests that toppled an autocratic leader, Sudan faces a new kind of chaos a public transport crisis that's leaving thousands stranded by the dusty roadside.
India: Free Transport for Delhi women
Delhi plans to make all publicly funded transport means free for women as a safety measure. The argument is that affordable transport will encourage more women to join the work force and allow more women access to public spaces dominated by men.
Top 5 greener transport ideas in Africa
From using the sun to power taxis to making boats out of plastic bottles, Eco Africa has featured lots of innovative ideas to make transport greener. Here are our top five.
South Korea to fine BMW $10 million over engine fires
BMW has recalled millions of cars worldwide with a faulty exhaust gas recirculation cooler. South Korea's Transport Ministry accuses the automaker of dragging its feet on the recall.
U.S. unveils tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese imports
The Trump administration on Tuesday raised the stakes in a growing trade showdown with China, announcing 25 percent tariffs on some 1,300 industrial technology, transport and medical products to try to force changes in Beijing's intellectual property practices.