Cannabis- smoking sergeant slaps DPO for arresting him

The career of a police sergeant may be hanging in the balance after he was allegedly caught smoking Indian hemp at a function on Lagos Island.

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With N852bn domestic debt, S-South is most burdened region

The South-South region has the highest foreign and domestic debt stock among all the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria, as at 30th June 2017 according to official figures from National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). The regions cumulative foreign debt stands at US$602.3 million, while the domestic debt stands at N852 billion.

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Nigeria expecting fighter jets from Russia, US, Pakistan, UAE

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has said the Nigerian Air Force is expecting new fighter aircraft from no fewer than four countries to boost its capabilities.

He listed the countries as Russia, the United States of America, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates.

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Hate Speech: Minding your language in today’s Nigeria

The freedom of expression is guaranteed in the Nigerian constitution. That right guarantees every Nigerian to speak his mind on issues. However, for a nation like Nigeria where different tongues and tribes were weaved to form a delicate country, an expression in one tongue can sometimes be interpreted to be an offence in another language.

Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/09/hate-speech-minding-language-todays-nigeria/

New speed trains for launch on Abuja-Kaduna route October

Barring any technical hitches, the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) will in October deploy the two new speed locomotives it acquired for the Abuja-Kaduna standard gauge train service.

The locomotives, which arrived Lagos July 25, 2017 arrived Idu, Abuja on August 13, 2017. The off-loading was completed on August 14, 2017.

Our correspondent gathered that by this week, the handing over of the new locomotives by the CCECC to the NRC management will be complete and training commence immediately, followed by test run before commercial deployment.

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Cross River pays N2.2m for fresh toxicology over Joy Odama’s death

Cross River State Government, weekend, paid N2.2 million for fresh toxicology over the death of Joy Odama, a 200 Level student of Mass Communication Department of Cross River State University of Technology, CRUTECH.

Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/09/cross-river-pays-n2-2m-fresh-toxicology-joy-odamas-death/

Poor state of energy sector: FG’s economic recovery growth plan in danger

There are strong indica- tions that the realisation of the Federal Government’s 2017-2020 Economic and Recovery Growth Plan, ERGP, may be scuttled as a result of inadequate and unstable power supply in the country.

Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/09/poor-state-energy-sector-fgs-economic-recovery-growth-plan-danger/