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Federal Highways: Adedamola Kuti becomes new Southwest director

The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Mr Adedamola Kuti, has handed over to Mr Kayode Popoola, who stepped into his shoes as the new Lagos Controller.
The Federal Government on Tuesday night shut the Alaka Bridge linking Eko Bridge in Lagos for repairs to prevent its total collapse.

Ministry shuts Alaka bridge linking Eko bridge in Lagos

Newsmen report that officials from both Lagos State Ministry and Federal Ministry of Works and their Transportation counterparts converged on the bridge at about 9:15 p.m. on Tuesday for the emergency closure.
A Nigerian journalist, Agba Jalingo, who has been in police detention for over a week, over a report about an alleged diversion of N500 million by the Cross River governor, has been charged with treason.

Agba Jalingo: I regret I didn’t start criticising Governor Ayade on time

He said, “There was a period the State Controller of Prison, Imaikop Ndaekong, made life unbearable for me after those that arrested me mounted pressure on him to cancel a football competition I organised amongst inmates.”

Customs seizes N135 million worth of illegal goods in North Central

The Joint Border Operations Drill Sector 3 of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says it has seized more than N135 million worth of illegal contrabands in the last one month in North Central Nigeria.
Governor Seyi Makinde

Oyo government to intensify fight against child labour, human trafficking

Members of the Oyo State steering committee on child labour have been urged to intensify efforts to fight the scourge of child labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and forced labour of under-aged in the state.
The Controller General of Nigerian Correctional Service, Ja’afaru Ahmed, has set up a panel to investigate Ikoyi Prisons following the exposure of corrupt practices in Nigerian prisons by Fisayo Soyombo, an undercover journalist.

Correctional service sends SOS to the judiciary on awaiting trial inmates

The Nigeria Correctional Service, formerly the Nigerian Prisons, has sent a Save our Soul (SOS) message to the judiciary on the numerous cases of awaiting trial that posed serious challenges to the service.

Ondo governor pardons 16 inmates

Ondo Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has ordered the release of 16 inmates with the Nigerian Correctional Service, State Headquarters, Akure.
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has sealed a filling station in Katsina State, north-western Nigeria.

Yuletide: DPR seal two fuel stations, LPG plant in Kogi

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), in Kogi State has sealed two petrol stations in the capital, for underdispencing products to unsuspecting customers.
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Enugu chief judge pardons 23 inmates, grants bail to 50 others

Enugu State Chief Judge, Justice Ngozi Emehelu on Tuesday freed and granted bail to 79 inmates from Enugu Correctional Service during a jail delivery at the custodial center.
The Controller General of Nigerian Correctional Service, Ja’afaru Ahmed, has set up a panel to investigate Ikoyi Prisons following the exposure of corrupt practices in Nigerian prisons by Fisayo Soyombo, an undercover journalist.

Federal government suspends eight officials over electrocution at Ikoyi Custodial Centre

The Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Services Board, CDCFIB, has approved the suspension of seven senior officers and one junior personnel of the Nigerian Correctional Service over the unfortunate electrocution of 5 inmates of the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Lagos in order to facilitate unfettered investigation into the said incident.

Five inmates electrocuted, seven others injured at Ikoyi prison

Five inmates of the Ikoyi Medium Security Custodial Centre have been electrocuted to death and seven severely injured when an electrical fault occurred on Monday morning in the cell in which they were locked up.

Correctional service suspends nine personnel over $1 million scam by Kirikiri inmate

The Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Services Board, CDCFIB, has approved the suspension of three officers and six other ranks of the Nigerian Correctional Service implicated in the alleged internet fraud, suspected to have been perpetrated by Hope Olusegun Aroke, an inmate serving a term of imprisonment in Kirikiri Maximum Security Custodial Centre, Lagos.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC arrests two prisons controllers over $1 million scam by jailed internet fraudster

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, has arrested two prison officials for giving exaggerated medical reports that warranted jailed internet fraudster, Hope Olusegun Aroke, being given a referral to be treated outside the facility.
The Controller of the Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Emmanuel Okoro, on Thursday refuted reports by a section of the media which claimed there was a jail break at the Keffi Old Prison.

Controller confirms inmate’s death at correctional centre

The Controller, Nigeria Correctional Service (NCS) in Akwa Ibom, Mr Alex Oditah, on Saturday confirmed that an inmate died in Eket Correctional Centre.

DPR warns Zamfara filling stations to stop supplying products to bandits

The Department of Petroleum Resources has warned filling stations in Zamfara State against supplying petroleum products to bandits.

Customs impounds 1,343 bags of foreign rice, others worth N492 million

The Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone ‘C’ of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) in Owerri said it impounded 1,343 bags of foreign rice and other contraband worth N492 million and made six arrest within the month.
The Controller of the Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Emmanuel Okoro, on Thursday refuted reports by a section of the media which claimed there was a jail break at the Keffi Old Prison.

Kano custodial centre nabs suspected female drug trafficker

The Kano Command of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) has arrested a visitor (name withheld) to the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Kano State (MSCC).

Federal government to begin sale of new housing units nationwide

The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, on Wednesday said the ministry would soon commence the sale of housing units built under the National Housing Programme, nationwide.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police confirm death of 22 in Sokoto bandits’ attack, foil ambush

The Police in Sokoto on Thursday confirmed the death of 22 villagers in the state following sporadic shooting by suspected bandits in Gangara community.
The Cross River Commissioner for health, Dr Betta Edu has restated the state’s preparedness to tackle Coronavirus if it eventually gets to the state.

Cross River suspected coronavirus case tests negative

Confirming the report to newsmen on phone Thursday night, Edu said the case from UCTH that went viral on the various social platform came out negative.

President Buhari’s daughter rejoins family after self-isolation

The daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari who went on self-isolation after returning from the United Kingdom, UK, two weeks ago has rejoined the family.
Nigeria has confirmed 12 new casesof coronavirus with total number of cases in the country rising to 151.

Coronavirus hits 51 of 55 nations of Africa

Malawi recorded three cases, on Thursday, as the number of cases in Africa struck 6,940 with 278 deaths and 567 recoveries as of 8.30p.m.

WHO concerned as coronavirus accelerates in Africa

With more than 6,000 COVID-19 cases reported in Africa, the virus is threatening fragile health systems on the continent.