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NPS: Why jail breaks occur across Nigeria

The Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) says human element, infrastructural gaps and aggression by inmates are some factors that account for jail breaks in prisons across the country.

Prison Service gives reasons for jail breaks

The Nigerian Prisons Service says human element, infrastructural gaps and aggression by inmates are some factors that account for jail breaks in prisons across the country.

Six prisons officers rewarded for foiling jailbreak in Enugu

The Controller General of Prisons, Ahmed Ja’faru, has presented commendation letters to six prison officers who foiled escape of two inmates of the Enugu Maximum Security Prisons on May 5.

157 Lagos prison inmates set to write WASSCE, as 2 pursue PhD

The Lagos Prisons Command says education behind bars is getting more interesting with two of its inmates already pursuing their PhDs at the Kirikiri Maximum Prison.

Governor Bagudu donates vocational tools to Kebbi inmates

Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State has donated vocational tools to inmates serving various jail terms in prisons across the state as part of efforts to complements the effort of Federal Government and Nigerian Prison Service (NPS) in the reformation, rehabilitation and reintegration of prisoners.

Official: 78% Anambra prisoners awaiting trial

No few than 1,574 inmates out of 1,761 prisoners in Anambra are currently awaiting trial for various offences, the state’s Controller of Prisons, Emmanuel Nwakaeze, has said.

Minister: 804-capacity Port-Harcourt prison has 4,204 inmates

The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, has disclosed that the Port-Harcourt Prison which was built for 804 prisoners it currently accommodates 4204 inmates.

Akwa Ibom jailbreak: Prisons chief Jafaru Ahmed confirms 28 inmates still at large

The Controller General of Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS) Mr Jafaru Ahmed, has disclosed that 28 inmates of Ikot Ekpene Prisons that escaped during jailbreak on Dec. 27, 2017 were still at large.

126 convicts freed after ministers, others pay their fines

The Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory, Justice Ishaq Bello, on Thursday, freed from Abuja prisons 33-year-old Abdullahi Musa, who was first sentenced to death some years ago.

Prisons’ farm harvests 400 bags of rice in Plateau

The Lakushi Farm Centre of the Nigerian Prisons Service has harvested over 400 bags of rice in 2017.

No more room for corrupt, indolent prison officers – Ja’afaru Ahmed

The Nigeria Prisons Service, NPS, yesterday, declared that there was no more place for any of its officials who condones corruption and indiscipline in the service.

Man arrested for attempting to smuggle hard drugs in prison

The Special Intelligence Squad of the Controller General of Prisons in Ogun State has arrested a 22-year old man, Matthew Olusi, for allegedly attempting to smuggle weed suspected to be Indian hemp into Ibara Prison, in Abeokuta.

Eight prison officials sacked for smuggling drugs into cells

The Controller-General of Prisons, Jaáfaru Ahmed, has approved the recommendation of the Zonal Disciplinary Committee for the dismissal of eight prison officers for professional misconduct.

Prisons service dismisses eight for smuggling drugs, mobile phones into jails

The Controller-General of Prisons, Ja'afaru Ahmed, has approved the recommendation of the Zonal Disciplinary Committee for the dismissal of eight junior officers for professional misconduct.

FCT chief judge urges judges, magistrates to be diligent

FCT Chief Judge, Justice Ishaq Bello, has urged judges and magistrates in the territory to be diligent in the discharge of their duties.

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