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The first 14-day lockdown was instituted by Governor Udom Emmanuel to commence on April 3rd and expired on 5 pm of Thursday, April 16th just before the state chief judge, Justice Godwin Abraham, announced the extension of the lockdown by another 14 days as well as inaugurating a special court for the trial of offenders of Quarantine and Restriction of Movement Regulations, 2020.

Akwa Ibom pardons 68 prison inmates

The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, on Wednesday, granted amnesty to 68 inmates of the Nigerian Correctional Service, Akwa Ibom State Command.

Driver remanded for overtaking mobile policeman freed

The Chief Judge of Edo State, Hon. Justice Esther Edigin, has ordered the unconditional release of a 24-year-old commercial bus driver, Lucky Elum, from the Benin Custodial Centre of Nigerian Correctional Service.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered the release of 209 prisoners across various Correctional Centres in the state.

Lagos frees 204 inmates of custodial centres

The Lagos State Government (LASG) has released the names of 204 inmates to be freed from the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) Custodial Centres in Lagos.
Nigerian Correctional Service, Enugu, custodial centre says five of its inmates have successfully completed their first degree in diverse fields of study at the special study centre of National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN.

Five Enugu correctional service inmates bag bachelor’s degree

Nigerian Correctional Service, Enugu, custodial centre says five of its inmates have successfully completed their first degree in diverse fields of study at the special study centre of National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN.
Four inmates in the Kaduna Custodial Centre of the Nigeria Correctional Service NCoS have lost their lives following injuries sustained last week in an attempted jail break.

Official: Four inmates die at Kaduna prison due to coronavirus fake news

Days after the Federal Government warned that the prevalence of fake news in the country was distracting it from the fight against the Novel Coronavirus, four inmates in the Kaduna Custodial Centre of the Nigeria Correctional Service NCoS have lost their lives following injuries sustained last week in an attempted jail break.
The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, announced this on Thursday in Abuja through a statement issued by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Mrs Georgina Ehuriah.

Nigeria: What we’re doing to prevent virus outbreak at prisons – minister

The federal government is making plans to release some prison inmates as apart of measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 within the correctional facilities (prisons), the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, said on Wednesday.

Correctional Service: No jailbreaks in 2019

The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) says it did not record any jailbreak in the country in 2019.

Court remands man for ‘stabbing bartender to death’

A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Yaba, Lagos, on Friday ordered that a 53-year-old man, Dennis Azuonye, who allegedly stabbed a bartender to death , be remanded in custodial centre, pending legal advice.

Unemployed admits stealing 16 SIM cards, ATM cards

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Friday remanded one unemployed Charles Eze in the Ikoyi Custodial Centre after he pleaded guilty to stealing 16 Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards and some Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards.

EFCC opposes Senator Orji Kalu’s post-conviction bail application

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Tuesday opposed a post-conviction bail application filed by a convicted former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, before Justice Muhammed Liman of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos.

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.
The Bauchi State Chief Judge, Justice Rabi Talatu Umar, who set free the inmates, urged them to be of good conduct and exhibit exemplary beheviour in the society.

Bauchi chief judge frees 27 suspects awaiting trial

No fewer than 27 suspects awaiting trial in Bauchi Custodial Centre and other Correctional Service Centers across the state have regained their freedom.

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Nigeria declares telecoms facilities critical national Infrastructure

In response to the yearnings of industry stakeholders to declare telecom facilities Critical National Infrastructure, President Muhammadu Buhari, has finally approved and also directed that necessary physical protective measures be put in place to safeguard telecommunications infrastructure deployed across the country.
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ASCAB: President Buhari’s speech underestimate Sani Abacha’s $5 billion loot

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