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PRAWA trains correctional service officers on handling violators

A nongovernment organization, Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Action, PRAWA, Tuesday, organised capacity building for Nigerian Correctional Service, NCS, officers on handling violators of Coronavirus, COVID-19 lockdown order.
More details emerged, yesterday of how inmates at the Sapele Prisons, Delta State, overwhelmed authorities of the facility during Monday’s attempted jail break, in which two inmates escaped.

How prison inmates overwhelmed security men in Delta

More details emerged, yesterday of how inmates at the Sapele Prisons, Delta State, overwhelmed authorities of the facility during Monday’s attempted jail break, in which two inmates escaped.
Justice Marshal Umukoro, Chief Judge, Delta State.

Delta releases 73 prison inmates

The Chief Judge of Delta, Justice Marshal Umukoro, on Wednesday, released 73 inmates at the Ogwashi-Uku and Agbor Correctional Centres in Delta.
Amnesty International

Coronavirus: Amnesty urges decongestion of prisons in Africa

As cases of coronavirus increase in sub-Saharan Africa, authorities in the region must take urgent action to protect inmates from COVID-19 by decongesting the prisons, Amnesty International has said.
“The Controller-General of NCoS, Mr Ja’afaru Ahmed, assures the public that the service will ensure the safety and humane containment of inmates in our custody,” he said.

Correctional Service: Maryam Sanda still in custody

The Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) has dismissed report that Maryam Sanda had been granted presidential pardon.
The head of the agency, Ja’afaru Ahmed, 51,983 inmates are awaiting trial out of the prison’s total population of 73, 726 inmates. That is about 70 per cent of the total.

70% of Nigerian prisoners held without trial – Correctional chief

At least three-quarters of Nigeria’s total prison population are inmates serving time without being sentenced, the Nigerian Correctional Service said this on Thursday.
Minister of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the announcement in Abuja at a world press conference, explained that in arriving at the amnesty various issues were looked at and several options considered.

President Buhari grants amnesty to 2,600 prisoners nationwide

President Muhammadu Buhari has granted amnesty to 2,600 prisons inmates in all the Correctional Centres in the country.
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.
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.

Coronavirus: Minister wants speedy decongestion of prisons

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has called for the quick decongestion of correctional centres in Nigeria to avert the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) to the facilities.

Correctional Service: No jailbreaks in 2019

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

Senator Kalu, Olisa Metuh, others enjoy special security attention

The Nigeria Correctional Services has beefed up security in the Kuje Correctional Centre in Abuja, which is housing high-profile convicts, including former Abia State governor Orji Uzor Kalu, and former Plateau State governor, Joshua Dariye. \

Nigeria approves new uniform for correctional service

The Federal Government has approved new uniform for the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) to reflect its new name.

22 former Boko Haram members write WAEC exam from prison

The Nigerian Correctional Service, NCS, has disclosed that no fewer than 22 de-radicalized former members of Boko Haram have sat for the Senior School Certificate Examination, WAEC.

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 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 comptroller orders probe of Ikoyi prison

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.

Controller General sets up panel to investigate Ikoyi prison over undercover report

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.

NPS: Human capacity development key to prison reform programmes

The Controller-General, Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS), Alhaji Ja’afaru Ahmed, has said human capacity development remains one of the priorities in the ongoing prison reform programmes.

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Legendary reggae artiste, Majekodunmi Fasheke, aka Majek Fashek is dead. The artiste died in a New York hospital after a protracted illness on Monday about 5-45pm. He was aged 71.

Nigerian celebrities mourn deceased Majek Fashek

Nigerian celebrities have taken to their social media platforms to mourn the death of Music Legend, Majekodunmi Fasheke, a.k.a Majek Fashek.
Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country's plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.

Rwanda set to announce new coronavirus restrictions

Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country's plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.
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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.
President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country 4

ASCAB: President Buhari’s speech underestimate Sani Abacha’s $5 billion loot

Alliance for Surviv­ing COVID-19 and Beyond, (ASCAB), a group led by prominent Nigerian human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has said that President Mu­hammadu Buhari’s claim that late dictator, Sani Abacha, stole $1 billion con­tradicts the figures earlier released by his own officials.