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Controller: Nigeria’s prisons not punitive but correctional centres

Lagos State Controller of Prison, Mr Tunde Ladipo, on Tuesday said that Nigeria prisons were no longer a punishment institution rather a reformative and correctional centre

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.

Nigeria Prisons works with mediation institute on conflicts’ resolution

Nigeria Prisons Service says it is partnering with the Institute of Chartered Mediation and Conciliations to increase awareness on mediation as a means of resolving conflicts.

Nigeria Prisons dismisses three officers for trafficking

The Management of the Nigerian Prisons Service has dismissed three Junior Prison Officers for alleged grievous security offences.

Slain ex-prison boss buried amid tears in Plateau

The remains of the retired Assistant Controller-General of Prisons Nanvyat Gwali have been buried in his home town, Simchor, Plateau, a Nigerian Prisons Service official has said.

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.

Comptroller-General decries Minna Prison attack

The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Prisons Service, Ja’afaru Ahmed, on Thursday, described the recent Minna Prison attack as a sad development.

NPS: Escape of over 200 from Minna Prison not jail break

The public relations officer of the Nigerian Prisons Service, Francis Enobore, has claimed that the incident at Minna Medium Security Prison in which over 200 inmates escaped was an attack, not jail break.

Minna jailbreak: 30 inmates recaptured, 180 still missing

Following combined efforts of Nigerian Prison Service and other security agencies in Niger State, 30 inmates who escaped from Minna Medium Security Prison on Sunday night have been recaptured.

68 Prison inmates graduate in vocational skills

Sixty-eight inmates of Ibara Prison in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital, have graduated after undergoing vocational training in different fields.

Kirikiri hosts maiden inter-prison sports competition

Inmates of four prison formations in Lagos State on Saturday participated in the maiden edition of Inter-Prison Sports Competition held at Kirikiri Maximum Prison.

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.

Two Kirikiri prisoners enroll for doctorate studies

Two inmates of Kirikiri Prison in Lagos have defied the psychological drawback associated with incarceration by enrolling for doctorate degrees at the National Open University (NOUN).

Nigeria prisons academy graduates 39 controllers

A total of 39 Controllers of the Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS) on Friday completed a six-week advance management training aimed at repositioning correctional services in the country.

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.

Nasarawa gets new Controller of Prisons

The Controller-General of the Nigerian Prison Service, Ja’afaru Ahmed, has appointed Dalyop Patrick as the new Controller of Prisons in Nasarawa State Command.

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NANS felicitates with Muhammadu Buhari at 76, calls for cabinet reshuffle

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At least eight people killed in car bomb

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