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Prison attack: Controller assures Oko residents of safety

The Controller of the Nigerian Prisons Service, Edo State command, Mr Joseph Usendiah, has assured residents living around the Oko Minimum Security prison in Benin of full protection of their lives and property.

Nigeria Prison service to establish Borstal homes in Enugu, Bayelsa

The Nigeria Prisons Service plans to establish Borstal homes in Enugu and Bayelsa States, to serve the South East and South regions of the country.
President Buhari presides over Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting in State House on 4th July 2018

FEC approves N2.8 billion for digitalisation of prisons

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the sum of N2.8 billion for the installation of a digital web-based integrated system to aid decongestion of prisons in Nigeria.

Governor Okorocha seeks stakeholders’ collaboration on prisoners’ welfare

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has called for collaboration between federal and state governments for the welfare of prison inmates and the prison conditions, stressing that the essence of sending people to prison is to make them better citizens.

Nigeria Prisons not taking Senator Dariye abroad for treatment – spokesman

The Nigeria Prisons Service has said it would not fly out a former Plateau State Governor, Joshua Dariye, who is reportedly suffering from kidney disease, for treatment abroad.

Nigeria Prisons donate to motherless babies’ home

The Nigeria Prisons Service, Cross River State Command, has donated items for the upkeep of the Uwanse Motherless Babies’ Home in Calabar.

Governor Lalong secures release of 37 prison inmates

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has secured the release of 37 prisoners serving various jail terms at the Shendam Prisons.

Christmas: Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi approves bonus for security officers, NYSC members

Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has announced a N10, 000 Christmas bonus for each of the members of staff of all military and para-military organisations in the state.

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
Sunday Adefonou Anani

Prisons: Togolese cook who allegedly killed Credit Switch boss alive

Sunday Anani, the suspected killer of late Chairman of Credit Switch Technology Limited, Chief Ope Bademosi, is not dead.
President Muhammad Buhari has been confirmed to perform the opening ceremony of this year's Ministry of Interior Games, tagged MIGA 2018, on November 22 in Kaduna.

Muhammadu Buhari to open second Interior Games in Kaduna

President Muhammad Buhari has been confirmed to perform the opening ceremony of this year's Ministry of Interior Games, tagged MIGA 2018, on November 22 in Kaduna.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Godwin Obaseki reiterates commitment on prison decongestion, reforms

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said his administration will strengthen partnership with the Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS), on the planned decongestion and reforms of prisons in the state.

NPS solicits support for prisoners entrepreneurial programme

The Nigeria Prison Service (NPS) has called on federal and state government agencies to help promote entrepreneurial activities of inmates through its Prisons Industry Programme.

Court order Attorney-General, Prisons to produce 32 MASSOB detainees

A Magistrate Court, in Enugu North Magisterial District, Tuesday, ordered the Attorney-General of Enugu State and the Nigeria Prisons Service to produce members of Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) incarcerated since May 24.

EFCC drags man to court for allegedly issuing dud cheque

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday arraigned one Emmanuel Ogbu and a firm, Next Tech- Global Services Ltd. in an FCT High Court over alleged issuance of N5 million dud cheque.

2019: IGP Ibrahim Idris assures INEC of adequate security for materials, personnel

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on Thursday assured the Independent National Electoral Commission of adequate deployment of armed policemen, vehicular patrols and helicopters for security during 2019 General Elections.

Prison inmate undergoing PhD programme – controller

The Controller of Prisons, Lagos State Command, Tunde Ladipo, says education in prison facilities is getting better by the day, with an inmate of the Maximum Prison undergoing a PhD programme.

Fed govt decries deplorable prison conditions, sets up decongestion committee

The Federal Government on Tuesday decried the deplorable conditions of prisons in the country and said it will do everything possible to make Nigeria prisons reformatory.

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