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Why I sponsored Nigerian Correctional Service Bill – Senator Uba

Former Chairman of the Senate Committee on Interior, Senator Andy Uba, has said that he sponsored the Nigerian Correctional Service Bill, 2019 because of his desire to see a total transformation in the management and administration of prisons in the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with all the 2019 Nigerian pilgrims over the successful completion of their Hajj rites and the Eid-el-Kabeer celebration.

President Buhari signs law changing Nigeria Prisons Service to Nigeria Correctional Service

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law the billing changing the name of the Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS) to Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS).

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.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

EFCC probes why convicted pension thief is not in jail

A former Assistant Director in the Federal Civil Service, John Yakubu Yusuf, who was sentenced to six years imprisonment last year by the Court of Appeal for stealing about N24 billion from the Police Pension Funds, is reportedly enjoying his freedom.

Prison officer fired for peddling drugs to inmates

The Controller General, Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS), Ja’afaru Ahmed, has approved the recommendation of Zone ‘C’ Disciplinary Committee for the dismissal of Prison Assistant 1, Umar Adamu, from the Service for the offence of trafficking (smuggling) illicit drugs into the prison yard for prisoners.
From left- Cross River State Commissioner for Health, Dr Inyang Asibong and other staff of Afokang Prison, Calabar, holding the twins delivered by a female inmate of the Prison in Calabar

Prison inmate dies after giving birth to twin

The Nigerian Prisons Service, Cross River State Command, has disclosed the Awaiting Trial Female (ATF) inmate of the Afokang Prison in Calabar (name withheld), who was delivered of twin on April 17, has died.

Nigeria Prisons Service promotes 16 senior officers, decorates 14

The Controller-General of the Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS) Mr Ja’afaru Ahmed, on Wednesday decorated 14 newly-promoted senior officers of the service with their new ranks.
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.

Presidential Committee frees 84 prisoners

The Presidential Committee on Prisons Reform and Decongestion has secured the release of a total of 84 prisons inmates from the Edo State Command of the Nigerian Prisons Service.
Mrs Georgian Ehurian, the newly posted Permanent Secretary to Ministry of Interior has urged Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) to involve the services of lawyers in decongesting prisons across the country.

Permanent secretary tasks NPS on prison decongestion

Mr Georgian Ehurian, the newly posted Permanent Secretary to Ministry of Interior has urged Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) to involve the services of lawyers in decongesting prisons across the country.
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Nigeria Prisons set to interview candidates for recruitment

The Nigeria Prison Service (NPS) is set to conduct an interviews for shortlisted candidates who applied for recruitment into the service from March 18 to March 23.
Nigerians today return to the polls to elect their state governors and legislators as well councilors for the six Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Area Councils.

Enugu elections: REC commends security agencies’ conduct

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Enugu State, Dr Emeka Ononamadu, has hailed the synergy between security agencies and INEC during the general elections.

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.

Senator Dariye reportedly down with kidney failure

Former Plateau State Governor Joshua Dariye is said to be down with renal failure.
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Election: Security agencies open joint security control room in Enugu

The Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Mr Balarabe Suleiman, says that security agencies operating in the state have opened a joint security control room for the general elections.

Election: NPS beefs up security in prisons in Enugu

The Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) says it has beefed up security in prison yards across Enugu State ahead of the forthcoming general elections.

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.

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