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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.
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.
Nyesom Wike

Rivers governor signs executive order to check sabotage of borders closure

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, yesterday, signed the third Rivers State Government’s Executive Order for a Task Force to check reported sabotage by federal security agents enforcing closure of Rivers borders to prevent Coronavirus spread.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said the federal government will provide relief materials for residents of Lagos and Abuja whom he ordered to stay-at-home as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Nigeria flags off presidential pardon, clemency

President Muhammadu Buhari, represented by Nigeria’s Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, on Thursday flagged-off the 2020 Presidential Pardon and Clemency.
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 sends SOS to the judiciary on awaiting trial inmates

The Nigeria Correctional Service, formerly the Nigerian Prisons, has sent a Save our Soul (SOS) message to the judiciary on the numerous cases of awaiting trial that posed serious challenges to the service.
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.

Long-awaited Nigerian prisons reform is here – comptroller

Nasarawa State comptroller of the Nigerian prisons, now correctional service, Mr Emmanuel Emerald Okoro said the new prison law assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari would witness the necessary reforms.

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.

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.
Dapo Abiodun

Governor Abiodun declares state of emergency in education

Abiodun who arrived at governor’s offie, Oke-mosan Abeokuta at about 9:30am Thursday was received by the Head of Service, Engr. Lanre Bisiriyu.

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.

Prerogative of mercy committee considers 25 inmates for pardon

Presidential Advisory Committee on Prerogative of Mercy plans to consider 25 inmates in Kuje Prison for Presidential pardon by President Muhammadu Buhar
Ifeanyi Okowa Delta

Ifeanyi Okowa calls for end to death penalty

Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Thursday added his voice to the call to end death sentences in the country.
From Left, INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr Sam Olumekun; CP Imohimi Edgal, Commissioner of Police Lagos State at the Inter-agency Consultative Committee on Election Security in Lagos on Wednesday at Force Headquarters, Lagos (NAN)

INEC tasks Customs, Immigration on illegal possession of PVCs

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has appealed to the customs and immigration services to help checkmake influx of foreigners into the country ahead of 2019 elections.

Suspected tricycle operators raze VIO office

An Abuja Area Command Office of the Directorate of Road Traffic Services (DRTS) also known as Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO) has been completely razed by suspected commercial tricycle drivers.

Federal government creates website to help vulnerable groups get legal assistance

The federal government in collaboration with human right groups has created an electronic platform to reach vulnerable people in need of legal assistance.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha

SGF inaugurates committee on prisons decongestion

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday in Abuja, inaugurated the Presidential Advisory Committee on Prerogative of Mercy (PACPM) to decongest prisons nationwide.

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Ekiti APC faction ‘suspends’ Governor Fayemi

Aggrieved members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State have announced the suspension of Governor Kayode Fayemi from the party for alleged anti-party activities.
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October 1: #RevolutionNow organisers call for nationwide protest

The Coalition for Revolution (CORE), the organisers of the #RevolutionNow protest, has announced plans to hold a mass action against poor governance in Nigeria on October 1st.