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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.
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.
No fewer than 26 inmates of Agodi Prison, Ibadan, Oyo State, are set to write the 2018 National Examination Council (NECO) examination.

26 Agodi prison inmates to sit for 2018 NECO exam

No fewer than 26 inmates of Agodi Prison, Ibadan, Oyo State, are set to write the 2018 National Examination Council (NECO) examination.

35 inmates of Jos Prison to sit for NECO exams

The Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) has said that 35 inmates of the Jos prison will participate in the 2018 Nov/Dec Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) of the National Examination Council (NECO).

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.
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Enugu residents defy IPOB’s sit-at-home order, go about normal activities

Residents of Enugu metropolis on Friday went about their normal activities disregarding the Sit-At-Home order given by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

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.
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.

Judge frees 13 inmates in Plateau

Plateau Chief Judge, Justice Yakubu Dakwak, has ordered the release of 13 inmates serving their jail terms in the various prison formations in the state.

41 prison inmates regain freedom in Ebonyi

No fewer than 41 inmates serving various jail terms in Afikpo and Abakaliki prisons, in Ebonyi State, have been granted freedom by the Chief Judge of the state, Hon. Justice Alloy Nwankwo, during his jail delivery exercise.

NPS chief calls for amendment of Prisons Act

The Controller-General, Nigerian Prisons Service, Mr Ja’faru Ahmed, has called for necessary amendment in Prisons Act to bring the law in tune with the philosophy of punishment and correction.

PFN sets up legal unit to help indigent inmates secure release

Prison Fellowship Nigeria, a Christian body, says it has set up legal unit to afford inmates opportunity to access free legal services and for the fellowship to mobilise funds to pay fines of convicted inmates in Niger.

FRSC to consider House of Reps’ resolution on age limit – spokesman

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says it will consider Wednesday’s resolution of the House of Representatives on the review of age limit for employment of applicants by government agencies.
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NOUN matriculates 13 inmates prison in Ogun

No fewer than 13 inmates of Ibara, Abeokuta prisons were on Sunday, matriculated to study various courses in the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).

National Assembly collaborates with PRAWA to curb challenges in prison service

The National Assembly says it is collaborating with the Prisons Rehabilitation and Welfare Action, a Non-Governmental Organisation to curb the challenges bedeviling the Nigeria Prisons Service.

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.

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