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NPS: Human capacity development key to prison reform programmes

The Controller-General, Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS), Alhaji Ja’afaru Ahmed, has said human capacity development remains one of the priorities in the ongoing prison reform programmes.

No jailbreak recorded in last one year – Prisons chief

The Controller General, Nigerian Prisons Service, Ja’afaru Ahmed, says the service has not recorded jailbreaks in the country’s prisons in the last one year.

Prisons officer shoots fleeing robbery suspect in Ogun

A fleeing robbery suspect, Kamoru Adedayo, has been shot by an operative of Nigerian Prisons Service, Ogun Command, after he allegedly bolted from a Black Maria, parked in the premises of the Magistrate’s Court, Abeokuta, the state capital.
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 inmates display skill in drama, music concert

The Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) says 21 prison inmates of Medium Security Prison Oko, in Edo, have performed in a Bi-Annual Drama and Music Concert show hosted by the prison.
General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin is the current Nigerian Chief of Defence Staff appointed to the position on July 13, 2015 by President Muhammadu Buhari.

General Olonisakin: Security challenges threatening Nigeria’s existence

The Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin, has said the security challenges facing the country is threatening its corporate existence.

Board promotes 18,954 immigration, civil defence, prisons and fire service personnel

The Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board (CDFIPB) has promoted 18, 954 personnel of the four departments.

Officer dismissed for smuggling drugs into prison

The Controller-General of Prisons, Ja’afaru Ahmed, has approved the recommendation of Zone ‘C’ Disciplinary Committee for the dismissal of Prison Assistant 1, Umar Adamu, from the Nigerian Prisons Service for smuggling illicit drugs into the prison 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.
Interior Minister Abdulrahman Dambazau

Board approves promotion of 51 Prisons, Immigration officers

The Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board (CDFIPB) has approved the promotion of 51 officers to the rank of Assistant Controller General in Civil Defence, Immigration and the Nigerian Prisons.

65 prisoners regain freedom in Delta

The Presidential Committee on Prisons Reform and Decongestion has secured the release of 65 prisoners in Delta.

84 prison inmates regain freedom in Edo

The Presidential Committee on Prisons Reform and Decongestion has released 84 inmates from different prisons in Edo, the state’s Command of the Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS), said on Wednesday in Benin.

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.

Governor Okowa urges federal government to abolish death penalty in Nigeria

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State on Monday called for the abolishment of death penalty in Nigeria.
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Police debunk raiding operation before elections in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command has debunked a story in the social media that it will carry out general raiding in the state on Thursday and Friday before 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.
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Governor Umahi: Operation Python Dance III a blessing for Ebonyi

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has said that the Nigerian Army’s Operation Python Dance III exercise in the state has become a blessing for the residents.

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