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PRAWA: Over 80% of prisoners in Nigeria are awaiting trial

The Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA) on Thursday said over 80 per cent of prisoners in Nigeria were awaiting trial.

Port-Harcourt Prison has 5,000 inmates instead of 800 – VP Yemi Osinbajo

The Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has revealed that the Port-Harcourt Prison, originally designed by the British colonial masters to conveniently take 800 prisoners, currently has total inmates of almost 5,000.

NAPTIP, PRAWA empower trafficked victims in Edo, Anambra, three other states

The National Agency on Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA) yesterday, in Benin City, Edo State, commenced the empowerment of about 30 trafficked victims in five endemic states.

66% of Nigerian prison’s inmates are on awaiting trial – NPS

The Nigerian Prison Service (NPS) has confirmed that majority of inmates in prison facilities throughout the federation which constitutes 66 percent are on awaiting trial as at December 15, 2017.

Emir Sanusi links violent crimes, insurgency to poverty, inequality in Nigeria

The Emir of Kano, Sarkin Muhammad Sanusi 11, on Tuesday, in Kano, attributed the spate in violent crimes and siege of other criminalities to endemic poverty and inequality in Nigeria.

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Court orders Atiku’s son, estranged wife to agree on children’s upkeep allowance

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Names of four US soldiers killed in Niger added to memorial wall

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Air chief Abubakar inaugurates new NAF air safety institute in Kaduna

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