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Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Action
The Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA) on Thursday said over 80 per cent of prisoners in Nigeria were awaiting trial.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Nasarawa State House of Assembly on Friday passed a resolution, authorising the Federal Government to deduct the state’s share of the $1 billion from the Excess Crude Account.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin says he has faith in the Financial Fair Play (FFP) process, which he believes treats every club the same.
A Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere on Friday ordered Aminu Atiku and his ex-wife, Unmi Bolori, to agree on the monthly upkeep allowance he would be paying for the two children of the severed union.
The names of four Special Forces soldiers killed last year in an ambush in Niger are among those added to a memorial wall at Fort Bragg.
The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, has inaugurated the permanent site of the Nigeria Air Force Institute of Safety, located at Rigachikun area of Kaduna.
Police said on Monday that a Celestial Church prophet, Dominic Michael, has been arrested for allegedly administering a killer concoction to one of his members, Ramat Audu.
Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to raising the standard of tertiary education in the state such that graduates of those institutions would be employable anywhere in the world.
The head of the civil service of the federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, says there is a need for the federal government to increase the salary of civil servants in the country.
The national chairmanship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, says during his eight years as governor of Edo state, he did not oppress anyone.
Unai Emery said he wants Arsenal to be among Europe's elite once more when he appeared at his first news conference since being appointed as Arsene Wenger's successor.