Tag: prisons

AzeezDecember 27, 2017

Just In: 36 inmates escape from Akwa Ibom prison

The Nigerian Prisons Service said 36 inmates have escaped from the Ikot Ekpene Prison in Akwa-Ibom State. In a statement on ...

AzeezDecember 20, 2017

This statement shows the PDP is still not interested in being a responsible opposition

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the Federal Government is building more prisons to lock up its members ...

Op-ed EditorDecember 7, 2017

The Thread: “The law should have a human face” “Thunder fire you all” | TwitterNG reacts to suicide in the court

Nigerians are mad at the country’s justice system, where the poor get the rough end of the stick always. It ...

AzeezOctober 25, 2017

We are looking to create polling units in Nigerian prisons – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it is making progress in its bid to ensure that prisoners are allowed ...

ToluOctober 21, 2017

7,396 prisoners in Lagos; Trump’s fortune plunges by $600 million | The 5 numbers that mattered this week

N140 billion – The amount the Senate Committees on Customs, Excise and Tariff and Marine Transport claim they have recovered ...

AzeezOctober 9, 2017

Abia AG donates mattresses to prisons overcrowded by IPOB members

Attorney-General of Abia State, Umeh Kalu has donated hundred mattresses to prisons in the state, due to the increase in ...

AzeezOctober 6, 2017

Nigerian prisons are overcrowded by 90 per cent – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has raised alarm over the state of the prisons in Nigeria. He raised the alarm when he hosted ...

EditorAugust 17, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] Sanitary pads are very much a luxury for most Nigerian women, especially the ones in prison

A few days ago, this article by Ayomide Odekanyan went viral on the internet. It was about the deplorable conditions inmates, ...

AzeezFebruary 10, 2017

‘Muslim Brotherhood’ planning massive attacks on banks, prisons, FG raises alarm

The Federal Government on Friday raised an alarm that the Muslim Brotherhood, an affiliate to Boko Haram is planning to ...

Isime EseneOctober 9, 2016

N270 million; N26.5 billion… | The 5 numbers that mattered this week

6 – The number of new ICT hubs that will be set up by the Federal Government, according to the ...

AzeezSeptember 26, 2016

‘More than 90% of women awaiting trial in prisons are nursing mothers, pregnant women’

The National Human Rights Commission on Monday said nursing mothers and pregnant women are about 90% of the women awaiting trial ...

Mazi EmekaAugust 18, 2016

Opinion: Unearthing the mystery behind incessant jailbreaks

By  Ogunjobi Michael Overtime, Prison breaks have proved a major bane of the Nigerian Prisons Service. The lacuna in the ...

Oludolapo AdelanaAugust 10, 2016

15 inmates break out of Enugu prison

Fifteen inmates on Tuesday broke out of the Nsukka prison in Enugu State. According to Premium Times, the incident happened on Tuesday ...

Adebayo EmuleomoMay 30, 2016

Kuje Prison is operating beyond capacity – Here are the figures

According to figures given by the Deputy Comptroller of prisons in Nigeria, Musa Tanko, Kuje Prisons in Abuja is holding ...

Mazi EmekaApril 26, 2016

Prisons boss says aides were ‘barbaric, overzealous’ for slapping female lawmaker

Following his summoning to appear before the House Committee on Interior to answer allegations of assaulting a female lawmaker, Onyemachi ...

Isime EseneDecember 9, 2014

Jailbreak: Jonathan suspends Prisons Controller, others

by Isi Esene The Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro has approved the recommendations of the Controller General of the ...

February 25, 2014

Femi Aribisala: Why Sanusi Lamido should end up at Kirikiri prisons

by Femi Aribisala The last thing a country needs is a CBN governor who talks frivolously. The word of a ...

December 11, 2013

Opinion: Sleep well, Madiba

by Kayode Oladehin Into prison went Nelson and out came Mandela. But the story might have been different, Nelson Mandela ...

September 13, 2013

Different strokes: Netherlands close 8 prisons due to lack of criminals

As prison populations surge in the UK, with overcrowded cells and repeat offenders, the opposite in happening in the Netherlands. ...

August 23, 2013

California to force-feed hunger-striking prisoners

A district court judge in California has given state authorities permission to force-feed dozens of prisoners who have been on ...

August 14, 2013

300 Nigerian girls languish in Libyan prisons

The Initiative for Youth Awareness on Migration, Immigration, Development and Re-integration, IYAMIDR, yesterday, raised alarm that over 300 Nigerian girls ...

September 18, 2012

Gunmen murder Borno State Justice commissioner

by Isi Esene The Borno State commissioner for Justice, Zannah Malam Gana, was yesterday killed by unidentified gunmen. Reports say the ...

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