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Reps to probe correctional service over ‘poor working conditions of staff’

    Reps to probe correctional service over ‘poor working conditions of staff’

The house of representatives has resolved to investigate the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCS) over the “deplorable state of inmates and unwholesome working conditions” of its officers.  The lawmakers passed the

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Aregbesola orders prison officers to ‘shoot to kill’ during jailbreaks

    Aregbesola orders prison officers to ‘shoot to kill’ during jailbreaks

Rauf Aregbesola, minister of interior, has asked prisons officers to protect the integrity of correctional facilities by using maximum force to deter any form of attack. According to a statement

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Jailbreaks: Prisons to set up special security team to guard custodial centres

    Jailbreaks: Prisons to set up special security team to guard custodial centres

The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) says it plans to set up a special security team to strengthen the security around custodial centres across the country. Haliru Nababa, controller-general of NCoS,

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Maltreated and neglected: The plight of pregnant women in Nigerian prisons

    Maltreated and neglected: The plight of pregnant women in Nigerian prisons

Amina Abubakar(not real name) still remembers the days of horror and pain she spent at Suleja prison in Niger state. Life was beautiful for the 28-year-old when she got married

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Jailbreak: Equip prison guards with machine guns, reps tell FG

  Jailbreak: Equip prison guards with machine guns, reps tell FG

The house of representatives has asked the federal government to equip personnel guarding correctional facilities with general purpose machine guns

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Yuletide: Prisons CG suspends leave for personnel, asks them to prevent jailbreaks

  Yuletide: Prisons CG suspends leave for personnel, asks them to prevent jailbreaks

Haliru Nababa, the controller-general of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), has suspended leave for personnel of the service. According to

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TIMELINE: 1,844 in Imo, 1,993 in Edo — how thousands escaped from prisons in 4 years

  TIMELINE: 1,844 in Imo, 1,993 in Edo — how thousands escaped from prisons in 4 years

A nation’s correctional centres are expected to be well-fortified, considering that these facilities house those who have been convicted of

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Inmates stranded, cases stalled as judiciary workers’ strike enters one month

  Inmates stranded, cases stalled as judiciary workers’ strike enters one month

A month ago, the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) embarked on an indefinite strike — a development that has

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Jailbreak: Reps ask NCS to reinforce armed squads at prisons

  Jailbreak: Reps ask NCS to reinforce armed squads at prisons

The house of representatives has asked the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) reinforce its armed squads in prisons across the country. 

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N200k bounty placed on inmate who escaped after gang members killed prison officers

  N200k bounty placed on inmate who escaped after gang members killed prison officers

The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) has placed a N200,000 bounty on Chidi Nwankwo, an inmate who was set free by

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