Tuesday, May 18, 2021



COVID-19: Fayemi frees 30 prisoners, declares them vulnerable

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, on Wednesday, ordered the release of 30 prisoners from the Ado-Ekiti Correctional Centre as part of efforts to curtail the spread of the coronavirus.

615 prison inmates studying free in NOUN – VC

Prof. Abdalla Adamu, the Vice-Chancellor of the National Open University in Nigeria, NOUN, says the institution has admitted a total of 615 prisoners.

Nigerian prisoners can now vote in elections, Appeal Court rules

The Court of Appeal Benin Division on Friday granted the prayers of five prisoners, seeking the order of the court to direct the Independent...

78 women prisoners hospitalised over food poisoning

Some 78 female inmates of a jail in India’s financial capital have been hospitalised due to suspected food poisoning on Friday, hospital dean said.

Ogun CJ pardons 89 prison inmates

The chief judge said the exercise was not aimed at releasing criminals but to reduce cases of unlawful detention and awaiting trial inmates.

Katsina senator secures freedom for 60 prisoners

A Senator representing Katsina North Senatorial District, Mustapha Bukar, has said he had so far secured the release of 60 prisoners across the prison...

Prisons’ farm harvests 400 bags of rice in Plateau

One of the 17 Prisons farms of the Nigerian Prisons Service that major in rice production, the Lakushi Farm Centre has harvested over 400...

Buhari to Govs, judges: Release prisoners on unnecessary detention

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed governors and state chief judges to release prisoners who are unnecessarily detained as part of reforms in judiciary. The president...

UPDATED: Nigeria spends N450 daily to feed each prisoner – Comptroller-General

Nigerian government is annually spending N17billion for feeding of prisoners in the country, minister of Interior, AbdurRahman Dambazau has said. With the country's estimated prison...

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