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Tag Archives: Nigeria Prisons Service

Finally, Immigration Employs 888 Out Of 6.5 Million Applicants


The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS)  on Friday has finally employed 888 applicants out of the 6.5 million applicants that applied for 2014 nationwide recruitment exercise. This was contained in a statement by the NIS Comptroller General, (CG), Muhammed Babandede, while fielding questions from reporters. According to him, the Civil Defence, …

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Nsukka Jail Break: Six Inmates Recaptured – Controller


Enugu State Controller of Nigeria Prisons Service, Mr Isaiah Amariri, said on Thursday that six of the inmates that escaped from Nsukka Prisons on Tuesday night, have been re-arrested. Amariri, who gave the figure to newsmen in Nsukka, however declined to give the exact number of inmates that escaped from …

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Nsukka Jail Break: 15 Inmates Escape From Prison


About 15 inmates were believed to have escaped from Nsukka Prison in Enugu state in a jail-break that occurred on Tuesday night. A source at the prison who spoke on Wednesday on the condition of anonymity said the inmates broke their cells and scaled over the perimeter fence. “The inmates …

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Jail break: 15 Inmates Escape From Nsukka Prison


At least 15 inmates were believed to have escaped from Nsukka Prison in Enugu state in a jail-break that occurred on Tuesday night. A reliable source at the prison who pleaded anonymity, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Nsukka on Wednesday that the inmates broke their cells and scaled …

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Negligence By Top Prison Officers Responsible For Incessant Jailbreaks – Dambazau

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The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, has attributed the recent spate of jailbreaks in the country to negligence on the part of top officers of the Nigwria Prisons Service (NPS). Dambazau made this observation while addressing senior officers of the NPS, who were meeting to discuss and proffer solutions to …

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159 Senior Prisons’ Officers Affected In Reshuffling Exercise

Controller-General of Prisons, Ja'afaru Ahmed

In a massive redeployment exercise, the Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS) on Tuesday announced the transfer of 159 senior officers and one non-commissioned personnel to man new positions. The redeployment, which was approved by the Controller-General of Prisons, Ja’afaru Ahmed, was contained in a letter issued Monday, July 11, 2016. According …

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Kuje Prison Break: FG Approves Suspension Of 14 Prisons Personnel

Controller-General of Prisons, Ja'afaru Ahmed

The Federal government has approved the suspension of 14 Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS) officials in the wake of the escape of two high profile detainees – Solomon Amodu and Maxwell Ajukwu – who are both standing trial for culpable homicide, from the Kuje Medium Security Prison last month. The suspension of …

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Boko Haram: FG To Reopen 32 Prisons In Northeast


The Federal Government has signified its intention to reopen over 32 prisons in the northeast, which were closed after they were attacked and overran by Boko Haram terrorists. The newly appointed Controller-General of Prisons, Ja’afaru Ahmed, who made the disclosure in his address to senior officers of the Nigeria Prisons …

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Dambazau Tasks New Immigration, Prisons Bosses On Professionalism

Mohammed Babandede

The present administration will accept nothing less than professionalism and efficient service delivery to Nigerians from the new heads of the Nigeria Immigration Service and Nigeria Prisons Service, Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, has said. Dambazau gave the charge on Wednesday while decorating the newly- appointed Comptroller-General of the NIS, …

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Prisons Boss Appears Before Reps C’ttee, Apologizes Over Assault On Female Lawmaker

Idah Odeh-Mrakpor Oyemachi Joan

The House of Representatives Committee on Interior yesterday quizzed the Controller-General, Nigeria Prisons Service, NPS, Dr Peter Ekpendu over the alleged assault on a female lawmaker by his men last Wednesday. The Reps member, Mrakpor Onyeamaechi Joan (PDP, Delta) was said to have been “assaulted and harassed” by an aide …

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Why We Placed Metuh In Handcuffs – NPS


The Nigeria Prisons Service yesterday explained that the decision to handcuff the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olisa Metuh while appearing for his trial at the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday, was at the discretion of the prison officer, who supervised his court appearance. …

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Metuh Deserved To Be In Handcuffs – Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole

Edo State governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomole has lent his voice in support of the decision of the Nigeria Prisons Service to handcuff the spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, saying there was nothing absolutely wrong with it. Metuh is standing trial for receiving N400 million from …

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NPS Debunks Rumours Of Planned Transfer Of Boko Haram Suspects To Prisons In Anambra


The Nigeria Prisons Service has dismissed as untrue, rumours that the Federal Government has concluded plans to transfer several Boko Haram suspects to prisons in Anambra State. Commercial activities in the state were grinded to a halt yesterday as traders took to the streets to protest the planned move. The …

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El-Rufa’i Visits Zaria Prison, Sets Aside N24m For Rehabilitation


Governor Nasiru El-Rufa’i of Kaduna State, said on Saturday that the state government would rehabilitate the Zaria Prison at N24 million. He stated this in Zaria during an inspection of the prison. Some aggrieved inmates of the prison on May 28 set part of the prison ablaze during a riot, …

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NIS Recruitment: National Hospital Confirm 7 Dead In Abuja Centre


Authorities of National Hospital, Abuja, on Saturday confirmed seven persons among 67,000 Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) job applicants in the FCT dead. The applicants had converged on the National Stadium, Abuja, one of the venues for the test to fill 5,000 vacancies in NIS and many were said to have …

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Extortion Everywhere: Prisoners Lament Extortion by Prison Officials!


In what can only be described as a sorry case, verging on hopelessness, Inmates of the Ibara Prison, Abeokuta, Ogun State have accused prison officials of extorting cash from them to carry out their official duties. Some of the prison officials have also been accused of imposing levies on some …

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