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DAPC: UNODC & PRAWA Trained 40 Peer Educators on Life Planning and Substance Abuse

 The training which started on Thursday, 17th runs to Saturday, 19th November, 2016. PRAWA organized a three (3) days Secondary and Tertiary Institution Training of Peer Educators on Life Planning and Substance Abuse founded by UNODC and was held at PRAWA Conference Hall, Enugu. The participants were welcome by Mr. Albert Oko who also introduced […]

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PRAWA/NAPTIP to Train 300 Victims of Human Trafficking in Various Skills

PRAWA and The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) is to train 300 victims of human trafficking in various skills. The NAPTIP Kano Zonal Commander, Alhaji Shehu Umar, disclosed this during a courtesy call on the Speaker, Kano State House of Assembly, Alhaji Kabiru Rurum, on Friday in Kano. Umar said […]

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Pro Bono Lawyers Get Rewarded For Their Service to Humanity

The Speeding up Criminal Justice Project of the Justice for All Programme is a DFID funded intervention introduced, among other objectives, to address in a holistic manner the challenge of high number of awaiting trial detainees confronting the Nigerian Criminal Justice System. In accordance with this goal, in 2013, PRAWA established two different models of […]

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Enugu Judiciary Gets a Bail Information Center

The problem of high population of Awaiting Trial Persons (ATPs) has been consistently underscored by both state and non-state actors as a major crack in the Nigerian criminal justice system. The often highlighted causes for this problem include: poor utilization of bail processes, poor level of coordination amongst criminal justice agencies, arbitrary arrests and detention, […]

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PRAWA Protects Youths-at-Risk As It Embarks on Anti Human Trafficking Project in Nigerian States

Given its current status as a source, transit and destination country, Human Trafficking, especially on youths, women and children, has become a major challenge in contemporary Nigeria. The victims of such crimes are either trafficked internally or externally. Internal human trafficking includes the recruitment and transportation of prospective child labourers or house servants and sex […]

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PRAWA Engages in a “Police Against Gender-Based Violence and HIV/AIDS” Project

In November, 2014 the newly constituted Gender Unit and the training department of the Nigeria Police Force were the primary beneficiaries of activities geared towards enlightenment and capacity building on effective responses to Gender-based violence and HIV/AIDs. The project which was implemented by PRAWA and funded by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and […]

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Prison Congestion: CJN asks Magistrates to Liberalise Bail conditions

Worried by the rising figures of awaiting trial inmates in various prison facilities across the federation, Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, has asked magistrates to stop imposing stringent bail conditions on accused persons involved in minor offences. The CJN, who gave the directive when the national executives of the Magistrates Association of […]

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PRAWA’s Press Statement on the Occasion of 2014 Human Rights Day

2014 WORLD HUMAN RIGHTS DAY – PRAWA CALLS ON NIGERIA’s NATIONAL ASSEMBLY TO PASS THE ADMINISTRATION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE (ACJ) BILL  As the world marks the International Human Rights Day today, PRAWA wishes to underscore the important of effective, comprehensive and sustainable criminal justice sector reform. On 30 November 2014, over 300 inmates of the […]

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Moro, Obiano Lament Prison Congestion in Nigeria

Nigeria Minister of Interior Mr. Abba Moro As the Federal Government was opening the Nnewi Prison in Anambra State on June 6, 2014, the Minister of Interior, Abba Moro and Governor of the state, Chief Willie Obiano lamented the level of prison congestions in the country, especially the preponderance of awaiting trial inmates now forming […]

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Nigerian Prisons Service Elevates 3700 Officers

The Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) said it has elevated 3700 officers across the federation. Some of the most senior officers decorated by the Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro, at the headquarters of the service in Abuja, include 9 Controller of Prisons (CP) to the rank of Assistant Controller-General (ACG), 5 Deputy Controller of Prisons […]

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