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Democracy Day: El-Rufai Releases 24 Convicts

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State has ordered for the release of 24 convicts as part of activities to mark this year’s Democracy Day. He made this known during a special broadcast to the people of the state on Monday. “On this day, as we celebrate democracy, our mid-term and the third day of Ramadan, we […]

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NPS Vaccinates 29,164 Prisons Inmates Against Meningitis

The Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) has vaccinated 29,163 Prisoners against Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM), in the 19 Northern States. This exercise was carried out in collaboration with the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) in response to the outbreak of the disease in some northern states of the country. The benefiting states include Adamawa, Bauchi, […]

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Only 20 Out of 47 New Prisons Completed Since 1980 – PRAWA

Only 20 prisons out of 47 additional facilities proposed 37 years ago were fully completed, according to a factsheet issued to newsmen by Prisoners’ Rehabilitation and Welfare Actions (PRAWA). The sheet revealed that the Federal Government of Nigeria decided in 1980 to build the additional prisons across the nation to address infrastructure dilapidation, among others. […]

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Criminal Justice Process Slow – Olayinka Lawal

Olayinka Lawal is the Executive Director of Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA), a non-profit making organisation. He was called to Bar in 1992. In this interview, he speaks on the prison system, death penalty among other issues. Excerpts: To what extent has PRAWA fulfilled its mission? PRAWA was established 22 years ago and that […]

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Our Success Stories Continues On Access To Justice For Awaiting Trial Persons In Enugu Maximum Security Prison, Kano Central Prison And Lagos Ikoyi Prison

The component on Provision of Legal and Support Services under the Prison Reform Project has continued to access awaiting trial persons (ATPs) without legal representation in the 3 project target prisons- Kano central prison, Lagos Ikoyi Prison and Enugu maximum security prisons using paralegals to gather the details of the (ATPs) and pro bono lawyers […]

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Lagos AG Receives Report of Committee on Administration of Justice

The Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Mr Adeniji Kazeem has received the report of the ten-man blueprint implementation committee on administration of justice, headed by Mr Fola Arthur-Worrey. The committee was inaugurated by the AG to review the communique of the stakeholders summit on administration of justice. Mr Kazeem, upon receiving the […]

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Prison Decongestion: Controller Hails Group

Deputy Controller Prisons, Mr. Julius Ezugwu, has praised the Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA) and its partners for their efforts in decongesting  prisons and reforming the justice sector. He spoke in Lagos at an event jointly organised by PRAWA in collaboration with the Prison Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) and Joy Givers Foundation to honour […]

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Controller Commends Prison Decongestion, Justice Sector Reforms

The Deputy Controller in-charge of Ikoyi Prisons, Mr. Julius Ezugwu has commended the Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA) and its partners for their efforts in decongesting Nigerian prisons and reforming the justice sector. He stated this last weekend in Lagos during an event jointly organized by PRAWA in collaboration with the Prison Fellowship of […]

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Teenage Boy Arraigned On 4-Count Charge For Attacking A Trader

A 17-year-old boy on Thursday appeared before a Mararaba Upper Area Court, Nasarawa State, charged with attacking a trader, Mohammed Bello, and inflicting injuries on him. Ibrahim, who resides at Nyanya, Abuja, and is facing a four-count charge of criminal conspiracy, trespass, mischief and causing hurt, denied committing the offences. The Prosecutor, Sgt. Steve Kwaza, […]

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Developer Defrauds New Couple, 11 Others From Kirikiri Prison

The expectation of a new Lagos couple to have a roof over their head after their wedding has been shattered by some alleged Lagos fraudsters, led by an inmate at the Kirikiri Prison, Alhaji Lukman Adewale. The couple and 11 others, who had paid different sums of money for some apartments on Adekujo Street, Alakuko, […]

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