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Over 3000 inmates on death row – NCoS

Nigerian Correctional Service says 3,298 inmates across the custodial centres in Nigeria are on death row. Public Relations Officer of the service, Abubakar Umar who made this known on Wednesday in Abuja pointed out that death sentences were not always carried out immediately after they were imposed. “There are often long periods of uncertainty for […]Continue Reading

COVID-19: Makinde Frees 15 Inmates

Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde has granted State pardon to another set of 15 convicted inmates. Nine (9) inmates were released in Agodi Custodial Centre while the remaining six (6) were set free in Oyo Custodial Centre. While congratulating the pardoned inmates, the Controller of Nigerian Correctional Service, Oyo State Command, Mr. Tosin Akinrujomu […]Continue Reading
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Examining the Implications of the new Nigerian Correctional Service Act

President Muhammadu Buhari recently signed into lawthe Nigerian Correctional Service Bill. The act changes the name of the Nigerian Prisons Service, NPS, to Nigerian Correctional Service. Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly Matters, Senator Ita Enang noted that the Nigeria Correctional Service is made up of two faculties, the custodial and non-custodial service. Continue Reading