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PROWA frees 26 inmates

Babatunde Opalana  The Prisons Officers' Wives Association (PROWA) in conjunction with Legacy Pension managers paid fines for 26 inmates jailed with the option of fine in Nasarawa State command. Speaking at the occasion,  the National President of PROWA Hajiya Gwamma Ja'afaru said "this is our quota towards the decongesting the overcrowded prisons

HURIWA condemns extreme corruption in NNPC

Babatunde Opalana  A pro-transparency and non-governmental organization – Human Rights Writers Association Of Nigeria (HURIWA) has condemned what it called the unending patterns of an extreme epidemic of corruption and lack of accountability in the hierarchy of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). The Rights group said the lack of action on

Nigeria need institutional framework to combat proliferation of small arms-PRESCOM 

Babatunde Opalana  To combat and reduce proliferation of small arms and light weapons which has been a major security threat in Nigeria, there is the need to put in place an institutional framework in accordance with regulations of the Economic Commission of West African States (ECOWAS) and other international best practices. Nigeria,

Nigeria to destroy 5000 illicit weapons in Zamfara

•Over 1000 SAWL destroyed in Benue, Katsina  Babatunde Opalana  The Presidential Committee on Small Arms and Light Weapons (PRESCOM) has disclosed that Nigerian government has finalised plans to destroy over 5000 illicit weapons recovered in Zamfara State, North West of the country. The Programmes Coordinator of PRESCOM,  Mr. Dickson Orji, disclosed this  in

2019: INEC Releases Election Timeline, Hints At Expansion Of Voters’ Register

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has released proposed dates for the 2019 general elections. The votes begin in about 434 days in Africa’s most populated country. Chairman of the agency, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said vote for Presidential and National Assembly Elections will hold on February 16, 2019 while the Governorship,

UPDATE: 403 Nigerians evacuated from Libya

Jude Johnson  The concerted efforts to evacuate Nigerians trapped in slave camps in Libya is yielding a result with 403 of the migrants returned safely back to the country. An official from National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) who claimed anonymity informed Global Sentinel about the return of 144 Nigerians