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Customs Boss Hameed Ali brands Nigerian importers as criminals

Says 91 percent of them are smugglers By Ubong Ukpong, Chidi Ugwu    The Comptroller-General (CG) of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), has branded majority of Nigerian importers as criminals engaged in illegal businesses. According to Ali, about 91 percent of importers in the country are smugglers. The Customs boss

Nigerian prison inmates to bag Doctorate, Masters Degrees

By Chinyere Nwachukwu The Controller of Prisons, Lagos State Command, Tunde Ladipo, says education in prison facilities is getting better by the day, with an inmate in the Maximum Prison undergoing a PhD programme. Ladipo said in Lagos that things were looking up, especially with the commitment of officials and performance of inmates. The

NEMA provides relief materials to traders in Nguru Market in Yobe

Babatunde Opalana  The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has responded to the recent fire disaster in Nguru Central Market, Yobe State with the delivery of relief items to assist 149 affected traders in the rebuilding of their burnt shops.  Director General of NEMA Engr Mustapha Maihaja said the items would be distributed

Photospeak: Another 254 ‘horrified’ Nigerians deported from Libya

Laments ordeal, inhumane treatment  Jude Johnson    Another set of about 254 Nigerian's from Libya were once again deported from Libya in an increasing efforts bu the federal government to intervene in the deadly migrant crisis at the Mediterranean sea crossing.   This is coming barely three days after 259 were flown back to

Plateau prisons enrol 205 inmates into training programmes 

Babatunde Opalana  The Nigerian Prisons Service has achieved a significant score in custodial education on the Plateau. The 2017 academic calendar featured, various academic and vocational programs geared towards the reformation and rehabilitation of inmates, with the objective of securing a safer society for development to strive. The Command Public Relations Officer,

NPS commences free drug distribution  to 65, 000 prison inmates

Babatunde Opalana    The Nigeria Prisons Service is set to commence free distribution of drugs and other medical supplies to no fewer than 65,000 inmates in its custody. Controller General of the Nigeria Prisons Service NPS, Ja'afaru Ahmed, stated this Thursday in Abuja at the flag-off of the exercise. He noted that; "The NPS is faced

NSCDC to punish staff for posting fake reports on social media

Babatunde Opalana  The Commandant- General Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Abdullahi Gana Muhhamadu has read the riot acts to those who specialize in posting offensive, provocative and disparaging statements on the social media that their time was up as measures were being taken by his administration to arrest and