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Renaming of Nigerian Prison Service excites PRAWA

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Prisoners’ Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA), has expressed excitement over the renaming of the Nigerian Prison service. President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday signed into law, the correctional service bill changing the name of the Nigerian Prison Service to Nigerian Correctional Service. The new Act repeals the Nigerian

NHRC, PRAWA demand end to arrest and detention of petty offenders

Godsgift Onyedinefu The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has called on law enforcement agencies in the country to stop the arrest and detention of petty offenders. The Executive Secretary, NHRC, Tony Ojukwu made this call on Monday in Abuja at the training of task force of the Abuja Environment Protection Board (AEPB)

ACJA: PRAWA, Switzerland commit to enhancing Nigeria’s Justice, Security sector reforms

•Decry lack of synergy amongst Justice Sector oversight mechanisms Senator Iroegbu  The Prison Rehabilitation And Welfare Action (PRAWA) and Government of Switzerland have pledged their commitment to enhance ongoing reforms in Nigeria's Justice and Security Sector institutions through the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) mechanism. This was the highlights of the workshop

PRAWA, FCT Chief Judge calls for decriminalization of petty offenders

 •Launches baseline report  Godsgift Onyedinefu  The Prisons Rehabilitation and Welfare Actions (PRAWA) has called for a review of the criminal laws  in the country to stop the treatment of minor offences as crime. The Executive Director of PRAWA, Mrs. Uju Agomoh, speaking at a dissemination workshop organised by the Non-Governmental Organisation in collaboration

Arresting petty traders, a recipe for more crimes – FCT Chief Judge

Senator Iroegbu The Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Chairman, Administration of Criminal Justice Monitoring Committee (ACJMC), Justice Ishaq Bello, has warned that the incessant arrest of traders by the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB), police and other security agencies will push them to higher crimes. Bello who is

NPS in collaboration with PRAWA renewed commitment to Prison Reform Goals

The Nigerian Prison Service (NPS) has confirmed that majority of inmates in prison facilities throughout the federation constitute of 68 percent Awaiting Trial Persons (ATP), which is one of the key issues brought forward by NPS Survey Reports that was officially presented to stakeholders on February 1, 2018. The Assistant Controller-General

OPINION: My ‘Ordeal’ Inside Kirikiri Prison

By Yushau Shuaib   This is not a joke, but a real-life story. I still wonder how my family members, friends and well-wishers would feel about my ‘ordeal’ inside the Kirikiri Medium Security Prison in Apapa, Lagos.   In fact, this write-up commenced in the Prison. All my life I have tried to avoid