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Int’l Human Rights Day: Again, PRAWA Tasks Nigerian Government to Decriminalise Petty Offences

Godsgift Onyedinefu As the global community marks the International Human Rights Day, Prisoners' Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA), has reiterated its call to the Nigerian government to decriminalise petty offences such as prostitution, hawking, among others. Uju Agomoh, Executive Director ad Founder, PRAWA in a statement to mark the event called

PRAWA Tasks Govt to Urgently Repeal Laws that ‘Criminalize Poverty’

*Urges FG to implement African Court's landmark ruling on petty offences Godsgift Onyedinefu Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA) has tasked the federal government to urgently repeal lingering laws that criminalise poverty in the country.  This is just as the organisation applauded the opinion ruling of the African Court on Human and

NCoS Boss, Ja’afaru Ahmed Expresses Readiness on Implementation of Non-custodial Measures

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Controller General of the Nigerian Correctional  Services (NCoS) Ja'afaru Ahmed, has declared the readiness of the institution to work on the implementation of the Non-custodial measures and prepared to duplicate it in other states of the federation and not only the FCT command. Ahmed  hinted at the closing

PRAWA, RoLAC Trains NCoS Directorate on Effective Implementation of Non-custodial Measures

Maureen Okpe The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) has embarked on the training of Non-custodial Directorate staff in the supervision and implementation of the part two service act, 2019 Non custodial measures. The ongoing training at the service headquarters in Abuja in collaboration with British Council, Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption (ROLAC) and

PRAWA Harps on CSOs’ Support for NCoS to Decongest Custodial Centres

Godsgift Onyedinefu and John Anyim The Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA) has called on the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), traditional rulers, and other stakeholders to support the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) in the effective implementation of non custodial measures and consequently decongest custodial centres across the country. The Executive

PRAWA Wants Effective Implementation Of Non-Custodial Measures

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA ) a non governmental organization has called on the stakeholders and goverment agencies to join hands with Nigeria correctional service to ensure full effective implementation of non custodial measures. The executive director of PRAMA Dr Uju Agomoh made this yesterday at a

PRAWA wants Govt to Decriminalise Prostitution, Hawking, Other Petty Offences

*Calls for review of criminal laws Godsgift Onyedinefu The Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA) has again stressed that prostitution, hawking and other petty offences are only means of livelihood and should not be treated as criminal offences. PRAWA called on government at all levels to reveiw the criminal laws and remove

NCoS, PRAWA Moves to Decongest Custodial Centres Nationwide

John Anyim The Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS), on Monday decried the overcrowded state of custodial centres (prisons) across the country, which it said is a burden on the economy of the country, infrastructure, among others, and have intensified moves to decongest the centres through non-custodial sentencing. Comptroller General, NCS, Ja'afaru Ahmed, said