Friday, 2nd June 2023

Nigerian Correctional Service

2 May
Sir: According to the Nigerian Correctional Service, there are 3,298 inmates on death row awaiting the hangman’s noose. For a nation battling with congestion in its correctional centres, this is unacceptable.
31 Mar
The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), says the Federal Government is currently renovating and expanding custodial centres across the country with a view to decongesting them.
30 Mar
Recent directives by the Federal Government ordering immediate decongestion of correctional centres across the country is heartening, at least as a measure of alleviating the worsening, dehumanising living conditions of prisoners in those centres.
20 Jan
Nigerian Correctional Service, (NCoS) has confirmed spending N697, 353, 617 on welfare of serving, retired and dead personnel under the Correctional Welfare Insurance Scheme (CWIS). The Controller General, Haliru Nababa, explained that CWIS is a contributory scheme that caters for all classes of staff, including those that got incapacitated or died in the line of…
19 Jan
The Nigerian Correctional Service, (NCoS) said that it spent N697, 353, 617 to cater for the welfare of serving, retired and deceased personnel under the Correctional Welfare Insurance Scheme, (CWIS). Controller General of the Service, Haliru Nababa, explained that the CWIS is a staff contributory scheme of the service aimed at providing succour to personnel…
Abubakar Umar
10 Jan
The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), has been in the eye of the storm in recent years as attacks on custodial facilities rise, peaking in 2022 with an audacious attack on the Kuje Medium Security Custodial Centre in the Federal Capital territory, (FCT), Abuja by terrorist group. Abubakar Umar, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Service, in…
25 Sep 2022
The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), FCT Command, has begun a joint interagency simulation training to secure all custodial centres in the territory.
21 Sep 2022
Ostensibly raising an alarm over the congestion of the correctional centres in Lagos State, the Lagos State Command of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCOs) recently
10 Sep 2022
The 4 Brigade Nigerian Army and Edo Command of the Nigerian Correctional Service have reiterated their commitment to further boost the existing synergy in securing the Custodial Centres in the state.
25 Jul 2022
The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), Enugu State Command, says it has beefed up security in its Enugu, Nsukka, and Oji-River custodial centres in the state.
20 Jul 2022
The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) on Tuesday urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to extend voting rights to inmates to allow them to exercise their civic responsibilities as Nigerians.
23 Jun 2022
To meet emerging challenges, Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) has begun performance reviews to enhance service delivery.


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