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    Metro Nigerian Prison Cells Where Inmates Live Like Kings, Use Co-Prisoners As Servants - Punch News

    The revolting pictures of Nigerian prison cells on the internet and in newspapers are enough to give anyone visiting a jail house in the country a panic attack. But amidst these dingy, damp and dimly lit rooms in prisons, overcrowded with the damned, deceased and dying from all over the...
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    Metro Inmate Tortured By Delta Prison Authorities For "Leaking" Information

    An ex-awaiting trial prisoner, Prince Gwamnishu Harrison has revealed how an inmate in Ogwashi Uku prison, Onos Osagie, is undergoing punishment for allegedly leaking information about malnourished inmates behind bars. Onos Osagie has been awaiting trial for the last 5 years Harrison wrote; An...
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    Politics Inmates Sleep On Top Of Each Other In Nigerian Prisons - Gbajabiamila

    Majority Leader of Nigeria's House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila on Tuesday told his colleagues about the poor state of prisons in Nigeria and claimed that up to 100 inmates get accommodated in a room with some sleeping atop each other. Gbajabiamila accordingly called for urgent...
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    Metro Fear As Inmates Escape Owerri Prison

    There is palpable fear at the Federal Prison, Owerri, Imo State, over the escape of two inmates of the prison who are still serving jail terms. A staff member of the prison told Punch correspondent on condition of anonymity that the inmates escaped from the prison by scaling the fence. He...
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    Metro Senate Moves To Establish Baby Care Units in Nigerian Prisons

    The Senate yesterday began moves to establish mother and baby units in prisons for the care of pregnant female inmates, nursing mothers and their babies. Three bills for the repeal and re-enactment of the prisons Act CAP P29 LFN 2004 sponsored by Senator Shaba Lafiagi (APC, Kwara), Senator...
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    Metro 90 Percent of Women in Nigerian Prisons Are Nursing Mothers or Pregnant - NHRC

    The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, has observed that 90 per cent of women awaiting trial in prisons across the country are either pregnant or nursing mothers or pregnant. The commission pointed out that there was no amount of compensation that would be given to such a child or even...