Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


12 Kaduna prisoners granted amnesty

20 June 2013, 12:05

Kaduna - Gov. Mukhtar Yero of Kaduna State on Wednesday granted amnesty to 12 prison inmates in the state.

This is contained in a statement signed by the  Director-General, Media and Publicity to the Governor, Ahmed Maiyaki, and issued in Kaduna.

"Governor Yero has also approved amnesty for 12 inmates serving various terms in prisons in the state, as part of activities marking this year’s Democracy Day celebrations.

"The amnesty follows approval of the recommendation by the Advisory Council on the Prerogative of Mercy for the commuting of the sentences of prisoners, a total of, for the time being, 12.

"The governor’s action is in line with the powers given to him under Section 212 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, as amended.''

He said a letter had been sent to the  Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Kish Adamu, for the release of the inmates.

The statement said the governor had also approved a law establishing the State Vigilance Service as part of  plans to ensure peace and security in the state.

It said the Attorney-General had been directed to gazette and implement it into law.

"The Vigilance Service is expected to complement activities of security agencies in providing additional security in communities across the state.

"This law is aimed at reducing crime and criminality in communities, especially those in rural areas, where the presence of security agencies may not be sufficient."

The governor called on the people to support the state government by living in peace with one another, irrespective of differences.



Buhari facilitates with Afe at age 85

28 October 2016, 18:04

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...