Hello 

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.

 

Senators resume amendment of Prisons Act

26 October 2016, 21:15

Abuja - The Senate has commenced the amendment of the Nigeria Prisons Act in a development aimed at reforming the country’s prisons from their poor state and overcrowding.

The development follows the second reading of three bills on Wednesday.

These are Bill for an Act to Repeal and Re-enact the Prison Act, Bill for an Act to Repeal and Re-enact the Prison Act and Bill for an Act to Repeal and Re-enact the Prison Act.

Senators Shaba Lafiagi, Babajide Omoworare and Oluremi Tinubu, respectively are sponsoring the bills.

Tinubu in her lead debate stressed the need to establish women and children unit in Nigeria prisons.

Also read: Senate moves to impeach Buhari

Sani said the prison institution in Nigeria had refused to depart from previous governments to reform the system.

“All attempts by previous governments to reform the prison system have failed. Apart from the nothing else has changed in the Nigeria prison system,” Sani said.

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, who presided over the plenary, referred the three bills to Committee on Interior and Judiciary.

He urged the committees to consolidate the bills and report back in four weeks. 

 

 

 

 

- CAJ News

NEXT ON NEWS24 NIGERIAX

Panic as money doubling scheme crashes

03 December 2016, 13:34
&nbps;

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Separating kitchen politics from ...

Like everyone else, I believe that the most popular definition of democracy is “government of the people, by the people and for the people”. Read more...

Submitted by
Bethel Tanifo
Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, ...

Like NDDC Unlike MONDA. This notion is an intuition that does not portend political participation, affiliation, intrusion or aggression but a submission with the intention of completion of the previous administration's noble vision. Read more...

Submitted by
Bethel Tanifo
Nigerian Constitution versus Corr...

The problems of Nigeria is not in its conventional composition, formation, functionality, constitution or treaty, while the solutions are not disintegrations as promulgated by some faiths fanatics and bigotries.  Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Much Ado about Trump’s Presidency

It was unbelievable when the social and mainstream media all over the world began airing the breaking news of Donald Trump’s victory in the most contentious US Presidential elections in recent years. Read more...

Submitted by
Mike Daemon
Nigerian author highlights gay ch...

A new novel by a prolific young Nigerian author features gay characters, which could help increase the visibility of the gay community and possibly lead to greater understanding of LGBT Nigerians. Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Your Excellency, I will call you ...

Your Excellency, Governor Adams Oshiomhole, as a leader that pays attention to details, I understand that the odd title of this piece would definitely arouse your curiosity.  Read more...