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70 percent of the 51,541 inmates in the country’s 253 detention centres are awaiting trial, the Federal Government has declared.

There are 75,635 inmates in the country’s 253 detention centres facilities.

According to the government, the large number of Awaiting Trial Inmates (ATIs) not only puts strain on the facilities, but also poses a serious security risk to the country.

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Interior Minister Rauf Aregbesola is seeking a meeting with governors to discuss the possibility of mass release of at least 30% of the ATIs as one of the measures to address the problem.

Already, the government  is constructing three new custodial centres to help decongest the existing ones.

The three new centres projected to accommodate 9,000 inmates are in  Kano and Rivers states as well as the Federal Capital Territory(FCT).

Three more are soon to take off in three states. The three will also host 9,000 inmates.

Aregbesola, who appeared on the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja,  called for a review of the administration of the criminal justice system to provide a timeline for trials.

He said a situation whereby some inmates spend between 19 and 15 years awaiting trial was a minus for Nigeria’s justice system.

Aregbesola, who also spoke on prison breaks and efforts to better protect them, added that inmates on the run are like “trapped mice” that would soon be smoked out.

He declared the custodial centres red zones, saying that the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS).

now conducts periodic simulation exercises for attacks and responses.

On the planned meeting with governors, Aregbesola said the interface was necessary as more than 90 percent of the inmates were being held for contravening state laws.

The minister added that those who breached federal laws were far less than 10 percent.

He stressed that decongestion of the custodial centres nationwide was necessary as some of the inmates have no reason to remain in custody.

Aregbesola said stakeholders must work towards a “better-structured criminal justice administration, otherwise, we will just be left with congested and overcrowded facilities.”

His words: “I have written the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) to allow me to come and address them on how they can support the process of decongestion.

“Because the governors must buy into this system for us to do a massive decongestion, especially of Awaiting Trial Inmates.

“If we get the buy-in of state judicial authorities and the government of the states, we can pull out 30 percent of those who are there

“How can you put people on trial for  10 to 15 years? They are not in small numbers.

“No fewer than 70 percent of Nigerian inmates are serving time without being sentenced as they are awaiting trials.

“Some are even there forever, there is no file, there is no prosecution process, they are just there.

“So, we need the buying in and support from state governments.”

The minister lamented that “the administration of criminal justice is such that the timeline we give for trials is indefinite.

He added: “I don’t believe this is the way it should be, and it is putting pressure on the system.”

On the reform of inmates, the minister stated that the custodial centres were doing a good job.

He explained that the three mega   “custodial villages” in Janguza in Kano State, Bori, Rivers State, and Karshi, FCT would be inaugurated before the end of this year.

Three others would be sited in Ilesha, Osun, Osun State;  Umuahia in Abia and in the Northeast.

Aregbesola said: “This is almost unprecedented in Africa, if not in the world. In Africa, no nation has such a facility within my own limit of knowledge from the study of the African continent, there is no nation not even South Africa.

“It means the country would now have custodial villages that could accommodate 9,000 inmates, each with 3,000 capacity.”

The minister said the government had also built smaller Custodial facilities which are yet to be inaugurated.

On inmates, who escaped during jailbreaks, the minister boasted: “They can only run, they cannot hide; they are like trapped mice, we will get them,

“We know they have bank accounts and telephone numbers. They are just deceiving themselves; they will be caught.

“I have read about criminals or suspects who ran away from justice forever or even died as fugitives, but ultimately found out when the DNA of their bones were assessed and analysed.

“Government is a patient institution; we have done what we should do; there is nobody today in our custodial facility without all the biometrics registered; none.

“All inmates, either as awaiting-trial persons or as convicts in our custodial facilities are registered in our database or have their biometrics in the database.

“We have circulated the biometrics of the fugitives to every relevant organisation that could help us use the data to apprehend them and we are not relenting.

“I am meeting with the Minister of Finance on some things to do with that because we need to work directly with that ministry and some of its agencies.

“I am also meeting with the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy since some of its agencies are well-positioned to accelerate the process of re-arrest

“The truth is, having registered the biometrics of all inmates and the fugitives, the escapees can only run, they can never hide.’’

Aregbesola also said that the simulation exercises by the  NCoS were to prepare its operatives against both internal and external attacks.

He said: “Before the Kuje attack, regrettably, that was not done, but since the attack, we now have what we call periodic simulation of attack and response.

“So, with that, I still want to say those who want to test our will might not live to tell the story.

“We are improving and learning every day from our weaknesses and overcoming them.

“We declared all our centres as red zones that whoever attempted to breach them will be risking his life, we still maintain that and we are reinforcing,”

Aregbesola hailed the  Muhammadu Buhari administration for giving life to  NCoS.  .

“If any administration has given life to the reorientation of prison in the history of Nigeria, it is President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration,” he said. The Nation

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News Update?Osun Governorship Election Petition Tribunal Sitting Begins October 26

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Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal will on October 26 begin a full hearing of the petition filed by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) against the declaration of Senator Ademola Adeleke as governor-elect.

Lifestyle Nigeria reports that the tribunal made this pronouncement after concluding the pre-hearing session on Thursday.

The tribunal was asked to dismiss the applications of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), seeking the discontinuation of the petition brought to it by Governor Oyetola.

Counsel for Oyetola and the APC, Lasun Sanusi, SAN, at the sitting of the tribunal argued that Adeleke’s, PDP’s and INEC’s reliance on a Federal Court High judgment was nothing but an abuse of court process.

Sanusi argued this while replying to separate applications of the trio, seeking the dismissal of the petition based on the already appealed Federal High Court judgment disqualifying Oyetola from contesting the election.

Citing Supreme Court decisions in the case of Jegede Vs INEC, 2021, 14NWLR, Pt 1797, page 409, the counsel said the court had ruled that the signatories to the letter conveying the nomination of a candidate were not the nominators; rather, the nomination was done by party members at the congress, hence, the judgment could not stand.

Meanwhile, the counsel for INEC, Prof. Paul Ananaba, SAN; counsel for Adeleke, Onyechi Ikpeazu, SAN and counsel for the PDP, Dr. Alex Izinyon, SAN, agreed that any decision the tribunal would take on the matter would have to wait until the Appeal Court and the Supreme Court decided on it.

They noted that they just decided to argue the applications to have it on record, a position which the tribunal agreed with and put on record.

Also, in other applications totalling nine by the three respondents, they asked the tribunal to strike out some paragraphs of the petition on the grounds that they were either lumped together or not related to the 2022 election.

In response to each of the applications, Sanusi said all the cases cited by the respondents were misconceived, adding that they were not applicable in the instance case.

He cited the case of INEC Vs Otti, 2016, 8NWLR, where the Supreme Court hinted that INEC was supposed to be neutral, arguing that all the processes filed before the panel have not portrayed the commission’s neutrality.

Sanusi further argued that the applications filed by the respondents were only meant to prevent the tribunal from focusing on hearing the petition on merit, asking the panel to dismiss the applications.

Subsequently, counsel for all parties in the matter agreed to begin the full hearing starting with the calling of witnesses on October 26.

In his ruling, the tribunal declared the pre-hearing session concluded and announced that the pre-hearing conference report would be presented on October 17.

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NEWS UPDATE?Nigeria Air Force who died in the crashed NAF Alpha-jet that crashed in Borno state laid to rest (photos)

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Nigeria Air Force who died in the crashed NAF Alpha-jet that crashed in Borno state laid to rest (photos)

The remains of Flight Lieutenant Chapele Ebiakpo, one of the pilots of the NAF Alpha-Jet aircraft that crashed in Maiduguri, Borno state on March 31, 2021, have been laid to rest.


It will be recalled that the Nigerian Air Force fighter jet was declared missing on 31 March 2021 after losing radar contact. The crash site was later discovered and the bodies of the two pilots onboard the ill-fated jet were recovered. The pilots were on the battlefield fight Boko Haram members when the jet crashed.


On Thursday, October 13, friends and family members of the Late Ebiakpo gathered together at the National Military cemetery to bid him farewell. May his soul rest in peace, Amen.


See more photos from the funeral below…


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Phyna Bbnaija; Biography, Net Worth, Date Of Birth, Age, State Of Origin & Career – Lifestyle Nigeria

Real Name: Ijeoma Josephina

Stage Name: Phyna Bbnaija

Date Of Birth: 1997


Age: 25 years old

Profession: Actress

Nationality: Nigerian

State Of Origin: Edo State

Net Worth: $15K dollars

Details About Phyna Bbnaija

Phyna is currently 25 years old and she was born in the Nigerian state of Edo. Ijeoma Josephina is the correct spelling of her given name. She recounted herself as being the one who bring the ginger and the vibes to Biggie’s residence.


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Phyna Bbnaija Date Of Birth

Phyna Bbnaija was born in the year 1997 in the Nigerian state of Edo. As of the time that this article about Phyna’s BBnaija biography and net worth was written, she had not yet reached her 25th birthday.

What is the net worth of Phyna Bbnaija?

At the time of writing, phyna bbnaija’s net worth was calculated at $15,000.


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