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91 Prison Mates Study For Doctorates, Others In Zamfara



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At least, 91 inmates of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) in Nasarawa are studying for doctoral, postgraduate, and graduate degrees.

The NCoS comptroller, Aliyu Yahuza,disclosed this on Friday in Lafia.

“On the education of the inmates, the controllers said the command had 91 students with 43 studying various courses in the National Open University,” said Mr Yahuza. “The command has 91 inmates in school, 43 are undergraduates in the National Open University, four postgraduate and two PhD students.”

Forty-four others are preparing to sit the Senior Secondary School Examination and NABTEB. Mr Yahuza added that the command and state government were working toward decongesting correctional facilities through non-custodial such as community service, parole, and dispute resolution instead of sentencing offenders to imprisonment for minor offences.

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The comptroller stated that when revived, the centres would also benefit the public. According to him, Governor Abdullahi Sule has promised to equip the centres in Lafia and Keffi.

“When I was deployed to the command, I went round all the custodial centres to be able to know what is on the ground. I find out that the workshops and soap-making industry are not functioning,” said Mr Yahuza. “I met with the governor when he was at the custodial centre for the release of inmates who were graciously pardoned by the state. I brought the issues before him, and he personally promised to equip the workshops.’’

The prison boss said a committee for the non-custodial would comprise the staff of NCoS, police, judiciary, social welfare officers, local government, health department, members of the community, and media.


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BREAKING: Abacha’s Ex-chief Of Staff Oladipo Diya Dies




Retired Lt.General Donaldson Oladipo Oyeyinka Diya, the former Chief of Staff in General Sani Abacha’s military government, is dead.

His death was confirmed by Prince Oyesinmilola Diya. He said the former military administrator of Ogun State passed on to glory in the early hours of 26th March 2023.

Born on the 3rd of April, 1944, Diya was military Governor of Ogun State after the Buhari-Idiagbon coup of December 31st, 1983.

Diya joined the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna and fought during the Nigerian Civil War.

He later attended the US Army School of Infantry, the Command and Staff College, Jaji (1980–1981) and the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru.

While serving in the military, Diya studied law at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where he obtained an LLB degree, and then at the Nigerian Law School, where he was called to bar as Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

He held other top military posts like GOC, 82 Division and finally the Chief of General Staff (military Vice President) to Gen Sani Abacha

The statement read: “On behalf of the entire Diya family home and abroad; we announce the passing on to Glory of our dear Husband,Father, Grandfather,brother, Lt- General Donaldson Oladipo Oyeyinka Diya (Rtd) GCON, LLB, BL, PSC, FSS, mni.

“Our dear Daddy passed onto glory in the early hours of 26th March 2023. Please keep us in your prayers as we mourn his demise in this period. Further announcements will be made public in due course.

“Barrister Prince Oyesinmilola Diya, on behalf of the family.”

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Breaking: Appeal Court Retains Adeleke As Osun Governor



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The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has vacated the tribunal judgement that nullified the election of Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State.

The appellate court, in a unanimous decision by a three-member panel of Justices, on Friday held that the appeal Adeleke lodged to challenge his sack by the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, was meritorious.

Aside from setting aside the judgement of the tribunal, the court, in its lead judgement that was delivered by Justice Mohammed Lawal, awarded N500, 000 cost against the All Progressive Congress, APC, and its candidate, Gboyega Oyetola

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BREAKING: PDP Suspends Anyim, Fayose



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Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose; former president of the Senate, Pius Anyim; Prof Dennis Ityavyar and Aslam Aliyu were on Thursday suspended from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).

The PDP made the suspension on Thursday after an extensive review of the affairs of the party, pursuant to the provisions of the PDP Constitution (as amended in 2017).

The PDP also referred the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, to the National Disciplinary Committee over his reported involvement in anti-party activities.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba.

“The PDP urges all leaders, critical stakeholders and teeming members of our party across the country to remain united and focused at this critical time,” the statement added.


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