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  •  No fewer than 100 inmates of the Nigerian Correctional Service in Enugu State have obtained credit passes in English language and Mathematics in the recently released National Examination Council NECO 2021 external examination The Public Relations Officer of Nigerian Correctional Service in Enugu State DSC Monday Chukwuemeka disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Enugu saying that the inmates were serving various terms at the Enugu and Nsukka Custodial Centres The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that 84 120 130 and 145 inmates of Enugu Custodial Centre sat for the NECO examination in 2017 2018 2019 and 2020 respectively Chukwuemeka said that it was noteworthy that 127 inmates registered for the 2021 NECO External Examination where 40 are inmates from Nsukka Custodial Centre and 87 are inmates in Enugu Custodial Centre He said that the inmates registrations for the NECO Examination were financially sponsored by CAPIO Isaac Blessing Foundation and AGADIBE Foundation The Controller of Corrections in Enugu State Command Mr Nicholas Obiako has sent his congratulatory messages to the inmates and encourages the general public to assist in the reformation process of inmates in custodial centres The service under the leadership of Controller General of Corrections Mr Haliru Nababa is poised to provide platforms for inmates to develop themselves while in custody Chukwuemeka said NAN
    100 inmates in Enugu State score credit passes in English, Mathematics in NECO Examination
     No fewer than 100 inmates of the Nigerian Correctional Service in Enugu State have obtained credit passes in English language and Mathematics in the recently released National Examination Council NECO 2021 external examination The Public Relations Officer of Nigerian Correctional Service in Enugu State DSC Monday Chukwuemeka disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Enugu saying that the inmates were serving various terms at the Enugu and Nsukka Custodial Centres The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that 84 120 130 and 145 inmates of Enugu Custodial Centre sat for the NECO examination in 2017 2018 2019 and 2020 respectively Chukwuemeka said that it was noteworthy that 127 inmates registered for the 2021 NECO External Examination where 40 are inmates from Nsukka Custodial Centre and 87 are inmates in Enugu Custodial Centre He said that the inmates registrations for the NECO Examination were financially sponsored by CAPIO Isaac Blessing Foundation and AGADIBE Foundation The Controller of Corrections in Enugu State Command Mr Nicholas Obiako has sent his congratulatory messages to the inmates and encourages the general public to assist in the reformation process of inmates in custodial centres The service under the leadership of Controller General of Corrections Mr Haliru Nababa is poised to provide platforms for inmates to develop themselves while in custody Chukwuemeka said NAN
    100 inmates in Enugu State score credit passes in English, Mathematics in NECO Examination
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    100 inmates in Enugu State score credit passes in English, Mathematics in NECO Examination

    No fewer than 100 inmates of the Nigerian Correctional Service in Enugu State have obtained credit passes in English language and Mathematics in the recently-released National Examination Council (NECO) , 2021, external examination.

    The Public Relations Officer of Nigerian Correctional Service in Enugu State, DSC Monday Chukwuemeka, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Enugu, saying that the inmates were serving various terms at the Enugu and Nsukka Custodial Centres.

    The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that 84, 120, 130 and 145 inmates of Enugu Custodial Centre sat for the NECO examination in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 respectively.

    Chukwuemeka said that it was noteworthy that 127 inmates registered for the 2021 NECO External Examination, where 40 are inmates from Nsukka Custodial Centre and 87 are inmates in Enugu Custodial Centre.

    He said that the inmates’ registrations for the NECO Examination were financially sponsored by CAPIO, Isaac Blessing Foundation and AGADIBE Foundation.

    “The Controller of Corrections in Enugu State Command, Mr Nicholas Obiako, has sent his congratulatory messages to the inmates and encourages the general public to assist in the reformation process of inmates in custodial centres.

    “The service under the leadership of Controller-General of Corrections, Mr Haliru Nababa, is poised to provide platforms for inmates to develop themselves while in custody,” Chukwuemeka said. (

    (NAN)

  •   The Home Office announced on Friday that it would support the Pollrite 23 project aimed at upholding the right of detainees to participate in political activities in Nigeria Home Secretary s technical adviser for prison services Michael Anugwa said this in an interview with reporters on the sidelines of the Pollrite 23 project planning meeting in Abuja The Pollrite 23 project aims to facilitate civic engagement among low participation communities including inmates in Nigeria The Carmelite Prisoner Interest Organizations CAPIO had organized the planning meeting with relevant stakeholders to find a way to carry out the project Mr Anugwa said Minister Rauf Aregbesola was passionate about the well being of detainees especially women He said the minister believed detainees should have the right to exercise their right to vote during elections According to him the CAPIO approach to enshrine the right to vote of detainees is going in the right direction This is so because the enabling laws do not take away the right to vote from inmates because they are being held There are certain freedoms that are denied to them but voting is not one of them Thus the right to vote of detainees should be encouraged by all I will make a note to the minister on this and strongly recommend that he partner with other stakeholders in the field of the election campaign This will help give detainees the right to vote in future elections in our country he added The Executive Director of CAPIO the Rev Jude Isiguzo said the project would help enforce the electoral right of detainees create awareness and an environment for them to vote Isiguzo said the project was funded by Voice which was part of the Dutch Foreign Ministry s Dialogue and Dissent program aimed at building the lobby and advocacy capacity of CSOs He said this also included representatives of the most marginalized and discriminated against groups He added that the Pollrite 23 project was piloted in three states namely Lagos Abuja and Enugu For his part the Director General of the National Guidance Agency ANO Dr Garba Abari congratulated CAPIO for this initiative pledging the support of his agency to enforce the right to vote of detainees Abari said the agency will help involve volunteers and motivated individuals in the project NAN reports that other stakeholders present at the planning meeting were representatives of the Federal Ministry of Justice Federal Ministry of Information NHRC NGOs Independent National Electoral Commission National Commission of human rights among others NOPE
    2023: Aregbesola in support of inmates’ right to vote – Aide
      The Home Office announced on Friday that it would support the Pollrite 23 project aimed at upholding the right of detainees to participate in political activities in Nigeria Home Secretary s technical adviser for prison services Michael Anugwa said this in an interview with reporters on the sidelines of the Pollrite 23 project planning meeting in Abuja The Pollrite 23 project aims to facilitate civic engagement among low participation communities including inmates in Nigeria The Carmelite Prisoner Interest Organizations CAPIO had organized the planning meeting with relevant stakeholders to find a way to carry out the project Mr Anugwa said Minister Rauf Aregbesola was passionate about the well being of detainees especially women He said the minister believed detainees should have the right to exercise their right to vote during elections According to him the CAPIO approach to enshrine the right to vote of detainees is going in the right direction This is so because the enabling laws do not take away the right to vote from inmates because they are being held There are certain freedoms that are denied to them but voting is not one of them Thus the right to vote of detainees should be encouraged by all I will make a note to the minister on this and strongly recommend that he partner with other stakeholders in the field of the election campaign This will help give detainees the right to vote in future elections in our country he added The Executive Director of CAPIO the Rev Jude Isiguzo said the project would help enforce the electoral right of detainees create awareness and an environment for them to vote Isiguzo said the project was funded by Voice which was part of the Dutch Foreign Ministry s Dialogue and Dissent program aimed at building the lobby and advocacy capacity of CSOs He said this also included representatives of the most marginalized and discriminated against groups He added that the Pollrite 23 project was piloted in three states namely Lagos Abuja and Enugu For his part the Director General of the National Guidance Agency ANO Dr Garba Abari congratulated CAPIO for this initiative pledging the support of his agency to enforce the right to vote of detainees Abari said the agency will help involve volunteers and motivated individuals in the project NAN reports that other stakeholders present at the planning meeting were representatives of the Federal Ministry of Justice Federal Ministry of Information NHRC NGOs Independent National Electoral Commission National Commission of human rights among others NOPE
    2023: Aregbesola in support of inmates’ right to vote – Aide
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    2023: Aregbesola in support of inmates’ right to vote – Aide

    The Home Office announced on Friday that it would support the "Pollrite 23" project aimed at upholding the right of detainees to participate in political activities in Nigeria.

    Home Secretary's technical adviser for prison services Michael Anugwa said this in an interview with reporters on the sidelines of the Pollrite 23 project planning meeting in Abuja.

    The Pollrite 23 project aims to facilitate civic engagement among low participation communities, including inmates in Nigeria.

    The Carmelite Prisoner Interest Organizations, CAPIO, had organized the planning meeting with relevant stakeholders to find a way to carry out the project.

    Mr Anugwa said Minister Rauf Aregbesola was passionate about the well-being of detainees, especially women.

    He said the minister believed detainees should have the right to exercise their right to vote during elections.

    According to him, the CAPIO approach to enshrine the right to vote of detainees is going in the right direction.

    “This is so because the enabling laws do not take away the right to vote from inmates because they are being held.

    “There are certain freedoms that are denied to them, but voting is not one of them. Thus, the right to vote of detainees should be encouraged by all.

    “I will make a note to the minister on this and strongly recommend that he partner with other stakeholders in the field of the election campaign.

    "This will help give detainees the right to vote in future elections in our country," he added.

    The Executive Director of CAPIO, the Rev. Jude Isiguzo, said the project would help enforce the electoral right of detainees, create awareness and an environment for them to vote.

    Isiguzo said the project was funded by Voice, which was part of the Dutch Foreign Ministry's Dialogue and Dissent program aimed at building the lobby and advocacy capacity of CSOs.

    He said this also included representatives of the most marginalized and discriminated against groups.

    He added that the Pollrite 23 project was piloted in three states, namely Lagos, Abuja and Enugu.

    For his part, the Director General of the National Guidance Agency (ANO), Dr Garba Abari, congratulated CAPIO for this initiative, pledging the support of his agency to enforce the right to vote of detainees.

    Abari said the agency will help involve volunteers and motivated individuals in the project.

    NAN reports that other stakeholders present at the planning meeting were representatives of the Federal Ministry of Justice, Federal Ministry of Information, NHRC, NGOs, Independent National Electoral Commission, National Commission of human rights, among others.

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