• Nasarawa CJ pardons 23 inmates

    Nasarawa CJ pardons 23 inmates

    According to reports, the Chief Judge of Nasarawa State, Justice Suleiman Dikko, has granted pardon to 23 awaiting trial inmates in Laifa, Wamba, Keffi and Nasarawa prisons.

    Dikko gave the figure on Friday at the Nasarawa Prisons, Nasarawa Local Government Area, while briefing newsmen at the end of his four-day tour of prison formations across the state.

    Dikko said that out of the 23, nine were from Lafia Prison, two from Wamba Prison, eight from Keffi Prison and four from Nasarawa Prison.

    He […]

  • Bauchi Governor Abubakar pardons 20 suspects who pelted him

    Bauchi Governor Abubakar pardons 20 suspects who pelted him

    Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State has pardoned 20 suspects currently being detained in Bauchi Prisons for allegedly pelting him at the eid ground during the 2016 Eid-el-Fitr celebration.

    Mr. Abubakar announced this on Thursday in Bauchi when officials of Amnesty International paid him a courtesy visit.

    He said that it was never his wish to arrest and detain the suspects in the first instance for what they did to him.

    “It is not my wish to arrest them, but I have to […]

  • Governor Ishaku pardons 21 prisoners in Taraba

    Governor Ishaku pardons 21 prisoners in Taraba

    Governor of Taraba State, Darius Ishaku, has Friday granted state pardon to 21 prisoners that were serving different jail terms in the state, a statement said.

    Mr. Darius’ Chief Press Secretary, Hassan Mijinyawa, said the pardon was a gesture carried out in line with the powers conferred on the governor by section 212 sub-sections 1 of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 as amended.

    He said the governor pardoned the 21 convicts following the recommendations of the State Advisory […]

  • Independence: Governor El-Rufai pardons three prisoners

    Independence: Governor El-Rufai pardons three prisoners

    Kaduna State governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai, has granted state pardon to three convicted prisoners in the state.

    The compassion extended to the convicts was part of 2016 Independence Day anniversary.

    The convicts have been granted amnesty and subsequently released.

    Malam el-Rufai announced the pardons in his address to the residents of Kaduna State to mark the country’s 56th Independence anniversary.

    This followed recommendations from the Advisory Council on the Prerogative of Mercy.

    “As is customary, we mark this day of liberation with a gesture of […]

  • Governor Umahi increases workers pay, pardons 32 prisoners

    Governor Umahi increases workers pay, pardons 32 prisoners

    It was gathered that the Ebonyi State Governor, Engr. David Umahi, has announced the increase of workers salary.

    Umahi announced the news during this year’s 56th independence day celebration and Ebonyi at 20 held at the Abakaliki Township Stadiumon Saturday.

    Umahi, who also pardoned 32 prisoners  and commuted the death sentence of 14 others to life imprisonment, was full of praises for  the founding fathers of the state.

    He thanked a former Governor of the State, Dr. Sam Egwu, for mediating during the […]

  • Bauchi governor pardons 146 prisoners at Ramadan

    Bauchi governor pardons 146 prisoners at Ramadan

    Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State has released 146 prison inmates to mark the maiden act of the state’s Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy.

    Ibrahim Umar, Bauchi State’s Attorney-General and Commissioner for justice, disclosed this on Thursday when the committee paid a visit to Bauchi Prison.

    He said that on June 21, 2016, the governor, out of his benevolence, signed for the immediate release of the inmates who were qualified, based on the recommendations of the Advisory Council on the Prerogative […]