June 2017 Edition of the The Advocate

By / 20th June, 2017 / Newsletter / Off

The Advocate, our educative and informative Newsletter is out for the month of  June 2017. Click Here to Read

The U.S Embassy in Abuja in Partnership with CURE-Nigeria Donates Educational Materials to all the Prisons in Benue State

By / 19th June, 2017 / Uncategorized / Off

The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) department of the United States Embassy in Abuja, in partnership with CURE-Nigeria, donated education materials worth over $10,000 to all the prisons in Benue State. The donation was done on the 17th of May, 2017.

Below are some pictures of the donation ceremony:

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Report of the Survey on Female Detainees/Convicts and Babies Living in Prisons in Nigeria

By / 1st June, 2017 / Uncategorized / Off

Click HERE for the published report on the survey of female detainees/convicts living in prisons in Nigeria

April 2017 Edition of Our Newsletter, The Advocate

By / 28th April, 2017 / Uncategorized / Off

Another edition of The Advocate is out. Click Here to read

CURE-Nigeria Requests the Interior Minister to Investigate the Death of 32 Inmates in a Prison in Lagos

By / 10th April, 2017 / Press Releases & Letters / Off

Following the chilling and shocking disclosure of the death of 32 inmates in a Lagos prison in a year by the State Controller of Prisons, Mr. Olumide Tinuoye due to lack of access to medical care, as reported in the media, CURE-Nigeria writes… Click Here for full details of the letter.

 

A Press Release on the Deployment of 221Police personnel to Secure Governor Wike of Rivers

By / 10th April, 2017 / Press Releases & Letters / Off

CURE-Nigeria writes to criticise, as excessive and at the expense of other citizens of Nigeria, if the statement by the Force’s Spokesman as reported in the media is true that 221 police personnel have been recently deployed for Governor Wike’s personal and office protection. Click Here for full details.

MARCH 2017 EDITION OF OUR NEWSLETTER, ‘THE ADVOCATE’

By / 22nd March, 2017 / Uncategorized / Off

The March 2017 edition of The Advocate is out. It further highlights CURE-Nigeria’s progress in the provision of legal aid to poor detainees. Plus women in criminal justice system and many other stories.

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A LETTER TO THE IGP TO INVESTIGATE THE ALLEGED ATTACK ON AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL’S OFFICE

By / 21st March, 2017 / Uncategorized / Off

LETTER TO REQUEST YOU TO INVESTIGATE THE ALLEGED ATTACK ON AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL’S OFFICE IN ABUJA AND ITS STAFF BY A MOB AND ARREST AND PROSECUTE THOSE INVOLVED. Click Here for details of the letter

Advocacy Visits and Trainings for Criminal Justice Actors

By / 20th March, 2017 / projects / Off

Two of CURE-Nigeria’s main activities are advocacy visits to stakeholders and training of criminal justice actors. Through these visits, we challenge policies, legislations and practices that do not conform to domestic and international law, and make suggestions for reforms.
Through the trainings, we are able to train stakeholders such as judicial, police and prison officers, as well as prosecutors on the law and international standards. We invite experts to deliver presentations on various topics, and participants are given plenty of opportunity to ask questions, share ideas and learn from each other. This has contributed to justice reforms in Nigeria. Also, major decisions have been reached at some of these trainings which have huge impact on justice reform in Nigeria. For example, at our training in 2012, a representative of the Federal Ministry of Justice announced the Ministry’s decision to withdraw its proposal to the Federal Government to build more prisons following CURE-Nigeria’s persistence argument that the country does not need new prisons in order to decongest the prisons, as contained in a letter to the then President Goodluck Jonathan. See link to the letter…….

Here are pictures of some of our advocacy visits and training sessions.

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Visit to CP, Borno State, 2015

 

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Visit to a police station in Borno State, 2015

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Visit to the Governor, Kaduna State, 2015

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Visit to Prison HQTR, Benin, 2008

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Visit to the Oba of Benin, 2008

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Visit to SARS Office, Borno State, 2015

2011 conference, organized by CURE-Nigeria and supported by International CURE; Federal Ministry of Justice, Nigeria; and Jane Addams School of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA.

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A cross section of participants at the conference

2011 training in Abuja, organized by CURE-Nigeria and the Federal Ministry of Justice, Nigeria

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Abdullahi Yola, Solicitor General and Justice Mary Odili at the training

2012 training in Lagos, organized by CURE-Nigeria and the Federal Ministry of Justice, Nigeria.

2015 training in Abuja, organized by CURE-Nigeria, National Human Rights Commission, Federal Ministry of Justice, and High Court of Justice, Federal Capital Territory

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Hon. Justice Uwais and Hon. Justice Bello at the event

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Justice Uwais, Justice Bello, Rep of French Embassy and Sylvester at the event

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A cross section of magistrates, prosecutors and other participants in attendance

Training in Makurdi, organized by CURE-Nigeria and the High Court of Justice, Benue State

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Sylvester, making a point

 

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Justice Kwahar; Sylvester; Barr. Hon, SAN; Hon. Justice Hwande, CJ, Benue State; and ASP Dimka

 

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Magistrates and prosecutors, and lawyers

List of Cases That have been Closed By CURE-Nigeria

By / 17th March, 2017 / Uncategorized / Off

A list of cases that CURE-Nigeria have successfully closed.

Click Here for the list.