Nigeria, April 29 -- Dozens of teaching and non-teaching staff members of the Community Staff School in Asokoro, Abuja, have embarked on protests against the refusal of the school authorities to comply with court judgments ordering their "integration into the federal public service".

Established in 1995, the school, comprising primary and secondary sections, is owned by Nigeria's top intelligence service, the State Security Service (SSS), but run as a private institution.

The school, whose administrative positions are occupied by SSS officials, is headed by an Executive Secretary, who is appointed by the Director-General of the secret police, while the academic staff members are largely recruited outside the service.

The Executive Secr...