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Nigeria, Niger Sign Anti-Human Trafficking Pact

Nigeria, Niger Sign Anti-Human Trafficking Pact

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and its Niger Republic counterpart have signed a pact to eliminate the menace in both countries. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that NAPTIP signed the agreement with Nigerien Agency Against Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants (ANLTP/TIM) at a dinner event […]

Trapped In The Bondage Of Greener Pastures – ‘I Am Not For Sale’

Trapped In The Bondage Of Greener Pastures – ‘I Am Not For Sale’

Thousands of Nigerian women and girls are lured to Europe each year by the promise of work, but end up trapped in debt bondage and forced to sell sex Nigeria’s anti-trafficking agency is trying a new approach to preventing women’s exploitation abroad by sharing inspirational stories of women who made it at home, it said […]

Anti-Trafficking Agency Sacks Six Staff For Demanding Sex, Bribes From Suspects

Anti-Trafficking Agency Sacks Six Staff For Demanding Sex, Bribes From Suspects

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), says it has sacked six of its officers for corruption and official misconduct. NAPTIP’s head of press and public relations unit, Stella Nezan, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Thursday. Mrs Nezan explained that the offences committed by the officers included arranging […]

The Plot To Exploit Girls, Sell Sex In Russia

The Plot To Exploit Girls, Sell Sex In Russia

 Human traffickers are planning to exploit relaxed Russian visa controls for next month’s World Cup to sell Nigerian women into sex work, state officials and anti-slavery activists said. Officials in Nigeria said they had intelligence showing plans were well underway to traffic local women into Russia for the football tournament, exploiting a move by Moscow […]

School Children Alerted To Human Trafficking

School Children Alerted To Human Trafficking

 Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare Valencia Uiras forewarned children at the After School Centre in Katutura against human trafficking by getting in touch with the wrong people on the internet. Uiras said, “Don’t go do funny things on the computers and get connected with people you don’t know. We […]

Increasing Rate Of Trafficking Calls For An Address

Increasing Rate Of Trafficking Calls For An Address

As part of measures to address the increasing cases of abuse against women, the Media Initiative Against Human Trafficking and Women Rights Abuse (MIAHWRA) has held its maiden edition of Every Woman Listen, a monthly broadcast hangout of professionals tackling human rights and women abuse issues. Discussants on the maiden panel included Mrs. Teena Obong, […]

LOUD WHISPERS: The Lost Angels

LOUD WHISPERS: The Lost Angels

A few days ago, I received a message on WhatsApp from a friend. There was a video he wanted me to look at and do something about. I don’t like it when I am bombarded with dozens of meaningless videos, photos and other visuals on WhatsApp, but I have resigned myself to their inevitability. I […]

Women Are Major Victims Of Trafficking In Sub-saharn Africa -UN

Women Are Major Victims Of Trafficking In Sub-saharn Africa -UN

No less than two-thirds of trafficked victims are women and girls while one-third of the victims of human trafficking are children, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, UNODC, said on Wednesday. UNODC Executive Director, Yury Fedotov, disclosed this on Wednesday at the launch of the 2016 UNODC Global Report on Trafficking in Persons. According […]

40year Old Man Impregnates 15-Yr-Old Step-Daughter In Ogun

40year Old Man Impregnates 15-Yr-Old Step-Daughter In Ogun

A 40- year-old man, Victor Emafolomi, has been arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for impregnating his 15-year-old step daughter. The suspect, who lives on Olokosusi Street, Java Agbado in Ifo Local Government Area of the state, was said to have been arrested following a complaint from his wife, who is the mother […]

We Still Have Work to Do On Human Trafficking Awareness

We Still Have Work to Do On Human Trafficking Awareness

Despite statistics showing a downward trend in the number of registered human trafficking and child abuse crimes, there is still lack of awareness among the population to ensure the vices are reported as and when they happen, Prosecutor General Richard Muhumuza has said. The two vices, along with Gender-Based Violence, formed part of President Paul […]

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