Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Tag "human trafficking"

    Stay off, UK warns ‘desperate’ Nigerian ladies

Stay off, UK warns ‘desperate’ Nigerian ladies

The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DfID) is supporting the Not For Sale campaign launched to curb trafficking of girls and women from Nigeria. The campaign which started in March is targeted at young women who are desperate to leave Nigeria. They were warned to stay off the UK or risk ending up as modern slaves.Some women shared their experiences [...]

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    World Cup: NAPTIP raises the alarm on human trafficking plot

World Cup: NAPTIP raises the alarm on human trafficking plot

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) says there are plans by human traffickers to use the World Cup as a ploy to traffic Nigerian youth abroad.Julie Okah-Donli made this known during a press conference on Monday."Already these traffickers have continued to mount pressure on some youths and their parents forcing them to part with huge [...]

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    UK pledges £7m to fight human trafficking in Nigeria

UK pledges £7m to fight human trafficking in Nigeria

The United Kingdom government says it will spend £7 million to fight human trafficking, which it described as modern slavery, in Nigeria.Priti Patel, international development secretary, made this known on Thursday when she visited a Lagos safe house where victims of trafficking rescued from Libya and Europe, are housed by the National Agency For Prevention of Trafficking in People (NAPTIP).After speaking [...]

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    FG approves whistleblower policy for human trafficking

FG approves whistleblower policy for human trafficking

Josiah Emerole, head, press and public relations of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), says the federal government has approved a whistleblowing policy for the fight against human trafficking.Emerole made this known to journalists in Abuja on Monday, adding that the approval was conveyed to Julie Okah-Donli, NAPTIP director general, by the attorney general of [...]

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    FRSC rescues 44 children from ‘traffickers’

FRSC rescues 44 children from ‘traffickers’

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says it has rescued 44 children from suspected child traffickers along Kaduna-Zaria route in Kaduna state.According to a statement released by the corps, FRSC operatives had initially stopped the Fiat bus, popularly known as J5, for overloading only to discover the children in the bus.According to Bisi Kazeem, public education officer of FRSC, the [...]

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    ‘Notorious’ nurse who trafficks girls to Europe arrested by NAPTIP

‘Notorious’ nurse who trafficks girls to Europe arrested by NAPTIP

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) said it has arrested a 45-year-old woman, Rhoda Omorogie, alias Mama Bobo, for her alleged involvement in the trafficking of young girls from Benin to Europe.Josiah Emerole, NAPTIP head of press and public relations, said in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja that the operatives of the agency in [...]

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    43 human trafficking victims rescued in Kano, Katsina

43 human trafficking victims rescued in Kano, Katsina

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) says it has rescued 43 victims of human trafficking in Katsina and Kano states.A statement by Josiah Emerole, the head, press and public relations of the agency, said on Friday in Abuja that the victims were on their way to different parts of Africa and Europe countries for various [...]

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    FG responds to ‘distress call’, evacuates 41 girls from Mali

FG responds to ‘distress call’, evacuates 41 girls from Mali

Forty-one Nigerian human trafficking victims were on Monday evacuated from Bamako, Mail, by the federal government.The girls arrived Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos aboard a Nigeria air force plane.Abike Dabiri-Erewa, senior special assistant to the president on diaspora matters, and officials of the National Agency for Protection and Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) welcomed the victims back to the country.Dabiri-Erewa [...]

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    REVEALED: Number of Nigerian women trafficked to Italy almost doubled in 2016

REVEALED: Number of Nigerian women trafficked to Italy almost doubled in 2016

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has reported that the number of Nigerian women travelling by boat from Libya to Italy almost doubled in 2016, with majority of them being victims of sex trafficking and exploitation.According to IOM, approximately 80% of the 11,009 Nigerian women registered at landing points in Sicily in 2016 were trafficked, as against 2015 when 5,600 [...]

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