Friday, August 10, 2018

Tag "NAPTIP"

    Most of us were raped and forced to work 18 hours daily, says Nigerian rescued from Saudi Arabia

Most of us were raped and forced to work 18 hours daily, says Nigerian rescued from Saudi Arabia

A female victim of human trafficking recently rescued from Saudi Arabia says many Nigerian girls in the country were raped and made to work 18 out of 24 hours.The victim, who was veiled, disclosed this while narrating her ordeal at the ministry of foreign affairs in Abuja.She said she left for Saudi with other girls in December 30, 2017, and [...]

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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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    39 Nigerians ‘forced to live in cave-like houses’ rescued from sex trafficking ring in Spain

39 Nigerians ‘forced to live in cave-like houses’ rescued from sex trafficking ring in Spain

Thirty-nine Nigerians have been rescued from a sex slave trade in Spain, the UK's National Crime Agency (NCA) has said.The trafficking ring was said to have been coordinated by Nigerians and the victims were reportedly forced to reside in "cave-like houses".They were freed in a joint operation involving the NCA, Spanish law enforcement and the National Agency for the Prohibition of [...]

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    Human trafficking is the biggest int’l business, says NAPTIP DG

Human trafficking is the biggest int’l business, says NAPTIP DG

Julie Okah-Donli, director general of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), says human trafficking is the most financially buoyant business in the international sphere. Okah- Donli says she believes that the crime fetches more money that drug peddling and money laundering.Speaking in a documentary by The Osasu Show, Okah-Donli said the vice has been on an [...]

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    Migrants’ burial: Italian embassy has apologised, says FG

Migrants’ burial: Italian embassy has apologised, says FG

The federal government says the Italian embassy in Nigeria has tendered an apology for burying the 26 victims who died at the Mediterranean Sea en route Italy, earlier than agreed.Abike Dabiri-Erewa, senior special assistant to the president on foreign affairs, said this in a tweet on Wednesday.“The Italian Embassy has apologized for the mix up for dates in the burial [...]

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    We are prepared to go after traffickers, says Magu

We are prepared to go after traffickers, says Magu

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the anti-graft agency is prepared to go against traffickers.In a statement, Wilson Uwujaren, spokesman of the EFCC, quoted Magu as saying this when he received a delegation from the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) in his office in Abuja.The acting EFCC chairman [...]

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    Obaseki promises free education for all deported Edo indigenes

Obaseki promises free education for all deported Edo indigenes

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, has promised free education for indigenes of the state deported as victims of human trafficking from Italy, Libya, and other parts of the world.This was disclosed by Julie Okah Donli, the director general of National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking In Persons (NAPTIP), in an interview with Osasu Igbinedion on The Osasu Show.When asked [...]

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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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    22,500 Nigerians have ‘crossed Mediterranean illegally’ in 2016…and still counting

22,500 Nigerians have ‘crossed Mediterranean illegally’ in 2016…and still counting

The European Union (EU) says over 22,500 illegal migrants from Nigeria have crossed the Mediterranean sea to Europe between January and September, apart from 23,000 in 2015.Richard Young, deputy head of EU Delegation in Nigeria, said this while speaking at a media workshop in Abuja.“In 2014, the number of people travelling irregularly into Europe clinched 280,000 people; in 2015 it [...]

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    NAPTIP rescues 146 victims of human trafficking

NAPTIP rescues 146 victims of human trafficking

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