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NAPTIP BOSS CALLS FOR INTEGRATION OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING LEARNING TOOLS INTO SCHOOLS CURRICULUMi

The Executive Secretary of The National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP), Mrs. Beatrice Jedy-Agba has called for the infusion of anti human trafficking materials as learning tools into the primary and secondary schools curricula in the country. Such integration and development of educational tools in the first and second tier of our educational system will help in deepening early warning systems at the most critical stage of the development of a child in Nigeria. Read More

NAPTIP SECURES MULTIPLE CONVICTION AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN PERSON’S OFFENDERS i
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These are certainly not good times for human trafficking offenders as the National Agency for the Prohibition of traffic in Persons and other Related Matters (NAPTIP) has achieved successes in the prosecution of offenders in varying cases of human trafficking and related offences.
A 45 year old man, Magnus Iheanacho was sentenced yesterday, 27th March, 2014 to 2 years imprisonment, following his conviction by an Abuja Court for unlawful carnal knowledge of a 12 year old girl, an offence punishable under section 13(1) and 18 (b) of Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Law Enforcement and Administration Act (TIPLEA) of 2003. The accused person was found guilty of deceitfully taking a child from her parents with the guise of providing guardianship and sexually exploited the child. The presiding Judge, Justice P.O. Lifu sentenced the accused to 2 years imprisonment without option of fine on both counts which is also to run concurrently. Read More

ANAMBRA STATE GOVERNMENT DONATES 18-SEATER BUS TO NAPTIPi

The outgoing Anambra State Governor, Mr. Peter Obi on his last day in office donated an 18-seater bus to the National Agency for the Prohibition of traffic in Persons and other Related Matters, NAPTIP. Read More

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT COMMENCE EXTRADITION PROCEEDING FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING SUSPECT

The Office of the Honorable Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice has commenced an extradition proceeding at the Federal High Court, Abuja, following a request from the Netherland Government for the extradition of a human trafficking suspect, Mr. Kingsley Edegbe to stand trial for the criminal charges against him in the Netherland. Read More

ENUGU ZONAL COMMAND ENGAGED IN MASSIVE PUBLIC ENLIGHTENMENT CAMPAINGS Watch out for Highlights Click here

School Sensitization continued on 30th January at Queens School Enugu , about 1200 participants were enlightened.

NAPTIP COMMENCES INVESTIGATION INTO HUMAN TRAFFICKING STORY BY PREMIUM TIMES

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP) has commenced investigation into the Premium Times exclusive story detailing the existence of a ruthless human trafficking syndicate operating from Lagos.

The report by Premium Times was the outcome of a four month long investigation by a crime reporter Tobore Ovuorie which revealed the dastard nature of both the operators and their alleged links in some Agencies of Government. Read More

NAPTIP KICKS OFF GRASSROOT SENSITISATION PROGRAMME IN THE FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORYi

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and other Related Matters (NAPTIP) has kicked off its grassroot sensitization against human trafficking and child labor in Nigeria by organizing a two day community dialogue in the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) and Gwagwalada Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory. Read More

NO SAFE HAVEN FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKERS IN 2014 - (NAPTIP BOSS)i

The Executive Secretary of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and other Related Matters (NAPTIP) Mrs. Beatrice Jedy-Agba has projected that 2014 is going to be a tough year for human traffickers.
This was made known at the NAPTIP headquarters during a media parley with members of the press to evaluate the scorecard of the Agency in 2013 and to give projections for action plan in 2014.
Mrs. Jedy-Agba stated that the Agency has recorded a total of 220 convictions since inception out of which 46 convictions were secured in the year 2013. She added that 272 cases were successfully investigated out of the 442 cases reported to the Agency, while 101 cases are still pending in various courts in the country. Read More

NAPTIP WINS AWARD FOR SERVICE DELIVERY

The National Agency for Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and other Related Matters (NAPTIP) has been honored by Independent Service Delivery Monitoring Group (SDMG) with a service delivery Award for its meritorious services and work in combating human trafficking in Nigeria in the year 2012-2013. Read More

EXPERTS AND STAKEHOLDERS SEEK FOR EFFECTIVE REMEDIES TO
TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS

A consultative meeting to seek for effective remedies for trafficked persons and draft basic principles on the rights to an effective remedy for trafficked persons has held in Abuja.

The meeting was organized by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, U.N Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons and The National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP), to seek views on the right to effective remedies for trafficked victims, discuss the content of the draft basic principles, make recommendations and identify possible next steps. Read More

COLLABORATION IS A TOOL IN FIGHTING HUMAN TRAFFICKING

The Executive Secretary of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and other Related Matters (NAPTIP) Mrs. Beatrice Jedy-Agba, has sued for International cooperation and partnership in combating international crime especially as it concerns human trafficking. This was made known at a seminar organized by NAPTIP in conjunction with the Dutch National Police Agency (KLPD).Read More

SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LEGAL MATTERS MEETS WITH NAPTIP BOSS OVER BUDGET IMPLEMENTATION AND PERFORMANCE Read More