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NAPTIP INAUGURATES MEDIA FOCUS GROUP ON COUNTER TRAFFICKING
…Trains Journalists On Human Trafficking Issues
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In its determination to enhance the reportage of human trafficking issues and ensure proper media participation in the fight against human trafficking in Nigeria, the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has inaugurated a Media Focus Group (MFG) on counter trafficking in Nigeria.

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Federal High Court, Kano Sentence 3 Traffickersi

A Federal High Court sitting in Kano has sentenced two persons to prison for engaging in human trafficking activities.
Delivering judgement in Kano on Wednesday December 2 2015 in a case involving the trafficking of 24 girls between the ages of 8 and 13years from Wudil Local Government Area of Kano State to Lagos State for domestic work, Honourable Justice Fatu Riman sentenced Zulai Garba and Aisha Abdullahi Abubakar to one year imprisonment each. Read More

NAPTIP TRAINS HIGH COURT JUDGES ON THE NEW TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS ACT

The Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) Mrs. Beatrice Jedy-Agba has said that the new Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Enforcement and Administration Act, 2015 was enacted to meet the challenges posed in the fight against trafficking in persons by the new trends that have emergedin the crime of trafficking in human beings.

The Director-General was speaking in Abuja at the opening of a one day training workshop for High Court Judges. The training programme which was organized by NAPTIP in collaboration with the Government of the Netherlandswas aimed at sharing experience and information with the Judiciary on issues of Human Trafficking. Read More

STATEMENT ISSUED BY MRS BEATRICE JEDY-AGBA, OON, DIRECTOR-GENERAL, NATIONAL AGENCY FOR THE PROHIBITION OF TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS (NAPTIP) ON THE OCCASION OF THE 2015 WORLD DAY AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING, 30TH JULY, 2015.                                                           

As the world today marks the 2015 World Day against Trafficking in Persons, the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), joins other counter-trafficking stakeholders to say No to human trafficking and express solidarity with victims of this heinous crime. Read More 

NAPTIP UNCOVERS CHILD ABUSE CASES DURING SCHOOLS  SENSITIZATION CAMPAIGN IN FCT.

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has stepped up investigations into cases of human trafficking and child related abuses uncovered recently during its awareness programmes in Primary and Secondary schools in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Evidence of the abuses were clearly seen from one school to the other, as some of the children had fresh physical marks and swollen heads reportedly inflicted on them by their guardians who used objects such as pressing irons, wooden spoons, electric wires and pounding pestle as corrective tools. Read More

NAPTIP,HAJJI COMMISION COLLABORATE AGAINST TRAFFICKING DURING HAJJ

The National Agency for The Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) are to work together to ensure that this year’s Hajj is devoid of incidences of human trafficking and illegal stay after the religious activities.

Over the years, some Nigerians have capitalized on the yearly religious pilgrimage to traffic people to Saudi Arabia for the purposes of begging, prostitution and other related crimes, while others use the opportunity to remain there, thus causing Nigeria huge embarrassment. Read More

NAPTIP DG CALLS FOR CLOSER COLLABORATION AMONGST LEAs

The Director General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) Mrs. Beatrice Jedy-Agba has said that proper collaboration amongst Law Enforcement Agencies remains the panacea for effective crime prevention in Nigeria.

The Director General made this statement in Abuja at a meeting of stakeholders for the formal presentation and dissemination of the Agency’s institutional and operational assessment carried out by independent consultants. The assessment was done under the project: Promoting Better Management of Migration in Nigeria by Combating and Reducing Irregular Migration that occurs, inter alia, through Trafficking in Persons (TIP) and Smuggling of Migrants (SOM) sponsored by the European Union. Read More

NAPTIP SECURES 13 NEW CONVICTIONS


In its renewed determination to rein-in human trafficking in the country, the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has secured additional 13 convictions. These convictions from various Federal High Courts across the country now brings the total convictions so far to 271
The convicted Human traffickers who are at present serving various jail terms, were arrested by operatives of NAPTIP in different locations within the country and subsequently arraigned in Courts.

While Federal High Courts sitting in Sokoto and Uyo, convicted Eight human traffickers and sentenced them to various terms of imprisonment, Six other persons were convicted and sentenced by Federal High Courts sitting in Benin, Ogun and Jos. Read More

NAPTIP DG HARPS ON EDUCATION AS PANACEA AGAINST CHILD LABOUR

The Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Mrs. Beatrice Jedy-Agba has urged parents to embrace the educational policies of government at various levels as a panacea to eradicating wide spread ignorance and ending the cycle of poverty in families.

The Director General made the call in a statement today in Abuja to mark this year’s World Day Against Child Labour. The International Labour Organization (ILO) set out June 12 of every year as the World Day against child labour to focus the attention of the public on the various acts of child labour going on around the world. The theme of this year’s celebration is: NO to child labour- YES to quality education. Read More

NAPTIP DG RECIEVES UK ANTI-SLAVERY COMMISSIONER

The Director General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Mrs. Beatrice Jedy-Agba has commended the United Kingdom for her strong support and collaborative effort in combating the scourge of human trafficking, in Nigeria and the West Africa sub-region.

 The DG who made reference to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) executed by Nigeria and the United Kingdom said that the agreement has yielded the strengthening of law enforcement relationship between NAPTIP and United Kingdom Agencies such as the National Crime Agency (NCA) and the Metropolitan Police, all working on anti human trafficking issues. Read More

PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN SIGNS NEW ANTI TRAFFICKING ACT

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has assented to the Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Enforcement and Administration Act, 2015. The President gave the assent on March 26, 2015.

The Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Mrs. Beatrice Jedy-Agba disclosed this in Abuja on Thursday at a media briefing. She stated that the action of the President followed the completion of the re-enactment of the nation’s anti human trafficking legislation by the National Assembly. Read More

DG PRESS BRIEFING

Director General of NAPITP Mrs. Beatrice Jedy-Agba addressing the media. She is flanked on her right by Mr. Dangiri Abdulrazak (Director of Investigation & Monitoring) & to the left, Mr. Abdulrahim Opotu Shuaibu (Director, Legal & Prosecution)