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MRS. BEATRICE JEDY-AGBA BAGS NATIONAL HONOURS 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 been conferred with the Nigerian National Honours award of the Officer of the Order of Niger (OON) by the President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. Read More

NAPTIP AND NERDC SIGN AGREEMENT TO MAINSTREAM HUMAN TRAFFICKING CURRICULA INTO PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLSi

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other related Matters (NAPTIP) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC) to infuse anti-trafficking issues into the curricula of primary and secondary schools in Nigeria. Read More

NAPTIP COMMENCES TRAINING FOR OFFICERS ON ENHANCED SOFTWARE DRIVEN APPLICATION ON INVESTIGATION

In a renewed move to boost efficiency of its officers, the National Agency for the Prohibition of traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP) has commenced a training program in the area of information technology on the use of Sidda.net application.

The training which commenced today, 16th July, 2014 will run for three days with 36 participants from zonal commands and Abuja. At the end of the training, participants will be equipped to use the multi-functional information technology software that will have all the modules for investigation, statistics of victims and suspects, as well as better coordination between the NAPTIP headquarters and the zonal offices nationwide. Read More

NAPTIP BOSS EMERGES 2014 TRAFFICKING IN PERSON’S HERO.


The United States government has conferred the award of 2014 trafficking in persons Report Hero to the Executive Secretary of NAPTIP, Mrs. Beatrice Jedy-Agba.
The award which was conferred by the US Secretary of State Senator John Kerry in the Benjamin Franklin Room of the State department today is in recognition of her tireless efforts to fight human trafficking and her passionate commitment to end modern day slavery.To stem this scourge.
Earlier in a letter conveying the award to the Executive Secretary, the US government said Mrs. Jedy-Agba is one of the ten notable individuals around the globe who despite resistance, opposition and even threats to their lives protect victims, punish offenders and raise awareness of ongoing criminal practices in their countries and beyond. Read More

NIGERIA AND  SPAIN STRENGTHEN INTERNATIONAL TIES TO COMBAT HUMAN TRAFFICKING.

The National Agency for the Prohibition of traffic in Persons and other Related Matters (NAPTIP) has commenced discussion towards brokering a Memorandum of Understanding between Nigeria and the Spanish government for effective eradication of human trafficking and to target trafficking networks in both countries. Read More

GOVERNOR AREGBESOLA INVITES NAPTIP TO OPEN ZONAL OFFICE IN OSOGBO

The Governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola has invited NAPTIP to open a Zonal Office in Osogbo, the State Capital, to further deepen the Agency’s efforts to stem Trafficking in Persons in the State and its environs.
The Governor made the request on Friday 25th April 2014, when the Executive Secretary, Mrs. Beatrice Jedy-Agba,  formally  presented copies of a report of a research on “The Impact of Constant Migration on Ejigbo, Osun State and its Implications for Efforts to Combat Child Trafficking,”  to him at his office in Osogbo. Read More

NAPTIP MESSAGE TO NIGERIAN CHILDREN MARKING THE 2014 CHILDRENS DAY CELEBRATIONS

NAPTIP rejoices with our future leaders on yet another Children’s Day Celebration set aside by the Government to remind us all of our responsibilities to nurture and protect the Nigerian Child. Read More

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

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 OFFENDER
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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