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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

ANAMBRA STATE GOVERNMENT DONATES 18-SEATER BUS TO NAPTIP

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

 

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 TERRITORY

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)

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

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

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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

FIDA TO JOIN NAPTIP IN THE FIGHT AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING

The Executive Secretary of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons (NAPTIP) Mrs. Beatrice Jedy-Agba, has expressed the Agency’s willingness to work and partner with the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) in combating the scourge of human trafficking. Read More i

COURTESY CALL ON THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY BY THE DIRECTOR GENERAL LEGAL AID COUNCILi

The Legal Aid Council of Nigeria has declared the readiness of the organization in giving pro bono services to the victims of Traffic in persons who cannot afford the services of Legal practioners as it relates to their trauma.

This was revealed by the Director General Legal Aid Council Barr. Joy Bob- Manuel during a courtesy visit with a six (6) man delegation to the Executive Secretary of NAPTIP Mrs. B. Jedy-Agba in her office on the 25th of Sept, 2013. Read More

DUTCH GOVERNMENT AND NAPTIP HOLD TALK ON CAPACITY BUILDING FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS.

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP) and the Dutch National Prosecution Service recently undertook an evaluation of projects and programmes in capacity building for law enforcement officers in the Agency.photo

This evaluation was done when the Executive Secretary of NAPTIP, Mrs. Beatrice Jedy-Agba, along with some members of her management team visited Amsterdam, Netherlands. Read More

 

THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY VISITS THE NIGERIAN IMMIGRATION SERVICE

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The Executive Secretary of the National Agency for The Prohibition of Traffic in Persons (NAPTIP), Mrs. Beatrice Jedy-Agba along with some Directors of the Agency, paid a courtesy visit to the Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Immigration Service, Mr. David S. Paradang MNI on the 18th of July, 2013 Read More

HUMAN TRAFFICKING OFFENDERS TO BAG STIFFER PENALTIES

Following the lapses and ambiguities of the anti-human trafficking laws on combating the scourge of human trafficking in the country by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons (NAPTIP), the National Assembly, joint committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal matters organized a joint public hearing on the bill for an act to amend the trafficking in persons (Prohibition) law enforcement Administration act of 2003. Read More

 

COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF THE FIRST NATIONAL STAKEHOLDERS CONSULTATIVE CONFERENCE ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING 2ND - 3RD JULY 2013 Click here

PRESS RELEASES ON NATIONAL STAKEHOLDERS CONSULTATIVE CONFERENCE ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING

The rate of human trafficking in Nigeria is reducing following concerted efforts by government, international partners and civil society organization in the country.

Making the statement in Abuja at the National Stakeholders Conference on human trafficking, the Executive Secretary of NAPTIP, Mrs. Beatrice Jedy-Agba said that this does not mean that Nigeria is out of the woods, as she admitted that Nigeria had a huge trafficking problem which some cultural practices and deep patriarchal society has exercabated. Read More  

UNODC EMPOWER NAPTIP COMMUNICATION OFFICERS
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The Executive Secretary of the National Agency for Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP), Mrs. Beatrice Jedy-Agba has commended the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) for the training of Public Relations Officer of the Agency.

The ES expressed her concerns on the training while receiving briefing from the Head of Media and Communication, Mr. Orakwue Arinze on the progress of the training so far. Read More

 

NAPTIP SIGN MOU WITH NATIONAL ECONOMIC RECONSTRUCTION FUND (NERFUND) & NATIONAL DIRECTORATE OF EMPLOYMENT (NDE)

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Economic Reconstruction Fund (NERFUND) and National Directorate of Employment (NDE) for the rehabilitation of victims of human trafficking.

Speaking during the signing of the agreement, The Executive Secretary of NAPTIP, Mrs. Beatrice Jedy-Agba said the actualization of the understanding underscores the effort towards eradicating the scourge of human trafficking via a victim centered approach of providing adequate protection and assistance to victims and vulnerable persons. Read More 

NAPTIP TO PARTNER WITH NIGERIA TELEVISION AUTHORITY IN THE FIGHT AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING

The Executive Secretary of NAPTIP, Mrs. Beatrice Jedy-Agba has carried the campaign for strategic alliance with partners to Nigeria Television Authority, NTA.

The advocacy visit to the largest broadcast network in Africa, the NTA is in furtherance of the NAPTIP’s awareness and public enlightenment drive Read More

COURTESY CALL BY THE WIFE OF THE VICE CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF INDIA

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The Executive Secretary of National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP) received the spouse of the Indian Vice Chief of Army Staff (VCOAS) and the Vice President of Army Wives Welfare Association, Mrs. Kusum Singh, on a study tour to the Agency, Mrs. Singh was accompanied by Mrs. Meane Joneja wife of the Military Assistant VCOAS on the 28th of February 2013.

 The wife of the VCOAS Mrs. Kusum Singh said the purpose of her visit is to deepen the existing relationship between the Nigeria and India in areas of mutual concern.

 

Swedish Minister of Justice and Police visit NAPTIP

ssThe Executive Secretary of NAPTIP has warned that destination countries of victims of human trafficking that does not develop mechanism for victim identification and protection even before withdrawal back to countries of sources, hamper investigation, endanger the victim and push the crime underground.

Mrs. Beatrice Jedy-Agba made this call this while receiving the Swedish Minister for Justice and Police, Ms. Simonetta Sommaruga who came on a working visit to NAPTIP Abuja. READ MORE

NAPTIP OPERATIVES UNDERGO TRAINING IN DIGITAL EVIDENCING
AND RECEIVE EQUIPMENT.

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Six operatives of The National Agency for Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP) have completed training from Dutch experts in forensic and digital evidencing this week in Abuja. Speaking in a meeting with the Executive Secretary, one of the Dutch expert, Mr. Dashley K Rouwendal said the initiative is to build capacity of NAPTIP officers to handle security, digital evidencing and help develop infrastructure for future NAPTIP forensic lab which will enable the officers utilize the experience acquired in the field Read More

 

“I AM PRICELESS” Campaign against TIP and SOM Launched in Nigeria
im pricelessIn response to the scourge and suffering caused by Trafficking in Persons (TIP) and Smuggling of Migrants (SOM), the European Union Delegation, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic In Persons (NAPTIP) and the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) launched a nationwide “I AM PRICELESS” campaign against Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants on 9 October in Abuja.Read More

BROADCAST OF ITOHAN- A CALL TO ACTION: AN ANTI HUMAN TRAFFICKING PUBLIC ENLIGHTENMENT INITIATIVE BY WALE ADENUGA PRODUCTIONS

The National Agency For The Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters, (NAPTIP) has finalized arrangements with Wale Adenuga Productions to broad cast a T.V drama showcasing the issues of Human Trafficking, Child abuses, Child Labour and other related issues on the platform of Superstory, a popular Television Drama series on major network in the country.Click to watch out

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