PRESS STATEMENT BY THE HONOURABLE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE FEDERATION AND MINISTER OF JUSTICE, MR. MOHAMMED BELLO ADOKE, SAN, CFR ON ALLEGATIONS OF RAPE AND CHILD TRAFFICKING IN lDPs CAMPS IN NIGERIARead More
ADVISORY ON THE UNLAWFUL USE OF CHILDREN IN THE PROSECUTION OF HOSTILITIES AND ARMED CONFLICT IN THE NORTH-EASTERN STATES
NIGERIA, FINLAND COLLABORATE AGAINST 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 advocated for a united and holistic approach by nations of the world as a major strategy in winning the fight against human trafficking.
The Executive Secretary was speaking today in Abuja when she and the Finland Ambassador to Nigeria, Pirjo Suomela-Chowdhury were signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on a closer partnership in curbing human trafficking. The MOU is between NAPTIP and the Ministry of the lnterior of the Republic of Finland. NAPTIP and Finland have over the years worked together to curb human trafficking related problems affecting Nigeria and Finland. Read More
COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS: NAPTIP BOSS CALLS FOR VIGILANCE AGAINST TRAFFICKERS
As the world prepares for the celebration of Christmas and the New Year, 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 vigilance amongst Nigerians especially those in the rural areas in order to ward off attempts by traffickers to lure innocent children into slavery.
The Executive Secretary said that traffickers over the years capitalised of celebrations such as Christmas and New Year to recruit new victims under the pretext of trying to help them and their families come out of the pangs of poverty
NAPTIP AND THE ROYAL NETHERLAND EMBASSY SIGN MOU
NAPTIP and the Royal Netherland Embassy have signed a Memoranda of Understanding to implement and support NAPTIP in the procurement of forensic equipments for the Agency’s forensic laboratory.
The MOU commits the Royal Netherland Embassy to support NAPTIP with a grant worth 25,000 Euros for the purchase of forensic equipment. According to the Director, legal and prosecution, Mr. Abdulrahim Opotu Shaibu, representing the Executive Secretary, NAPTIP, the donation will be of great benefit to the Agency, as this will assist the Agency in its operations. Read More
THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY RE-ENACTS THE TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS (PROHIBITION) LAW ENFORCEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION ACT OF 2003(TIPPLEA).
The Nigerian National Assembly has re-enacted the trafficking in persons (Prohibition) law Enforcement and Administration Act of 2003 (TIPPLEA) which now empowers NAPTIP to focus strictly on human trafficking related matters, enables it to carry out its mandate maximally and increase penalty for offenders.
The re-enactment of the TIPPLEA is in furtherance of a request presented to the National Assembly by the Agency urging it to look into the TIPPLEA Act of 2003 as amended with its various lapses and impediments. These lapses have over the years truncated the legal and overall efforts of NAPTIP in adequately convicting offenders of human trafficking. Read More
MRS. BEATRICE JEDY-AGBA BAGS NATIONAL HONOURS
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 SCHOOLS
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
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
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.
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.
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
COURTESY CALL ON THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY BY THE DIRECTOR GENERAL LEGAL AID COUNCIL
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.
THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY VISITS THE NIGERIAN IMMIGRATION SERVICE
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
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
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
The 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.
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
In 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