The fight against human trafficking
Late in the 15th century, Portuguese traders began to show up on the coast of what is now Nigeria. They came looking to buy a number of goods but over time, one particular trade would dominate everything else - slaves.
Without good governance, human trafficking will continue to flourish - Anglican Bishop
The Anglican Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Archbishop Emmanuel Chukwuma, has warned that unless politicians provide good governance for the people, human trafficking would continue to flourish.
‘NAPTIP convicted 359 human traffickers in 15 years, rescued 3,500 from Libya
The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) yesterday said it had prosecuted and convicted 359 persons for human trafficking offences and rescued over 3,500 Nigerians from Libya in its 15 years of existence. Director-General of the agency, Dame Julie Okah-Donli, who disclosed this in Abuja during a press conference to mark…
Ikeora, ex-beauty queen, takes on human trafficking
In what seems like a perfect way to wrap her Ph.D programme, which has set the tone for the actualization of her dream of becoming a Professor, Ex-Beauty Queen, Dr. May Ikeora, recently launched her latest book, Bilateral Cooperation and Human Trafficking: Eradicating Modern Slavery between the United Kingdom and Nigeria. The formal launch, which…
London-based nurse jailed for trafficking Nigerian women
A London-based nurse has been sentenced to 14 years in prison following a landmark prosecution which saw her convicted for trafficking Nigerian women to Europe and forcing them into sex work. Josephine Iyamu, 51, was sentenced to 14 years in prison, 13 years for the slavery offences and 1 year for perverting the course of…
Titi Abubakar: Human trafficking is crime against humanity
Mrs. Amina Titi Abubakar is the founder and President of Women Trafficking and Child Labour Eradication Foundation (WOTCLEF). In this interview with LEO SOBECHI, she traces the efforts at tackling human trafficking and child labour. Advocacy for gender inclusion and clamour for youth to take over leadership has gained momentum, what is your take? OUR…
100 Edo Secondary students trafficked to Libya in 4 months, says Obaseki’s aide
No fewer than 100 students of Idogbo Secondary School, Benin, have been trafficked to Libya in the last four months.
Cross River, groups pledges to tackle human trafficking
The Cross River State Ministry of Justice in partnership with Conference Of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) and Africa Alliance Partnership, (AAP) have pledged to tackle the menace of human trafficking and conservation of wildlife in the country. The group made the pledge during a conference held in Calabar, Cross River state capital, last week. Director…
The Oba and fetishization of Nigerian prostitution
The trafficking of Nigerian women mainly for prostitution in Europe has made local and international headlines. Award-winning documentaries have been released that showed...
NAHCON to partner NAPTIP to curtail human trafficking
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) says it will partner with the National Agency for Prohibition of Traffic in Persons (NAPTIP) to curtail the menace of human trafficking.