Partial government shutdown over budget impasse grips US capital
An air of chaos enveloped Washington Saturday as the US government kicked off the holidays by partially shutting down, following the failure of leaders to pass a federal spending bill as negotiations stalled over Donald Trump's demand for money to build a US-Mexico border wall.
EU, World Bank, NAPTIP hail Edo government on campaign against human trafficking
Accolades came the way of Edo State government yesterday from the European Union (EU), the World Bank and the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) for its efforts to curb human trafficking and illegal migration in the state. The stakeholders poured the encomia at the second Roundtable Dialogue on Managing Migration…
49 year old lady jailed for human trafficking
A Federal High Court located in Benin, Edo State have sentenced a 49 year old lady, Mrs Christy Ehirobo, to nine years imprisonment for human trafficking on Tuesday. Justice Mohammed Liman in his judgment said the “law must take its cause” despite the convict’s plead for mercy adding that human trafficking had eaten deep into…
Edo collaborates with Islamic leaders to stamp out human trafficking
Enugu West All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial candidate Juliet Ibekaku-Nwagwu says President Muhammadu Buhari’s affirmation at the party convention is an indication that love and peace reign in the party.
Buhari seeks collaborative efforts among nations to fight human trafficking, smuggling
President Muhammadu Buhari has called for collaborative efforts among nations to fight human trafficking and smuggling of persons. Buhari made the call at the 16th INTERPOL Conference on Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling on Monday in Abuja. He was represented by Mr Olusegun Adekunle, Permanent Secretary, General Service Office, office of the Secretary to the…
Nigerian Man Sentenced To 18 Years Imprisonment For Marrying South African Lady To Obtain Citizenship
A Nigerian man identified as Chinedu Obasi, has been sentenced to 18 years in prison, after he was found guilty of marrying a South African lady to obtain citizenship but not living with her. It is gathered that he was arraigned alongside one Obioma Abba, for running a brothel and a human trafficking syndicate. While…
Global leaders support innovative skills for inclusive growth
To foster opportunities for inclusive, fair and sustainable future of work, labour ministers have reaffirmed their commitment to promote innovative skills policies, strengthen social protection, and formalise labour markets to make them more equitable and inclusive. In their declaration at the just-concluded G20 Education and Employment Ministers’ meeting in Argentina, they endorsed the G20 Strategy…
UN blasts Nigeria for human trafficking
The United Nations on Monday criticised Nigeria for failing to tackle human trafficking, after a human rights mission looked at efforts to stamp out the organised trade in people. "What is being done is not enough," the world body's special rapporteur on the subject, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, told reporters at the end of an eight-day…
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.