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Air Peace Chairman Mr Allen Onyema with NAPTIP boss Ms Julie Okah-donli with staff during the signing of the MoU

NAPTIP, Air Peace sign MOU against human trafficking

The National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and one of Nigeria’s airlines, Air Peace Ltd, on Tuesday in Lagos signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on partnership against human trafficking.

NAPTIP arrests 7 suspected human traffickers in Benin zone

The Benin Zonal Command, National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), said it arrested seven suspected human traffickers in the zone between January and March.

9-month-old baby, nine minors rescued from traffickers in Katsina

Katsina State Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) says it has rescued 10 minors including a nine-month-old baby from a gang of human traffickers.

Death toll at 28 after migrant boats sink off Djibouti

The death toll from the sinking of two migrant boats off the coast of Djibouti rose to 28 on Wednesday, with perhaps 130 more still missing.

NAPTIP to conduct surveillance on trafficking-emdemic areas

The National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons says it will scale up its efforts to prevent the scourge of human trafficking in Nigeria by carrying out surveillance activities of areas that are endemic.
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A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court jails two human traffickers for 12 years

Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo of the Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday convicted and sentenced two human traffickers, Terry Homuere-Smooth and Priscilla Bassey Effiong, to 12 years imprisonment for promoting prostitution in Nigeria.

Court jails 49-year old lady 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.
Managing Director of Aero Contractors, Captain Ado Sanusi, yesterday faulted the claims that the disputed Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 jets were stolen at the Lagos airport.

Immigration arrests eight suspected Ghanaian human traffickers at Lagos airport

Officials of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) on Monday arrested eight Ghanaian ladies at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos for alleged human trafficking.

Immigration seizes 436 voter cards, 192 National ID slips from foreigners

The Katsina State Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service on Thursday said it seized 436 voter cards and 192 National Identity slips from foreigners in the second and third quarters of the year.

NAPTIP rescues 300 victims of trafficking in Benin

The Benin Zonal Office of National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has rescued no fewer than 300 victims of trafficking in the area between January and August.
Former Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo

Ex-President Obasanjo urges West African governments to decriminalise drugs

West African governments should overhaul their drug laws to decriminalize personal use and prioritize treatment as a response to rising substance abuse in the region, former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo said on Tuesday.

NAPTIP rescues 13,000 human trafficking victims, rehabilitates 6,000

Julie Okah-Donli, the Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, says the agency has rescued more than 13,000 victims from human traffickers.

NAPTIP rescues 12,939 victims of human trafficking

The National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has rescued 12,939 victims across the country since its establishment in 2003.

Immigration rescues girl from traffickers in Katsina

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has rescued a 23-year-old girl from human traffickers in Katsina State.
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Libya denies abandoning migrants at sea

Libya's coast guard is denying accusations by a Spanish aid group that it left two women and a child to die in the Mediterranean Sea.

NAPTIP secures 356 convictions in 14 years

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), says it has so far secured the convictions of 356 Human Traffickers since it began operation in 2003.
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