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NAPTIP begins investigation on the traffickers arrested at Seme border

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) says it has started investigation on the human traffickers arrested on Jan. 28.

Civil servant bags life imprisonment for raping, assaulting wife’s niece

Justice Hassan Babangida of the Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Jabi, Abuja has sentenced a civil servant, Francis Kyamang, to life imprisonment for raping his wife’s niece and assaulting the victim after the act.
The Nigerian Immigration Service says it has registered a total of 185 foreigners residing illegally in Jigawa state.

Nigeria Immigration arrests suspected human traffickers

Three suspected human traffickers and three victims in transit to Ghana have been apprehended by the operatives of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) at Seme Border Control Post, an official has said.
Officers of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) have arrested four human traffickers at Seme and Mazanya borders of Nigeria.

Immigration arrests four human traffickers, intercepts victims at Seme, Mazanya borders

Officers of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) have arrested four human traffickers at Seme and Mazanya borders of Nigeria.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Edo lists expectations from 2019 Alaghodaro summit

The Edo State Government has said the 2019 Alaghodaro Summit will focus on assessing the impact of laudable policies and programmes by the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration in enriching the life of Edo people.

Anambra governor donates patrol vehicles, gadgets to security agencies

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State on Friday donated vehicles, motorbikes and modern security gadgets to security agencies to tackle crime in the state.
National Emergency Management Agency NEMA

NEMA receives 171 Nigerians from Libya

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Friday received another batch of 171 stranded Nigerians from Libya.
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.
U.S. President Donald Trump. PHOTO- Win McNamee-Getty Images-AFP

US president Donald Trump predicts ‘complicated but great’ 2019

U.S. president Donald Trump has predicted that year 2019 would be a “complicated but great” year.
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.

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Senate calls for quick diversification of economy, frowns against high cost of oil production

The upper chamber of the National Assembly has called on the federal government to quickly diversify the economy, following the high cost of oil production without commensurate result.

NMA: Nigerians may suffer if governors take over coronavirus management

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), has asked President Muhammadu Buhari not to allow states take full control of managing the COVID-19 pandemic saying Nigerians may suffer.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

Nigerian government says churches, mosques can reopen

The Federal Government has announced relaxation of restriction on gatherings in places of worship imposed as part of the guidelines to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

Delta doctor abducted by gunmen in government hospital

Gunmen have abducted a resident doctor identified simply as Dr. Wisdom Iboyitete at Central Hospital, Ojobo in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State.

Panic in Imo community as ‘herdsmen’ kill security operative

There is palpable fear in Umuanuma community in Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State as suspected herdsmen murder a private security operative, Mr Hycinth Ikegwu, at about 6 am on Sunday while returning from work with his motorcycle.