Buhari appoints Senator Basheer Mohammed as new NAPTIP DG

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Senator Basheer Mohammed as the new Director General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP). Garba Shehu, Presidential spokesman, announced this in a statement on Thursday. Shehu said the president also approved some key changes under the Federal Ministry of[Read More…]

Buhari sacks NAPTIP DG, Julie Okah-Donli, replaces her with Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim

President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the director-general of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, Julie Okah-Donli. The President also appointed Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim as the new DG of the agency. This was contained in a statement on Tuesday by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on[Read More…]

We will monitor NGOs receiving UN funding meant for fighting child trafficking – NAPTIP

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons on Monday said it would monitor non-governmental organisations receiving the United Nations support funds meant for the fight against human trafficking in Nigeria. The NAPTIP Director-General Julie Okah-Donli, said this on Monday in Abuja at a stakeholders’ validation programme of[Read More…]

NAPTIP publishes names, photographs of some convicted rapists in Nigeria

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has published the names and photographs of some persons convicted of sexual offences in Nigeria. Julie Okah-Donli, director-general of NAPTIP, who published the list over the weekend, said more names would be published as soon as they were convicted.[Read More…]

UK Deports 23 Nigerians For Immigration Offences

The Government of the United Kingdom has deported 23 Nigerians for committing immigration-related offences in the country. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the deportees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMlA) Lagos at about 6.a.m on Friday. The deportees,who are all males, were brought back in[Read More…]

Borno Governor Requests Female Undercovers in IDP Camp over Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment: Shettima to request deployment of female undercover police, DSS, NAPTIP detectives to IDP camps Following recent reports about some officials sexually harassing female internally displaced persons, Governor Kashim Shettima has? revealed his plans to write letters requesting the Inspector General of Police, the Director General of the Department[Read More…]

Baby Traffickers Thriving In Nigeria As Recession Bites – Reuters

As 16-year-old Maria strained under the anguish of labour in southeastern Nigeria, a midwife repeatedly slapped her across the face – but the real ordeal began minutes after birth. “The nurse took my child away to be washed. She never brought her back,” the teenager said, gazing down at her[Read More…]

NAPTIP Rescues 50 Victims of Human Trafficking In Kano

The Kano Zonal Command of National Agency for the prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and other Related Matters (NAPTIP) on Sunday said it had rescued no fewer than 50 victims of human trafficking within two months. The NAPTIP Zonal Commander, Mr Shehu Umar said in an interview with NAN in[Read More…]

Davido Storms NAPTIP Along With His Dad Over Baby Mama Drama

Hip Hop artiste Davido, A.K.A David Adeleke, on Wednesday was guest to officials of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Lagos office. The Agency which had received petition against the celebrity artiste from his baby mother, Ms. Sophia Momodu had invited him to make a[Read More…]

8 Persons Convicted For Human Trafficking In Uyo

NAN The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and Other Related Matters says it convicted eight persons for human trafficking offences in its Uyo zone in 2013. The Zonal Commander in charge of Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River and Rivers states, Mr Ikechi Nwachukwu, disclosed this while[Read More…]