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Woman Claims Pastor Signed Trafficking Of 9 Children From Plateau To Rivers

A 40-year-old suspected child trafficker, Rebecca Nwachi is currently cooling her heels in the custody of the Enugu State Police Command after she was arrested by the Nigeria Army. Nwachi, who specializes in moving children from Plateau State in North Central zone to River State in South-South zone, was arrested as part of the ongoing “Exercise Atilogwu Udo 1’’. In a statement issued on Tuesday in Enugu by the Deputy Director, Public Relations of 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, Aliyu Yusuf, said a total of nine…

PRAWA, Switzerland Move To Enhance Nigeria’s Justice, Security Sector Reforms

The Prison Rehabilitation And Welfare Action (PRAWA) and Government of Switzerland have pledged to commitment to enhance ongoing reforms in Nigeria's Justice and Security Sector institutions through the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) mechanism. This was the highlights of the workshop on 'Enhancing Synergy Amongst Justice Sector Oversight Mechanism' organised by the Administration of Criminal Justice Monitoring Committee (ACJMC) in collaboration with PRAWA and made available at the weekend in Abuja. …

NAPTIP DG Raises Alarm Over New Human Trafficking Tricks

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), has said that human traffickers now settle for a new trick of orphanage trafficking as it is assumed people are not knowledgeable of it. The director general of the agency, Julie Okah-Donli, disclosed this during an interactive meeting with the Edo state task force against trafficking in Benin city. She lamented that human trafficking in the country appears to have increased despite all measures to keep the menace away. Following this…

NAPTIP Records 217 Cases Of Child Trafficking, Abuse in Benue

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has said the agency has recorded 217 cases of child trafficking, child abuse and other related matters since inception in Benue in 2013. The Zonal Commander in Benue, Aganran Ganiu Alao, who disclosed this at the command's office in Makurdi, said presently, the agency has 14 convicts and 14 more cases in court with others awaiting trial and conviction. While the menace is increasing in the state, Alao said only eight cases of child abuse and…

Buhari Rejects Four Bills Passed By NASS

President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected four bills passed by the National Assembly. Buhari communicated his rejection via a letter read during plenary by house speaker, Yakubu Dogara, on Thursday. The bills include the Corporate Manslaughter bill, 2018; Agricultural Credit Scheme (amendment) bill, 2018; National Child Protection and Enforcement Agency bill as well as Courts and Tribunal Standard Scales of Fines and Financial Penalties bill. In the letter, Buhari said he rejected the corporate manslaughter bill…

‘Good Omen’, NAPTIP Hails Conviction Of British-based Nigerian Nurse

The Director-General, National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Ms Julie Okah-Donli, has described the conviction of a British-based Nigerian nurse, Ms Josephine Iyamu, as good omen to the fight against human trafficking. The Head of Press and Public Relations of NAPTIP, Mrs Stella Nezan, quoted Okah-Donli’s reacting in a statement in Abuja. The statement noted that Iyamu was convicted by the Birmingham Crown Court for human trafficking. She quoted the NAPTIP boss saying that conviction…

US deports 34 Nigerians

At least 34 Nigerians were deported from the United States on Wednesday for allegedly committing offences in the country. The deportees arrived at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMlA), Lagos around 2:30 pm. The deportees, comprising 32 males and two females, were brought back in a chartered Omni Air International aircraft with Registration Number W342AX. Joseph Alabi, spokesman of the Lagos airport police command, confirmed the development to NAN. “At about 14.30 hours (2.30 p.m.),…

2018 W/Cup : NAPTIP Rescues 10 Nigerians Being Trafficked To Russia

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) says it has intercepted and rescued 10 Nigerian youths who were being trafficked to Moscow and Russia. The Head of Press and Public Relations of NAPTIP, Mrs Stella Nezan, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Sunday. Nezan explained that they were intercepted on Saturday night at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in an operation code named “Operation BLOCK’’, while trying to board a Turkish Airline flight to Russia. She…

Nutrition, Mortality And The Nigerian Child

Statistics over time have shown that about 53% of children in Nigeria are malnourished with the highest percentage present in the north east and north west. However, the high rate of malnutrition in these two areas can be traced to inadequate exclusive breast feeding in new born. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), exclusive breastfeeding means “the infant receives breast milk only”. No other liquids or solids are given to the infant, (not even water) for the first six months after their birth while…

Nigerian Pilgrims And The Threat By Saudi Authorities

Not a few Nigerians were shocked by the news that the Saudi Arabian authorities are threatening to bar or quarantine Nigerian Muslims going for the 2019 pilgrimage over outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria. Saudi Arabia is the custodian of the Muslim holy sites in Mecca and Medina, and Muslim faithful from all over the world go on holy pilgrimage(hajj) to these sites once every year. Nigeria would have one of the largest contingents, about 95,000 pilgrims, to this year’s hajj. There is no doubt that Saudi authorities…