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Buhari, May sign defence partnership, economic deal

•Pledge cooperation against Boko Haram, human trafficking Senator Iroegbu   The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari and the Prime Minister of United Kingdom (UK), Mrs. Theresa May, have signed two agreements - Defence and Security Partnership and Economic Development Forum. Buhari and May who signed the agreements at the Presidential Villa Abuja on Wednesday

EFCC, INTERPOL partner against human trafficking, migrant smuggling

Jude Johnson  The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has pledged the Commission’s support towards successful hosting of the 6th Global Conference on Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling scheduled to hold between September 24 and 25, 2018 in Abuja. Magu made the pledge on Thursday, while

Better policing can help combat human trafficking

By Matt Herbert Global statistics show that just two years ago, there were about 25 million labour trafficking victims in the world – 3.8 million of whom were forced into the sex trade. In Africa, 3.4 million people had been trafficked into forced labour by 2016. These figures exclude forced marriage. When those 15.4 million victims are

Falz, Style Plus stars at music concert against human trafficking

•MAAHT to spread message across rural areas •Create scholarship fund for trafficked victims   Godsgift Onyedinefu The fight against human slavery has received a boost through music concert featuring popular Nigerian artist 'Falz Tha Bahd Guy', veteran artist 'Style Plus' and others to increase awareness against human trafficking in the country and beyond. This first

NAPTIP rescues 103 victims of human trafficking in osun

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) on Monday said 103 victims of human trafficking were rescued in Osun. The Zonal Commander of NAPTIP in Osun, Mr Ganiu Aganran, made this known in an interview in Osogbo. Aganran said the victims made up of 78 females and 25

NAPTIP rescues over 450 trafficked victims

● Buhari affirms his support for ICC The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) says it has rescued 468 victims of human trafficking in the last six months. NAPTIP’s Command in Benin Zone said that about 30 suspected human traffickers were arrested; two were convicted, while 33 cases

Libya arrests gang torturing Nigerians, Africans

Libyan forces have arrested gang members suspected of torturing Nigerians and other African migrants. They are reported to have been arrested near Tripoli after torture video surfaced on Social media. Details later but Nigerians who returned from Libya have narrated their harrowing experience. Miss Loveth Ekumabo, 25-year-old Libya returnee, who blamed her father’s

Macron to propose military action against human traffickers

French President Emmanuel Macron told FRANCE 24 on Wednesday that he would be proposing military action against human traffickers to combat migrant slave trading. Macron has also called for an "urgent operation" to evacuate victims from Libya. In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24 on the sidelines of the 2017 African

Buhari emerges Chairman of Gulf of Guinea Commission

Harps on maritime security, regional stability Calls for concerted efforts against piracy, human trafficking Jude Johnson  The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has emerged the Chairman of the Gulf of Guinea Commission (GGC) with a call for improved efforts against piracy, human trafficking and other criminal activities in the region. Buhari, who was represented by