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VIENA ,AUSTRIA:  NAPTIP DG, DAME JULIE OKAH_DONLI ELECTED CHAIR OF UN BODY

VIENA ,AUSTRIA: NAPTIP DG, DAME JULIE OKAH_DONLI ELECTED CHAIR OF UN BODY

News Feature, Press Release
The Board of Trustees of the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Trafficking in Persons’ (UNVTF) has unanimously elected Dame Julie Okah-Donli as the new chair of the Board. Dame Okah-Donli brings her invaluable expertise in human trafficking to the Trust Fund as the Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) in Nigeria since 2017 and has long been a global voice on Trafficking in Persons issues. During her tenure at NAPTIP, she successfully lobbied the Government of Nigeria to extend its whistle-blowing policy to human trafficking issues, positively impacting the reporting of this crime in her home country. She further established the NAPTIP Rapid Response Squad to counter criminal activity and piloted joint o...
News Feature: Nigerians and the Cannibals of Libya

News Feature: Nigerians and the Cannibals of Libya

Breaking News, Law, News Feature
By Sylvanus Ekpo, Tina Edogor The slave markets of Libya are abuzz with young Nigerian slaves who are tortured, humiliated and eventually sold off on the auction block for a few, miserable dollars. While some are held in detention centres waiting to be deported, the not-so-lucky ones are roasted as suya and their body parts serve as barbecue for the cannibals of Libya. Once a thriving nation, Libya was ruled by Col. Muamar Gaddafi, who took power in 1969 in a bloodless revolution. He used the oil wealth of his country to improve healthcare, free education, free housing and a strong economy. Millions of impoverished peoples around the world flocked to Libya in search of the good life. Nigerians, tired of bad governance and failed promises, saw that country as the next best destinatio...