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Statement of trafficking in human beings

Each human being is a free person, whether man, woman, girl or boy, and is destined to exist for the good of all in equality and fraternity. Any relationship that fails to respect the fundamental conviction that all people – men, women, girls and boys – are equal and have the same freedom and dignity … Continue reading Statement of trafficking in human beings

I was hungry and you bought me

Everything started in the Eighties. The girl slave trade for sexual exploitation was one of the many illegal activities managed by Nigerians. Then it was consolidated in the decades to follow, becoming a significant and real business, well structured and particularly profitable. Right from the beginning, Turin had been the landing stage and transit camp. … Continue reading I was hungry and you bought me

Nigeria caught in new slavery: sex for export, let’s say NO!

TRAFFICKING IN WOMEN Every year many Nigerian women are recruited for this trade. People working for this recruiting exercise are everywhere from Nigeria to Europe. These women are given false hope of empty promises of good jobs, marriages and opportunities of various kinds, which do not exist. With all honest belief the victims, their parents … Continue reading Nigeria caught in new slavery: sex for export, let’s say NO!

Benin City districts

Other information for those who are working against trafficking of Nigerian girls in Europe BENIN DISTRICTS QUARTERS. The Provinces. -Benin City.-The King’s Compound. -Bronzes. DISTRICTS. THE OBA’S central province was bound by the rivers OYISA, OKWO, OVIA, OLUKUN, AWREHOMO, and IKPOBA. From the city through this province to six outlying districts or provinces, six great … Continue reading Benin City districts

Olokun male or female

Against trafficking of nigerian girls, is useful to know the vodun. This is an interesting article about it. TRANSLATION OF “RIVER GODDESS” 1. Olokun……….. (EDO LANGUAGE) 2.1. Mmuo Mmili …….. (IGBO LANGUAGE) 2.2. Eze nwaanyi Mmili – (popularly called “Mami Wota) in by the riverine dwellers including the Igbos and some areas in Ghana). 3. … Continue reading Olokun male or female

No one should be forced! (Grace, 24 years old)

Grace was educated in Nigeria until the 10th grade after which she was sent to work to help support her family, who lived in poverty. She worked for three years at various jobs, during which time she was raped and gave birth to a son. Her father told her that as a woman, she was “predestined by … Continue reading No one should be forced! (Grace, 24 years old)

Traditional Education Among Edos

We continue to study Edo tradition, necessary to fight trafficking in Nigeria   The Edo-speaking people of the old Benin Province and parts of Delta,Rivers and Ondo province and patrs of Delta,Rivers and Ondo Provinces belong to the Kwa language family groups of the Western Sudanic languages like Yoruba,Igbira,Igala and Ibo.They are divided into four … Continue reading Traditional Education Among Edos

Yoruba Tradition

Extracts from Yoruba Heathenism, by the Right Rev. Bishop JAMES JOHNSON, and Astrological Geomancy in Africa, by Professor J. A. ABAYOMI COLE. [Transcription note: diacritics have been ignored in the following]. Yoruba Heathenism, by the Right Rev. Bishop James Johnson, is so intensely interesting that when once you begin to quote from it it is … Continue reading Yoruba Tradition

John Paul II to the Nigerian families

Onitsha (Nigeria), With the Apostle Paul I say to you: “You are God’s chosen race, his saints; he loves you, and you should be clothed in sincere compassion, in kindness and humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with one another; forgive each other”. With these words I greet you, husbands and wives, fathers, mothers and children. … Continue reading John Paul II to the Nigerian families

Crime in traditional society

In traditional African society the sacred and the secular are inseparable. There is no compartmentalization of life. What religion forbids or condemns, society also forbids and condemns, and similarly society approves those things which religion approves or and sanctions. An offence against God is an offence against man, and like manner an offence against man … Continue reading Crime in traditional society

Olokun Symbols (Nigerian tradition)

Some information about Nigerian Traditional religion. Starting from the top, Aghadaghada represents (symbolizes) Ikadele ene n’Osalobua ya-d’agbon yi-the four pillars with which God holds up the world. Traditionally, the four pillars represent the Four Cardinal Points-East, West, North, South to which we refer as Eken, Orhio,  Okhuo,Aho, respectively. Since each of those divisions represents the … Continue reading Olokun Symbols (Nigerian tradition)

John Paul II to the Nigerian young people

Onitsha (Nigeria), Dear young men and women of Nigeria, This afternoon the Pope belongs to you! I am truly overjoyed to see you here in your teeming thousands from all parts of your vast country. You have displayed for me your youthful agility, your fascinating acrobatics, your joy and your optimism. I am very grateful … Continue reading John Paul II to the Nigerian young people

2017 Report on the Nigerian (and not only) trafficking in Turin and province

The street unit of the association “Amici di Lazzaro” Since 1999 the association helps and listens to women victims of trafficking and exploitation, meeting them on the street with a mobile unit made up of 5-8 volunteers. It offers information on escape routes, creating support and listening relationships, which over the years have led over … Continue reading 2017 Report on the Nigerian (and not only) trafficking in Turin and province

Nigerian names e Ghana names

Nkiruka En-Kee-Roo-Ka The Future is Bright Female Igbo Nigeria Kumapayi Kuh-Ma-Kwa-Yi “Death preserve this life” Male Yoruba Nigeria Olateju hur lah teh ju abundant and spread wealth Neutral YORUBA Nigeria Abisola ah-bee-saw-la Born into wealth Female Yoruba Nigeria Toluwani Toluwani God’s own Neutral Yoruba Nigeria Ekenesenarhienrhien E Ke ne se nar hien rhien appreciation meaning … Continue reading Nigerian names e Ghana names

Nigerian Native Languages and Nigerian Pidgin

About 400 different languages are spoken in the West African country of Nigeria. They belong to three African language families, namely the :Niger-Cordofanian, the Nilo-Saharan and the Afro-Asiatic family. The three largest language groups in Nigeria are Hausa in the North (23.2 million speakers), Yoruba in the Southwest (22.6 million speakers) and Igbo in the … Continue reading Nigerian Native Languages and Nigerian Pidgin

Our stand on marriage, family and human society

The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria would like to once again reiterate the perspective of the Church on more recent developments concerning the sanctity and dignity of human life and the institutions of marriage and the family all across the world. The recent rise in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender activism, the popular vote in … Continue reading Our stand on marriage, family and human society

Prostitution is not a Sex Work

Why is the term “sex work” problematic when referring to prostitution? The sex industry is invested in the use of such terms as “sex work” and “sex worker” when referring to prostitution. Prostitution is not “work.” It is violence against women and girls and a human rights violation. The term “sex work” completely masks the … Continue reading Prostitution is not a Sex Work