Education and culture

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 […]

trafficking and exploitation

Nigeria TIER rankig: TIER 2 (TIP 2019)

The Government of Nigeria does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking but is making significant efforts to do so. The government demonstrated overall increasing efforts compared to the previous reporting […]

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Nigeria’s trafficking profile (TIP 2019)

As reported over the past five years, human traffickers exploit domestic and foreign victims in Nigeria, and traffickers exploit victims from Nigeria abroad. Nigerian trafficking victims are recruited from rural areas and, to a lesser […]

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Prevention of human trafficking in Nigeria (TIP 2019)

The government increased efforts to prevent human trafficking. NAPTIP continued to lead national government efforts to combat trafficking. In May 2018, the new Edo state antitrafficking law codified the ESTF, a working group led by […]

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Protection against human trafficking in Nigeria (TIP 2019)

The government decreased efforts to identify and protect trafficking victims. NAPTIP identified 126 forced labor victims and 1,028 potential victims. This was a decrease compared to 188 forced labor victims and 1,121 potential trafficking victims […]

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Prosecution of human trafficking in Nigeria (TIP 2019)

The government significantly increased anti-trafficking law enforcement efforts, but there were continued reports of government officials’ complicity in human trafficking offenses. The Trafficking in Persons Law Enforcement and Administration Act, as amended in 2015, criminalized […]

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Who exploit the Nigerian women?

The slave trade for sexual exploitation is, according to the United Nations, the third most profitable illigal activity in the world, coming after the arms and drugs traffic. It is widespread through the world. The […]

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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 […]