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REPORT: Migration More Complex Than Crowded Boats And Border Crossings

The ISS is helping the international community get the facts on migration, and is bringing African voices into a difficult debate. It promotes migration management and governance as a human rights, development and socio-economic issue rather than a security concern.
The ISS also promotes a gender focus in Africa’s migration debate. Migration is traditionally seen as a male phenomenon, yet women are moving more than ever, often migrating independently to escape war or fulfil economic needs. ISS research in South Africa found that African women migrants face xenophobia, racism and misogyny, and that restrictive policy responses have disproportionate impacts on women and children.
ISS researchers understand the structural drivers of migration, and are working with African governments on policy responses. ISS is part of a steering committee on migration and urbanisation for the South African government’s inter-ministerial committee on population policy. ISS analysts advised South Africa on how it can reverse the country’s institutionalised negative attitudes towards low-skilled African migrants and asylum seekers by embracing migration’s development potential and providing legal pathways that promote orderly migration.
The ISS brings new facts to the debate, based on its fieldwork, analysis and relationships across the continent. By spending time on the ground talking with migrants and refugees, it is able to tell migrants’ stories about why they move. A series of groundbreaking reports have looked at the dynamics of migration in the Horn of Africa, responses to migration in Algeria, and people smuggling in Niger and Libya. The ISS also reported on freedom of movement in southern African and Ethiopia’s progressive refugee policy.
The ISS is an authority on African migration. It drives progressive narratives and highlighting migrants’ positive contribution in filling labour shortages and skills gaps, particularly in developed countries with a shrinking working age population. Read More

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REPORT: Social Media Addicts Have High Risk Of Mental, Physical Health Challenges — Psychologist

A Clinical Psychologist, Mr Adedotun Ajiboye has warned that addiction to social media can cause both mental and physical health challenges.
Ajiboye, who works at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday. Ajiboye identified social anxiety as one of the mental health consequences of social media addiction. According to him, social anxiety is the inability to relate with other people considering that it has displaced offline relationships. Read More

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CORRUPTION: Nigeria’s Small Businesses Want Government Help, But Corruption is Draining it Away

Nigeria is a country known globally as a petro-economy, but one that in reality is a country of small business people. Nigeria’s entrepreneurs collectively power Africa’s largest economy, generating almost 50% of its GDP and employing 60 million people—roughly 84% of its labour force. Yet high borrowing costs, multiple taxations, currency volatility, infrastructure shortfalls, and red tape all make doing business in Nigeria exceptionally difficult. Read More

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SEX TRAFFICKING: Nigeria is Now Seen Globally as a Source and Destination for Sex Trafficking

According to the European Union, Nigeria is now seen globally as a source and destination for sex trafficking, forced labour, transit and trafficking in human organs. EU also said it would support Nigeria through its political dialogue and development cooperation to fight these vices. The statement was revealed by the Head of the EU Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Ketil Karlsen on Tuesday, in Lagos, shortly after the 64th chartered flight bringing back voluntary Nigerian returnees arrived the country. Read More

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CORRUPTION: How Corruption, Bad Governance Helped Make Nigeria Poverty Capital of The World

Various reports and researches have suggested that corruption, either directly or indirectly, is the bane of poverty in Nigeria, The Corruption Perceptions Index, released annually by Transparency International (TI), also gives credence to the pervasive corruption in the sub-Saharan country. Nigeria has always floated at the bottom of the list, among the most corrupt nations in the world.
It is not surprising that just as the country continues to rank very high on the index, there is a proportionate decline in the Human Development Index released every year by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). This goes without saying that as resources meant for human development are being feathered away, Nigerians sink into a deeper abyss of poverty.
A report by Brookings Institute crowned Nigeria ‘the poverty capital of the world’, taking over India, a country with seven times the population of Nigeria. Their findings were partly based on data drawn from The World Poverty Clock.
So, how does a government combat poverty in a high-risk corruption country like Nigeria?
The strategy suggested at the 2018 International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC), held in Denmark in October last year, was “understanding the drivers of corruption and developing tools to manage corruption risks in a systematic way.” These include assessing implementing parties’ capacity to manage and control risks, and strengthening these when needed through the use of innovative tools. Read More

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HUMAN TRAFFICKING: Air Peace, NAPTIP Move Against Human Trafficking

Mr Allen Onyema, the Chairman of Air Peace, has said the airline will partner with the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, in the agency’s task of checking human trafficking and providing jobs for victims of the illicit trade.
The Chairman stated this when the Director-General of NAPTIP, Mrs Julie Okah-Donli, visited the airline and conferred it with an award for providing a platform for checking trafficking in persons.
Okah-Donli presented Onyema and some crew members with medals for foiling an attempt to traffic a three-month-old boy using the airline’s Lagos-Banjul flight on June 4, 2018. The NAPTIP DG said the baby was brought back to Nigeria on March 19 and is currently under the care of NAPTIP, while the agency is working with the Gambian authorities to extradite the suspects.
Onyema said Air Peace would collaborate with NAPTIP as part of its support for the Federal Government’s efforts in curbing human trafficking in Nigeria.
He said the airline would also provide jobs for victims of human trafficking as part of ways of assisting NAPTIP to rehabilitate them. Read More

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REPORT: Nigeria loses Over NGN4.4 Trillion As a Results of Relevant Laws Pending Before The National Assembly As Well As Policies Yet To Be Implemented By The Executive.

A report by Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), indicated that Nigeria loses over four trillion Naira annually in the extractive industry due to lack of laws and policies.

Mr. Adesina Oke, Director of Legal, CISLAC, disclosed the development at a stakeholders’ meeting Today, Sunday, 24th March, 2019. in Lagos. Read More

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INTERNATIONAL: Trade Misinvoicing Undermines the Impact of International Trade in Developing Nations.

Trade misinvoicing remains an obstacle to achieving sustainable and equitable growth in the developing world. This update, titled Illicit Financial Flows to and from 148 Developing Countries: 2006-2015, is the latest in a series of Global Financial Integrity (GFI) reports which provide country-level estimates of the illicit flows of money into and out of 148 developing and emerging market nations as a result of their trade in goods with advanced economies.
Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) are defined as money that is illegally earned, used or moved and which crosses an international border. Trade misinvoicing is a method of moving IFFs, and includes the deliberate misrepresentation of the value of imports or exports in order to evade customs duties and VAT taxes, launder the proceeds of criminal activity or to hide offshore the proceeds of legitimate trade transactions, among other motivations.
Increasing trade among developing and emerging market countries is seen by many economists as a primary path to greater development. However, high levels of misinvoicing, as a percentage of total trade, indicate that most developing country governments do not benefit from a significant portion of their international trade transactions with advanced economies.
Not all countries provide their trade data to the UN and therefore are not represented in this analysis. Many of the 44 nations that do not report trade transactions to the UN are small states, however a few non-reporting countries have substantial economies including Kenya, Nigeria and Venezuela. Read More

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Human trafficking: Nigeria Struggles to Rescue 20,000 Girls From Mali Sex Trade (Video)

Nigeria is struggling to bring home an estimated 20,000 girls trapped in Mali. The victims of the sex trade are kept in appalling conditions.

Officials say collusion between law enforcement agents and traffickers is hampering the rescue efforts.

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Terrorism: Nigeria’s Battle With Boko Haram

Boko Haram, an insurgency led by the Islamist group has claimed lots of lives. Some of the group’s activities includes terrorism, kidnapping, suicide bombings and destruction of properties. The insurgency has scared off international investors, particularly in Nigeria.

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Counter Terrorism: Nigeria Security Tracker

The Nigeria Security Tracker (NST) is a project of The Council on Foreign Relations’ program that tracks the occurrence of violence in Nigeria. An example of such violence is the Boko Haram insurgency. The data are based on weekly surveys of Nigerian and International media.

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Trillions of Dollars Paid In Bribes, Stolen Through Corruption Every Year.

According to the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, trillions of US dollars are paid in bribes and 2.6 trillion are stolen through corruption every year. According to him these corrupt practices, robs societies of schools, hospitals and other vital services and also drives away foreign investment and strips nations of their natural resources. Read More

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Nigeria Ranked 3rd Most Terrorists Nation In The World Again.

Nigeria for the fourth consecutive year, occupies the third position among countries worst hit by terrorism according to the 2018 ranking on terrorism. This has been blamed on the activities of Boko Haram and Herdsmen.

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How Officers of the Nigeria Customs Service Rejected a Bribe of NGN 150 Million Naira From Smugglers.

Officers of the Nigeria Customs Service rejected a bribe of NGN 150 million offered to them by importers of 40 containers of Tramadol from India.

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How Misinvoicing Leads to Massive Revenue Losses.

WASHINGTON, DC – Analysis of trade misinvoicing in South Africa from 2010 – 2014 shows that the potential average loss of revenue to the government was approximately $7.4 billion per year or $37 billion during the period studied, according to a new study by Global Financial Integrity. The report, titled South Africa: Potential Revenue Losses Associated with Trade Misinvoicing, analyzes South Africa’s bilateral trade statistics for five year period 2010 – 2014 using information from United Nations Comtrade and data made available from the South African Revenue Authority.
The detailed breakdown of bilateral South African trade flows allowed for the computation of trade value gaps that are the basis for trade misinvoicing estimates. Import gaps represent the difference between the value of goods South Africa reports having imported from its partner countries and the corresponding export reports by South Africa’s trade partners. Export gaps represent the difference in value between what South Africa reports as having exported and what its partners report as imported.
The average annual revenue lost due to the misinvoicing of imports was $4.8 billion. This amount can be further divided into its component parts: uncollected VAT tax ($2.1 billion), customs duties ($596 million), and corporate income tax ($2.1 billion). Lost revenue due to misinvoiced exports was $2.6 billion on average each year which is related to lower than expected corporate income taxes.
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Impact of Child Trafficking on a Child’s Mental and Physical Health.

Do you know that child trafficking can have a serious impact on a child’s mental and physical health? Being captive or living or working in poor conditions can have long lasting and devastating effects on a child. STOP CHILD TRAFFICKING!!!
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Why People Are Trafficked.

Very often, people are trafficked for many purposes such as forced labour, removal of organs, forced begging, sexual exploitation amongst other purposes. You can report any case of Human Trafficking to Naptip Nigeria.

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