It’s not every day you see a beauty queen who has a Ph.D.D and working her way towards becoming a Professor. Yesterday, we saw such in the person of Dr. May Ikeora who is an ex-beauty queen, an academic, entrepreneur and now an author. She wrote this book following her doctorate degree and her first-hand experience working on human trafficking cases in the UK especially with victims from Nigeria. May also taught masters students, Modern Slavery at the University of Hull, UK.


On Monday, April 30th, 2018, Dr. May Ikeora Launched her book entitled “Bilateral Cooperation and Human Trafficking: Eradicating Modern Slavery between the United Kingdom and Nigeria”. The book presentation was hosted by the British Deputy High Commission through a reception to foster UK/Nigeria Cooperation to tackle Human Trafficking.


The book was supported by Nigerian Maritime Administration & Safety Agency (NIMASA), Keystone bank, Heritage Bank, First Bank, Fidelity Bank, Edilawani Associates, Eduplat and the Edo State Government to enable the dissemination of the book. The book was published by an academic Publisher called Palgrave Macmillan (a firm currently celebrating 170years of academic publishing). The event was well attended by key stakeholders including NAPTIP, DfiD, Lawyers, Judges, Unilever, Bank MDs, Governors, Commissioners, British National Crime Agency, NGOs and Rep from the Oba’s Palace.


See photos below:


A cross-section of guest of the book launch


Dr May Ikeora giving her speech


Dr May Ikeora, The former Governor of Anambra State, His Excellency Peter Obi and Dr Alex Otti


Dr May Ikeora and Guy Murray-Bruce


Dr May Ikeora with Judith Udu (Eduplate) and Philip Uwumarogie


Dr May Ikeora with Taiwo Akerele (Chief of Staff, Edo State) and Laure Beaufils


Dr May Ikeora (The British Deputy High Commissioner – Laure Beaufils and Dr May Ikeora welcoming the Governor)


Dr May Ikeora and Laure Beaufils


Dr May Ikeora at the book signing table


Bilateral Cooperation and Human Trafficking: Eradicating Modern Slavery between the United Kingdom and Nigeria






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