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Insecurity: Ortom seeks improved funding for Nigerian immigration

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State on Wednesday called for more funding, personnel, equipment and training for the Nigerian Immigration Service, NIS, to enable it execute its mandate.

Border Closure: Nigerian govt seizes 136 bags of NPK fertilizer for making explosives, others

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed disclosed that the combined security agencies codenamed Ex-Swift Response to secure the country’s borders have recorded a number of seizures of foreign rice and other contraband items worth N3.2billion.

Like Dubai, Nigeria to start issuing digital visas for tourists

Following the footstep of the United Arab Emirates, UA’s Dubai and other advanced countries of the world, the Comptroller General of the Nigerian Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede has revealed the plans to digitalise tourist visa before the end of the year.

So far, we’ve registered 4,377 migrants in Nigeria – Babandede

The Controller-General of Nigerian Immigration Service, NIS, Muhammad Babandede, has said that about 4,377 migrants had been registered in the free e-registration exercise since inception in July.

Labour slams Nigerian govt over planned passport fee hike

Labour leaders have criticised the Federal Government for the planned increase of the fee to be paid by Nigerians to secure travelling passports.

Foreigner arrested for stabbing Nigerian to death in Jigawa

The Nigerian Immigration Service, NIS, has apprehended one Isa Idrisa, a Nigerien, who allegedly stabbed a Nigerian man to death in Hadejia, Jigawa. The comptroller...

Nigerian Immigration suspends issuance of biometric visa-on-arrival to foreigners indefinitely

The Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, has suspended the issuance of Biometric Visa-On-Arrival to foreigners arriving into the country indefinitely. Investigations by the News Agency of...

Immigration boss heads 15-man c’ttee to stop irregular migration, human trafficking

The Federal Government has inaugurated a 15-man committee to address the issues of irregular migration and human trafficking in the country. The committee is headed...

Stop patronising touts for passport application, Immigration warns

The Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, has advised the public against patronising touts or agents in processing application for passport. The Assistant Comptroller General of Immigration,...

Corruption: Immigration bans cash payments at passport offices

The Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, has banned cash payments for passport processing as part of efforts to eliminate corruption at all passport offices nationwide.‎ NIS...

Additional 262 Nigerians sent back from Libya

Another batch of 262 Nigerians have returned home from Libya with the help of the International Organisation for Migration, IOM, and the Nigerian Embassy...

UK deports 28 Nigerians

The Government of the United Kingdom on Thursday deported 28 Nigerians for committing immigration-related offences in the country. The Nigerians were sent back home barely...

Immigration denies scarcity of passport booklets

The Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, Muhammad Babandede, has denied that there is scarcity of passport booklets across their Passport Issuing Centres. The comptroller-general, Muhammad Babandede,...

Immigration rescues 134 children from traffickers

The Nigerian Immigration Service, NIS, in Oyo State says it rescued 134 children, who were victims of child trafficking between and May. An Assistant Comptroller...

Recruitment scam: Court stops ex-Interior minister, Abba Moro, from traveling

By Abdulaziz Salisu Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court in Maitama, Abuja has  turned down the application of Abba Moro, former interior minister,...

Again, Italy deports Nigerians

The Italian government has deported another batch of Nigerians for committing immigration-related offences in the country, just two weeks after it deported 33 Nigerians. The...

101 illegal migrants arrested in Lagos

The Lagos command of the Nigerian Immigration Service has announced the arrest of 101 irregular migrants on Tuesday. The command spokesman, Jide Ogungbe, said those...

EFCC seeks immigration’s assistance in tracking fraudsters

The South South Zonal Head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ishaq Salihu, on Wednesday called for an enhanced collaboration between the commission...

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