Immigration intercepts 198 victims of human trafficking in Lagos

Immigration intercepts 198 victims of human trafficking in Lagos 26th January 2022   By Christopher Oji  and Steve Agbota The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), yesterday, said it intercepted 198 boys and girls suspected to be  victims of human trafficking in Lagos. The acting Comptroller-General of Immigration, Mr Isah Jere Idris, who announced this in a statement by NIS Public Relations […]

NIS asks #EndSARS promoter, Odele to come for her seized passport

By Kazeem Ugbodaga #EndSARS promoter, Modupe Odele has said the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, has asked her to come and pick up her seized passport. Odele’s passport was seized six days ago at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos while travelling out of the country. She had complained and wondered why her passport was seized […]

NIS INTERPOL system uploads 150,000 stolen, lost travel documents

Muhammad Babandede, CG Nigeria Immigration Service By Ibironke Ariyo The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) INTERPOL i-24/7 desk has successfully uploaded 150, 000 Stolen and Lost Travel Documents (STLD) to INTERPOL Global System (IPSG) in Lyon, France seamlessly. The Service spokesman, Mr Sunday James, disclosed this in a statement made available to the News Agency of […]

NIS officials collect N50K bribe from migrants, Reps member calls for probe

Federal Lawmaker, Tolulope Akande-Sadipe has called on the Nigeria Immigration Service to investigate allegations of bribery against its personnel in land borders and at airports. Akande-Sadipe, who is the Chairman, House Committee on Diaspora Affairs said that allegations of bribe collection from irregular migrants leaving the country are gaining grounds already and cannot be ignored. […]

Video: Nigerian Immigration Service discipline five beautiful young female officers for participating in #Bopdaddy challenge

  Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Nigeria Immigration Service has disciplined five of its female officers by transferring them to Borno, Yobe, Kano and other States far away from their current duty posts for participating in a social media competition known as #Bopdaddy challenge. The PUNCH reports that the immigration authorities stated that the five women […]

Female immigration officers risks dismissal over ‘Don’t Rush Challenge’ video

Some female officers of the Nigeria Immigration Service who featured in a ‘Don’t Rush Challenge’ may be dismissed from service for their involvement in the viral video. “The attention of the Comptroller General has been drawn to a video clip trending in the social media in recent times which revealed a rather disturbing and embarrassing […]

Immigration boss, Babandede, tests positive for Coronavirus

The Comptroller-General of Immigration, Muhammed Babandede, said he has tested positive for coronavirus. The CG, who disclosed this in a WhatsApp message to PUNCH correspondent this morning, explained that he is already on self-isolation since he returned from the United Kingdom on March 22. The PUNCH later called him on phone and Babandede confirmed the […]

Immigration Service unveils Visa on Arrival application details

By Omeiza Ajayi The Nigeria Immigration Service NIS has released application details for its new Visa-on-Arrival policy for Africans and non-Africans. In a statement posted on its website on Monday, the Service listed the category of persons eligible for Visa on Arrival. President Muhammadu Buhari had recently announced the policy for Africans travelling to Nigeria, […]

Nigerian Immigration arrests human trafficker with 5 female victims

The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) says it has arrested a suspected human trafficker with five female victims enroute Niger Republic to Europe. The Comptroller General, NIS, Mr Muhammad Babandede, disclosed this in a statement by the Service Public Relations Officer, Mr Sunday James, on Saturday in Abuja. He added that the arrest was made by […]

Scarcity of booklets fuelling corruption at passport offices – Immigration CG

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammed Babandede, has admitted the high rate of corruption in the NIS but blamed the scarcity of booklets for passports as a major factor. He subsequently apologised to Nigerians for their bad experiences at the passport offices nationwide but urged applicants to make use of […]

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