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 […]

U.S. deports 34 Nigerians over immigration, other offences

The deportees arrived at the cargo session of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMlA), Lagos, aboard a chartered Omni Air International aircraft with Registration Number W342AX. The Spokesman of the Lagos Airport Police Command, Joseph Alabi, confirmed the development, saying: “At about 14:30 hours (2:30 p.m.), we received 34 Nigerians who were brought back from […]

Nollywood actor, Obi Madubogwo is dead

Late Obi Madubogwo By Benjamin Njoku Nollywood actor, Obi Madubogwo who has been battling with chronic diabetic sore for some time now has finally lost the battle to death. He died Monday evening, after he developed fever and was rushed to the hospital where had complications and later gave up the ghost. Confirming Madubogwo’s demise […]

Opinion: New wind blowing in passport office

During the week, I had cause to visit the Nigeria Immigration Services (NIS) or more specifically the passport office in Ikoyi, Lagos, by the time I was through with what I went to do, I came out with the renewed belief that there is still hope for Nigeria and our country can be better than […]

Lai Mohammed: An Unmanageable Mistake – By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye

By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye _ Lagos, Nigeria | June 9, 2017 –  When President Muhammadu Buhari announced the people he has selected to occupy some of the most strategic positions in his regime, there was understandable uproar across the country. Nigerians looked at the profile of these fellows and wondered what could have motivated their choice, […]

Oshiomhole’s wife, 334 other foreigners get Nigerian citizenship

Abuja – A total of 335 foreign nationals were on Tuesday in Abuja granted citizenship by the Federal Government after statutory clearance and due diligence by the relevant security agencies. The Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, who presented the certificates of citizenship to the foreigners, charged them to be good ambassadors of Nigeria. […]

FG set to launch new immigration regulations

Abuja – The Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau will on Monday officially launch the new Immigration Regulations, 2017 to ensure better security and Immigration in the country. ABDULRAMAN DAMBAZAU Mr Sunday James, the spokesperson for the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) disclosed this in an interview on Saturday in Abuja. He said that the […]

US tourists allege N125,000 extortion at Seme Border

  Mudiaga Affe, Calabar Two citizens of the United States of America on expedition to Nigeria on Thursday accused officials of the Nigeria Immigration Service of extorting N125,000 from them at the Seme Border in Lagos State despite having complete travel documents. The US citizens, who identified themselves as Dr Randy McKinney and Lana McKinney, […]

FG moves to reinstate sacked 2,000 NIS applicants

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The Federal Government  has approved the review of the case of 2,000 applicants who were dismissed during recruitment training into the Nigeria Immigration Service in February, 2015. The applicants had on many occasions staged protests over their dismissal at the Ministry of Interior in Abuja, prompting the government to hold several meetings […]

Immigration boss orders arrest of ex-govs, ministers, others over illegal passports

Immigration boss orders arrest of ex-govs, ministers, others over illegal passports — 1st June 2016 From Romanus Ugwu, Abuja One week after his appointment, the new Controller General of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede has read the riot act to his men. He directed officers across the nation to arrest all former governors, ministers […]

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