Nigerian Immigration Service
NIS arrests human trafficker with five female victims
The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) says it has arrested a suspected human trafficker with five female victims en route Niger Republic to Europe.
NIS mulls introduction of various visa categories
The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) says it will soon introduce various categories of visas for the country as part of its visa reform. The Comptroller General of Immigration (CGI) Mohammad Babandede disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin.
Immigration to issue resident permit to foreign citizens
The Comptroller General of Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babban Dede, has said issuance of resident permit to emigrants would soon commence. Dede revealed that the new development would enable the Nigerian government to fish out illegal immigrants residing in the country, insisting whoever failed to conform to the directive risked deportation. He said this…
Immigration explains N70,000 per passport regime
The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) has said that the cost of obtaining international passport remains unchanged despite a new regime...
Deportation of Nigerians from Ghana
Although details of reported protest by the Federal Government over recent deportation of Nigerians from Ghana have been sketchy, response from the Foreign Affairs Ministry has been somewhat undiplomatic and insufferable. Most people have been miffed that mere protest against our neighbour’s action would have no effect in a situation where Nigerian citizens have been…
Applicant dies in Ikoyi passport office
When he set out yesterday to the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) passport office in Ikoyi, Lagos State, it was in the hope of procuring the green booklet that would ensure his prospect for a sojourn outside the shores of the country, but painfully, the end came in a brutish manner to such an ambition when…
NIS confirms Dino Melaye’s arrest
The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) has confirmed the arrest of Sen. Dino Melaye at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Monday morning.
‘How Immigration officers tortured, extorted from me at Oron border’
A Nigerian businessman, Chidi Nzelu has accused officers of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), Oron border of dehumanizing and extorting from him.Nzelu, a native of Ojoto in Anambra State, said he was stripped, beaten and made to call his relatives to send N100, 000 or be killed.
‘Why we replaced Justice Ngwuta’s passport’
The prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of the Supreme Court Justice, Mr. Tanko Kutana, told the court that a new Passport was issued to the Justice by the Immigration on the conviction that he actually lost the first one.
NB donates clinic to Nigeria Immigration Service
The Nigerian Immigration Service in Ikoyi, Lagos has commissioned a newly constructed clinic for the use of officers and passport applicants. The facility was donated by Nigerian Breweries...
No scarcity of passport booklets, says NIS
The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), says it is not experiencing any scarcity of passport booklets.The Comptroller General of the Nigerian Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, who disclosed this yesterday in a statement in Abuja, said the clarification become necessary to avoid tension and anxiety among the general public concerning the availability of passport booklets.