Mohammed Idris, Minister of Information and National Orientation PHOTO: NAN

UAE considers slashing visa fees for Nigerians

United Arab Emirates is considering slashing visa and Document Verification Number (DVN) for Nigerians. Recall that on October 21, 2022, the UAE government announced a ban on 20 African countries, including Nigeria.
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UAE denies approving tough visa requirements

From Joke Falaju, Abuja United Arab Emirates (UAE) has denied approving stringent visa application requirements, which include $10,000 bank balance and N640,000 visa application fee. The Minister of Information, Mohammed Idris, had
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Traffic flows past Dubai's Gargash mosque (R) and its landmark Burj al-Arab (C) luxury hotel in Dubai, UAE AFP)
Traffic flows past Dubai's Gargash mosque (R) and its landmark Burj al-Arab (C) luxury hotel on December 10, 2023. - The United Arab Emirates suffers from high air pollution levels fed by its fossil fuel industry, Human Rights Watch warned earlier this month, as the oil-rich country hosts the UN's COP28 climate talks in Dubai. (Photo by Giuseppe CACACE / AFP)

Forget the $10k, N640k fees, follow regular visa process, UAE tells Nigerians

Nigerians rejoiced on Monday following reports that the three-year travel ban to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) had been lifted. However, this excitement was short-lived as the Minister of Information and National
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Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja. (Photo by Olukayode Jaiyeola / NurPhoto / NurPhoto via AFP)

190 Nigerians repatriated from UAE

The Federal Government has announced the reparation of 190 Nigerians from the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
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Cars drive down a flooded motorway in Dubai on April 20, 2024. - Four people died after the heaviest rainfall on record in the oil-rich UAE on April 16, including two Filipino women who suffocated inside their vehicle in Dubai's flooding. (Photo by Giuseppe CACACE / AFP)

UAE announces $544 million for repairs after record rains

The United Arab Emirates announced $544 million to repair the homes of Emirati families on Wednesday after last week’s record rains caused widespread flooding and brought the oil-rich Gulf state to a
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A Palestinian girl and her brother sit amidst the debris of a house following an Israeli strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on November 18, 2023, amid ongoing battles between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas. (Photo by MOHAMMED ABED / AFP)

sick, wounded children from war-torn Gaza airlifted to UAE

Clutching a blown-up surgical glove as a makeshift toy, a Palestinian child is stretchered onto a plane to Abu Dhabi -– one of the Gaza war’s first evacuees to the United Arab
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