NIS gives entry requirements for non-Nigerian
Mr Muhammad Babandede, Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has stated the entry requirements for Non-Nigerian travelling to Nigeria.
Visa to acquire stake in Nigeria’s Interswitch
Visa Inc plans to acquire a “significant minority” stake in payments platform Interswitch, the Nigeria-based company said on Tuesday.
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.
The Nigeria-US visa fee complications
It is disconcerting that it took a slam of punitive retaliation by the United States on Nigerians applying for US entry visas for the government of Nigeria to at last look into the complaints of the United States and indeed the international community over the difficulties including high visa fees and extortions involved in the acquisition of a Nigerian visa.
Nigeria tops Schengen visa denials for African countries
While Schengen countries remain a popular destination for Nigerian travellers, almost half of them in 2018 were left disappointed with their visa applications denied. Of the 88,587 Schengen visa applications in Nigeria, 44,076 were denied. The latest figures represent a slight drop compared to the statistics from 2017. Schengen visa applications in 2018 increased slightly…
China opens group visa policy for tourism, business trips
The Chinese government has opened a new group visa policy for Nigerians visiting the country on holidays. The new policy, of not less than five persons per group, allows visiting Nigerians to combine tourism and business in China.
Facebook, others float new blockchain technology, Libra
Social media platform, Facebook has floated its own cryptocurrency, named Libra. Unveiled in the USA, yesterday, the take-off, according to the social network founded by Mark Zuckerberg is to hold by 2020. The American firm is reported to have ploughed up to $1 billion (£800 million) on the project, with more spending envisaged. Facebook’s cryptocurrency push…
FACT CHECK: Has US added five African countries to its visa waiver program?
Several websites have claimed that the United States has added ten more countries to its Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Tweets, WhatsApp messages and Facebook posts repeating claims have been shared numerous times. It was also shared on popular Nigerian forum, Nairaland. A website, News-AP, which seemed to be trying to associate itself with international news…
U.S. reviews visa renewal process, introduces interviews
Tough times await Nigerians willing to renew their visas, as the United States embassy has suspended the drop box service or interview waivers. In a statement on its website yesterday, the embassy said henceforth, all applicants, including frequent travellers who used to deploy the drop box method, would now have to appear for interviews every…
Visa to empower, celebrate women entrepreneurs in global competition
Visa, a global payments technology company has launched its first global competition to celebrate and empower outstanding women entrepreneurs to commemorate the 2019 International Women’s Day. The competition- ‘Visa Everywhere Initiative’ begins with the Women’s Global Edition, which focuses on providing women entrepreneurs with a platform to showcase their ground-breaking solutions. The global program invites…