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Muhammad Babandede, comptroller-general of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), says the service is planning to limit job opportunities available for foreigners in the country.

Immigration chief: We’ll limit jobs available to foreigners so Nigerians can get more

The comptroller-general of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, says the service is planning to limit job opportunities available to foreigners in the country.
The Comptroller General of the Service, Muhammad Babandede, while in audience with the Emir of Katsina, Dr. Abdulmumini Kabir Usman, said the traditional institution has the vital role to play in curbing illegal migration and insecurity in the country.

NIS engages traditional rulers to tackle insecurity, illegal migration

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has engaged the traditional institution and other relevant stakeholders in communities across Katsina State to tackle illegal migration and insecurity in border towns in the state.

Nigerian government reopens passport application portal

The Federal Government has announced the reopening of the passport application and payment portal effective from June 8, 2021 by 12 midnight, to allow eligible passport applicants apply and make payments for the various categories of passports of their choice.

Processing of Nigerian passports now begins June 8

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has announced that the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has extended the commencement of the new passport regime earlier scheduled for June 1, 2021, by one week, to June 8, 2021.
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) generated N39.06 billion in 2018 as against N35.72 billion it generated as local revenue in 2017, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said.

379,000 Applicants jostle for 4,120 NIS jobs

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has disclosed that a total number of 370,000 applied for the 4,120 vacancies available for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and all 774 local governments.
The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate: Job creation key to tackling insecurity

The Senate Committee on Interior says creation of more job opportunities for the teeming unemployed is key to tackling insecurity in Nigeria.

NIS shuts passport offices nationwide

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has announced the closure of its passport offices nationwide in order to clear the backlog of passport issuance.

NIS intercepts seven trafficked persons in Jigawa

The Jigawa State Command of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) says it has intercepted seven victims of suspected human trafficking in the state.
Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, has tested positive for the deadly Coronavirus days after he returned from the United Kingdom.

NIS chief: Immigration job not for sale

The Comptroller-General, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, has warned job seekers paying money out of desperation to secure employment, that immigration job was not for sale.
The Katsina State Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has apprehended four suspected human traffickers and rescued 33 victims in border communities across the state between March 19 and May 7, 2021.

NIS rescues 33 human trafficking victims in Katsina border communities

The Katsina State Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has apprehended four suspected human traffickers and rescued 33 victims in border communities across the state between March 19 and May 7, 2021.
Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, has tested positive for the deadly Coronavirus days after he returned from the United Kingdom.

NIS boss: 1.5 million people passed through Nigerian borders in 2020

Muhammad Babandede, comptroller-general of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), says more than 1.5 million people passed through the nation’s borders in 2020.

NIS boss: Over 1.5 million people moved across Nigerian borders in 2020

The Comptroller General (CG) of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, has said the total movements across the nation’s borderline in 2020 stood at 1,579,773.
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) says it will soon commence the issuance of its enhanced 10 years validity passports in London and Atlanta.

Nigerian government decentralises issuance of international passports

The Federal Government has commenced decentralisation of international passports in the 774 local government areas.
Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, has tested positive for the deadly Coronavirus days after he returned from the United Kingdom.

Diaspora Nigerians with expired passport can now travel home – NIS boss

Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Services Muhammad Babandede has disclosed that diaspora Nigerians who could not travel back home due to closure of some missions abroad in line with Covid-19 compliant policy can now make onward journey back to Nigeria.
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) says it will soon commence the issuance of its enhanced 10 years validity passports in London and Atlanta.

Nigeria begins issuance of 10-year-validity passports in London, Atlanta

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) says it will soon commence the issuance of its enhanced 10 years validity passports in London and Atlanta.
Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, has tested positive for the deadly Coronavirus days after he returned from the United Kingdom.

Chinese, Egyptians arrested for fake marriages in Nigeria

Mr Muhammad Babandede, the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has revealed that a Chinese citizen and several Egyptians have been arrested for using fake marriages to secure resident permits for foreigners in Nigeria.
Minister of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the announcement in Abuja at a world press conference, explained that in arriving at the amnesty various issues were looked at and several options considered.

Nigerian government launches fast passport processing centre for immigration service

Minister of interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has launched a new automated fast passport processing centre aimed to eradicate challenges Nigerians face in the administration of passport in Nigeria.

NIS upgrade four border formations to command status

Sequel to the directive of the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola on the need to deploy 50 percent of the Nigeria Immigration Services (NIS) workforce to secure the border post, Comptroller General of NIS, Muhammad Babandede, has approved the establishment of four new special border commands.
The Chief of Defence Intelligence (CDI), Maj.-Gen Samuel Adebayo, has called for collaboration with the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) on Intelligence sharing in view of the service’s robust data command and control centre.

Defence intelligence chief seeks collaboration with NIS on Intel sharing

The Chief of Defence Intelligence (CDI), Maj.-Gen Samuel Adebayo, has called for collaboration with the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) on Intelligence sharing in view of the service’s robust data command and control centre.
Interior minister Rauf Aregbesola made the announcement via a statement signed by the permanent secretary of the ministry, Shuaib Belgore, on Wednesday.

Nigerian government replaces emergency travel certificate with electronic temporary passport

The Federal Government on Tuesday inaugurated an electronic Temporary Passport to replace the Emergency Travel Certificate (ETC), for effective identity management.
Minister of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the announcement in Abuja at a world press conference, explained that in arriving at the amnesty various issues were looked at and several options considered.

Minister cautions travel agencies against trafficking, smuggling

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has cautioned travel agencies never to engage in trafficking and smuggling.
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Two girls nabbed at Lagos airport with tampered passports

Officers of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos State have apprehended two girls with tampered passports.

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