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Edo: NIS issues 22,650 passports in six months

The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), Edo Command, said on Saturday that it issued not less than 22,650 passports between January and June.

Immigration begins issuance of 10-year e-passport in Lagos

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has announced plans to start issuing the new enhanced 10-year e-Passport to eligible applicants at its Ikoyi office in Lagos.

Immigration boss admonishes officers, rolls out 10-year e-passports Tuesday

The Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Mr Muhammad Babandede, has decried the aiding and abetting of foreigners by some personnel of the Service to secure Nigerian passports and to illegally extend their work permits in the country, saying offending officers caught would henceforth be prosecuted and that they risk 10 years behind bars.

NIS: Return lost, found Nigerian passports

Comptroller-General, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Mr Muhammad Babandede, has directed that all lost Passports declared to the service if found, be returned for cancellation.

Nigerian Immigration commissions 396 cadets into officers corps

The Nigeria Immigration Service has commissioned 396 cadets into Officers Corps, NIS Public Relations Officer, Sunday James, has said.

ECOWAS to establish migration academy‎ in Nigeria

The Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, on Saturday said ECOWAS would set up a Migration Academy in Tugga, Kebbi State, to train immigration officers in the sub-region.

Immigration chief cautions 53 promoted officers against corruption

Mr Muhammad Babandede, Comptroller-General Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has advised 53 newly promoted officers to shun corruption and nepotism in handling the affairs of the service.

Nigeria, Ghana Immigration in reconciliatory talks after deportation spree

The Nigeria Immigration Service and its Ghanaian counterpart have begun reconciliatory talks over the recent deportation of four Ghanaian nationals by Nigerian authority.

Nigeria deports four Ghanaians for violation immigration rules

The Federal Government has announced the deportation of four Ghanaian nationals for what it attributed to their violation of some immigration rules.

Federal government closes Adamawa, Benue, Sokoto land borders for supplementary polls

The Federal Government has ordered the closure of the land borders in states where supplementary elections will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2019.
Interior Minister Abdulrahman Dambazau

Supplementary poll: Federal government orders closure of borders in three states

The Federal Government has ordered the closure of land borders in Adamawa, Benue, and Sokoto states towards Saturday’s supplementary poll in some states.
Interior Minister Abdulrahman Dambazau

Elections: Federal government orders closure of borders

The Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. (retd) Abdulrahman Dambazau, has ordered the closure of borders for the Saturday Governorship and State Assembly elections.

NIS: Why we postponed issuance of new e-passport

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has postponed the issuance of the new 10-year enhanced e-passport till April 29, to enable it finalise the integration of the National Identity Number (NIN) with the new passport.

Federal government orders 48 hours closure of land, sea borders

As part of efforts to ensure that aliens do not partake in the rescheduled presidential and National Assembly polls slated for Saturday, February 23, the federal government has again , ordered the shutdown of all land borders from noon on Friday to noon on Sunday.

Federal government approves visa fee waiver for accredited election observers

The Federal Government has approved visa fee waiver for accredited observers and monitors of the nation’s upcoming general elections.

Free Nigerian visa for election observers

As Nigerians go to the polls for the presidential and national assembly contest, the Federal Government has approved visa fee waiver for accredited observers and monitors of the elections.

Federal government orders re-opening of Nigeria’s borders

The Federal Government has ordered the re-opening of Nigeria’s land borders earlier shut due to the general elections.
Interior Minister Abdulrahman Dambazau

Elections: Federal government orders closure of borders from 12 noon Friday

The federal government has ordered the shut down of all land borders from noon on Friday to noon on Sunday.

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