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Nigeria’s Interswitch hits $1billion valuation with Visa investment

Nigeria’s digital payments firm Interswitch said Visa has acquired a minority equity stake in the firm, TechCrunch has reported.
Egyptian Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Assem Hanafi said the embassy would not deliberately deny any applicant visa, adding that measures are in place to ease the process.

Egypt: Visa is available to genuine Nigerian travellers

Egyptian Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Assem Hanafi said the embassy would not deliberately deny any applicant visa, adding that measures are in place to ease the process.
BEIJING - China on Wednesday accused the U.S. of having weaponized the issuance of visas following the reported inability of a top Chinese space program official to obtain permission to travel to a key conference in Washington.

China: US has ‘weaponized’ visas to target exchanges

China on Wednesday accused the U.S. of having "weaponized" the issuance of visas following the reported inability of a top Chinese space program official to obtain permission to travel to a key conference in Washington.
Golden Eaglets depart Nigeria to Brazil for FIFA U-17 World Cup, which takes place from October 26 to November 17. 1

FIFA promises fans 50% discount for U-17 World Cup match tickets

World football governing body, FIFA, has promised to give out 50% discount to fans who purchase match tickets for the Under-17 World Cup event in Brazil.

1,000 Nigerian e-Passports awaiting collection in New York – Consul General

“The consulate, therefore, wishes to dissociate itself from any other third-party service providers or unauthorised agents in accessing services provided by the Consulate General of Nigeria in New York.
Parliament of Uganda

Uganda announces ‘Kill the Gays’ bill, death penalty for homosexuals

Uganda has announced plans to reintroduce a bill which would bring in the death penalty for homosexuals in the East African nation.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said that the Nigerian Government would use the Forum of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to seek global support fighting terrorism and increasing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).

Foreign investment: Federal government plans visa on arrival policy

The Federal Government has disclosed its planned visa on arrival policy to encourage foreign investment in the country.
A handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace on October 24, 2018, shows Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman speaking during a joint session of the Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference in the capital Riyadh, which included the Crown Prince of Bahrain and the Lebanese Prime Minister. – Saudi Arabia is hosting the key investment summit overshadowed by the killing of critic Jamal Khashoggi that has prompted a wave of policymakers and corporate giants to withdraw. (Photo by Bandar AL-JALOUD / Saudi Royal Palace / AFP) /

Saudi Arabia offers tourist visas for first time

Saudi Arabia will open its doors to international tourists for the first time under a new visa regime to be announced today, the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage said.
[FILE] Conservative MP Boris Johnson leaves his home in London on June 11, 2019. – The contest to replace Theresa May as Britain’s next leader formally has begun, with candidates lining up to define themselves against the “bluff and bluster” of frontrunner Boris Johnson. (Photo by ISABEL INFANTES / AFP)

UK brings back two-year post-study visa

The Boris Johnson government on Wednesday announced the return of the two-year post study work visa that was popular with self-financing Indian students, reversing a 2012 decision that led to a major drop of Indian students coming to the UK.
Minister of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has directed officials of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to exploit every capacity within the service to ensure issuance of international passports to genuine and qualified applicants within 48 hours.

Minister directs NIS to issue passport within 48 hours

Minister of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has directed officials of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to exploit every capacity within the service to ensure issuance of international passports to genuine and qualified applicants within 48 hours.

Nigerian government slashes visa charges payable by US citizens

Jolted by the recent decision by the United States of America to hike visa charges payable across the board by Nigerian national, citing reciprocity policy, the Ministry of Interior has slashed its visa charges for US citizens.

US increases tourism visa cost to N99, 900 for Nigerians

The United States Embassy in Nigeria says effective from Thursday, August 29, 2019, Nigerians applying for tourism, student and business visas will not only pay the N59, 200 fee but will have to pay an extra $110 (N40, 700) after the visa has been issued to them bringing the total cost to N99, 900.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana asks federal government to provide treatment for Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, wife without further...

Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), the lawyer to Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat, has called the Federal Government to provide an alternative and adequate treatment of the couple in Nigeria and that he would file a fresh application for El-Zakzaky and his wife to be re-flown abroad for treatment if.
Justice Darius Khobo of Kaduna State High Court, on Thursday, adjourned hearing in the application for permission to travel to India for medical attention filed by Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zinat, to July 29.

Why Indian hospital rejected, repatriated Ibraheem El-Zakzaky back to Nigeria

Irked with the alleged unruly behaviour of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, the Indian authorities, Friday flew El-Zakzaky and his wife Zeenat back to Nigeria.
The US State Department, in announcing the ban Wednesday, said it has credible information that Salah Abdalla Mohamed Mohamed Salih, also known as Salah Gosh, was involved in torture during his tenure as head of NISS.

US imposes travel ban on Sudan’s former security chief

The United States has imposed a visa ban on the former director general of Sudan's national intelligence and security services for his alleged involvement in gross human rights violations.
Shiite leader Ibrahim El-Zakzaky has alleged that the condition at the Medanta Hospital in India, where he was taken on Tuesday is worse than that of Nigeria and the prison.

Ministry: Ibahreem El-Zakzaky frustrating Indian hospital authorities

The Federal Government has said that Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), who was taken to India for medical treatment, is frustrating the Indian hospital instead of subject himself to medical treatment.
Foremost Nigerian Financial Institution, Zenith Bank Plc, has introduced a new product called SAVE4ME target savings account, to enable its customers plan and save towards their aspirations and needs conveniently.

Zenith Bank introduces ‘Save4Me’ – a high interest target savings account

Foremost Nigerian Financial Institution, Zenith Bank Plc, has introduced a new product called SAVE4ME target savings account, to enable its customers plan and save towards their aspirations and needs conveniently.

US imposes visa ban on politicians who undermined Nigeria general elections

The U.S. Government has imposed visa restrictions on “individuals responsible for undermining the Nigerian democratic process”.

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US warns against travel to Tanzania over same-sex unions row

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Convicted Orji Kalu: 2023, here we come

Former Governor of Abia State, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, who was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment, over N7.65billion fraud, by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, while being led out of the court by the Correctional Service officers on Thursday said ‘2023, here we come’.