Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Tag "immigration"

    He was killed shortly after returning from Edo, says wife of Nigerian who died in Malaysian custody

He was killed shortly after returning from Edo, says wife of Nigerian who died in Malaysian custody

Blessing, wife of Thomas Ewansiha, a Nigerian student who died in custody of Malaysian immigration authorities, has alleged that her husband was murdered.Ewansiha, 34-year-old doctoral student of management at the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology in Selangor and father of two, was arrested by the immigration officials during a raid on foreigners on July 4.In a statement on Monday, [...]

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    Outrage as UK agency says Nigerians respect wealthy prostitutes

Outrage as UK agency says Nigerians respect wealthy prostitutes

Home Office, a UK ministerial department responsible for immigration, says trafficked women from Nigeria who get wealthy from prostitution are held in high esteem upon their return to the country.In the June edition of its country policy on the trafficking of women in Nigeria, it said: “Nigeria is a source, transit and destination country for the trafficking of women and [...]

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    ‘Getting a visa is easier’ — Nigerians share bitter experiences getting passport

‘Getting a visa is easier’ — Nigerians share bitter experiences getting passport

"#GettingNigerianPassport is like getting honey from bees. Sounds good and adventurous until you try." Favour Olufunmilayo.Ogunbowale Olugbenga, a digital skills expert, had to pray, fast, wait a month, and run a thread on twitter before he could get his passport, 24 hours from missing his Visa appointment.If he decided to pay N40,000 to an immigration official, he could have got [...]

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    Survey: One in three Africans has considered migrating — and it is not to Europe or America

Survey: One in three Africans has considered migrating — and it is not to Europe or America

A recent survey by Afrobarometer, a pan-African research network, says more than one-third of the African population has considered migrating from the continent.The survey, published on Tuesday, drew data from 45,823 interviews across 34 African countries to arrive at its findings.According to the research, people preferred to migrate not to Europe or America, but to another African country.It listed economic [...]

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    Czech Republic to pay Nigerian migrants to leave and never return

Czech Republic to pay Nigerian migrants to leave and never return

The Czech Republic has promised to pay immigrants from Nigeria and five other countries to leave the country and never return.According to Remix, a newspaper based in Czech Republic, the gesture is being run by the country's interior ministry under a programme tagged 'Returns'.The report said the country has promised to pay Nigerian immigrants and their counterparts from Afghanistan, Iraq, [...]

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    Immigration promotes 1392 personnel

Immigration promotes 1392 personnel

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has promoted 1392 personnel.In a statement on Tuesday, Amos Okpu, acting NIS spokesman, said the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board (CDFIPB) approved the promotion at its 62nd meeting.He gave the breakdown of the promotion as follows:Advancement of 37 assistant superintendent of immigration (2) CONPASS 08 to assistant superintendent immigration 1 CONPASS [...]

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    Good news for Nigerian doctors, nurses as UK considers relaxing visa rule

Good news for Nigerian doctors, nurses as UK considers relaxing visa rule

The United Kingdom is set to exclude medical staff from the government's visa cap.Saffron Cordery, deputy chief executive of NHS Providers, told BBC Radio on Thursday that the rules are making it difficult to recruit enough staff.Theresa May, UK prime minister, introduced the visa limit for all non-EU skilled workers at 20,700 people a year."This is going to be a [...]

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    Trump ‘knocks migrants from dirty Africa’ in profanity-laced outburst

Trump ‘knocks migrants from dirty Africa’ in profanity-laced outburst

Donald Trump, US President, is reported to have questioned why the US would want to have immigrants from "s***hole countries" such as Haiti and African nations.The profane term means "an extremely dirty, shabby, or otherwise unpleasant place".According to NAN, Reuters quoted sources as saying the US president made the remarks in the White House while being briefed on a newly [...]

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    Immigration arrests top officers over ‘Job racketeering’

Immigration arrests top officers over ‘Job racketeering’

The Nigeria immigration service (NIS) says it has begun the arrest of suspected recruitment fraudsters and senior officers in the service involved in job racketeering.‎Sunday James, NIS spokesman, disclosed this in an interview with NAN in Abuja.‎‎He said NIS had commenced investigations into the ugly trend and arrested some of the suspects, including senior officers involved in the racketeering.‎ ‎ According to [...]

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    BSc-HND now on equal pay in civil defence, immigration, prison

BSc-HND now on equal pay in civil defence, immigration, prison

The federal government has  removed the dichotomy between degree and higher national diploma certificate holders in the civil defence, fire, immigration, and prison services.There has been a disparity between holders of the two academic qualifications in the civil service. At entry point,  degree holders are usually a notch higher on the grade level than their diploma-holding counterparts.In a statement issued [...]

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    Nigeria deports 450 ‘illegal immigrants’

Nigeria deports 450 ‘illegal immigrants’

The Nigeria immigration service says it arrested and repatriated 450 illegal immigrants in Edo state in the first quarter of the year.David Adi, the state comptroller of immigration, disclosed this on Tuesday at the presentation of a refurbished Hilux van by the management of Okomu oil palm company plc to the command in Benin, the state capital.Adi said those repatriated were [...]

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    Nigeria repatriates 18 illegal immigrants to Niger

Nigeria repatriates 18 illegal immigrants to Niger

The Nigeria immigration service in Niger state says it has repatriated 18 immigrants to the Republic of Niger.Tamuno Oyedeji, comptroller of immigration service in Niger, told NAN in Minna on Saturday that the ministry of women affairs and social development was also involved in the repatriation process.She said the service and ministry provided vehicles for the transportation of the illegal [...]

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    Court grants Abba Moro permission to travel abroad for treatment

Court grants Abba Moro permission to travel abroad for treatment

The federal high court, Abuja, has granted Abba Moro, former interior minister, permission to travel abroad for medical checkup.Moro was granted similar permission on July 14, 2016.The former minister is standing trial over alleged N676 million Nigeria Immigration Service recruitment scam.When the matter was called up for hearing, counsel to Moro, Akinlolu Kehinde, told the court that the application for [...]

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    NIS: Many foreigners have obtained PVCs for Edo election

NIS: Many foreigners have obtained PVCs for Edo election

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) says intelligence at its disposal has revealed that many foreigners in Edo state are in possession of permanent voter cards (PVCs).David Adi, comptroller of the service in Edo, said this while addressing leaders of the Nigerien, Malian and Chadian communities in the state.Adi warned foreigners in the state to stay off Wednesday’s governorship election.“Intelligence reports [...]

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    4,000 passports awaiting collection at Ikoyi office, says immigration

4,000 passports awaiting collection at Ikoyi office, says immigration

  The Nigeria immigration service (NIS) says 4,000 passports are yet to be collected at the Ikoyi passport office in Lagos.Kayode Eniolorunda, passport control officer (PCO) in Ikoyi, said this on Saturday during an interaction with Crime Reporters Association of Nigeria (CRAN).He said there were more than 4,000 passport applications in the office without follow-up by their owners.Eniolorunda made the disclosure [...]

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    Soon, you’ll be able to apply for your Nigerian passport from home!

Soon, you’ll be able to apply for your Nigerian passport from home!

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) is to overhaul the process of passport administration by deploying cutting edge technology to reduce bureaucratic bottlenecks,  Muhammed Babandede, comptroller-general (CG) of the service, has said. Babandede said this while addressing officers of the service at the NIS headquarters in Abuja.According to a statement issued by Ekpedeme King, spokesman of the NIS, week, the CG said [...]

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