Wednesday, April 22, 2020

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    Outrage as immigration moves to discipline female officers who took part in social media challenge

Outrage as immigration moves to discipline female officers who took part in social media challenge

The Nigeria Immigration Service is set to discipline three female officers who participated in a social media challenge known as "bopdaddy/don't rush challenge." Participants wore "normal clothes" at the start of the video challenge but they later changed into more elegant attires after the camera of their phones were covered for a while. Females from different parts of the world partook in [...]

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    SON shuts down 13 steel companies ‘over infraction’

SON shuts down 13 steel companies ‘over infraction’

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has sealed 13 steel factories across the nation because of "standards infractions".  Enebi Onucheyo, the agency's chairman of the task force on steel, disclosed this to reporters in Lagos on Monday. Onucheyo said the companies located in Lagos, Ogun, Osun, Abia and Edo states were shut following a nationwide market surveillance carried out by the organisation's [...]

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    ALL our officers will undergo drug test to handle weapons, says immigration CG

ALL our officers will undergo drug test to handle weapons, says immigration CG

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) says all its officers will undergo a drug test to ensure that they handle weapons properly. Muhammad Babandede, NIS comptroller-general, was quoted as saying this in a statement issued by Sunday James, the service' spokesman, on Saturday. Babandede said any officer found wanting would be rehabilitated by the service. "We cannot afford to be careless with weapons, hence, [...]

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    Immigration ‘gets access’ to Interpol database, vows to track fraudsters

Immigration ‘gets access’ to Interpol database, vows to track fraudsters

Muhammad Babandede, comptroller-general of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), says the agency has been granted access to the international police (INTERPOL) database. Speaking on Thursday at a seminar organised by the Bureau of Public Service Reforms in Abuja, Babandede said the move will curb the activities of fraudsters in the country. He said access to the information on interpol database will enable [...]

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    NIS commences registration for issuance of 10-year e-passports

NIS commences registration for issuance of 10-year e-passports

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has begun registration for the issuance of the new 10-year electronic passports to Nigerians. Sunday James, NIS public relations officer, disclosed this on Monday, when he took journalists around the data capture centre in the federal capital territory (FCT). The new passport is expected to integrate details of enrollees as captured by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC). James [...]

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    Dokpesi describes Buhari as a parasite

Dokpesi describes Buhari as a parasite

Raymond Dopkesi, chairman of DAAR Communications, owners of the Raypower FM and African Independent Television (AIT), has described President Muhammadu Buhari as a parasite. According to PUNCH, Dokpesi used those words while speaking with reporters after being grilled by officials of the Nigeria Immigration Service on Wednesday. He reportedly accused  the federal government of witch-hunting members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The [...]

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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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Egina FPSO a testament to Nigeria’s industralisation drive, says LADOL MD

Amy Jadesmi, the managing director of Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics base (LADOL) says the successful launch of the Egina Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) to OML 130 is a testament to Nigeria’s industralisation drive. Jadesimi in a statement released on Monday said the vessel which was partially fabricated and integrated, in Africa and the largest vessel to ever berth in [...]

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    Immigration: We’ll no longer issue passport without national identification number

Immigration: We’ll no longer issue passport without national identification number

The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) says those who do not have national identity card number will no longer be eligible for international passport. Mohammed Babandede, comptroller general of NIS, said this in Abuja at the opening ceremony of the 4th annual meeting of the ID4Africa movement hosted by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC). Babandede said this is part of the efforts to streamline the databases of all government [...]

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NIS: Data harmonization won’t lead to the scrapping of government institutions

Mohammed Babandede, the comptroller general of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), says the harmonization of data by all government agencies under the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) would not lead to the scrapping of other government agencies. Rather, the harmonization would ensure all Nigerians have one single identity with clearly defined information. He said this while speaking with journalists on the sidelines of the [...]

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    Nigerian Immigration Service inducted into ‘FOI hall of shame’

Nigerian Immigration Service inducted into ‘FOI hall of shame’

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has inducted the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) into the freedom of information (FOI) hall of shame for “egregious acts of non-compliance with the FOI Act” over the last six years. According to the organisation, the NIS joins 11 other previous recipients of the “award” launched in July this year. Ridwan Sulaimon, MRA’s freedom of information programme manager, announced [...]

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    From 2018, you’ll need national ID number to renew or get a passport

From 2018, you’ll need national ID number to renew or get a passport

The federal government says starting from 2018, no Nigerian will obtain or renew their international passports without having the national identification number (NIN). Mohammed Babandede, comptroller general of the Nigeria immigraition service (NIS), said this on Tuesday while addressing state house correspondents after a meeting of the database harmonisation committee. He said the development is part of efforts to have a centralised database [...]

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    FG to launch immigration regulations with ‘updated structure, functions of NIS’

FG to launch immigration regulations with ‘updated structure, functions of NIS’

Minister of interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, will on Monday launch the new immigration regulations, 2017 to ensure better security and immigration in the country. Sunday James, the spokesperson for the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Abuja. He said that the immigration regulations, 2017 was a vital document that sought to [...]

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    NIS recruits to Buhari: We’ve been trained to use arms, we can’t return to being civilians

NIS recruits to Buhari: We’ve been trained to use arms, we can’t return to being civilians

The 2,000 Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) recruits dispersed in 2015 say they have written to President Muhammadu Buhari, seeking audience with him over the non-reversal of their dispersal order. Precious Iroakazi, the spokesman for the group, told NAN on Monday in Lagos that the proposed meeting with Buhari was to know their fate. He said "we have gone to the right quarters [...]

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    Nigeria deports 3 Koreans for immigration offences

Nigeria deports 3 Koreans for immigration offences

The federal government has deported three Koreans for immigration offences. Ekpedeme King, spokesman of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday. According to King, the NIS cautioned expatriates to respect the nation’s immigration laws, as the country is determined to forestall any breach of them. “The federal government of Nigeria had on the 20th of July, 2016 deported three [...]

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    Ex-Immigration CG accuses Abba Moro of duping families of late job seekers

Ex-Immigration CG accuses Abba Moro of duping families of late job seekers

David Paradang, former comptroller-general (CG) of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), on Friday, told a federal high court in Abuja that Abba‎ Moro, former minister interior,  withdrew the appointment given to the families of victims of the failed 2014 immigration recruitment exercise. Testifying against Moro before Nnamdi Dimgba, a judge, Paradang said the appointment letters given to some of the 45 [...]

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