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Why we suspended passport applications – NIS

THE Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) says it has suspended applications for new passports and renewals for two weeks to enable it clear all application...

Immigration to unveil e-visa before end of 2019

MUHAMMAD Babandede, Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has revealed that Nigeria will soon commence issuance of its electronic visa in a move...

Pushed beyond borders: Rice, foreigners are easily smuggled into Nigeria when Immigration and Customs officers receive bribes(3)

With Nigeria’s porous borders and corrupt law enforcement officers, anyone can conveniently cross into and leave the country or smuggle in goods without having...
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Pushed beyond borders: Why Nigeria’s worsening economy isn’t stopping young Beninese migrants from seeking a better life (2)

Though Nigeria’s economy is yet to fully recover from the 2015 recession, young Beninese immigrants seem not to mind. For them, any life away...

Pushed beyond borders: A peek into the dark world of child trafficking between Benin and Nigeria (1)

When Beninese parents are pushed to the wall due to poverty and the burden of caring for too many children, they often send their...

How to get a Nigerian passport within one week without paying a bribe

By Joe Abah UNTIL August 2017, I was the Director-General of the Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR), with the daunting task of reforming Nigeria’s...
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INVESTIGATION: How bribe-taking security operatives, gangs force Nigerians to pay dearly for food (PART 1)

In this investigation, IBANGA ISINE uncovered how in a single trip, traders could pay as high as N300, 000 in illicit charges to police,...

FG orders border closure, restriction of movement during presidential election

THE federal government has ordered the closure of all land borders from 12 pm on Friday to noon on Sunday, as well as restriction...

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THE National Council on Privatisation has approved the fast-tracking of the work plan for the concession of the Zungeru...

Court jails Senator Nwaoboshi for seven years over money laundering

THE Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal has sentenced a serving Senator, Peter Nwaoboshi, to seven years in...

Nigeria-UK Migration Agreement: Smugglers, illegal migrants to face maximum sentence, deportation

THE United Kingdom government has signed a new migration agreement with Nigeria that will deter illegal migration, the Home...

Buhari condemns Shiroro attack, asks Nigerians to pray for safe return of abducted victims

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has condemned Thursday's terrorist attack in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State, describing it as...

Court orders NIMC, NIS to release kidney donor’s biodata to Ekweremadu

A FEDERAL High Court in Abuja has ordered the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) and the Nigeria Immigration Service...
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