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Tag Archives: Nigeria Immigration Service

FG Gets 48Hrs Ultimatum To Reinstate 2,000 Dismissed Immigration Recruits

Aisha Yesufu

A prominent member of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) advocacy group, Aisha Yesufu, has given the federal government 48hours to reinstate the 2,000 dismissed Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) recruits or face their wrath. The activist gave this warning while speaking at the office of the Secretary to the Government …

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Immigration Arrests Suspected Child Trafficker In Cross River


The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), in Cross River State on Tuesday said it had arrested a 50-year-old woman, Mrs Orit Edet, suspected to be a child trafficker and rescued two children. Daniel Udofia (13) and Imabong Inyang (15) were rescued on the 24th of July 2016 at Ikang in Bakassi …

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NIS Intercepts Bus Conveying Children In Ebonyi


The Nigeria Immigration Service in Ebonyi State, yesterday, intercepted an 18-seater white bus with registration number-Lagos LDD-468XH, customized with ‘Ondo State Sunshine Express’ conveying 18 persons including underage children suspected to be victims of human trafficking. The State Acting Controller of NIS, Barrister Okey Ezugwu while answering questions from newsmen …

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NIS To Overhaul Operations For Greater Efficiency, Says Babandede

Mohammed Babandede-NIS

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) is set to overhaul its operations and reposition the service for greater efficiency in line with international best practices, the Comptroller-General, Muhammad Babandede, has said. Mr Babandede, who made this known in Abuja on Monday, said the service would use inputs received from its officers …

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New Immigration Boss Orders Arrest Of Ex-Political Office Holders

Mohammed-Babandede-Comptroller-General-Nigeria Immigration Service

The Acting Comptroller-General, Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, Muhammad Babandede, has ordered the arrest of all former political office holders who have refused to return their diplomatic passports. Babandede, who was appointed acting CG of the service last week by President Muhammadu Buhari, gave the order during his maiden meeting with …

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Dambazau Tasks New Immigration, Prisons Bosses On Professionalism

Mohammed Babandede

The present administration will accept nothing less than professionalism and efficient service delivery to Nigerians from the new heads of the Nigeria Immigration Service and Nigeria Prisons Service, Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, has said. Dambazau gave the charge on Wednesday while decorating the newly- appointed Comptroller-General of the NIS, …

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NIS Recruitment Tragedy: FG Gives Automatic Employment To 105 Candidates


The Federal Government has given automatic employment to 105 candidates and relatives of the ill-fated 2014 Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) recruitment as compensation for those that died and sustained injuries during the exercise. This was contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of …

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2,000 Immigration Recruits Stage Protest In Abuja, Demand Reinstatement


A group representing 2,000 recruits into the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, who underwent three months induction training exercise but were suspended, have cried out to the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, to reinstate them. The group, which organized a peaceful protest at the ministry’s headquarters in Abuja on Monday, said …

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Immigration Boss Blasts Ex-Minister Moro Over International Passport Claims

Abba Moro-Martin Abeshi

The Comptroller-General (CG) of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Martin Abeshi, has faulted a statement credited to the immediate past Interior Minister, Abba Moro that the service lacks the capacity to produce international passport booklets and the Combined Expatriate Residence Permit and Aliens Card (CERPAC). The comptroller general stated that …

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We’ve Not Recruited Anybody, Says Abeshi, Immigration CG

Kure Martin Abeshi

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has denied media reports that it carried out recruitment in to the service of recent. The Comptroller General of the Service, Martin Abeshi, made this denial while speaking in Abuja at the weekend during a World Press Conference on the forthcoming CG of Immigration annual …

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Immigration Recruitment: Reps Orders Issuance Of Employment Letters To 176 Injured Applicants


The House of Representatives has directed that 176 Nigerians offered employment into the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) by former President Goodluck Jonathan, be given their letters of appointment. The lawmakers also directed that 48 members of the deceased families be deployed and their salaries effected. The House gave the directives …

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Steer Clear Of Bayelsa Gov Polls, Immigration Warns Foreigners


The Bayelsa State Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has read the riot act to foreigners resident in the state, warning them to keep off from the Dec. 5 governorship election. The NIS Comptroller in the state, Mr Sule Wunti, told newsmen in Yenogoa, the Bayelsa capital on Monday. According …

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Nigeria Immigration Needs 25,000 New Personnel To Meet Manpower Capacity – Comptroller General

Kure Martin Abeshi

The Nigeria Immigration Service requires about 5,000 personnel annually for the next five years to meet its manpower capacity, its comptroller-general, Martins Abeshi, has said. Mr. Abeshi said this Thursday in Abuja when the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, visited the NIS as part of his familiarisation tour of parastatals …

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Recruitment: NIS Warns Public Against Activities Of Fraudsters

Kure Martin Abeshi

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has warned members of the public to beware of activities of fraudsters. This is contained in a statement issued by the NIS spokesperson, Mr Ekpedeme King, on Saturday in Abuja. The NIS said it was not carrying out any recruitment at the moment and cautioned …

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Abuja Bombings: Immigration Beefs Up Security, Border Patrol In Kano


Following the recent coordinated bomb attacks in Abuja, the Nigeria Immigration Service, Kano State Command, has beefed up security around the state by setting up check-points at major entry points to prevent any attempt to infiltrate the state by insurgents. The new Comptroller of Immigration, Kano State Command, Malam Sadiq …

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How Parradang Encouraged Indiscipline, Corruption In NIS – Ex-Minister Moro


The immediate past Interior Minister, Comrade Abba Moro, yesterday said he was not responsible for the predicament of the former Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Mr. David Parradang. Parradang was first suspended from office by President Muhammadu Buhari for illegal recruitment of about 1600 immigration staff. While on …

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Buhari Suspends Immigration Boss, David Parradang


President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service, David Parradang, with immediate effect. Parradang’s suspension was contained in a statement signed by the Director of Press, Federal Ministry of Interior, Mr. Yusuf Isiaka Alhaji, on behalf of the permanent secretary of the ministry on Friday in …

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Why Nigeria Is An Easy Ground For ISIS Recruitment Syndicate – NIS


The Nigeria Immigration Service has linked the recruitment of young Nigerians into the terrorist organization, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to the activities of a syndicate. The service stated that the syndicate was responsible for processing travelling documents and visas for those it had recruited for ISIS, noting …

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Borders To Reopen By Noon Today – FG

Border Post

The Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service, Mr. David Parradang, has announced that all borders initially scheduled to be opened at midnight (Sunday) today, will now be reopened at noon today March 29, following the extension of voting by the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC). This announcement was contained in a statement …

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Immigration Arrests Two Foreigners With PVCs In Plateau

Jonah Jang

The Nigeria Immigration Service in Plateau State said it has arrested non-Nigerians in possession of the Permanent Voter Cards. The NIS Comptroller in the state, Raymond Jaja, named the suspects as Nnekema Abu from Bukina-Faso, who was picked by immigration officials in Langtang South and Rubaila Ibrahim a Cameroonian, who …

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