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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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

Borders To Reopen By Noon Today – FG

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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 ... Read More »

Immigration Arrests Two Foreigners With PVCs In Plateau

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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 ... Read More »

Before I Cast My Vote, I Bare My Mind By Tersoo Teecube


As the Election Day closes in, with two days left, anxiety and conspicuous apprehension about the outcome of the polls seems to pervade the mind of many citizens. The prevalent discussion on the lips of many ardent followers of this keenly contested election remains centred on who will after March ... Read More »

Nigeria Immigration Recruitment: Applicants To Undergo Computer-Based Tests


The Nigeria Immigration Service has said it will adopt the Computer-Based Test for its recruitment examination. The Public Relations Officer of the service, Chukwuemeka Obua, said this in an interview in Abuja on Wednesday. Mr. Obua said this was to prevent a re-occurrence of the 2014 recruitment where a stampede ... Read More »

Beware Of Fake Websites, Social Media Platforms Collecting Money For NIS Jobs – Immigration Service


Comptroller-General, Nigeria Immigration Service, Mr. David Parradang, has urged Nigerians seeking employment into the service to disregard money-for-job offers by individuals, saying they are scams. This was contained in a statement by Mr. Chukwuemeka Obua, the service Public Relations Officer and made available to newsmen in Abuja on Saturday. The statement ... Read More »

Pastor, 4 Others In NIS Custody For Alleged Child Trafficking In Ibadan


The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) in Oyo State says it has arrested a pastor and four others for alleged child trafficking in Ibadan. Mr Innocent Akatu, the controller of the service in Oyo State, announced the arrest on Saturday, noting that the accused persons were arrested in various locations in ... Read More »

Nigeria Immigration Arrests 40 Illegal Immigrants In Calabar

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The Nigeria Immigration Service in Cross River, said on Thursday that it had arrested 40 illegal immigrants who entered the country without valid travelling documents. Funke Adeuyi, Comptroller of Immigration in the state, made this known while parading the illegal immigrants before news men at the immigration office in Calabar. ... Read More »

Immigration Deports 433 Immigrants – Official


The Seme Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, on Monday said it deported 433 irregular immigrants between January and December, 2014. The command’s spokesperson, lman Yusuf, said 50 Nigerians were also deported from other countries during the period. He added that 144,288 people arrived the country through the Seme ... Read More »

Embrace New Passport System – NIS Urges Nigerians


The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has appealed to Nigerians to embrace the new passport system introduced by the agency last August. The Comptroller of the service in Enugu State, Mr Bashir Ismail made the appeal in Enugu on Wednesday while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). The comptroller ... Read More »

E-Passport: 24 Immigration Officials Sent Abroad


The Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, said on Monday that 24 officers were sent to various embassies abroad to ease the process of obtaining visas and e-passport. The NIS Public Relations Officer, Emeka Obua, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja. Mr. Obua said ... Read More »

Ebola: Immigration Service Intensifies Screening Of Visitors At All Entry Points


The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) says it is maintaining strict screening of visitors at airports, seaports and border areas to prevent the spread of Ebola Virus into the country. Mr Emeka Obua, NIS Public Relations Officer, stated this in Abuja on Thursday in an interview with the News Agency of ... Read More »

Immigration Parades 3 For Defrauding Job Seekers


The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) on Monday paraded three suspects who allegedly duped job seekers of more than N930,000 on the pretext of offering them employment into the service. The Comptroller-General of the service, Mr David Parradang, paraded the suspects before newsmen in Abuja. “We want to bring to the ... Read More »

Bribe Allegation: Davido’s Behaviour Unfortunate – NIS


The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has denied the allegation by musician, David Adedeji Adeleke, popularly known as Davido that bribe-seeking officers of the service at Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, made him miss a scheduled flight to London. In a tweet by the award-winning musician, he expressed frustration that ... Read More »

Interior Minister Finally Accepts Full Responsibility For NIS Recruitment Tragedy


Embattled Minister of the Interior, Comrade Abba Moro, on Thursday, finally took full responsibility for the ill-fated recruitment exercise into the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, held on Saturday, March 15, nationwide, which led to the death of 16 job-seekers across various centres. It would be recalled that in his initial reaction ... Read More »