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Embrace New Passport System – NIS Urges Nigerians

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

NIS Recruitment Tragedy: No Sacred Cows, Cover Ups – Mark

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Senate President David Mark on Thursday vowed that there would be no sacred cows nor a cover up of the tragic Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) recruitment, which resulted in the death of over 12 applicants about a fortnight ago. Mark spoke at the inauguration of a two-day public hearing on ... Read More »

NIS Recruitment Tragedy Confirmation Of Jonathan Administration’s Cluelessness – PPA

AN OFFICIAL OF THE NIGERIAN IMMIGRATION SERVICE CARRYING ON HIS BACK, A FAINTED FEMALE APPLICANT DURING THE SERVICE'S RECRUITMENT IN IBADAN ON SATURDAY (15/3/14).

Almost two weeks after the botched Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) recruitment exercise that resulted in the death of at least 19 applicants, the Progressive Peoples Alliance on Wednesday stated that the incident was a confirmation that the government of President Goodluck Jonathan was clueless. The party, which was making its ... Read More »

Minister Can’t Be Sacrificial Lamb For NIS Recruitment Tragedy – Group

MINISTER OF THE INTERIOR, ABBA MORO WITH ONE OF THE INJURED VICTIMS AT THE NATIONAL HOSPITAL, ABUJA

The embattled Minister of the Interior, Comrade Abba Moro cannot be a sacrificial lamb nor the scapegoat whose head must roll in place of others in the event of the tragedy that greeted the botched recruitment exercise of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) penultimate Saturday, national president of National Consolidation ... Read More »

NIS Recruitment Tragedy: Embattled Minister’s Family Apologizes To Nigerians

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In an unprecedented move, the like of which has never been witnessed before in recent memory, the family of the embattled Minister of Interior, Mr. Abba Moro, have tendered apology to Nigerians over the recent death of 19 applicants during the stampede which ensued at the botched recruitment exercise conducted ... Read More »

Niger Releases Names Of 14 Injured Victims Of Failed NIS Recruitment

AN OFFICIAL OF THE NIGERIAN IMMIGRATION SERVICE CARRYING ON HIS BACK, A FAINTED FEMALE APPLICANT DURING THE SERVICE'S RECRUITMENT IN IBADAN ON SATURDAY (15/3/14).

  Almost a week after the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, botched recruitment exercise that left at least 19 applicants dead and several others injured nationwide, the Niger State government and the State Immigration Command have formally released 14 names of the victims, who sustained major and minor injuries during the ... Read More »

Automatic Employment: Desperate Job Seekers Besiege National Hospital Abuja Feigning Injuries From NIS Recruitment

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Following yesterday’s announcement by the Federal Government that families of applicants, who died in last Saturday’s Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, recruitment exercise nationwide, have been offered three slots each, while those that sustained injuries would be automatically absorbed into the service, countless jobseekers have turned the National Hospital, Abuja, into ... Read More »

NIS Recruitment: Moro Defiant, Says Bankers, Doctors, Others In Paid Employment To Blame For Stampede

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Minister of the Interior, Comrade Abba Moro, who is in the eye of the storm following last Saturday’s stampede at the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) recruitment centers across the nation, which left no fewer than 19 job-seekers dead and several others injured, has continued to blame everyone but himself as ... Read More »

NIS Recruitment: Board Disowns Moro, Says Only Minister, Consultant Can Explain What Happened

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Minister of the Interior, Mr. Abba Moro, on Wednesday was left to his own fate as the Board of the Immigration Service, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence, Prisons and the Fire Service, denied being part of Saturday’s ill-fated Nigeria Immigration Service recruitment test, which claimed the lives of 21 Nigerian youths ... Read More »

NIS Recruitment: Jonathan Gives Three Slots To Families Of Dead Applicants, Automatic Employment To Those In Hospital

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President Goodluck Jonathan has directed that three employment slots be reserved for the families, who lost loved ones, during the stampede that occurred at the nationwide recruitment exercise conducted by the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) on Saturday. Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku, disclosed this to State House correspondents on ... Read More »

We’re The Only Salvation For Nigeria, Says APC… Announces Dates For Congresses, Convention

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the President Goodluck Jonathan-led government of fleecing unemployed youth and their parents. The party also alleged that the government is planning to remove democratically-elected governors of the APC-controlled states in the North Eastern part of the country under the guise of fighting the ... Read More »

NLC Condemns NIS Recruitment Process, Tackles Minister Over Comments

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Monday condemned the recruitment protocols adopted by the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) on Saturday in which many people died in parts of the country. This is contained in a statement signed by NLC President, Mr Abdulwahed Omar, in Abuja on Monday. He said that the ... Read More »

Lucy, Immigration Recruitment Exercise Victim In P/Harcourt Laid To Rest

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One of the 20 applicants killed during a stampede at a recruitment exercise weekend has been laid to rest. The applicant simply identified as Lucy, was one of four job-seekers at the Liberation Stadium, Port Harcourt center of the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, recruitment test, which took place simultaneously nationwide, ... Read More »

Jonathan Queries Moro, CG Immigrations Over Death Of 19 Job-Seekers

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President Goodluck Jonathan has reportedly queried Minister of the Interior, Comrade Abba Moro and Comptroller General of Immigrations, David Parradang, over the deaths of 19 job-seekers, who lost their lives during the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) recruitment exercise weekend. During the recruitment test in various centres across the country on ... Read More »

NIS Recruitment: David Mark’s Wife Denies Link With Consultant Firm

APPLICANTS AT THE NIGERIAN IMMIGRATION SERVICE RECRUITMENT IN  OWERRI ON SATURDAY (15/3/14).

The wife of the Senate President, Mrs. Helen Mark, on Monday described as a “wicked lie” allegations that associated her with the consultants that handled the recruitment exercise of the Nigeria Immigration Service in which some applicants lost their lives on Saturday. Information Nigeria reports that 19 job-seekers, including three ... Read More »