The Minister of Interior, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, has confirmed the clearance of about 60,000 passport backlog by the Nigerians Immigration Service in four days out of over 200,000 pending passport applications.
As countdown begins to the 4th Journalists International Forum For Migration (JIFORM) Global Migration summit in Toronto, Canada, the President of the non-profit body of over 300 journalists and other volunteers, Dr Ajibola Abayomi, has held a strategic meeting with a former Secretary of State and Minister of Immigration in Canada, Honourable Gerry Weiner and a Director of Immigration, James Metcaife.
The assurance was given during a one-day workshop in preparation for the Year 2022 International Civil Defence Day.
He made the call during a joint stakeholders dialogue on Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants on Wednesday in Abuja.
Olagbegi disclosed this via her Instagram page.
The Cross River State Comptroller of NIS, Okey Ezugwu, who briefed the News Agency of Nigeria on the incident in Calabar, said the suspected child trafficker, Maureen Awokara, was arrested on December 19, 2020 at the high sea.
The deceased, who hailed from Mokwa, Niger State, died last Thursday, while his sister passed away on Wednesday.
“The plaintiffs in the case followed the rules, and did everything they were supposed to do. They had planned to build a new life in the United States of America,” lawyer Curtis Lee Morrison, based in Los Angeles, told el Nuevo Herald.
Raphael, a Senior Immigration Inspector from the Rivers Marine Command, Nigerian Immigration Service in Onne, Rivers, was abducted alongside three others by suspected militants on Tuesday.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday declared six-month amnesty to migrants who had stayed in Nigeria beyond 90 days without resident permit.
The Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board has approved the abolition of dichotomy between holders of Bachelor’s Degree and Higher National Diploma in the services under the Ministry of Interior.
The Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board has approved the promotion of 51 officers to the rank of Assistant Controller General in Civil Defence, Immigration and the Nigerian Prisons.
US President, Donald Trump, has asked the over 7,000 Central-American refugees now on the march through Mexico towards the southern border of the United States to “go back”.
The Nigeria Immigration Service has concluded plans to expand its Visa-On-Arrival counters at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos to accommodate the influx of foreigners arriving into the country through the airport.
The Comptroller-General of NIS, Muhammad Babandede, made this known at an operational review meeting with zonal coordinators and state controllers of the agency in Abuja on Wednesday.
Muhammad Babandede, Comptroller General of the agency, stated this on Wednesday in Abuja, saying that male foreigners were mostly involved in the act.
Spokesman of the agency, Sunday James, announced this in a statement on Friday.
The officers were arrested for allegedly trying to facilitate the trafficking of six underage girls to Omar and Kuwait on an Ethiopian Airlines flight.
Babandede stated this on Tuesday in Makurdi while fielding questions from newsmen.
Addressing the newly-promoted officers on Tuesday in Bayelsa State, William Oche, the Comptroller of the Command, urged them to be more dedicated to their duties and brace up for more responsibilities