• FG pays 81 months pension arrears to Police, Immigration, others

    FG pays 81 months pension arrears to Police, Immigration, others

    It was gathered that the Federal Government has paid 81 months pension arrears to Police, Customs, Immigration, Prisons and civil service pensioners.

    The government paid arrears which were incurred from 33 per cent pension increment, but left 87 months outstanding.

    The 33 per cent pension payment came as a fallout of the upward review of the minimum wage to N18, 000 in 2010.

    The Senate Committee on Establishment and Public Service, chaired by Senator Emmanuel Paulker, who visited the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate […]

  • Kidnapped immigration officer regains freedom

    Kidnapped immigration officer regains freedom

    A Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) officer, Peter Omofulue, who was abducted on Monday has regained freedom.

    It was learnt that the man resurfaced yesterday evening a day after his abductors contacted his family demanding N30million as ransom.

    Omofulue, an officer attached to the Ikoyi passport office was whisked away by gunmen around 6:30am at a jetty in Ikorodu, while trying to board a boat to work.

    His abductors, it was gathered, shot sporadically to scare people before whisking him away in an unregistered […]

  • Brexit will affect aid from UK, immigration and others – Okonkwo

    Brexit will affect aid from UK, immigration and others – Okonkwo

    ECOWAS Coordinator, Dr. Godwin Okonkwo, believes the exit of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU), decided through a referendum, on Thursday, will not affect Nigeria’s relationship with the EU. He, however, said aid to Nigeria from the UK would be affected by the new development.

    ‘’I don’t think it will affect Nigeria’s bilateral relationships with the EU because many of them had existed for long and some dates back to the colonial era. Also our membership of the […]

  • US deports 41 Nigerians over drug and immigration offences

    US deports 41 Nigerians over drug and immigration offences

    No fewer than 41 Nigerians were on Wednesday deported from the United States over issues ranging from drug, police and immigration offences.

    It was reliably gathered that nine of the deportees were sent back to Nigeria for drug related offences, 26 for Police related offences while six were deported for immigration offences.

    Reports say the deportees, who were all males, arrived the Murtala Mohammed International Airport at 12:20pm aboard a Miami Air International aircraft.

    The spokesperson for the Nigeria Immigration Service, Deputy Controller […]

  • 2000 Suspended Immigration Personnel Hit Abuja in Protest

    2000 Suspended Immigration Personnel Hit Abuja in Protest

    Amid widespread unemployment and economic recession in the country, about 2000 suspended Immigration personnel are presently protesting their suspension at the Ministry of Interior, Abuja.

    President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered the suspension of their recruitment process and training exercise on assumption of office last year. They were almost through with their training exercise and were awaiting deployment as at the time of his directive.

    The 2000 personnel had been employed through a credible process on orders of former president Goodluck Jonathan […]

  • Buhari sacks Immigration Comptroller General, Abeshi

    Buhari sacks Immigration Comptroller General, Abeshi

    President Muhammadu Buhari has asked Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Martin Abeshi, to vacate office as his tenure in office has expired.

    According to reports reaching ADELOVE, it was gathered yesterday night that Abeshi, who was appointed to replace former Comptroller General, David Parradang,  was fingered in the tragic 2014 recruitment saga in Immigration, not considered to continue in office as his tenure had since lapsed.

    Abeshi, who headed the Immigration service, comes from Nassarawa state in the North-Central

    It […]

  • We have no proof that Fulani herdsmen killing farmers are foreigners – says Immigration

    We have no proof that Fulani herdsmen killing farmers are foreigners – says Immigration

    The Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, has said there is no evidence to show that the suspected Fulani herdsmen allegedly killing members of their host communities across Nigeria are foreigners.

    The Public Relations Officer of NIS, Ekpedeme King, while disclosing this, explained that foreigners coming into the country are never profiled on the basis of their ethnicity.

    According to him, “There is no evidence that the herdsmen are foreigners and the immigration service doesn’t profile immigrants based on their ethnicity. So, the NIS […]

  • On Immigration issues, Pres.  Jonathan employs 33 from deceased families

    On Immigration issues, Pres. Jonathan employs 33 from deceased families

    A statement by Reuben Abati, presidential spokesman revealed that, many months after President Goodluck Jonathan promised to employ family members of deceased applicants of the Nigerian Immigration Service, NIS, he finally fulfilled the promise on Friday by employing 15 selected members, three from each of the families.

    Some applicants, who had gone for the aptitude test organised by Federal Government agency in some states of the federation, after paying N1,000, ended up being killed in a stampede that followed at some […]

  • Difference between “Emigration” and “Immigration”

    Difference between “Emigration” and “Immigration”

     

    The difference is fairly subtle.

    To Emigrate is to leave one country to settle in another. (The focus is still on the original country)

    To Immigrate is to come to a new country to live. (The focus is now on the new country)

    See detailed Examples:

    I emigrated from Nigeria to the US. (This focuses on the leaving bit)
    I immigrated to the US from Nigeria. (This focuses on the arriving bit)

     

    And finally, relatives in Nigeria might say:

    Adelove emigrated to the US last year. (from their perspective, I left)

    While […]