• How Idris, Babandede, Ja’faru emerged Police, NIS, Prisons bosses

    How Idris, Babandede, Ja’faru emerged Police, NIS, Prisons bosses

    Fresh facts have emerged on how the Acting Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Kpotu Idris, the Controller General of Immigrations Service, Mohammed Babandede, and his Nigerian Prisons Service counterpart, Ahmed Ja’faru, were appointed, it has been reliably gathered.

    Multiple sources within the Presidency and security circles revealed that rather than tribal and ethnic considerations being bandied in some quarters, the trios’ consideration was ‘strictly on merit.’

    Idris hails from the North Central state of Niger, while both Babandede and Ja’faru come from […]

  • NIS deports 3 Korean Nationals, deny them to enter Nigeria again in next 10 years

    NIS deports 3 Korean Nationals, deny them to enter Nigeria again in next 10 years

    The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has deported three Koreans from the country, for immigration-related offences. The Korean nationals, Lee Yoo Song, Lee Byeung Woo and Moon Een, were deported on July 20, 2016, in line with sections 45(2) and (3) and 44( 1e) of the Immigration Act 2015.

    Spokesperson of the NIS, Ekpedeme King, who disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday, said the deportation was approved by the Minister of Interior, Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd) “in exercise of […]

  • Jonathan’s ministers, others returning diplomatic passports – NIS boss

    Jonathan’s ministers, others returning diplomatic passports – NIS boss

     

    The Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Immigration Service, NIS, Mohammed Babandede, has announced the retrieval of diplomatic passports and other official travel documents from immediate past government officials.

    Babandede had on assumption of office about two months ago, threatened to arrest former ministers, governors and others who served under the last administration of President Goodluck Jonathan but refused to return such diplomatic documents since they left office over a year ago.

    The CG, who spoke during an interaction with journalists in Abuja, maintained […]

  • 50 Nigerians deported in 6 weeks, as UK donates centre to NIS

    50 Nigerians deported in 6 weeks, as UK donates centre to NIS

    The British Government has donated N56 million Returnees Reception Centre, constructed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, to the Nigerian Immigration Service.

    The centre was jointly inaugurated by the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Paul Arkwright and the Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau in Lagos on Wednesday.

    Dambazua said the centre was part of efforts to enhance service delivery and in line with global best practice in modern migration management.

    He said it was also in line with the […]

  • Nigeria Immigration nabbed two illegal immigrants smuggled into Nigeria

    Nigeria Immigration nabbed two illegal immigrants smuggled into Nigeria

    According to reports, the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, Cross River state Command, on Friday said it has arrested two illegal immigrants.

    The immigrants, Nji Haeges-Chi from Cameroon and Shahid Mahmood a Pakistani national, were arrested by the border patrol team of the NIS on Thursday at Yala Local Government Area of the state.

    The state Comptroller of NIS, Mrs. Funke Adeuyi, made the disclosure to journalists in Calabar while parading the duo at the NIS headquarters in the state capital.

    “These two illegal […]

  • We are not Recruiting, beware of fraudsters – Nigeria Immigration Service warns

    We are not Recruiting, beware of fraudsters – Nigeria Immigration Service warns

    The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has warned members of the public to beware of activities fraudsters.

    This is contained in a statement issued by the NIS spokesperson, Mr Ekpedeme King, on Saturday in Abuja.

    King said that the Service was not engaged in any recruitment exercise.

    He cautioned members of the public, especially the youths, not to pay money to any faceless individual in a bid to get employment into the service. See Excerpts:

    “ The attention of the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Immigration Service, […]

  • REVEALED: Why Buhari suspended Nigerian Immigration Service boss, David Parradang

    REVEALED: Why Buhari suspended Nigerian Immigration Service boss, David Parradang

    The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Mr. Femi Adesina, on Friday, clarified that President Muhammadu Buhari suspended the Comptroller-General, Nigeria Immigration Services (NIS), David Parradang, for unauthorized recruitment into the Service.

    Adesina, through a text message, dispelled insinuations in some quarters that Parradang was suspended because an ISIS chief, Ahmed Al Assir, got entry visa at the Nigerian embassy in Lebanon to visit Nigeria.

    He said: “The suspension of Comptroller-General, Nigeria Immigration Services (NIS), David Parradang, today (Friday), […]

  • FG suspends Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service

    FG suspends Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service

    The Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service, David Paradang has been suspended from office by the Federal Government with immediate effect.

    No reason was given for the suspension which was announced in a statement by Yusuf Isiaka, Director of Press Federal Ministry of Interior, the supervising ministry of NIS on behalf of the Permanent Secretary.

    The Immigration Service has been under focus in the past few days following revelations that Ahmad al-Assir, a leader of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS […]

  • Nigeria Immigration Service Nabs 59 Illegal Migrants In Akwa Ibom

    Nigeria Immigration Service Nabs 59 Illegal Migrants In Akwa Ibom

    It was the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Akwa Ibom Command, has in its custody 59 irregular migrants arrested in the state.

    The Comptroller of Immigration in the state, Mr Garba Abdullahi, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Uyo yesterday.

    Abdullahi said the migrants were intercepted by officers of the […]