• Brazilian coach’s son escapes death in Colombia plane crash after forgetting his passport

    Brazilian coach’s son escapes death in Colombia plane crash after forgetting his passport

    Coaches and players of Brazilian football club, Chapecoense were heading to the first of two matches in the final of the Copa Sudamericana, on Monday night when their chartered aircraft crashed south of Medellin, a muddy Colombian hillside, killing 71 of the 77 people aboard.

    Only three players were among the survivors. But one man had luck by his side. Matheus Saroli, whose father Caio Junior, 51, was one of the victims of the tragic crash, got saved — thanks to […]

  • Federal Government To Extend International Passport Validity To 10 Years

    Federal Government To Extend International Passport Validity To 10 Years

    According to reports, the federal government is making plans to extend the validity period for international passport from five years to 10 years.

    This was disclosed by the comptroller-general of Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, in an interview with journalists in Abuja at the weekend.

    He said Nigerians should expect announcement of the policy change in the coming weeks or months.

    “We have submitted a memo to the president and we believe we’ll get a positive response to that soon.

    “We have received complaints […]

  • DSS stops federal lawmaker from travelling to US, confiscates his passport

    DSS stops federal lawmaker from travelling to US, confiscates his passport

    A member of the House of Representatives from Kogi State, Sunday Karim, was on Wednesday prevented from travelling out of the country by operatives of the Department of State Services.

    The federal lawmaker was on his way to the United States of America.

    He was about boarding a flight operated by Air France when he was stopped at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

    Speaking with an online medium from the airport, Karim, representing Yagba East and West Federal Constituency, said he was […]

  • 4,000 passports uncollected at Ikoyi Passport Office, says PCO

    4,000 passports uncollected at Ikoyi Passport Office, says PCO

    The Passport Control Officer (PCO) in Ikoyi, Lagos State, Mr Kayode Eniolorunda, on Saturday said that there were more than 4,000 passport applications in the office without follow-up by their owners.

    Eniolorunda made the disclosure while reacting to the directive by Immigration Comptroller-General (C-G) on passport backlog during an interaction with Crime Reporters Association of Nigeria (CRAN) in Lagos.

    On June 13, the C-G, Muhammad Babandede, gave passport control officers at home and abroad, 48 hours to clear the backlog of passport […]

  • Reps want 10-year validity for Nigerian passport

    Reps want 10-year validity for Nigerian passport

    According to reports, the House of Representatives on Tuesday sought the reversal of the validity period of the Nigerian Passport to 10 years as was the case before the introduction of the current e-Passport regime.

    Under the current passport policy, the identity document expires after a period of five years and it leaves holders with no renewal option.

    Rather, holders are required to process a new one.

    But, the House noted that in the pre-e-Passport era, the travelling document had a validity of […]

  • “Don’t Do Unto Dasuki As You Did To Awolowo, Alamieyeseigha” – Ayodele Fayose

    “Don’t Do Unto Dasuki As You Did To Awolowo, Alamieyeseigha” – Ayodele Fayose

    Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari should be held responsible should anything untoward happen to the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col Sambo Dasuki (retd).

    In a statement on Friday, by the Special Assistant to the governor on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Fayose said:

    “The Department of State Services (DSS) placement of the former NSA under house arrest despite court order that his international passport be released so that he can travel abroad […]

  • Nigerian former senator arrested in Saudi Arabia (photo)

    Nigerian former senator arrested in Saudi Arabia (photo)

    Senator Hassan Barata was arrested by Saudi Arabian authorities after he was found travelling with a revoked diplomatic passport and claiming to be an employee of the Nigerian Embassy.

    Barata was a former chairman of the Senate Committee on Culture and Tourism. He represented the Adamawa South Senatorial District between 2011 and 2015 as a PDP lawmaker. He defected to APC last february but returned to the PDP after losing the APC governorship ticket bid.

    According to report, Senator Barata, who is […]