• We’ve seized over 1000 diplomatic passports from former public officers – NIS CG

    We’ve seized over 1000 diplomatic passports from former public officers – NIS CG

    According to reports, the Comptroller General (CG), of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, on Saturday disclosed that no fewer than a thousand diplomatic passports have been intercepted and seized from former political office holders who failed to handover their passport upon leaving office.

    Babandede had in May ordered the arrest of former political office holders and retired public servants who are still in possession of Official/Diplomatic passports, directing officers on duty at the various airports in the country to […]

  • Obanikoro vows to return N480 million to FG, submits passports to EFCC

    Obanikoro vows to return N480 million to FG, submits passports to EFCC

    Ex-Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, has signed an undertaking to return N480m to the Federal Government.

    Obanikoro has also submitted his United States of America and Nigerian passports to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

    In addition, the ex-minister has provided two sureties who are directors in the Federal Civil Service.

    Impeccable sources reevaled that these were part of the conditions given to the ex-minister for his release.

    A source said, “The EFCC asked Obanikoro to submit his passports. 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 […]

  • Nigerian arrested at Dubai Airport, attempts smuggle 8 forged passports hidden inside books … see photo

    Nigerian arrested at Dubai Airport, attempts smuggle 8 forged passports hidden inside books … see photo

    A Nigerian tourist has been arrested in Dubai for attempting to smuggle eight forged passports into the country hidden inside books. According to The Nationale, the unnamed Nigerian who is said to be 26 years old, was arrested on January 29th this year at the arrival lounge of the Dubai International Airport.

    An Emirati customs inspector had noticed his bag was suspiciously thick and pulled him aside for questioning. “I saw a number of books in the bag and they looked […]