Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo: Understanding the “reformist” vision at the Ministry of Interior

November 5, 2023 Bashir Ibrahim Hassan 0

  There’s never been any question of a shortage of high performers – persons with clear visions, tall ambitions and the capacity to deliver to the expectation of the Nigerian public – elected or appointed to Nigeria’s public sphere. The trio of Nnamdi Azikiwe, Obafemi Awolowo and Ahmadu Bello blazed the trail in the pre- and immediate Independence eras; while Read More

FG clears over 204,000 passport backlog, warns against bribe, compliance fee

October 4, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has said the over 204,000 backlog of international passport applications with the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has been cleared. It also announced a two-week timeline for the processing of passport applications, declaring that the era of Nigerians waiting for months to get their international passports is over. Addressing a press conference Wednesday in Abuja, minister of Interior, Read More

Breaking: FG directs Immigration CG to hand over to senior DCG

April 19, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has directed the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Isah Jere, to handover to the most senior officer in the Service. This directive is coming following allegation that the outgoing NIS boss was plotting another tenure extension. Jere has had his retirement extended from last year to April 24, 2023. Some officers of the Service Read More

NIS officers plan massive protest against CG’s plot for another tenure extension 

April 17, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Some officers of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) are planning to come out and protest should the federal government extend the tenure of the Comptroller General, Idris Isah, after the ongoing one year extension he was given expires on April 24. However, all efforts made Sunday evening to get the reaction from the Service Spokesman, Tony Akuneme. Speaking with Akuneme’s Read More

Interior minister, agency heads mourn late board secretary, Rufai

March 23, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The Minister of Interior and Chairman of the Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Services Board (CDCFIB), Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has condoled with the family and people of Kano state over the passing of their daughter, wife, mother and aunt, late Hajia Aisha Ahmed Rufa’i. The minister described Hajia Aisha Rufai as fantastic officer whom she met about 18 months Read More

Group asks FG to prosecute Seplat CEO for breaching Immigration law

March 14, 2023 Admin III 0

A human rights and good governance advocacy group – Make A Difference Initiative (MAD has commended the Ministry of Interior for the bold step in investigating allegations of racism, favouritism of foreign workers and discrimination against Nigerian employees levelled against the CEO of Seplat Energy PLC, Roger Brown, by employees of the company. The group also demanded a definite prosecution Read More

Elections: Immigration vows to prevent foreigners from voting

February 8, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The Comptroller General of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), Isa Jere, has said his organisation will prevent any foreigners trying to participate in the Febuary 2023 general elections. Jere also urged personnel to be non-partisan, saying Comptrollers would be sanctioned if any personnel under their supervision is caught participating in partisan politics. Speaking Wednesday in Abuja during an election retreat Read More

Nigeria Immigration plants multiple trees in Bayelsa

January 14, 2023 Joy Emmanuel 0

Authorities of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) in Bayelsa state have launched a beautification campaign of the command operational offices with the planting of over 30 trees in the state. The NIS, under the leadership of Comptroller James Sunday at the weekend embarked on massive green project by planting trees around the command landscaped areas.       The command in Read More

2023: Nigeria Immigration Service announces massive recruitment exercise *See how to apply

January 13, 2023 Admin III 0

The Nigerian Immigration Services (NIS) has called on interested applicants to it’s various vacant positions. According to an information from NIS, qualified candidates are invited for full-time appointment to fill existing vacancies in the Services as follow: Category A: Superintendent Cadrei- Superintendent of Immigration (SI) conpass 11 professional (Doctors): Applicants must possess first degree in MBBS from a recognised institution Read More

Breaking: Immigration dismisses 4, demotes 14, 11 awaiting trial for various offences

January 10, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has sanctioned 36 of its personnel for corruption as part of efforts to sanitize the agency. A statement released Tuesday morning in Abuja by the Service spokesman, DCI Tony Akuneme, said four officers were dismissed while 14 were demoted for various offences for which they appeared before the Orderly Room Trial Committee of the Service. Read More

Insecurity: Correctional Service, Immigration get N500m each security grant

January 6, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The Abdulsamad Rabiu Initiative for Africa, an initiative of the Chairman of BUA group of companies, Alhaji Abdulsalam Rabiu has Friday, offered the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) and the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) a security sector grant of five hundred million Naira each as part of her social development program. While presenting the cheque to the Controller General of Corrections Read More

Yuletide: Immigration sets up diaspora desk to fast track passport processing 

December 12, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Isah Jere Idris has directed the immediate setting up of Diaspora Desks in all the nation’s International airports in order to have a seamless passport process for all Nigerians coming home this yuletide period. NIS in a statement issued Monday in Abuja, by its Public Relations Officer, Anthony Akuneme, said the CGIS Read More