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Nigerian Woman Deported From India for Illegal Stay
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Nigerian Woman Deported From India for Illegal Stay

A Nigerian woman has been deported from India for illegal stay, Delhi Police said on Wednesday, March 31. According to DCP, Dwarka Police, Santosh Kumr Meena, the Nigerian national was picked up by staff of PS Mohan Garden after she was found living in the country without valid visa and passport.
Aregbesola Commissions The Immigration Service Passport Express Centre
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Aregbesola Commissions The Immigration Service Passport Express Centre

Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Nigeria's Interior Minister today commissioned the Nigeria Immigration Service Passport Express Centre in Maitama, Abuja. Today, I commissioned the Nigeria Immigration Service (@nigimmigration) Passport Express Centre, Maitama Abuja which is established in partnership with the private sector. It is a first of many more to be established and designed to offer specialized services to Nigerians.
Malaysian Firm Battles FG Over Multi Billion Naira Passport Printing Contract
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Malaysian Firm Battles FG Over Multi Billion Naira Passport Printing Contract

A directive by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), in 2019 that the Nigerian passport booklets should be produced locally has not been carried out two years down the line. Sunday PUNCH gathered that the delay was due to the inability of the Ministry of Interior to terminate the contract awarded to Smart Technology Nigeria Limited for the production of the passport booklets. Smart Technology Nigeria Limited works in partnership with its parent company, Iris Corporation, based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The e-passport booklets are produced in Malaysia, but the Nigeria Immigration Service activates the passport through the biometric data transfer. It was gathered that the Ministry of Interior and the NIS officials have been holding meetings with ISTL for o...
Abike Dabiri Gives Update On Nigeria Visa & Passport
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Abike Dabiri Gives Update On Nigeria Visa & Passport

  Abike Dabiri has given a new update on the Nigeria passport and visa policy. According to her, Renewing of passport has 10 years validation, You can come to Nigeria without any Visa as long as you are a Nigerian. but will pay for Visa on arrival fee. If you have dual citizenship, just come back to Nigeria and pay for Visa on Arrival fee by going to the immigration portal and register. Even if your passport is expired, You can also come back home if you show a valid identification that you are a Nigerian. It could be your father's birth certificate or passport.
Immigration Officers Arrest Cairo-bound Girls with Fake Identity on their Passports
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Immigration Officers Arrest Cairo-bound Girls with Fake Identity on their Passports

Officers of the Nigeria Immigration Service stationed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja have apprehended two girls identified as Adebayo Kazeem and Babalola Kehinde, with tampered passports. According to a statement released by the spokesperson of the Immigraion Service, DCI Sunday James, the ladies were about to board a Cairo-bound Egypt Airline flight on Thursday, January 21 when the Migration Information and Data Analysis System failed to scan their passports due to an imposed fake identity of the true holder. The statement in part reads   “They were duly subjected to interrogation when caught against their claim of traveling for business as the journey was arranged by a suspect, Muri, whose number was called many times without response. He was a...
Who ordered the seizure of my passport – EndSARS Promoter, Moe Odele fires back at Nigeria Immigration Service
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Who ordered the seizure of my passport – EndSARS Promoter, Moe Odele fires back at Nigeria Immigration Service

#EndSARS frontliner, Moe Odele has fired back at the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) over claim of seizure of her passport having nothing to do with the part she played in the demonstration against police brutality.   Recall that the spokesman for the NIS, Mr. Sunday James stated that Moe's passport was seized as part of a routine routine border assignment . He added that whenever a restriction is placed on any individual, the immigration service is duty-bound to enforce it.   However reacting to this, Moe queried the NIS on who ordered the seizure of her passport. She affirmed that it is an ongoing constitutional breach of Section 38 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended).   The lawyer tweeted;   What is so ...
Why EndSARS Promoter, Modupe Odele’s Passport Was Seized – Immigration
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Why EndSARS Promoter, Modupe Odele’s Passport Was Seized – Immigration

The Nigeria Immigration Service says the passport of #EndSARS promoter, Modupe Odele aka Mochievous, was seized as part of a routine border assignment. The Spokesman for the NIS, Mr. Sunday James, told The PUNCH on Thursday night that whenever a restriction has been placed on any individual, the immigration service is duty-bound to enforce it. James said immigration did not seize Odele’s passport because of her #EndSARS activities but because it was enforcing a restriction order. He said, “When there is a directive from any agency of government not specific, we have to enforce either entry or restriction of entry by anybody who has been directed not to be allowed exit or entry and as a matter of fact, we cannot as a border management agency, allow anybody who has been restrict...
EndSARS: They said I’m under probe, passport still seized – Moe Odele
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EndSARS: They said I’m under probe, passport still seized – Moe Odele

A lawyer Modupe (Moe) Odele says her passport is still with federal authorities. The End SARS advocate was stopped from boarding her international flight on Sunday. Odele said she was detained and her passport seized by officers. Meanwhile earlier in the day, the Ministry of Interior said it was not targeting citizens. “The Ministry of Interior did not, has not and will not generate any no-fly list. Ignore fake news, please!”, it tweeted.
Passport Of #EndSARS Protester, Moe Odele, Seized At The Airport. Oby Ezekwesili, Others Reacts
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Passport Of #EndSARS Protester, Moe Odele, Seized At The Airport. Oby Ezekwesili, Others Reacts

The International Passport of one of the champions of #EndSARS protest, Modupe Odele, was reportedly seized at the airport last night and this has sparked reactions on social media. Tweeting about Moe Odele's passport seizure, Tosin @Donteewrites wrote: Seizing @Mochievous International Passport tonight at the Airport is another sign of the Dictatorship that were witnessing under the Buhari Presidency.... This will be resisted Oby Ezekwesili also reacted to Moe Odele's passport seizure: What have I just read about @Mochievous ? Is the news accurate? Did the SSS under the supervision of @MBuhari @NGRPresident truly infringe Modupe Odele’s constitutional right to movement because she expressed her right to protest through #EndSARS? Is the news true? Ezekwesili later tweete...
Dele Momodu Dismisses Reports Claiming Diezani-Madueke Now Carries Dominica Republic Passport And Has Been Offered Ministerial Position
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Dele Momodu Dismisses Reports Claiming Diezani-Madueke Now Carries Dominica Republic Passport And Has Been Offered Ministerial Position

Dele Momodu has dismissed reports making the rounds that former Petroleum Resources Minister, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke has been offered a position by the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica and that she also carries a diplomatic passport issued to her by the Dominican government.   A report shared by The Nation earlier today said the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) move to secure the extradition of the former minister to answer to charges of N23.29 billion poll bribery scandal, has suffered a setback following her claim to citizenship of the Commonwealth of Dominica.   Diezani was alleged to have been issued a diplomatic passport, DP0000445 by the Dominican Government on May 21, 2015 shortly before the handover to President Buhari by ex-...
Immigration suspends e-registration, passport issuance in Jigawa
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Immigration suspends e-registration, passport issuance in Jigawa

The Jigawa Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), has suspended the migrants e-registration and issuance of passport as part of measures to curb the spread of Coronavirus in the state. Mr Isma’il Abba, the NIS Comptroller in the state, made this known while fielding questions from newsmen in Dutse on Monday. Abba said with the current outbreak and spread of COVID-19, people were directed to restrict their movements, avoid the crowd and observe social distance in order not to contract the disease. “Migrants e-registration and passport issuance were all suspended in the state as a result of the coronavirus. “And for this and the directive by the government for people to stay at home, that means if the NIS will continue to register the migrants and issue a passport, the...
Gbenro Ajibade post  photos of his new found love after he dumped Osas Ighodaro
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Gbenro Ajibade post photos of his new found love after he dumped Osas Ighodaro

Actor Gbenro Ajibade can be to seen to have moved on from Osas Ighodaro from recent photos online. The handsome actor has left her despite having a child with her to date another American lady. Furthermore, it seems the actor made use of Osas to have access to an American passport because this happened due to his recent marriage to her The actor has been posting footages and photo’s of his new found love everywhere Looking at it, it seems he’s trying to spite his ex-wife, Osas Ighodaro Check the footage and photos below:
Prison warden says Ronaldinho adapting to jail very well
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Prison warden says Ronaldinho adapting to jail very well

Former Brazil and ex-FC Barcelona player Ronaldinho Gaucho is adapting quickly to life in a Paraguayan jail, the head of the facility told Reuters on Monday. The former Paris St-Germain (PSG) forward’s lawyers are however hopeful he may soon be released into house arrest while the investigation continues. “In broad terms he is doing very well,” prison warden Blas Vera told Reuters in a telephone interview. “I see he is in good spirits, just like you see him on television, always smiling.” Vera said Ronaldinho and his brother Roberto Assis, who were arrested on Friday for using a false Paraguayan passport, would present their case to a judge on Tuesday. Their lawyer Sergio Queiroz told Reuters they had asked a court to release them into house arrest and offered guarantees they...
Detained Ronaldinho ‘did not know’ passport was fake, lawyer says
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Detained Ronaldinho ‘did not know’ passport was fake, lawyer says

The two-time world player of the year and his brother Roberto, who was detained with him, spent their third night behind bars in the capital Asuncion on Sunday after using forged travel documents to enter the country. Their Brazilian lawyer Sergio Queiroz said he would ask for the pair to be released and allowed to return to their home country when they next appear before a judge on Monday. "Ronaldinho did not commit a crime because he did not know that the passport they gave him was faked," he said. Queiroz said that prosecutors had agreed that the footballer had acted in good faith and the decision by a judge to order their detention was unwarranted. Ronaldinho, considered one of the greatest footballers of all time, was the star of Brazil's 2002 World Cup win and played fo...
FG Bars Onnoghen From Traveling; Seizes Passport
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FG Bars Onnoghen From Traveling; Seizes Passport

The immediate past Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, has been barred from travelling out of the country by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.). Saturday PUNCH reports that the move may be part of a fresh probe into Onnoghen’s affairs. Onnoghen was convicted for not declaring his assets by the Code of Conduct Tribunal in April. An internal report issued by the Nigeria Immigration Service, which was read out to our correspondent by a top officer, stated that Onnoghen, his wife and daughter were attempting to travel to Accra, Ghana when they were accosted by immigration officers. The report stated, “On November 11, 2019, retired Honourable Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, was attempting to travel to Accra, Ghana. He was in company with his wif...
Diezani’s Dominican Republic diplomatic passport protecting her from prosecution
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Diezani’s Dominican Republic diplomatic passport protecting her from prosecution

Towards the end of former President Goodluck Jonathan ’ s administration , former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison -Madueke , was appointed Commissioner for Trade and Investment by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit of the Commonwealth of Dominica and was handed a diplomatic passport . This , perhaps , is why Diezani has been able to evade prosecution despite being in London for over four years . According to Qatar- based network , Al Jazeera , the former minister may have purchased a $ 2 . 2 m choice property near the United Nations in upscale Manhattan , New York , for the Dominican Prime Minister in order to obtain the passport . In a documentary titled, ‘ Diplomats for sale ’ , Al Jazeera reveals how politically exposed persons , including leaders of international d...
Video: Tonto Dikeh says it’s not her passport that they held in Dubai, calls Stella Dimoko ‘Disable’
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Video: Tonto Dikeh says it’s not her passport that they held in Dubai, calls Stella Dimoko ‘Disable’

Stella Dimoko Korkus gave a gist online saying a certain actress' International passport has been held in Dubai and a court hearing held today to that effect. A lot of people took the actress to be Tonto Dikeh considering their recent internet war. Now to prove she is not that actress, Tonto made a video showing her International passport. At the end, she says she is always discrediting Stella.   View this post on Instagram   #tontodikeh come for #stelladimokokorkus , says she’s a ‘Disable’ ???‍♂️??‍♂️ A post shared by Mci (@mycelebrityandi) on Nov 28, 2019 at 4:37am PST
Plan To Evacuate Nigerians From South Africa Suffers Setback Due To Expired Passport
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Plan To Evacuate Nigerians From South Africa Suffers Setback Due To Expired Passport

The plan by Air Peace to evacuate Nigerians in South Africa from September 6 suffered a setback as the majority of those interested in the process have expired passports. Mr Allen Onyema, the Chairman of Air Peace, said in a statement in Lagos on Friday that most of the potential returnees were yet to renew their documents. Onyema said the airline had already placed its Boeing 777 aircraft on standby and was only awaiting the go-ahead from the government. “The Air Peace flight to South Africa will take off from the Lagos Airport and also return to Lagos. As earlier stated, the take off could be SepT 9 or 10.
Aregbesola Directs NIS To Issue Passport Within 48 Hours
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Aregbesola Directs NIS To Issue Passport Within 48 Hours

Minister of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has directed officials of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS ) to exploit every capacity within the service to ensure issuance of international passports to genuine and qualified applicants within 48 hours. The Minister said with deployment of state- of- the- art technology, the 48 hours timeline for acquiring an international passport was achievable if officials of the NIS eliminates human contacts and deal with racketeering, which has built an “unusual economy “, around the passport issuance process. He said the directive has become imperative because of the pains and agonizing experience many Nigerians are subjected to in their bid to procure the important travel document. The Minister also directed the NIS to be on top of its game ...
Police seize Pastor Fatoyinbo’s International passport, conduct search on his house and office
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Police seize Pastor Fatoyinbo’s International passport, conduct search on his house and office

Detectives from the Force Criminal Investigation Department(FCID), Abuja, investigating the alleged rape against pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo on Wednesday, August 28 conducted a search on the residence and office of the embattled pastor in Abuja.   According to a report by Daily Sun, the police also seized the passport of Fatoyinbo, as part of the bail conditions granted to the pastor. Fatoyinbo was also made to provide two level 16 officers with landed property in Abuja, before he was allowed to be taken on bail.   He was however told to be reporting to the FCID on a daily basis until investigation is concluded. The COZA pastor who attended another round of interrogation Wednesday, has since been released to go home. A source told Daily Sun that part of the investigation ...
Popular Rapper, Mist Shot By Robbers Inside Luxury Villa
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Popular Rapper, Mist Shot By Robbers Inside Luxury Villa

Rapper Mist has been shot during a suspected robbery in Portugal. The Birmingham star was rushed to hospital after being shot in the leg during a burglary in a luxury villa in the Algarve. The burglars allegedly took Mist’s passport, phones and jewellery in the apparent break-in at the Quinta do Lago resort. Mist, real name Rhys Thomas Sylvester, was driven to Faro Hospital by two friends, who told police that the 27-year-old was shot in the leg at around 10pm local time on Tuesday night. They told police that two or three men with an Irish accent committed the alleged break-in at the rented villa. Fans, friends and colleagues of the MOBO-winning rapper have shared their support on social media, with Yungen tweeting: ‘Prayers for Mist. I hope he’s good.’ Nadia Rose added:...
Car Operator Returns N888,000, Passport To Passenger At Lagos Airport
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Car Operator Returns N888,000, Passport To Passenger At Lagos Airport

One of the drivers of Airport Car Hire Association of Nigeria (ACHAN), Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, Mr. Adeniyi Olayinka has returned a sum of N888, 000 and an international passport forgotten by a passenger in his car to the passenger. Olayinka told journalists at the airport that he discovered the items in an envelope left behind by the passenger on the back seat of the car shortly after he returned to the airport from Ibese Ikorodu destination of the passenger. The driver who doesn’t have a car of his own, but works as a commissioned driver to another member of the association, said it never crossed his mind to covert another person’s belonging because it would put another family in sorrow and it is against the orientation given to every member of ACHA...
How A Nigerian Woman Beat Security And Tried To Sneak Into US-bound Delta Flight
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How A Nigerian Woman Beat Security And Tried To Sneak Into US-bound Delta Flight

A Nigeria woman has been caught by security personnel of Delta Airline as she tried to sneak into the United States of America-bound plane at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, SaharaReporters reports. The woman beat all security operatives at the airport including the Aviation Security of Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, and personnel of the Nigeria Immigration Service at the airport. One of the security operatives told SaharaReporters that the woman evaded various security agents from the main entrance of the departure wing of the airport before she was eventually apprehended at the foot of the plane. At the airport, there are different security points all travelers must go through before they can get to the foot of the plane for boarding. A source at the airport said,...
Nigerian Man And His Indian Girlfriend Nabbed With Cocaine
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Nigerian Man And His Indian Girlfriend Nabbed With Cocaine

A Nigerian man has been arrested in Mumbai, India alongside his Indian girlfriend for possession of 20 grams of cocaine. Following up on a tip-off that Andy Matin Edoji, 45, will make a deal in Mahavira Nagar in Kandivali, PSI Suryakant Pawar and his staff laid a snare close Mahavir Nagar Kandivali west on Sunday night and attempted to stop a suspicious Volkswagen vehicle. While attempting to do as such the accused hurried off with the vehicle avoiding the cops but collided further away. The police authorities at that point encompassed the vehicle and after that nabbed Edoji. He was in the vehicle alongside girlfriend Aaliya Sheik, 29, when the cops got him. While experiencing an inquiry of the vehicle. the police authorities recovered 20 gram of cocaine worth around Rs 1.5 lakh. ...
Man Who Destroyed 5 Nigerian Embassy Cars, Arrested
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Man Who Destroyed 5 Nigerian Embassy Cars, Arrested

The 32-year-old Nigerian man who destroyed five embassy cars in London, yesterday, has been arrested by the police. According to reports, Jeffery Apkovweta Ewohime initially caused problem at the Belgian embassy where his passport was confiscated. After he was turned back by the embassy because he arrived "late", he lashed out by using iron rods and stones to destroy vehicles parked within the embassy's premises. Muhammed Babandede, the Comptroller General of Immigration Service confimed the incident in a statement Monday night. According to him, Ewohime arrived the Nigerian mission in London for passport services. He said, "He arrived late and was told by the Security that the Mission has closed for the day. He went about destroying Nigeria's diplomatic vehicles worth hundr...
Afcon: Montpellier star Andy Delort accepts Algeria snub in good faith
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Afcon: Montpellier star Andy Delort accepts Algeria snub in good faith

The 27-year-old will wait for his debut call-up to the national team after he was omitted from coach Djamel Belmadi's selection for Afcon Montpellier star Andy Delort has sent his best wishes to Algeria after missing out from the country’s 23-man squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Delort was born to an Algerian mother in the city of Sete and once played for France U20 team. Last month, the 27-year-old pledged his international allegiance to Algeria and has received the country's passport.
Ifu Ennada Shares Her Experience At Ikoyi Passport Office
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Ifu Ennada Shares Her Experience At Ikoyi Passport Office

The reality TV star and former Big Brother Naija housemate, Ifu Ennada has made an enlightenment post on how to renew your Nigerian Passport as a woman. While writing from the sad experience she had at the Passport office, the actress gave a list of the dos and don’t expect of any woman with the intention to renew her Nigerian passport. Read below: “Nigerian Passport Renewal Starter Park For Women. – No Eye Lashes – If you have semi-permanent lashes on they’ll cut them off or send you back if you can’t pull them off yourself…but my celebrity status saved me, even though I still took them off. Was left looking like a fowl with all that natural makeup and no eyelashes to complement it. ?? – No Coloured Hair – They’ll simply send you back or ask you to remove your wig. You get ...
Ukraine Set to Offer Citizenship to Different Countries
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Ukraine Set to Offer Citizenship to Different Countries

Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraine's President-elect has refused Russia President, Vladimir Putin's request to grant citizenship to Ukrainians, and has instead decide to give the citizenship to Russians who suffer under the 'Kremlin rule'. According to the statement made on facebook by the newly elected president, We know perfectly well what a Russian passport provides, the right to be arrested for a peaceful protest” and “the right not to have free and competitive elections.” He said that he'd rather “give citizenship to representatives of all nations that suffer from authoritarian and corrupt regimes. “But first and foremost to the Russian people who suffer most of all”. “we Ukrainians have freedom of speech, freedom of the media and the internet in our country.”
Arsenal Player, Nwakali Stranded In Nigeria For A Month After Passport Issue
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Arsenal Player, Nwakali Stranded In Nigeria For A Month After Passport Issue

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) says it is working hard to secure the visa that will enable stranded youth international Kelechi Nwakali to return to Portugal. The 20-year-old Arsenal midfielder, who is on loan at FC Porto's B team, is unable to leave Nigeria almost a month after playing in a qualifier for the 2020 Olympic men's football tournament. Officials confirmed that Nwakali was in Portugal on a single-entry visa and so now needs a renewal to return after he played on 25 March, however, the process is taking longer than they hoped. "The federation has been working hard to get his visa sorted as quickly as possible, but it's taken longer than expected," NFF's director of communications Ademola Olajire told BBC Sport. "We hope it will come out after the Easter br...
Kelechi Nwakali Stranded In Airport
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Kelechi Nwakali Stranded In Airport

Nigeria U17 hero and Arsenal FC loanee too Portuguese club, Porto, has been stranded at the airport following a passport error that authorities are trying to fix. Kelechi Nwakali who came into the country for a qualifiers has been able to get back into Portugal following a Visa abnormality.  “The federation has been working hard to get his visa sorted as quickly as possible, but it’s taken longer than expected. “We hope it will come out after the Easter break to enable Nwakali’s return to Portugal.” The midfield ace has missed Porto B’s last four matches as a result of his visa issue.
Immigration Officials Exposed Demanding Bribes For Passport In PHC
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Immigration Officials Exposed Demanding Bribes For Passport In PHC

Media entrepreneur and social activist, Philip Thomas, who is popularly known as Comrade Phils was ordered out of the Nigerian Immigration office in Port Harcourt, Friday, for refusing to pay a bribe to renew his International passport. In a video posted on his Facebook wall, the activist lamented the treatment meted to him by the immigration officers after he stood his ground against corruption. According to him, he was asked to pay the sum of N28,000 if he would wait for three weeks to collect the passport or pay N35,000 to collect it in one week, against the official fee of N17,000 stipulated by the government. The activist who is known for his popular campaign against corruption stood his ground and refused to pay more than what was stipulated by the government. His stand ...
Nigerian Man Nabbed in Thailand for Hiring Women as Drug Mules
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Nigerian Man Nabbed in Thailand for Hiring Women as Drug Mules

A 34-year-old Nigerian man who hired Thai women as mules to smuggle drugs overseas has been arrested. Lt Gen Surachate said that the Nigerian national who identified himself as 'Paul Smith Brown' was arrested after he contacted an aide who turned out to be a police informant to help him smuggle drugs overseas. Mr Brown met the informant in front of a shopping mall in Samut Prakan's Phra Pradaeng district on Saturday and went straight to a hotel in Suk Sawat Soi 64. As soon as they arrived, officers raided the hotel room and found 324 grammes of crystal meth wrapped and stuffed inside socks, said Lt Gen Surachate. Officers then took the suspect to his condominium in Bangkok's Rat Burana district for a further search, where they found a digital weighing scale that was used to weigh dru...
R. Kelly’s Bail at $1 Million in Sexual Abuse Case
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R. Kelly’s Bail at $1 Million in Sexual Abuse Case

R. Kelly’s bail has been set at $1 million by a judge, on charges the singer sexually abused four females from 1998 to 2010. Under the terms of his bond, Kelly must surrender his passport and may not have contact with anyone under 18. His next court appearance is set for Monday. In the indictment against Kelly obtained by Rolling Stone, the singer has been accused of “sexual penetration” of multiple women “at least 13 years of age but under 17 years of age.” The age of consent in Illinois is 17 years old. Judge John Lyke Jr., who oversaw the bail hearing for Empire actor Jussie Smollett earlier in the week, set the $1 million bail, or $250,000 for each of the four women involved in the charges against Kelly. The singer needs to put up $100,000 to bond out prior to his trial. R....
Court Grants Babachir Lawal N50m Bail
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Court Grants Babachir Lawal N50m Bail

Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal has been granted bail by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja. Babachir Lawal N50m was granted a N50 million bail. Lawal who was sacked by President Buhari in October 2017 over alleged misappropriation of funds meant for IDPs, was yesterday arraigned before the court by the EFCC. Babachir pleaded not guilty to the 10-count charges against him. The court ordered for them to be remanded in EFCC custody pendeing the determination of his bail application. The court this morning granted Lawal and two others bails in the sums of N50m each with one surety each who must possess titles to lands within the jurisdiction of the court, show evidence of payment of tax for the past three years and must be residents within t...
Japanese Passport Is World’s Most Powerful Passport, Tops List Again
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Japanese Passport Is World’s Most Powerful Passport, Tops List Again

Once again, Japan made it to the top position of the World’s Most Powerful Passport! This is according to the rankings by Henley Passport Index – an organization that periodically measures the access each country's travel document affords. This will be the second time in succession that Japan has held that position. The ranking is revised quarterly. According to Henley Passport Index report, Japan retains its top spot as the world's most travel-friendly passport thanks to the document's access to 190 countries. South Korea edged up the ranking from October's index to join Singapore, offering access to 189 jurisdictions, thanks to a new visa-on-arrival agreement with India. That the top countries in the list are all Asian -- along with other significant movers from the...
Bricklayer Jailed 5 Years For Assaulting a Commercial Sex Worker
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Bricklayer Jailed 5 Years For Assaulting a Commercial Sex Worker

A bricklayer identified as Edet Imoh, has been sentenced to five years imprisonment for assaulting a commercial sex worker, Ejiro Umukoro in the Ikoyi area of Lagos, Punch Metro reports. The convict was sentenced after Justice Sybil Nwaka of the Special Offences Court in Lagos found him guilty of two counts of rape and theft The offences were said to contravene the provisions of Section 361 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (revised). The prosecutor, Mr B. T. Boye, had told the court that the convict committed the offence on March 11, 2017 around 1.30am on Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos. According to Boye, the convict met the complainant at Farm City, Lekki Phase 1, while he was having his lunch. He added that the complainant and the convict exchanged pleasantries and agr...
Amina Mohammed, 3 Other Nigerians Make BBC ‘100 Women’ List
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Amina Mohammed, 3 Other Nigerians Make BBC ‘100 Women’ List

The absence of the 10th prosecution witness Wednesday stalled the trial of a former Minister of Interior Abba Moro before Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Abuja division of the Federal High Court. Moro is being tried alongside one-time permanent secretary in the ministry, Anastasia Daniel-Nwobia; a deputy director in the ministry, F. O Alayebami; one Mahmood Ahmadu (at large); and Drexel Tech Nigeria Limited, a firm that was given the recruitment job in the ill-fated  Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) recruitment exercise in 2014 The defendants are, in the charge marked: FHC/ABJ/CR/42/2016, accused of defrauding 675, 675 graduate applicants of about N675,675,000 having been made to pay N1,000 each as processing fees for 5,000 job openings. They are equally accused of breaching ...
Angry Nigerian Pastor Calls Out South African Embassy For Withholding His Passport Despite Paying VIP Fee
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Angry Nigerian Pastor Calls Out South African Embassy For Withholding His Passport Despite Paying VIP Fee

A very angry Nigerian Pastor, Olutoke Edwards has taken to social media to call out the South African embassy for withholding his passport despite paying VIP fee of about Two Hundred Thousand Naira.   According to him, 'the madness of the SOuth African embassy in Nigeria has gotten to the peak. You come into our country to collect our money without rendering any service'.   Watch the rant video and a letter written to the embassy by his lawyer below... CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO  
He is My Brother Not Me – Kunle Afolayan distances himself from Aremu Afolayan’s viral rant
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He is My Brother Not Me – Kunle Afolayan distances himself from Aremu Afolayan’s viral rant

Ace Nigerian film maker, Kunle Afolayan who seems to be getting the heat for his brother, Aremu Afolayan’s viral rant has distanced himself from the controversy it has sparked. Recall that Aremu Afolayan had called out President Buhari and Governor Ambode after his sister’s French passport was tagged fake, even when it could easily be verified by immigration officers. Kunle Afolayan who distanced himself from Aremu Afolayan’s viral rant, wrote; Good morning all, I have been receiving a lot of calls and comments from people who are mistaken me for Aremu Afolayan in regards to this video. I would like to officially state that this is not Kunle Afolayan, he is my brother not me. There is frustration in the land but hey! Thank you. Ire. However after he was slammed by socia...
Fake soldier runs away after spotting Army officers on patrol
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Fake soldier runs away after spotting Army officers on patrol

A fake soldier who took to his heels along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway last Wednesday upon sighting a Nigerian Army operational vehicle, has been arrested by the Police after a wild chase. The 39-year-old fake soldier identified as Charles Adam, was apparently hanging out on the road for an escort job when suddenly he created a scene that aroused suspicion. The police patrol men from the Redeemed Camp Division, witnessed the strange development and suspected him as an impostor. The eagle-eyed policemen consequently gave him a hot chase, caught up and apprehended him. According to Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a press statement made available to Crimepuzzle “He was taken before the DPO, CSP Olaiya Martins, who thoroughly interrogated ...
Buhari Travel Ban: Femi Fani-Kayode Reacts To Inclusion In List
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Buhari Travel Ban: Femi Fani-Kayode Reacts To Inclusion In List

Nigeria’s former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has reacted to being included in the list of 50 VIPs banned from travelling by an executive order signed by President Buhari. Recall that the federal government on Saturday banned 50 Nigerians from travelling abroad over corruption cases. Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, in a statement, said Buhari had mandated the Attorney-General of the Federation and the Minister of Justice to implement the Executive Order 6 in full force. He wrote: “To this end, a number of enforcement procedures are currently in place by which the Nigeria Immigration Service and other security agencies have placed no fewer than 50 high profile persons directly affected by EO6 on watch-list and restricted them from leaving the county pending the determination...
British Airways Hacked With Details Of 380,000 Cards Stolen
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British Airways Hacked With Details Of 380,000 Cards Stolen

British Airways said Thursday that the personal and financial details of customers making bookings between August 21 and September 5 were stolen in a data breach involving 380,000 payment cards. British Airways “We are investigating, as a matter of urgency, the theft of customer data from our website and our mobile app. The stolen data did not include travel or passport details,” the airline said in a statement. “The personal and financial details of customers making bookings on our website and app were compromised,” it said. “The breach has been resolved and our website is working normally. We have notified the police and relevant authorities. “We are deeply sorry for the disruption that this criminal activity has caused.” BA said the breach took place between 2158 G...
Release My Passport And Security, Dino Melaye Writes IGP
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Release My Passport And Security, Dino Melaye Writes IGP

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi West in the Senate, has written to the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Kpotun Idris, to restore his police security and as well as release his travelling passport seized by the police. The lawmaker urged the IGP to comply with the court order or direct the compliance with the order of the court by releasing his international passports to the law firm of Mike Ozekhome. He also requested the immediate restoration of policemen posted to protect him, which were withdrawn since April, 2018. According to an acknowledgement copy of a letter written by Melaye’s counsel, Chief Mike Ozekome (SAN) and signed by deputy head of chambers, Nkem Okoro Esq, dated August 23, 2018 and recieved in the IGP’s office same day, the Kogi Senator also asked the n...
Chinese Speaking Ghanaian Pastor, Obinim “Miraculously” Produced Stolen Passport From His Shoes
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Chinese Speaking Ghanaian Pastor, Obinim “Miraculously” Produced Stolen Passport From His Shoes

Well, Well Well, this has to be up there in terms of 'Miraculous' performances by popular African pastors of recent, I do not know how to feel about this or classify it, seems abit like a ridicule of the Christianity religion, why does Miracle need to look like magic or even fake? This man apparently claims he was able to conjure a woman's stolen passport into his shoes while praying in serious foreign language! Like seriously!, see the video below and drop your thoughts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orfiKONbu14
American Author Shares Her Hilarious Chat With A Nigerian Fraudster Posing As Diddy
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American Author Shares Her Hilarious Chat With A Nigerian Fraudster Posing As Diddy

An American author has shared messages between her and a Nigerian fraudster who was pretending to be Diddy in order to defraud her. The fraudster started out by commenting on the author’s photo on Instagram and asked her to check her DM. When she checked, she saw messages from @Diddy.02, but she suspected that the guy was African and she was right. He claimed he created the account strictly for direct messages, then went on to ask author Passport Cutty to donate money to his charity so they can build orphanages in Africa. He went further to promise to introduce the author to Jay Z and Drake, who he claimed are all members of his team. The author of The M in Man is for Money played along and even asked for account details to send the money to. He gave her an account with the name Adewa...
Check Out Denrele Edun’s Lovely Birthday Message To His Indian Mum
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Check Out Denrele Edun’s Lovely Birthday Message To His Indian Mum

Nigerian Entertainer, Denrele Edun has just penned a really sweet message to his mother who turns a year older today, 7th March.   In his Birthday message, he disclosed that he has not set his eyes on his mother who is an Indian and who left the shores of Nigeria after going through some down-time while in the country. Read his post below; HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY GORGEOUS MUM; ANITA DHUNWANTEE EDUN aka MAMA RELE. • Havent seen you in 18 YEARS but you are the reason i’m a FIGHTER! Stumbled on your old Mauritius Passport today and it brought back memories of all the sacrifices you made for us all, especially ME. • As a Foreigner on the Nigerian soil, you never thought of running back to Mauritius and India with us kids even when our Dad was out of work (severally) an...
Yahoo Boy Apprehended In Bank By EFCC While Trying To Withdraw £30, 000
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Yahoo Boy Apprehended In Bank By EFCC While Trying To Withdraw £30, 000

An internet fraudster, Fidelis Iruedo has been nabbed by agents of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) while he was trying to withdraw a sum of £30,000 which he had acquired illegally in a bank in Abuja. Following the arrest which was made on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, the story had it that Iruedo had defrauded a citizen of the United Kingdom of the said amount under the guise of a lady named Tracy Anderson under whose name he secured a British passport. A petition was then dispatched to the anti-graft body by the Nigerian High Commission in London on behalf of the victim Alan Digweed who went the extra mile in ensuring the fraudster was arrested. Items recovered from the suspect include several scam letters, 3 flash drives, an iPhone and a laptop set.

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