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Canada Denies Nigerian Man Visa Because He Was A Member Of SARS
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Canada Denies Nigerian Man Visa Because He Was A Member Of SARS

Olushola Wazzi Popoola Vs Canada: Nigerian man's refugee request in Canada dismissed because he was a member of SARS and may have committed crimes against humanity. Here is the Full report: Case name Popoola v. Canada (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness) Court (s) Database Federal Court Decisions Date 2021-04-08 Neutral citation 2021 FC 305 File numbers IMM-6692-19 Date: 20210408 Docket: IMM-6692-19 Citation: 2021 FC 305 Ottawa, Ontario, April 8, 2021 PRESENT: Mr. Justice Sébastien Grammond BETWEEN: OLUSHOLA WAZZI POPOOLA Applicant and THE MINISTER OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS Respondent JUDGMENT AND REASONS [1] Mr. Popoola is a citizen of Nigeria and a former member of the Nigerian Police Force. He was found to be inadm...
UAE Approves new Remote Working Residency visa
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UAE Approves new Remote Working Residency visa

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has approved a new remote work visa to enable employees from all over the world to live and work in UAE remotely even if the companies are based in another country. Vice President/Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum made the announcement on Twitter on Sunday, March 21. "During a cabinet meeting I chaired, we approved a new Remote work Visa that enables employees from all over the world to live and work remotely from the UAE even if their companies are based in another country," he wrote in a tweet.   This decision comes as the work-from-home policy in UAE has been widely accepted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   Back in January, the government also announced citize...
Nigerian In Thailand Arrested For Overstaying 60-Day Visa By 7 Years
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Nigerian In Thailand Arrested For Overstaying 60-Day Visa By 7 Years

A 40-year-old Nigerian has been arrested by immigration officers in Thailand for allegedly overstaying his visa by 2,683 days. It was discovered that Onyebuchi Ezedinugwu had entered Thailand in April 2014 on a 60-day tourist visa with permission to stay until June 25 of same year. He was, however, arrested on Tuesday by immigration officers led by region one commander Pol Maj-Gen Piti Nitinonthaset at Soi Phetchaburi 35 in the Makkasan area of Bangkok. Reports gathered say illegal immigration is considered as a major factor of the second wave of COVID-19 after an outbreak at Samut Sakhon seafood market, affecting a large migrant population. Region 1 Deputy Lt-Col Suriya Phuangsombat said the immigration were targeting Africans to check on their visa status as part of measu...
NCDC Denies South African Side, Celtic, Visa To Arrive Port Harcourt For CAF
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NCDC Denies South African Side, Celtic, Visa To Arrive Port Harcourt For CAF

The NFF have written to CAF for the game to be postponed or played in another country. CAF insisting Celtic be granted a waiver to enter Nigeria despite the health authorities placing travel bans on SA and the UK. SA has a new variant/strain of the Covid 19 virus. Rivers risk being kicked out if the game fails to hold in Port Harcourt on wednesday
U.S Issues A New Rule Tightening Visa Guidelines For Chinese Journalists
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U.S Issues A New Rule Tightening Visa Guidelines For Chinese Journalists

The US issued a new rule on Friday tightening visa guidelines for Chinese journalists, saying it was in response to the treatment of US journalists in China. The United States and China have been engaged in a series of retaliatory actions involving journalists in recent months. In March, China expelled American journalists from three US newspapers, a month after the United States said it would begin to treat five Chinese state-run media entities with US operations the same as foreign embassies. One day after the US verdict on the state-run entities, Beijing expelled three Wall Street Journal correspondents, two Americans and an Australian, following the publication of an opinion column that China denounced as racist. In issuing the new regulation on Friday, the Department of H...
Nigeria Exempts American Citizens From Paying Biometric Service Charges For VISA
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Nigeria Exempts American Citizens From Paying Biometric Service Charges For VISA

A source confided in our correspondent on Tuesday that the US Government threatened to stop issuance of entry visas to Nigerians if the policy was not immediately reversed for its citizens. Barely a month after the Nigerian Government introduced the $110 biometrics and service charge through the Nigeria Immigration Service, the authorities have now exempted the citizens of United States of America from the policy. The government had in January reintroduced the $90 biometrics charge and $20 service charge for all foreigners travelling into Nigeria. This was first introduced in 2018 but after much controversies, it was suspended. A source confided in our correspondent on Tuesday that the US Government threatened to stop issuance of entry visas to Nigerians if the policy was not i...
EU May Impose Tough Visa Rules On Nigeria Over Illegal Migration
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EU May Impose Tough Visa Rules On Nigeria Over Illegal Migration

The European Union says it can impose restrictive visa implementation rules on Nigeria, if it fails to play its part in the return and readmission of its nationals staying illegally in the EU. The EU, which comprises Germany, Italy, Spain, France and 23 other countries, further stated that although it would not place a visa ban on Nigeria, it could make its visas more difficult for Nigerian applicants if Nigeria failed to meet its standards. The EU Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Ms Virginie Battu-Henriksson, said this in an email chat with The PUNCH on Tuesday. Recall that the United States had last month imposed immigrant visa ban on Nigeria and five other countries. Under the new policy, citizens of the affected countries would not be allowed to apply f...
FG Slashes Visa Fees For US Citizens
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FG Slashes Visa Fees For US Citizens

The Federal Government has slashed its visa application charges for citizens of the United States from $180 to $160. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the old amount comprised $160 as visa fee and $20 as “processing and expedient fees”. According to the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Mr Muhammad Babandede, the reduction followed a review of the U.S.’ visa reciprocity policy for Nigeria. Babandede stated this in a Feb. 5 memo marked NIS/HQ/CGI/806/7 and addressed to the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In August, 2019, the U.S. government imposed additional visa fees on Nigerians in retaliation for the “treatment afforded to U.S. citizens” by the Nigerian government. The policy required successful applicants fo...
Nigeria Says to ‘Work with US’ On Visa Curbs
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Nigeria Says to ‘Work with US’ On Visa Curbs

Nigeria said on Saturday it would cooperate with Washington on visa restrictions slapped by the United States on its citizens and those from five other countries. US President Donald Trump on Friday imposed immigration restrictions on citizens of Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, as well as Myanmar, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Sudan and Tanzania. “Nigeria remains committed to maintaining productive relations with the United States and its international allies, especially on matters of global security,” presidential spokesman Femi Adesina said. “Accordingly, President Muhammadu Buhari has established a committee, to be chaired by the Honourable Minister of Interior, to study and address the updated US requirements,” he said. “The committee will work with the US government, INTE...
I Was Never Denied US Visa – Bishop Oyedepo
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I Was Never Denied US Visa – Bishop Oyedepo

Bishop David Oyedepo, the senior pastor of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, has denied reports claiming he was refused a visa by the US Embassy. Earlier today, Thisday newspaper published a report claiming the clergyman was denied a visa at the United States embassy in Lagos state. However, a statement released by the Chairman of the church’s editorial and media board, Prof. Sheriff Folarin, said Oyedepo was never at the US Embassy or Consulate on Thursday and was never denied a visa. Read the statement below Mainstream and online media spaces this morning were abuzz with the news that Bishop David Oyedepo was denied entry visa to the United States on Thursday, January 30, 2020. We wish to put it on record and categorically submit that this piece of information is NOT TRUE. ...
We did not deny Bishop Oyedepo’s Visa – US Embassy
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We did not deny Bishop Oyedepo’s Visa – US Embassy

The US Embassy in Nigeria has stated that they did not deny the Visa application of Bishop Oyedepo, as earlier reported. _ In the early ours of Friday January 31, 2020, multiple reports indicated that the General Overseer of the Living Faith Church Worldwide a.k.a Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo joined the list of popular figures in Nigeria being denied the US visa. _ This Day reported that Bishop Oyedepo told the Embassy’s authorities that he has been traveling to the United States since the 1980s, and wondered why his renewal was denied. _ The United States Diplomatic Mission Nigeria, has now come out to debunk the claims, tagging it a ‘fake news’. Taking to Twitter, the US Embassy urged the public to note that nothing of such had occurred.
Nigeria To Increase Visa Categories From 6 To 79
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Nigeria To Increase Visa Categories From 6 To 79

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) is set to expand categories of visas issued to foreign citizens intending to visit Nigeria from six to 79 classes of visas under the 2020 Visa Policy to be approved by President Muhammadu Buhari. It also clarified that the Visa-on-Arrival (VoA) policy does not mean that foreigners will enter Nigeria without visa, saying that VoA is actually not a type of visa but a process that qualifies a foreign citizen on a short visit to have his visa process at the airport. The visa expansion would enable Nigeria to resolve the age-long issue of wrong classifications and validity of visas granted foreigners coming to Nigeria and reposition the nation’s immigration practice to serve the current needs on integration. Comptroller-General of the NIS, Mr. Muhamm...
U.S. reportedly denies Iran Foreign Minister visa to attend U.N. meeting amid rising tensions
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U.S. reportedly denies Iran Foreign Minister visa to attend U.N. meeting amid rising tensions

The United States has reportedly denied a visa to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who wanted to attend an upcoming United Nations Security Council meeting, violating the terms of a 1947 headquarters agreement requiring Washington to allow foreign officials into the country for UN affairs. Citing a diplomatic source familiar with the matter, Foreign Policy reported on Monday that Zarif had requested a visa a “few weeks ago” to enter the United States to attend a Security Council meeting on January 9 on the importance of upholding the UN Charter. However, a US government official phoned UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to inform him that Washington would not allow Zarif into the country, according to the Washington-based diplomatic source. The US State Depart...
Herdsmen Don’t Need Visa To Enter Nigeria – Bodejo, Miyetti Allah Leader
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Herdsmen Don’t Need Visa To Enter Nigeria – Bodejo, Miyetti Allah Leader

National President of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Abdullahi Bello Bodejo, has said that the Fulani in other countries don’t need visa to come into Nigeria. In an interview with VINCENT KALU, the leader of cattle breeders association, pointed out that desperate politicians were behind the incessant herders-farmers clashes. The clashes between herdsmen and farmers seem to have reduced drastically, what is the reason for this? The elections are over, and winners have emerged and there are also losers. The crises were mostly engineered by desperate politi- cians, who tried to use the clashes to score political points. These clashes reached their peak during the electioneering campaigns and after the elections, they have come down drastically. Fulani herdsmen don’t have cattle colony, t...
UAE unveils first multi-entry five-year tourist visas
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UAE unveils first multi-entry five-year tourist visas

The United Arab Emirates on Monday introduced a multiple-entry visa scheme valid for five years for all nationalities, with the aim of turning the Gulf state into a tourism hub. “#UAE Cabinet chaired by @HHShkMohd, approves new amendment for tourist visas in #UAE,” the government of Dubai Media Office tweeted, referring to Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the UAE prime minister and ruler of Dubai. The new tourist visa will be valid for 5 years and can be used for multiple entries and is open for all nationalities,” the Dubai Media Office wrote.
Number Of Nigerians Going To US Reduce Sharply
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Number Of Nigerians Going To US Reduce Sharply

Data from the US travel and tourism office shows a 21 per cent drop in the number of Nigerians travelling to the country, the largest global drop-off in visitors to the US. As of 2019 October, 34,000 fewer Nigerians travelled to the US compared to the previous year. After a sustained period of growth between 2011 and 2015, the number of Nigerian visitors to the US started to plateau in 2016 until the big drop-off last year. The dip in Nigerian visitors to the US followed a string of visa clampdown measures by the Trump administration. After indefinitely suspending its visa interview waiver for Nigerian applicants (the waiver allowed frequent travellers renew their visa without going through in-person interviews each time), the Trump administration also raised visa application ...
Governor Kayode Fayemi Denied Entry Into The United State Of America
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Governor Kayode Fayemi Denied Entry Into The United State Of America

Governor of Ekiti State and the chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum, Dr. Fayemi has been rejected entry into the United States of America (USA). He was denied visa. It was reported that when the Chairman of Nigeria Governor Forum, was informed of the news on Wednesday, he, in full blown anger dashed out to the Embassy. He demanded for the reason he was rejected. He was told to contact the appropriate offices to further details. Dr. Fayemi was not please. Enraged, the Ekiti Governor tore the USA visa rejection documents and threw it at the Embassy officials. With this development, the previously scheduled trip to the USA with the Governors Forum in the company of Businessman Aliko Dangote to meet with Bill and Melinda Gates was cancelled. The Governor Forum in affect i...
Nigerian Immigration To Introduce Various Visa Categories
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Nigerian Immigration To Introduce Various Visa Categories

The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) says it will soon introduce various categories of visas for the country as part of its visa reform. The Comptroller General of Immigration (CGI), Mohammad Babandede, disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin. Babandede said that the visa categories being considered were visa for tourists, visa for retirees outside the country who wish to retire in Nigeria and visa for incentive/investors. According to him, “If you have money, genuine money, we are encouraging visitors who have intellectual capacity to assist in building capacity in Nigeria. “If the visa is not going to break National security, good economy, we would encourage it to be delivered in a transparent way to cut corruption. “We will ensure that...
Facebook Libra: Mastercard, Visa And Ebay Joins Paypal Exits Crypto Project
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Facebook Libra: Mastercard, Visa And Ebay Joins Paypal Exits Crypto Project

Facebook’s effort to create a cryptocurrency was dealt a blow on Friday after several key partners, including MasterCard, Visa, eBay, paypal,Stripe and Mercado Pago, abandoned the project, the first company to abandon the project was paypal. The defections followed fierce criticism from global regulators and lawmakers, and have prompted some industry-watchers to question whether the Libra programme can survive. The news comes days before the Libra Association, the group that will oversee the digital currency, prepares to convene its members and ask them to sign a charter agreement. The meeting is slated to take place on Monday in Geneva. A Libra Association spokeswoman said on Friday that the gathering will proceed as planned, and that it would announce the first list of official pa...
Etebo Pulls Out Of Super Eagles’ Squad Against Brazil Due To Visa Problem
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Etebo Pulls Out Of Super Eagles’ Squad Against Brazil Due To Visa Problem

Oghenekaro Etebo has withdrawn from the Super Eagles squad that will face South American giants Brazil in an international friendly match on Sunday, October 13, in Singapore. The 23-year-old who currently plays for Stoke City, wasn't given entry visa to Singapore which prevented him from traveling. Super Eagles handler Gernot Rohr is expected to miss the former Warri Wolves midfielder who has been in superb form since he came into the national team. There will not be any replacement for Etebo for Super Eagles' encounter against Brazil as the likes of Alex Iwobi and Wilfred Ndidi will take control of the midfield. 21 EAGLES TO BATTLE BRAZIL Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (Omonia FC, Cyprus); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Heartland FC); Emil Maduka Okoye (Fortuna Dusseldorf, Germany) Defenders: ...
Timi Dakolo Lands In London, Shades Kemi Olunloyo Who Said His Visa Was Revoked
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Timi Dakolo Lands In London, Shades Kemi Olunloyo Who Said His Visa Was Revoked

Nigerian Singer Timi Dakolo showed off his classic Pettiness this morning as he took to his social media page to share new photos of himself while chilling in London. The Father of 3 wonderful kids late night yesterday said he was in London for a project that requires the best brilliant minds in the game, we guessing it has to do with a new musical project. In sharing his dapper photos this morning, he also took that moment to shade nigeria's most popular Investigative journalist , Kemi Olunloyo saying:. I KNOW THAT IT IS MONDAY AND IT IS NOT THE BEST DAY TO DO THIS BUT PLEASE CAN SOMEONE TAG MUMMY THE BEST INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST IN AFRICA AND ASK HER RESPECTFULLY, MUMMY I THOUGHT YOU SAID THEY REJECTED TIMI DAKOLO VISA APPLICATION AND YOU EVEN PRINTED THE PAPER SEF.HOW HIM CARRY ...
‘It’s easier to get an AK-47 than a visa’ – Rihanna slams President Trump over his response to recent mass shootings in US
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‘It’s easier to get an AK-47 than a visa’ – Rihanna slams President Trump over his response to recent mass shootings in US

Rihanna has criticized President Donald Trump’s response in the aftermath of a pair of mass shootings in the United States that left 29 dead. After the shooting at an El Paso, Texas Walmart that killed 20 people, President Trump tweeted, “Today’s shooting in El Paso, Texas, was not only tragic, it was an act of cowardice. I know that I stand with everyone in this Country to condemn today’s hateful act. There are no reasons or excuses that will ever justify killing innocent people.” Rihanna has now slammed Trump’s tweet saying, 'Um... Donald, you spelt “terrorism” wrong! Your country had 2 terrorist attacks back to back hours apart leaving almost 30 innocent people dead. This, just days after yet another terrorist attack in California, where a terrorist was able to LEGALLY purcha...
‘Reduce Number Of Nigerians You Give Visa” – Audu Ogbeh To EU
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‘Reduce Number Of Nigerians You Give Visa” – Audu Ogbeh To EU

Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, has appealed for support from the European Union Mission in reducing the spate of youths’ migration to the union’s member countries. Ogbeh gave the appeal in an interview with newsmen at the end of the monthly meeting of Heads of Missions of European Union member countries in Abuja on Tuesday, NAN reports. The minister, who said that youths’ migration was not sustainable, disclosed that a joint committee would be set up to advance the programme. According to him, rather than youths going out, the FG wants them to come back and invest in agriculture. “We met today to explore areas of support for agriculture, agro-industrial growth and put forward the European Union proposal for partnership and enhanced supp...
US Embassy Suspends Drop Box
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US Embassy Suspends Drop Box

The Embassy and Consulate of the United States in Nigeria have suspended the interview waiver “Drop Box” application process effective May 14, 2019 All applicants are required to schedule regular appointments until further notice.
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.
We’re Not Happy Denying Nigerians Visa —US Embassy
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We’re Not Happy Denying Nigerians Visa —US Embassy

The United States Embassy in Nigeria says contrary to popular beliefs, its visa officers are not always happy denying the visa applications of Nigerians. The embassy subsequently asked Nigerians to tune into a live Facebook talk at 2 pm on Wednesday. A Facebook post read in part, “Contrary to popular opinion, visa officers do not enjoy handing anyone the 214b refusal letter. “Proof: Visa Officers will be live on Facebook to talk about some of the commonly misunderstood questions on the DS 160 and help you improve your next application.” However, over 200 Nigerians disagreed in the comment section of the embassy’s Facebook page. Adaobi Emmanuella Njoku wrote, “Contrary to what you just posted, I think and believe they actually do enjoy it because they act like they know i...
The Top 10 World’s Most Powerful Passports In 2019
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The Top 10 World’s Most Powerful Passports In 2019

The information we used for this ranking is according to the latest Henley Passport Index. The ranking is based on the number of destinations their holder can access without a prior visa. The ranking is based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which maintains the world’s largest and most accurate database of travel information. This is how it is calculated: For each travel destination, if no visa is required for passport holders from a country or territory, then a score with value = 1 is created for that passport. A score with value = 1 is also applied if passport holders can obtain a visa on arrival, a visitor’s permit, or an electronic travel authority (ETA) when entering the destination. These visa-types require no pre-departure government a...
Nigerian Man in India Arrested for Duping a Doctor
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Nigerian Man in India Arrested for Duping a Doctor

A Nigerian man in India identified as Nicolas Kujoe, who lives in Angul Railway Station, in Odisha has been arrested by the Police for duping a doctor of Rs. 18.50 lakhs. The Police also seized the cash, a passport and a mobile phone from the possession of Kujoe. According to reports, the suspect had duped one Dr. Mangal Charan Murmu, a pediatrician posted in Sishu Bhawan in Cuttack, on the pretext of providing him medical equipments at cheaper rates. For the purpose, he had taken Rs. 18.50 lakhs in cash from Murmu. After learning that he had been duped by Nicholas, the doctor filed a police complaintfollowing which the Police raided Angul Railway Station on Wednesday evening and caught Nicolas, while he was trying to flee the town. Police officials inform...
US Embassy In Abuja Re-opens, Gives Reason For Closure
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US Embassy In Abuja Re-opens, Gives Reason For Closure

The United States, US Embassy in Abuja and Consulate General in Lagos have reopened for visa applicants. The embassy said in a Facebook post that only the American centres will be closed. US embassy in Abuja re-opens, gives reason for closure The American centres include the libraries and other sections. It said visa applicants should not miss their appointments as this service would continue despite a government shutdown. The statement read: “US Embassy Abuja and Consulate General Lagos remain open for all consular business, including visa interviews. Please attend your regularly scheduled interview.” The US executive arm of government led by President Donald Trump and the legislative arm have been at loggerheads for nearly two months over Trump’s attempt to build a...
US Embassy In Nigeria Closes Indefinitely
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US Embassy In Nigeria Closes Indefinitely

Thousands of Nigerians will miss their visa appointments as the United States, US embassy in Nigeria, located in Abuja and its consulate in Lagos have shutdown indefinitely. This implies that persons who have applied for tourist, study, business visas, immigrant visas or any other travel document will have to cancel their plans. The US embassy in Nigeria said in a Facebook post that the development was caused by the government shutdown in the US. The statement read, “Due to the current US government shutdown, the American centres located in the embassy, Abuja and Consulate-General, Lagos are unfortunately closed. They will re-open once the US government shutdown is resolved. Sorry for any inconvenience to our valued patrons.” The executive arm of governme...
Runtown Banned From Entering The United States
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Runtown Banned From Entering The United States

Fresh reports have indicated that Nigerian singer, Douglas Jack Agu aka Runtown banned from entering the United States. Runtown banned from entering the United States (Screenshots) According to Johnson Adumike, the General Manager of his erstwhile record label, Eric Many Entertainment, Runtown and his brother’s secured the US visa though the label but his brother’s refused to come back, thus staying in the United States illegally on expired visa In his words: ‘the  P-3 visa (which allows an artist or entertainer, individually or as a group, to enter the U.S) that Eric Many got for Runtown and his brothers to enter the United States has expired and Runtown’s brothers did not come back causing their visas to expire. Eric Many reported this incident to United States imm...
PDP Kicks As FG Cautions US Against Granting Atiku Visa
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PDP Kicks As FG Cautions US Against Granting Atiku Visa

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has applied for a visa to enable him to visit the United States, our correspondent learnt on Thursday. It was learnt that the former Vice-President appeared for an interview at the US Embassy on Tuesday in Abuja. Our correspondent learnt that Atiku would use the trip to make what was described as “political statement” ahead of the 2019 presidential election. According to our source, those planning the trip with the former VP are out to use it to address some US congress caucuses, as well as a high ranking official in the Donald Trump administration. However, our source could not confirm if Atiku would also use the opportunity to address the entire congress if he makes the visit. The source said, “I c...
‘I’m So Angry, Pissed And Frustrated’ – Bbnaija’s Khloe Cries Out After UK, US, Canada Embassy Denied Her Visa
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‘I’m So Angry, Pissed And Frustrated’ – Bbnaija’s Khloe Cries Out After UK, US, Canada Embassy Denied Her Visa

Ex Big Brother Naija housemate, Khloe is really angry tonight as she shares her frustration with embassies that keep denying her visas.   According to her, the UK embassy has denied her visa three times, US twice and Canada once. 'I’m so angry, pissed and frustrated. Been denied severally and it always put me in a bad state' she said.   Read her full rant below....   Guys let’s have a chat about EMBASSIES in Nigeria ... What are your experiences? What do you think can be done ? I’m so angry , pissed and frustrated .. been Denied severally and it always put me in a bad state.... UK - 3times US - 2 times CANADA- 1 time The most annoying part is it’s non refundable application . Some even pay For fast tracking which it’s not a small change ... All ...
I Have Never Done Wrong – Cameroonian Man Married to Thai woman Cries Out
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I Have Never Done Wrong – Cameroonian Man Married to Thai woman Cries Out

A Cameroonian man married to Thai woman who was arrested by immigration police has recounted his ordeal in the hands of the Thai Immigration Police. According to the Cameroonian man, Jai Dee, he was arrested and placed in handcuffs even though he had all his documents. His Facebook post reads; Black is very strong. I really do not know what is going on now in Thailand as concerning the immigration bereau… i have all my documents of my child an i have never done anything wrong in thailand but immigration arrest me an put me on handcuff same like i do bad… i never do anything bad in Thailand, i never have problem with anyone in Thailand..i have all my documents but why immigration don’t want to give me visa, that’s what i really do not understand about immigration now in Thailand I...
MEXICAN EMBASSY CONFIRM SPECIAL EAGLES VISA
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MEXICAN EMBASSY CONFIRM SPECIAL EAGLES VISA

The Mexican embassy has written to confirm the visa process of the Nigerian Armputee team, appointment scheduled for next Tuesday, October 16 in Abuja. This is following their participation in the Armputee world cup tournament that is billed to take place in mexico. The trip which is made up of 20 players and officials, will see them l take responsibility for their accommodation and feeding for the duration of their stay in the World Cup. Players will therefore temporarily break camp to depart for Abuja on Monday, Oct 15 and return to Lagos on Wednesday October 17 to continue their camping. The visa appointment is mostly for the purpose of capturing their biometrics after which the visas will be issued. Also, the players are saddled to journey by road as the team cannot afford a domes...
Ethiopia Announces Visa On Arrival For African Travelers
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Ethiopia Announces Visa On Arrival For African Travelers

Africans who wish to see other parts of Africa can rejoice as Ethiopia has announced it will start giving visa to African travelers on arrival. Punch reports that the Ethiopian President, Mulatu Teshome, shared the news with the parliament. The move is said to be a part of Ethiopia’s contribution to the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement. Other African countries are expected to make the same move by 2023. The news will come as a respite after Tanzania earlier in the week announced that it will no longer issue visa on arrival to nationals of some African countries, including Nigeria.
‘Its A Fat Lie, I Wasn’t Deported Or Banned From Entering The UK, I Was Only Asked To Go Get The Right Visa’ – Bobrisky Finally Speaks
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‘Its A Fat Lie, I Wasn’t Deported Or Banned From Entering The UK, I Was Only Asked To Go Get The Right Visa’ – Bobrisky Finally Speaks

Bobrisky has finally opened up on what really went wrong with his recent UK trip and reports of his deportation from the country,   According to him, he wasn't deported from UK, rather he was only asked to go and get the right visa for his stay in the country.'   See his full statement below....   I want to say a very big thank you to all my Uk fans who really want to see me badly. I know some of u have got true love for me but trust me it hurt me that I cried dis morning because I was not able to see people who truly loved me and appreciate me. As for the haters who think I was deported or banned from entering the UK that is a fat lie. I was only asked to go get the right visa. U all forgot so soon that I’m a strong soul, nothing can break me .And as ...
‘Nigeria Fast Becoming The Destination Of Choice For Tourists” Lai Mohammed says
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‘Nigeria Fast Becoming The Destination Of Choice For Tourists” Lai Mohammed says

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said Nigeria is fast becoming a destination of choice for international tourists because of the favourable policies of the present administration.   The Minister made the remarks in Abuja on Monday when he received the organisers and contestants of the Miss Polo International Beauty Pageant, due to hold in Abuja. “There is no doubt that Nigeria is fast becoming a destination of choice for international tourists, thanks to the country's hospitable people, the country's increasingly-high rating in the international community and the successes achieved by the present Administration in ensuring the security of lives and property, as well as providing the such infrastructure as power, roads, and rail. The Administration's Vi...
India Warns Visa Applicants Against Fraudsters
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India Warns Visa Applicants Against Fraudsters

The Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Nagabhushana Reddy, has cautioned Nigerians applying for visas to India, to be wary of fraudsters who pose as travel agents.. Reddy, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, advised intending visa applicants to seek accurate information from the high commission or its website. He said that the country’s visa application was an online process and urged prospective applicants to take advantage of information available on the website or seek assistance from trusted people.  He said: “we have tried to strengthen our website and now it contains, in a comprehensive manner, list of documents that are required to be submitted while applying for a visa. “We have an online system through which visas are applied for. The d...
US Embassy In Abuja To Resume On Friday
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US Embassy In Abuja To Resume On Friday

The US Embassy in Abuja’s would re-open on August 24 for full services for both visas and American Citizen Services (ACS). This the embassy said in a message on its website. Recall Mycelebrityandi reported that the embassy had on August 15 temporarily suspended its consular services in Abuja due to reasons it said were beyond its control. “The US embassy in Abuja’s consular section will reopen on August 24th for full services for both visas and ACS. Please, note that consular functions at the US consulate Lagos were never affected and will continue as usual,” the message read. “We regret the inconvenience this interruption of service in Abuja has caused.” The embassy said visa and ACS applicants with scheduled appointments for August 24 should come to Abuja, as usual. “Vi...
Super Falcons Pull Out Of 12-Nation Tournament Due To Visa Issues
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Super Falcons Pull Out Of 12-Nation Tournament Due To Visa Issues

The Nigerian female football team, the Super Falcons, have pulled out of a 12-nation tournament set to begin in Turkey later this week. According to BBC Sport, the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has cited visa issues for the move. NFF spokesperson Ademola Olajire told BBC Sport: It was impossible for the team to sort visas and make it to the tournament in Turkey, so they had to pull out. They only just finished playing the Wafu Cup on Saturday and had a short time-frame to sort out visas and other important logistics for the trip to Turkey. Importantly, attention and preparations will shift towards the big friendly against France in April. The team had just completed the Wafu championship, where they finished third. They were drawn in Group B, along with France, Kosovo and Kazak...
Police Arrests 20 Fake Visa Racketeers In Lagos
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Police Arrests 20 Fake Visa Racketeers In Lagos

The Police Special Fraud Unit (PSFU) disclosed that it has arrested over twenty suspects who specialised in producing fake entry visas of some foreign countries. PSFU Spokesman, Audi Lawal, revealed this in a statement to the New Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Lagos. According to Lawal, the visa racketeers were arrested at several embassies of foreign countries. He said that the suspects specialized in forgery of visa processing documents such as passports, bank statements, company letterheads and immigration stamps of several overseas countries. Lawal said that all the suspects confessed to have committed the crimes and were charged to court for prosecution to serve as deterrent to others involved in such illegal activities. “The Polıce Special Fraud Unit in its...
Visa Names Andrew Torre Regional President For EMEA
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Visa Names Andrew Torre Regional President For EMEA

Visa Inc. has announced the appointment of Andrew Torre as Regional President for its Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEMEA) region, based in Dubai. Torre, who previously led Visa’s Sub-Saharan Africa business, will now oversee all of Visa’s operations in more than 90 countries across CEMEA and report to Visa’s global president, Ryan McInerney. Torre will also sit on Visa’s Global Operating Committee. Torre is a Visa and payments industry veteran, with deep experience across the markets that comprise Visa’s CEMEA region. Having previously worked with the World Bank in Kiev, Moscow and CIS territories, Torre has been with Visa since 2002, holding global roles in product, strategy and pricing, as well as general manager roles in Russia and Sub-Saharan Africa. “Andre...
Abu Dhabi Launches Visa On Arrival
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Abu Dhabi Launches Visa On Arrival

Abu Dhabi has announced the launch of a new visa counter to grant visas to both transit and arriving passengers within 15 to 30 minutes. The new service, located at Terminal 3 transit area at Abu Dhabi International Airport, includes issuance of the new four-day, or 96-hour, transit visa for all nationalities travelling through Abu Dhabi International Airport, local media reported. The new counter will issue several types of mission and tourist visas available to travellers who do not come under the current ‘visa upon arrival’ scheme. It is also issuing the new 96-hour transit visa, which is a key part of Abu Dhabi’s ongoing efforts to attract more visitors to the capital.
“Marry A Kenyan And Get Visa On Arrival”- President Kenyatta Tells Africans
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“Marry A Kenyan And Get Visa On Arrival”- President Kenyatta Tells Africans

Kenya President, Uhuru Kenyatta said on Tuesday that any African can get a visa on arrival in Kenya, and will be free to settle in the country if they marry a Kenyan. The president stated this during his inauguration address after being sworn-in for a second term in office, saying the move was designed to cement African ties. “If you wish and find a willing partner, you can marry and settle in Kenya,” “This commitment we make again with no requirement for reciprocity.” Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta is a Kenyan politician and the fourth president of the Republic of Kenya. He served as the Member of Parliament for Gatundu South from 2002 to 2013.
Rwanda To Grant Visa To Citizens Of All Countries From Next Year
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Rwanda To Grant Visa To Citizens Of All Countries From Next Year

This is according to a notice issued by Rwanda's Directorate of Immigration and Emigration which says citizens of all countries will be granted a 30-day visa upon arrival without prior application from January 1st 2018. The announcement is the third point on the notice.
Visa Sponsors The Nigerian Bobsled Team To The 2018 Winter Olympics Games In PyeongChang
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Visa Sponsors The Nigerian Bobsled Team To The 2018 Winter Olympics Games In PyeongChang

Visa (NYSE: V) announced the addition of three athletes who make up the Nigerian Women’s Bobsled Team to Team Visa, currently training to become the first ever African representatives, men or women, to qualify for the Olympic Winter Games in the sport of Bobsled. Together, Bobsled pilot Seun Adigun and brakemen Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga, combine their elite track backgrounds to chase their bobsled dreams. Without access to proper training equipment or valuable ice time to perfect their skills, the members of the Nigerian Women’s Bobsled Team started their journey on the snow-less grounds of Houston, Texas, in a wooden sled they nicknamed ‘The Maeflower.’ Once the team set their sights on the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, they established a crowdfunding website hoping to ...
Nigerian Arrested In India For Overstaying Visa
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Nigerian Arrested In India For Overstaying Visa

A Nigerian student is facing prosecution in India for allegedly overstaying in the country after his visa expired. Twenty-five years old Raji Roqeeb Babatunde reportedly arrived in India in 2011 for his Masters in Occupational Therapy in Manipal School of Allied Health Sciences. He subsequently followed the Masters Programme up with a doctorate programme. But, Babatunde whose visa expired on December 31, 2016 was arrested on Monday by Indian authorities after staying illegally in the country for about 10 months. According to Kemmannu.com, Babatunde was arrested under the Foreigners Act and later charged to court. He has been sent him to judicial custody till October 31.

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