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Upon ECOWAS pressure at recent meeting, FG still adamant on border closure

Emerging body language of the Federal Government and scanty details from the recent ECOWAS meeting of Heads of State and Finance Ministers held in Abuja, have shown no respite or chances of reopening land borders come January 1 as earlier…

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Henceforth, it’s mandatory to register new SIM card with NIN—NCC

Barely 10 months after the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) made it mandatory for new applicants seeking International Passport must present their National Identity Number (NIN), secured from the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has adopted…

NPA hosts Lagos Immigration boss, seals collaboration

The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, has hosted the Comptroller of Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) in charge of Lagos Seaport/Marine Command, Comptr. Olubusola Fashakin and her Team during their courtesy visit to the Corporate Headquarters…


Condition for 10 year Int’l passport pushes up NIN registration traffic

The strategic compulsory use of National Identity Number (NIN) in the process of obtaining a new International Passport or renewal has led to steady rise in registration for NIN access. NIN is the personal biometric number generated during the process…

NIMC DG explaining issue during a press conference in Lagos

Aziz, NIMC boss visits FCT minister, gets NIN as precondition for land allocation

The Director General of National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Engr Aliyu Aziz and the Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Muhammed Bello have sealed an understanding that will grow serve a dual purpose. Whereas the FCT Administration will henceforth make…

Shippers’ Council mocks NPA, other agencies, gives award to INTELS

At a time about four Federal Government agencies are tactically working on INTELS Nigeria Limited, a logistics firm linked to former Vice president, Atiku Abubakar, to do the needful while carrying out its business, the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), has…

NIMC DG explaining issue during a press conference in Lagos

Like Nigeria, Ghana says no passport from 2018 without national ID

Barely two months after the Head of Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) in collaboration with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) said effective January 2018, no application for International Passport without National Identity Number (NIN), will be attended to, Ghanaian Minister…

NIMC DG explaining issue during a press conference in Lagos

More Nigerians continue to seek explanations on NIN-Passport relationship

Following the recent twist announced by the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) that effective January, 2018, all applicants for either International Passport or Permit renewal (foreigners) must be on issuance of National Identity Number (NIN), there has been growing trend in…


NPA, Customs join forces to speed up Executive Order in Nigerian Ports

The combined authorities of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) on Wednesday in Apapa sealed a new pact to drive the Executive Order issued by the Acting President on ease of doing business as it concerns…

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Nigerians hail Immigration on arrest of over 30 ZTE expatriate staff without work permits

More Nigerians have welcomed the quick action of the operatives of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) for swooping into action on getting reports about large number of Asians  working for ZTE Nigeria without work permits. Over 30 foreign nationals mainly Asians were…