EFCC ARRESTS IMMIGRATION OFFICER, 14 OTHERS OVER ALLEGED PASSPORT RACKETEERING

EFCC Arrests Immigration Officer, 14 Others for Alleged Passport Racketeering The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, has arrested a Nigerian Immigration Service officer, Adebimpe Kehinde, an Immigration Assistant, for his alleged involvement in passport  racketeering. Kehinde was arrested alongside 14 other suspected passport racketeers on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at the Immigration Service Passport office, Alagbon, Ikoyi, Lagos, following intelligence reports received by the Commission leading to series of surveillance about their alleged criminal activities. The suspects are:  Nnadika Timothy, Oyeyiga Samuel, Sunday Adekunle, Lola Kadoso,…

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HOW NIGERIA IMMIGRATION SERVICE VIOLATES TSA WITH IMPUNITY

By Esosa Cole Great countries have watershed occurrences that mark significant changes in the course of their histories. France can point at its Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars. While the United States America can allude to its Revolution and Emancipation Proclamation. In the same stead can the Federal Republic of Nigeria mention the adoption of the Treasury Single Account (TSA) as a major turning point in its history. TSA is a system of public cash management which stipulates a single bank account or a set of linked account to be…

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IMMIGRATION OFFICERS STILL TAKE BRIBE OVER INTERNATIONAL PASSPORTS, CG CONFESSES

The Comptroller General (CG), Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede on Friday raised alarm that some officers are still collecting bribe on passport issuance. Babandede who disclosed this in Abuja during the official decoration of 48 senior officers promoted to the rank of Comptrollers of Immigration, warned officers to shun corrupt practices adding that anyone caught in the act will be sanctioned. He also warned against officers using their uniform and arms to molest anybody. Babandede congratulated the promoted officers and urged them to exhibit high sense of professionalism and…

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BRIBE-SEEKING IMMIGRATION OFFICER MAKES TRAVELLERS MISS DUBAI FLIGHT, SEE PIX

´Immigration Officer in International Airport Makes me and my friend miss our flight all because one of us is new traveler he wanted us to bride him and i didn’t. The girl hold $500 as bta and he was telling us the protocol of tourist most be $1000 after I showed him my residence of Dubai and taking good care of their expenses. They have been doing that for long duping any new traveler and mostly collect their bta from them. Watch the video https://www.everyvibes.com.ng/2019/04/bribe-seeking-immigration-officer-makes-travelers-miss-their-flight-to-dubai.html (Quote) (Report) (Like) 3 Shares (Share)

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POLITICIANS BYPASSING IMMIGRATION CHECKS SAYS BABANDEDE,

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The Comptroller-General of Immigration, Muhammad Babandede, has vowed stiff punishment for any officer who connived with politicians to flout immigration laws. He lamented that politicians now pass through the borders without checks by immigration officers. Speaking during the decoration of 14 Assistant Comptrollers-General with their new rank in Abuja on Tuesday, the CG sad 15 persons were being prosecuted for falsely claiming loss of their e-passports. Advising the new ACGs, the NIS boss said, “I will like to task you to be more dedicated and supervise those…

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SENATE HALTS CONSIDERATION OF IMMIGRATION BUDGET

  The Senate yesterday suspended consideration on the 2017 budget of the Nigerian Immigration Services (NIS) over passport contracts sharing formula. The suspension was after the report of the Senate committee on Interior on the budget was presented by Senator Andy Uba (APC, Anambra) during yesterday plenary session. After the presentation of the report, Senator Bassey Akpan (PDP, Akwa Ibom) moved a motion for the suspension of the budget consideration. It was seconded by Senator Solomon Adeola (APC, Lagos). The Senate resolved that a technical committee be constituted comprising chairmen…

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WHY WE DEPORTED 50 FOREIGNERS FROM NIGERIA-BABANDEDE, COMPTROLLER GENERAL IMMIGRATION

In this second part of an interview with the Comptroller General of the Nigerian Immigration, Muhammad Babandede, he tells PREMIUM TIMES the challenges faced by the service in managing the country’s vast border, and what the Immigration Service is doing in tackling irregular migration and abuse of permits by expatriates. He also speaks on the ongoing recruitment exercise into the Immigration. PT: In recent past there was issue of passport scarcity leading to legislative intervention and huge uproar. What really happened? Babandede: We came at a time when a contract was signed for…

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FASHOLA ASKS IMMIGRATION DEPT TO.PROBE EGBIN POWER BOSS OVER HIS WORK PERMIT

Everest Amaefule, Abuja The Minister of Power, Works and housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has asked the Nigeria Immigration Service to investigate the Managing Director of Egbin Power Plc, Mr. Dallas Peavey Jnr., an American, over his visa and work permit status in Nigeria. Fashola, who disclosed this at his 19th monthly meeting with operators in the electricity industry in Lagos on Monday, alleged that the Egbin Power Plc boss entered the country on August 16 without a visa. Accusing the American of working against Nigeria’s interest, Fashola alleged that Peavey…

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22 AFRICAN NATIONALS ARRESTED IN KUWAIT

Officers from the General Department for Residency Affairs in Kuwait on Tuesday 29th of August 2017,  arrested 22 African nationals from a bogus domestic labor office after receiving reports from a number of Kuwaiti citizens and expatriates about being cheated of their money by the office. The suspects were discovered to be violators of law and were involved in some cases. They were referred to the concerned authorities for necessary legal action  Lindaikeji

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IMMIGRATION ARRESTS 3 FOREIGNERS WITH VOTERS CARDS IN ANAMBRA

The Comptroller of Immigration Service, Anambra State Command, Mr King Ekpedeme, has disclosed the arrest of three foreigners in possession of Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC) voter’s cards. He said his command was determined to intensify monitoring of foreigners to ensure they do not participate in the November 18th governorship election in the state.   Addressing ECOWAS citizens residing in the state who were being verified to ascertain the genuineness of their documents, Ekpedeme warned them against indulging in negative acts capable of truncating the peace of the state.…

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