The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has confirmed the reopening of the passport application and payment portal from midnight of June 8.
This will allow eligible passport applicants to apply and make payments for the various categories of passports of their choices.
NIS Comptroller General, Muhammad Babandede, announced this on Tuesday.
The passport portal was closed following the directives of the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, on May 17 to afford the Service the opportunity to clear all backlogs of applications that have piled up across Issuing Centres in the past few months
Under the new passport regime, applications and payments for passport services shall be made through the Service website: www.immigration.gov.ng and applicants are expected to visit the portal to apply and upload their support documents for vetting and processing.
A chat room facility to guide applicants through the application and payment process has been provided on the portal, and upon successful applications, applicants shall make their online booking interview/enrollment appointment on any day, time and location they consider convenient.
In a statement issued Tuesday, Amos Okpu, Assistant Comptroller of Immigration, Service Public Relations Officer, said:
‘The new timeline for passport production and issuance after a successful enrollment at the selected Issuing Centre shall be six weeks for Fresh applications and three weeks for Re-issue (Renewal applications); that no applicant who is yet to make online application and payment shall be allowed into any of the Passport Issuing Centres for passport processing; applicants will be contacted through email and phone number they provided during application when their passports are ready; a helpline with number 08021819988 has been provided for feedback mechanism on any challenges.’
Ayra Starr has dropped the official music video for Sare.
It was directed by Lekan.
Sare is a track off Ayra Starr’s highly acclaimed eponymous debut EP, which is a promising marker for what the future holds for the Mavin star.
This new visuals is her third music video from the body of work, a follow up to the second which was a visual interpretation of DITR- one of the EP’s most essential offerings.
Sare video see us going into the future, Year 2098. Ayra Starr detailed herself in an Art Gallery with Iconic photos. People came visiting to appreciate the music diva’s arts.
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The law suit with No ECW/CCJ/APP/23/21 was filed today by Solicitor to SERAP and human rights activist, Femi Falana, SAN.
SERAP noted that the “suspension of Twitter is aimed at intimidating and stopping Nigerians from using Twitter and other social media platforms to assess government policies, expose corruption, and criticize acts of official impunity by the agents of the Federal Government.”
In the suit, SERAP and the concerned Nigerians sought, “An order of interim injunction restraining the Federal Government from implementing its suspension of Twitter in Nigeria, and subjecting anyone including media houses, broadcast...
‘You need your brain examined’ Actor Femi Branch blasts his colleague Yemi Solade over his comment on Twitter ban
Nollywood actor Femi Branch has berated his colleague Yemi Solade for saying Twitter insulted President Muhammadu Buhari by deleting his genocidal tweet against the South East.
Kemifilani News initially reported that Yemi Solade, in an interview, insinuated that Twitter's action is an insult to the President and Nigerians as a whole.
Solade, who noted that Nigeria has many problems to contend with, and Twitter is not helping, added the platform is being used to attack the government and cause anarchy.
Reacting, Femi Branch, in a video shared on Instagram, said he didn't want to comment on the Twitter ban, but after hearing his colleagues comment, he felt compelled to express himself.
Contrary to his colleague's opinion, Femi Branch said there is nothing...