Monday , 3 October 2022

Travel Tips

Yuletide: FAAN, BASL assure travellers of safety, security

  AIRPORTS around the country are preparing for the passenger upsurge that comes with the Yuletide season and airport operators have begun to assure users of their terminals of their safety and comfort as the season approaches.   In this vein, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), yesterday issued a statement assuring air travelers and other airport users of …

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NIS trains spokespersons on combating irregular migration

  WITH increasing cases of Smuggling of Migrants (SoM) and Trafficking in Person (TIP) gaining traction, the acting Comptroller General Nigeria Immigration Service(NIS), Isah Jere Idris, has declared the first batch of a-two-day Capacity Building Workshop for Public Relations Officers drawn from across Commands and Formations to aid tackle the rising trend.   The event had forty-three (43) Public Relations …

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Human Trafficking: NIS saves 18 year old victim from prostitution, slavery in Dubai

Victim defiled by Okija ‘Juju man’, swears oath to repay N3.5 trafficking cost Immigration hands over victim, suspect; charges NAPTIP to make sure case is prosecuted ZONE A Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) have intercepted a 34 year old suspected human trafficker, one Chidiebere Okoro who was trying to migrate  with an 18 year old, Helen Ochigbo under …

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Ease of Business: ‘Only FAAN has authorization to engage in commercial protocol at airports’

    MANAGING Director Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Captain Rabiu Hamisu Yadudu has said that despite the accompanying challenges ushered in by COVID-19, restricting personal assistants, protocol officers and orderlies of dignitaries to access some parts of the airport terminals, the airport managers have improved its protocol services to bridge the gap created.   Speaking at the 8th …

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BASL tasks passengers to plan movement with traffic situation, other hindrances in mind

TRAFFIC situation around the airports and the Lagos metropolis at large has prompted operator of the domestic wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, MMA2, Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Ltd, to advise travellers to adequately plan their movements well ahead of time to avoid missing their flights   The traffic situation in the state has reached an unbearable level in recent …

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NIS appeals to applicants to claim over 26,031 passport booklets in Lagos passport offices

Cites epileptic power, NIN as reasons for delay ZONE A Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) is appealing to applicants of passport documents in Lagos State to come and claim over 26, 031 already processed passports in its custody that have seemingly been abandoned. This is just as the service is stressing that there are numerous challenges that lead …

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Nigeria Immigration goes paperless with introduction of ERM platform

NIGERIA Immigration Service (NIS), has introduced an Electronic Records Management (ERM) platform for its official correspondences and communications. This move is part of efforts to reduce paper work bureaucracy, cost and unnecessary waste of man-hours in moving bulky files from table to table around the offices according to a statement signed by Service Public Relations Officer, Assistant Comptroller Of Immigration, …

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Immigration decries misdirected aggression at officers due to travel ban on some elites

Brainstorming on acceptability of notifying people on no travel list COMPTROLLER General of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede has decried the aggression on officers of the service  face when they try to stop black listed passengers from leaving the country and are in conversation currently to see if people can be notified of their inability to travel. Babandede …

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FG replaces emergency travel certificate with new temporary e-passports

FEDERAL Government on Tuesday inaugurated an electronic Temporary Passport to replace the Emergency Travel Certificate (ETC), for effective identity management and other security reasons to be issued at the Nigerian Embassies abroad to Nigerians wishing to return home but whose national passport is not available. Speaking at the event in Abuja, the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, explained that the …

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Obudu Mountain Resort ready to take in tourists

RECENTLY, the once quiet Mountains of Obudu had become busy with continuous flood of visitors. This back to life environment at Obudu has made the villagers and the management of the Resort upbeat about the coming Christmas celebrations. According to the Special adviser on Obudu Mountain Resort Mr. Bobby Ekpenyong lots of events and goodies have been lined up to …

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