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US Visa Ban: Pompeo ‘Optimistic’ Of Review After Meeting Onyeama

The United States and Nigeria voiced hope Tuesday that the Trump administration would soon lift onerous visa restrictions slapped on Africa’s most populous country, which said it was “blindsided” by its ally. On a previously scheduled visit to Washington, Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama said he sought more information on President Donald Trump’s latest immigration... Continue Reading →

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Reps Lament US Visa Restrictions, Blame FG

The House of Representatives has decried the visa restrictions imposed on Nigerians by the United States. While the House said the sanction was preventable, parliament blamed the Federal Government and its officials for not heeding the earlier warnings by the US. The House, therefore, at the plenary on Tuesday, resolved that the leadership, led by... Continue Reading →

Three Rockets Hit US Embassy In Protest-Hit Iraqi Capital

Three rockets slammed into the US embassy in Iraq’s capital on Sunday in the first direct hit reported after months of close calls, as thousands of protesters kept up anti-government sit-ins across the country. The attack marked a dangerous escalation in the spree of rocket attacks in recent months that have targeted the embassy or... Continue Reading →

US To Place Visa Restriction On Nigeria, Others

United States President, Donald Trump, is set to add Nigeria and six others to a new list of countries on America’s visa restriction, Wall Street Journal reports. According to the report, Nigerians would not be barred from entering the country but would not be issued with certain types of visas. The Trump administration plans to... Continue Reading →

Nigerian Consulate, Benaoyagha Okoyen Debunks Charging Extra $200 For E-passport

The Nigerian consulate in New York has debunked allegation in some quarters that it charges an extra $200 for same-day E-passport service. In a statement, the Consul-General, Benaoyagha Okoyen, dismissed the allegation as an attempt to tarnish the image of “hard-working officials’’ of the consulate. A copy of the statement, dated October 12, was made available to... Continue Reading →

Nigerian Visa Agents Jailed For 14 Years For Defrauding The American Embassy

Two Nigerian visa agents have been sentenced to 14 years imprisonment without an option fine for defrauding the United States’ Embassy in Lagos of the sum of N50 million with fake Visa payment receipts for B1 and B2 Visa categories for 350 fresh visa applicants. The convicts are Adefila Ismaila Adekunle, 44 and Busari Kabiru,... Continue Reading →

FG Bows To Pressure, Reduces Visa Fee For Americans After US Embassy Hiked Visa Fees For Nigerians

The Nigerian Government has reduced the amount payable by citizens of the United States seeking visas into the country. This was disclosed in a statement released by Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, on Wednesday in Abuja. The statement reads: “The attention of the Ministry of Interior has been drawn to the introduction of reciprocity of... Continue Reading →

US Embassy Blocks Out All Visa Interview Dates In Nigeria Until Further Notice

Nigerians applying for visas to the United States are currently in a fix as they cannot seem to get appointment dates for interviews, The PUNCH understands. This is despite the payment of visa fees and other charges which range from N58,000 to N200,000. The United States Embassy has yet to respond to our enquiries. .... Continue Reading →

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