Cult Clashes: UAE tightens visa for Nigerians

…Now demands 6-month bank statements, others  The United Arab Emirates, (UAE), has commenced the issuance of visas to Nigerians a week after it imposed outright bans following cult clashes that erupted between rival cult groups Eiye and Aiye, in Dubai and Sharjah areas.  The new requirements for Nigerians seeking travel access to the middle eastern city include confirmed hotel reservations, a six-month bank statement showing both cash inflows and outflows, and a confirmed return ticket confirmation, according to information circulated by travel agencies in Dubai and Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.…

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UK records 529% surge in sponsored study visas granted to Nigerians

…From 9,355 to 58,887 The number of Nigerian students granted sponsored study visas to the UK has increased by over 100 percent in one year. According to the UK government, which disclosed this yesterday in a report stating the country’s immigration statistics as of March 2022, Nigeria accounts for 25% of the total number of foreign nationals who are on scholarships in the country. It stated that within a year — June 2020 to June 2021 — the number of Nigerian students in the UK who received sponsored grants doubled…

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UK resumes work, study visa applications processing in Nigeria

The United Kingdom, (UK), has resumed work and study visa applications processing in Nigeria. This was contained in a post by the UK in Nigeria, UKinNigeria, on its social media handles yesterday. In the post, Nigerians were urged to proceed to the UK visa application centres for the priority visa services. According to the post, “From January 24, TLS will resume offering some Priority Visa (PV) Services in our Nigerian visa application centres. PV services will only be available to customers applying at VACs in Nigeria in work and study…

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Nigeria excluded as UAE approves 70 countries for Visa-On-Arrival

Nigeria has been excluded from a list of countries whose citizens are eligible to obtain visa-on-arrival in the United Arab Emirates, (UAE). Etihad Airways, on Wednesday, released a list of countries whose travellers landing at Abu Dhabi airport can receive visas from its immigration desks. Countries such as the U.S., China, Maldives, France, and Russia made the top of the list. African countries like Seychelles and Mauritius were equally included in the list while Nigeria and South Africa were excluded. It also stated that visitors who had been in Nigeria…

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Visa waiver agreement with UAE have not been implemented – Ghana Embassy clarifies

The Embassy of the Republic of Ghana in the United Arab Emirates, (UAE), has refuted reports of visa-free entry for Ghanaians to the UAE. It was earlier reported that Ghanaian passport holders can now travel to the UAE without visa requirements following adoption of the MOU between the two countries. A press release by the embassy in Abu Dhabi, dated Monday, August 9, said even though the visa waiver agreement has been ratified by the Parliament of Ghana, the processes for its implementations have not been completed. “It has come…

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Ondo 2020: Civil society reminds candidates of U.S. visa ban

A Civil Society Organisation, Centre for Liberty (CFL) has reminded politicians planning to cause trouble in the Ondo governorship polls to remember the visa ban of U.S. in that regard. The Centre Co-converner, Atoye Ariyo-Dare recalled the threat in a statement made available to newsmen on Friday in Akure urging them to be committed to the peace accord signed ahead of the election. Ariyo-Dare reminded politicians to abide by the agreement as there was no alternative to a credible election in a democracy. He said the mandate of Centre for…

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