US Visa Ban Has Been Placed On Nigerians Allegedly Undermining Electoral Processes

The United States of America has imposed visa restrictions on some Nigerians who are believed to have undermined electoral processes in the run up to the governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states. The move also target individuals accused of to have undermined the November 2019 governorship polls in Kogi and Bayelsa. Morgan Ortagus, spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State, disclosed this in a statement on Monday. MsOrtagus said those affected were working to “undermine the Nigerian democratic process or for organising election-related violence”. “The Department of State emphasises…

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British Visa Processing Will Commence In Nigeria On July 28

The British High Commission in Nigeria via its verified Twitter account in a post on Tuesday said Visa Application Centres will be open in Abuja, Ikeja and Victoria Island, adding that testing will also commence for the International Language Testing System. The tweet reads, “Visa Application Centres are resuming services in Nigeria from 28 July. “You must have an appointment to visit a VAC and will not be admitted without one. “For new applications, we aim to assess within our normal service standards, but there may be some delay. “Staff…

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Subject To International Flight Resumption, UK Ready To Welcome Nigerian Migrants

The British High Commission in Nigeria states that, the process of receiving applications from Nigerians intending to travel to the United Kingdom will soon reopen. The process was suspended due to the global pandemic outbreak of the novel Coronavirus which restricted international travels. In a statement posted on the commission’s verified Twitter handle on Thursday, the UK Government said Nigerians, who wished to travel to the UK were free to do so once international flights resume. It reads; “We know there are many Nigerian nationals hoping to travel to the…

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Covid-19: International Students At Risk Of Deportation In The United States

The United States government says visas would not be granted to international students enrolled in a school whose programme is fully online for the Fall semester. Students on an F-1 or M nonimmigrant visa would be asked to leave the country if they are unable to switch to another school where they can take physical classes. The Coronavirus pandemic had forced some US universities to convert in-person classes to online taught. “Nonimmigrant F-1 and M-1 students attending schools operating entirely online may not take a full online course load and…

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