Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Nigeria as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’.

Nigeria: All travelers will need a yellow card to enter or leave Nigeria

In addition to the government’s compulsory vaccination against yellow fever by the Nigerian population, the border service has begun to enforce a requirement for all those arriving in, or leaving, the country to possess a “yellow card” showing that they have been vaccinated against the disease …

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Nigeria: Buhari launches new Visa Policy

The government’s new visa policy has increased the classes of visa types from 6 to 79 …

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Nigeria: Life insurance cover

The National Pensions Commission has warned companies that unless they have provided “life insurance cover” for their staff in line with the Pension Reform Act 2014, and obtained a certificate of compliance, they will not qualify for any contracts from Federal Government ministries, departments or agencies …

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Nigeria: Dickson approves new minimum wage for Bayelsa workers

Workers in Bayelsa, a state in southern Nigeria, are now entitled to an increased minimum wage of 30,000 Naira (US$83) a month …

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Nigeria: President Buhari promises visas on arrival for all African visitors in 2020

President Muhammadu Buhari has announced at the Aswan Forum in Egypt that the country will give all African travellers visas on arrival commencing from 2020 …

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Nigeria: Revealing documentary prompts Anti-Sexual Harassment Bill

Renewed interest has been engendered in the parliamentary Senate about a stalled sexual harassment Bill …

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Nigeria: After Xenophobic attacks, Nigeria and South Africa try to reset ties

Meetings have been taking place between the governments of both countries to seek solutions to the recent incidence of xenophobic violence against each other’s nationals and their business interests …

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Nigeria: Xenophobic attacks

South African businesses operating in Nigeria have been the subject of reprisal attacks for a number of widely-reported xenophobic incidents directed at Nigerian nationals working in South Africa …

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Nigeria: NIS begins web-based application for visa-on-arrival

Applicants for Visa-on-Arrival are now able to make payment, and receive approval, in real time online simply by logging onto the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) website …

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Nigeria: Labour, govt meet over N30,000 minimum wage

Earlier this year we had reported that the Nigerian government was considering an increase in the minimum wage …

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Nigeria: Presidential seal on Disability Act

Back in April 2018 we reported that President Buhari was expected to sign the Disability Bill that would, for the first time, grant various rights to some 25 million people with disabilities, including the right to work …

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Nigeria: As election nears, Nigeria recommends 50% minimum wage rise

The government is proposing a rise of 50% to the minimum wage, bringing the monthly rate from 18,000 naira (US$55) to 27,000 naira (US$80) …

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Nigeria: Reps approve June 12 as new Democracy Day

June 12th each year has now been called “democracy day” and from next year will be a new Nigerian public holiday …

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Nigeria: Norway plans to increase visa issuance to Nigerians

According to a plan disclosed by the Norwegian Ambassador to Nigeria, more visa applicants from Nigerians are likely to receive visa approval from the Norwegian Embassy soon …

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Nigeria: Visa fees on arrival must be paid electronically

Visitors arriving Nigeria on the Visa on Arrival (VoA) programme must now pay the visa fees electronically at their port of entry, or online via the Nigeria Immigration Service ​(NIS) ​website …

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