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Commonwealth Considers Visa-free Regime For Member Nations by Ptimes: 6:26am On Mar 05, 2013
President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday in Abuja held a closed doors meeting with the visiting Commonwealth Secretary-General, Kamalesh Sharma, during which a proposal for a visa free regime was discussed.

Mr. Sharma and members of his delegation were accompanied to the meeting at the Presidential Villa, by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Olugbenga Ashiru.

Briefing State House correspondents after the meeting, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Olugbenga Ashiru, said issues bordering on trade and free movement formed the basis of the meeting between the President and Mr. Sharma.

He said as parts of plan to gradually introduce the visa-free policy, ahead of the November Commonwealth Heads of State and Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Colombo, Sri Lanka, “there is a proposal to exempt carriers of diplomatic and official passports from visa procurement.”

He said the gesture might be extended to members of professional bodies.

Mr. Ashiru said, “We also discussed the issue of free movement to promote people to people contact within the Commonwealth.

“In the past, it used to be that holders of Commonwealth passports could travel within the commonwealth countries easily without having to go and queue for visas. We are now thinking for ways to ensure that we bring back this old tradition of the Commonwealth.

“Already, the council of ministers have recommended for approval at the next CHOGOM meeting in Colombo the exemption of holders of official and diplomatic passports within the Commonwealth from the requirement of a visa if they are travelling within the commonwealth.”

The Commonwealth secretary also told State House correspondents that they discussed wide-ranging issues of mutual benefit to the group and Nigeria.

He said, “We talked of what contribution can be made by the Commonwealth in the post-2015 Millennium Development Goals.

“There was also the issue of deep bilateral collaboration between the Commonwealth and Nigeria.

“This extends to the election commission that has been working for a very long time and the observers even in the last election. It extends to the software we keep and renew on debt management.”

According to Mr. Sharma, the Commonwealth is also ready to work with the Nigeria government in the area of public administration.

“So, I am meeting a lot of ministers. I had a meeting in the morning with the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Finance and discussed many of these issues, especially as they relate to trade and liquidity, which are in the forefront of our membership,” he added.


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Re: Commonwealth Considers Visa-free Regime For Member Nations by Okijajuju1(m): 3:21pm On Mar 05, 2013
This one na wash.. No sane country will open its doors to Nigerians Visa Free.. Even Ghana sef wan begin dey collect Visa from us, talkless of the entire common wealth nations.












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Re: Commonwealth Considers Visa-free Regime For Member Nations by FineBro(m): 3:23pm On Mar 05, 2013
That means Naija go colonize the countries with their population.

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Re: Commonwealth Considers Visa-free Regime For Member Nations by AdaNri1(f): 3:23pm On Mar 05, 2013
lip service. Ordinary to practice medicine they force you to write IELTS in britain knowing fully well you were taught in English.but EU citizens who don't speak a word of english come n start practicing immediately. Hypocrisy

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Re: Commonwealth Considers Visa-free Regime For Member Nations by Nobody: 3:23pm On Mar 05, 2013
Nija population don reduce b dat
Re: Commonwealth Considers Visa-free Regime For Member Nations by vicoloni(m): 3:24pm On Mar 05, 2013
that will be a plus for gbenga ashiru if this could be achieved. people naturally tend to hussle for something that is not free. hustle and bustle across border will reduce if achieved.
 
Re: Commonwealth Considers Visa-free Regime For Member Nations by 1shortblackboy: 3:26pm On Mar 05, 2013
No be there wey I begin trek go uk ? grin
Re: Commonwealth Considers Visa-free Regime For Member Nations by Kaxmytex(m): 3:27pm On Mar 05, 2013
Owk o
Re: Commonwealth Considers Visa-free Regime For Member Nations by optimusprime2(m): 3:28pm On Mar 05, 2013
Im bozz able
Re: Commonwealth Considers Visa-free Regime For Member Nations by executinal(m): 3:28pm On Mar 05, 2013
Even if they approved it, is not for ordinary Naija man on the street.
Re: Commonwealth Considers Visa-free Regime For Member Nations by nagoma(m): 3:28pm On Mar 05, 2013
They better not try it. The whole of southern Nigeria will move to South England.

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Re: Commonwealth Considers Visa-free Regime For Member Nations by AjanleKoko: 3:29pm On Mar 05, 2013
People should try to read na. The article said 'official and diplomatic passport holders'. embarassed

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Re: Commonwealth Considers Visa-free Regime For Member Nations by 360command: 3:30pm On Mar 05, 2013
E go be visa free to countries like sri lanka, indonesia ,philippines and india .
Re: Commonwealth Considers Visa-free Regime For Member Nations by HAH: 3:30pm On Mar 05, 2013
Government officials looking for easy way to run away or to go hide money if they really care the visa free status should be for everyone may be they can attached conditions like maximum of two weeks stay and also introduce security deposit of like $5k in addition evidence of return and hotel booking.

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Re: Commonwealth Considers Visa-free Regime For Member Nations by dvdon(m): 3:31pm On Mar 05, 2013
All this oyinbo ppl no dey fear o. Free visa for bois hmmmm heeeeeh haaaaa oge me unu vum vum nayna.

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Re: Commonwealth Considers Visa-free Regime For Member Nations by cowgurl: 3:32pm On Mar 05, 2013
well, not a bad move but trust nigerians to abuse such privileges
Re: Commonwealth Considers Visa-free Regime For Member Nations by HAH: 3:32pm On Mar 05, 2013
There will be a heavy security deposit of like 10k pounds attached.
Re: Commonwealth Considers Visa-free Regime For Member Nations by Dee60: 3:34pm On Mar 05, 2013
AjanleKoko: People should try to read na. The article said 'official and diplomatic passport holders'. embarassed

You are correct. This is no news and it is of no meaning to the average Nigeria/commonwealth citizen. It is something that legislooters and politrickians would clamour for. Take it off jare.

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Re: Commonwealth Considers Visa-free Regime For Member Nations by ehis00(m): 3:35pm On Mar 05, 2013
omo make dem do am oh, guys go just leave naija sharpaly. No time 4 delay
Re: Commonwealth Considers Visa-free Regime For Member Nations by Patsey: 3:38pm On Mar 05, 2013
MEANING NIGERIANS CAN ENTER UK, CANADA, ETC, VISA FREE? NOW, THAT'S A DREAM THAT CAN NEVER BE REALISED IN SO FAR AS MEMBERS STATES (E.G. NIGERIA) CONTINUE TO MAKE LIFE UNBEARABLE, WITHIN ITS SHORES, TO ITS CITIZENRY. SOMEBODY SHOULD PLEASE ADVICE GEJ TO STOP MAKING CARICATURE OF HIMSELF BEFORE THE GLOBAL AUDIENCE. HE'S ALREADY GONE DOWN THE MEMORY LANE AS THE DUMBEST NIGERIAN PRESIDENT OF ALL TIME.

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Re: Commonwealth Considers Visa-free Regime For Member Nations by Pennywise(m): 3:39pm On Mar 05, 2013
Any attempt. Na who go come stay back develop naija? Imagine, if there was no Berlin wall there would not have been east Germany.

The first wave of Nigerians (and Indians)that will arrive UK will cause socio-economic chaos in that country. We are not even talking about Jamaicans and their weed. All that is wishful thinking. Any UK govt that allows that policy will be kicked out of power and replaced by an ultra-homophobic govt that will deport foreigners holder the red passport.
Re: Commonwealth Considers Visa-free Regime For Member Nations by politicalpastor: 3:42pm On Mar 05, 2013
Okija_juju: This one na wash.. No sane country will open its doors to Nigerians Visa Free.. Even Ghana sef wan begin dey collect Visa from us, talkless of the entire common wealth nations.


there will be noliving things left in nigeria , if there is a visa free for nigerians in any country. do you know wat we are talking about?
like to go london, visa free? na him be say there will be hold up in the british airport.
boko haran will take that as an advantage to commit a crime against humanity and unspeakable act, nigerian girls go turn commonwealth countries into prostitution zone, our boys go turn commonwealth to drug and 4 1 9 zone. infact and inshort. alot will happen in just 90 days. naija. una too much.












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Re: Commonwealth Considers Visa-free Regime For Member Nations by yuzedo: 3:47pm On Mar 05, 2013
Ada Nri1: lip service. Ordinary to practice medicine they force you to write IELTS in britain knowing fully well you were taught in English.but EU citizens who don't speak a word of english come n start practicing immediately. Hypocrisy
Lol!
Re: Commonwealth Considers Visa-free Regime For Member Nations by Nobody: 3:48pm On Mar 05, 2013
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Re: Commonwealth Considers Visa-free Regime For Member Nations by Nwogbe: 3:49pm On Mar 05, 2013
Enemies of progress !!!!!!! Who delete my post for second to comment position I beg if na play just stop am.
I didn't post any garri stuff there or something like that. Pls restore my post mod before god punish person this afternoon.
Re: Commonwealth Considers Visa-free Regime For Member Nations by blink182(m): 3:49pm On Mar 05, 2013
ighoosagie: Nija population don reduce b dat
don reduce abi e go empty. In my town na only 2 people I know say go remain-myself and one guy like that.

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Re: Commonwealth Considers Visa-free Regime For Member Nations by all4naija(m): 3:59pm On Mar 05, 2013
Okay! Probably they never thought Nigeria is a commonwealth member nation.

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Re: Commonwealth Considers Visa-free Regime For Member Nations by Capnd143(m): 4:01pm On Mar 05, 2013
Oga Gej with Visa matter sef oh, first na ecowas, nw na common wealth, well its like the guy wan pull weight, even though he eventualy succeeds in visa free regime for the common nigerian in one European country, it is going to be an achivement.
Re: Commonwealth Considers Visa-free Regime For Member Nations by seguun(m): 4:02pm On Mar 05, 2013
blink182: don reduce abi e go empty. In my town na only 2 people I know say go remain-myself and one guy like that.
grin grin guy you funny gan oo

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Re: Commonwealth Considers Visa-free Regime For Member Nations by mithel(m): 4:04pm On Mar 05, 2013
Patsey: MEANING NIGERIANS CAN ENTER UK, CANADA, ETC, VISA FREE? NOW, THAT'S A DREAM THAT CAN NEVER BE REALISED IN SO FAR AS MEMBERS STATES (E.G. NIGERIA) CONTINUE TO MAKE LIFE UNBEARABLE, WITHIN ITS SHORES, TO ITS CITIZENRY. SOMEBODY SHOULD PLEASE ADVICE GEJ TO STOP MAKING CARICATURE OF HIMSELF BEFORE THE GLOBAL AUDIENCE. HE'S ALREADY GONE DOWN THE MEMORY LANE AS THE DUMBEST NIGERIAN PRESIDENT OF ALL TIME.

you be goat firstclass, it said the topic was discussed,no be Gej even start the yarn,

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