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335 Foreigners Get Nigeria’s Citizenship by josephine123: 11:08pm On Jan 11


Nigeria’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday granted citizenship to 335 foreigners and rejected 165 applications.

The Minister of Interior, retired Gen. Abudulrahman Dambazau, said on Wednesday that the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Nigerian citizenship received 500 applications and recommended 335 of the applicants for approval.

He explained that 245 of the 335 successful applicants were born by naturalised Nigerians while the remaining 90 persons were foreigners married to Nigerians, popularly referred to as ‘Naija Wives’.

“The Ministry of Interior issued a memo granting of citizenship to non Nigerians who applied.

This is a procedure that takes a number of steps. The last time this was done was in 2013. We have some backlog of these applications.

“Over 500 applications that we considered, out of these, 335 were recommended for citizenship and this memo was brought to council to that effect. Citizenship is either by naturalization or by registration.

“There are 245 that applied for citizenship by naturalization and the requirements to be met are clearly stated in section 26 of the constitution.

“Then there is citizenship by registration and that is what is popularly known as Niger-wives which is for women in foreign countries who are married to Nigerian citizens. That is also clearly spelt out in section 27 of the constitution.

“So, the requirements are there and we considered them. Those who met the requirement, the advisory council recommended and sent to council for approval.

“So, today, FEC approved the recommendations of those who applied, 345 of them. 245 by naturalization and 90 by registration,’’ he said.

Cue out audio – Dambazau

The minister said that all the successful applicants had complied with the requirements of sections 26 and 27 of the Nigerian constitution.

He said: “The moment any applicant doesn’t meet any of the requirement, check section 26 and 27 of the constitution, they are clearly stated there.

“If there are security issues, the security agencies will bring them out to say that a person belongs to a given group in-terms of security risk.

“But apart from that, we followed the rules and regulations, those constitutional requirements must be met.’’

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the Federal Government in 2013 granted Nigerian citizenship to 174 foreigners while 27 persons were rejected. (NAN)


SOURCE: http://www.nairanaijanews.com/2017/01/335-foreigners-get-nigerias-citizenship.html
Re: 335 Foreigners Get Nigeria’s Citizenship by josephine123: 11:08pm On Jan 11
NAIJA GREEN CARD

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Re: 335 Foreigners Get Nigeria’s Citizenship by checkolatunji: 11:10pm On Jan 11
I hope no be people wey go com cause casala for here sha.

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Re: 335 Foreigners Get Nigeria’s Citizenship by dingbang(m): 11:14pm On Jan 11
I hope those people granted aren't indians

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Re: 335 Foreigners Get Nigeria’s Citizenship by DozieInc(m): 11:19pm On Jan 11
I hope they are not "Libyans"

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Re: 335 Foreigners Get Nigeria’s Citizenship by Royals1st: 11:21pm On Jan 11
Aha people dey take 9ja cizitenship me way dey born for 9ja still dey look for way to drop my own na waha oo

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Re: 335 Foreigners Get Nigeria’s Citizenship by Sharming95(m): 11:22pm On Jan 11
D way dem talk foreigners....many of una go day tink whity abi..... He fit b all those zimbabweans zambians and our brothers 4rm uganda day are referring 2.....anyway good one sha

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Re: 335 Foreigners Get Nigeria’s Citizenship by mykeljosef: 1:49am On Jan 12
oh those herdsmen from chad and libya have now legalized




kwantinu

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Re: 335 Foreigners Get Nigeria’s Citizenship by ElectronicsGuy(m): 2:09am On Jan 12
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Re: 335 Foreigners Get Nigeria’s Citizenship by GreenMavro: 6:47am On Jan 12
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Re: 335 Foreigners Get Nigeria’s Citizenship by jamoscofield(m): 7:52am On Jan 12
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Re: 335 Foreigners Get Nigeria’s Citizenship by Lilimax(f): 7:52am On Jan 12
The Irony of life grin
When some Nigerians are calling our country Zoo and others are trying to renounce their citizenship.
I even read where someone suggested that Nigeria should be shut down while the citizens be shared to
other countries shocked

All I know is that Nigeria is a great country and in the will of God.
We shall surely overcome whatever challenges we're currently facing as a country.

Abeg, make they watch those Indians, Chincko and Lebanese well before granting them citizenship.

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Re: 335 Foreigners Get Nigeria’s Citizenship by 5starmilitant: 7:52am On Jan 12
The heading should be "335 Libyans gets Nigeria's citizenship

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Re: 335 Foreigners Get Nigeria’s Citizenship by dukeolumde(m): 7:52am On Jan 12
Are u fuuucking kidding me? grin grin grin grin

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Re: 335 Foreigners Get Nigeria’s Citizenship by Adonis7: 7:53am On Jan 12

Nawa oo..


Biko who wan buy citizenship??


Wetin I dey use am do before







#Adonis7HasSpoken

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Re: 335 Foreigners Get Nigeria’s Citizenship by seXytOhbAd(m): 7:53am On Jan 12
Very silly people. They won't do thorough background checks before letting Lebanese, Indians and Chinese people to come in and get tax breaks..... Eez alright sha

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Re: 335 Foreigners Get Nigeria’s Citizenship by truthspeaks: 7:54am On Jan 12
Am sure fulani herdsmen from libya will be among dem.

Dambazzau sef de form say him de work. Useless pig wey buhari get as minister.

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Re: 335 Foreigners Get Nigeria’s Citizenship by wHyyyyyyyyyY: 7:54am On Jan 12
What is there to gain being Nigerian citizen?

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Re: 335 Foreigners Get Nigeria’s Citizenship by coded01: 7:55am On Jan 12
When over 75% of Nigerians are willing to swap its citizenship for US citizenship... angry grin

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Re: 335 Foreigners Get Nigeria’s Citizenship by cloudyskygrind(m): 7:55am On Jan 12
Of what use is Nigeria citizenship?

Zero employment opportunities

Epileptic power supply

170 million people all using dilapidated roads.
Transportation is below zero.

Education is riddled with bribery and corruption. Unqualified teachers.

No water, infrastructural decay, pollution.

Security is a scam! The only time you see a police van causing mayhem on the heavy traffic roads is when they've been paid by one money bag to escort them.

Health care is non existence. No money, no treatment.

Basic confortability by all standard is dysfunctional in Nigeria.

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Re: 335 Foreigners Get Nigeria’s Citizenship by jazinogold(m): 7:55am On Jan 12
cheesy

Whey i dy reason how to run comot for Nigeria naim dis ones dy collect citizenship for Nigeria angry angry angry

Which state dy go com com from now? Bornu?
Re: 335 Foreigners Get Nigeria’s Citizenship by Gten(m): 7:55am On Jan 12
Naija green card, please I want to sell my own.

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Re: 335 Foreigners Get Nigeria’s Citizenship by hyfr(m): 7:56am On Jan 12
A Nigerian citizenship is of no use. There's no database to ascertain the citizens and non citizens. Plenty people from Ghana ,have Nigerian birth certificates with federal government letter heads, national population commission certificates and the rest, are they not automatically Nigerians? What's the need of stressing yourself when u can get a national birth certificate with 1k. Abeg talk something better

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Re: 335 Foreigners Get Nigeria’s Citizenship by Nobody: 7:56am On Jan 12
Most hilarious news I've read dz yr frm nairalandgrin
Re: 335 Foreigners Get Nigeria’s Citizenship by Ijaya123: 7:57am On Jan 12
wHyyyyyyyyyY:
What is there to gain being Nigerian citizen?

cloudyskygrind:
Of what use is Nigeria citizenship?

Try Libya then.
Re: 335 Foreigners Get Nigeria’s Citizenship by Lilimax(f): 7:59am On Jan 12
wHyyyyyyyyyY:
What is there to gain being Nigerian citizen?
See them shocked grin
Re: 335 Foreigners Get Nigeria’s Citizenship by ttmacoy: 7:59am On Jan 12
It's useful for some as it saves them applying for visa everytime they want to visit.

cloudyskygrind:
Of what use is Nigeria citizenship?
Re: 335 Foreigners Get Nigeria’s Citizenship by Nobody: 7:59am On Jan 12
dingbang:
I hope those people granted aren't indians
cutehector.. I done change my own name oo cheesy Na me smith_sydny
Re: 335 Foreigners Get Nigeria’s Citizenship by Handsomecole(m): 7:59am On Jan 12
Somebody will hear foreigners and will be thinking of people from US, Germany etc which I know can never apply for Nig visa. But we all know that such people that applied are from Togo, Benin, Chad, Cameroun, Ghana

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Re: 335 Foreigners Get Nigeria’s Citizenship by Iseoluwani: 7:59am On Jan 12
Smh
Giving NAIJA GREEN CARD to future Boko Haram

All this Libya n Niger Republic family

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Re: 335 Foreigners Get Nigeria’s Citizenship by Lilimax(f): 8:00am On Jan 12
cloudyskygrind:
Of what use is Nigeria citizenship?
shocked shocked
Re: 335 Foreigners Get Nigeria’s Citizenship by jbolt(m): 8:01am On Jan 12
Waiting for the number to reach 10,000 applicant before I start to bother. I know must of them will be Indians or Lebanese. Naija ladies try sha.

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