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UAE Did Not Suspend Issuance Of Visa To Nigerians by dre11(m): 3:03pm On Aug 04, 2020
UAE did NOT suspend issuance of visa to Nigerians


You must have come across social media reports that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) suspended issuance of visa to Nigerians.

Well, do not panic. That is fake news merchants at work.

The reports which emanated from Twitter have been denied by an official of the UAE embassy in Nigeria who spoke to TheCable on Tuesday.

‘THE HUSHPUPPI EFFECT’

TheCable traced the reports to a Twitter user with the account @Drewbaba, who said UAE’s decision to suspend visa to Nigerians is as a result of the “Hushpuppi effect”, in relation to the Nigerian recently arrested in Dubai for alleged fraud.

Hushpuppi, whose real name is Raymond Igbalode, was arrested in June, alongside some other Nigerians, including Olalekan Ponle, better known as Woodbery.

The suspects were arrested for crimes allegedly committed outside the UAE, including money laundering, cyber fraud, hacking, impersonation, scamming individuals, banking fraud and identity theft worth Dh1.6 billion (an estimated N168 billion).

Amid fears that Hushpuppi’s arrest could rub off negatively on Nigeria’s image, the Twitter user said on Sunday that the UAE has put on hold the renewal and issuance of various categories of visa to Nigerians.

According to the claimant, in addition to suspending visa issuance and renewal, the Middle-Eastern country also stopped approving permanent residency and tourist visa for Nigerians.

“All previously issues visa invalid,” the user also said, adding that “all visas for those presently in Dubai expires next week”.


He then added a relief window for those stranded, asking them to contact a particular number for assistance.

The tweet, archived here, has since gone viral, generating more than 5,000 reactions. As expected, it has also got people panicking.

But speaking to TheCable over the phone on Tuesday, an official of the UAE embassy in Nigeria said no such policies were issued by the country.

The official said the UAE still issues and renews visa for Nigerians, adding: “I am not aware of such thing is done”.

There is also no such information published either on the embassy’s website or on that of the UAE naturalisation, residency, and ports (NRP) department.

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Re: UAE Did Not Suspend Issuance Of Visa To Nigerians by Nobody: 3:04pm On Aug 04, 2020
I know they can't.

The revenue Nigerians take from their own country to dash the UAE can never let them ban Nigerians.

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Re: UAE Did Not Suspend Issuance Of Visa To Nigerians by majamajic(m): 3:08pm On Aug 04, 2020
Our embassy is lying, Nigerians in Dubai that visas expired on or before March are told to go on or before August 17 , many of them tried to renew their visit visas which was not successful

Initially , they gave them 6 Months extra stay (till December) cos of covid but after Huss case they immediately reverse it to August 17
The flight air peace made available to lift Nigerians , I think tomorrow , is filled up ( Nigerians are paying as high as 500k to agents as against airpeace official price of around 280k , one way to Nigeria ) , many Nigerians will be stranded from 17th August , watch out

As at now Nigerian visas are not coming out !

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Re: UAE Did Not Suspend Issuance Of Visa To Nigerians by Nobody: 3:08pm On Aug 04, 2020
If true then that's good

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Re: UAE Did Not Suspend Issuance Of Visa To Nigerians by roszilman: 3:10pm On Aug 04, 2020
dre11:
UAE did NOT suspend issuance of visa to Nigerians




SOURCE

Lalasticlala


why would they? Better countries still gives us visa, talk less of UAE...

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Re: UAE Did Not Suspend Issuance Of Visa To Nigerians by Amspecial: 5:00pm On Aug 04, 2020
but wait o watin ppl self day gain for spreading lie up and down for God sake? and the idiott day even put number way u go use WhatsApp am how I wish sas,dss and NA ft track dat number go flog the bagger for house

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Re: UAE Did Not Suspend Issuance Of Visa To Nigerians by ForeThinker: 5:01pm On Aug 04, 2020
Politicians investment paradise

Re: UAE Did Not Suspend Issuance Of Visa To Nigerians by tot(f): 5:01pm On Aug 04, 2020
I don't know what people derive from fake news. Attention seekers.

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Re: UAE Did Not Suspend Issuance Of Visa To Nigerians by Dshocker(m): 5:02pm On Aug 04, 2020
I think it is high time they do
Re: UAE Did Not Suspend Issuance Of Visa To Nigerians by Bankyb10(m): 5:02pm On Aug 04, 2020
cool
Re: UAE Did Not Suspend Issuance Of Visa To Nigerians by bigdammyj: 5:03pm On Aug 04, 2020
Ok, those interested to go can start and apply
Re: UAE Did Not Suspend Issuance Of Visa To Nigerians by mamaafrik(m): 5:03pm On Aug 04, 2020
But they discriminate against Nigerians in employment process , don't they??

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Re: UAE Did Not Suspend Issuance Of Visa To Nigerians by Danjunior(m): 5:04pm On Aug 04, 2020
Huspuppy cool cool
Re: UAE Did Not Suspend Issuance Of Visa To Nigerians by dayleke: 5:04pm On Aug 04, 2020
Wetin we gain?.......
Re: UAE Did Not Suspend Issuance Of Visa To Nigerians by LeoThaGreat(m): 5:04pm On Aug 04, 2020
I may never truly fully understand why people spread malicious news such as this.

What do people gain from spreading fake news ehn?

Fake news on sensitive topic such as this?

Now I agree there's got to be a law against (viral) false news

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Re: UAE Did Not Suspend Issuance Of Visa To Nigerians by Buddy0: 5:04pm On Aug 04, 2020
Amspecial:
but wait o watin ppl self day gain for spreading lie up and down for God sake? and the idiott day even put number way u go use WhatsApp am how I wish sas,dss and NA ft track dat number go flog the bagger for house

Mehn guy chill cool cool cool
Re: UAE Did Not Suspend Issuance Of Visa To Nigerians by ThatHistoryGuy(m): 5:05pm On Aug 04, 2020
They can't do that when they know the importance of Nigerians to their economy.
Re: UAE Did Not Suspend Issuance Of Visa To Nigerians by tillaman(m): 5:06pm On Aug 04, 2020
According to a friend of mine that was trying to do visa change, he said the refused to renew his visa last week they just started renewing visas today!
I really don’t know sha

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Re: UAE Did Not Suspend Issuance Of Visa To Nigerians by nairaman66(m): 5:07pm On Aug 04, 2020
Hmnn
Re: UAE Did Not Suspend Issuance Of Visa To Nigerians by Kingspin(m): 5:07pm On Aug 04, 2020
From day one I know the news can not be true although there are unofficial denying and rejection of Nigerians in various states in UAE.

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Re: UAE Did Not Suspend Issuance Of Visa To Nigerians by Femich18(m): 5:08pm On Aug 04, 2020
Ok
Re: UAE Did Not Suspend Issuance Of Visa To Nigerians by martineverest(m): 5:09pm On Aug 04, 2020
Dshocker:
I think it is high time they do
u clearly dont know the level of legal transactions Nigerian businessmen and women are into in dubai
Re: UAE Did Not Suspend Issuance Of Visa To Nigerians by Madibah(m): 5:10pm On Aug 04, 2020
I knew it was a fake news already ...
Ppu don't know that Nigerians has more business in Dubai than any other place in the world..

If Dem pursue Nigerians Dem seff go loose na
Re: UAE Did Not Suspend Issuance Of Visa To Nigerians by sylve11: 5:10pm On Aug 04, 2020
Okay o cool
Re: UAE Did Not Suspend Issuance Of Visa To Nigerians by Eddiecute86(m): 5:10pm On Aug 04, 2020
Fake news. The suspension of visit visa is general even the Indians with visit visa can’t come in at the moment.

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Re: UAE Did Not Suspend Issuance Of Visa To Nigerians by Clementh2o(m): 5:10pm On Aug 04, 2020
Naija with so much wahala �‍♂️
Re: UAE Did Not Suspend Issuance Of Visa To Nigerians by larryking540: 5:11pm On Aug 04, 2020
mamaafrik:
But they discriminate against Nigerians in employment process , don't they??
yes
na God grace and mercy person take day get job here

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