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Nigerian Embassy In Canada Shuts Down After Protests Over Passports by dre11(m): 11:10am On Aug 20
The Nigerian High Commission in Ottawa, Canada has announced an indefinite suspension of its activities.

In a statement posted on its website, the commission also said the special intervention arrangement for emergency cases “on discretionary basis” has been suspended.

The commission said it had devised a system in which citizens with emergency cases were attended to strictly by appointment that allowed a limited number of people into the chancery at a time — in compliance with the laid-down rules of physical distancing.

But it said some citizens chose to abuse the system by showing up without an appointment.

It also accused citizens of acting in an unruly manner and disturbing the peace at the chancery.

It said the situation came to a head on August 14, when a group showed up at the high commission and refused to allow embassy staff members to attend to those who had appointments.

It alleged that a female staff member was held hostage and subjected to physical abuse.

“This kind of conduct is considered unnecessarily hostile and totally unacceptable and no embassy would tolerate conduct that puts the lives of its staff members at risk,” it said.

“We are closing down the embassy and we shall be considering ways to make our premises more secure and less susceptible to unruly behaviour and violent mob action.”

It also said the closure of the air space has impaired the transportation of passport booklets into the country.

”For individuals trying to renew work and study permits, the commission asked them to apply for renewals online. At the appropriate time, applicants would be asked to submit appropriate documentation,” the commission said.

“If you do not have a valid passport when this happens you may ask for a 90 day grace period which would be granted.

“Nigerian citizens whose study or work permits have expired since March 2020 and who do not have a valid passport have a grace period that lasts until December 31st 2020. By this time we expect to have resolved some of the challenging issues that COVID-19 has created.”

In March, the Nigerian consulate in New York suspended emergency passport services owing to a shortage of booklets.

The Nigerian high commission in London also suspended passport processing services in order to limit exposure of staff and applicants to COVID-19. It later announced reopening of visa application in July.

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Re: Nigerian Embassy In Canada Shuts Down After Protests Over Passports by Brandstudio01: 11:10am On Aug 20
Hnnm
It's only unfortunate that he jump the gun while commenting on students with expired passport in the state.
Which goes to show how much our Leaders think and care about Education

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Re: Nigerian Embassy In Canada Shuts Down After Protests Over Passports by ValCon888: 11:21am On Aug 20
In March, the Nigerian consulate in New York suspended emergency passport services owing to a shortage of booklets.

Incompetent governance is a trademark of the Buhari administration. Their stock in trade is to expose their cluelessness at home and abroad.

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Re: Nigerian Embassy In Canada Shuts Down After Protests Over Passports by inoki247: 11:25am On Aug 20
for Naija sef booklet finish na almost 5month e take them to print my passport

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Re: Nigerian Embassy In Canada Shuts Down After Protests Over Passports by politicsng: 11:41am On Aug 20
Nigeria cannot manage anything even in a foreign land. Some Nigerian ambassadors are just there as political appointments. They are doing nothing. Recently Buhari appointed a person from Niger republic as an ambassador. How do you expect such padi padi ambassadors to care about Nigerians welfare?

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Re: Nigerian Embassy In Canada Shuts Down After Protests Over Passports by IMASTEX: 11:57am On Aug 20
Must they always show to the world that the country is without a system?! Since it has become a rocket science to have a workable country, at least the only honourable thing left is to provide easy access to traveling documents for those who have fled or willing to flee.

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Re: Nigerian Embassy In Canada Shuts Down After Protests Over Passports by EdmundChidera(m): 11:57am On Aug 20
Canada gave many Nigerians hope of living Nigeria, now some are in dilemma.
God help us Nigerians here and out there.
Re: Nigerian Embassy In Canada Shuts Down After Protests Over Passports by Lamasta(m): 11:57am On Aug 20
You can't need an emergency document and bank on our agencies to get it asap if You try it you are on a long tin....

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Re: Nigerian Embassy In Canada Shuts Down After Protests Over Passports by Wuuworld(m): 11:57am On Aug 20
The downfall of the zoological entity is inevitable.

The Sons and Daughters of Chukwu Okike Abiama must be liberated and the Sun shall rise from the East!
So shall it be!
Isee!!!!

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Re: Nigerian Embassy In Canada Shuts Down After Protests Over Passports by Mr7gWIRELESS: 11:58am On Aug 20
But if you protest down here, you can be shot

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Re: Nigerian Embassy In Canada Shuts Down After Protests Over Passports by olaboy33(m): 11:58am On Aug 20
Welcome to Nigeria where nothing is right, not even the price of rice.

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Re: Nigerian Embassy In Canada Shuts Down After Protests Over Passports by Creamz(m): 11:58am On Aug 20
Sad situations of incompetence since this administration came in. In a civilised clime, this alone should make the president fire a lot of people. So will they tell me that they didn't know when they had shortage of passports?

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Re: Nigerian Embassy In Canada Shuts Down After Protests Over Passports by Nobody: 11:59am On Aug 20
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Re: Nigerian Embassy In Canada Shuts Down After Protests Over Passports by Amspecial: 11:59am On Aug 20
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Re: Nigerian Embassy In Canada Shuts Down After Protests Over Passports by bishop4life(m): 12:00pm On Aug 20
Not disappointed at all.
Next?
Re: Nigerian Embassy In Canada Shuts Down After Protests Over Passports by bishop4life(m): 12:00pm On Aug 20
dre11:

In March, the Nigerian consulate in New York suspended emergency passport services owing to a shortage of booklets?



Not disappointed at all.

Next?

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Re: Nigerian Embassy In Canada Shuts Down After Protests Over Passports by kheny12(m): 12:00pm On Aug 20
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Wow
What Wow you with this news undecided
Re: Nigerian Embassy In Canada Shuts Down After Protests Over Passports by YUSTECH3(m): 12:00pm On Aug 20
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Re: Nigerian Embassy In Canada Shuts Down After Protests Over Passports by Powerexpert: 12:00pm On Aug 20

But goods were being transported during lockdown.

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Re: Nigerian Embassy In Canada Shuts Down After Protests Over Passports by Kingpele(m): 12:00pm On Aug 20
Ok this covid19 has brought so many confusion In this world, but our leaders must show respect and patience while dealing with citizens... As for those people up here abusing the country and buharia, continue, u have ever travel outside this country, u will realize that nobody will recognize u as an igbo, yoruba, Hausa, ijaw etc but Nigeria, in most cases, they just recognize u as African only. so continue to use your words to demarket your self and country... When u want to travel lemme see the passport u will use, ignorance is destructive... Except u will travel with witches passport as in Edo airways...

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Re: Nigerian Embassy In Canada Shuts Down After Protests Over Passports by YUSTECH3(m): 12:01pm On Aug 20
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Re: Nigerian Embassy In Canada Shuts Down After Protests Over Passports by merits(m): 12:01pm On Aug 20
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Re: Nigerian Embassy In Canada Shuts Down After Protests Over Passports by bbbabes(f): 12:02pm On Aug 20
This country nawa
Re: Nigerian Embassy In Canada Shuts Down After Protests Over Passports by deepwater(f): 12:02pm On Aug 20
Ladies and Gentlemen

Let us come together to the realities before us

NIGERIA has failed.....

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Re: Nigerian Embassy In Canada Shuts Down After Protests Over Passports by davillian(m): 12:03pm On Aug 20
In Nigeria protest is equals to death

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Re: Nigerian Embassy In Canada Shuts Down After Protests Over Passports by Kennitrust(m): 12:03pm On Aug 20
Oyinbo are the one helping Nigeria and other African countries to be corrupt so we can remain slave to them forever.

They said is after dead that we can live in paradise and yet, they are building paradise in their country so we can remain their tourist forever.

Without corruption, most of won't see reason to die to get a visa.

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