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Sen. Ifeanyi Ubah calls for improved visa issuance policy, trade relations btw Nigeria, China

Worried by the increasing difficulty and what he described as “mass refusal of visas suffered by well-meaning Nigerians…who, on a daily basis, are denied Chinese visas for reasons which are unclear and, sometimes, unsatisfactory, the Senator representing Anambra South, Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, has called for an effective visa issuance policy and trade relations between Nigeria and China.

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As the visa noose tightens

On Monday, I had a conversation with a lady who calls me daddy and whom I am proud to regard as a daughter. She is a manager in a bank. Her husband is a medical doctor. They are both in their 40s. Ordinarily, the likes of these two, should be the backbone of any society. They should be the archetypal middle class with a home in the better part of town and kids in posh schools. They should qualify to be members of the top social and sporting clubs in their area. That was what it was in my time. That is what still obtains in many other countries. But the reality of their time is that they are struggling financially and socially to earn the status that their professional training and position should have entitled them to. They feel, quite rightly, that they can have a better life elsewhere. It is an option they are being pushed to explore.

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Visa

UAE denies stopping issuance of 3 months visa to Nigerians

The United Arab Emirates Embassy in Nigeria has denied suspending or stopping the issuance of three months visa to Nigerians travelling to the country as a result of a robbery allegedly involving five Nigerians in Dubai. The embassy in its Twitter handle @UAEEmbassyNGR said: “In the light of the press report published this morning (Thursday
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