Friday, April 19, 2024

No-Fly List: Immigration ready to release Modupe Odele’s passport

The #EndSARS campaigner confirmed the development on Friday afternoon.

• November 6, 2020
Modupe-Odele
Modupe-Odele (Credit: thesparkng.com)

Modupe Odele said on Friday afternoon that immigration officials have asked her to come for her passport.

Her passport was allegedly seized on November 1 while travelling out of the country.

“I’ve been told by Immigration that my passport is ready for collection from 4pm today. I’ve respectfully informed them I’ll be there on Monday to pick it up,” Ms. Odele tweeted on Friday afternoon. “Since today is Friday, I asked for an earlier time but was told it will only be ready from 4pm today Friday.” 

Nigerian authorities have faced criticism for initiating a watchlist of Nigerians who took prominent roles in the #EndSARS campaign last month. A controversial no-fly list by the government was exposed on Monday by Peoples Gazette.

Update November 8, 2020

Modupe Odele confirms she picked up her passport.

“Passport now picked up. No issues,” she said on Twitter. “I’m told I can travel at any time. Thank you so much everyone for the help and concern.”

We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.

More from Peoples Gazette

Katsina State

Politics

Katsina youths pledge to deliver over 2 million votes to Atiku

“Katsina State is Atiku’s political base because it is his second home.”

Agriculture

Netherlands, Nigeria collaborate to enhance food security

One of the key initiatives is the Netherlands-Nigeria Seed Partnership, aimed at improving access to quality seeds and enhancing crop productivity.

Governor Dapo Abiodun

Economy

Ogun government begins enrolment of 80,000 beneficiaries for FG’s cash transfer

She disclosed that over 80,000 households would benefit from the exercise in 192 wards and 2,681 communities across Ogun.

Kashim Shettima (Credit: Kashim Shettima)

Education

Shettima urges academics to chart course for secure, prosperous Nigeria

Mr Shettima lauded the contributions of academics to national unity, adding that through their work, a more secure and prosperous country was possible.

Politics

Kwankwaso betrayed my trust; he’s attempting to hijack, destroy NNPP: Boniface Aniebonam

“I funded the party for 22 years, and Kwankwaso wants to hijack it even when he is not a member of the board of the trustees or the leader of the party,” said Mr Aniebonam.

African Union (AU)

Africa

AU sends condolences to Kenya over death of defence chief, others in helicopter crash

Ten senior commanders, including chief of the Kenya Defence Forces Francis Ogolla, were killed in a helicopter crash in the country’s northwest.

ISRAELI SOLDIERS AT GAZA

World

UN appeals for restraint after Israeli strike on Iran

U.S. media have widely reported that Israel fired at least one missile at Iran early Friday.