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FG Reveals How Many Sim Cards That Can Be Linked To One NIN Number

The federal government has revealed that Nigerians can link up to seven SIM cards to one National Identification Number on the National Identity Management Commission Mobile App. This was disclosed on Friday, January 8, by the minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, Punch reports. He said: "You will be able to link up to seven SIM numbers to only one. I have already downloaded the app, launched the app, and already linked some of my numbers immediately. This is part of digitalisation." Pantami said the ministry, NIMC and telecommunication operators would review the entire NIN linkage to SIM cards by network users if fresh lockdown is imposed in the country. Meanwhile, he said enrolment for the National Identification Number (NIN) should not consume the time of the applicants. The minister made this known on Friday, January 8, during a programme on Channels TV, adding that the enrolment should not take more than five minutes. Pantami further stated

Boko Haram Terrorists Kill Another Army Officer In Borno

Boko Haram terrorists have killed another senior military officer.



Lieutenant Colonel B.U. Umar was shot dead by insurgents on Tuesday, November 15, between Bita and Piridang, reports Sahara Reporters,

Umar, the Commanding Officer of the 114 TF battalion of the Nigerian Army, was reportedly ambushed along with his troops.


Umar, the Commanding Officer of the 114 TF battalion of the Nigerian Army, was reportedly ambushed along with his troops.



Umar and members of his troops reportedly came out of their armored vehicle to inspect a damage done to it by an IED laid on the side of the road when Boko Haram terrorists opened fire killing the CO and wounding several troops.



Umar’s death comes less than two weeks after the death of Lieutenant Colonel Muhammed Abu-Ali who was viewed as a hero in the fight against Boko Haram.

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