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

Desert Foxes suffer Big Blow

Ahead of the Saturday, November 12 World Cup qualifying match against Nigeria, the Desert Foxes have suffered a big blow going by the withdrawal of their star Adam Ounas and some players who would not also make the trip due to injury they suffered.

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Algeria national team, and his pace would have been of great help to Algeria, but the player has been ruled out following the latest injury he sustained.

Other players that will not be part of the showdown with Nigeria are Soudani Al Hilai who plays for Dynamo Zagreb, while the duo of Ryad Boudebouz and Rachid Ghezzai who were both impressive in their last match will now miss the duel in Uyo.

 Algeria coach Georges Leekens has now been left in serious situation ahead of the game against Nigeria in which a win for Algeria would put them back on track in the qualification for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup. 

The Belgian tactician had earlier revealed that his side would take advantage of the injury suffered by Nigeria’s goalkeeper Carl Ikeme, but now on the same level. George Leekens and his wards are expected to arrive Nigeria on Thursday, November 10, 2016 for their game against the Super Eagles.