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

DG Dumps PDP For APC

IMMEDIATE past Director General of the National Sports Commission, NSC, Gbenga Elegbeleye, has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the All Progressives Congress, APC with hundreds of his supporters in Ondo North Senatorial District. 

Elegbeleye, a former member of House of Representatives, said that......
“the PDP has now been occupied by ‘army of occupants making it difficult for it to play its role as mainstream opposition party effectively.

The former governorship aspirant in PDP pointed out that he has “buried his political ambition in order to support the APC Candidate, Mr.  Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.” He noted that among the candidates of major political parties in the state Akeredolu is the best having served as Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice of the State in 1992 and as a former President of Nigerian Bar Association, NBA.

Noting that Akeredolu had promised the people of his constituency – Ikare-Akoko in Akoko Northeast Local Government the dualisation of the township roads, if elected, he regretted that incumbent government “has not done much for the people of his constituency for the over seven and half years since Governor Olusegun Mimiko came into office. 

Virtually all the roads in Akoko are in a state of disrepair while the Ondo North Senatorial District does not have a Mother and Child Hospital and infrastructures like other zones of the state.

The crisis in the PDP both at the National and State levels would make it difficult for it to make appreciable impact in the forthcoming governorship election in the state.’’