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

Kastina Government Accuses Ex-Governor, Others Of Diverting N8.6bn

Katsina State Government has presented a memo before the Katsina State Judicial Commission of Inquiry alleging diversion of N8.6 billion by the immediate past governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Shema, and other top officials.
Mr Hassan Liman, SAN, counsel to the commission,.......
stated this on Monday during the sitting of the commission.
Liman said the amount was diverted from the accounts of the Ministry of Environment, Department of Community Development, Special Duties, Girl-child Education and the Department of Almajirai Affairs.

He explained that available records showed that the funds were allegedly diverted by the former governor and other government officials.
According to him, there was no evidence on how the funds were utilized during the period under review.
Liman, however, told the commission that the former governor had filed a case before the Court of Appeal, Kaduna, on infringement of his fundamental human rights.
He asked the commission to adjourn the sitting pending the determination of the case.


In his ruling, the chairman of the commission, Justice Muhammad Surajo, adjourned the sitting indefinitely, saying that the commission would communicate to all parties involved.
The commission also adjourned the hearing of memo on activities of Katsina Road Maintenance Agency (KASROMA) and Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs pending the determination of the appeal case before the Court of Appeal.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Gov. Aminu Masari, inaugurated the commission to investigate how some funds were lost during Shema’s tenure and to advise the government accordingly.(NAN)