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

Man, 47, Jailed For 36 Months

A 47-year-old man, Nnamdi Adinaze, has been sentenced to three years imprisonment by a Lagos Federal High Court, after finding him guilty of illegally dealing in Cannabis sativa, popularly called marijuana.

The presiding judge, Justice Mohammed Idris........
, jailed the convict on Friday after the National Drugs Laws and Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, prosecutor, Mr. Jeremiah Aernan, had presented the fact of the one-count charge of unlawful dealing in narcotics preferred against the convict to the court. 

Aernan, while reviewing the fact of the charge, told the court that Adinaze was arrested on August 2 at Abattoir area of Agege, with 1.8 kilogrammes of weed suspected to be marijuana.

He also informed the court that upon conducting test analysis on the suspected weeds, it tested positive to be banned Cannabis sativa. 

During the review of the fact of the charge, the prosecutor tendered the seized weed and the convict’s statement, certificate of test analysis, and other documents, which were admitted by the court as exhibits. The convict had pleaded guilty to a one-count charge of unlawful dealing in banned weeds.