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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

ALERT: Police Launches Defensive Against MASSOB On May 30

Police launch nationwide offensive against MASSOB, IPOB ahead of May 30 Biafra Day celebration



The Inspector General of Police (IGP) has directed all state commissioners of police to place their states on red alert ahead of the planned sit-at-home order by pro-Biafa groups in the country. 

The Imo state, commissioner of police, Chris Ezike, in a statement by the state police public relations officer, Andrew Enwerem, described the....
sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and other pro-Biafra groups as unpatriotic and inciting. 

The Imo state, commissioner of police, Chris Ezike, in a statement by the state police public relations officer, Andrew Enwerem, described the sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and other pro-Biafra groups as unpatriotic and inciting. 

It said: “These publications are not only inciting but represent an unpatriotic and hostile propaganda against the sovereignty of the Nigerian State.” “The Inspector General of Police has already declared the publication and utterances illegal and deliberate attempt to disrupt public peace, safety and security. “He has accordingly directed all State Commissioners of Police to place their States on red alert and ensure that these unpatriotic elements do not infringe on the rights of other persons and therefore cause a breakdown of law and order. 

“He further directed that security officials must be polite, civil, fair but firm in dealing with the situation. “In consideration of these unfolding circumstances, the Commissioner of Police, Imo State, CP Chris O. Ezike acting in conjunction with heads of other security agencies wish to assure all citizens and residents of the State.” 

The Imo state police command called residence of the state go about their lawful business and ignore what it described propaganda and directives from persons whose identity remains largely unknown. The command urged parents and guardians to restrain their children and wards from engaging in violent conduct likely to bring them in confrontation with the law. 

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