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

Customs: Introduces New Portal For Auctioning Seized Cars

Customs introduces new portal for auctioning seized cars, others

The Nigeria Customs Service has announced its readiness to commence the operation of an e-auction portal saying this would start on July 1, 2017. 

The agency said it came to this success after repeated tests of the e-auction platform. “The portal is now fully networked to designated banks to ensure money accruing from the auction gets to the Central bank of Nigeria Treasury Single Account for......
transparency and accountability.

“After receiving the report, the comptroller-general of Customs, Col Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd), directed the auction committee to ensure that only proper pictures of the goods as well as detailed information about each are uploaded to avoid and misgiving. 

“He further stressed the need for more weeks to enable interested members of the public to obtain their Tax identification numbers (TIN) from the federal Inland Revenue before the commencement date,” the statement stated. 

The statement said the platform which is highly interactive will only give access to holders of TIN. “Such tax payers will log in, read the guidelines, pay the non-refundable one thousand auction fee and proceed to bid for the items on auction,” the statement added.

The statement said its recent action is meant to meet the three-pronged presidential mandates of restructuring, reforming and seeking ways of raising revenue. “Manual auction was identified as non-competitive and opened to abuses hence it was suspended. 

“The committee set up has now developed an e-auction platform that is secured transparent and guarantees equal opportunities to all Nigerians. “All interested persons are therefore advised to get ready by obtaining their Tax identification numbers issued by Federal Inland Revenue,” the statement added.