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 To Face 5yrs Jail Term For Having 25 Wives & 145 Children

A court in Canada has found two former leaders of an isolated religious community guilty of practicing polygamy. According to, 60-year-old Winston Blackmore was married to 25 wives and had 145 children while 53-year-old James Oler was married to five women. Oler's number of children is unknown. 

They both led the tiny community of Bountiful in British Columbia and their trial has lasted for decades. 

Blackmore never denied having multiple wives. His lawyer Blair Suffredine has indicated that they will challenge the constitutionality of Canada's anti-polygamy laws. Speaking to reporters after the ruling, Blackmore said: "I’m guilty of living my religion and that’s all I’m saying today because I’ve never denied that." 

Blackmore with one of his daughters, his son and a grandson. Photo: Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press, via AP

The two will be sentenced at an upcoming court session and face up to five years in jail. 

Winston Blackmore pictured with some of his wives and children. Photo: Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press, via AP