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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

Nigerian Army Sends Warning Message To Nigerians

The Depot Nigerian Army on Friday, July 28, alerted Nigerians of the activities of fraudsters claiming to be recruiting candidates on its behalf. This was made known in a statement issued by Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, Depot NA/Nigerian Military School, Capt. Hussaini Sani. 

It said: “It has been brought to the notice of Headquarters of Depot Nigerian Army that criminal minded individuals are parading themselves as relatives to the Depot Commandant, Brig-Gen. Victor Ezugwu. 

“The fraudsters do that to defraud innocent citizens who were not successful during the just concluded 76 Regular Recruits Intake exercise. “Others also claimed to be principal staff officers of Depot NA thereby convincing their victims to pay huge amount of money to be recruited into the Nigerian Army.” 

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The statement explained that the Depot have no hand in conducting recruitment exercise, but only train those already selected. It further stated that recruitment for 76 regular recruits intake had since been officially closed.





“Consequently, potential recruits are advised to try the next recruitment intake and not to allow these criminal minded and unpatriotic individuals to defraud them under any guise. “Such arrangement does not exist and recruitment into the Nigerian Army is free and no candidate is expected to pay money to any individual whatsoever,” it added.

 Investigation by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) shows that activities of the fraudsters in Zaria had been on for years where they collect between N150,000 and N300,000 per candidate. 


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