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

Breaking News: Speaker Of Kogi State House Of Assembly Resigns

Umar Imam, the Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly, has resigned on Tuesday night, The Punch reports. 

It was gathered that Imam reportedly resigned to avoid being impeached during Wednesday’s plenary session. 

Ali Yakubu, the Chief Press Secretary to the speaker, who neither denied nor confirmed the development, said there was a proclamation on Tuesday evening convening the assembly for a special sitting on Wednesday. Recall that the previous speaker of the Kogi state House of Assembly, Momoh Jimoh resigned in 2016. 

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The House was enmeshed in serious fracas on Tuesday when hoodlums invaded the house during a plenary session and beat up a member, Elder Friday Sani. In a previous report by, Lawmakers at the Kogi state Assembly escaped being lynched by suspected thugs who invaded the Assembly complex during plenary on Tuesday August 1. 

The invasion of the Assembly complex occurred around 1.40pm when the hoodlums who came in four buses stormed the chamber and ordered the lawmakers to vacate the building. 

“What kind of rubbish sitting is this, all of you should vacate this chamber or we kill you,” the thugs threatened. Following the fracas, the speaker Ahmed Imam Umar and other lawmakers scampered for safety through the doors including the member representing Igalamela Odolu constituency, Friday Sanni, who according to sources was their primary target.