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

Corruption Exposed At Federal High Court

A Nigerian named Abdulmumin Adam Imam has exposed an alleged corruption at the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Jalingo division, Taraba state. Imam who took to his Facebook page to explain what he went through at the court, narrated how he paid N1,000 for an affidavit application but the receipt given to him was N100. 

Corruption exposed at Federal High Court Jalingo

He wrote: “I was at the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Jalingo division, Taraba state for an affidavit application today. I was asked to pay N1,000 at the application office. The lady that collected my money after the application, divided it into two and directed me to pay the N500 at the accountant or cashier's office. I went and paid the money. “However, when I received a receipt of my payment by email, it showed that the Federal Government TSA received only N100! Please what happened to the remaining N900?” 

The post got massive reactions on Facebook as many liked, commented and shared Imam's post. While some blamed the Nigerian judicial system, others called out civil servants who they accuse of ripping the federal government off. Imam was hailed for narrating his experience to the public: 

Some are of the opinion that the anti-corruption agencies can't help either: Some expressed doubts about the veracity of the Treasury Single Account: Meanwhile, Senator Isa Hamman Misau representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly has been declared wanted for questioning by the Nigeria Police Force.

 Reports say the police want to speak with Misau over alleged forgery and desertion from the force among other things. Misau’s trouble began after he told National Assembly correspondents on Friday, August 25 that there is huge corruption in the police involving payments for special security services to corporate bodies, oil firms and highly placed citizens in the country. The lawmaker also accused Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris of being involved in high-level extortion.