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

Imo Leaders, NBA Call For Gov. Okorocha's Resignation Or Face Impeachment

Community leaders from the three senatorial districts of Imo state on Wednesday, August 30, called on the state House of Assembly not to delay in the impeachment process of Governor Rochas Okorocha for oppressing the people of the state.

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 According to Vanguard, the Imo leaders’ made this known while reacting to the recent demolition of Ekeukwu market. Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) also called for the resignation or impeachment of Okorocha for his alleged ''flagrant disobedience of subsisting court orders''. 

Chief Sam Obaji, group’s spokesperson also said the governor had turned himself into an emperor and was heating up the polity in the state. 

The group said: ''As political, social and cultural leaders from across Imo state, we address you today with sorrowful hearts at the happenings in our beloved Imo state, especially the destruction of lives and property in Owerri during last Saturday’s unlawful, reckless and unprofitable demolition of the ancient and iconic Eke-ukwu Owerri main market. 

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''At the wake of that demolition, four persons were killed, many more wounded and property worth billions of naira destroyed by armed military personnel on the instruction of the state government. ''Most heartrending is the killing of 10-year-old Somtochukwu Igboanusi of 9, Oguamalam street who hailed from Anambra state. That child was gunned down as he tried to clear wares from his father’s shop. 

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''Since Governor Okorocha assumed power in Imo state, he has managed affairs of the state in a manner that suggests he has a hidden agenda against the Owerri senatorial zone and the entire people of Imo state. 

''His unplanned urban development project has resulted in the complete dilapidation of roads in the state capital, the flooding of major streets in Owerri whenever there is slight rainfall and the complete deterioration of physical and social infrastructure in the entire state''. 

'That if Governor Okorocha refuses to resign, members of the Imo state House of Assembly should immediately proceed to impeach him from office as governor of Imo state''.