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

Police Nabs Akwa Ibom Robbery Suspect

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The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Ikechukwu Chukwu, who confirmed the incident disclosed the arrest to Channels Television in a telephone interview on Thursday.

Mr Chukwu said that the police would spare no effort to bring other suspects to book as measures have been put in place to apprehend them.

He declined to disclose the identity of the suspect arrested by the command but promised to give more updates on the manhunt.

Earlier, sources said a gang of suspected armed robbers had trailed their victim from a bank to Dominic Utuk Avenue in Uyo on Wednesday.

However, it has not been confirmed if any casualty was recorded.