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

Atiku Abubakar Says He Has Never Been Involved In Corrupt Practices

Former Vice Presi­dent and a Chief­tain of the ruling All Progressives Con­gress (APC), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has described himself as well and better equipped to fight the war against corruption, if he is given the opportunity to oversee the affairs of Nigeria.

Abubakar, who insisted that he has not been involved in corrupt practices throughout his service to Nigeria, both at the Nigeria Custom Services and as the Vice President, stressed that his wealth has only come out of his resourcefulness and successful investments.

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The former Vice president, who made the charge at a facility tour of the new ultra-modern Yaliam Press Limited in Jabi area of Abuja on Monday, therefore, charged anybody with prove of his corrupt practices in office to come forward with such.

“It is sickening to continue to resuscitate allegations of corruption against me by people who have failed to come forward with a single shred of evidence of my misconduct while in office.”

He added that people who have no initiative, personal resourcefulness and ideas about wealth creation, always assume that a man cannot build himself without stealing.

According to him, “People who are bereft of ideas about entrepreneurial spirit always think that everyone else is a thief just like them. It is morally offensive for people who despise honest labour to become judges in the courts of public opinion.”

The Waziri Adamawa regretted that though he has not been convicted of corruption by any court in the land or elsewhere, his political enemies have been parading a fake mo­rality to fool gullible Ni­gerians.

“Despite previous desperate efforts to link me with corruption, the Wil­liam Jefferson trial in the United States ended in 2009 without indicting me or linking me to corrupt activities”, he said.

Atiku noted he didn’t become a Vice President in 1999 as a pauper because he has been a suc­cessful investor through­out his retirement life.