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: Major General Ugbo, 7 Others Allegedly Killed In Benue

Unconfirmed report has it that a major general has been killed in the crisis rocking Ugboju district in Otukpo local government area of Benue state. 

Major General Lawrence Ugbo was reported to have been killed in a crisis which broke out in the district on Wednesday, September 13. Seven other resident of the district were also said to have been killed while many others were left injured. 

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Some of the residents who spoke on the incident said crisis erupted in the district after some boys from Ugboju attacked a group of individuals loyal to the former chairman of the Otukpo local government area. The former chairman of the local government was reportedly in the community with some of his loyalists when a different group launched an attack on them. 

The resident said during the attack, the major general was killed and his body burnt. Confirming the incident, the chairman of Otukpo local government area George Alli said, several persons lost their lives. Alli however, denied claims that the attacks were political. 

He said: “Yes, I am there as we speak to take victims to the hospital. Several persons, including Maj Gen Lawrence Ugbo were killed and his body burnt to ashes. The clash has nothing to do with politics, it was a land tussle that cause the incident. I will get the whole and pass it across to you shortly."