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: Nigerian Minister Locked Out Of Supreme Court Event

Nigeria’s Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung, was on Monday shut out of an event at the Supreme Court of Nigeria, commemorating a new legal year.

The event is also earmarked for the swearing in of a new set of Senior Advocates of Nigeria.
Mr. Dalung, himself a lawyer, arrived the doors of the main courtroom of the Supreme Court around 10:10 a.m.

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However, security officials who had shut out a number of senior members of the bar and journalists from entering the packed hall, politely turned back the minister.

Recounting his ordeal to some concerned bystanders, Mr. Dalung blamed himself for the situation. 

“The programme has started and people are trying to say I am this or I am that but we are all lawyers, we know that once the CJN has sat down you cannot enter. You can only plead but you cannot show you are somebody here,” he said. 

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and governors of Sokoto and Kogi states are among dignitaries attending the ceremony.

The event is underway as at the time of this report.