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

"I Have Prayed Against Biafra", Says Olumba Olumba

His Holiness Olumba Olumba Obu who is the spiritual leader of the Brotherhood of the Cross and Star has said that God has not approved the Biafra agitation and that it will not succeed. 

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According to report, the spiritual leader said he has prayed against Biafra and that it will not come to pass. 

“His Holiness Olumba Olumba Obu of the Brotherhood of the Cross and Star has for the umpteenth time spoken against the ongoing agitation for the sovereignty of Biafra, insisting that it will not succeed since God has not approved of it,” the spiritual leader said. He urged his followers to pray on the street of Aba against Biafra and instead call for the peace and unity of Nigeria saying Biafra “should disappear because it is not in the agenda of God.” 

The spiritual leader said he will meet with major stakeholders in the Southeast region, including governors and youth leaders when he leads his large congregation to Owerri, Imo. Eyo Charles in a statement said Olumba Olumba was going to use his programme to challenge youths against laziness and social vices. 

He said: "The 10,000 strong BAYA will stage a mammoth public solemn procession across several major streets in Owerri, singing and praying for peace in Ibo land and Nigeria as a whole. 

“Few weeks ago, a pan Igbo organisation, Igbo World Congress, headed by former Biafran war lord, Col Joe Achuzia (rtd) who is one of Obu’s teeming adherents, was in Calabar where they appealed to Olumba Obu for his kind “Towards resolving the Biafra question, all Igbo leaders and youths under the leadership of Achuzia also resolved to hold what they called Ibo Love and Unity Feast, which occasion they aim to bring together many Igbo interests."