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 Arrests 59 IPOB Members, To Be Tried As Terrorists

Anthony Ogbizi, the Abia state police commissioner, has declared that since the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has been designated a terrorist group, arrested members will be tried as terrorists. 

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This announcement came as President Muhammadu Buhari held a closed-door meeting with some northern governors before departing for New York where he will be attending the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, UNGA. Meanwhile, former President Goodluck Jonathan has called for peaceful coexistence among the different ethnic nationalities. 

According to Punch, the president of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, said they would meet with security chiefs to chart a path for resolution of contentious issues engendering tension in the South-East. 

Meanwhile, the police paraded seven of the suspected members of IPOB at Ariaria police station in Aba and said they had arrested 59 suspected members of the group in Abia state. 

The police also confirmed the death of an officer after an attack by members of the now outlawed group and said the suspects would be prosecuted under the anti-terrorism act to ensure they were properly dealt with. Ogbizi said IPOB had shown itself to be a terrorist group. “As I am talking to you now, information reaching me said they have started gathering at Nnamdi Kanu’s house,” he said. 

He also called on citizens to help the police with information on the whereabouts of Nnamdi Kanu, and denied the rumors that security agents arrested Kanu’s father.