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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

AIRFORCE INSTITUTE BEGINS NEW DEGREE PROGRAMMES

Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) on Wednesday, March 21, announced that the institute would launch new degree programmes including aerospace engineering and aerospace vehicle design soon in the new semester. 

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Flying Officer Uboh Edem, in a statement released in Kaduna on Wednesday, said Commandant AVM Cletus Udeagulu made the remarks when he paid a courtesy visit to the Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Is-haq Oyelode in Abuja. Vaguard reports that Udeagulu was also at the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), where he met with the Executive Secretary, Dr Baffa Bichi. 

He said that following the passage of the enabling law setting up the institute, it plans to get more involved in academics and research in line with its mandate. 

"The Commandant also briefed the JAMB Registrar on what has been done so far and the likely direction for progress with the passage of AFIT Establishment Bill into law on the 5th of December 2017. "The Institute is preparing to mount some Degree programmes like Aerospace Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering and Automotive Engineering; and also Masters degree in Thermo-Power, Aerospace Vehicle Design with Air Frame, Power Plant and Avionics Options.'' 

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