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

Messi Finally Agrees To €700m Man City Contract' That'll See Him Get Equity Shares As Part Of The Deal

Messi 'agrees to €700m Man City contract' that'll see him get equity shares as part of the deal, SD news blog, sports news today

Barcelona star, Lionel Messi has reportedly agreed a five-year contract with the owners of Manchester City and New York City FC, which will see him spend three years in the Premier League before moving to Major Soccer League.

Two weeks ago, Messi submitted a transfer request to the Barcelona board, saying he wanted to mutually end his contract after enduring another unsuccessful season at the club

According to The Daily Record, City Football Group (CFG) have agreed a five-year deal with Messi worth £623m (€700m) which will see him play for Manchester City for three seasons before moving to America to play for major league side, New York City FC.

The report also states that the Argentine skipper has also been offered an equity stake in City Football Group as part of the deal.

The contract can only come into play when Messi sorts out his current deal with Barcelona, which runs until 2021.

The 33-year-old has a clause in his contract which states he can leave on a free transfer at the end of each season should he want to.

But Barcelona have claimed that the clause expired on June 10, while Messi and his representatives are arguing that it should have been extended to the end of August due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Messi is Barcelona's highest goalscorer of all time and has won six Ballon d'or awards while at the club he joined at the age of 13.