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NIN-SIM Linkage: Security Agencies Get Buhari’s Nod To Access Subscriber Details 
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NIN-SIM Linkage: Security Agencies Get Buhari’s Nod To Access Subscriber Details 

Some security agencies have got approval from President Muhammadu Buhari, to access the database of the National Identity Management Commission in the course of carrying out their duties. As a result, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, said his office through the Nigerian Communications Commission, has conveyed the approval to the relevant security agencies. He did not give the names of the security agencies.  He, however, said the development would enhance security as it would help security operatives to go after kidnappers and other criminals. Pantami disclosed this while speaking to Nigerian journalists on the sidelines of LEAP 22, a technology event, currently holding Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He said, “Some of the security institutio...
Buhari approves N5b for NIMC
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Buhari approves N5b for NIMC

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday approved N5billion for the National Identity Managment Commission (NIMC) to enable it deliver the national digital economy project with appropriate infrastructures and attractive conditions of service in agencies saddled with the responsibility to do so. The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami said there was an upward review of the capital budget of NIMC from between N500million and N700 million in the previous years to about N5 billion this year as part of the commitments of the president to digitalise the economy. He commended the President for his support and approval of proposals on the development of the Information Communications Technology (ICT) sector, saying the contributions of the sector to the nation’s Gross ...
99% of Citizens Data Insured, Protected Says FG
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99% of Citizens Data Insured, Protected Says FG

The Federal Government has assured Nigerians that at least 99 per cent of citizens data was protected and insured, urging Nigerians not to worry about the privacy of their data. The assurance was given by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, during the virtual National Privacy Week conference organised by the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, as part of programmes to mark the World Privacy Day. Suspected hackers interrupted the data privacy forum, as disruptive voices were heard for some minutes during the event, Punch reports. The disruptions caused the moderator to keep apologising for the hitches, while some participants expressed surprise at the development, which was, however, addressed by the organisers. Addressing the ...
Telcos Licensed to Provide NIN – NIMC
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Telcos Licensed to Provide NIN – NIMC

The National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, has licensed telecommunication companies to register people seeking to obtain National Identity Numbers so as to decongest the crowds at the offices of NIMC across the country. Director-General of NIMC, Aliyu Aziz who disclosed this said some other private and public organisations had also been given operational license by the commission to provide NINs to make the enrolment seamless. This follows reports on Tuesday that the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, had set up a committee to address the demands of NIMC workers. NIMC workers had declared strike on January 7, 2021 in protest against poor welfare issues for employees of the commission, but their strike was suspended after the intervention of the mi...
FG Grants Plateau Govt NIN registration Licence 
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FG Grants Plateau Govt NIN registration Licence 

The Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong has said he has secured a registration licence for the State Government to commence the enrollment of National Identity Number, NIN, for residents of the state to alleviate the suffering occasioned by few enrolment centres. This was contained in a statement on Sunday by the governor’s director of Press and Public Affairs, Macham Makut, who said the licence granted by the Federal Government is for one year and it is subject to renewal upon satisfactory performance during the period. He said the approval which was conveyed to the Governor by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy through the Director-General of the National Identity Management Commission, Aliyu Aziz, indicates that the Plateau State Government can now participate in ...
21 Million Subscribers Yet to Obtain NIN – Telcos
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21 Million Subscribers Yet to Obtain NIN – Telcos

Telecommunications operators on Wednesday said at least 143 million Subscriber Identification Modules, SIM, are currently identifiable to the National Identity Management Commission for registration with their respective National Identity Numbers. Telecommunication operators also said that the number of subscribers without NINs was about 21 million, as the deadline for the registration of SIMs with valid NINs draws near. Gbenga Adebayo, Chairman, Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria, while speaking on behalf of the mobile operators said that the number of NINs submitted by the telecoms sector to NIMC was for about 143 million SIMs. The Nigerian Communications Commission had announced on Tuesday that so far a total of 47.8 million NINs had been collected ...
FG Extends Deadline for NIN
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FG Extends Deadline for NIN

The Federal Government has extended the deadline for millions of Nigerians unable to link their National Identity numbers (NINs) with Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards to February 9. The initial deadline expired on January 19. The mobile network operators (MNOs) said the Federal Government granted a further extension of the deadline to February 9 to allow subscribers yet to sync their SIMs with their NINs to do so. They also promised to start enrolling citizens to National Identity Database (NIDB) of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to ease the frustration, desperation and extortion of people by desiring to get enrolled and get their NINs by unscrupulous elements. The MNOs, acting under the aegis of the Association of Licensed Telecommunication Operators ...
43 Million NINs Awaiting NIMC Verification
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43 Million NINs Awaiting NIMC Verification

Telecommunication companies in Nigeria have forwarded at least 43 million National Identity Numbers, NINs, to the National Identity Management Commission for verification in order to have them linked with their respective Subscriber Identification Modules, SIMs. Despite the duration of time given for telephone subscribers with NINs to link it with their SIMs elapsing today (January 19, 2021), service providers have said that SIMs with unlinked submitted NINs would not be blocked. Reports say bout 45 million NINs have been provided by the NIMC, as it was able to register about two million people in the last one month after the Federal Government ordered citizens to register their SIMs with valid NINs, Punch reports. African News Today had on December 15, 2020, that the Federal Gove...
BREAKING: Foreign Diplomats Must Get NIN
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BREAKING: Foreign Diplomats Must Get NIN

The Federal Government on Sunday said it is mandatory for foreign diplomats to obtain the National Identity Numbers (NIN). It said an enrolment centre has been established for them at the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, said the Special Centre will be managed by his ministry. Pantami, in a statement by his Technical Assistant, Dr Femi Adeluyi, said the centre is being set up based on the request of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama. The statement reads:” The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has approved the setting up of a National Identity Number (NIN) enrolment centre at the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs. ” The desk will be set up by ...
Breaking: NIMC Shuts Head Office in Abuja
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Breaking: NIMC Shuts Head Office in Abuja

The National Identity Management Commission has closed its headquarters in Abuja against all National Identity Number enrolment activities. The move is not unconnected to discouraging large gatherings at the centre amid the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. According to NIMC Spokesman, Kayode Adegoke, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy gave the directive on Saturday. The National Identity Management Commission has closed its headquarters in Abuja against all National Identity Number enrolment activities. The move is not unconnected to discouraging large gatherings at the centre amid the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. According to NIMC Spokesman, Kayode Adegoke, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy gave the directive on Sat...