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NIN: BLS International Seals Biometric Services Deal For Nigerians Living In UK
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NIN: BLS International Seals Biometric Services Deal For Nigerians Living In UK

A partnership deal has been struck between outsourcing service provider BLS International and data and digital enrolment services firm Files Solutions Limited to help Nigeria’s National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) offer biometric enrollment services to Nigerians residing in the United Kingdom, BLS said in a press release. There are an estimated 205,000 Nigerians in the UK, with about 97,000 of them living in London. Per the three-year deal, BLS will enable NIMC to enroll the biometrics and biographical data of the Nigerians for the issuance of national identification numbers (NINs) as part of a digital identity database enrolment program which is also ongoing back home. According to the BLS announcement, its center in London will soon begin handing out NINs, as well ...
Issuance Of New SIMs To Resume April 19 – FG
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Issuance Of New SIMs To Resume April 19 – FG

The Federal Government says the issuance of new SIM cards will resume on April 19. Isa Pantami, minister of communications and digital economy, made this known in a statement released by Femi Adeluyi, his technical aide (information technology), on Thursday. In December 2020, the government suspended the activity as it embarked on an audit of the subscriber registration database. Pantami announced that the country is set to implement a revised national digital identity policy for SIM card registration, adding that the national identification number (NIN) is mandatory at all levels. “The policy includes guidelines on new SIM Acquisition and Activation, SIM Replacement, New SIM Activation for Corporates and Internet-of-Things/Machine-to-Machine (IoT/M2M), amongst others,” the...
Verify Your SIMs Using NIN Before Our Next Action – Pantami
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Verify Your SIMs Using NIN Before Our Next Action – Pantami

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has warned Nigerians yet to verify their SIMs by linking them to the National Identification Numbers (NIN) of dire consequences. He warned defaulters of government’s imminent actions. Pantami, in a series of tweets, while reacting to a retraction on trending reports published about him by some media outlets, said no amount of intimidation will stop him from implementing the good policies of President Muhammadu Buhari on security. “If you are yet to verify your SIM using NIN, do it very soon, b4 our next action. Criminals are feeling the heat,” he said. He further noted there was no going back on the issue of NIN-SIM Verification to fight insecurity. “On the issue of NIN-SIM verification to fight insecurity,...
NIN-SIM Linkage Extended Until May 6 – FG
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NIN-SIM Linkage Extended Until May 6 – FG

The deadline for NIN-SIM linkage has been extended from April 6 to May 6, 2021 by the federal government. Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami said in a statement on Friday April 2 that the request for the extension was presented to President Muhammadu Buhari and he endorsed it. Pantami also disclosed that the current number of monthly enrolment has increased significantly to about 2.6 million. The statement jointly signed by Dr Ikechukwu Adinde of NCC and Kayode Adegoke of NIMC read; “The meeting took place on Thursday, April 1, 2021 and an approval was given to extend the period of the NIN-SIM linkage to the 6th of May, 2021. The request for the extension was presented to President Muhammadu Buhari and he endorsed it. “With each in...
14 Years Imprisonment For Not Having NIN – Pantami Says He Was Misquoted
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14 Years Imprisonment For Not Having NIN – Pantami Says He Was Misquoted

Isa Pantami, Minister for Communication and Digital Economy, has denied saying that Nigerians without National Identification Number (NIN) risk up to 14 years in jail. He was quoted earlier in a report warning that failure to obtain the NIN could lead to as much as 14 years imprisonment. ....registration for NIN is not optional, but a mandate by law, warning that failure to enroll precludes defaulting citizens and residents from operating certain functions like using banks and communication services. He also warned that failure to obtain the NIN could lead to between seven or 14 years imprisonment as stipulated by the Nigerian Constitution, no one should enjoy government services without the number. He has now offered clarifications. This has been quoted out of context. Pa...
NIN Not Mandatory For Voter Registration – INEC
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NIN Not Mandatory For Voter Registration – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that the National Identification Number (NIN) is not mandatory for voter registration. INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, made the clarification to journalists in Abuja on Thursday, NAN reports. Yakubu said that NIN was only a means of identification for registration as listed in the Electoral Act. “I want to make this important clarification. NIN is not going to be made mandatory for voter registration. “This is for a simple reason that we are operating on basis of the law establishing INEC. “Section 10 of the Electoral Act lists identifications to be presented by prospective registrants for the purpose of voter registration to includes birth certificate, national passport, national identity card. “We ca...
NIN: TELCOs Record 11.8 Million Loss Of Internet Subscribers In 4 Months
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NIN: TELCOs Record 11.8 Million Loss Of Internet Subscribers In 4 Months

Broadband penetration in Nigeria has been on a free fall since November last year. According to the recently released industry stats, broadband penetration fell to 42% in February, its lowest in the last 6 months. The drop was compounded by the reduction in subscriptions caused by the Nigerian Communications Commission’s (NCC) temporary embargo on registration and activation of new Subscribers Identification Module (SIM) cards in the country. This followed the initial directive that all operators should integrate NIN to all SIMs currently in use. Telco subscriber losses hit 11.63M in 3 months The report shows that MTN, Airtel and other Telcos lost over 4.13 million subscribers in the month of February. This follows an earlier loss of about 4.2 million in January and 3.3...
Failure To Register For NIN Attracts 14 Years Imprisonment – Pantami
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Failure To Register For NIN Attracts 14 Years Imprisonment – Pantami

More than 51million Nigerians have now been enrolled for the National Identity Number (NIN). This was disclosed on Thursday by the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Pantami, during the weekly ministerial briefing organized by the Presidential Media Team, at the presidential villa, Abuja. He said registration for NIN is not optional, but a mandate by law, warning that failure to enroll precludes defaulting citizens and residents from operating certain functions like using banks and communication services. He also warned that failure to obtain the NIN could lead to between seven or 14 years imprisonment as stipulated by the Nigerian Constitution, no one should enjoy government services without the number. He said rather than population census that can ...
2021 UTME: JAMB Announces Registration Date, Makes NIN Compulsory
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2021 UTME: JAMB Announces Registration Date, Makes NIN Compulsory

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced registration dates for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) registration. The exam body in a statement issued in Bwari, FCT, by its Head, Public Affairs and Protocols, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, on Wednesday said the registration exercise will start on Thursday, April 8 and end on Saturday, May 15, 2021. “Registration will take place in 700 centres across the country; the list is available in all the state offices of JAMB and on its website at www.jamb.gov.ng. “Candidates are also to note that the registration for Direct Entry applicants will run concurrently with that of UTME candidates. “There will be no extension of time for the sale of the UTME or DE application docum...
Court Orders Extension Of NIN Registration By Two Months
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Court Orders Extension Of NIN Registration By Two Months

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered the extension of the deadline for National Identity Number, NIN by two months. Justice Maureen Onyetenu granted the extension while delivering a ruling in a fundamental right suit filed by legal practitioner, Monday Ubani against the federal government, the Attorney General of the Federation, Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC and the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy. In the suit, Ubani had contended that the initial two weeks ultimatum (now extended to April 6, 2021) given to telecommunication operators to block SIM Cards of Nigerians who have not registered their SIM Card with NIN if allowed, will infringe on his constitutionally guaranteed right to freedom of expression, right to own moveable property and righ...
INEC May Not Make NIN Compulsory For Voter Registration
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INEC May Not Make NIN Compulsory For Voter Registration

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) might have rejected the proposed use of the National Identification Number (NIN) as a requirement for voter registration. Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, had last month, while citing Section 27 of the National Identity Management Commission Act of 2007, said NIN was compulsory for transactions such as bank account opening, payment of taxes and voter registration. INEC had fixed the first quarter of this year for resumption of Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise. But speaking at a validation workshop for INEC voter education manual in Lokoja, Kogi State, yesterday, the commission’s spokesman, Festus Okoye, said the electoral body would not “impose or accept imposition of extraneous registration re...
NIN: Buhari govt takes fresh steps on enrolment
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NIN: Buhari govt takes fresh steps on enrolment

The Federal Government has approved the establishment of Sim swap centres by Mobile Network Operators, MNOs, across the local government areas of the country. The approval was disclosed during a meeting of the ministerial Task Force on the NIN-SIM registration chaired by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami. During the meeting, the federal government also approved the extension of the tenure of National Identity Number, NIN, enrolment Agent Licenses for MNOs from 1 to 5 years. A statement jointly signed by Ikechukwu Adinde, Kayode Adegoke, Director, Public Affairs Head, Corporate Communications, Nigerian Communications Commission and Nigeria Identify Management Commission, respectively, said the steps were to simplify the enrolment process...
NIN Mandatory For Bank Accounts, Voter Registration – Isa Pantami
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NIN Mandatory For Bank Accounts, Voter Registration – Isa Pantami

Isa Pantami, minister of communications and digital economy, says the national identification number (NIN) is compulsory for transactions such as bank account opening, payment of taxes and voter registration. Speaking in Abuja on Thursday, he said the government is determined to ensure that all citizens have NIN. Pantami quoted section 27 of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) act as stating that benefitting from government services as a citizen without NIN is an offence punishable by imprisonment. “This is most important in the area of NIN, which is a mandatory number, based on the NIMC order of 2007 that has actively been neglected for years, ” he said. “It is key to our national planning, budget, security, social development and many more. But it was negle...
Real Reasons FG Is Replacing BVN, Others With NIN
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Real Reasons FG Is Replacing BVN, Others With NIN

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, recently disclosed that the federal government has begun the process of replacing the Bank Verification Number (BVN) and other national database systems with the National Identity Number (NIN). Daily Trust’s Business correspondents, in this explainer, further reports the real reasons behind this move. Aside from BVN, there are other key data systems in Nigeria. Some of these are the Drivers Licence, issued by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), the Tax Identification Number (TIN) and the International Passport Number. Others include professional licences like medical practice licence, pharmacology, nursing licence, teachers’ registration licence and engineering licence, among others. Accord...
Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, proposes for NIN to replace BVN
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Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, proposes for NIN to replace BVN

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Is Pantami, has proposed to the Federal Government to replace the Bank Verification Numbers (BVN) with the National Identity Numbers (NIN). Pantami disclosed this to newsmen shortly after a tour of telecoms operators and NIN licensees in Abuja today February 8. Responding to challenges encountered by those with the BVN data trying to upgrade with NIN data, Pantami said 'The challenge is that the BVN records may not be 100 percent the same with NIN but what is most important is that the NIN is the primary identity of each and every citizen, including legal residents. BVN is a policy of a bank and has not been established by law, NIN is the only mandatory number and the primary identification of our citizens and every other id...
56.2 Million NIN Linked To SIMs, Says NCC
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56.2 Million NIN Linked To SIMs, Says NCC

Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) have collected 56.18 million National Identity Numbers (NIN) since the commencement of the ongoing Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) registration started, says the Federal Government. The government added that over 1,060 registration centres for NIN have been activated by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) across the country to give Nigerians and legal residents more time to integrate their NIN with their SIMs. Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, who announced this in Abuja, explained that the NIN-SIM linkage deadline of February 9 had been extended to April 6. According to a statement by the Director, Public Affairs, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Dr Ikechukwu Adinde and his NIMC counterpart, M...
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NIN Enrolment: We Have Commenced Registration – Glo

Enrolment of people who are yet to register for their National Identification Number (NIN) has commenced immediately at Glo outlets. The Nigerian Identity Management Commission (NIMC) granted approval license to Globacom last week to commence NIN enrolment for people who are yet to register. A statement released by Globacom on Friday indicates that the company has already deployed devices aligned with NIMC standards and has commenced the exercise in several Gloworld outlets, adding that arrangements are being concluded for retail outlets that are not live yet for NIN enrolment to also begin soon. The company urged subscribers who are yet to link their NIN with their mobile numbers, to text their NIN to 109, adding that they can also dial *109# to submit their NIN or call 109 t...
NIN Registration Will Help To Curb Crime – Isa Pantami
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NIN Registration Will Help To Curb Crime – Isa Pantami

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami has expressed hope of the National Identity Number registration helping to curb crime and also helping Nigeria achieve a digital economy. The Minister who spoke at the Global Privacy Day Celebration, 2021 said the value of the registration exercise would become appreciated with the ease at which e-government services would be delivered, the reduction in crime, and general efficiency guaranteed by the database. Pantami said; “Identifying every Nigeria is a soft infrastructure needed to achieve our digital economy objective. “Indeed, the needed pieces for the digital economy is falling in place and we are committed to laying a solid and lasting foundation for a digital Nigeria. "I am more delighted to see ...
We’ve Licensed Telcos To Provide NIN – NIMC
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We’ve Licensed Telcos To Provide NIN – NIMC

Telecommunications companies have been licensed to register people who do not have National Identity Numbers so as to reduce the large crowds at the offices of the National Identity Management Commission, the NIMC has said . Director - General, NIMC, Aliyu Aziz, said some other private and public organisations had also been licensed by the commission to provide NINs in order to address the crowds at commission’ s offices . This came as workers of the commission told our correspondent on Tuesday that the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy , Isa Pantami , had constituted a committee to address the demands of NIMC employees. NIMC workers had downed tools on January 7, 2021 in protest against the poor welfare issues at the commission, but their strike was suspended after t...
12.3m Subscribers Await SIM Linkage With NIN
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12.3m Subscribers Await SIM Linkage With NIN

About 12.3 million active SIM cards are yet to be linked with their owners’ National Identity Numbers (NINs). This is as the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) confirmed on Tuesday that a total of 47.8m phone users had supplied their NINs to telecom operators. It was learnt that the over 12 million SIM cards were pending because most of the users do not have the national identity numbers. There is an average of three to four SIMs per telecom subscriber in the country, according to the NCC. This means about 191.2m active SIM cards have so far been linked to their owners’ unique identity numbers. Nigeria’s teledensity rose by 2.2 per cent from 104.4 per cent to 106.6 per cent in October, increasing the number of telecom subscribers to 203.5 million, according to NCC ...
INEC Planning To Make NIN Compulsory For Voter Registration
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INEC Planning To Make NIN Compulsory For Voter Registration

The Independent National Electoral Commission is considering making the National Identity Number a precondition for registering voters when the continuous voter registration exercise commences in a few weeks. A national commissioner at INEC disclosed this during an interview with The PUNCH on Tuesday. He said the NIN would help tackle challenges of underage voting, alien voting and other challenges associated with registration. The national commissioner, who wished to remain anonymous because he was not authorised to speak, said a final decision would soon be reached. The INEC official explained that the permanent voter card was only supposed to be in use for a maximum of 10 years, adding that most countries rely on a national database and not the Permanent Voter Card for v...
Illegal NIN Enrollment Centre Operators Arrested In Kano
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Illegal NIN Enrollment Centre Operators Arrested In Kano

The National Identity Management Commission has busted some illegal centres carrying out registration for the National Identity Number in Kano State. Operators of the centres were arrested during a raid by NIMC officials who handed them over to the police for investigation. Some of the items found at the centres include NIMC slips, fake plastic ID cards and other documents belonging to the NIMC which shouldn’t be found under the custody of any other person. In a video uploaded on the official Twitter handle of the NIMC, the Commission’s legal officer in Kano said the operation was done in conjunction with a team from Abuja. He said, “We went around Kano together to check for illegal operations that were going on in some places, more particularly business centres and some ...
NIMC: FG Extends NIN-SIM Linking Till February 9 2021
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NIMC: FG Extends NIN-SIM Linking Till February 9 2021

Public Notice!!!! All Nigerians and legal residents are advised to enroll for their national identification number (NIN) and link them before february 9th, 2021. Enroll for your national identification NUMBER (NIN) today!!! Please remember, nin enrollment is FREE.
Outdated NIMC Facilities Stalling NIN-SIM Linkage
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Outdated NIMC Facilities Stalling NIN-SIM Linkage

With about 22 days to the February 9 deadline for the enrolment, verification and linking of the National Identification Numbers (NIN) to Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards, telecoms operators have raised the alarm over the challenge they have with the backend integration of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC). The Guardian gathered that one of the reasons many subscribers had not received any confirmation from their network operators, after submitting their NINs is because there has been no seamless confirmation from the backend of the NIMC. In other words, for every NIN registered by Nigerians and sent to telecoms operators, the service providers are expected to confirm the authenticity (verification) of the owner from the backend of NIMC, but, accordin...
NIN Is Mandatory For Foreign Diplomats – Isa Pantami
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NIN Is Mandatory For Foreign Diplomats – Isa Pantami

The Federal Government says National Identity Numbers is mandatory for foreign diplomats, saying that 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 this in a statement by his Technical Assistant, Dr Femi Adeluyi, on Sunday. The statement read, “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 Tuesday, 19th of January, 2021. “This enrolment centre will provide support for members of the Diplomatic Corps and will be managed by the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital...
We Leave Home Early, Abandon Work To Get NIN Without Success — Applicants
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We Leave Home Early, Abandon Work To Get NIN Without Success — Applicants

From afar, his long puzzled face was conspicuous . At noon on Friday, Boniface Ani and his wife , Doris, had spent over six hours at the Alausa centre of the National Identity Management Commission in Lagos , waiting for a miracle to happen in an attempt to get their National Identity Numbers. The couple had grown weary of a crowd milling around the entrance gate of the commission sharing premises with the Lagos headquarters of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps. After writing their names on a list provided by the NIMC officials, they were told to return in February for capturing as there was a backlog of previous applications on the rack . Ani , who runs an accounting firm in the Ikeja area of the state , was torn in -between frustration and anxiety, unsure of getting...
FG Orders Immediate Closure Of Enrolment Activities At NIMC Headquarters
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FG Orders Immediate Closure Of Enrolment Activities At NIMC Headquarters

The Federal Government has ordered immediate closure of enrolment activities at the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) Headquarters, Abuja and reactivation of 20 centers within the FCT to make the process of NIN enrolment much easier from Monday, January 18th 2021. A statement signed by the Head, Corporate Communications, NIMC Kayode Adegoke advised members of the public, residents and visitors to the FCT wishing to enrol for the National Identification Number (NIN) to use any of the following NIMC centers: State Office 2nd Floor, Block C, No 4 Maputo Street, Zone 3, Wuse, Abuja. Area Councils: Abaji – Abaji Secretariat Complex, Legislative Section Abaji, FCT -Abuja; AMAC- AMAC Secretariat Annex, Kabusa Junction Apo, FCT- Abuja; BWARI- Area Council Complex Bwari, FCT...
Buhari’s Ministers Divided Over Cancellation Of NIN Registration
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Buhari’s Ministers Divided Over Cancellation Of NIN Registration

The ongoing National Identifi­cation Number (NIN) enrol­ment exercise in the midst of the deadly second wave of COVID-19 has caused a sharp divi­sion among President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministers, Daily Indepen­dent has gathered. A presidency source said the is­sue has thrown the ministers into opposing camps as majority of them want the exercise suspended while the other camp, led by Dr. Isa Ali Pan­tami, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, wants the ex­ercise to continue. Since the commencement of the exercise, there have been concerns as crowds thronged the offices of the Na­tional Identity Management Commission (NIMC) and registration centres after the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) directed telecommunication compa­nies to block SIM cards not registered w...
BVN-Generated NIN Not Useful – NIMC
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BVN-Generated NIN Not Useful – NIMC

At first, the NIMC denied that fact that there was any sort of harmonisation. They even issued a public statement that they didn't do any Harmonisation of their National Identity database with any other type of database whatsoever.. Now, they came back to issue another Public Notice. “If your NIN Number was generated due to the harmonisation of the BVN records with that of the National Identity Database, then, you will NOT have access to the NIMC Mobile-App, and also, your NIN-SIM INTEGRATION will be INVALID..”
NIN: Beware Of Fake App, NIMC Warns Nigerians
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NIN: Beware Of Fake App, NIMC Warns Nigerians

The National Identity Management Commission has warned the public to beware of a fake app that claims to help link the National Identity Number to SIM cards. In a post on its Twitter handle, NIMC dissociated itself from the app saying it is run by fraudsters who use it to harvest people’s NIN and Bank Verification Number. “The app was not created by NIMC or the Federal Government of Nigeria. It is run by fraudsters who are currently harvesting people’s NINs and BVNs by default,” NIMC said. The Commission advised people to protect their data and stop disclosing personal information to unauthorised persons or platforms. The PUNCH recently reported that a mobile app launched by NIMC can be used to link seven SIM cards to one NIN. This is according to the Minister of Communi...
COVID-19: NIN Registration May Be Suspended – Minister Of State For Health
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COVID-19: NIN Registration May Be Suspended – Minister Of State For Health

Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora, Minister of State for Health, Monday said that the ongoing registration and National Identification Number enrolment may be suspended due to the rise in the number of Covid-19 cases in the country. As at yesterday, 100,087 cases have been confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). 1358 are reported dead since Coronavirus stormed Nigeria on February, 2020. Also, about 80,030 persons have been treated and discharged. On Sunday 10, 2021, NCDC confirmed 1,544 new infections of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. This however is a wake-up call to all Nigerian that Covid-19 is real. In other to stem the spread, Mamora while playing host on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme today, said it would be wise if NIN enrolment and r...
FG Reveals 7 SIM Cards Can Be Linked To One NIN
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FG Reveals 7 SIM Cards Can Be Linked To One NIN

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, said on Friday that seven SIM cards can be linked to one National Identification Number on the National Identity Management Commission Mobile App launched recently. The minister said the ministry and NIMC are working on transforming the NIN enrolment process and the onward linkage to SIM cards as required by the Nigerian Communication Commission. “We developed an app, when you go online, you will see it. That app, as long as you have your NIMC number, you will only download it without visiting any office. 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,” he said. Pant...
NIN: NIMC Workers Suspend Strike
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NIN: NIMC Workers Suspend Strike

Workers of the National Identity Management Commission have suspended the industrial action which they embarked upon on Thursday over the fear of COVID-19 spread in the agency. It was gathered that the workers decided to put the strike on hold after a meeting with the Federal Government , where it was agreed that the demands of the employees would be addressed . The President, Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria , NIMC Unit , Asekokhai Lucky , confirmed the suspension of the strike to our correspondent in Abuja . He said workers of the commission across the country were being contacted to resume work by Monday and begin the enrolment of citizens for National Identity Numbers.
NIN Holders To Pay N15,000 To Correct Date Of Birth, 5000 For Name, Address – NIMC
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NIN Holders To Pay N15,000 To Correct Date Of Birth, 5000 For Name, Address – NIMC

THE National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, yesterday, declared that correction of details in the National Identity Number, NIN, would attract varying charges. The NIMC Regional Coordinator in Alausa, Lagos, Funmi Opensanwo, who spoke on a Television Programme, Sunrise Daily, said the charges vary from correction of details like name, address, card renewal or replacement, and date of birth. Reacting to allegations that officials of NIMC have been demanding illegal fees from Nigerians to link their NIN to their sim cards, Opensanwo said: “The money we charge is for modification fee. “For the date of birth correction, the processing fee is N15, 000. For card renewal or card replacement, there is a processing fee of N5, 000. “For a modification of your name and address,...
NIN: NCC Denies Mass Disconnection Of Telephone Lines
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NIN: NCC Denies Mass Disconnection Of Telephone Lines

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has denied the mass disconnection of subscribers. The clarification was contained in a statement issued yesterday by its Director of Public Affairs, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde. It read: “The attention of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has been drawn to numerous publications in both print and electronic media regarding the unfounded fears of mass disconnection of telephone subscribers as a result of the ongoing linkage of SIM registration records with the National Identity Number (NIN). “It is, therefore, necessary for the commission to issue this clarification to allay fears of subscribers and the general public.” The regulator noted that most of the publications were based on the erroneous assumption that for every netwo...
NIN: FG Suspends Workers Over Extortion At NIMC Centres
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NIN: FG Suspends Workers Over Extortion At NIMC Centres

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), on Thursday, warned members of its staff cashing in amid the ongoing NIN registration nationwide to desist as they risk seven years in jail when caught. The Honourable Minister, Dr. Isa Pantami has today directed the suspension of NIMC staff involved in extortion of applicants at its Bauchi and Kaduna State Offices. The Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, @DrIsaPantami directs the immediate suspension of staff extorting applicants at NIMC enrolment centers.
Why We Suspended Use Of NIN For 2020 Exams – JAMB
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Why We Suspended Use Of NIN For 2020 Exams – JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Saturday has suspended the use of National Identity Number for registration for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination UTME because of inadequate enrollment centres. JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede said this during a briefing journalists in Abuja on Saturday at the headquarters of the board in Bwari, Abuja. The board noted that the 1,000 enrollment centres operated by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) nationwide were not enough to successfully register applicants ahead of the conduct of the examinations. Registration for this year’s examination will commence on Monday 13 January and end on the 17 of February while the examination will start on 14 of March and end on the 4 of April 2020. ...
JAMB Suspends National Identification Number (NIN) As Requirement For UTME 2020
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JAMB Suspends National Identification Number (NIN) As Requirement For UTME 2020

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has suspended the use of the National Identification Number for registration for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination UTME. The registrar of JAMB, Ishaq Oloyede, who stated this while briefing journalists in Abuja on Saturday, said the move was to provide more time for candidates to get their national identification numbers. He said the suspension was also to address the technical challenges experienced at some centres. He asked candidates to disregard the use of NIN for the 2020 registration and strictly comply with other procedures for the registration. He however said that JAMB will consider the use of NIMC for 2021 exams. The board last year said from 2020, candidates will register for its examinations w...
How To Retrieve Your NIN Without Visiting Their Office
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How To Retrieve Your NIN Without Visiting Their Office

For those of our children finding it difficult to register for NIN through NIMC offices, most of them no longer needs to sleep at NIMC office again. NIMC has setup a ussd server to dispense NIN number to them from the comfortable of their homes. Dial * 346# and follow the screen prompts. Your NIN will be displayed. *Caution:* before dialing this code, ensure you do the following: You must dial from a sim that is associated with a previous registration of either voters card, drivers licence, bvn or any other registration that got your thumbprint and photo. You must have at least N20 call credit on the line Prepare a sheet of paper and pen or get ready to screenshot the NIN when displayed as it will not be displayed more than once Do not try the code if on a low charge o...
Ishaq Oloyede Insists On The Use Of NIN To Register For UTME
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Ishaq Oloyede Insists On The Use Of NIN To Register For UTME

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says no amount of “smear campaign” can prevent it from using the National Identity Management Number (NIM) in the conduct of its exams. Ishaq Oloyede, the board’s registrar, spoke on Wednesday during a meeting with CBT centres, technical advisors, and service providers at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Kaduna state. JAMB had earlier announced its partnershipwith the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to clampdown on impersonation and other forms of exam malpractice ahead of its forthcoming Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). In the wake of its decision to use NIM during the 2020 UTME, Oloyede said those benefitting from registration and exam frauds have continued to mount a negative campaign a...
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Malpractices: WAEC Withdraws 1992, 1993 Candidates’ Certificates

The West African Examinations Council has released the list of impounded certificates of candidates, who were believed to have engaged in malpractices during its examinations held as far back as December 1992 and 1993. The council released the examination years and certificate numbers of the affected candidates, noting that the nature of their malpractices was impersonation. Our correspondent sighted the list of indicted WAEC candidates as published in the weekly bulletin of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board released on Monday. In the JAMB bulletin, WAEC identified the candidates as, “Ukaumunna C. December 1992 examination with certificate number, NGSP 0233613; Chinna H. December 1993 with certificate number, NGSP 0572427; Koffi E. December 1993, with number NGSP 04...
UTME: Reps Asks JAMB To Suspend NIN Requirement For Candidates
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UTME: Reps Asks JAMB To Suspend NIN Requirement For Candidates

he House of Representatives has called on the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to suspend the policy of National Identification Number (NIN) as requirement for intending candidates. This came following a motion presented by Zainab Gimba (APC, Borno) who called on JAMB to review the policy on the use of NIN for prospective applicants until 2021. Leading the debate, Gimba said it was necessary for JAMB to review the timeline pending the establishment of more enrolment centres by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) across the country. According to her, an official of NIMC had recently disclosed that, less than 20 percent of Nigerians are captured in their database. She further expressed concern that, although Nigerians turned out to be captured by NIMC, ...
SIM Registration: NCC Makes NIN Compulsory
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SIM Registration: NCC Makes NIN Compulsory

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said that registration of new Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards will now require the presentation of the National Identity Number (NIN).NCC, which said the enforcement of the new rule takes effect soon, noted that the move became necessary following the rising criminality in the country. According to its Executive Vice Chairman (EVC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, the policy is in line with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) Act 2007 relating to NIN regulations, which provide that a person must provide his/her unique number to register a SIM card.Consequently, Danbatta said the NCC, in collaboration with relevant stakeholders, had set in motion mechanisms for compliance. Meanwhile, Nigeria added 1.95 million new subscri...
Hajj: NIMC Urges Intending Pilgrims To Collect National Identity
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Hajj: NIMC Urges Intending Pilgrims To Collect National Identity

The National Identity Management Commission has advised intending pilgrims to the 2018 Hajj in Saudi Arabia that they must obtain National Identity Number before being allowed to travel. NIMC Managing Director, Aliyu Aziz, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Abuja. Aziz said obtaining NIN is a precondition to all intending pilgrims for the pilgrimage. He explained that the action became imperative following request by the Saudi Arabian authorities for adequate data on pilgrims performing the Hajj. He said: “The commission in partnership with the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria made it compulsory on all pilgrims to obtain NIN so we can meet the mandatory requirement of the Saudi Arabian authorities on data supply.’’ He commended NAH...
Federal Govt Makes Use Of National ID Compulsory – NIMC
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Federal Govt Makes Use Of National ID Compulsory – NIMC

The Federal Government has approval the gazette of supplementary regulations for the mandatory use of the National Identity Number (NIN), and other identification platforms. The Managing Director, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Mr Aliyu Aziz, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Tuesday in Abuja. He said the step would allow the commission to deliver on its mandate as expected and in record time. According to him, the Federal Government has gazetted and published five Regulations, following an approval from the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and the Minister of Justice in November, 2017. “The gazetted regulations are: ‘Mandatory Use of the National Identification Number (NIN) Regulations, 2017’; ‘Nigeria Biometrics ...
NIMC Won’t Fail Nigerians – Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola
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NIMC Won’t Fail Nigerians – Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has said it would not fail Nigerians in its core mandate of regulating national identity enrolment and issuance of National Identification Number (NIN) and national e-ID card. Chairman of NIMC, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola made the pledge on Wednesday at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja while hosting the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba AbdulRasheed Akanbi Telu I. Oyinlola added that the commission was also taking seriously its other services which include identity data harmonisation and authentication. Prince Oyinlola who with the management of the commission used the opportunity to register the monarch in a demonstration assured Nigerians that the NIMC would continue to do its best to serve Nigeria. He also used the occasion to appeal t...
No Identity Number, No Passport From 2018 – NIS Boss
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No Identity Number, No Passport From 2018 – NIS Boss

From January 1, 2018, anybody without National Identification Number issued by the National Identity Management Commission will not be able to procure Nigerian passport. The condition applies to both first-time applicants and those renewing their expired document. The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Mr. Mohammed Babandede, disclosed this to State House correspondents after a meeting of database harmonisation committee held inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Tuesday. Babandede said the decision was taken as part of the Federal Government’s efforts to ease the process of doing business in the country. He said henceforth, there would be no need for individuals to have their biometrics captured by the NIS and NIMC separately. He said, “The harmonisat...

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