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Subscribers yet to get NIN have only up to Feb.9, 2021 or be disconnected—FG

The National Task Force on National Identification Number (NIN) and Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) Registration met Monday, 21st December, 2020. The meeting was chaired by the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) with major…

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Glo unveils short code for seamless linking of SIM cards to NIN

National telecommunications company, Globacom, has unveiled a short code for its subscribers to seamlessly complete the process of linking their Mobile lines to their National Identification Number (NIN). The unveiling of the code was in response to the recent directive…


Networks open Portal For NIN Linkage With Sim Card

Barely four days after the Federal Government moved to integrate SIM cards with National Identification Number (NIN), all four leading networks and other related service providers have opened portals for subscribers who had gotten their NIN to register. MTN Nigeria…


$440m to fast track NIN access for over 150m Nigerians—World Bank

..As NASS moves to stop NIN precondition for PTDF scholarship entries Having noticed the incapacitated nature of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) and possibly the outcries of the Director General, Mr Aliyu Aziz at the recent Arewa Consultative Summit…

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Cordros Securities reacts to new ministerial policy on SIM card registration, usage

Leading financial market research group, Cordros Securities have reacted to the recent directive to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami on policy reversal bordering on SIM card registration and usage…

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FG hardens SIM policy, wants subscribers’ to update with NIN before Dec 1, 2020

The Federal Government has deepened the SIM card registration policy to now include the National Identification Number (NIN) from the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC). A statement made available to Business Hilights weekend from the office of the Technical Assistant…

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NIMC’s NIN holding back contributory pension scheme— Premium Pension boss

Executive Director, Premium Pension Ltd., Kabir Tijjani, has traced the wobbling uptake of contributory pension schemes by many Nigerians to the failure of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), which is saddled with the responsibility of issuing National Identification Number…


DEMS Volunteers’ hails JAMB on NIN, seeks special funding for NIMC

Digital Economy Media Support Volunteers’ (DEMS Volunteers’), weekend commended the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), for suspending the use of National Identification Number (NIN) as a requirement for registration in the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). However, while…

Just in: How JAMB relied on BHIU report to suspend NIN for 2020 UTME

Rewind to Wednesday, January 8, 2020, we published a research report by Business Hilights Intelligence Unit (BHIU) captioned:, and at the very last paragraph of the report, we said “Accordingly, BHIU is therefore calling for two way out; a…

Digital Identity Ecosystem Project

NIMC’s NIN: Poor awareness, access dim 2018 target of 78m to distant 38m now

Strong indications have emerged showing that the original performance target of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) in driving National Identification Number (NIN) registration in the country since 2016 has failed. This was discovered when latest revelation from the Director-General…