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NCC councils corporate bodies on how firm can link SIMs with NIN

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Wednesday advised corporate organsisation such as churches, mosques, and business organisations not to fret over ongoing efforts to sync subscriber identity modules (SIMs) with the National Identity Number (NIN) usually issued after capturing the…


NIMC denies trending NIN App, links creation to fraudsters

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has warned Nigerians to stay away from a fake app that claims to help link the National Identity Number (NIN) to SIM cards. NIMC, in a Twitter post on Monday, dissociated itself from the…


7 puzzles NIMC, Minister must resolve for seamless NIN-SIM integration

Though the staff of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) last Friday, January 8, suspended the industrial action; which started on Thursday over the fear of COVID-19 spread in the agency, it has become imperative to raise critical questions for…

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ALTON takes official stands on trending industry issues

The lead telecom stakeholders’ industry group, Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) Wednesday issued a broad-based statement on its stands regarding current industry issues especially regarding the NIN-SIM integration and others as follows; Update on ALTON members response…

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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…


$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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ATCON seeks validation of national identity with biometrics of subscribers’

Against the background of soaring cases of mistaken identity of SIM card users, President of the Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), Mr Olusola Teniola has advocated for verification and cross matching of SIM registration details with credible national…


(Special Report) Minister should pile pressure more on NIMC than NCC

No doubt, the secret of enduring penetration of digital economy is powered by credible national biometric database. Secondly, it is important to always put the horse before the cart for efficiency and seamless movement. Findings have revealed that whereas the…

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Ghana set to become first SSA economy to harmonise biometric data

Whereas in Nigeria, the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) is still wobbling just to give Nigerians mere National Identity Number (NIN) for more than four years now, its counterpart in Ghana, the National Identification Authority (NIA) is seamlessly giving out…

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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…