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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…

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NIN: NCC clarifies unfounded fears of mass subscribers’ disconnection

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…

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ALTON aligns with regulator on implementation of NIN-SIM Integration Rules

The lead industry body for telecoms, Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) has called for understanding by subscribers on the ongoing order by the government for the immediate integration of National Identity Number (NIN) supplied by NIMC and…

One month after, NIMC silent on W’Bank facility for NIN, NDIEP

On Wednesday (February 18, 2020) in Washington DC, the World Bank announced the approval of Nigeria’s digital identity ecosystem project along with five others, aimed at assisting the country to empower citizens, especially marginalised groups, to access welfare-enhancing services. The…


‘NIMC’s mention of ‘card’ collection instead of slip in statement deceitful’

A statement announcing the shutdown of all National Identity Management Commission’s  (NIMC) National Identity Number (NIN) registration enrolment centres in five states last week by the Commission, where it erroneously claimed that  “all enrolment activities, card collection and other related…

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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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Why BVN became first biometric identity scheme to capture 40m Nigerians

…As NIN crawls to less than 30m in Dec 2019 Amongst all official biometric platforms in Nigeria, Biometric Verification Number (BVN) by bank account owners has become the first to cross the 40m mark in Nigeria. Business Hilights recalls that…

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JAMB to record less than 400,000 candidates this year due to NIN challenge

As the registration the 2020 Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) entrance for students seeking admissions into tertiary institutions including universities and others begins soon and to last for two weeks, investigations by Business Hilights Intelligence Unit (BHIU) show that…