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The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), made the disclosure during a meeting of the Ministerial Taskforce on NIN-SIM linkage, which held on Thursday, April 1, 2021.
"This has been quoted out of context. Pantami has not mentioned "14 years imprisonment." But said NIMC (National Identity Management Commission) has been 14 years in existence, since 2007," he said in a tweet.
The federal government yesterday put the number of Nigerians that have obtained the National Identification Number (NIN) as of Wednesday at 51 million, warning that those without NIN risk 14 years’ imprisonment.
The Kaduna State Residents Registration Agency (KADSRRA) says it is supporting the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to enroll 95 per cent of Kaduna state residents into the National Identity Database (NIDB) by 2022.
The House of Representatives may soon pass a Bill for Act to permit Nigerians from the age of eighteen to carry arms for self-defence.
Over $70 billion have been invested in telecommunications infrastructure deployment in Nigeria since the liberalisation of the industry in 2001.
The Federal Government has approved paternity leave for the staff of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).
Nigerian government approves establishment of SIM swap centres, extension of enrolment licence tenure
Key stakeholders who joined Pantami at the meeting included the EVC/CEO of the Nigerian Communications Commission, DG/CEO of the National Identity Management Commission, DG/CEO of the National Information Technology Development Agency, Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service and Chairman of the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria.
The office of the Auditor-General for the Federation (AuGF) has expressed concerns over irregularities and weaknesses in financial regulations across ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) of government, especially in the disbursement and utilisation of public funds.
Joined as respondents in the suit are the Attorney General of the Federation, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy; Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC); the DG NIMC, and the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).
A Federal High Court Lagos on Monday, adjourned until Feb.22, a suit challenging the linkage of the National Identification Number (NIN) with Mobile lines amid COVID-19.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, said on Monday that a proposal for replacing the BVN with the national identification number (NIN) was forwarded to the National Economic Sustainability Committee.
The Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) has urged the Federal Government to further decentralise National Identity Number (NIN) registration centres nationwide to accommodate millions of unregistered Nigerians.
The federal government had at the expiration of the initial January 16 deadline for the submission of NIN, decided to extend it to February 9 for all telecoms subscribers that have registered for NIN including those that were yet to register for NIN to submit their NIN for linkage with their SIM card.
A human rights group under the aegis of Edo Civil Society Organisation (EDOCSO) has instituted a suit challenging the federal government directive that all mobile phone subscribers should link their phone numbers to their National Identification Numbers (NIN).
Airtel Nigeria, a telecommunications service provider on Thursday says it has commenced the National Identity Number (NIN) registration exercise in its retail outlets across the country. Airtel in a statement made available to newsmen in...
Chairman of NIMC Senior Staff Association, Mr Lucky Michael, who disclosed this said the decision to compromise and shelve the proposed strike was taken by the Union in the national interest and out of sympathy for Nigerians seeking for enrolment at various registration centres across the country.
The Ecosystem Coordination Strategic Unit of the Digital Identification for Development Project in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation has been handed over to the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.
A telecommunications expert in Owerri, the Imo capital, Mr Charles Okeke, has advised the Federal Government to remove the restrictions placed on SIM card registration.
The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) says that any National Identification Card or National Identity Number (NIN) issued in Kwara before 2012 is not valid.
The Senate yesterday amid disagreement by members, passed a bill seeking to establish the National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA) following the consideration of the report of its Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.
More migrants are crossing the U.S.-Mexico border near Del Rio, Texas than Martinez recalls in his 13 years as Val Verde County Sheriff. They wade across the Rio Grande river and into residents’ yards.
Lagos State First Lady, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu has called on Nigerians to pay close attention to their mental health as much as they do...
The United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, through its Youth Participatory Platform, YPP, has empowered girls in marginalized communities with sexual reproductive health Information and Services.
The South-east zone have been urged to learn from the past, close ranks and present a formidable consensus candidate that will win the presidency in 2023.
The Atiku Support Organisation has tasked Senate President Ahmad Lawan to ensure the passage of the Amended Electoral Act.
Two security guards working at A.A. Rano filling station, Customs Junction, Ondo Road, Akure, were on Sunday found dead following an attack by armed robbers.
A former president of the Senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has hailed the successful conclusion of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) South-West zonal congress.
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has said that it is unfair to pay President Muhammadu Buhari, governors, and lawmakers huge salaries, then pay judges less.
The Joint Union of Tertiary Institutions, Kaduna State Chapter, has demanded for the payment of consolidated salary structure to academic and non-academic staff of polytechnics and colleges of education by the state government.