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INEC: NIN not a precondition for prospective voters

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Saturday dismissed speculations that the National Identity Number (NIN) was a prerequisite for registration by prospective voters, saying there was nowhere in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria where such a condition was stipulated.
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NIN-SIM linkage: Don’t block anybody from networks till February 9 – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari ordered yesterday that no subscriber should be blocked from telecom operators’ networks till February 9, 2021.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Nigerian government warns against giving NIN to others for registration

The federal government has warned Nigerians to desist from selling or allowing others to use their National Identity Number, NIN, for registration.

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.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Minister: NIN mandatory for foreign diplomats

The Federal Government says National Identity Number is mandatory for foreign diplomats who will reside in Nigeria for a continuous period of two years or more.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, on Saturday advised the Nigerian youth to develop their skills and drive innovation and entrepreneurship in the space sector.

NIN: Nigerian government approves enrollment centre for diplomats

Diplomats can now obtain the National Identity Number (NIN) from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from January 19, the Nigerian government has said.

NIMC registers 500,000 Ekiti residents for National ID in 9 years

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) in Ekiti State says it has so far registered 500,000 persons in the state for the National Identity Card since 2012.
3. The NCDC and partners, with leadership from the Federal Ministry of Health and Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 is putting in place measures to strengthen the public health response to the pandemic.

NIN: PTF warns against large gatherings at NIMC offices

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, on Tuesday, urged Nigerians to obey COVID-19 protocols as they complete their National Identification Number registration at the various offices of the National Identity Management Commission nationwide.

NIMC warns Nigerians about allegedly fraudulent NIN Linker app

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has warned Nigerians not to download an app that claims to link the National Identity Number (NIN) to SIM card records.

Nigerian government threatens to sanction expatriate policy violators

The Special Ministerial Task Force on Monitoring and Enforcement of Nigerian Expatriate Business Permit and Expatriate Quota Administration has said the Federal Government will sanction any company that fails to comply with the law guiding the employment of qualified Nigerians to understudy expatriates.

FRSC: NIN compulsory for vehicle registration

Oyeyemi said, “Beginning from the second quarter of this year (2021), if you want to register your vehicle, it is going to be compulsory for you to provide your NIN. This is part of the security checks. So, once you provide your NIN, it makes the matter easier and helps the government in national planning, critical decision making and also enhance adequate Intelligence gathering for security of lives and properties.”
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Minister: NIN registration takes five minutes at NIMC offices

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, said on Friday that it takes five minutes for each Nigerian to complete the National Identification Number registration at any National Identity Management Commission offices nationwide.
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EFCC warns Nigerians not to sell their NIN

“As Nigerians struggle to acquire the National Identity Number, NIN, from offices of the National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, across the country it has come to the knowledge of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, that some unscrupulous persons are cashing in on the exercise to induce enrollees to sell their NIN for a fee. The buyers of the numbers are also trading with them to persons whose motives are anything but noble,” the statement reads.

NCC speaks on ‘mass disconnection’ of telephone subscribers

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has cleared the air on speculations of impending mass disconnection of telephone subscribers.
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NIN: Nigerian government lists fresh conditions for SIM replacement

The Federal Government has listed fresh conditions for telecommunication service subscribers to replace lost, stolen, misplaced or damaged SIM cards.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, on Saturday advised the Nigerian youth to develop their skills and drive innovation and entrepreneurship in the space sector.

Nigerian government launches mobile app that will assist in securing NIN slip

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, has approved the development and release of an improved National Identity Number (NIN) slip and a mobile application that will help in securing NIN.

NIMC: Those extorting NIN applicants risk seven years in jail

The National Identity Management Commission, on Thursday, says the enrolment for the National Identification Number is free.

NIS begins issuance of enhanced e-passports

The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), FESTAC Office, has begun the issuance of new Enhanced e-Passports as part of efforts to enable Nigerians to have expanded avenue to apply for International Passports.
The Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, yesterday denied that Nigeria’s decision to close its borders prompted Ghanaian authorities to clamp down on Nigerian traders in the country.

NIDCOM: How Nigerians in diaspora can register for NIN

The Federal Government has directed Nigerians abroad to visit the website of the National Identity Management Commission to enable them to register for the National Identity Number.
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SIM-NIN registration: NACCIMA Wants Implementation Deadline Extended

The Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) has called on the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to extend the deadline for the planned linking of Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards to National Identity Number (NIN).
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SIM cards: SERAP asks President Buhari to stop NIN registration drive

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to instruct the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Mr Isa Pantami, and Director-General of the National Identity Management Commission, Mr Aliyu Abubakar, to stop the push for registration of Nigerians for National Identity Number and withdraw the threat to block SIM cards.
A former Vice President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr Onyekachi Monday Ubani, says President Muhammadu Buhari breached the constitution for failing to hand over to the Vice President while embarking on a two-week private visit to London.

Ex-NBA vice-president drags Nigerian government, others to court over NIN

Former 2nd Vice-President of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Mr Monday Ubani, has asked a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos to stop the Nigerian government and Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, from disconnecting all SIM cards not linked to the National Identity Number, NIN.

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