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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.
Netflix has signed a multiyear deal with Kevin Hart and his production company HartBeat Productions for four exclusive films starring Hart and first dibs on films the comedy star develops with his company.

Kevin Hart signs deal with Netflix for four exclusive movies

Netflix has signed a multiyear deal with Kevin Hart and his production company HartBeat Productions for four exclusive films starring Hart and first dibs on films the comedy star develops with his company.
Following a meeting with the Federal Government, staff of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) have agreed to suspend the industrial action embarked upon on Thursday.

Afenifere: NIMC registration amidst coronavirus irresponsible

Pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, has described the ongoing registration of the National Identity Management Commission in the midst of the second wave of COVID-19 as “the most irresponsible act of governance” on display in the history of Nigeria.
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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.

NIMC staff begin two-day warning strike

The warning strike was embarked upon to demand safety measures for the NIMC staff against COVID-19 and also to demand for new salary structure, the chairman of Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) NIMC unit, Asekokhai Lucky Michael, and the unit’s secretary, Odia Victor, said.

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.

NIN: No mass disconnection of telephone subscribers – NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said there will be no mass disconnection of telecom subscribers as a result of the ongoing linkage of National Identity Numbers (NINs) records to SIM registration.
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Netflix raises UK prices to cover cost of content

Netflix is raising the cost of some of its UK subscriptions from next month, its customers have been told.
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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.
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Nigerian government lifts suspension on SIM replacement

The Federal Government, Thursday, lifted the earlier suspension order on replacement and activation of old Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) card, but on the condition that the person must have enrolled and obtained the National Identification Number (NIN).
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ALTON: Subscribers with NIN can replace their SIM

The Association of Licensed Telecommunication Operators of Nigeria has announced that subscribers with National Identification Numbers can now replace their lost or damaged SIM at any of the customer centres across the country.

NIMC releases new guidelines for NIN enrolment

To overcome the challenge occasioned a huge demand for the NIN with a large crowd visiting the NIMC Enrolment Centers nationwide, the Commission has adopted booking system for NIN enrolment.
The Federal Government has restated its determination to complete the Nigerian Workers Affordable Housing Development programme.

Trade unions housing scheme on course

The government had through Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) entered into an agreement with leading labour unions – Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA) – for the implementation of the scheme.
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Nigerian government extends SIM-NIN integration deadline

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has approved the extension of the deadline on the ongoing SIM-NIN integration by three weeks.
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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Nigerian government extends deadline for SIM-NIN update to January 19, February 9

The federal government has extended the deadline for the provision of National Identification Number, NIN, by telecommunication service subscribers to 19th January and 9th February, 2021 respectively.
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Queueing for SIM registration exercise inconvenient for older people

The Coalition of Societies for the Rights of Older Persons in Nigeria (COSROPIN) says procedural recommendations requesting persons to queue for SIM card registration is inconvenient for older people.
In a statement by its National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and the National Media Affairs Director, Miss Zainab Yusuf, HURIWA alleged that some lawmakers were conniving with armed terrorists to introduce “satanic legislation.”

HURIWA: Rush for NIN registration will hasten second coronavirus wave

An Advocacy group, Human Rights Writers Association (HURIWA) has warned that with dearth of registration facilities and the rush by Nigerians to avoid being cut off from their mobile phone lines following the directive to cut off those without National Identification number, the second wave of COVID-19 spread would be hastened.

SIM registration: Nigerian government waives NIN retrieval fee

The Nigerian Communications Commission and the National Identity Management Commission have been ordered to remove the fee imposed on subscribers for National Identification Number retrieval requests.
Google’s latest Chromecast with Google TV is filling in one of its biggest missing apps, with the company announcing that it’ll soon be offering an Apple TV app in early 2021.

Google’s new Chromecast is getting an Apple TV app soon

Google’s latest Chromecast with Google TV is filling in one of its biggest missing apps, with the company announcing that it’ll soon be offering an Apple TV app in early 2021.

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Chad’s longtime President Idriss Deby has died of wounds suffered on the front line in the country’s north, where he had gone to visit soldiers battling rebels, the armed forces said.

Chad rebels say command hit by air strike ahead of Idriss Deby’s funeral

Chadian rebels said on Friday their command centre was bombed overnight in an attempt to kill their leader, hours ahead of the funeral of President Idriss Deby who was killed on the frontline on Monday.
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NDPHC, BEDC sign agreement on 250MW

The Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) has signed a framework agreement with the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) to deliver additional 250 megawatts from stranded power to customers within the franchise area.
The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.

Governor Sani-Bello: Niger has used 47.5% of coronavirus vaccines received

Niger State governor and chairman, North Central Governors’ Forum (NCGF) Abubakar Sani Bello says out of the 74,110 doses of COVID-19 vaccines received by the state, 35,170 doses have been utilised in the state, representing 47.5 per cent.
Mikel Arteta is confident that Arsenal will welcome Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang back from a bout of malaria before the end of the season.

Arsenal boss offers positive update on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang return

The Gunners saw their club captain figure in two games immediately after the March international break, but a disease picked up while away with Gabon soon left the 31-year-old frontman unable to continue.

Normalcy returns to Kano prison after inmates riot

The Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) says normalcy has been restored to the Kurmawa Custodial facility in Kano metropolis following a violent protest staged by the inmates on Thursday.

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Super Falcons won their second group game at the Turkish Women’s Cup and they were even more impressive today against Uzbekistan than they were in their opening game against CSKA Moscow.

Super Falcons drop one place on latest FIFA ranking

Nigeria’s Super Falcons dropped one spot in the latest FIFA rankings released by the world soccer governing body on Friday.
Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has confirmed that he is “following” his Norwegian compatriot and prolific goalscorer Erling Haaland.

Borussia Dortmund director confident of holding onto Erling Haaland

Borussia Dortmund’s sporting director, Michael Zorc, is confident of holding onto striker Erling Haaland this summer.
The Chairperson of the House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora, Hon. Tolulope Akande-Sadipe K. has said that Nigeria’s Foreign mission and Embassy must strive to meet the needs of Nigerians abroad and improve their services to them.

House committee chair urges Nigerian foreign missions to meet needs of nationals abroad

The Chairperson of the House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora, Hon. Tolulope Akande-Sadipe K. has said that Nigeria’s Foreign mission and Embassy must strive to meet the needs of Nigerians abroad and improve their services to them.
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Census: NPC commences TOT pre-test exercise

Ahead of the next population and housing census, the National Population Commission (NPC) has commenced the first Training Of the Trainers (TOT) pre-test exercise for staff across the country.
Chelsea are reportedly to open talks with Bayern Munich star, David Alaba, in the New Year.

Joshua Kimmich welcomes David Alaba move to Real Madrid

Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich has welcomed his team-mate David Alaba's reported move to Real Madrid, saying Los Blancos are a logical next step for the Austrian.