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President Buhari says NIN link with SIM cards will enhance security, economy

by on May 6, 2021 0
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the ongoing synchronization of National Identification Number (NIN) with SIM cards across the country will provide a digital framework for improving security and strengthening of the economy. At the launch of the National Policy for the Promotion of Indigenous Content in Nigerian Telecoms Sector and Revised National Identity Policy... Read More

Nigeria again extends deadline on SIM card link with NIN till June 30

by on May 4, 2021 0
…54 mln people obtained their NIN By Oludare Mayowa Nigeria has again for the umpteenth time extended the deadline for mobile telephone subscribers to link their National Identity Number (NIN) with their Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) data base to June 30, 2021. A statement by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the extension followed consultation between... Read More

Nigerian Telecom Sector Can Breathe Again

by on April 23, 2021 0
By Elvis Eromosele A week is a week. This is almost true in every part of the world regardless of the season. Every week is also unique. The activities, the happenings and the stories define each week. This week has been epoch-making in every sense. This week, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was... Read More

Nigeria lifts ban on New SIM sales from April 19

by on April 15, 2021 0
Telecoms companies can now resume sales of new SIM card to customers with mandatory National Identity Number (NIN) linking, starting from April 19, 2021. A statement by the Technical Assistant (Information Technology) to the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Femi Adeluyi said the approval was in line with the Revised National Digital Identity... Read More

Nigeria extends deadline for mobile phone subscribers to link SIM Card with NIN to Feb 9

by on January 20, 2021 0
Nigeria has extended the deadline for the mobile phone subscribers to link their SIM Card database with their National Identification Number (NIN) to February 9 from January 19, 2021. In a statement, the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) said it received formal confirmation from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) that President Muhammadu... Read More

About 47.8 million mobile phone subscribers submit NIN to link database~NCC

by on January 19, 2021 0
About 47.8 million mobile telephone subscribers have submitted their National Identity Numbers (NIN) for linkage with their subscriber’s data ahead of the stipulated deadline. The government has also warned telephone subscribers to protect their Subscriber Identification Modules (SIM) and their NIN as it would now use the NIN to track people’s activities for either... Read More

Nigerians blast NCC, Minister over SIM Card registration directive

by on December 16, 2020 0
By GFDNews correspondents The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) and the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami are under fire from Nigerians over the directive that mobile phone users should update their SIM Card with the valid National Identification Number (NIN) before the end of 2020 after which their SIM would be... Read More