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Job Creation: Makinde Urges FG to Reverse Twitter Suspension

As Twitter users across the country woke up on Saturday encountering difficulty in accessing the micro blogging platform, the Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, has urged the Federal Government to reverse the ban on Twitter operations in Nigeria, saying that the platform has created a source of livelihood for thousands of Nigerian youths. Makinde…

NCC Open to Innovations, Strategic Collaboration for Human Capital Development – Danbatta

The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has emphasised that the Commission will always be open to ideas, innovations and meaningful collaboration with strategic institutions for the development of human capacity in Nigeria. Danbatta stated this while addressing the management of Nile University of Nigeria, when they…

FG Extends NIN-SIM Linkage By Eight Weeks

The Federal Government on Tuesday announced extension of the ongoing National Identification Number and Subscriber Identity Module integration by eight weeks, with a new deadline of April 6, 2021. A statement by the Director, Public Affairs, Nigerian Communications Commission, Ikechukwu Adinde, disclosed that the extension was conveyed by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy,…

Nigerians Can Link 7 SIM Cards To One NIN—NIMC

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has stated that its recently launched application portal for the National Identification Number (NIN) allows the linkage of up to 7 SIMs to one unique NIN. This puts to rest the fear of Nigerians who have various SIMs used for different purposes on how many of such SIMs can be…

NIMC Adopts Booking Method For NIN Registration

Although the deadline for NIN registration across the country has been extended from December 30 to January 19, 2021, thousands of Nigerians still assembled at NIMC registration centres across the nation to beat the ultimatum, defying the COVID-19 protocols amid a second wave of the virus in the country. In order to address this situation,…

How To Link Your Phone Number With NIN

Since Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has given telecommunications operators in the country two weeks to block all SIM cards that are not registered with the National Identity Numbers (NIN) by the 31st of December 2020, we decide to discuss how to link your NIN with your SIM to avoid  being blocked while entering a new…

SIM Blocking: Reps Ask NCC To Extend Deadline On New Regulation By 10 Weeks

The House of Representatives has asked the Nigerian Communications Commission and the Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy to extend the deadline for disconnecting of any SIM card not registered with the National Identity Number (NIN) by network operators to 10 weeks. The House lauds the intention of the NCC but wants the process to…

FG Directs Telecos To Disconnect All SIMS Not Connected To NIN By Dec 30

The Federal government has directed all telecommunication operators in the country to disconnect every SIM card not registered with the National Identity Number (NIN) by December 30th. This follows an earlier directive given by the Minister of communications and digital economy, Isa Ali Pantami on the suspension of new SIM registration by network operators. This…

Helen Paul Becomes NCC Ambassador

Versatile female entertainer, Helen Paul, has been announced as the new ‘Face of the Telecom Consumer’ by the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC. She signed the contract last month at the commission’s head office in Abuja. A statement from the NCC reads that “Helen Paul, the renowned comedian and actress who also signed on alongside Ali…

NCC Nabs 6 In Kano For Selling Pre-registered SIM cards

The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) has arrested six persons in Kano State for alleged selling of pre-registered SIM cards. The commission recovered over 100 pieces of pre-registered SIM cards from the suspects. Speaking shortly after raiding some places at the famous GSM Market at Farm Center and ’Yankura Market, yesterday, the head of re-enforcement unit…