NIN registration: Telecoms operators speak on Buhari govt extending deadline

The Association of Licensed Telecommunication Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) has confirmed that the deadline to link National Identity Number (NIN) to the SIM registration database, has been extended till February 9. The deadline had earlier been scheduled for Tuesday, January 19. However, in a statement signed by ALTON’s Chairman, Engr. Gbenga Adebayo, the directive to... Continue Reading →

NIN: Nigeria Government Insists On Wednesday Deadline, Diplomats’ Registration

On Sunday, the Nigerian Government insisted that the deadlines given for the registration of all Subscriber Identification Modules with valid National Identity Numbers were still in force. It also declared that the NIN was mandatory for diplomats who reside in Nigeria and all other lawful residents across the country. Asked whether the Federal Government had... Continue Reading →

Suspected touts take over ‘NIN’ office in Gombe

The National Identity Number NIN registration in Gombe has been taken over by touts and middlemen who extort money from innocent Nigerians who were in the National Identity Management Commission, (NIMC) office in Gombe for the NIN registration. Many of those who came for the registration complained that they were made to cough out as... Continue Reading →

NIN: NIMC closes office in Lagos, cites COVID-19

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has shut down its office in the Alausa area of Lagos State due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It was gathered that NIMC shut down its system and asked people to return to their respective destinations. It would be recalled that the Federal Government recently gave Nigerians two-week ultimatum... Continue Reading →

‘NCC’s SIM deactivation deadline will create confusion’

Telecom operators and subscribers on Wednesday said the order by Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) for deactivation of Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards not linked with users’ National Identity Number (NIN) in the next two weeks is a recipe for for confusion. NIN is a unique number generated and issued by the National Identity Management Commission... Continue Reading →

List of approved NIN enrolment centres nationwide

The Federal Government has approved 173 centres and 30 state government institutions to conduct enrolment of all persons including legal residents into the National Identity Database (NIDB) on behalf of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC). This was disclosed on the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) website on Wednesday titled, ‘Approved Data Capturing Agents (Digital Identity... Continue Reading →

SIM Cards Disconnection: Outrage Over N20 Charges To Confirm NIN Status

Following the directives given to all network operators in the country by the federal government to disconnect every SIM card not synchronized with valid National Identity Number (NIN) by December 30, Nigerians have lamented that they were charged N20 while confirming their NIN status using the USSD code (*346#). The directive to disconnect SIM cards... Continue Reading →

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