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How to link your National Identity Number with your phone number

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How to link your National Identity Number with your phone number

By NaijaNews Nigeria                     December 17, 2020

NaijaNews Nigeria reports that Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) had earlier mandated the telecommunications operators in the country to block all SIM cards that are not registered with the National Identity Numbers (NIN) within 2 weeks.

 

This means that failure of the subscribers to register with NIN will lead to the blocking or disconnection of the line by the end of December 31, 2020, despite the huge public outcry against the sudden announcement of the policy and short time frame to implement it.

 

The Nigerian Identity Management Commission (NIMC) have also directed that subscribers can link their NIN to more than one sim card. They said telecom subscribers should take their NIN to the office of their service provider.

 

However, some Nigerians who posses NIN are still unsure how to go about linking their phone numbers to their NIN

Here are a few steps to link your phone number with your NIN;

MTN users

To link your NIN, simply dial *785# using the phone number you wish to link, enter your NIN and submit or;

 

Dial *785#Your NIN# from the phone number you wish to link. The number will be linked to your NIN automatically.

 

Visit https://mtnonline.com/nim/using your phone or computer.

 

Complete the NIN linking form by entering your name, phone number, NIN, and email address.

 

Submit the form as soon as you’re done.

 

Wait for feedback from the network.

Airtel Users

To link your NIN to your Airtel phone number, follow the steps below:

 

Dial *121# on the Airtel line you wish to link.

 

Type 1 for “NIN Capture” and send.

 

Enter your 11-digit NIN and send.

 

Wait for the message confirming your submission. If you get an error, just wait for some time and try again.

Other networks (Glo and 9mobile)

For the other networks, you simply visit the nearest office of your service provider (Glo or 9mobile) to register/link your NIN.

 

Go with NIN and your SIM pack or call the customer care line of your service provider.

 

9mobile said it is making effort to develop a system that would make things simple for its customers. You can check your NIN status by dialing *346# from your 9mobile line.

 

This online news medium recall that following the directive of NCC to telecommunication operators on 2-week ultimatum to disconnect sim cards not registered with NIN; the NIMC warned the general public to beware of fraudsters and scammers who are on the prowl to swindle unsuspecting people.

 

NIMC said that Nigerians already enrolled in the NIMC scheme but have lost their NIN should dial *346# to retrieve the NIN. It also said that USSD code is available on MTN, Airtel, Glo and 9mobile.

ALAT By Wema Launches Earn-As-You-Go Scheme, Urges Nigerians to Save More

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ALAT By Wema Launches Earn-As-You-Go Scheme, Urges Nigerians to Save More

NaijaNews Nigeria reports that
ALAT By Wema is offering Nigerians an opportunity to make extra income for the holiday season.

Tagged “Earn-As-You-Go”, the scheme is an exclusive referral program that allows customers to earn N1,000 for each person they get to sign up to the ALAT digital banking platform.

Given the culture of a ‘side hustle’ for which most young Nigerians are known for, the Earn-As-You-Go scheme will serve as an extra source of income for many of the brand’s customers.

This online news medium understand that according to Olusegun Adeniyi, Chief Digital Officer, Wema Bank, the bank, in its usual culture, “is looking to support young Nigerians economically as we all continue to weather the consequences of the current recession. For us, it is also an opportunity to grow our portfolio while giving new customers the pleasure of enjoying refreshing digital banking with ALAT.”

To participate, current customers are to get economically active people to use their referral code to open ALAT accounts and upload a picture of a government-issued ID card, this is in addition to the availability of the whooping sum of N100,000  for participants at the end of the exercise.
Also, ALAT by Wema is urging young Nigerians to take control of their spending and save some of their income for rainy days.

In his words, Olusegun Adeniyi said “it is normal to hear young people complain that January is a rather long month, and this is due to having spent most of their money during Christmas festivities. With this campaign, we are asking them not to overspend but save something away that will be handy for starting the New Year.”
“We are not just asking them to save, top savers within the period will receive special gift packs from the ALAT team,” he added.

Customers can make use of any of the saving options available on ALAT, as well as, take advantage of the card control feature on the platform to keep tabs on their spending during the holidays.

BREAKING: The Abducted Katsina Schoolboys Location as been Revealed.

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BREAKING: The Abducted Katsina Schoolboys Location as been Revealed.

NaijaNews Nigeria reports that, Bello  Masari, the governor of Katsina State, has revealed the location of about 300 students who were abducted by either bandits or Boko Haram from the Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State.

This online news medium understand that about 500 students were kidnapped in Kankara but after the attack by Bandits, the whereabouts of 333 students is yet to be ascertained.

But Governor Masari on Wednesday night said the schoolboys were currently in a forest in Zamfara State.

Masari, who was answering questions on BBC Hausa Wednesday night, said he got information that the students are in Zamfara.

“They are in Zamfara forests, we have gotten the information,” Masari said.

He said his government is negotiating with the kidnappers to ensure the release of the abducted students.

Masari stated that he had started a dialogue with the abductors, assuring that his administration would secure the students’ release.

“We are negotiating with those that have abducted the students and we want to ensure that we secure their release,” he added.

He, however, refuted the allegation that the students were kidnapped by Boko Haram.

The governor maintained that none of the abducted students of the Government Science Secondary School in Kankara is dead.

Masari described the report that some of the abducted students are dead as false.

UK and EU agree to extend Brexit talks following call.

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Flags of the European Union EU and the United Kingdom UK / Great Britain among all the other European flags in Forum Europa Building in Brussels, Belgium, during the European Council summit - special meeting of EU Leaders about Article 50 and the departure of United Kingdom from EU, Brexit on October 2019 (Photo by Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Flags of the European Union EU and the United Kingdom UK / Great Britain among all the other European flags in Forum Europa Building in Brussels, Belgium, during the European Council summit – special meeting of EU Leaders about Article 50 and the departure of United Kingdom from EU, Brexit on October 2019 (Photo by Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

UK and EU agree to extend Brexit talks following call.

NaijaNews Nigeria December 13, 2020

NaijaNews Nigeria gathered that the Flags of the European Union EU and the United Kingdom UK / Great Britain among all the other European flags in Forum Europa Building in Brussels, Belgium, during the European Council summit – special meeting of EU Leaders about Article 50 and the departure of United Kingdom from EU, Brexit on October 2019.

This online news medium understand that the UK formally left the bloc on 31 January 2020 it will fully leave the EU at the end of this year on 31 December, unless an extension is agreed.

Boris Johnson and European Union commission president Ursula von der Leyen have agreed to continue Brexit talks, as the deadline originally set for ending discussions fast approaches.

After a call on Sunday, von der Leyen tweeted: “We had a useful call with @BorisJohnson this morning.

“We agreed that talks will continue.”

A joint statement from the pair read: “We had a useful phone call this morning. We discussed the major unresolved topics.

“Our negotiating teams have been working day and night over recent days.

“And despite the exhaustion after almost a year of negotiations, despite the fact that deadlines have been missed over and over we think it is responsible at this point to go the extra mile.

“We have accordingly mandated our negotiators to continue the talks and to see whether an agreement can even at this late stage be reached.”

While the UK formally left the bloc on 31 January 2020 it will fully leave the EU at the end of this year on 31 December, unless an extension is agreed.

Speaking in Downing Street, Boris Johnson later warned that the UK and EU “remain very far apart” on the key issues.

He said: “The UK can’t be locked into the EU’s regulatory orbit and we’ve obviously got to take back control of our fisheries four-and-a-half years after people voted for it.

“So those are the points. I think that it is very clear what the UK is talking about, let’s see what we can achieve.”But in the meantime, get ready, with confidence, for January 1 – trade on WTO terms if we have to.”

Tony Danker, Confederation for British Industry director-general, said: “The news that talks will continue gives hope. A deal is both essential and possible. It is the only way to build upon the extensive support for the economy given by all governments during the pandemic. Without it, that progress is undermined.

“Ongoing delays are frustrating and cost businesses. But it is vital to make use of the time. Government must move with even more determination to avoid the looming cliff edge of January 1st. That means taking three bold steps.”

The potentially hopeful sign comes amid news that the UK government is planning a “multi-billion” pound bailout package for industries that would be hit hardest by a no-deal Brexit.

According to reports in The Sunday Telegraph sheep farmers, fishermen, car manufacturers and chemical suppliers would be in line for financial support, as they could be facing European Union tariffs after the end of the transition period on 1 January.

Citing two unnamed sources, the newspaper said the package could total between £8bn and £10bn and has taken inspiration from last year’s Operation Kingfisher — measures drawn up ahead of a breakthrough on the Brexit deal.

The Cabinet office had not responded to Yahoo Finance requests for comment on the potential bailout at the time of publication.

Johnson chaired a meeting on Friday to “take stock” on Britain’s preparedness for a no-deal scenario along with senior minister Michael Gove, who is responsible for Brexit planning.

The PM said the bloc needed to make a “big change” over the main sticking points on fishing rights and business competition rules, while von der Leyen, who reiterated many times that “significant differences” remained, said no-deal was the most probable end to “difficult” talks.

Faisal Maina Son, Arrested By EFCC

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Faisal Maina Son
Faisal Maina Son, Arrested By EFCC
Faisal Maina Son, has been arrested by the EFCC operatives.

 

 

NaijaNews Nigeria reports that Faisal, son of Abdulrasheed Maina, has been arrested by security operatives.

 

NaijaNews recall that Faisal was declared wanted by the Federal High Court in Abuja after he jumped bail since June 24.

 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, confirmed to the court on Thursday that Faisal was apprehended by security operatives on Wednesday night.

 

Faisal is facing a three-count money laundering charge the anti-graft agency preferred against him.

 

At the resumed hearing on Thursday, counsel to the surety, Mr. M. E. Sheriff, urged the court to suspend the hearing of the forfeiture case against his client given the arrest of the Defendant.

 

He said: “My lord, I was reliably informed that the Defendant had been arrested. He was arrested last night, and he is in custody”.

 

EFCC’s lawyer, Mr. Farouk Abdullah, told the court that the Defendant is not in their custody yet.

 

“We got information unofficially that he has been arrested”, the Prosecution counsel added.

 

In his ruling, Justice Abang dismissed the adjournment request and ordered the surety to move the application he filed to show cause why he should not forfeit the bail bond to FG.

 

World Economic Forum 2021 Annual Meeting Moves To Singapore

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World Economic Forum 2021 Annual Meeting Moves To Singapore.

NaijaNews Nigeria December 8, 2020

 

World Economic Forum 2021 Annual Meeting moved to Singapore over coronavirus concern

NaijaNews Nigeria reports that the World Economic Forum has announced a change of venue for the 2021 Special Annual General Meeting, from Switzerland to Singapore due to coronavirus pandemic.

The World Economic Forum Special Annual Meeting is set to hold between 13th- 16th of May, 2021 in Singapore and returned back to its traditional venue of Davos-Klosters in Switzerland for the next Annual General meeting of 2022.

According to the press release, the shift of the venue became imperative after a careful review of the current COVID pandemic, with Singapore being better placed for the event.

With this, the World Economic Forum strongly believes that the change in venue reflects the forum’s priority of safeguarding the health and safety of participants and the host institution.

What you need to know

The World Economic Forum is committed to improve the state of the world and the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation.

The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

 

The Special Annual Meeting 2021 in Singapore will be the first global leadership event to address worldwide recovery from covid pandemic.

This in-person meeting will bring together leaders to focus on shaping solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.

Further details will be communicated in due course.

 

In anticipation of the Special Annual Meeting 2021, the World Economic Forum will initially host the Global Technology Governance Summit in Tokyo from 6-7 April 2021.

The change in location reflects the Forum’s priority of safeguarding the health and safety of participants and the host community.

After careful consideration, and in light of the current situation with regards to COVID-19 cases, it was decided that Singapore was best placed to hold the meeting.’’

In addition, commenting on the rationale behind this year special Annual Meeting, the Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, Klaus Schwab said:

 

“A global leadership summit is of crucial importance to address how we can recover together”

LAPO Microfinance Bank Wins BusinessDay Award

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LAPO Microfinance Bank
LAPO Microfinance Bank

 

LAPO Microfinance Bank Wins BusinessDay Award.

 

Naija News Nigeria reports that LAPO Microfinance Bank has been honored with the ‘Microfinance Bank of the Year’ Award at the recent BusinessDay Annual Banking Awards held at Intercontinental Hotel on the 28th of November, 2020.

 

List of LAPO MFB representatives that graced the Award show are;

L-R Segun Balogun LAPO, Dr Godwin Ehigiamusoe PhD.- Founder LAPO, Mr Henry Olayemi- Past President, Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers, Remi Akande- Head Of Communications LAPO MfB, Abel Ovenseri– Group Head, Strategy LAPO MfB.

NAOSRE Confirms December 11 For Security Dinner, Discourse Programme

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NAOSRE Confirms December 11 For Security Dinner, Discourse Programme

NaijaNews Nigeria                          December 3, 2020

NaijaNews Nigeria reports that the leadership of the Association of Online Security Reporters, NAOSRE, an association made up of the finest hands in Nigeria’s security reportage, has confirmed December 11, 2020 for its dinner.

The dinner with a topic 2021 NIGERIA SECURITY: ISSUES,FUNDING AND PROSPECTS, is organized for the discuss of security issues in Nigeria.

In a statement in Lagos, the President of the association, Mr. Oyewale Femi stated that the ANNUAL DINNER- DISCOURSE PROGRAMME is the association’s annual evening of get-together to review security issues and re enact media strategies in playing crucial role of professionally bridging the gap of information between security agents and the public.

The statement added that the events holds on Friday, December 11, 2020 at Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, at 5pm prompt.

“It is going to be an evening of security review and strategies ahead of safer Nigeria from 2021,” he said.

Oyewale added that “the annual security dinner event is a fulfillment of NAOSRE’s commitment to promoting effective communication between citizens and security agents for a secured Nigeria,” he emphasized.

Meanwhile, the Senate Committee Chairman on AirForce, Senator Ibn N’Allah, former House of Representatives member and business mogul, Honourable Prince Ned Nwoko, Security agencies in the country, as well as other notable Nigerians are expected to grace the event.

*Nigeria Police Force Extradite Abdulrashid Maina to Nigeria*

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*Nigeria Police Force Extradite Abdulrashid Maina to Nigeria*

NaijaNews Nigeria reports that the Nigeria Police Force has extradited Abdulrashid Abdullahi Maina, former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), today, 3rd December, 2020, to Nigeria from Niamey, Niger Republic, where he was arrested having been declared wanted by a court of competent jurisdiction over a pending criminal trial against him.

This online news medium gathered that Abdulrashid Maina was arrested on 30th November, 2020 through the collaborative efforts of the operatives of the Nigeria Police Force, INTERPOL NCB, Abuja and their Nigerien counterpart. The team from INTERPOL Nigeria, led by the Commissioner of Police INTERPOL, CP Garba Umar, having completed the necessary documentation requirements and other extradition processes, flew the wanted former Pension Boss, Maina into Nigeria aboard an NPF Jet 5N-HAR and landed at exactly 1417Hrs (Nigerian Time).

Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni while applauding the trans-national/inter-agency collaborations that led to the successful arrest and extradition of the wanted fugitive, assures that necessary legal actions will follow immediately.

*Nigerian Army holds spiritual warfare seminar December 3.

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NaijaNews Nigeria reports the Second Edition of the Nigerian Army Spiritual Warfare Seminar is scheduled to hold on Thursday 3 December 2020 by 8:00am, at Nigerian Army Resource Centre, Asokoro, in Abuja.

This online news medium gathered that the Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Tukur Yusufu Buratai is expected to be the Special Guest of Honour at the occasion.

It would be recalled that the Nigerian Army spiritual warfare seminar is a programme organized by the Chaplain and Islamic Directorates of the Nigerian Army in the year 2019.

The programme is expected to sensitize and mobilize religious/spiritual leaders to enlighten and educate their followers on the true and correct tenets of islamic and Christian religions so as not to be easily brainwashed by the devilish and wicked teachings of Boko haram’s ideology.

The seminar is also intended to stimulate renewed vigour to finding ways of curtailing and tackling Boko haram’s extremism and recruitment drive using counter narratives, knowing fully well that terrorism is about battle of inner consciousness/the struggle for winning the hearts and minds of the people.