About 8.5m customers yet to link SIM with NIN, says Airtel

May 12, 2022 Segun Odunewu, Lagos 0

Telecommunications operator, Airtel Nigeria, has said that only 35.9 million out of its 44.4 million active customers had linked their National Identification Number (NIN) with their SIMs as of the end of April this year. This means that 8.5 million customers of the telco are yet to comply and have been placed on ‘receive only’ status, meaning all their outgoing Read More

NIN-SIM linkage: Nigerians express mixed feelings on new deadline

January 5, 2022 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Nigerians have been expressing mixed feelings on the extension of the deadline for the National Identity Number (NIN) and SIM linkage. Adekola Olugbenga, who spoke with Blueprint said, “I have tried to register my National Identity Number (NIN) online but I couldn’t. At least i have more time now, to avoid blocking of the SIM.” James Akpan told our correspondent Read More

Breaking: As enrollment hits 71 million, FG extends NIN-SIM verification to March 2022

December 31, 2021 Editor 0

The federal government on Friday announced extension of the ongoing National Identification Number (NIN) verification, being mandatory aspect for existing and new Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards. The existing verification exercise is meant to expire on December 31, 2021. However, in a joint press statement on Friday in Abuja, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) Read More

NIN has enrolled 67m Nigerians – Pantami

November 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

The federal government has declared that no fewer than 67 million people have registered for the National Identification Number (NIN), which is the foundation for economic growth and national security. The Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Malam Isa Pantami, disclosed this in Paris at the Nigeria international Partnership Forum held on the sidelines of the Paris Peace Forum. Pantami Read More

You can’t win Anambra with propaganda, group tells Soludo

November 1, 2021 Editorial II 0

A political pressure group Coalition for True Democracy (CTD) has told the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Professor Chukwuma Soludo to reach out to the people with issues of governance instead of spreading empty propaganda against his opponents. The group coordinator, Mr. Samuel Okolo stated this while reacting to a statement credited to Soludo, where he accused Read More

PGF boss to Ayu: Investigate mismanagement of N30bn mobilised for PDP secretariat

November 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has challenged the new leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, to investigate the mismanagement of N30 billions mobilised for the construction of its national secretariat. The APC chieftain also commended the opposition party for organising a successful Read More

Enugu APC chairman mocks PDP over pledge to rescue Nigeria

October 31, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The newly elected Enugu State Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Comrade Adolphus Udeh has mocked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over its pledge to rescue Nigeria. According to Udeh, before rescuing Nigeria, PDP should first account for the uncountable underdevelopment obstacles the party embedded in the system,   prior to their exit from power in 2015. In a press Read More

At last, Odion Ighalo breaks silence over Super Eagles return

October 30, 2021 ESPN 0

Striker Odion Ighalo is undecided on a possible return to the Super Eagles, more than two years after he retired from the national team.  Super Eagles Head Coach Gernot Rohr had recently hinted at a potential return for the former Watford forward. But Ighalo, who is enjoying an impressive form with Saudi Arabian top side Al Shabab, is yet to Read More

Breaking: NRC reopens Abuja-Kaduna train route 48 hours after ‘bandits attack’

October 22, 2021 Editor 0

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has announced reopening of Abuja-Kaduna route two days after a moving train was attacked by suspected bandits. The attacks carried out between Wednesday evening and Thursday morning also destroyed some part of the rail tracks. A reopening announcement by NRC on Friday evening read, “The Board and Management of the Nigerian railway corporation (NRC) hereby Read More

Breaking: PDP top shot quits, joins APC

October 19, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf, Damaturu 0

The deputy state Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Yobe state, Alhaji Umaru Amale, the party’s assistant state secretary Ahmadu Biriri and others on Tuesday defected to All Progressives Congress (APC). Receiving former PDP officials in Damaturu, the state Governor and Chairman APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention, Mai Mala Buni, said they should be part of the movement to salvage Read More

Happening now: Protest rocks Abuja as basketball players demand Musa Kida’s removal over ‘non-payment of D’Tigresses allowances, poor leadership’ (VIDEO)

October 14, 2021 Editor 0

Thousands of basketball players (both male and female) are currently protesting alleged poor leadership of Musa Kida-led Nigeria Basketball (NBBF). Players of victorious Nigeria’s D’Tigresses had few days ago revealed that NBBF under Kida had owed them backlog of allowances since 2018. D’Tigresses few weeks ago won 2021 FIBA Afrobasket women tournament in Cameroon. They had won same competition in Read More

Breaking: Tyson Fury knocks out Deontay Wilder in trilogy bout, retains WBC heavyweight title (PICTURES)

October 10, 2021 Editor 0

Tyson Fury delivered a thrilling 11th-round knockout against Deontay Wilder to retain his WBC heavyweight crown as their trilogy bout produced another classic on an electric night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Twenty months since Fury dethroned the American, the 33-year-old had to show all his resolve and resilience to extend his undefeated professional record to 32 fights Read More

2023 presidency: APC national secretariat approves Osinbajo mobilisation group

October 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ongoing mobilization towards ensuring that Vice President Yemi succeeds President Muhammadu Buhari has received further boost with the APC National Headquarters formal recognition of the Progressive Consolidation Group (PCG). An October 4, 2021 letter issued by the APC and titled ‘Letter of Recognition as Support Group’ formally makes the pro-Osinbajo PCG the first 2023 presidential mobilization group to be granted Read More

APC governors celebrate Inuwa Yahaya @60, call him ‘shining light’

October 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the platform of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has described the governor of Gombe state Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya, as a ‘shining light’ even as he marks his 60th birthday. In a statement signed Saturday in Abuja by the chairman of the forum and Kebbi state governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, commended governor Read More

Over 180m telephone lines now linked to NIN – NCC

October 5, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

The Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) has revealed that over 180 million telephone lines are now linked with the National Identity Numbers (NIN). This disclosure was made via an address by the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Prof Umar Danbatta on Tuesday, during the Public Inquiry on three Regulatory Instruments on the Rule Making Process at the Read More

NIN-SIM integration: NCC sensitises telecom consumers on October 31 deadline

September 29, 2021 David Agba 0

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has reminded and urged telecoms consumers to link their National Identity Numbers (NINs) with their Subscriber Identity Modules (SIMs) before the expiration of the deadline of October 31, 2021 set by the federal government. The Commission gave the admonition during the NCC Digital Signature (NDS) radio programme, which hosted the 2nd episode of Telecoms Consumer Read More

FG extends NIN-SIM verification deadline to October 31 2021

September 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

As focus shifts to remote, hard-to-reach areas, schools and health centres the federal government has approved the extension of the deadline for National Identity Number (NIN)-Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) data verification to October 31, 2021. The decision to extend the deadline was made following a request by stakeholders to accommodate registration in remote areas, foreigners and diplomatic missions, diaspora and Read More

2Face is everything for me – Singer, Austin Boss

August 8, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

With a lot of crap music choking up the music space, concerns have been expressed about the future and quality of Nigerian music. All in the name of street music many wannabe singers have risen and only to fade away after they have had their moments because their music cannot go the distance. For Delta State-born, Lagos born and bred Read More