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FG lift suspension order on replacement and activivation of old SIM card

The Federal Government, Thursday, lifted the earlier suspension order on replacement and activation of old Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) card, but on the condition that the person must have enrolled and obtained the National Identification Number (NIN). The federal government had on December 9, announced the suspension of the sale and activation of new SIM cards across networks. The suspension order was expected to last till the completion of the audit of the Subscriber Registration Database, which seeks to achieve global standards and quality in the issuance of SIM Cards. The Director, Public Affairs at NCC, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, who announced the suspension in a statement issued by the Commission, said the action became necessary in line with the federal government’s desire to consolidate the achievement of the SIM Card registration exercise of September 2019. The Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) who conveyed the federal government’s

STEPS] Get Your NIN Number And Link It To Your Mobile Number – MTN, Airtel, Glo, 9mobile, Other Users

Recently, Nigerians went into full panic mode after the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) gave all Nigerians a few days to link their National Identification Number (NIN) with SIM cards. This followed the announcement that all telecom subscribers without NIN would be blocked. However, NCC has now extended the time for linking the NIN with sim cards to 19th of January, 2021 for subscribers with NIN while those without NIN have until 9th of February, 2021 to register & link it. The NCC also stated that USSD and verification charges remain suspended during these extensions. Although the extension is a welcome development, it is important that you link your NIN to your mobile number as soon as possible. SEE: [PHOTO] NOT AGAIN! Crowd Gathers At NIMC Offices In Lagos, Abuja Over NIN Registration It is also important that you register it through the right channels and not fall for scams or into the hand of fraudulent individuals that might use your unique number

Airtel family and friends (FaF) code - how to migrate, view and change family and friends numbers

image of Airtel family and friends Do you know that Airtel has created a tariff where you can put all your favourite numbers in a list and then enjoy a discount every time you call these numbers? It is called “Airtel Family and Friends”. Airtel Family and Friends tariff (FAF) is a product service with which discounted call prices are made available and accessible for registered Airtel numbers. Among all the numerous contacts we have on our smartphones, there are actually some contacts that we call regularly. For example, you can call your family (which may include your wife and kids), your employees and friends as the case may be. These contacts consume a large portion of our airtime. How Airtel FAF Service Work The Airtel family and friend package, allows users to register 5 selected numbers to be called with lower call rates. As an Airtel subscriber, you are permitted to add only a maximum of 5 numbers in your family and friends list. Registration of numbers i

Igbo group writes Buhari,seeks review of recent police promotions

Backs Ohanaeze Ndigbo, rejects promotion of only one officer from S/East Alleges Nigeria unfair to region in recruitment, appointments, projects location, others By Joseph Erunke A South East professional group has bemoaned recent promotions made by the Police Service Commission (PSC),alleging that the zone was again, treated unfavorably.  The group under the aegis of Conference of Igbo Professionals Worldwide, in an open letter addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari,alleged that like in the past recruitments, appointments, promotions and allocation of resources, the region was denied its rightful place in the exercise carried out by the Commission. In the letter dated 26th, December, 2020 and titled,Unfair treatment of Ndigbo and Urgent Need to Right the Wrongs by Mr President “,the group alleged that out of the recent promotion of senior police officers, the South East was given one slot while some regions got over 12 slots.  The letter signed by the group’s National Pre

The Force PRO, CP Frank Mba, has been promoted to the Commissioner of Police

The Force PRO, CP Frank Mba, has been promoted to the Commissioner of Police by IGP Mohammed Adamu. He was decorated with his new rank by the IGP and assisted by DIG Aminchi Baraye on Wednesday 30th Dec 2020 at Force Headquarters, Abuja. Congrats to him! See more photos below

The House of Representatives has proposed a bill that will legalise the cultivation, sale and use of cannabis

The House of Representatives has proposed a bill that will legalise the cultivation, sale and use of cannabis better known as marijuana or Indian hemp in Nigeria. The bill, which has already been read the first time and was slated for second reading before the House proceeded on Christmas and New Year break is sponsored by Hon. Miriam Onuoha (APC, Imo). Onuoha, who represents Isiala Mbano/ Onuimo/ Okigwe federal constituency of Imo State, is a firsttimer in the lower chamber after defeating her closest rival Obinna Onwubuariri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the rerun election that was held in 18 polling units in the constituency in January this year. It is titled “A bill for an act to decriminalise the growth and use of cannabis, to establish a system for the registration and licensing of cannabis growers, users and control, to legalise the growth, sale and use of cannabis and set out a legal framework for the registration and licensing of cannabis growers and pro

Saudi Arabia bans underage marriage – a move that protects the rights of children

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has taken a step in the right direction, like its neighbours, with an unspoken caveat. The Islamic epicentre has set a minimum age for marriage at 18 years old. The Minister of Justice and Chairman of the Supreme Judicial Council, Sheikh Walid Al-Samaani, issued the new directive in a circular sent to all the courts in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Why we are excited? There are some 750 million child brides globally – an epidemic by all measures. The Middle East adds 700,000 child brides every year to that. Saudi Arabia’s move to update its marriage laws is a huge deal for many reasons. The Middle East is home to over 40 million child brides and counting.  Saudi Arabia is easily the most influential state in the region due to its religious relevance to over 2 billion Muslims worldwide. The United Arab Emirates (UAE), for all its economic importance in the region, cannot compare. Just this year, the UAE lifted the ban on the consumption of alcohol and cohabita

Whatsapp To Stop Working On Millions Of Phones From January 1

A new WhatsApp update will prevent the popular messaging app from working on millions of phones from 1 January 2021. Older Android and iPhone devices will no longer support the latest version of the app, forcing owners to either update their mobile operating system or buy a new smartphone. Any iPhone not running iOS 9 or newer, or any phone not running at least Android 4.0.3 – also known as Ice Cream Sandwich – will no longer be able to open or operate the Facebook-owned app. This means all iPhone models up to the iPhone 4 will be unable to support WhatsApp, as these phones are not capable of updating to iOS 9. The iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S were all released before iOS 9, however owners can still update to the operating system if they are yet to do so. Android phones that will lose WhatsApp support include the Samsung Galaxy S2, HTC Desire and LG Optimus Black. Phone owners can see what software their device is using by checking the sett

A New Population of Blue Whales Was Discovered Hiding in the Indian Ocean

Weighing up to 380,000 pounds and stretching some 100 feet long, the blue whale — the largest creature to have ever lived on Earth — might at first seem difficult for human eyes and ears to miss. But a previously unknown population of the leviathans has long been lurking in the Indian Ocean, leaving scientists none the wiser, new research suggests. The covert cadre of whales, described in a paper published last week in the journal Endangered Species Research, has its own signature anthem: a slow, bellowing ballad that’s distinct from any other whale song ever described. It joins only a dozen or so other blue whale songs that have been documented, each the calling card of a unique population. “It’s like hearing different songs within a genre — Stevie Ray Vaughan versus B. B. King,” said Salvatore Cerchio, a marine mammal biologist at the African Aquatic Conservation Fund in Massachusetts and the study’s lead author. “It’s all blues, but you know the different styles.” The find is

Most important Indian' Hank Adams dies

Hank Adams, one of Indian Country’s most prolific thinkers and strategists, has died at age 77. Adams was called the "most important Indian” by influential Native American rights advocate and author Vine Deloria Jr., because he was involved with nearly every major event in American Indian history from the 1960s forward. He was perhaps best known for his work to secure treaty rights, particularly during the Northwest “fish wars” of the 1960s and ’70s. Henry “Hank” Adams, Assiniboine-Sioux, died Dec. 21 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Olympia, Washington, according to the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission. “Hank’s a genius. He knows things we don’t know. He sees things we don’t see,” attorney Susan Hvalsoe Komori said when Adams was awarded the 2006 American Indian Visionary Award by Indian Country Today. “Adams was always the guy under the radar, working on all kinds of things,” said the late Billy Frank Jr., Nisqually and chairman of the Northwest Indian Fisherie

Actress Rita Dominic found love

Rita Dominic Finds Love! Veteran Nollywood actress, Rita Dominic took to her Instagram handle to show off her man for the first time, IgbereTV reports. She wrote: "Merry Christmas.."

Popular Nigerian filmmaker, Chico Ejiro, is dead.

It was gathered that he died on Friday – Christmas Day – about 2am. Ejiro was popular for his blockbuster movies in the 90s. He produced movies like Silent Night, Blood Money, Deadly Affair, among several other notable movies. In a phone conversation with The PUNCH, his colleague and close friend, Zik Zulu, said, “Yes, it is true, Chico Ejiro is dead.” Also, the President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas, confirmed the filmmaker’s death. He said, “I just learnt of his death. The news of his death is so devastating. I do not know the cause of his death; I am still calling around to get the proper information and I am waiting for his association ― The Association of Movie Producers ― to make a statement.” However, a source close to the deceased revealed that Ejiro died about 2 am on Christmas Day. “He was ill about five weeks ago and he was rushed to a hospital in Surulere where he was placed on admission. After about a week, he was discharged and he went

Musa kwankwaso is dead

Alhaji Musa Saleh Kwankwaso, the father of a former governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, is dead. Kwankwaso, who is the Majidadin Karaye and district head of Madobi, died at the age of 93. He left behind two wives, 19 children, and many grandchildren. In a statement on Thursday, Mohammed Inuwa, the principal private secretary to the former Kano State Governor, said the traditional ruler died after a brief illness. The statement read, “It is with a heavy heart and reverence to Allah (SWT) that we announce the passing away of our father, Alhaji Musa Saleh Kwankwaso the Majidadin Kano/Makaman Karaye at the age of 93 in the early morning hours of Friday 25th December 2020 in Kano. “The late Makaman Karaye Alhaji Musa Saleh Kwankwaso was father to Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, the former governor of Kano state. He left behind two wives, 19 children (9 male & 10 female) and many grandchildren. “The burial rites will be held at 3:00 pm on Friday, 25th December 2020

Lil Pump Disses Eminem in Instagram Video: 'You Is Lame as Hell'

Although Eminem has yet to say anything, Royce da 5'9" has responded to Lil Pump's diss. "I'll slap them glasses so far off his face, they'll land in a whole nother genre," Royce wrote on IG. "Not cuz I’m mad but just cuz I'm exhausted with all the tuff talk from all these harmless creatures... Enjoy yourself. You actually make money off blatant misappropriation while not being really good at anything." See original story below. The holidays typically signal a time of spreading peace and joy, but Lil Pump is once again throwing all respectability and common sense out the window to stir up some end-of-year beef with Eminem. For some reason, the young Florida rapper decided to go after Slim Shady in a new Instagram video. On Christmas Eve, no less. "F*ck Eminem, you is lame as hell, ain't nobody listening to your old ass,” the 20-year-old ranted. "You lame as f*ck, b*tch! I woke up on bullshit today, I'm back on my f

Sergio Ramos to snub transfer away from Real Madrid and sign new contract to stay for ‘many years’, claims Zidane

Sergio Ramos to snub transfer away from Real Madrid and sign new contract to stay for ‘man SERGIO RAMOS is set to stay with Real Madrid "for many years", according to Zinedine Zidane. The 34-year-old defender is out of contract at the end of the season and has been linked with a move away from the Bernabeu. Sergio Ramos is in the final year of his contract at Real Madrid 1 Sergio Ramos is in the final year of his contract at Real MadridCredit: EPA PSG have reportedly offered Ramos a three-year contract worth £54million after tax. While Spanish website Onda Cero has claimed Ramos has proposals from Italy and England amid reports that Manchester United are considering a swoop. Ramos would be eligible to discuss terms on a free transfer with clubs outside of Spain from January. But Zidane, who has 18 months left to run on his own deal, believes Ramos will commit his future to the club. He said: "I have a contract until 2022. So I’m not going to ask for anything. &q

Billion-Dollar Wealth Manager Skybridge Capital Plans to Launch a Bitcoin Fund

In mid-November, a filing registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had shown that the investment firm Skybridge Capital may invest in crypto assets like bitcoin. Over a month later, Skybridge Capital filed another registration form with the U.S. SEC (Form D) as it plans to launch a bitcoin fund. The wealth management firm run by Anthony Scaramucci, Skybridge Capital, is launching a bitcoin fund called the Skybridge Bitcoin Fund L.P. The news of the Skybridge’s fund stems from a Form D Securities and Exchange Commission filing. The New York-based company manages over $9.2 billion assets under management (AUM) and the filing shows it wants to manage a bitcoin (BTC) fund for accredited investors. According to the filing submitted on December 21, 2020, it will be for accredited investors who can purchase $50k or more. It’s a pooled investment and hedge fund, and as for the issuance-size Skybridge has declined to disclose. Further, the Skybridge Bitcoin Fund will

Why Bitcoin Is Falling, And What It Means

Cryptocurrencies are the new “golden child” in some investing circles. Bitcoin is the new hot commodity so to speak. But is it new revolution, or just a new signal of market speculation? The answer may be both. Let’s explore this. In the aggregate, the market seems to have made some temporary conclusions about Bitcoin. To be clear, this is an evolution. As Bitcoin and crypto as financial instruments take on a life of their own, I see a recent pattern. Bitcoin is behaving as a proxy for taking investment risk. In other words, its price is being driven not by fundamental value, but by folks on the hunt for a near-term profit. How else do you explain the gyrations of the past few years? After all, this is alleged to be akin to a currency. The only currencies whose values hop around like Bitcoin are from emerging nations in the 1970s. That is, where the only consistent thing was instability. Bitcoin was at one point rationalized as the new gold. In other words, it was where investors

Sensex ends at new all-time high after gaining 154 pts

Equity benchmark Sensex climbed 154 points to end at a fresh all-time high on Monday, tracking gains in ICICI Bank, L&T and Kotak Bank amid persistent foreign fund inflows and a largely positive trend in global markets. After touching its record intra-day peak of 46,373.34 during the day, the 30-share BSE index ended 154.45 points or 0.34 per cent higher at 46,253.46. Similarly, the broader NSE Nifty rose 44.30 points or 0.33 per cent to close at a record 13,558.15. It hit a lifetime high of 13,597.50 during the session. ONGC was the top gainer in the Sensex pack, rallying around 5 per cent, followed by L&T, NTPC, ICICI Bank, Sun Pharma, HCL Tech, Titan and Kotak Bank. On the other hand, M&M, Bajaj Auto, Tech Mahindra and Bajaj Finserv were among the laggards. Domestic equities remained firm and witnessed fresh record highs mainly supported by continued rebound in PSU banks, said Binod Modi, Head-Strategy at Reliance Securities. Barring auto, most of the sectoral i

Best steam cleaners: 10 of the best steam cleaners you can buy

Designed to blitz away bacteria, steam cleaning could be the answer to keeping our homes safe, clean and germ-free. Heat treatment has been shown to be effective at killing viruses like Coronavirus. The Government advises using a steam cleaner to disinfect items that you can’t launder or clean using regular detergents, such as soft furnishings, upholstery, mattresses, and other surfaces used by multiple people. Steam cleaners are an excellent solution for eliminating bacteria on a range of surfaces including sealed floors, tiles, ovens, windows; with some even able to clean and freshen up carpets. Steam cleaning requires nothing more than water from your tap, and you won’t need detergents or harsh chemical products. What is the best floor steam cleaner to buy? Best steam cleaner: Kärcher SC5 EasyFix Premium Steam Cleaner .Best steam cleaner for carpets/joint runner-up: Polti Vaporetto Pro_95 Turbo FlexiJoint runner-up: Shark Klik n’ Flip Automatic Steam Mop S6003UKBest budget steam

Wizkid song among Obama 's 2020 favorite music

335 likes Former President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, has taken to his verified Twitter page to release a list of 30 songs which he tagged, Barack Obama’s Favourite Music of 2020, as it is his annual ritual. . Among the 30 songs is the music, Essence by Wizkid featuring Tems. . In his tweet, the 44th President of the United States of America noted that he had valuable consultation from his daughter before compiling the list. . Obama wrote, “Here are some of my favourite songs of the year. As usual, I had some valuable consultation from our family music guru, Sasha, to put this together. I hope you find a new song or two to listen to.” . Other top musicians in the list include Megan Thee Stallion, J Cole, H.E.R, Travis Scott, etc

Audi Q3 Sportback combines styling flair with utility

Audi Q3 Sportback combines styling flair with utility Less rear headroom, but this SUV-coupe has edgy styling and a great ride in Motoring / Reviews by Denis Droppa The Q3 Sportback has both practicality and posing appeal. The Q3 Sportback has both practicality and posing appeal. Image: Supplied While joining the masses on the recent Black Friday shopping spree I noticed that every car in the row I’d parked in was an SUV. It brought home how these high-riding vehicles are becoming ever more entrenched in SA, and nowadays they represent about one in every three new vehicle sales. The segment has spun off a recent subculture of sporty-styled vehicles dubbed crossover utility vehicles (CUVs) - or coupes on stilts, if you prefer. They have less accent on the “utility” part but they’re gaining popularity with buyers who want a vehicle that has both practicality and posing appeal. It’s a niche segment that grew 20% last year and includes cars like the BMW X2 and Mercedes-Benz GLC Co

Eminem Apologizes To Rihanna For "Siding" With Chris Brown Over 2009 Assault

Eminem Apologizes To Rihanna For "Siding" With Chris Brown Over 2009 Assault Eminem is in all of the headlines this morning. The legendary rapper released his new album last night, coming through with Music To Be Murdered By - Side B (Deluxe Edition). There's a bunch of stuff to unpack from the new music, including a Snoop Dogg diss at the end of "Zeus". More noticeably though, the rapper sends a sincere apology to one of his most frequent collaborators, Rihanna, for "siding" with Chris Brown after his 2009 assault of the singer, which he claims in a decade-old leaked song. Some of Eminem's most commercially successful songs -- read: "Love The Way You Lie" -- feature Rihanna. The two have made some beautiful classic records together, but their relationship hasn't always been chipper. Rihanna likely needed to find a lot of forgiveness in her heart to work with Slim Shady after a leaked song surfaced, featuring Eminem claiming that he

AWS Announces Four Storage Innovations

AWS re:Invent, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced four storage innovations that deliver added storage performance, resiliency, and value to customers, including: Amazon EBS io2 Block Express volumes: Next-generation storage server architecture delivers the first SAN built for the cloud, with up to 256,000 IOPS, 4,000 MB/second throughput, and 64 TB of capacity (a 4x increase across all metrics compared to standard io2 volumes), to meet the performance requirements of the most I/O intensive business critical applications (available in preview). Amazon EBS Gp3 volumes: Next-generation general purpose SSD volumes for Amazon EBS give customers the flexibility to provision additional IOPS and throughput without needing to add additional storage, while also offering higher baseline performance of 3,000 IOPS and 125 MB/second of throughput with the ability to provision up to 16,000 IOPS and 1,000 MB/second peak throughput (a 4x increase over Gp