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NIN Enrolment: We Have Commenced Registration – Glo by Official

Enrolment of people who are yet to register for their National Identification Number (NIN) has commenced immediately at Glo outlets. The Nigerian Identity Management Commission (NIMC) granted approval license to Globacom last week to commence NIN enrolment for people who are yet to register. A statement released by Globacom on Friday indicates that the company has already deployed devices aligned with NIMC standards and has commenced the exercise in several Gloworld outlets, adding that arrangements are being concluded for retail outlets that are not live yet for NIN enrolment to also begin soon. The company urged subscribers who are yet to link their NIN with their mobile numbers, to text their NIN to 109, adding that they can also dial *109# to submit their NIN or call 109 to update their NIN via voice call. It assured Glo customers of its commitment to memorable calling experience on the Glo network and its unalloyed support for the government’s efforts to create a secure and s

Airtel commences NIN registration in retail outlets across Nigeria

Airtel commences NIN registration in retail outlets across Nigeria Airtel commences NIN registration in retail outlets across Nigeria Airtel Airtel Nigeria, a telecommunications service provider on Thursday says it has commenced the National Identity Number (NIN) registration exercise in its retail outlets across the country. Airtel in a statement made available to Newsmen in Lagos said it was following approval from the Federal Government which granted them a verification and enrolment license. The telco said that while selected retail outlets in Lagos and Abuja were now fully operational to register Nigerians for the NIN exercise, work was currently ongoing to expand its NIN footprints to cover more areas and states. It added that residents of Abuja could now visit Transcorp Hilton situated in Mataima or Airtel showrooms at Carpet Plaza and Aminu Kano Crescent in Wuse 2. According to the statement, those in Lagos could walk into Airtel Express Point, Oyin Jolayemi, Victoria Is

NIN registration: Identifying every Nigerian will curb crime, achieve digital economy – Pantami

The Federal Government has noted that its efforts in encouraging Nigerians to register for the National Identity Number, NIN, under the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy is a strategic and critical effort to ensure that citizens have a credible, converged and consistent database for identity purposes. Speaking at the Global Privacy Day Celebration, 2021, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, said the value of the registration exercise would become appreciated with the ease at which e-government services would be delivered, the reduction in crime, and general efficiency guaranteed by the database. According to the Minister, “Identifying every Nigeria is a soft infrastructure needed to achieve our digital economy objective. “Indeed, the needed pieces for the digital economy is falling in place and we are committed to laying a solid and lasting foundation for a digital Nigeria.” Speaking further, Pantami said, I am more delighted to see tha

NIMC licences MTN, other telcos to register Nigerians for NIN

Telecommunications companies have been licensed to register people who do not have National Identity Numbers to reduce the large crowds at the offices of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), the government agency said. NIMC director-general Aliyu Aziz said some other private and public organisations had also been licensed by the commission to avoid overcrowding at the commission’s offices. “We have licensed private and public sector organisations including telcos (telecommunications companies) so as to create more centres,” Aziz told PRNigeria. Aziz’s diclosure came after Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, constituted a committee to address the demands of NIMC employees. NIMC workers had downed tools on January 7, 2021 in protest against the poor welfare and exposure to COVID-19. The strike was suspended days after. Nigeria government in December 2020 all SIMs that were not registered with valid NINs on the network of telecommunications

How To Check If Your NIN Has Successfully Linked To Your SIM (All Networks)

How To Check If Your NIN Has Successfully Linked To Your SIM For All Networks In Nigeria Has Been Shared By GoldenNewsNgg. Have you linked your NIN to your SIM card? If ‘yes’, then to be on the safe side, you need to check if your NIN has been successfully linked to your SIM. Here we will provide a guideline on how to check if your NIN has successfully linked to your MTN, Glo, Airtel and 9mobile lines. Recall that the federal government has announced January 19 as a deadline for mobile network users in Nigeria to get National Identification Number (NIN) and link it to their SIM cards. For mobile subscribers that are yet to register for National Identification Number, the deadline set for them to update their SIM with NIN is February 9. So, as the deadline is fast approaching, check out how to link your SIM card to NIN for all networks. But if you have not gotten NIN, see the full list of NIN registration centres (for all states). How to check if your NIN has succ

FG give guidelines as schools resumes on monday

The Federal Government, on Thursday, banned overcrowding and large gatherings such as assemblies and visiting days, as schools reopen on Monday. It also put limitations to class sizes and hostel occupancy and asked the schools to ensure compulsory wearing of face masks by all students, teachers and workers, as well ensure temperature checks and put hand washing facilities in strategic locations in all schools The government also asked the school authorities to ensure constant supply of water and sanitisers, and make available functional health clinics with facilities for isolation and transportation of suspected cases to medical facilities. The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, gave the conditions in a statement by the Director of Press in the Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Bem Goong. According to him, the decision to maintain the resumption date is the aftermath of “extensive consultation with relevant stakeholders, including state governors, commissioners of education, p

FRSC explains why NIN is compulsory for vehicle registration, licence renewal

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has explained that the introduction of compulsory provision of the National Identification Number (NIN) by applicants for the National Driver’s License (NDL) is in full compliance with the directives of the Federal Government on the harmonisation of citizens’ data. FRSC Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi has also made the provision of NIN mandatory for all categories of vehicle registration, effective from the second quarter of 2021. Disclosing that the development was in compliance with a Presidential directive, the Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, said in a statement that all applicants for vehicle registration are expected to present their National Identification Number as a precondition for the registration of their vehicles. Kazeem warned that there would be no waiver for anyone irrespective of their status in the society. The FRSC spokesperson further emphasised that the exercise has become very imperative in vi

Why Court dismissed certificate forgery case against Obaseki

Governor Godwin Obaseki Says Plaintiffs failed to prove their allegations By Ikechukwu Nnochiri – Abuja Respite came the way of Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on Saturday, as the Federal High Court in Abuja, dismissed the certificate forgery case the All Progressives Congress, APC, and one of its members, Mr. Williams Edobor, instituted against him. The court, in a judgment that was delivered by Justice Ahmed Mohammed, held that the Plaintiffs, failed to by way of credible evidence, discharge the burden of proof placed on them by the law. Justice Mohammed said there was no iota of evidence before the court to establish that Obaseki forged either his O’level certificate or the degree certificate that was awarded to him in 1979 by the University of Ibadan. He held that allegation of forgery the Plaintiffs levelled against Obaseki bordered on crime and therefore required to be proved beyond a reasonable doubt. “It is quite known that he who alleges must prove. The bu

South Africa born man became richest person in the world

Elon Musk, the outspoken entrepreneur behind Tesla Inc. and SpaceX, is now the richest person on the planet. A 4.8% rally in the electric carmaker’s share price Thursday boosted Musk past Inc. founder Jeff Bezos on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a ranking of the world’s 500 wealthiest people. The South Africa-born engineer’s net worth was $188.5 billion at 10:15 a.m. in New York, $1.5 billion more than Bezos, who has held the top spot since October 2017. As chief executive officer of Space Exploration Technologies Corp., or SpaceX, Musk is also a rival to Bezos, owner of Blue Origin LLC, in the private space race. The milestone caps an extraordinary 12 months for Musk. Over the past year his net worth soared by more than $150 billion in possibly the fastest bout of wealth creation in history. Fueling his rise was an unprecedented rally in Tesla’s share price, which surged 743% last year on the back of consistent profits, inclusion in the S&P 500 Index and

Foreign reaction to the "disgraceful scenes" at the U.S. Capitol

America's adversaries revelled and allies shook their heads in dismay at the assault on the heart of U.S. democracy on Wednesday. Many foreign leaders noted the United States' centuries-long role as a bastion of self-rule by a free population. Some suggested that vaunted position had been diminished and urged a rapid return to it, and several placed the blame for the chaos squarely on President Donald Trump. Russia and Iran offered predictable ridicule of U.S. democracy – a theme both countries have fallen back on for years, but damning commentary from close allies in Europe showed there was real shock among America's global partners at the level of bitter division within the country, and the driving force many see behind it. Below is a sample of the commentary from world leaders, senior diplomats, and state-run media outlets, which will be updated: China: "We believe that the American people want safety and tranquillity, especially in the severe situation of the

Congress certifies Biden win after violent Capitol riot

Congress has now certified President-elect Joe Biden's 2020 election victory, despite a chaotic and deadly scene that erupted after a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol and delayed the proceedings. The joint session of Congress, which is normally a ceremonial step, was halted for several hours when rioters breached the Capitol. Proceedings resumed at about 8 p.m. ET Wednesday, with Vice President Mike Pence bringing the Senate session back into order. The Senate and House rejected objections to throw out Georgia and Pennsylvania's electoral votes for Biden. Republicans also objected to Arizona, Nevada and Michigan's electoral votes, but the motions failed before they reached debate. The Senate voted 93 to 6 to dismiss the objection raised by Republicans to Arizona's results, and 92 to 7 to reject the objection to Pennsylvania. These are the senators who voted to object to some of the results of the election (and the states they objected to): Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (Arizona,

Elijah McClain Case: Activists Push Back Against Motion To Dismiss Family’s Lawsuit Against Colorado City

Last week Aurora, Col., police officers and medics who were sued over the death of Elijah McClain filed to dismiss the litigation. Now activists are saying the filing is unjust and that his family’s lawsuit should continue. McClain, was a 23-year-old Black man who was stopped by officers who believed he was suspicious, placed in a chokehold and injected with ketamine in Aug. 2019. He died three days later. He was unarmed and body camera footage showed him being brutally wrestled to the ground and gasping for breath. The officers involved in the unwarranted arrest were put on administrative leave but they were later reinstated when prosecutors decided not to file charges, according to CNN. An investigation into the case was reopened this summer after Colorado Gov. Jared Polis appointed the state’s attorney general to take a new look. McClain’s family filed a federal suit against Aurora. But several Aurora police officers and members of the Aurora Fire Rescue were also named

Bella shmurda trending on twitter because of drug use allegation

Nigeria music star,Bella Shmurda is trending on twitter because some people believed he is under influence of drug . The way the the artiste performed at Asaba depicts he is drug.  Many people told him to stop drug before it ruin his career.  Watch the video here to judge if he performed under influence of drug

Google launched question hub for US publishers

Google Question Hub, accessible at , is  now open for US-based publishers  to sign up for. In 2018, Google launched Question Hub in regions where the company found it did not have enough content in its search index to answer searchers’ questions. Google then started  showing this box to searchers  last year but told us it was for  COVID related queries , but it was much broader than COVID queries. What is Question Hub?  Google  says  “Question Hub is a tool that enables creators to create richer content by leveraging unanswered questions. Question Hub collects these unanswered user questions and surfaces them to bloggers, writers, and content creators like you.” It is basically a way for Google to enable searchers to tell it that the search results provided are not answering the query. Then, Google takes those questions and feeds them to publishers, who, in turn, can create content that does answer the query. Now available to US publishers.  Previously, Goog

Vitafoam’s full year profit rises by 72%, proposes N876 million dividend

Vitafoam Nigeria Plc said its after-tax profit for the year ended 30 September 2020 grew by 72% to N4.108 billion as improved revenue and lower cost of sales boosted gains. The mattress maker disclosed in its financial statements for the review period obtained from the website of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Monday that turnover climbed by 5.21% to N23.445 billion, up from the N22.283 billion reported in the corresponding period of 2019. Profit before tax advanced from N3.496 billion to N5.647 billion, representing a 61.5% increase. Profit after tax was up by 72.1% from N2.387 billion to N4.108 billion. Vitafoam’s improved earnings drew strength from the diversification of operations and streams of income following the establishment of new plants across West Africa. “Vitafoam Group’s expansion drive to Sierra Leone has begun to yield positive outcome by way of market penetration and acceptance of our products. The factory in Sierra Leone is already turning out products of high

How to Add Google AdSense Ads on WordPress AMP Pages

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to add AdSense ads on AMP pages when running WordPress websites or blogs. Google AdSense is a program that allows webmasters and anyone who runs a website or blog to earn income by adding AdSense ads to their pages. When your users visit your pages and interact with ads on your pages, you get a chance to earn some money from these ads. The more users you have, the more you may be able to earn. It is easy to put AdSense ads units on regular WordPress pages. To do that, simply copy the ads unit provided when you logon to your AdSense account and create a new ad unit. Then paste the codes on any of your pages and in no time, ads should begin appearing. However, if you’re running AMP pages, the process isn’t that simple. To add AdSense on AMP pages, you’ll have to do it differently. The AMP Project is an open-source initiative that aims to make the web faster. If you’re running a WordPress blog or website and want to rank better

If You Have a BVN and It Is Linked to Your SIM Card, Please Read This for Your Own Good

The BVN known as bank verification number is one of the most important thing a bank account owner has. This 11-digit number can be used by fraudsters to take money from your account. If you have a BVN that is linked to any of your SIM Cards, then losing such SIM Card is very dangerous. However, it is not only about losing the SIM Card, using your phone number to transact business online with fraudulent websites is also very dangerous. That is why it is advisable never to disclose your BVN that has been linked to your SIM card. Fraudsters have been able to create fake websites in form of granting loans or doubling your money (Ponzi schemes), and when you fill in your phone number and your BVN, they can have access to your finance. Some of these sites are unauthorized. Beware of websites that do not have the letter “S” included at the back of the http://. Safe websites usually have https://, and the S stands for security. Another things this scammer do is to call your phone after

Omoyele Sowore re arrested by nigeria police

Sowore spends ‘crossover’ in police detention for organising protest Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja Sahara Reporters Publisher, Omoyele Sowore, and other activists have spent the wee hours of the New Year in police custody for holding a protest in Abuja. Sowore had before his arrest, sent out a series of tweets calling on Nigerians to join him on a protest against the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.). He had tweeted, “How about a crossover protest/uprising tonight? Anyone willing to participate? Pick up a candle and a placard showing your grievances against the regime; let’s upload our short videos and photos across our social media platforms. Let’s welcome the regime to a resolute 2021! “#CrossoverWithProtest against tyrant @mbuhari’s regime, candlelight for #LekkiMassacre; a placard for #EndBadGovernment; procession to usher in #Revolutionary 2021, a fist for victims of repression-frozen bank accounts, malicious prosecution and detention of #E