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01:10

Nigeria: NIMC selects Spectranet for NIN registration




The National Identity Management Commission has selected Spectranet’s stores as locations for Nigerians to register for the National Identification Number.

The company said in a statement that seven shops in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, and Ibadan would start conducting the NIN registrations, adding that it hoped to expand to other locations as soon as possible.

The Chief Executive Officer, Spectranet, Ajay Awasthi, said, “These locations are already in operation with added manpower to attend to the need of anyone desirous of enrolling for the National identity Number.

“It is a service we are offering for both Spectranet customers and other members of the public that are yet to register for the National Identification Number. The service can be availed free of cost, in the comfort of Spectranet exclusive shops located at convenient distances from various localities in these four cities.

“We would urge our customers and their friends and family to get themselves enrolled for NIN in a hassle-free manner without the need to stand in long queues. I would further urge them to hurry up and not to keep this enrolment pending till June 30, 2021, the date fixed as the last date by the Federal Government.” Punch
23:32

NIMC: EFCC warns against selling of NIN



As Nigerians struggle to acquire the National Identity Number (NIN) from offices of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) across the country, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) have disclosed that some unscrupulous persons are cashing in on the excercise to induce enrollees to sell their NIN for a fee.

EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, who disclosed this in Abuja, explained that the buyers of the numbers are also trading with them to persons whose motives are anything but noble.

Clarifying that it is not legal to sell their NIN, Uwujaren warned that they stand the risk of vicarious liability for any act of criminality linked to their NIN.

“In other words, they risk arrest and prosecution for any act of criminality linked to their NIN whether or not they are directly responsible for such crimes,” Uwujaren said.

“The Commission warns members of the public against selling their NIN and to report anyone seeking to buy their NIN, to the nearest office of the EFCC or other law enforcement agencies.”

Theguardianng
22:33

NIMC: Nigeria to replace National Identity Card with Digital Numbers


The federal government has given an insight into the transfer of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.


Isa Pantami, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy said with the development, the concept of Digital Number would be prioritized to replace the National Identity Card.

He made the disclosure in an interview with PRNigeria’s Economic Confidential.
Pantami confirmed that the contribution of the Information Communication Technology (ICT) sector to Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased in the second quarter of 2020.



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The minister said broadband penetration rose significantly from a little above 30 percent to more than 42 percent in the last year.

“Any country where broadband penetration increases by 10 percent will witness GDP increase of between 1.6 percent and 6.8 percent. Digital economy indeed is the future, and it is all about prioritizing digital innovation and digital entrepreneurship.”
He explained that when the digital number becomes the new national identity, Nigerians will be able to access relevant services offered by government agencies and private institutions.

“The new approach is the digital number, not the card. The number will be in the country’s database and linked to the person’s passport, driver’s license, among others.

“If an individual wants to access any kind of service, it will be through the digital number provided. There is no point promoting the digital economy and people are going out with cards. It should be optional”, Pantami added. Dailypost
23:29

NIMC to register UTME candidates on Saturday

Candidates for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination in Abuja, Lagos and Kano will get another opportunity to obtain the National Identification Number on Saturday.


Possession of the NIN is a mandatory requirement for participation in the examination, which will start on Monday.

The National Identity Management Commission announced on its twitter handle on Friday that enrolment centres in Abuja, Lagos and Kano would open on Saturday to enrol the UTME/DE candidates.

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The tweet explained that only candidates for the examination would be registered in the three cities on Saturday.


The public notice read, “All NIMC enrolment centres in Abuja, Kano and Lagos will open on Saturday, January 11, 2020 to enrol UTME/DE candidates only.

“Candidates should come along with their school means of identification and required documents for the NIN enrolment exercise.”

The development followed difficulties being experienced by candidates and other Nigerians, who are seeking to obtain the NIN.


The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board had on October 17, 2019, said only candidates with the NIN would be registered for the 2020 UTME.

The inability of some candidates to obtain the NIN as of Thursday and slow pace of registration and long queues at the enrolment centres had led to calls on JAMB to reverse the decision.

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But the examination body had insisted that there was no going back on the policy on NIN.


Corrupt NIMC officers and touts have cashed on hitches in the enrolment exercise to extort money from JAMB candidates and other Nigerians.

It was gathered that touts and the NIMC officers were  demanding between N500 and N2,000 from candidates.

NIMC had announced that it was working with JAMB to ensure that all UTME /DE candidates were enrolled before the examination. Punch
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