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How to link your National Identity Number with your phone number

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The 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.
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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 dialling *346# from your 9mobile line.

What you should know

  • It can be recalled 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.

 

 

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Twitter announces its African Headquarters will open in Ghana, gives reasons why the West Africa nation was picked ahead of Nigeria and other countries

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Twitter announces its African Headquarters will open in Ghana – Microblogging and social networking service, Twitter is establishing a presence in Africa, with its Headquarters to be located in Ghana.

Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey made the announcement in a tweet on Monday, April 12.

He said “Twitter is now present on the continent. Thank you Ghana and Nana Akufo-Addo”

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Twitter announces its African Headquarters will open in Ghana – President Nana  Akufo- Addo in his response, welcomed the news and revealed that he held a virtual meeting with Jack on April 7,

“The choice of Ghana as HQ for Twitter’s Africa operations is EXCELLENT news. Gov’t and Ghanaians welcome very much this announcement and the confidence reposed in our country. 1#TwitterInGhana#TwitterGhana.”

“As I indicated to @Jack in our virtual meeting of 7th April 2021, this is the start of a beautiful partnership between Twitter and Ghana, which is critical for the dev’t of Ghana’s hugely important tech sector. #TwitterInGhana#TwitterGhana.”

“These are exciting times to be in, and to do business in Ghana. “

In a statement, Twitter gave its reasons why it chose Ghana to host Africa’s Head Quarters.

“As a champion for democracy, Ghana is a supporter of free speech, online freedom, and the Open Internet, of which Twitter is also an advocate. Furthermore, Ghana’s recent appointment to host The Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area aligns with our overarching goal to establish a presence in the region that will support our efforts to improve and tailor our service across Africa.”

“Whenever we enter new markets, we work hard to ensure that we are not just investing in the talent that we hire, but also investing in local communities and the social fabric that supports them. We have already laid foundations through partnerships with Amref Health Africa in Kenya, Afrochella in Ghana, Mentally Aware Nigeria Initiative (MANI) in Nigeria, and The HackLab Foundation in Ghana. As part of our long-term commitment to the region, we’ll continue to explore compelling ways we can use the positive power of Twitter to strengthen our communities through employee engagement, platform activation, and corporate giving,” it added

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Historical photos of the life and times of Prince Philip as the world continues to mourn the late Duke of Edinburgh

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Historical photos of the life and times of Prince Philip as the world continues to mourn the late Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh and husband to Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip died on Friday morning, April 9, aged 99.

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His death comes weeks after he was discharged following surgery on a heart condition last month .

He was respected for his deep wisdom, sense of humour and was the Queen’s companion as she toured the UK and the globe. The Duke of Edinburgh, who was married to Queen Elizabeth for 73 years, was said to be the monarch’s rock during her 69-year reign.

Below is a compilation of some pictures of the Duke of Edinburgh.

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The Queen and Prince Philip with Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2003

He told Obasanjo when he was dressed in traditional Yoruba attire: “You look like you’re ready for bed.”

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Malala Yousafzai survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban after campaigning for the right of girls to go to school without fear.

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The Queen and Prince Phillip the Duke of Edinburgh on the Great Wall of China during a royal visit in October 1986

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Princess Anne and Prince Philip at her wedding to Lieutenant Mark Philips at Westminster Abbey in 1973

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Prince Philip walking with his daughter Princess Anne to a Christmas Day service at Sandringham in 2005

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The Duke of Edinburgh pictured talking with Aboriginal men in Queensland, Australia in 2002.

 

When visiting an Aboriginal culture park in Australia, he asked an Aboriginal businessman: “Do you still throw spears at each other?”

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Prince Philip with Queen Elizabeth and German President Johannes Rau

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The Queen and Prince Philip watching a Concorde fly over Buckingham Palace

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The Queen and Prince Philip marking their diamond wedding anniversary in 2007

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The first colour photograph of Princess Anne in 1951, in the arms of her mother the Queen with Prince Philip and a young Prince Charles

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Prince Philip poses at the RAF Club to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

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Fresh Auchi Polytechnic graduates drives over a man while spraying cash in celebration of graduation (Video)

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Video footage has captured the moment fresh graduates of Auchi Polytechnic accidentally ran into an excited man who seemed to be leaping for joy as they (graduates) threw out some cash to mark their celebration.

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The students could be seen in a car convoy as they randomly threw cash into the air as a way of expressing how excited they were to have successfully graduated from school.

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As expected, a whole lot of people followed immediately as they hailed the students and struggled to pick as much cash as they could lay their hands on.

Things seem to have gone the other way round when a man got hit by the car while struggling to get his share.

Watch the video below:

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