NCC: Why you shouldn’t share cell phones, NIN, SIM cards

Why you shouldn't share cell phones

NCC: Why you shouldn’t share cell phones, NIN, SIM cards     The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has listed the implications of sharing cell phones, National Identity Number (NIN), and Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards among telecom consumers. The Commission said that such devices could fall into the hands of wrong people; who would use them to commit crimes and later be traced to the owners of the devices, NIN or SIM cards. Mr Efeosa Edehen, Director Consumer Affairs Bureau, NCC, said on Thursday, May 6, at a consumer conversation event;…

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Enforcement: NCC arrests five suspects over fraudulently-registered SIM cards

Enforcement: NCC arrests five suspects over fraudulently-registered SIM cards     As part of its routine enforcement activities to sanitise the industry of criminal elements, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has arrested five suspected individuals for allegedly engaging in fraudulently registering and selling Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards. The operation was carried out by a joint team from the Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Department of the Commission, operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Tuesday, in the Wuse area…

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Official Data: 47.8m subscribers now NIN-SIM compliant

47.8m subscribers now NIN-SIM compliant

Official Data: 47.8m subscribers now NIN-SIM compliant   As FG expresses optimism, appreciation   The ongoing harmonization of subscriber’s identification module (SIM) cards with National Identity Numbers of (NIN) of telephone users in Nigeria has recorded significant progress. Latest official data reported by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NIN) indicates that so far, telecommunications companies have collected a total of 47.8 million NIN. At the end of a review meeting on 18th January 2021, the Technical Implementation Committee under the Ministerial Task Force affirmed the development. At an average of three to four…

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NIN: Heads rolling at NIMC as FG suspends officials over extortion

Pantami tasks NITDA to reinforce IT projects clearance in public sector

NIN: Heads rolling at NIMC as FG suspends officials over extortion   Heads have started rolling at the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) as the federal government suspended workers implicated in reported extortion cases at the NIMC enrollment centres. It was gathered that the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, ordered the immediate suspension of the staff members involved in extortion of applicants at the NIMC Bauchi and Kaduna state offices. The NIMC on Sunday said the directive came on the heels of public outcry that some personnel…

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FG extend deadline for NIN-SIM registration

NIN enrolment reaches 54m

FG extend deadline for NIN-SIM registration The federal government has relaxed the initial deadlines set for harmonization of telecoms Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) with National Identify Number (NIN) by Nigerians. The National Task Force on National Identification Number (NIN) and Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) Registration met today, deliberate on the issue as arrive at some resolutions. The meeting was chaired by Isa Pantami, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, with major stakeholders in the sector including Chairman-Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC); Executive Vice Chairman (EVC), NCC; and Director-General (DG), National…

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Court convicts 7 SIM card registration offenders

The commitment of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to stop the use of unregistered SIM cards to perpetrate cybercrime and other criminal activities in the country is yielding results. The Commission, through concerted enforcement efforts with the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC), as well as the Department of State Services (DSS), has secured court convictions for SIM card related offences. The seven convicts were all charged and convicted at the Grade 1 Area Court Nyanya, Abuja and the Senior Magistrate Court, Kano for offences bordering on violation of…

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