NIN registration: NIMC issues fresh warning to Nigerians
The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has warned Nigerians to stay away from a fake app that claims to help link the National Identity Number (NIN) to SIM cards.
NIMC, in a Twitter post on Monday, dissociated itself from the app.
The agency claims the app is run by fraudsters who use it to harvest NIN and Bank Verification Number (BVN).
“The app was not created by NIMC or the Federal Government of Nigeria. It is run by fraudsters who are currently harvesting people’s NINs and BVNs by default,” NIMC said.
The Commission further advised people to protect their data and stop disclosing personal information to unauthorised persons or platforms.
Recall that last week, DAILY POST had reported that a mobile app launched by NIMC can be used to link seven SIM cards to one NIN.
This was according to the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, who spoke during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today programme.
BREAKING: US Democrats introduce Trump impeachment article in House
The United States (US) Democrats have introduce Donald Trump impeachment article in House. Top US Democrats were seeking Monday to fast-track Donald Trump’s removal in the final days of his presidency, with a historic second impeachment looming this week if he refuses to resign over his supporters’ violent assault on the Capitol.
The ultimatum — which threatens to torpedo the single-term president’s future political ambitions — will make for a frenetic culmination of four years of controversy ahead of Joe Biden’s January 20 inauguration. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in Congress, had said there would be a resolution calling for the cabinet to remove Trump — who has been absent from the public spotlight for days — as unfit for office under the Constitution’s 25th amendment.
If Vice President Mike Pence does not agree to invoke the amendment, “we will proceed with bringing impeachment legislation” in the House, Pelosi said Sunday. Trump has been largely silent in recent days — making few statements and holding no news conferences. Twitter, his favored public platform, has banned him for language that could incite violence.
He plans to travel to Texas on Tuesday in one of his final trips as president, reportedly to claim success in delivering on his pledge to build a border wall to keep immigrants from Mexico out of the US. As Democrats prepared to act, the US Capitol building was open to lawmakers and staff but under tight security and ringed by a metal fence after Wednesday’s assault by Trump supporters that left five people dead.