By: on February 19, 2021
Elizabeth travelled to Port-Harcourt to see her family and decided to renew her passport in Port-Harcourt. Her elder sister knew someone at the passport office, so it was going to be a walkover. She got to the office early enough and took the necessary capture for the passport. She got a text before leaving the passport office notifying her about the success of her payment fees for her passport. Almost immediately, she got another text notifying her about the failure of her NIN application and t...
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By: on February 18, 2021
I will do something different. I will talk about real life experiences of a few Nigerians who have attempted to get their Nigerian Identification Number (NIN) following the ultimatum given by the Federal Government of Nigeria. NIN is a somewhat new concept (we had National Identity card before) that is supposed to integrate all aspects of our Nigerian life seamlessly and flawlessly. On the Nigerian Identity Management Commission (NIMC) website, it is touted as the catch-all needed for prevention...
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By: on February 18, 2021
•Patami’s push to replace BVN with NIN shows better thinking should birth public policy Isa Patami, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, sounded tentative and seemed to be testing the waters, when he told journalists last week in Abuja, that the Federal Government was contemplating replacing the existing Bank Verification Number (BVN) with the new National Identity Number (NIN). Millions of Nigerians are currently striving to acquire the NIN, and link to their SIM cards before the...
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