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About 30.5m Nigerians now have Identity Numbers – NIMC

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Engr Aliyu Abubakar Aziz, Director General, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has placed the number of Nigerians with the National Identity Number (NIN) at 30.5million.

 

The commission said the gradual acceptance of NIN as a means of identification by some agencies of government in the country was driving up the numbers of Nigerians with the unique numbers.

 

 

The NIMC Director General Engr Aliyu Abubakar Aziz disclosed this in an interview with journalists in Abuja.

 

 

Engr Aziz said the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), etc have all made the NIN a mandatory requirement for service delivery and that is forcing many Nigerians to go for NIN.

 

 

‘’We currently have about 30.5 million data in the database with the figures growing daily. The gradual acceptance of the NIN as a means of identification by our partners and stakeholders is also driving up the numbers by the day.

 

 

“For examples, organisations like the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), etc have all made the NIN a mandatory requirement for service delivery. Others are expected to follow suit”, he said.

 

 

He said NIMC had commenced aggressive and massive awareness campaign in all the states and the FCT to mobilise people for enrolment.

 

 

“We are also working closely with the National Orientation Agency (NOA), the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) and other media partners with a special target on the grassroots, and it will continue for a long time, particularly with the ecosystem approach being canvassed by the World Bank and its allies.

 

 

“Also, we have the mobile enrolment equipment which goes to some of the riverine and difficult terrains in the grassroots areas; and a good number will be rolled out by the end of this year”, he said.

 

 

According to him, registering for NIN is a national call, and all Nigerians are obliged to respond.

 

 

He said the government has provided the opportunity and the platform for enrolling into the National Identity Database, to make life better in a modern, well managed and planned manner.

 

 

“So, if the government has done so much, and all the citizens are required to do is to go out and answer the national call, does anyone have any excuse not to answer the call?”, he said.

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MTN Foundation Extends Emergency Ward Intervention Project to Hospitals in the South East

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(L-R) Ijeoma Olisa, Accountant, Coscharis Medical, Regina Ewendu, Head of Operations, Coscharis Medical, Enyinnaya Nwokeocha, Project Coordinator Health, MTN Foundation, Izunna Anegbu, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, MTN Foundation and Geraldine Udo, Head of Research and Development, Coscharis Medical at the inspection recently.

In continuation of its commitment to improve the quality of health of our people especially during period of emergency, MTN Foundation will be providing medical equipment and supplies to the emergency wards of six hospitals in Anambra, Ebonyi and Imo States under its Emergency Ward Intervention Project.

 

The hospitals include; Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki (FETHA 1), Ebonyi, Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, Awka,  Anambra and Imo State University Teaching Hospital (IMSUTH), Owerri.

Under this project, MTN Foundation provides medical equipment and consumables ranging from stethoscopes, suction machines, fracture immobilizers, laryngoscopes; digital patient monitors etc. to hospitals across Nigeria.

 

In Phase 1 of the project, MTN Foundation provided these medical items to emergency wards of hospitals in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states.

 

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Kwesé TV, 9mobile Enter Distribution Agreement

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Kwesé TV, Nigeria’s newest satellite pay-TV network, and leading telecommunication company in innovation, 9mobile have signed a distribution agreement for the sale of Kwesé TV decoders through 9mobile Experience Centres across Nigeria.

With this strategic partnership, prospective Kwesé TV customers can easily walk into any participating 9mobile stores and purchase a Kwesé kit comprising a dish, decoder, including one-month free subscription, and installation for N10,960.

This partnership which will be rolled out through a phased approach has been launched in key 9mobile Experience Centres situated at The Palms Shopping Mall, Ikeja City Mall, Adeola Odeku Street on Victoria Island, Mushin, Surulere and Festac Town; all in Lagos.

Kwesé TV offers 70+ premium channels for family viewing with an extensive programming line-up including wholesome children’s programs, live sports, lifestyle shows, movies, series and so much more! Kwesé’s appeal is not only its world-class content but its innovative industry-first ‘pay as you watch’ payment model which gives customers the choice between purchasing 3-day, 7-day and 30-day subscription packages to its full entertainment and sports bouquet.

The partnership with 9mobile will also see 9mobile subscribers access the Kwesé iflix app through exclusive video data bundles for the Kwesé iflix 1-day, 3-day, 7-day and 30-day VIP passes.

Speaking about the partnership, General Manager, Kwesé TV Nigeria, Elizabeth Amkpa, said: “This partnership extends our distribution network and makes our products accessible to even more Nigerian consumers.

We are currently operating in select 9mobile Experience Centres in Lagos, and we will soon be available in other major cities across the country in partnership with 9mobile.”

Also commenting, Vice President, Marketing, 9mobile, Adebisi Idowu, said, “We are excited to be working with Nigeria’s newest pay-TV provider to offer premium TV and video content to our customers.

This newest partnership is a further demonstration of our commitment to continuously deliver innovative services that enable Nigerians to enjoy more, across all our brand touchpoints.”

Adebisi added that 9mobile will continue to forge partnerships and build bridges that enrich the lives of its teeming customers and enable them to enjoy best in class quality of service (QoS) at all times. “9mobile is determined to continue meeting the passion point of Nigerians, especially, customers on the network; and Kwesé TV offers yet another major platform to do so”, he enthused.

9mobile has been acknowledged as Nigeria’s most innovative and customer-friendly telecommunication company, and through its revolutionary fastest data package,

Moreblaze, it has consistently offered its tech-savvy customers functional innovations thereby setting the market pace for competitive offerings in meeting the clients’ wants and needs.

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Acrimony, Hailey Baldwin, NYSC portal & World Cup 2018 trend on Google Search Nigeria

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Acrimony a film produced by Tyler Perry has topped Google search this week, according to Google official.

 

Mr Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, Google’s Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Anglophone West Africa, made the disclosure on Wednesday in Lagos.

 

He stated that “Acrimony is an intriguing psychological thriller which tells the story of a faithful black woman who feels enraged after being betrayed by her husband.

 

“The film has attracted mixed reactions among Nigerians and is now trending on social media.

 

“Taking to their Twitter handles, Nigerians voiced their views about the thriller using the hashtag #Acrimony, making ‘Acrimony’ a top trending term”.

 

The Google manager also noted that earlier this week, Canadian singer, actor and songwriter, Justin Bieber shared a heartfelt message on social media confirming his engagement to American model and television personality, Hailey Baldwin.

 

He added that the couples had dated briefly in 2016 before splitting, but were spotted back together by fans in July, with engagement rumours circling shortly thereafter.

 

“In the wake of the announcement, fans have raced to Google in search of more information about Bieber’s fiancée,” Kola-Ogunlade said.


He also explained that the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has opened its portal for the 2018 Batch B mobilisation exercise.

 

According to him, the agency issued a statement on Monday informing all prospective corps members, at home and abroad, to register for the mobilisation exercises between Tuesday, 10 July and 16 July, 2018.

 

He noted that NYSC members intending to partake in the ‘Batch B’ mobilisation exercises have since taken to Google to search for the necessary information needed for registration.

 

Kola-Ogunlade said that France 1- 0 victory against Belgium on Tuesday generated a lot of search results.

 

He said “France reached the World Cup final for a third time in its history, thanks to a header from Samuel Umtiti that gave the 1998 champions a 1- 0 victory against the Belgium team on Tuesday.

 

“France will play Croatia in Sunday’s final at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium.”

 

He noted that football fans in Nigeria took to Google to search for results, recaps, and fixtures for the final matches.

 

 

 

 

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