The minister of communications and digital economy Isa Pantami has revealed what he hopes to achieve with the National Identification Number (NIN).
Speaking during the Nigeria International Partnership Forum in Paris, meant to strengthen ties between Nigeria and France in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic he said NIN will ensure that the identity of citizens and legal residents who log into the internet is known.
“Some of these initiatives that happen to be the foundation of even our economy is the introduction of the national identification number. Nigeria has joined the global community by making the use of national identification numbers for both citizens and legal residents mandatory,” he said.
“This is going to be the foundation of our economy and also the foundation of our security that whoever happens to go online, his identity will be known by the federal government and also by our security institution.
“As in our constitution 1999 as amended section 14(2)(b), that the primary responsibility of government is security and safety of its citizens, it is because of this that President Muhammadu Buhari is very passionate about that and he has been pushing that we establish the foundation of our economy and the foundation of our security on the national identification number so that identity of our citizens and legal residents will be known,
“As it is today, the enrollment has been over 67 million and most importantly we are able to capture the most important category of people that come out to do businesses.”
“So it becomes a prerequisite to enjoying government services and I believe this will bring more peace of mind to potential investors to know that the government has been doing something significant in that regard,” he said.
“Recently the country has also launched and commissioned a national center for artificial intelligence and robotics that focuses more on research and coming up with innovative solutions in the area of security and now the center in collaboration with security institutions is in the process of developing robots and many more that are going to be deployed to make our country safe and sound.”
NYSC Portal Login Dashboard 2022 January Registration 2022 Batch A, B & C, Senate List | portal.nysc.org.ng
NYSC Portal Login Dashboard 2022 January Registration 2022 Batch A, B & C, Senate List | portal.nysc.org.ng
NYSC Dashboard Online Portal for prospective & current Corp Members – portal.nysc.org.ng. NYSC is an acronym in Nigeria that stands for National Youth Service Corps. The NYSC Portal 2022 Registration platform is the avenue for all Nigerian youths under 30 years to register for their compulsory “National Service Year;” which aims at enhancing the youth’s skill and development of unity through the building of the nation. To access the National Youth Service Corps portal, you have to visit the official website of the National Youth Service Corps. The site is accessible through internet services either by phone, desktop, or even at the local cyber cafe
How to login to your NYSC Dashboard Online Portal Login Dashboard 2022
To login to your account at the NYSC portal 2022 registration platform, follow the steps below;
- Go to portal.nysc.org.ng,
- Click on login icon,
- Enter your Email Address and Password in the space provided,
- Click on “Resume”
Once you click on “Resume”, it will take you to your dashboard.
Note: The email address and password required are those you created during online registration.
Things to Do On NYSC Portal Login Dashboard
I am going to briefly talk about everything you can do on the NYSC portal 2022.
The first thing is that you can log in to your dashboard to correct your details and make any changes to your information on the NYSC Portal 2022.
Serving Corp Members and prospective ones who have done the NYSC registration can log in right on the NYSC portal login Dashboard.
To log in, you will need your email and password. After that, you will be taken to your own personal NYSC dashboard that contains your information. There is also an option to recover your password in case you can’t remember.
Verify Your Certificate
This is not important to most higher institutions. If your higher institution is a new one or not accredited and you want to verify your certificate, you can do it on the NYSC portal.
Check Payment status
The NYSC portal login Dashboard is also a place to check the status of any of your payments relating to the NYSC scheme.
The National Youth Service Corps official homepage is a place you can get news and other updates about the scheme. From the portal, you can visit the homepage.
Read Foreign PCM Requirements
This is specifically for Nigerian graduates from accredited foreign institutions. If you want to read details about your requirements for the NYSC mobilization, you can do it right from the NYSC portal login Dashboard.
See NYSC Payment Guidelines
Many prospective corps members and fresh Corpers who need a hand or detailed information about how to correctly make payments on the NYSC dashboard can do so from the portal.
Read Frequently Asked Questions
The NYSC Portal login dashboard is also a place to read some official answers to frequently asked questions about the NYSC.
Before you start worrying about finding an answer to questions, the FAQ first.
During mobilization, prospective Corps members will need to check their names on the Senate list before they can proceed with the NYSC registration. Right on the portal dashboard, you can check if your name is on the Senate list.
Oromoni’s Death: Dowen College to remain shut while other schools resume – Lagos state government
The Lagos state government has said that Dowen College in Lekki, Lagos state will not be reopened on Tuesday, the 4th of January until the investigation into the death of a student of the school, Sylvester Oromoni, reaches an advanced stage.
This is as other private primary and secondary schools in Lagos prepare to resume for the commencement of the second term on Tuesday, January 4.
Recall that Oromoni died on November 30, 2021. His family alleged he was beaten by some of his seniors days before he died.
Following the public outrage generated by the incident, the Lagos state government on December 3, 2021, ordered the indefinite closure of the school.
In an interview with Premium Times, an assistant director in charge of the public affairs unit, Ministry of Education, Ganiu Lawal, said very soon, the school would join others to resume but “not until ongoing investigations into the unfortunate incident reach an advanced stage.”
According to Lawal, since the matter was not strictly a state matter and with the involvement of the police and other parties, “it would be ideal for all “t’s” to be crossed and “I’s” to be dotted.
“But I can assure you that very soon the issue will be resolved, but they are not resuming tomorrow” Lawal said
In a statement released on Monday, January 3, the state’s Commissioner for Education, Folasade Adefisayo, said bullying, cultism, and other vices would not be tolerated in any part of the school. Admonishing school administrators to increase counseling of students against these vices, the commissioner welcomed students, teachers, and school administrators to the starting of a New Year and second term of 2021/2022 school session.
“Devise appropriate strategies to advance teacher, student interaction in order to gain an insight and expose negative tendencies before they metamorphose into unfortunate situations. Adequate monitoring, especially as it affects boarding school students should be enforced to prevent the incidence of bullying and all other vices,” the commissioner advised
Sylvester Oromoni: Autopsy report exonerates housemasters and the students from murder – Police
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has said that the two autopsies carried out on 11-year-old Dowen college student, Sylvester Oromoni, did not show that he was murdered.
Vanguard reports that Odumosu in an interview said two autopsies were carried out on Oromoni’s body and both disregarded any allegation of killing. He was, however, quick to add that investigation was still ongoing, part of which was the toxicology test that needed to be conducted on the corpse.
” We are not at the peak yet. But we have done our investigation and have sent the report to the Directorate of Public Prosecution, DPP for legal advise on those arrested and DPP has replied. We have gone through the medical aspect which is the post mortem.
Post mortem was carried out in Delta and Lagos states. The first one done in Delta State was only witnessed by parents of the deceased.
But after I held a meeting with the parties concerned, at the instance and directive of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and my Inspector- General of Police, IGP Alkali Usman Baba, the second post mortem was carried out in Lagos.
The corpse was brought from Delta State to Lagos, where the Post mortem was carried out with all the parties involved , that is : parents of the deceased, parents of the students accused, the school authority and government. These were the four parties that witnessed the post mortem. And the result is out.
The report of the Post Mortem did not bring out the issue of murder on anybody.
Besides the result of the autopsy, the court order that we got has elapsed and we have released the house master and others on bail, because there was nothing that indicted them of murder.
It is only a murder case that is not bailable. Every other offences are bailable. They have been in custody for more than twenty days and that is infringing on their fundamental human rights. Since medical and legal reports have not indicted them so far, I think there is need to allow them have their freedom because bail is not the end of the case.
Another forensic test known as toxicology , will be carried out on the corpse.
By the way, the Toxicology test is to determine the concoction that was allegedly forced into the deceased mouth which peeled his lips.
Toxicology test was being done in Nigeria before, precisely at the Lagos State medical facility in Lagos Island. But after the EndASRS crisis, it is conducted outside the country.
Until that one is effectively done, we won’t know the final report. But with the interim report, nothing showed murder”Odumosu said
Recall that the deceased, who was a Junior Secondary School 2 student of Dowen College and a boarder, was rushed to his parent’s home in Warri, Delta State two months ago, owing to some injuries he sustained after he was allegedly attacked by some of his seniors. The school however dismissed the claim. According to them, he was injured during a football match. He died on November 30.
The police began an investigation into the incident. Five of the students whose names Sylvester allegedly mentioned before passing were arrested alongside three housemasters. They have however, been released on bail.
FG extends NIN/SIM verification till March 2022 as enrolment hits 71 million
The deadline for linkage of the Subscribers Identity Module (SIM) cards with the National Identity Numbers (NIN) has been extended till March 31, 2022, by the federal government.
Prof. Isa Ibrahim Pantami, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy conveyed the approval of the Federal Government in a joint statement by the Director of Public Affairs of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, and the Head of Corporate Communications of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Mr. Kayode Adegoke.
It was also stated that 71 million citizens have been captured in the national database as of December 30.
The statement read;
“As of 30th December 2021, the NIMC has issued over 71million NINs with over 14,000 enrolment centres set up across the country.
“Furthermore, the NIMC has also set up enrolment centres in over 31 countries to cater for Nigerians in the Diaspora.
“The unprecedented growth in the National Identity Database to over 71 million unique NINs in such a short period, with about three to four SIMs linked to a NIN, reflects the concerted effort of the Federal Government, the Nigerian populace and legal residents and this is truly commendable.
“Following the request by stakeholders, including citizens, legal residents and Nigerians in the diaspora, the Federal Government has extended the deadline of the exercise to the 31st of March, 2022.
“This extension would enable the Federal Government to consolidate the gains of the process and accelerate the enrolment of Nigerians in key areas like the remote areas, diaspora, schools, hospitals, worship centres, and the registration of legal residents.
“The Honourable Minister has, however, implored Nigerians and legal residents to enrol for their NINs and link with their SIMs during this period of extension as more services will be requiring the NIN for identification.
“He also reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government to support the NCC and the NIMC in ensuring that the objectives of the exercise are achieved.”
REVEALED: How Buhari Government Kept Sunday Igboho In Detention, Not Benin Republic
The lawyer to Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemi (Igboho), Yomi Alliyu, has disclosed that the Nigerian government under President Muhammadu Buhari is the one keeping Igboho in prison and not the Benin Republic government.
Though Igboho has been detained for months in the Benin Republic custody, the lawyer noted that the Nigerian government was behind his continued incarceration.
Alliyu also debunked reports of an alleged plan to eliminate the activist.
In an interview with Vanguard, the lawyer warned those “flying the kite” to desist from spreading such speculations assuring that Igboho would regain freedom soon.
He said, “I don’t have knowledge of a threat to his life. I speak with his wife regularly but I don’t have such knowledge of plans to eliminate him.
“We have persuaded his boys and Yoruba youths not to take laws into their hands. We told them not to behave like IPOB (the Indigenous People of Biafra) because we told them that if they start killing and burning, they will be killing their kins. We urged them to keep their cool, however, if anybody is flying such a kite to know the feelings of what will happen if Sunday Igboho is murdered in prison, I advise that such a person should have a rethink.
“I don’t think anyone is planning that except the enemies of this government. The only way this government can wash its hands off this evil intention, is to release Sunday Igboho now because they (FG) are the ones keeping him in prison and not the Benin Republic government.
“If anything should happen to Sunday Igboho, we will hold the Federal Government responsible.
“That is why we have been appealing to Yoruba youths not to take laws into their hands because we are optimistic that Sunday Igboho will be free and that the alleged plan to kill him is a mere rumour. I don’t see any threat to his life.”
During a podcast on Tuesday Olayomi Koiki, spokesman for Igboho, alleged that the Benin Republic President, Patrice Talon, was working with the Federal Government to extradite Igboho to Nigeria.
He said, “So many people have heard rumours in the past 24/48 hours. We know that God Almighty is watching.
“If they are trying, they cannot be successful. If they are planning evil against Prof. Banji Akintoye and others, they are only trying but God’s power is superior.
“The enemies are trying to eliminate him (Igboho). Their plan is to eliminate him so that the Yoruba Nation agenda will be silenced, but God has shown that he is above them.”
Identity Of Policeman Crushed To Death By Police Van Chasing ‘Yahoo Boys’ In Ekiti, Revealed
Pictures of a policeman, Supol Ayeni, crushed to death by a patrol van belonging to the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) unit of the Ekiti State Police Command have been exclusively obtained by BennievibezBlog.
BennievibezBlog had reported that the RRS operatives while pursuing suspected fraudsters, otherwise known as Yahoo boys hit Ayeni who was on a motorcycle along Federal Polytechnic, Ado/Ijan Road in Ekiti.
BREAKING: @PoliceNG Patrol Van Chasing âYahoo Boysâ Crushes Policeman To Death In Ekiti | Sahara Reporters https://t.co/Kvmsdcg0cFpic.twitter.com/U6mkS7dTjl— Sahara Reporters (@SaharaReporters) December 28, 2021
The deceased, who was attached to Odo Ado Police Station, was said to have died on the spot.
“He actually came home to eat; his wife has a shop around Aba Ebira in the polytechnic community.
There is this bad spot along the road, beside the silo. So the deceased came to his wife’s shop to eat; he came with one of his friends’ motorcycle.
He was working at Odo Ado which is not that far from here.
“The RRS operatives were in two hilux vehicles chasing a Benz. I don’t know where they were chasing the guys from. As they were about to overtake the Benz, the deceased who is popularly known as Baba Ada was coming from the other side and one of the vehicles hit him. He died immediately,” a source had told SaharaReporters.
A colleague of the deceased who spoke to SaharaReporters confirmed the incident.
He added that the RRS operatives involved have been identified and detained at the state headquarters.
“Yes, Supol Ayeni is dead. He was hit by RRS van. I’m still confused my brother, this was someone I saw earlier today.”
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