BREAKING: Minister Isa Pantami Extends NIN-SIM Linkage—The Genius Media Nigeria reports that Nigeria’s Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Malam Isa Pantami has extended the ongoing National Identification Number (NIN) and Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) integration exercise.
This reliable platform gathered that the NIN-SIM linkage exercise has now been extended till June 30, 2021.
This was contained in a statement jointly signed by the Director, Public Affairs, Nigerian Communications Commission, Ikechukwu Adinde; and the Head, Corporate Communications, National Identity Management Commission, Kayode Adegoke.
The minister, who has been under fore of late over his past pro-Taliban radical comments, was also said to have disclosed that 54 million SIM cards have been linked with NIN.
TGM gathered that Pantami had once revealed how joyful he used to feel with the killing of those he considered infidels.
The minister said this in three audio recordings of his teachings in the 2000s, when he condemned deadly operations of the then Al Qaeda and Taliban elements who were on a campaign to obliterate the West and conquer other parts of the world.
Pantami in his submission while responding to audience questions about his views on the then leader of the terrorist group, Osama Bin Laden, stated that he still considers the leader of the extremists a better Muslim faithful to himself.
But the minister recanted the comments, saying that he has “changed several positions taken in the past based on new evidence and maturity.”
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari in a statement stated that he would not sack his Communications minister.
In the statement by Garba Shehu, his media assistant, Buhari said Pantami’s ordeal in the hands of those calling for his sack was not about his past utterances but about his current job as a minister.
Buhari backed Pantami’s explanation that he was young when he made those statements and that his position had since changed.
BREAKING: President Muhammadu Buhari Son-In-Law Declared Wanted Over N31 Billion Fraud
BREAKING: President Muhammadu Buhari Son-In-Law Declared Wanted Over N31 Billion Fraud—-Gimba Yau Kumo, the son-in-law of Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has been declared wanted over N31 billion fraud.
The Genius Media Nigeria reports that Gimba Yau Kumo and two others were on Thursday declared wanted by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, over diversion and misappropriation of $65 million National Housing fund.
Buhari son-in-law, a former managing director of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, who in 2016 married Mr Buhari’s second daughter Fatima, Mr. Tarry Rufus and Mr. Bola Ogunsola, were declared wanted over misappropriation and diversion of $65 million National Housing fund.
ICPC Spokesperson, Azuka C. Ogugua, in a statement, urged the public to provide information about the whereabouts of Mr Kumo and his cohort.
“The persons whose pictures appear above, Mr. Tarry Rufus, Mr. Gimba Yau Kumo and Mr. Bola Ogunsola, are hereby declared WANTED by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) in connection with issues bordering on misappropriation of National Housing Funds and diversion of the sum of Sixty Five Million dollars ($65,000,000),” the commission said.
Before now, Mr Kumo was being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over a N3billon fraud.
Though President Buhari campaigned on riding Nigerian public service of corruption, saying Nigeria must kill corruption before it kills Nigerians, his allies and associates have been fingered in sundry corruption cases.
Meanwhile, Peoples Gazette reported how late Isa Funta, an ally of Mr Buhari, got millions of naira from Federal Inland Revenue Service and how present Acting EFCC Chair was involved theft before he was tapped for the job by Mr. Buhari.
Transparency International in its 2020 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) reported In January, that Nigeria’s ratings plunged to 149 on a categorised scale for “highly corrupt” countries — three places down from its 146th position in 2019.
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The Genius Media Nigeria gathered that the essence of the meeting was to foster African economic integration, AfCFTA, development and social impact in the continent.
The African Continental Free Trade Area is a free trade area founded in 2018, with trade commencing as of 1 January 2021. It was created by the African Continental Free Trade Agreement among 54 of the 55 African Union nations
BREAKING: Liverpool Humiliates Man United At Old Trafford – #MUNLIV
BREAKING: Liverpool Humiliates Man United At Old Trafford – #MUNLIV—-The Genius Media Nigeria reports that Liverpool have thrashed Manchester United 4-2 at Old Trafford to brighten their chances of a top four finish in English Premier League.
This reliable platform gathered that Jurgen Klopp celebrated his first win at Old Trafford as Liverpool came from behind to beat Manchester United and boost their chances of a Champions League place.
This is the second time United are losing two consecutive games at home in two three days.
United had lost 1-2 at home to Leicester City on Tuesday, a loss that handed Manchester City the premier league title.
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