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SIM Verification Exposes One Person With 57 Registered Sim Cards In One Network by dre11(m): 8:23pm On Feb 13
…Says No Honey Moon for NCC Board

… Urges That Sim Cards Be Linked to Digital ID

By Emmanuel Elebeke

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ibrahim Pantami says the recent verification of 9.4 million Sim cards revealed that one person with 57 registered Sim cards in one network.

The minister made this known on Thursday while receiving the new Chairman of the board, Prof. Adeolu Akande (South West) and a non executive Commissioner, Chief Uche Nwude (South East) in his office, Abuja.

He stated that this was made known to him in a report by the Nigerian Communications commission, NCC.

Recall that the Minister had in September last year ordered the Nigerian Communications Commission to immediate review the registration of about 9.4million Sim cards across the country suspected to be improperly registered.

The order came against the backdrop of increasing spate of kidnapping and other forms of crime in the country after which the Commission swung into action.

Pantami, who challenged the board to brace up for the challenges ahead, told the board that ‘there is no time for honey moon.’

The Minister who while reeling out the achievements recorded during the review exercise charged the board to consolidate on the achievements, noting that some of the Sim cards were partially completed while others were pre-registered.

‘‘After that the President has directed me and the security agencies to consolidate on that achievement.

Part of what you must address is to ensure that Nigerians do not have difficulties in Sim registration.

In the document, we said a person can own three Sim cards. Look at it and find out if the number should be retained or increased.

‘‘From information available to me, one Nigerian registered 57 sim cards in same network. There is justification for a company but this cannot be acceptable. For me, Number is key in security management. If you must increase the number, there must be conditions and a level of flexibility.’’

Pantami however, charged the board to ensure that Sim registration is linked to national ID so that all our sim cards will be linked up with our digital ID.

‘‘Also ensure that Sim registration is linked to national ID so that all our sim cards will be linked up with our digital ID. It will a great injustice if we allow criminals to use telecom networks under our supervision to watch them perpetrate crime.

‘‘Many lives will be lost if we do not allow this happen. Let us ensure our country is protected and ensure that our platform is not use to commit crime in our country. We do hope you will hit the ground running,’’ he added.

Responding on behalf of other board members, the chairman, Prof. Adeolu Akande promised that they would exceed the 99.9 percent target set for them by the minister.

In his own remarks, the Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta also pledged to actualize the mandate, saying that if the problem of communication could be tackled then the problem of insecurity would be reduced.

Meanwhile, the board will be inaugurated on Friday.

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/02/sim-verification-exposes-one-person-with-57-registered-sim-cards-in-one-network-pantami/


Photo: Minister of Communications, Dr. Isa Ibrahim Pantami

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Re: SIM Verification Exposes One Person With 57 Registered Sim Cards In One Network by Nbote(m): 8:33pm On Feb 13
Instead of dem to b working towards creating a database for Nigerians dey are busy pursuing ppl with multiple sim cards..

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Re: SIM Verification Exposes One Person With 57 Registered Sim Cards In One Network by Topxcel: 8:40pm On Feb 13
Nbote u spoke my mind.

So have they been able to trace him 2 find out what kind of business he does or is he a possible threat to d society...?
Or this just for information sake?

So many issues to tackle I.e tracing and tracking bandits, kidnappers calls to enable arrest...

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Re: SIM Verification Exposes One Person With 57 Registered Sim Cards In One Network by JasonScoolari: 8:52pm On Feb 13
grin
Re: SIM Verification Exposes One Person With 57 Registered Sim Cards In One Network by slivertongue: 8:52pm On Feb 13
politicians and their aids keep hundreds of sim cards

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Re: SIM Verification Exposes One Person With 57 Registered Sim Cards In One Network by Anfield247: 12:19am On Feb 14
To even get the national I.D card self is a prayer point.....

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Re: SIM Verification Exposes One Person With 57 Registered Sim Cards In One Network by SeeMeForLAPTOP: 1:43am On Feb 14
Have you asked yourself, since you have started using phone how many sim cards have you lost? And the ones you have ignored and stopped using?

50 sim cards is still a small figure tho

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Re: SIM Verification Exposes One Person With 57 Registered Sim Cards In One Network by implementing: 2:12am On Feb 14
Anfield247:
To even get the national I.D card self is a prayer point.....
ah swear, its go to today come back next year

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Re: SIM Verification Exposes One Person With 57 Registered Sim Cards In One Network by Babacele: 3:50am On Feb 14
nonsense.....kidnappers are still using Nigerian lines to contact victims' families ,so how many have been caught? useless talks.

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Re: SIM Verification Exposes One Person With 57 Registered Sim Cards In One Network by Kingrexyl(m): 4:29am On Feb 14
Bad guy, he's definitely doing something illegal.
Re: SIM Verification Exposes One Person With 57 Registered Sim Cards In One Network by Dube07: 5:06am On Feb 14
Okay
Re: SIM Verification Exposes One Person With 57 Registered Sim Cards In One Network by segebase(m): 6:08am On Feb 14
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Re: SIM Verification Exposes One Person With 57 Registered Sim Cards In One Network by theoneJabulani(m): 6:11am On Feb 14
I think that person might be me. It's not my fault, the welcome double data bonus from Airtel and Glo ogasim has made data a little affordable

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Re: SIM Verification Exposes One Person With 57 Registered Sim Cards In One Network by mu2sa2: 6:21am On Feb 14
Let's not criminalize everything. Many people take advantage of 2-3 months' double data bonus offered by service providers for new sim cards by discarding a sim card after the expiration of the awoof period and buying a new one so as to continue to enjoy the offer. Some heavy internet surfers have multiple sim cards from many service providers in order to be online always without bothering about signal fluctuations.

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Re: SIM Verification Exposes One Person With 57 Registered Sim Cards In One Network by ybalogs(m): 6:34am On Feb 14
The person should be arrested ASAP or put on a watch. How will a person register 57 SIM cards of a network??

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Re: SIM Verification Exposes One Person With 57 Registered Sim Cards In One Network by dontammy: 6:35am On Feb 14
At one time Airtel made me register 2 new sim cards every time I do a welcome back on my sim. I have over 19 Airtel sim cards. So if they see that in my name, will I be arrested and investigated?
Talking about linking sims to national ID. I registered for national ID since 2015, and till date I am yet to receive my permanent ID. I am still using the laminated one. I have reprinted it like 3 times at 1000 naira every time.

This guy's are just not serious. Let them just be wasting our money.

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Re: SIM Verification Exposes One Person With 57 Registered Sim Cards In One Network by ybalogs(m): 6:35am On Feb 14
Now I see the reason he said individuals shouldn't register more than three SIMs. Good job Mr Minister.

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Re: SIM Verification Exposes One Person With 57 Registered Sim Cards In One Network by kross01(m): 6:47am On Feb 14
As always, they will first of all rush to the media first and convict the person before doing due diligence. What if that person is a small business owner that wants to do a CUG with the registered lines on the network for his/her employees? Or a Nigerian in diaspora that will register a new sim each time he/she comes into the country? Or like people earlier mentioned, someone wanting to enjoy data bonus from the network. But they will prefer to always put the cart before the horse for want of sensational headlines and to pass off as working politicians.

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Re: SIM Verification Exposes One Person With 57 Registered Sim Cards In One Network by LadySarah(f): 7:26am On Feb 14
Bb naija addicts guilty . Using multiple sims to vote.

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Re: SIM Verification Exposes One Person With 57 Registered Sim Cards In One Network by crownwealth: 7:39am On Feb 14
Nigeria is blessed with useless rulers

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Re: SIM Verification Exposes One Person With 57 Registered Sim Cards In One Network by chukwuibuipob: 7:39am On Feb 14
shocked Cos 200 Naira is nothing to him.
Re: SIM Verification Exposes One Person With 57 Registered Sim Cards In One Network by YesNo(m): 7:39am On Feb 14
only 57?

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Re: SIM Verification Exposes One Person With 57 Registered Sim Cards In One Network by crownwealth: 7:40am On Feb 14
dontammy:
At one time Airtel made me register 2 new sim cards every time I do a welcome back on my sim. I have over 19 Airtel sim cards. So if they see that in my name, will I be arrested and investigated?
Talking about linking sims to national ID. I registered for national ID since 2015, and till date I am yet to receive my permanent ID. I am still using the laminated one. I have reprinted it like 3 times at 1000 naira every time.

This guy's are just not serious. Let them just be wasting our money.


Since 2013, yet no permanent ID also.

Very useless, selfish and wicked rulers in Nigeria

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Re: SIM Verification Exposes One Person With 57 Registered Sim Cards In One Network by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:40am On Feb 14
CHISOS! shocked sad shocked

This is how it is done in saner climes.
Over there, 95% of their population keep one phone to their names.
It is very very unlikely that you see an individual with 2 phones, not to talk about 3 PHONES!

Slow and steady we will get to a New and better Nigeria that we voted for.

This is a very good step in the right direction.

God bless Nigeria.

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Re: SIM Verification Exposes One Person With 57 Registered Sim Cards In One Network by eduman365: 7:40am On Feb 14
Nbote:
Instead of dem to b working towards creating a database for Nigerians dey are busy pursuing ppl with multiple sim cards..

If you check well, that person must be a criminal... It doesn't make sense for anyone to have 57 sim cards.

Sim registration is also part of the database architecture, stop being ignorant.

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Re: SIM Verification Exposes One Person With 57 Registered Sim Cards In One Network by StRichard(m): 7:40am On Feb 14
Kingrexyl:
Bad guy, he's definitely doing something illegal.
nah he is enjoying bonuses...I do the same on Airtel network every 2months because of new SIM double data bonuses

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Re: SIM Verification Exposes One Person With 57 Registered Sim Cards In One Network by Dandsome: 7:42am On Feb 14
This is possible especially those people who register other customers in the road.

In a bid to sell more sum cards, they will just register the thing for you or even use their finger print and move on to the next person.

If they are saying we need to to explain why we need a new Sim card, that's like explaining why you need to change your phone.

Is it your money?

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Re: SIM Verification Exposes One Person With 57 Registered Sim Cards In One Network by wonuks(m): 7:42am On Feb 14
shocked
Re: SIM Verification Exposes One Person With 57 Registered Sim Cards In One Network by Mikelarteta(m): 7:42am On Feb 14
Am sure if they search well they will see enough people with more. Makes me remember this my cousin owing me money in Nigeria then, each time I call him to ask for my money, he just tell me if I disturb him too much “SIM card na N100.

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