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The President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari ( retd .) , has approved the transfer of the National Identity Management Commission to the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy .
It was gathered that the approval for the transfer was based on the President ’s consideration of the critical role of the NIMC towards the realisation of the objectives of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy for a Digital Nigeria .
This was disclosed in a statement issued on Monday by the spokesperson to the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy , Uwa Suleiman .
The statement was entitled , “ President Buhari approves the transfer of NIMC to the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy .”
The communications ministry explained that the the transfer would ensure that synergy and effective ministry supervisory mechanism is put in place to coordinate , monitor and track the progress of Federal Government ’s digital transformation initiatives .
It said, “ Furthermore, Mr. President ’s directives for NIMC to be under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy is an illustration of Mr . President ’s vote of confidence on Dr . Isa Pantami , the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy .”
The statement stated that Pantami had within his first year in office resolved the communications sector ’s decade -long dilemma of Right- of -Way charges.
It said Pantami was also able to secure the President ’s approval for the provision of security as well as designation of telecommunications infrastructure as critical national infrastructure , among others .
The NIMC is mandated to create , manage , maintain and operate the national identity database established by the NIMC Act , 2007 .
In an effort to realise this , the commission has so far registered around 41 million eligible enrollees for the National Identity Number .
The Nigerian Communications Commission on the other hand has details of over 191 million mobile subscribers .
Furthermore , the National Information Technology Development Agency has recorded huge successes in the development and implementation of the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation , the country ’ s first codified data protection regulation .
The agency , according to the statement , had also reached an advanced stage on the implementation of the National Public Key Infrastructure .
It added that Galaxy Backbone Limited was also providing services to government agencies, such as infrastructure , software, etc .
“ The need therefore for NIMC , NCC , NITDA and GBB to work closely together under the supervision of one ministry towards harnessing what has already been achieved cannot be overemphasised ,” the ministry stated .
It assured Nigerians as well as residents that appropriate measures would be put in place to ensure that all the agencies deliver on their respective mandates .

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Buhari will speak on Lekki shootings, says Dare

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The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare , says the President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari ( retd.) , will speak to Nigerians on the Lekki shootings when he has all the facts on the incident .
Dare made this known on Saturday morning.
Buhari addressed the nation on Thursday but has since come under fire by many who described his speech as one lacking empathy .
The President has also been fiercely criticised for keeping silent on the Lekki toll gate shootings of Tuesday night. Eyewitnesses said soldiers opened fire on # EndSARS protesters demonstrating against police brutality and seeking the reform of the Nigeria Police Force.
Dare said the President had ordered an investigation into the Tuesday night incident at the Lekki toll gate.
When asked about the Lekki shootings incident , the minister said , “ For sure , the President has ordered for an investigation . He had a National Security Meeting yesterday ( Friday ) . I can tell you that this is ongoing already.
“ The President wants to have the facts and that is going to be made public .
“ It is going to be difficult to hide all these facts because we live in a multimedia world and we have evidence , collaborations , and all of that , and I think it is important to get the facts right .
“ That is the path that the President has toed and I am sure that when these facts are made available, this President because he has integrity , will level with the Nigerian people about what happened on Tuesday in Lekki .”
At least 30 persons were wounded in the attack , according to the Lagos State Governor , Babajide Sanwo -Olu , who visited the injured youths at various hospitals in the Lekki area earlier in the week .
The eyewitnesses also said at least seven persons died in the shootings .
Tuesday night attack has been condemned by both local and international civil rights organisations and personalities.

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Husband Killed His Wife Because She Refused to Gave him a Loan

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A man in Kano State has killed his wife because he asked for a loan and she refused to give it to him

Our source in the Hausa Daily Times has learned that a man in Kano State has slapped his wife’s neck by refusing to lend him money to buy her a ram in the name of her rival.

The author and activist Hajiya Rahma Abdulmajid confirmed this on her blog this morning.

Investigations are underway to determine the cause of the accident.

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Buhari Directs Wages Commission To Speed Up New Salary Scale For Policemen

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The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), has said directed the National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission to finalise new salary structure for members of the Nigeria Police Force.
Buhari made this known in a live broadcast on Thursday evening.
Better welfare package for police officers is one of the five-point demands of #EndSARS protesters in the country.
Addressing Nigerians on Thursday, the President said, “With regard to the welfare of police personnel, the National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission has been directed to expedite action on the finalization of the new salary structure of members of the Nigeria Police Force. The emoluments of other paramilitary services are also being reviewed upwards.”

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