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FRSC won't issue driver's licence without NIN from Dec 21
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Corps Marshal Boboye Oyeyemi

By Theodore Opara

Following the Federal Authorities’s directives on the harmonisation of residents’ knowledge, the Federal Highway Security Corps (FRSC) has stated from December 21 all candidates for the driving force’s licence should current the Nationwide Identification Quantity ( NIN) from the Nationwide Id Administration Fee (NIMC).

Based on a launch by the Assistant Corps Marshal Bisi Kazeem, all driver’s licence candidates are anticipated to current their NIN earlier than they are often attended to, including that there can be no waiver for anybody.

Bisi additional pressured the necessity for a harmonised database on residents’ data, which he stated is essential to resolving the challenges of figuring out people to help safety businesses in knowledge collation and fast retrievals to deal with a few of the nationwide safety challenges.

He referred to as on members of the general public, notably these going for his or her driver’s licence processing, to pay attention to the directives and punctiliously observe the procedures for acquiring their NIN from the Nationwide Id Administration Fee, which have to be verified to be genuine, earlier than motion might be taken on their software for the licences.

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Kazeem additional acknowledged that each one numbers offered by the candidates should correspond with what NIMC issued to people for a harmonised database.

The Corps Public Training Officer solicited the cooperation of members of the general public to make the coverage a hit within the collective curiosity of the nation and dedication to constructing and sustaining a reputable nationwide database on residents.

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He assured that FRSC stays dedicated to supporting the Federal Authorities in its resolve to tackling the challenges of residents’ identification and nationwide safety challenges.

Whereas reassuring the driving force’s licence candidates of improved companies on the licence processing centres throughout the nation, the FRSC spokesperson reiterated the sooner messages of Corps Marshal Oyeyemi that improved service supply stays the centre level of the Corps’ operations.

He additional pressured that with due compliance by all driver’s licence candidates, the method of bodily capturing on the licence processing centre can be easy consistent with the improved processes put in place.

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FG’s pushing financial system in direction of whole collapse — CISLAC




CSOs disagree, condemn FG’s proposed sale of public assets to fund 2021 budget
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Demand use of recovered loots, declared income to implement finances

By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja

As Nigerian and Nigerians grapple with financial recession and second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, Monday, disagreed and condemned alleged transfer by the Federal Authorities to promote public property to implement 2021 finances.

Whereas talking with Vanguard they identified that the transfer is ill-conceived and will likely be an motion to completely collapse the ailing financial system, and added that the influence of borrowing that has critically affected the financial system with inflation reaching over 15 per cent, unemployment on the rise on each day foundation, companies folding up and leaving the nation, the Naira being devalued, and crime on the rise.

Additional talking demanded that the federal government ought to have other ways to fund the finances and never asset sale as a result of 2022 will quickly be one other finances 12 months, which they requested what will likely be offered to implement it?

Nonetheless, they referred to as on Nationwide Meeting to rise to the event to cease the Buhari-led administration from the sale of public property to fund the 2021 finances, notably on the present debt profile of the nation, biting financial recession, way forward for Nigerians, the potential of mismanagement, and looting of proceeds and added that it’s not in the perfect curiosity of Nigerians.

Sale of public property received’t resolve any downside — International Rights

The Nation Director, International Rights Nigeria, Abiodun Baiyewu, mentioned, “The Minister’s assertion is troubling, and it’s one in a latest pattern of determined strikes together with, borrowing from pensions, after which taking up dormant accounts and shares. We needs to be involved and ask salient questions: first, is the nation so broke that it has to resort to the promoting off property to enhance its present finances?

“Second, will the funding of this finances by way of these unethical and determined measures proposed by the federal government, generate ample revenues to fund subsequent years?

“The property referred to are obscure. The vagueness of this course of could also be a pointer to state seize which can profit ‘mates of the regime’ however not Nigerians. As well as, what occurs after 2021? Will they promote the nation and its residents?

“I believe its implications are seen on the floor of it: that it’s not a sensible transfer and can solely additional impoverish the nation. Whenever you promote your property to fulfill wants, it’s typically indicative of deeper challenges and is a pointer that you’re unable to think about extra ingenious methods of deriving revenues.

“How briskly will these property promote, and in its desperation will the federal government get a very good cut price? If in 2021, these property offered don’t produce a tangible and sustainable revenue stream for 2022 and past, you possibly can ensure that the supply of public providers will fail, our weak establishments will likely be additional incapacitated, insecurity will likely be heightened, the price of items and providers will escalate, and sure – starvation will drive individuals to the streets.

“It’s higher the protests begin now earlier than the asset gross sales occur, after which the protests will likely be extra uncontrolled with better frustrations driving them. My recommendation is for the federal government to be extra ingenious in its income quest. They should reduce down frivolous authorities bills.

“Cut back the variety of political dependents; curb the ostentatious life of politicians – together with the nationwide meeting.  Stimulate the financial system by spending in direction of boosting entrepreneurship amongst residents. Specifically, increase agriculture to make sure fast and sustainable wins, promote exports, and feed a ravenous inhabitants.

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FG’s pushing financial system in direction of whole collapse — CISLAC

The Govt Director, Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, CISLAC, Awual Rafsanjani, mentioned, “This isn’t a very good transfer by the Federal Authorities as a result of we now have been advising the federal government to plug leakages and waste, and numerous diversion of public funds has been occurring however the authorities appears to not take drastic measures to at the very least decrease diversion of public funds and property.

“Subsequently we have to make sure that the nation doesn’t totally collapse. The federal government must do the whole lot doable to dam leakages and there are numerous different measures the federal government ought to have taken.

“If these property are offered now what assure do you need to fund subsequent 12 months’s finances? It’s a very fallacious concept by the officers of the Buhari-led administration to embark on promoting the remaining property of Nigerians. That is completely condemnable.

“In the event that they declare that they’ve recovered loots from looters why can’t they use the recovered loots to finance the finances? Why can they use the elevated income they’ve generated to finance the finances?

“I believe there’s a want for the federal government to be honest and sincere. This lack of honesty and sincerity in communication from this authorities to Nigerians is additional making a disconnect and distrust of no matter authorities is developing with.

“Nigerians are suspicious and skeptical about each transfer by this authorities as a result of it has not demonstrated sincerity and honesty as a result of it has not proven any dedication towards the socio-economic and political disaster Nigerians discover themselves.

“This isn’t actually good for the nation for even a few of the officers who’re dedicated and patriotic and which can be why they should communicate out and inform them the reality. In the event you preserve quiet and permit the nation to sink God won’t additionally spare you as a result of God gave you the chance however you did not do the needful.

“We in civil society are usually not anti-government however need the federal government to work’ we wish the federal government to be clear and accountable, Nigerians individuals to be pleased with their authorities and what’s obtainable within the nation.

“We can not enable solely to do marketing campaign and propaganda, get into workplace, and use that to proceed to amass wealth on the expense of the Nigerian individuals. That’s not acceptable. Nationwide Meeting should rise as much as their duty and above partisan politics and guarantee they don’t assist this transfer.

“With using safety and extreme use of drive on Nigerians for less than professional protest and disagreement on what authorities is doing I’m not certain if Nigerians are prepared to permit themselves to be killed by people who find themselves on the market to remove them for expressing their opposite opinion on what authorities desires.

“In order it’s now many Nigerians will proceed to specific their dissatisfaction, anger however they’d unlikely come out and be killed as a result of there isn’t a accountability in Nigeria, and if individuals kill others no person cautions them.

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“We’ve reached a state that Nigerians have misplaced confidence that they are going to be protected if they arrive out to specific their opinion which is constitutionally and legally allowed.

“So, if the federal government has been very strict when it comes to minimizing waste, duplication, outright looting of public funds and property we won’t be crying the best way we’re crying as a nation.

“Secondly, it exhibits that authorities doesn’t have a plan ‘B’ to mitigate the disaster we now have been having if there was the excuse of the primary tenure of Buhari’s administration when it comes to the financial state of affairs, I believe the federal government can not give any excuses on this second tenure as a result of there ought to have been a concrete plan ‘B’ to mitigate the financial recession or state of affairs.

“This authorities was telling Nigerians that it has a blueprint when it comes to financial restoration. The place is the plan? Or why has it not been applied? As a result of if it was applied we might have the ability to mitigate and cope with the disaster we face economically as a nation, which signifies that there has not been consistency within the coverage framework of presidency when it comes to financial diversification, rehabilitation, efficient technique that may allow the nation to beat the disaster we face.

“The third situation is that going by the tradition of promoting public property how certain are we that inside this house of few months we can promote public property in the perfect curiosity of Nigerians?

‘The earlier property offered together with the property of NEPA and we had been advised some people purchased these property and up until at present, they don’t seem to be helpful to Nigerians. There may be nonetheless no electrical energy provide to Nigerians. The privatization course of will not be clear and lacks accountability.

“What assurance is the federal government giving to Nigerians within the privatisation or promoting off of public property when it comes to transparency and accountability? The federal government needs to be cautious to not set a really dangerous report as a authorities that got here with all types of guarantees and hope for the Nigerian financial system, just for it solely to finish up in these quite a few and scandalous borrowing.

“We’ve borrowed sufficient and these borrowings haven’t been in a position to assist rejuvenate the financial system; unemployment remains to be on the dwelling situation may be very poor, insecurity regardless of all these guarantees and dedication made.

“Fourthly, with the approaching of COVID-19 pandemic which has affected international financial system as a result of Nigeria will not be having any plan to mitigate the financial disaster in consequence if COVID-19 the nation is sinking once more, we at the moment are in one other recession.”

Not stunning, Nigerians ought to anticipate extra —  CN

The Convener, Involved Nigerians, CN, Prince Deji Adeyanju mentioned, “From the phrase go, this authorities has proven that it lacks concepts, waste the federal government has been participating, making all types of guarantees as a result of a broke and bankrupt nation can not run socialism –to markets to share cash totally free to individuals, a authorities that can’t account for donations by nations for the COVID-19 pandemic, these monies had been embezzled within the identify of sharing palliatives, a authorities that has looted the Abacha loot, borrowed and looted the loans, squandered our international reserve, subsidy intervention funds, and all types of funds, even stolen from the ‘useless’ and in addition threatened to go borrow from the ‘useless’.

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“Nigerians ought to anticipate extra as a result of the Buhari authorities goes to break down the financial system totally, and that is my prediction for 2021 and 2022 as we’re going to see extra of recession below this authorities. So this could not come as a shock or shock to anybody that the federal government desires to promote public property to fund the finances.

“After promoting property to fund the 2021 finances the place will they get cash to fund subsequent 12 months’s finances? It’s only a disgrace!”

Worst initiative to implement the finances, Presidency effectively executed — OLF

The asocial crusader and founder, One Love Basis, OLF, Chief Patrick Eholor, mentioned, “When the pinnacle cease pondering, it is going to begin stinking. We should always take be aware that quickly there will likely be nothing to promote once more however the individuals of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as an alternative of offering Nigerians with entry to good issues of life you individuals in a authorities they elected are clamouring to get the infrastructure in place by way of budgetary allocation and on the similar time in search of to promote the present ones that isn’t sufficient and to who? Could I ask, with due respect, foreigners? I suppose.

“I believe a letter of apology ought to go to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar (GCON) for all of the insults on the assertion he made throughout his marketing campaign earlier than the 2019 presidential election of promoting the NNPC as a place to begin of his administration.

“As a very good visionary chief, sale of nationwide property to fund nationwide finances, who’re the financial crew sending the sort of lethal sign? I hope Ajaokuta Metal Rolling Mill will not be included?

“That is the worst initiatives I’ve ever come throughout in my years of existence. Actually widespread sense will not be widespread. Confusion has no father and mom. Look for the best way ahead in your will paper budgetary allocation.”

Govt simply wish to enslave Nigerians — JUGSODI

The Chief Govt Officer, CEO, and Founder, Simply International Social Growth Initiative, JUGSODI, Yarima Adu Charles, mentioned, “This transfer is to enslave Nigerians and the way forward for our youngsters that it shouldn’t be heard of.

“The place are the recovered looted funds EFCC and the Nigerian authorities claimed to have recovered? That is the time Nigerians want the cash to make use of it now.

“Place each political elected and appointed the officer on allowances solely on their sitting days to make their jobs part-time and pay them for such so that vast cash spending on politicians can be utilized to finance different essential initiatives and packages in 2021 finances

“Examine COVID -19 cash declare to have spent each for the nationwide and states to generate the true account of their stewardship and use any unused cash remaining or diverted  into private pockets it’s Nigeria cash and so it needs to be used for the advantages of all.”

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Nervousness as NIN/SIM linkage deadline ends Tuesday




Anxiety as NIN/SIM linkage deadline ends Tuesday
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*Deadline could also be prolonged— NCC, ALTON

By Prince Osuagwu, Hello-Tech Editor

The deadline set by the Federal Authorities for cellular subscribers to hyperlink their Nationwide Identification Numbers, NIN, with their cell phone’s Subscriber Identification Module, SIM, playing cards, is tomorrow, Tuesday.

The deadline stipulates that those that failed to hold out the instruction could have their telephones disconnected from the community pending after they would have the opportunity to take action.

This has created nervousness amongst subscribers who complained that the method of getting NIN alone was so strenuous, making the deadline troublesome to realize.

Nonetheless, Vanguard reliably gathered that the deadline could also be prolonged as related stakeholders met, on Monday, to evaluation the deadline with a view to extending it. The extension would relieve subscribers of pointless rigidity.

READ ALSO: NIN Registration: Enrollees seek extension of deadline

The necessity for extension

A dependable supply on the Nigerian Communications Fee, NCC, informed Vanguard that though he couldn’t formally affirm the extension, it was probably what would occur.

He mentioned: “In the event you have a look at the best way the NIN/SIM linkage regime has progressed, there’s at all times an announcement after we attain a milestone.

“So, there’s undoubtedly going to be an announcement after right now (Monday). In truth, there is no such thing as a want for subscribers to panic. There’s each indication that the deadline can be moved,” he added.

One other supply on the Affiliation of Licensed Telecom Operators in Nigeria, ALTON, an umbrella physique of all telecom operators in Nigeria, confirmed that authorities and related stakeholders had been assembly over what would occur after the deadline tomorrow.

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In response to the supply, “there’s undoubtedly going to be an extension. The federal government itself ought to know that deactivating subscribers within the method supposed, after the deadline can be counterproductive.

“As we converse, a really severe assembly is occurring between authorities and stakeholders to make sure the features, made to date, in telecom growth through the years should not worn out by means of this single directive,” he mentioned.

The directive

The Federal Authorities had, on December 15, 2020, by means of the NCC, issued a directive that telecom operators ought to inform all their subscribers to offer legitimate Nationwide Identification Quantity (NIN) to replace SIM registration data.

The directive additionally made submission of NIN by subscribers obligatory inside two weeks from December 16, 2020, to December 30, 2020, and that after the deadline, all SIMs with out NINs are to be blocked from the networks.

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It claimed {that a} Ministerial Job Drive comprising the minister and all of the CEOs, amongst others, was to watch compliance by all networks, as a result of violations of the directive can be met by stiff sanctions, together with the opportunity of withdrawal of the working license of the operators.

The directive attracted public outcry and even a lawsuit from a non-governmental organisation, Paradigm Initiatives, PIN, who claimed that the directive was not solely illegal and unconstitutional.

PIN mentioned identical isn’t stipulated by regulation, however will probably intervene with its members’ rights to freedom of expression assured beneath Part 39 of the Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, as amended.

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The Home of Representatives additionally joined within the name for an extension of the deadline, at the least for the general public to be correctly sensitised.

Apparently resulting from these calls, the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economic system prolonged the deadline for many who have already got NINs to tomorrow and February 9 for these but to register for NIN.

Though the NCC described as unfounded fears that after tomorrow, subscribers who didn’t meet the deadline might be blocked from the networks, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economic system, Ibrahim Pantami, had at totally different fora, insisted that every one stipulations towards defaulters of the directive can be carried out to the letter.

So, baring extension of the deadline, the nation will from tomorrow, witness an enormous disconnection of phone subscribers.

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FCT targets N3bn income from DOAS in 2021




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By Chris Ochayi, Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory, FCT, introduced yesterday that it was focusing on N3 billion as Internally Generated Income, IGR, from the outside commercial and signage in 2021 fiscal 12 months.

The income is to be collected by the Division of Out of doors Commercial and Signage, DOAS, which is an company beneath the FCT.

It’s in command of all income collections with regard to outside commercial and signage, together with cellular, 2nd and third get together commercial.

Recall that the difficulty of who’s to gather income from the outside commercial and signage has been a difficulty of controversy between the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, and the Abuja Municipal Space Council, AMAC, as who has the authorized proper to gather the income.

However the Chairman of Abuja Municipal Space Council, AMAC, Hon. Abdullahi Adamu Candido stated that the difficulty has been resolved within the curiosity of residents of AMAC.

Addressing a joint press convention alongside the Director, Division of out of doors Commercial and Signage, DOAS, Dr. Baba-Gana Adam, Hon. Candido stated the choice taken so as to harmonize collections and keep away from double taxation.

In line with him, “This joint press launch between the Abuja Municipal Space Council, AMAC and the Division of Out of doors Commercial and Signage, DOAS, turned crucial so as to put the file straight, following the paradox being created on the regulation of out of doors commercial/signage and cellular commercial inside the Abuja Municipal Space Council, and to resolve the lingering battle on who has the authorized rights or in any other case to gather commercial and signage permits, taxes and levies together with cellular, 1st get together and 2nd get together commercials and signage inside the jurisdiction of AMAC within the FCT.

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“Following a number of stakeholders’ conferences on the above subject, each events, Abuja Municipal Space Council, AMAC and the Division of Out of doors Commercial and Signage, DOAS, hereby want to announce that an amicable settlement has been reached within the curiosity of most people.

“Whereas Part 7 and the fourth schedule of the 1999 Structure, taxes and levies, (authorized listing for assortment) vested the powers on Native Authorities Areas or Space Councils as within the case of FCT to gather commercial allow, taxes and levies and on this case, the Abuja Municipal Space Council to gather commercial allow, taxes and levies inside its space.

“After due consultations by related stakeholders and in recognition of subsisting agreements and related bye-laws, the 2 establishments have resolved that henceforth, all revenues with reference to outside commercials and signage, together with cellular, 1st get together and 2nd get together and third half commercials, is carried out by DOAS on behalf of Abuja Municipal Space Council, AMAC.

“As a responsive and accountable authorities, the Council accepts that it’s in one of the best curiosity of each events and most particularly the residents of AMAC in FCT to delegate this activity to the Division of Out of doors Commercial and Signage, DOAS, so as to harmonize collections, keep away from double taxation, enhance on the convenience of doing enterprise and guarantee seamless tax collections within the council.”

Talking with journalists shortly after the occasion, the Director, Division of out of doors Commercial and Signage, DOAS, Dr Baba-Gana Adam, stated with this improvement, the company is focusing on N3 billion as Internally Generated Income, IGR, in 2021.

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Dr Adam stated, “Our goal is N3 billion for this 12 months. My request from you is to coach the general public in order that they don’t say tax collectors are harassing them.

“They need to do the needful additionally, you perceive. If they arrive ahead and register, and so they pay as when due, no person will molest them. However, you understand for those who don’t do the needful, authorities survives on income in all places.

“There isn’t any authorities on this planet that’s not amassing income. The query is which can be we going to do it with a human face? That’s what we should do particularly on this tough time.

“We should always system methods on how we are able to accumulate our revenues with a human face. Individuals won’t need to pay, some don’t have. Some their companies should not rising as they anticipated, we’re anticipated to is to provide them time, educate them to know why they need to pay and them respect their human rights and human dignity for them to pay. “

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