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How the 36 Nigerian States got their names

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Have you ever wondered how each state in Nigeria got their names, why was the state given a particular name or who even named it.

Check out all the states in Nigeria and how they got their names.

1. Abia

Abia is an acronym from the four main groups of people in the state as at the time it was formed in 1991, Aba Bende Isuikwuato Afikpo picking their first letters, ABIA.

2. Adamawa

The State was named after a warrior, Modibbo Adama Bin Ardo Hassan, that conquered the region in the beginning of the 19th century.

3. Akwa-Ibom

Akwa Ibom was named after a river in the region at that time. The State got its name from the Qua Iboe (or Kwa Iboe) River.

4. Anambra

Anambra got its name from the name of the Oma Mbala (Omambala) River (in Ibo, the native name of the river is Ànyịm Ọma Mbala).

5. Bauchi

‘Bauchi’ is Hausa word meaning the southern flanks of Hausaland. Tribes living in the southern parts of the Hausaland were referred to as “kasashen bauchi” and the area they lived in later came to be known simply as Bauchi.

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6. Bayelsa

Bayelsa was formed as a result of the clamour from the three LGAs in old Rivers (Brass LGA known as BALGA, Yenegoa LGA known as YELGA and Sagbama LGA – SALGA). The name came about from the combination of their acronymns. BA + YEL + SA = BAYELSA.

7. Benue

The state was named after the “europeanised” corruption of ‘Binuwe’, the Batta word for ‘Mother of Waters’.

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8. Borno

The alternative name of the Kanuris, the predominant ethnic group in the state, is ‘Borno’ which gave inspiration for the naming of the state.

9. Cross River

The state took its name from a River called Oyono or Cross River.

10. Delta

The state is where the River Niger forms a delta as it enters the Atlantic Ocean.

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11. Ebonyi

Ebonyi is the anglicised version of ‘Aboine’, a river that cuts through Abakaliki, the state capital.

12. Edo

The Bini people who dwell in the area had always referred to themselves as Edo or Iduu. This inspired the name of the state.369297

13. Ekiti

‘Okiti’ is a term that is said to denote a settlement of many hills. It later became ‘Ekiti’.

14. Enugu

Due to the many hills and rocky terrain in the area, the people named it in igbo, “Enu Ugwu” meaning “top of the hill”. The state is named after the anglicised version, Enugu.

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15. Gombe

Gombe is the dialect of Fulani language (Fulfulde) spoken in the area.

16. Imo

Just like many of the Nigerian states, Imo took its name from the popular river, Imo Mmiri.

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17. Jigawa

Jigawa takes inspiration from its distinctively golden-coloured soil.

18. Kaduna

‘Kadunas’ is the plural form of crocodile in Hausa. The state therefore got its name from the many crocodiles in Kaduna River

19. Kano

Kano was the name of a blacksmith from the Gaya tribe who settled in the area while sourcing for ironstone. The state was named after him.

20. Katsina

The state was named after the wife of a popular local ruler known as Janzama. Her name was Katsina

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21. Kebbi

It is said that Kebbi was named after the Ka’abba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

22. Kogi

Since the popular confluence in Nigeria is located in the state, Kogi is said to have been derived from ‘kogin’, the hausa word for river.

23. Kwara

River Niger used to be called River Kwara by the Nupes at the Northern border of the state. The state was named after this.

24. Lagos

In 1472, the first set of Europeans to set foot in Lagos were the Portuguese. Due to the many lagoons and rivers in the town, they named it Lagos, which is the Portuguese word for ‘lakes’.

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25. Nasarawa

Nasarawa is a native word for ‘victorious’. The state was named by the founder of Nasarawa kingdom, Makama Dogo

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26. Niger

This was named after the River Niger

27. Ogun

This state was also named after a river — Ogun River.

28. Ondo

Ondo is a word used for settlers. The state was named after the settlers of the old Ondo Kingdom

29. Osun

This state was also named after a river — the River Osun.

30. Oyo

The state was named after the Old Oyo empire

31. Plateau

The state was named after the picturesque Jos plateau. Jos got its name from the mispronunciation of the town ‘Gwosh’.

32. Rivers

Rivers State was named after the many water bodies present in the area.

33. Sokoto

Sokoto is the anglicized version of the Arabic word ‘suk’ meaning ‘market’ or ‘place of commerce’. The state itself was named after the defunct Sokoto Caliphate.

34. Taraba

Taraba state got its name from the Taraba River.

35. Yobe

Komadugu Yobe (Waube or Ouobe) or River Yobe (or River of Yo) inspired the name of the state.

36. Zamfara

This state was named after Zamfarawa, one of the subdialects of the Eastern Hausa group.

FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY

Federal Capital Territory (FCT), ; also known as Abuja Federal Capital Territory, administrative territory, central Nigeria, created in 1976.

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6 Surprising Health Benefits Of Zobo Drink

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Zobo drink is a very popular and refreshing drink, it is produced from dried roselle or sorrel leaves (Hibiscus Sabdariffa). This bright red drink is loved both for every day and as a refreshment drink in parties.

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Zobo drink apart from being popular among Nigerians has many benefits: available, affordable, tasty, refreshing and lot healthy benefits.

Several studies suggest that taking Zobo drink can be a powerful method in improving your health.

It is traditionally used as a cure for ailments such as minor coughs, upset stomach, poor appetite and bacterial or fungal infections, Hibiscus Sabdariffa (aka Roselle), the flower from which Zobo drink (aka sorrel) is made is packed with healing plant chemicals such as anthocyanins, polyphenols, and hibiscus acid.  This combination of chemicals produces valuable medicinal properties that extend beyond the traditional uses we may be accustomed to.

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Here some of the way at which Zobo drink can benefit your health;

Zobo helps reduce blood pressure

According to a 2010 study published in the Journal of Nutrition, Hibiscus Sabdariffa significantly lowered blood pressure by removing excess fluids and allowing the blood vessels to relax in people suffering from pre- and mild hypertension.  In fact, adding Hibiscus to the diet was reported to be just as effective as taking the popular anti-hypertensive drug, Captropril. With over 43% of Nigerians suffering from high blood pressure and the lack of adequate health care facilities, this finding is important because drinking a beverage like Zobo can reduce medical costs and prevent complications such as stroke, heart disease, and even death.

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Zobo can control your sugar level

Zobo drink has very pleasant taste and you can drink it without sugar or honey, so we can say for sure that this drink is able to control blood sugar level, which is useful for people with diabetes.

Zobo can lower cholesterol

According to a study published in Filoterapia, a  journal dedicated to medicinal plants and bioactive natural products of plant origin, it confirmed that Hibiscus’s effectiveness in treating high blood pressure. In addition, it reported an overall positive effect on heart clogging cholesterol evidenced by decreases in LDL- cholesterol (the bad cholesterol) and triglycerides and an increase in HDL- cholesterol (the good cholesterol) in people that took HS capsules. This was especially evident in people that suffered from diabetes.  Although some researchers have questioned its effectiveness, there appears to be a larger consensus that HS is beneficial in reducing cholesterol whether taken in either capsule or beverage form.

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Zobo is not harmful for the kidney

Zobo drink doesn’t contain oxalic and urine acid, so it can be drunk by people suffering from gout and kidney stone disease.

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Zobo drink for weight loss

Zobo drink has diuretic properties, which helps to reduce weight. A fruit acids increase the metabolism (especially if to take it after food), which ultimately burns fat. To do this, you need to take zobo drink for three weeks, and then take a break and again to pass a 10-day course. After all, only long-term use of zobo drink can achieve permanent weight loss effect.

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Zobo can increase fertility

Zobo drink is considered an aphrodisiac and stimulates libido, awaken sexual desire and help to maintain men’s sexual power.

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Easy Way To Make Zobo Drink By Yourself

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Zobo drink is a Nigerian drink made from dried Roselle plant flowers. The drink is also known as Roselle drink and called Sorrel drink in the Carribean.

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Dry Roselle Plant Leaves

How to make a Nigerian Zobo drink:

Recipe makes about 5 litres of zobo drink, depending on how concentrated you want it to be and if you will use artificial flavours, which require more water.

You may add artificial flavours and sweeteners such as Nutri-C and sugar if you wish.

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Ingredients for Nigerian Zobo drink

  • 2 (De Rica) cups of dry zobo leaves
  • 2 tablespoons of cloves (konafuru)
  • 2 stumps fresh ginger
  • Water
  • 1 big ripe pineappl
  • Slices of citrus fruits of your choice: orange, lemon, lime – to garnish

Before you make

  • Rinse out the dust from the zobo leaves with cold water.
  • Grind the cloves into a powder.
  • Wash and peel the skin of the ginger and blend roughly.
  • Wash, peel and cut the pineapple into thin slices.

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How to make Zobo drink

  1. In a pot, ass the washed zobo leaves and pour enough water to cover it totally.
  2. Cook on medium heat and leave to boil for a few minutes.
  3. Add the ginger and the garlic, add more water and keep boiling for at least 30 minutes. This is the time it will take for the zobo leaves to be completely soft.
  4. Turn off the heat and set aside to cool down completely.
  5. Blend your pineapples while your zobo cools.
  6. When cool, sieve out the zobo leaves. Then pour the juice through a chiffon cloth to remove tiny particles and leave only a smooth juice.
  7. Add the pineapple juice. You can sieve it through the chiffon cloth again to make sure there are no particles left.
  8. Add any artificial flavours of your choice at this time and stir.
  9. Pour into bottles and refrigerate.
  10. Serve with ice and sliced fruits. Enjoy it alone or with a snack.
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Giving Someone A Gift? Here Are 11 Important Things To Consider When Getting A Gift For Someone

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11 Important Things To Consider When Getting A Gift For Someone

Getting a gift for someone is one of the hardest decision for almost everybody, irrespective of your relationship with the person, be it your partner, boy/girl-friend, colleague, parent, sibling, et cetera.

Gifts are one the ways we show people that we care about them and that they are important to us, so the kind of gifts you get might be synonymous to how important they are to you. Your gift might not be expensive because the cost is not a measure of their importance to you. Before you get a gift for someone, there are some important things to consider.

Here are 11 important things to consider before getting a gift for someone.

1. Consider your relationship

You should always consider your relationship with the person whether the relationship is formal or casual. For close relations like friendships or sibling relationships, you can choose to give anything you wish or desire to present. On the other hand, for formal relationships like bosses or teachers, gifts shouldn’t be too personal. Stationery items, flowers are the best ones for this kind of relations.

2. Consider the occasion

A gift should be gotten according to the occasion. Different gifts for different occasions, for example, the best gifts to give on a birthday is something like a cake or a bouquet of flowers but proposals or Valentine’s Day  require something like red roses, rings or customized gifts.

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3. Consider their age

This is very essential, it would be disappointing for an adult or teen to receive a child gift and vice-versa. Always get someone that is relatable to the person’s age.

4. Consider their personal needs

If you are choosing a gift for someone on a tight budget, it’s nice to give them something that they need, but to splurge on the quality or quantity. For example, if your friend is a chocoholic, then the best gift for him/her would be chocolates. Similarly, if your mom is in love with home décor, then the best gift for her would be some ravishing décor items.

5. Appliances don’t always score

 A good basic rule of thumb is that if the gift is primarily used to serve people other than the recipient, then don’t get it. This is true even if the person will also benefit. An example would be a blender or vacuum. It can be argued that these things are needs that should be purchased and used as such, not purchased and wrapped.

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6. Don’t Buy a Gift that the Person Already Has? Check with Him/Her Before You Do So 

Many do this a lot, they buy a gift a person already has before.To avoid such mistake, you can check with the person before buying the gift. It may sound a bit impolite to ask about that directly, especially if the person is a distant relation. In this case, the best option is to go for evergreen gifts like flowers, cakes, chocolates, body mists, etc.

7. Don’t Follow The Crowd

Don’t get a gift for a person because every other people are getting that exact gift. Instead, do a little research and get a gift that the person interested in. If your research led you to know what he/she needs, nothing could be better.

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8. Always Remove the Price Tag  

You should never make a person know the cost of the gift in material terms. It is indeed an impolite gesture. So make sure you remove the price tag before packing the gift. Your gift should be valuable to the recipient in terms of thoughts, not money.

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9. Try To Customize The Gift 

Always try to customize your gift, to show how thoughtful you have been while picking it up. For example, in case you are presenting a birthday cake, go for a photo cake rather than an ordinary one.

10. Include a Message 

Make sure to include a personalized note in the gift. A gift along with a message is a sign of care.

11. Try To Package It Well

The first thing a person sees in a gift is the packaging. Until you wrap or package the gift properly, your present has not received a complete finish. Remember to gift a sober yet safe packaging considering the contents of the gift.

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List of Accredited Centres for NIN Registration.

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The Federal Government has approved 173 centres and 30 state government institutions to conduct enrolment of all persons including legal residents into the National Identity Database (NIDB) on behalf of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).


This was disclosed on the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) website on Wednesday titled, ‘Approved Data Capturing Agents (Digital Identity Ecosystem)’ on Wednesday.
This move, is coming after a two-week ultimatum was issued by the government to telecom service providers to block phone numbers without NIN.

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CATEGORY A: PRIVATE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY

  1. Adebola Sobanjo Company Ltd
  2. Afritech Multiconcept Ltd
  3. Airtel Network Limited
  4. Aliph Technologies Ltd
  5. Amex West Africa Ltd
  6. AndyzInegrated Services Ltd
  7. Atl Activate Tech Limited
  8. Basaleh Global Services Ltd
  9. Basmak Technologies Ltd
  10. Bellokano.Com Ltd
  11. Beu-Synergy Solutions Ltd
  12. Biosec Solutions Ltd
  13. Biosecureone Ltd
  14. Blackstones Engineering Ltd
  15. Citizen Helpline Ltd
  16. Cobaz Projects Ltd
  17. Cynox IT Ltd
  18. Dantata Universal Services Nig Ltd
  19. Datamining Company Ltd
  20. Datees Global Concept Ltd
  21. DavedestInegrated Service Ltd
  22. Dune Engineering & Construction Ltd
  23. Electronic Payplus Ltd
  24. Estabet Synergy Ltd
  25. Emerging Markets Telecommunications Services Limited (9Mobile)
  26. Etranzact
  27. File Solutions Limited
  28. Fingertips Enterprises Int. Partners Ltd
  29. FlexisafEdusoft Ltd
  30. Globacom Limited
  31. Greenmozis Ltd
  32. Hunter & Cook Ltd
  33. Ibolda Health International Ltd
  34. Interra Networks Ltd
  35. Jetlink Limited
  36. Joeson Consult Ltd
  37. Joma Investments Ltd
  38. Juads Technologies Ltd
  39. Kevone Consult Ltd
  40. Khahus Consulting Solutions Ltd
  41. Kimberely Matt Nig Ltd
  42. Knowledge Resource Ltd
  43. Knowledge Square Foresight Ltd
  44. Kruggerbrent & Co Ltd
  45. Lasventures Global Services Ltd
  46. Laukamz & Co Ltd
  47. Leema Investment Nig Ltd
  48. Lexington Technologies
  49. Liviasoft Technologies Ltd
  50. MTN Nigeria Communications Plc.
  51. Multibase Investment Ltd
  52. Nehemic Nig Ltd
  53. Ninto Company Nigeria Limited
  54. Nolia Consult Ltd
  55. Nouveltech Ltd
  56. NQLB Nig Ltd
  57. Office Machines Nigeria Limited
  58. Pandus Powell’s Nig Ltd
  59. Paychex International
  60. Payvision Plus Nig Ltd
  61. Pen Prime Ltd
  62. Phase Point Platforms Ltd
  63. Pyrich Group Ltd
  64. Research and Data Solutions Ltd
  65. Rhino Niger Networks Ltd
  66. Samuiky Global Ltd
  67. Sanstonz Consultancy Services Ltd
  68. Seamfix Nig Ltd
  69. Service Management Consultancy Ltd
  70. Slogani Consults Nig Ltd
  71. Socket Works Ltd
  72. Softcom Ltd
  73. Solcorn Technologies Ltd
  74. Succesory Nig Ltd
  75. Tech Systems Ltd
  76. Tenece Professional Services Ltd
  77. Thrixes Technologies Ltd
  78. Unified Payment Services Ltd
  79. Vantage Management Consultancy Ltd
  80. VDT Communications Ltd
  81. Verifix Concept Ltd
  82. Verifyme Nig Ltd
  83. Verse It Ltd
  84. Volsus Energy Ltd
  85. Xptech Power Ltd
  86. YWC Technologies Ltd
  87. Zebra Multi Services Ltd
    CATEGORY B: NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION AND CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS
  88. Africa Youth Growth Foundation
  89. An Nadaa Educational Foundation
  90. Arrida Relief Foundation
  91. Excellent World Foundation
  92. Hadejia Ina Mafita Initiative Community Based Organization
  93. Mimido Initiative & Development
  94. Murna Foundation
    CATEGORY C: START-UP COMPANIES AND SMALL, MEDIUM ENTERPRISES
  95. AA&T Consulting Services
  96. Agile Talata Enterprise Ltd
  97. Andy Links GPS Data Tracking Services Ltd
  98. Avas Tech Ltd
  99. Azera Data Ltd
  100. Babalola Olawale & Kadeba Ayodele Globacom Office
  101. Data Formula Global Concept Ltd
  102. De Blue Shangarilla Limited
  103. Digidynamics Technologies Ltd
  104. Dtrexx Continental Services Ltd
  105. Ebe Data Services Ltd
  106. Ekuleku Innovation System Ltd
  107. Emjeh Multi-Investment Ltd
  108. Gefau Global Services Limited
  109. Grayhart Ltd
  110. Improved Data Solutions & Information Technology Ltd
  111. Joreal Nigeria Limited
  112. J-Mech Distribution Ltd
  113. Kable Premium Hub Ltd
  114. Kamanda Global ICT International Nigeria Limited
  115. Kasu Global Consult Ltd
  116. Layonas Engineering Nig. Ltd
  117. Legelege Entries & Travs Ltd
  118. Linx Spatial Systems Ltd
  119. Moriah Rock International Ltd
  120. Napi Technologies Ltd
  121. OAR College of Health & Technology
  122. Omokhoje Sam-Jegede & Co
  123. Pomade Consulting Ltd
  124. Oridum Limited
  125. Prestigious ICT Investment Ltd
  126. Prioclen Limited
  127. Primeage Success Team Ltd
  128. Randaframes Engineering
  129. Rayons D’or Ltd
  130. Reffi Global Ltd
  131. Rovins Global Services Ltd
  132. Ruks Enterprise International Global Ltd
  133. Sabon Sara ICT Global Concept
  134. Seas Data Resources Ltd
  135. Simpson Ventures Limited
  136. Spaceblog Technologies Ltd
  137. Spherical GIS & RS Ltd
  138. TBL Quantum Digital Tech Ltd
  139. Teenth Integrated Global Services Ltd
  140. UGS Technologies Ltd
    CATEGORY D: SMALL, MEDIUM ENTERPRISES SMES (B1)
  141. A.F. Partnership
  142. AA & MM Masterclass Enterprises
  143. Abuchi Ed Ogbuchi & Co
  144. Adeoye& Associates
  145. Ajiboye Adeoye & Co
  146. Best Internet Café
  147. Bin Khalifa Global Resources
  148. Friends Café & Gen Printing Services
  149. Fx-Keyplus Concepts
  150. Gomfid Multi Services
  151. Himbell Company Ltd
  152. Hub House Global Limited
  153. IsahNguru Ventures
  154. Jibyes Consulting
  155. Jubilee Computers and Logistics
  156. Kayode Ogunro & Company
  157. Lukadol & Associates Ltd
  158. Maydan Associates
  159. Miandkay Enterprises
  160. Micropro Global Comm
  161. N. A. Samuelson Business Consult
  162. New Age Computer CBT Enterprises
  163. OAR Educational Services & Innovation Centre Ltd
  164. Olusuyi Agboola & Co
  165. Parity-Bit Systems
  166. Pentium Paul Ltd
  167. Primetouch Computers
  168. Real Positive Friends
  169. Stanford Exclusive Associates Ltd
  170. Taju Audu & Company
  171. Theo ICT Integrated
  172. Yudee Integrated Resources
  173. Zincom Technology
    PUBLIC SECTOR INSTITUTIONS – STATE GOVERNMENTS
  174. Abia State Government
  175. Adamawa State Ministry of Special Duties
  176. Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Science & Technology
  177. Cross River State Government
  178. Delta State Ministry of Economic Planning
  179. Ebonyi State Ministry of Information & State Orientation
  180. Gombe State Government
  181. Lagos State Residents Registration Agency
  182. Kaduna State Residents Registration Agency
  183. Katsina State Institute of Technology and Management
  184. Kano State Ministry of Special Duties
  185. Nigeria Postal Service
  186. Ogun State Government
  187. Oyo State Ministry of Finance
  188. Sokoto Investment Company Limited
  189. Zamfara State Government
    PUBLIC SECTOR ORGANIZATIONS
  190. Abuja Enterprise Agency
  191. Central Bank of Nigeria (Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement Systems
    Plc)
  192. Corporate Affairs Commission
  193. Defence Space Administration
  194. Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
  195. Independent National Electoral Commission
  196. Joint Tax Board
  197. Military Pensions Board
  198. National Agricultural Extension & Research Liaison Services
  199. National Commission for Refugees, Migrants & Internally
    Displaced Persons
  200. National Health Insurance Scheme
  201. National Pension Commission Nigeria Communications
    Commission
  202. National Population Commission
  203. Nigerian Postal Service
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How to Link NIN Number with MTN, Airtel, 9mobile, Glo, Others

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The FG has made it mandatory for Nigerians to Link NIN Number with MTN, Airtel, 9mobile, Glo, others or risk having their lines blocked.

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The Nigerian National Identification Number (NIN) is a unique identification number issued by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).

HOW DO YOU GET AN NIN?

If you don’t have a National Identification Number yet, locate any National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) office around you or check if your Local Government is an accredited area.

READ: List of Accredited Centres for NIN Registration.


How to Retrieve NIN Number Using USSD CODE

For those that have enrolled in the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) scheme, the NIMC has provided a USSD code to check their National Identification Number (NIN) on their mobile phones.

Dial *346# to retrieve the NIN. The USSD code is available on MTN, Airtel, Glo and 9mobile.

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Type ‘1’ to choose NIN Retrieval Option if you are dialing from the phone number you used in registering you NIN.
Type ‘2’ to choose NIN Search if you have lost your number, you will be required to input some of your registration details
Once you have retrieved, congratulations

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How to Link Your NIN Number on MTN, Airtel, 9mobile, Glo, Others


You can link your national identification number on these network operators as follows;

Link NIN to MTN:

Mtn users can link their NIN to their line in any of these three ways
1. Online registration portal via https://mtnonline.com/nin
2. USSD code: Dial *785#
3. Via myMTNApp, get it on Google Play or Apple Store
Complete the NIN linking form by entering your name, phone number, NIN, and email address.
Submit the form as soon as you’re done.
Wait for feedback from the network.

Link NIN to AIRTEL:

Airtel users can link NIN to their line in the following way:
1. Visit the online registration link via www.airtel.com.ng/nin

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2. dial *121*1# on your Airtel line to submit your NIN
Type 1 for “NIN Capture” and send.
Enter your 11-digit NIN and send.
Wait for the message confirming your submission.
If you get an error, just wait for some time and try again.

Link NIN to 9MOBILE:


9MOBILE users can link NIN to their line in the following way:
1. Dial the USSD code *200*8# and follow the prompts to submit your details;
2. Visit 9mobile.com.ng/nin to submit online
Click on ‘Verify and Link your NIN now’
Fill the required information and submit.

Link NIN to Glo:

Glo users can link NIN to their line in the following way:
1. Visit the online registration portal via www.gloworld.com/ng/nin to fill your information and link.
2. Dial *109*yourNIN# (e.g *109*90123456789#) and follow the prompts to submit your details Or
By SMS – Simply text your 11-digits NIN number to 109 (e.g 90123456789 to 109) and wait for reply.


PLEASE NOTE that the USSD code *346# is the general NIN retrieval code for all network. If you are unable to link your NIN through the methods outlined on this page, then
You should simply visit the nearest office of your service provider to submit/link your NIN.
Go with your NIN and SIM pack or call the customer care line of your service provider.

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