Here are today's news...
1) FG Planning To Replace BVN With NIN- Minister.
The ministry of communication and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, has revealed that the Federal Government plans to replace Bank Verification Numbers with the National Identity Numbers. The ministry said this while briefing newsmen after a facility tour and inspection of the ongoing NIN enrollment exercise at NIMC and other designated centers in Abuja.
He said he had made a presentation to the National Economic Sustainability committee and drew the attention of the Central Bank of Nigeria Government on the need to replace BVN with NIN.
He also said, "The strength of the law wherever you go is not the same with a policy of one institution".
The ministry stated that BVN was only applicable to those who had a bank account while NIN was for every citizen and legal resident in the country. Giving reason, the government engaged private agents for the NIN enrollment, the ministry said the move was in line with the global standard.
2) Youths Plan Counter-Protest At Lekki.
Youths have announced plans to organize a counter-protest at the Lekki tollgate on Saturday, February 13. This is coming a few hours after some youths took to Twitter to call for a protest against the reopening of the Lekki tollgate. According to reports, the Lagos State Judicial panel of Inquiry probing the alleged killing of #EndSARS protesters by soldiers at the Lekki tollgate had on Saturday, approved the reopening of the tollgate.
However, four out of the nine members of the panel faulted the report of the forensic experts hired to comb the scene for evidence of the counter-rally, which is trending on Twitter as #DefendLagos and #DemNoBornYourpapaWell, is to protests against protesters of #OccupLekkiTillGate.