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NIN: How To Know If Your 9mobile, Airtel, MTN, Glo Lines Are Linked



NIN: How To Know If Your 9mobile, Airtel, MTN, Glo Lines Are Linked

The National Identification Number (NIN) has been a topic of discussion among many Nigerians, as the Federal Government (FG), on Monday, April 4, 2022, directed telcos, including 9mobile, MTN, and Airtel, to bar outgoing calls from Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards not yet linked.

Since that time, thousands of Nigerians who have been affected by this directive, have been seeking ways to be sure their SIM cards are successfully linked to their NINs. It is in this light that Newsrand presents below steps to follow:

How to know if you have linked your NIN to your SIM


MTN subscribers are to dial *785#, you would be given the option to input your NIN.

After you input your NIN which is 11 digits numbers, then you would get a message alerting you that your NIN has been linked.

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) would verify your NIN which you submitted to your network provider.

If you are not sure if your NIN has been processed, start the redo the registration till you get a confirmation message.


To know if you have successfully linked your NIN with your Glo sim, you would receive a message informing you that Glo has successfully received your NIN.

If you used the USSD code *109# to link your NIN, you should get a confirmatory message.

To link your NIN using USSD, dial *109#, enter your NIN 11 digit number then you should get a message informing you if it was successful.

Glo subscribers can send their NIN to 109, or dial *109*NIN digits#.

Note that you can try it again if you are sure whether your phone number is linked to your NIN.


To check if your NIN has been linked to your phone number, dial *996# and follow the instructions or go to

An easy way to know if your NIN has been linked to your phone number is to check if you received a message from your network provider. The message would inform you that your NIN has been successfully linked to your number.

Dial *996# to verify if your NIN has been linked to your number; to link your NIN and also to check for NIN regristation centres.

Step 1: dial *996#

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Step 3: Input your NIN. After you send your NIN, the message below would be on your screen.

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After that, you would get a message from 9mobile informing you that your NIN has been successfully linked to your number.


To confirm if your Airtel number has been linked to your NIN, dial *1211#, you would get a message prompting you that your NIN has been successfully uploaded. Then you would get a confirmatory message telling you that your NIN has been linked.

If you do not get such a message, try to upload your NIN till you get a confirmatory message.

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EXPLAINER: What Figma’s Acquisition By Adobe Means For Users



EXPLAINER: What Figma’s Acquisition By Adobe Means For Users

Tech giant Adobe has concluded the purchase of Figma in a $20 billion deal.

In a blog post in which the disclosure of this deal was made, it was disclosed therein that the $20 billion deal comprised of approximately half cash and half stock, and is expected to close next year (2023).

Adobe is deeply committed to keeping Figma operating autonomously,” Figma co-founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dylan Field, in the blog post, wrote, adding that he will collaborate with the President of Adobe Digital Media Business, David Wadhwani, on how to continue growing Figma’s business. “The entire Figma team will report to me. We plan to continue to run Figma the way we have always run Figma — continuing to do what we believe is best for our community, our culture, and our business.”

“This is a big change, especially for a platform you rely on every day,” Field added.

Understanding Figma and Adobe

Newsrand understands that while Adobe is a behemoth in the creative industry, Figma, in the past decade pioneered product design on the web. So far, the latter has been able to amasse millions of users.

What Figma users should expect?

  • While we are still in the early days of the acquisition, it has been confirmed that Figma users would start to experience some changes. Although, not negatively.
  • To the excitement of Figma users, who avoid Adobe pricing, this acquisition will not see the firm introduce a new pricing model.
  • Amongst other things, this acquisition will see the company improve the platform by incorporating Adobe’s areas of expertise, including imaging, photography, illustration, video, 3D, and font technology. 
  • As Figma continues to expand into new areas over time while simultaneously improving products like Figma Design, FigJam, and the Figma community platform, this deal will see its users grow into new communities that bring designers and developers closer together to unlock the future of collaborative design.

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Chevening Scholarships: Here’s How You Can Apply



Chevening Scholarships: Here's How You Can Apply

Chevening Scholarships have been making news headlines in Nigeria amid the prolonged Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike.

The Federal Government through the Deputy Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Chris Maiyak, had advised Vice-Chancellors of tertiary institutions across the country to circulate information about the scholarship in their respective schools.

“The National Universities Commission is in receipt of the letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ref. TSW/BRI/V/T and dated 12 August 2022, with the attached Call Letter from the British High Commission Abuja, dated 3rd August 2022, on the above subject.

Consequently, I write to forward the Call Letter to Vice-Chancellors for urgent attention and wide circulation in your various universities,” the letter read.

What Chevening Scholarships offer

The scholarships are sponsored by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and partner organisations. And it offers people across the globe, including Nigeria, the opportunity to study in the United Kingdom (UK) for one year on a fully funded master’s degree course.

While successful Chevening candidates come from a diverse range of countries and backgrounds, they are all privileged to the numerous benefits of the programme.

Parts of the benefits include -fully funded tuition fees, access to some of the best quality education in the world, exclusive networking opportunities, and the chance to explore the UK’s diverse culture.

How to apply for Chevening Scholarships

To explore this opportunity, you are advised to apply via the programme’s portal (

After logging in to the portal, one would be required to submit some documents, then awaits feedback.

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EXPLAINER: How To Use USSD Code For ENaira



EXPLAINER: How To Use USSD Code For ENaira

Governor Godwin Emefiele of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), on Thursday, August 18, 2022, introduced the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) code for its digital currency, eNaira.

Newsrand recalls that President Muhammadu Buhari, in October 2021, launched eNaira as Africa’s first Central Bank Digital Currency. However, while the first phase of the launch was focused on banked users, the second phase borders on financial inclusion.

Talking about eNaira, Emefiele stated that “as captured in the design paper released, eNaira is a journey, not a one-time event. This hackathon event is a continuation of that journey and the first among many to come given that the future of central banking is inextricably bound in innovation.

“We don’t have a choice but to live with the fact that we are now in a digital economy. In a digital space where the use of cash will dissipate to almost zero and the use of digital currency will increase and will now become part of our lives.

“The second phase of the project has begun and is intended to drive financial inclusion by onboarding the unbanked and the underserved users leveraging offline channels. Hence greater success is envisioned for the project with phase two expected to deliver more gains with the target of eight million users based on estimation using the diffusion of innovation model.”

Tips to use USSD code for eNaira

First, it is important to note that the USSD code is usually programmed into Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards or cell phones to transact easily and faster.

But to use the USSD code for eNaira, dial *997# on your mobile phone and follow the instruction.

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