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United States has Sent Five Rovers to Mars — When will Humans Follow?

With its impeccable landing on Thursday, NASA’s Perseverance became the fifth rover to reach Mars — so when can we finally expect the long-held goal of a crewed expedition to materialize?

NASA’s current Artemis program is billed as a “Moon to Mars” mission, and acting administrator Steve Jurczyk has reiterated his aspiration of “the mid-to-end of the 2030s” for United States of American boots on the Red Planet.

NIN mandatory for Bank Accounts, Voter Registration, says FG

The National Identity Number is mandatory for transactions such as the opening of bank accounts, payment of taxes, voter registration, the Federal Government said on Thursday. NIN mandatory for Bank Accounts, Voter Registration, says FG

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, said this in Abuja while hosting the newly elected National Executive Council of the Association Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria.

Federal Government Plans To Replace BVN With NIN

The Federal Government of Nigeria has stated arrangements are ongoing to replace the Bank Verification Numbers (BVN) with the National Identity Numbers (NIN).

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Dr Isa Pantami, who disclosed this to newsmen shortly after a tour of telecoms operators and NIN licensees in Abuja, said President Muhammadu Buhari has been briefed on the on-going NIN registrations.

See Electric Vehicle Batteries will Charge Cars in Five Minutes

Some researchers in United States have found a way to recharge EV batteries in 10 minutes, and a Chinese company has cut this to just five minutes.

At present the United Kingdom’s fastest 150kW chargers take around 30 minutes to top up the batteries of models that can charge at this speed, such as the Audi E-tron and Porsche Taycan

Elon Musk to offer $100 million prize for ‘best’ carbon capture tech

Tesla Inc chief and billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk on Thursday took to Twitter to promise a $100 million prize for development of the “best” technology to capture carbon dioxide emissions.

Capturing planet-warming emissions is becoming a critical part of many plans to keep climate change in check, but very little progress has been made on the technology to date, with efforts focused on cutting emissions rather than taking carbon out of the air.

Google Threatens to Pull Search Engine from Australia

Google on Friday threatened to pull its search engine from Australia over a proposed media code that would require the tech firm to pay for news content.

Mel Silva, managing director for Google’s Australian operations, told a Senate enquiry the code was unworkable and the company was unable to calculate the financial risk, news agency AAP reported.

Telephone Subscribers In Nigeria now 208 million – NCC

The number of active telephone subscribers across Nigeria has risen to 208 million, the Nigerian Communications Commission said on Thursday.

It also stated that third generation (3G) and fourth generation (4G) base transceiver stations deployment in Nigeria had increased from 30,000 to 53,460.

Ahead of NCC Deadline Telecoms Operators Collects 47.8million NINs

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), says GSM operators have collected 47.8 million National Identification Number (NINs) from subscribers as at Jan 18.

This is contained in a statement by Dr Ikechukwu Adinde, NCC Director, Public Affairs on Tuesday in Lagos.

BVN-generated NIN wouldn’t be Linked with SIM – NIMC

BVN-generated NIN wouldn’t be Linked with Sim – says NIMC officials 

The National Identity Management Commission on Tuesday said Subscriber Identification Modules would not be linked with National Identity Numbers (NIN) generated through Bank Verification Numbers (BVN).

It disclosed this in tweets via its official Twitter handle, stressing that individuals with BVN-generated NINs should visit NIMC offices to validate their NINs.

Federal Government Reveals Number Of SIM Cards You Can Link To One NIN – A Must Read

The Federal government of Nigeria through the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, said on Friday that seven SIM cards can be linked to one National Identification Number on the National Identity Management Commission Mobile App launched recently.

The minister said the ministry and NIMC are working on transforming the NIN enrolment process and the onward linkage to SIM cards as required by the Nigerian Communication Commission.