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Nigeria election agency not ready to further extend deadline for voter ID collection

Authorities have dismissed any calls for a further extension of the current 29 January deadline for registered Nigerians to collect…

 

Nigeria biometric voter register ‘99.94% solid,’ with local tech, 10M new sign-ups

Young Nigerians make up the vast majority of almost ten million new registrants for the biometric Permanent Voter Card (PVC)…

 

Calls for Nigeria to test integrity of biometric matching systems ahead of elections

Civil society group Diasporans for Good Governance have called into question the biometric matching systems the Independent National Electoral Commission…

 

Nigeria commits to issuing passports within 6 weeks of biometrics capture, clear backlog

To tackle the country’s backlog of passport applications and urge applicants to stick to official processes, Nigeria’s passport authority has…

 

Biometric voter ID projects advance in Liberia and Nigeria, urged in Guyana

Liberia’s National Elections Commission (NEC) says pen has finally been put to paper on a contract for the supply of…

 

Nigeria’s NIMC boss commends digital ID enrollments milestone as capacity increases

The head of Nigeria’s digital ID issuing agency praises the “unified ID approach” and ecosystem model adopted, calling it a…

 

Nigeria’s Edo State residents soon to have biometric ID cards linked to NIMC database

The Governor of Nigeria’s Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has reiterated the importance of a smart biometric card dubbed ‘Edo Card’…

 

Automated biometric voter system a go in Nigerian elections, despite criticisms

Upcoming elections in Nigeria will go ahead with a biometric platform for the accreditation of voters and other functions —…

 

Nigeria ID4D head calls for stronger legal framework to support digital ID consistency

The head of Nigeria’s Digital Identification for Development initiative is calling on legislators in the country to pass a data…

 

More World Bank support in view for Nigeria’s digital ID coverage efforts

Nigeria’s National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has been promised technical support by the World Bank as part of efforts to…

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