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NIMC says new digital identity verification channels can solve Nigerian passport backlog

Nigeria’s National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has called on the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) to use alternative digital ID verification…

 

Nigeria’s digital identity agency NIMC to get $61M funding to upgrade identity infrastructure

Nigeria’s cabinet, the Federal Executive Council, has approved N25 billion (U.S.$61 million) for the upgrading of identity infrastructure at the…

 

Enhanced infrastructure to deliver Nigeria’s biometric digital ID planned for NIMC

Nigeria’s Communications and Digital Economy Minister Dr. Isa Pantami says plans are afoot to equip the National Identity Management Commission…

 

Nigeria directs NIMC to speed up biometrics enrollment for digital identity

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Nigeria’s agency charged with handling digital identity issues, has been called upon to accelerate…

 

Police partner with NIMC for biometric criminal identification in Nigeria’s largest city

The police force in Nigeria’s largest city, Lagos, says it plans to employ biometric technology in order to reverse a…

 

NIMC and MasterCard announce Nigerian national identity smart cards

The Nigerian National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) and MasterCard have jointly announced at the World Economic Forum on Africa, the introduction of…

 

Nigerian digital ID tokens criticized as NIN-SIM linkage deadline extended yet again

For the ninth time, Nigeria’s federal government has extended, by three months, the deadline for citizens to link their biometrics-backed…

 

Nigeria digital ID issuance hits 70M, feat pegged on multi-stakeholder collaboration

The National Identity Management Commission of Nigeria (NIMC) says wide collaboration from the chain of digital identity stakeholders in the…

 

Nigerian telco 9Mobile to enroll biometrics of 10M rural residents for national ID

Nigeria’s federal government has appointed 9Mobile to register at least 10 million people living in rural areas for national identity…

 

Hundreds of millions worldwide become eligible for biometric passports

Zimbabwe and Pakistan launch biometric passports while nations push for better service and support for their citizens overseas. Malawi terminates…

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