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Biometric Update regularly publishes articles about Nigeria. The following list of links is available to help you find biometrics news related to Nigeria. More topics may be perused by reviewing our entire Biometrics Topics list.

 

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…

 

Nigeria age estimation technology for voting under scrutiny, but digital ID applications grow

A former top official of the Nigeria Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Oluwole Uzi-Osaze, says the election management body cannot…

 

Biometric SIM registration curbs crime in Ghana, not as effective in Nigeria

Ghana’s Minister of Communications and Digitalization Ursula Owusu says there has been a noticeable drop in SIM card-related fraud in…

 

Nigeria, Portugal plan to improve biometric passport, residence permit issuance services

The government of Portugal has unveiled plans to soon make the renewal of residence permits for aliens automatic, provided they…

 

Political violence in Nigeria destroys biometric voter IDs; government rushing replacements

Almost 70,000 permanent voter ID cards were destroyed this week when a government office in Nigeria was set ablaze. In…

 

Nigeria ID4D seeks privacy consultant for national ID management infrastructure

The Nigeria Digital Identity for Development project (Nigeria ID4D) is seeking the expertise of a number of service providers, including…

 

Address trust gap to improve outlook for Nigeria’s digital ID scheme, Academic argues

Taking Nigeria as an example, Babatunde Okunye considers how the lack of trust in African governments could limit the rollout…

 

Uneven global progress on biometrics-backed voting. Politicking saps efforts

Nigerian officials using an automated biometric ID system have found that 23 percent of people registered to vote in the…

 

Nigerian army arrests fake NIMC staff registering people in Niger for national ID

Nigeria’s National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has clarified that two national ID fraudsters recently arrested by members of the country’s…

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