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Biometric Update regularly writes news about Nigeria. The following list of links is available to assist you with finding biometrics news regarding Nigeria. Additional tags may be perused by accessing our complete Biometrics Topics list.


Nigeria’s Abuja, Lagos airports to pilot facial recognition from NEC to boost security

The federal Ministry of Finance of Nigeria has disclosed that talks are underway for the conclusion of agreements with Japan…


Govt insists BVAS a game changer in Nigeria polls, civil society calls for NIN addition

The reactions trailing the use of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) is Nigeria’s general elections of 25 February and…


Biometric voting machine transmission delays Nigerian governor elections

Governorship elections in Nigeria are experiencing technical delays. According to a government announcement, this week’s scheduled election has been pushed…


Biometrics reduced fraud in 2023 Nigerian elections, analyst argues

Amid a barrage of criticism over vote credibility, political scientist Abiodun Fatai posits that the Biometric Voter Accreditation System (BVAS),…


Biometrics used at 98% of Nigerian polls; advocates concerned for safety of voters’ data

Digital rights activists have raised concerns over the safety and security of biometric data collected from millions of Nigerians who…


Sumsub says digital ID can speed up onboarding in emerging markets

The use of digital ID technologies, alongside government databases, can substantially speed up the identity verification process in emerging countries….


Police plan expansions of facial recognition across Ireland, Australia, US, Nigeria

Public officials in several countries are pushing deployment or regulation of face biometrics to improve security. In Ireland, Justice Minister…


Next for Nigeria’s NIN: location tracking and smart cities

The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) has launched a call for proposals from the country’s academics with the aim of developing…


Nigeria’s INEC cedes ground, extends voter ID collection deadline to 5 February

Nigerians who have registered to vote in the upcoming general elections now have until 5 February to collect their Permanent…


Liberia, Nigeria test biometric election equipment ahead of full deployment

Liberia’s National Elections Commission (NEC) has begun a trial voter registration exercise to test the functionality of biometric voter registration…

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