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Stakeholders fear deadline for linking biometric ID to SIM cards in Nigeria won’t be met

One of the major subjects dominating discussions in Nigeria at the moment is the move by the federal government to…

 

Biometric screening in Nigeria trims local government payrolls, finds unqualified teachers

A biometric screening conducted on primary school teachers in the state of Borno, Nigeria discovered that only 60 percent (10,103…

 

Improved digital ID number slip, mobile app to ease Nigeria’s SIM registration

Nigeria’s federal government has moved to ease the procurement of biometrics-backed national identifications numbers (NINs) and the process of linking…

 

Biometric verification reveals 10K ghost workers on Zimbabwe public payroll

The use of biometrics to identify ‘ghosts’ receiving fraudulent payments in Africa continues, with Zimbabwe excising at least 10,000 ghost…

 

MNOs to help register biometrics for digital IDs for Nigerians as alleged agency corruption probed

Mobile telephone network companies operating in Nigeria have been authorized to help establish national identification numbers (NINs) for citizens as…

 

Nigeria wants national ID numbers of mobile phone users added to their SIM cards

Nigeria has launched an operation to ensure that the biometrics-backed national identification numbers (NINs) of mobile phone users are integrated…

 

How Special Olympics Nigeria will bring digital identity to the people

“Whenever we’re organizing an international competition, we find ourselves having to start from the very beginning, to get them their…

 

Forensics expert calls for Nigeria to fully adopt biometrics in criminal investigations

Nigerian police should consider the full integration of forensic science — which often involves the use of biometrics — in…

 

VerifyMe Nigeria extends digital ID services with launch of real-time verification for vague addresses

VerifyMe Nigeria has introduced a new service to reduce delays and enhance accuracy in the process of verifying and authenticating…

 

South Africa plans biometric database integration to boost digital ID for service delivery

South Africa’s government has approved the Official Identity Management Policy, which would integrate the national population register with the biometric…

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