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Pakistan blocks 732K SIMs issued without biometrics, Nigeria registers 180M

Pakistan says it has blocked 732,000 SIM cards that were registered without the owners going through the required biometric verification…

 

Nigeria collects biometrics of elementary school children for meal program

Nigeria is creating a database of children’s biometrics ostensibly to increase transparency in a school meals scheme. The National Home…

 

Nigeria’s INEC seeks data sharing to clean biometric voters register

Nigeria’s Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) is asking for closer collaboration from the National Population Commission (NPC) to help it effectively…

 

Nigerian President wants centralized biometric database before 2023 Polls

The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has instructed all federal agencies collecting personal and biometric data…

 

Liberian Senate seeks consensus on introduction of biometrics for 2023 election

Liberia’s Senate has called on its Joint Committee on Autonomous Agencies and Ways, Means, Finance and Budget to meet with…

 

Digital ID status update for Nigeria and Rwanda: new technology, data law

The livecast for International ID Day 2021 included the first country presentations in ID4Africa’s new I-On-Africa series. The directors general…

 

Nigeria to require face, fingerprint biometrics for Anambra State election

A system that will combine fingerprint and face biometrics for identity verification will be required to verify voters during Governorship…

 

Nigeria and Pakistan fining telcos for default on biometric SIM identification

Pakistan has slammed fines on some telecommunication companies operating in the country for failing to ensure phone users identity their…

 

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…

 

Online digital ID advances with 2M Nigerian voters registered

Nigeria’s Independent electoral commission (INEC) has announced that more than two million new potential voters have already completed the online…

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