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

 

Many hands lift Nigerian digital ID effort, but some are actually making it harder

An uneasy balance is being struck in Nigeria in that nation’s progress toward universal digital identification for its 200 million…

 

Nigeria suspends biometric voter registration June 30, to improve ABIS system

The chairman of Nigeria’s National Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has announced that the biometric Continuous Voter Registration…

 

Identitypass raises $2.8M for biometric identity verification across Africa

Lagos-based Identitypass has raised $2.8 million in Seed funding, which the company says will help meet its goals of extending its…

 

VerifyMe Nigeria launches license plate verification API to enable car insurance services

VerifyMe Nigeria has launched a new service to verify vehicle license status in real-time, extending its portfolio beyond digital ID verification,…

 

Nigeria upgrades biometric crime database to stem growing insecurity

The Nigerian Police Force wants to improve its techniques of investigating and tracking criminals as well as locating the sites…

 

Concerns about SIM registration with biometrics are genuine, digital rights activists argue

Tony Roberts and Ridwan Oloyede, authors of an opinion article published by Thompson Reuters Foundation News, have argued that people…

 

Nigeria government, telecom bodies collaborate on rapid digital ID issuance to unblock SIMs

Nigeria’s National Identification Management Commission (NIMC) will work with the country’s telecom authority and main industry body to unblock SIMs…

 

Ego vs synergy: the problems and potential for digital identity and open banking in Africa

“Can we all overcome our egos to come together behind a big bowl of pepper soup and agree that we…

 

Group challenges order blocking 72M SIMs unlinked to biometrics in Nigeria

The decision by Nigeria’s federal government to order the blocking of more than 72 million SIM cards not linked to…

 

Task force recommends biometric visas to strengthen security at ECOWAS borders

A task force working on ECOVISA — a project which seeks to harmonize visa processes, procedures and costs within the…

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