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Nigerian digital ID tokens criticized as NIN-SIM linkage deadline extended yet again

For the ninth time, Nigeria’s federal government has extended, by three months, the deadline for citizens to link their biometrics-backed…


Nigeria may need 200K biometric voter verification devices

Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) plans to use up to 200,000 Biometric Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) devices to run…


Ghana opts for new biometric passports, Taliban resumes issuance in Afghanistan

Ghana’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has informed Parliament it plans to begin issuing passports with biometrics-embedded chips…


Nigeria digital ID issuance hits 70M, feat pegged on multi-stakeholder collaboration

The National Identity Management Commission of Nigeria (NIMC) says wide collaboration from the chain of digital identity stakeholders in the…


Nigerian telco 9Mobile to enroll biometrics of 10M rural residents for national ID

Nigeria’s federal government has appointed 9Mobile to register at least 10 million people living in rural areas for national identity…


Hundreds of millions worldwide become eligible for biometric passports

Zimbabwe and Pakistan launch biometric passports while nations push for better service and support for their citizens overseas. Malawi terminates…


Minister restates mandatory nature of digital ID for Nigerians

Nigeria’s Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Ali Isa Pantami, has re-stated the need for every Nigerian to register for…


Nigeria targets 200M for digital ID coverage while sectoral schemes expand

The Director General of Nigeria’s National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Aliyu Aziz, says plans by the country to reach all…


Paycode receives investment to expand biometric financial inclusion efforts

Investment One Financial Services has taken a stake in biometric financial inclusion fintech Paycode to extend access to basic financial…


Nigeria to try again on data protection regulation, India seeks further consultation

Moves to put Data Protection Regulation (DPR) in place in Nigeria, China, and India have seen different developments this week….

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