Tag Archives: Nigeria

ID4Africa 2018

By | April 24, 2018

Following 3 highly successful meetings held in Tanzania, Rwanda and Namibia, The ID4Africa Movement returns in 2018 to present another exciting event that promises to be impactful and marked by strong thought leadership presence. ID4Africa 2018 will be hosted in Abuja, Nigeria by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) on 24-26 April 2018.  The theme of the conference… Read More »

Nigeria – NCC Registers 113m Trackable Simcards

By | October 10, 2017

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said it has so far registered over 113 million subscriber identification module (simcard) on its database just as Nigerians were able to use their trackable identity to make purchases of N630 million on Paypal, leading e-commerce merchant service provider in 2015. Mr. Tony Ojobo, Director, Public Affairs, NCC who disclosed this while delivering… Read More »

Nigeria – INEC To Deploy 6,000 Card Readers For Anambra Polls

By | October 6, 2017

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the commission will deploy about 6,000 smartcard readers for Anambra State polls. The Chairman of the commission, Mahmood Yakubu who stated this last Wenesday said the commission was ready for the Anambra State governorship election which comes up next month. Yakubu said the commission would not be threatened by the legal… Read More »

Nigeria – Aliyu Aziz: Reliable Identification Data Can Kick-start Digital Economy

By | September 30, 2017

The National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, is one of the least reported agencies of government, yet it is one of the most strategic in terms of national planning digital economic management. Aliyu Aziz, the director-general and chief enrolment officer of the Commission, in a recent paper, highlighted the strategic importance of the agency to the country and her… Read More »

NIMC Tasked to Remove Duplicate Biometric from National Database

By | September 25, 2017

The federal government has charged the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to eliminate the régime of duplicate biometric based databases in the national identity card management as the proliferation of biometric based identity system is not cost effective. The order was issued  by the Acting Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Mrs. Habiba Lawal at the… Read More »

21.6m Nigerians get e-ID cards

By | September 17, 2017

Mr. AliyuAziz, Director-General, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) says so far the commission had registered 21.6 million Nigerians, while hoping to double this number before the end of 2017. Aziz revealed this when he featured on the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) forum in Abuja on Sunday. He said that the commission would have covered the country in… Read More »

Nigeria – NIMC to Engage Private Sector To Produce E-ID Cards

By | September 15, 2017

The Managing Director, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Mr Aliyu Aziz has said that the commission would engage the private sector to hasten the production of electronic identity cards to the citizenry. Aziz said this when he visited the Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday. He stressed the need to clear… Read More »

Nigerians urged to register for National ID Card

By | September 8, 2017

The Managing Director, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Mr Bayo Onanuga, has called on all eligible Nigerians to register with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), to obtain the national electronic identity card. Onanuga made this call when he visited the commission’s Acting General Manager, Operations/Regional Coordinator, North Central, Mrs. Florence Oloruntade, on Thursday in Abuja. He urged all eligible… Read More »

Nigeria – Why PPP Model Should Be Adopted For National ID

By | August 16, 2017

The world has moved in terms of technology and innovation. The Nigerian government at the moment does not have the resources to throw at any national identity card project; neither does the economy have appetite for any white elephant project. It is, therefore, best for the government to apply the same public private partnership (PPP) model that was… Read More »

Nigeria – NIMC plans e-ID Cards’ replacement, renewal

By | August 11, 2017

National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) said that it is working to ensure every Nigerian with National Identity Number (NIN) receives the electronic identity cards, and that it has set up machinery to renew others about to expire. Engineer Aliyu Aziz, NIMC’s director general and chief executive officer, regretted that recession and the inability of the private partners to… Read More »

Nigeria – Funds stall production of electronic ID cards

By | August 9, 2017

Lack of funds tied to recession is currently slowing the production and issuance of the national electronic identification card being handled by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC). Out of the 18.5 million enrolments and registrations made since 2012, when the project began, NIMC has only been able to issue 1.2 million cards. The Director-General of NIMC, Aliyu… Read More »

Nigeria – Committee Proposes 3 Years To Issue 180m National ID Cards

By | August 2, 2017

The National Database Harmonisation Committee has proposed three years for the capture of 180 million Nigerians and other residents in the National Identification card scheme. The issuance of the National Identity Cards which started several  years ago had been slowed down due to multiplicity of data collection points but the harmonisation committee had tried to achieve a one-stop… Read More »

Nigeria to begin local production of e-passports

By | July 13, 2017

The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, Muhammad Babandede, has said that plans are underway for the domestication of the production of the Nigerian e-passport. Mr. Babandede disclosed this on Thursday in Abuja when members of the House of Representatives Committee on Interior came on an oversight visit. He said that the NIS was working round the… Read More »

Nigeria – Police Recover Stolen Old National ID Cards

By | June 10, 2017

The Police have recovered the 4,555 old national identity cards allegedly stolen from a store house used by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) in Calabar, Cross River State was recently. At least four suspects who masterminded the burglary have been arrested by the police and are undergoing interrogation. A statement by The store Spokesperson of the Commission,… Read More »

Nigeria – Police arrest four suspects carrying 4,555 National Identity Cards

By | June 6, 2017

The police in Cross River on Monday arrested four suspected thieves for unlawful possession of 4,555 National Identity Cards and 21 others who committed various offences, the Commissioner of Police, Hafiz Inuwa, said. Mr. Inuwa, who made the development known when he addressed journalists in Calabar on Tuesday, said the suspects were arrested by personnel of the Police… Read More »

Nigeria – FG Should Tackle Delay In Issuance Of National Identity Cards

By | May 17, 2017

The introduction of the National Identity Card as one of sacred national documents is a welcome development for many reasons. First, for its usefulness if the data collected from the public are properly stored and shared among our national institutions, for the purposes of planning, development and security. National Identity Card is a life project that the nation… Read More »

Nigeria – Cross-River: 10,000 National ID Card yet to be collected

By | May 14, 2017

The National Identity Management Commission has told the residents o said there are about 10,000 uncollected National Identity Smart Cards in Cross River State. The commission also said the delay in issuing the cards was because the commission had to register up to 10 million Nigerians before printing the cards. In a radio interview in Calabar on Saturday,… Read More »

Nigeria – E-Passport Booklets: Scarcity to Persist as FG, Vendor Disagree on Pricing

By | May 6, 2017

The scarcity of the e-passport booklets may not abate soon as the Federal Government has yet to reach an agreement on the new pricing of the travel document with the vendor, Iris Smart Technology Ltd. ISTL had reduced the production and supply of the 32-page passports since last year following the foreign exchange crisis in the country which… Read More »

Nigeria – Reps task FG on provision of Nigerian passports

By | May 4, 2017

The House of Representatives on Thursday emphasised the need for Federal Government to urgently address the challenges being faced by the supplier of the passport booklets. The lawmakers expressed the concerns during the debate on the motion sponsored by Ayodeji Joseph, stressed the need for the present administration to devise sustainable means to ensure availability across the world… Read More »

Security Features Of Nigerian e-Passport World-class – IRIS

By | April 24, 2017

Managing Director of IRIS Smart Technologies Limited (ISTL), Olayinka Fisher, has said the Nigerian e-Passport is world-class insisting that 95 per cent of components that constitute its security features is not made in the country. He, however, pointed out that Nigeria was not the only country depending on foreign components for its e-Passport, just as he disclosed that… Read More »