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 »

UBA issues 3m contactless cards

By | February 20, 2018

United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc yesterday said it issued over three million Near Field Communication (NFC) technology enabled contactless cards to its teeming customers. In a statement, the lender recalled that it “revolutionised the payments landscape in Nigeria in 2015, with the introduction of contactless payment cards, which enable customers pay with ease by leveraging the NFC… Read More »

Nigeria – Passport printing delayed by blackout not machines breakdown – immigration

By | January 16, 2018

Claims that passport printing machines broke down are “fake”, Immigration Services director Gordon Kihalangwa has said. He said on Tuesday that a power outage experienced at their Nyayo offices affected the printing process. The issue had caused uproar among many applicants who said they could not access the application system and that production was slow. Some claimed printing machines had broken down. But… Read More »

Nigeria – 7000 Oyo Traders, Artisans Get Biometric ID Cards

By | January 16, 2018

bout 7,000 tradesmen and artisans captured in Ona Ara local government area of Oyo State have given biometric identity cards. The biometric data capturing of informal sector operatives was initiated by the administration of Mr Abiola Ajimobi to enable the state government have a unified identity for all tradesmen and artisans in the state and create a database… Read More »

Nigeria – Oyo gov presents biometric ID cards to 7,000 traders

By | January 11, 2018

IN continuing the state government’s biometric data capturing of informal sector operatives, Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Wednesday commenced the presentation of biometric identity cards to about 7,000 tradesmen and artisans captured in Ona Ara local government area of the state. Ajimobi, represented by his Special Adviser on Trade Matters, Mrs Kunbi James, at the presentation held at… Read More »

Nigeria – Interior Ministry Set To End Foreign Printing of Int’l Passports

By | December 24, 2017

In order to create employment locally, conserve meagre foreign exchange and guard against the leaking of vital information, Nigeria will soon stop the practice of printing her international passports in foreign countries, LEADERSHIP Sunday can reveal authoritatively. The firms handling the production of the essential travel document currently undertake the printing in countries like South Africa, Malaysia and… Read More »

Nigeria – Senate legalises card readers, sets fees for aspirants

By | December 16, 2017

The Electoral Act No. 6, 2010 Amendment Bill 2017 passed recently by the Senate makes the use of card readers mandatory and bans manual accreditation, when it becomes law. According to the amendment, House of Representatives aspirants are now to pay N1,000,000 and those for State Assembly will pay N500,000. The law states there shall now be full… Read More »

Nigeria – UNHCR, NIMC launch e-ID card for 100,000 IDPs in Borno

By | December 15, 2017

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) said it will issue e-identity cards to a total of 100,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno. NIMC, in collaboration with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), yesterday launched the pilot registration exercise in Maiduguri, hoping to register all IDPs in the state for… Read More »

Nigeria – National ID Card: Go And Register, Bayelsa Tells Residents

By | October 25, 2017

The Bayelsa State Government has called on its citizens to see obtaining the National Identity Card as necessity and their basic right as citizens. The government also expressed concern over their apathy to the collection of the card.   The Bayelsa State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, made the call on Tuesday in Yenagoa, when he… 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 »