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21 Aug 2019
The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has concluded plans to extend National Identification Number (NIN) enrollment to Nigerians resident in Austria and Germany.
21 Aug 2019
The Ghanaian National Security operatives have arrested Don Ofori Donny, a Nigerian, who was attempting to fraudulently acquire a Ghanaian passport. Myjoyonline reports that Donny would have obtained the Ghanaian passport but for the timely arrival of the operatives.
21 Aug 2019
With Nigeria’s average pension penetration between 2011 and 2018, standing at less than six per cent, falling behind its global peers, the country must ensure effective implementation of the new Micro-Pension Scheme.
20 May 2019
The Senior Special Adviser to the President on Information, Communication and Technology (ICT), Lanre Osibona, has reiterated government’s commitment to bringing affordable digital financial services closer to Nigerians, especially the unbanked and under-banked.   Osibona, while delivering a keynote address at the Lagos Fintech Week, said that digital financial services are critical to building a robust digital…
2 Apr 2019
The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has obtained the highest global standards for Information Security Management System (ISMS) in its determination to ensure the security of data and information obtained from citizens. Director-General of NIMC, Aliyu Aziz, who stated this in Abuja yesterday, said this was in line with the commission’s commitment to security of…
22 Feb 2019
Engr. Aliyu Aziz, director-general of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), has said that the Federal Government launch of the new Digital Identity Ecosystem programme is to facilitate the collection of citizens’ biometric data nationwide within the shortest time possible. Aziz gave the explanation in Abuja at the lunch time reform seminar organised by the…
22 Feb 2019
Nearly a decade since its inception, the Boko Haram conflict has continued to see a rising human cost. In the Lake Chad Basin (LCB) region and the BAY (Borno, Adamawa, Yobe) States, it has displaced over 2.4 million people within this period, with 1.9 million of the displaced coming from Nigeria alone. In addition, some…
16 Jan 2019
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has said that the only way to guarantee hitch-free election is by automation of the entire electoral process across the country. It urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to collaborate with all relevant agencies of government to deliver free and fair elections. The Director-General of the agency,…
7 Jan 2019
The multi-prong approach to achieving the set target of including 80 per cent of the country’s adult population in the financial system come 2020, is gaining traction, as the initiatives, led by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) recorded improved numbers and affirmation, shortly before the end of last year. The confidence-building information, contained in…
4 Jan 2019
In line with Federal Government directive, the implementation of mandatory usage of the National Identification Number (NIN) took effect on January 1, 2019, the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has announced. At its meeting on September 12, 2018 chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) approved the new National Digital Identity…
21 Sep 2018
The Federal Government said it is enforcing the mandatory use of the National Identification Number (NIN) beginning from January 1, 2019, according to Aliyu Abubakar, director-general of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC). Abubakar said the mandatory usage of the identification number was sequel to Federal Executive Council (FEC’s) approval last week of the immediate…
31 Aug 2018
National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has introduced the transfer of e-ID Card to any NIMC Registration and Card Collection Centres of enrolee’s choice for collection. Mr. Loveday Ogbonna, head, Corporate Communications, NIMC, said the request could be made from any of the NIMC Registration and Card Collection Centres nationwide, other than where the individual enrolled…

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