West Africa

Nigerian Officials Registering Foreigners’ Biometrics

Nigerian Officials Registering Foreigners’ Biometrics

“The collection of biometric data is a common practice for government authorities in Nigeria…” Nigeria’s federal government is using biometrics to monitor foreigners in the country. As AllAfrica reports, the revelation came by way of Minister of Interior Lt. Gen. AbdulRahman Danbazau at a panel discussion held during the opening of the International Press Institute…

UN Official Lauds Benefits of Biometrics in Fight Against Statelessness

UN Official Lauds Benefits of Biometrics in Fight Against Statelessness

Biometric identification is helping to combat statelessness in Africa, with a United Nations official lauding such efforts in a recent speech. Speaking at the Regional Ministerial-level Meeting on Statelessness in West Africa, the UNHCR Regional Representative for West Africa and Regional Refugee Coordinator for Nigeria Situation, Liz Kpam Ahua, asserted that over a million people…

Biometric Student ID Solution Expanding in West Africa

Biometric Student ID Solution Expanding in West Africa

Together with West Africa-based integrator Vatebra, Credence ID is expanding a student ID project initially launched in Nigeria. The system uses Credence ID’s CredenceOne mobile fingerprint scanning devices to authenticate the identities of student test-takers. Explaining its success in the Nigeria deployment, Vatebra Managing Director Kunle Akinniran said the device “has become the first and…