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Nigeria’s Using A Biometric ID Card That Doubles As A Debit Card

Nigeria’s Using A Biometric ID Card That Doubles As A Debit Card

Make all the “Dear Friend” email scam jokes that you want — Nigeria now has one of the most sophisticated government-issued ID systems in the world. A new nationwide card that rolls out this week collects biometric information to prevent fraud and includes a debit card feature backed by MasterCard.

152-Passenger Airliner Crashes Into Apartment Building

152-Passenger Airliner Crashes Into Apartment Building

152 passengers may have died in a crash in the Iju Ishaga area of Lagos, Nigeria. It seems that the aeroplane — from a company called Dana Air — crashed into a two-storey apartment building just after taking off. Witnesses say it hit a power line, but there is no…