Asian Journal of Research in Computer Science <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Asian Journal of Research in Computer Science (ISSN: 2581-8260 )&nbsp;</strong>aims to publish high-quality papers in all areas of 'computer science, information technology,&nbsp;and related subjects'. The journal also encourages the submission of useful reports of negative results. This is a quality controlled,&nbsp;OPEN&nbsp;peer-reviewed, open access INTERNATIONAL journal.</p> SCIENCEDOMAIN international en-US Asian Journal of Research in Computer Science 2581-8260 Mobile Phones: A Panacea for the Implementation of E-voting in Nigeria <p>Mobile phones have become the most ubiquitous telecommunication technology in developing countries and indeed, the world over, with its penetration rate outstripping those for internet users, fixed phone lines and broadband subscriptions. Services that are offered through mobile phones sometimes referred to as “m-services” could increase the utility of mobile phones to enhance human capabilities. One of such services is mobile voting (m-voting). However, owing to factors such as digital divides, low literacy level, deficits in communication infrastructures, poverty, poor capacity to develop and so on, providing such services&nbsp; except in a highly localized nature, maybe an attendant problem in Nigeria and most developing countries. In this paper, an m-Voting framework was proposed using two of the communication channels of basic phones which are Short Message Service (SMS) and Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD). Basic phones are easy to use and are increasingly able to bypass the barriers of illiteracy and affordability, and they provide access to a wide range of very useful services. The paper investigated the prospects of voting through mobile phones as a substantive voting platform in Nigeria with a view to foster enhanced participation and convenience of voters during electioneering processes.</p> Oladotun O. Okediran ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2019-09-03 2019-09-03 1 15 10.9734/ajrcos/2019/v4i130102 Enhancing PIGPEN Image Steganography Method by Using Zigzag Scanning <p>Steganography is the art and science of writing hidden messages in such a way that no one suspects the existence of the message, a form of security through obscurity. Many different carrier file formats can be used, but digital images are the most popular because of their frequency on the internet. In this paper explains the PIGPEN image steganography technique which modifies the secret message itself not the technique of embedding. This technique represents the secret message characters by two decimal digits only not three decimal digits as ASCII encoding. So, it can save one third of the required space for embedding the message in an image. The PIGPEN technique will be enhanced by using the zigzag scanning to increase the security and achieves higher visual quality as indicated by the high peak signal-to-noise ratio (PSNR) in spite of hiding a large number of secret bits in the image.</p> A. A. Abdelmgeid A. A. Bahgat Al-Hussien Seddik Saad Maha Mohamed Gomaa ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2019-09-07 2019-09-07 1 10 10.9734/ajrcos/2019/v4i130103