Is the Integrity of Nigeria’s 2019 Elections Under THREAT?

2019: YIAGA AFRICA RELEASES SECOND PRE-ELECTION OBSERVATION REPORT As part of her commitment to the promotion of electoral integrity in the Nigerian 2019 general elections, YIAGA AFRICA has been conducting pre-election observation in the 774 Local Government Areas of Nigeria. The pre-election observation entails the deployment of 822 Watching The Vote citizens observers in each…

#ReadyToRun 2019: Story of Young Aspirants illegally Alienated by Political Parties

YIAGA AFRICA’s Media and Communications Assistant, Fisayo Okare, writes on the challenges faced by Young People during Party Primaries and how some were illegally sidelined by Political Parties   Abdulhalim Abdulahi Liman Party: APC Position: House of Representatives, Giza Gabazawa Federal Constituency State: Kaduna 30 year-old Abdulhalim Abdulahi Liman spent over 30 million naira steadily…

The Convergence: Power, Capacity and Politics

TheConvergence: You don’t need money to win elections, PDP lawmaker tells young candidates David Ombugadu, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Nasarawa State, has told young political candidates in the upcoming 2019 election that they do not need money to win elections. “You don’t need money to win elections. You need…

INTERVIEW: 2019: Why we’re bringing 400 young candidates together for ‘The Convergence’ – Samson Itodo

The convener of the ‘Not Too Young To Run’ movement, Samson Itodo, alongside Cynthia Mbamalu, a founding member and project coordinator of the movement, recently visited PREMIUM TIMES ahead of a conference, The Convergence, which the movement is organising. The conference, the first of its kind in Nigeria, hopes to bring together about 400 young…