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17 Feb
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Election Postponement, Implications and Need to Remain Patriotic – Moshood Isah

The flurry of reactions that trailed the sudden postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections is no doubt a huge sign that its implication on election stakeholders is immeasurable. While the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has craved the ...

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16 Feb
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YIAGA AFRICA STATEMENT ON THE RESCHEDULING OF THE 2019 GENERAL ELECTIONS

YIAGA AFRICA receives with a deep sense of disappointment the news of INEC’s postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections from Saturday, 16th of February to February 23rd 2019 and Governorship/State Assembly elections from Saturday, 2nd March 2019 to ...

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14 Feb
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YIAGA AFRICA Watching The Vote PVT Pre-election Statement for 2019 Presidential Election

Ladies and Gentlemen, distinguished guests – welcome to the YIAGA AFRICA Watching The Vote (WTV)’s Preliminary Press Conference on observation plans for the presidential election on 16 February 2019 and the pre-election environment leading up to the 2019 elections. This ...

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14 Feb
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YIAGA AFRICA Pre-election Press Release on the 2019 Presidential Election

YIAGA AFRICA today briefed the public on its plans to deploy 3,906 observers on 16 February 2019 to observe the presidential and National Assembly elections. YIAGA AFRICA will have mobile and stationary observers in every geopolitical zone and state as ...

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11 Feb
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Youth Candidacy in the 2019 General Elections Report

Nigeria has conducted five general elections since the return to civil rule; 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015. The five elections were noted for the low levels of youth participation as candidates. This situation was in part due to the ...

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06 Feb
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2019 Elections: Need to Leverage on Credible Data For Election Reportage – Moshood Isah 

The 2019 general election is less than a fortnight away with election stakeholders getting set for another all-important general election in Nigeria. There have been questions on the rise concerning the accuracy of election results: “Will it reflect the voting ...

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06 Feb
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YOUTH CANDIDACY IN THE 2019 GENERAL ELECTIONS

Press Statement by YIAGA AFRICA The 2019 general elections remain one of the most contested elections since the transition to democracy in 1999 with 91 registered political parties, 73 Presidential candidates, 1,904 candidates for the Senate, 4,680 for the House ...

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04 Feb
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2019: YIAGA AFRICA TRAINS OVER 3000 CITIZEN OBSERVERS NATIONWIDE

Ahead of the February 16 Presidential election, YIAGA AFRICA’s under its Watching The Vote (WTV) project has concluded plans to train at least 3030 citizen observers who will be deployed to randomly selected polling units to observe Nigeria’s Presidential election. ...

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04 Feb
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Shaping the Narrative of Nigeria’s 2019 elections with big data – Itodo Samson

The newly released figures by Nigeria’s electoral commission indicates that 84,004,084 million persons registered to vote across the 176,996 voting points during the February 16 and March 2nd elections. A total of 23, 316 candidates are jostling for 1,558 vacant ...

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28 Jan
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2019: YIAGA AFRICA Hosts Watching The Vote Media RoundTable, Charges on Data-Driven Journalism 

The Executive Director YIAGA AFRICA, Samson Itodo yesterday charged journalists across electronic, print and online media to invest time and energy in data-driven journalism ahead of the 2019 general elections saying that quality of elections is best analyzed using credible ...

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