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17 Dec
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#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 ...

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13 Dec
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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 ...

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13 Dec
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The NotTooYoungToRun Convergence : Power, Capacity and Politics !

400 Young Candidates  30 Speakers 12 Panel Sessions 6 Master Classes 

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13 Dec
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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 ...

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09 Dec
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#GANDUJEGATE: THE AFTERMATH – EMERGING THREAT TO DEMOCRACY IN NIGERIA – By Tracy Keshi

Corruption is one of the biggest challenges facing the world’s most populous black nation. The debilitating impact of this scourge is visible and can be felt in every sector of the country. Few can disagree that it is perhaps, the ...

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09 Dec
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2019: YIAGA Africa launches Parallel Vote Tabulation mission

“The Official National Launch of YIAGA Africa’s Watching The Vote (WTV) Parallel Vote Tabulation Mission for the 2019 general elections signifies the readiness of WTV deploy the largest citizen observers to enhance state and non-state actors in sustaining democracy via ...

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22 Nov
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Low Citizens Awareness, Poor Deployment of Officials Wanes INEC’s Display Claims and Objections Exercise

Summary The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had displayed the Preliminary Voter Register (PRV) in its offices and public spaces across the 774 Local Government Areas, Wards/Registration Areas, and polling units nationwide, from November 6th to November 12th, 2018. The exercise ...

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21 Nov
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2019 Elections: Why Violence Against Women Must Stop- Idris Mohammed

The value of political equality is central to normative theories of democracy. It is argued that women are equal citizens and therefore should share equally with men in public decision-making, otherwise there is a democratic deficit. By contrast, since the ...

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19 Nov
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WATCHING THE VOTE STATEMENT  ON THE OBSERVATION OF THE BYE-ELECTIONS IN BAUCHI, KATSINA AND KWARA STATES

Introduction On November 17, 2018, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) conducted bye-elections in three federal constituencies namely Toro Federal Constituency in Bauchi state, Irepodun/Isin/Eiti and Oke-Ero Federal Constituency in Kwara state, Kankia/Kusada/Ingawa Federal constituency in Katsina state and one ...

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17 Nov
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Lack of funds, zoning robbed us of our parties’ tickets –Young aspirants

Some young aspirants who vied for tickets of some political parties in the just-concluded primaries of the parties on Friday said they were cheated by leadership of the parties. A House of Assembly aspirant in Zamfara on All Progressives Congress ...

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