Author Archives: Yiaga Africa

05 Jan
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2020: A year of Adaptive Organising and Civic Activism 

2020: A year of Adaptive Organising and Civic Activism  Dear Friends, What a year!  2020 was indeed the year no one planned for as we watched our world battle against a pandemic that changed everything, but our spirit to remain ...

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30 Dec
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Weekly Updates on the #EndSARS Judicial Panels of Inquiry – No. 8

Weekly Updates on the #EndSARS Judicial Panels of Inquiry – No. 8 14th December – 25th December 2020 DOWNLOAD HERE  In the last two (2) months, the Judicial Panels of Inquiry set up in 26 States have received petitions from ...

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23 Dec
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How Yiaga Africa is Bridging Legislative Gaps for Youth Development

The recent EndSARS protest by young people across states in Nigeria has yet again exposed the huge gap between legislations and the yearnings of young people. It is no more news that young people in Nigeria face a lot of ...

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18 Dec
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Government Policy Must be Youth, Gender Responsive – Yiaga Africa

Yiaga Africa has called on government at all levels to ensure that its policies and decisions are youth and gender responsive saying there is need for consistent engagement with government at not just the federal level but at the state ...

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15 Dec
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Coalition Calls on National Assembly to Pass Electoral Bill at First Sitting in 2021

We have come to restate our unwavering commitment to electoral reforms and to ask the National Assembly to urgently have the Bill for an Act to Repeal the Electoral Act No. 5, 2010 (As Amended) and Enact the Independent National ...

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12 Dec
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Human Rights Day : Girl Child Right to Education – Fatima Muhammad Abubakar

Human Rights Day : Girl Child Right to Education – Fatima Muhammad Abubakar   When I think about the Girl Child, I think about an embodiment of beauty, happiness, intelligence and talent. The Girl Child must be cherished, loved, and ...

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10 Dec
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Weekly Updates on #EndSARS Judicial Panels of Inquiry – No. 6

Weekly Updates on #EndSARS Judicial Panels of Inquiry – No. 6 30th November – 5th December 2020 DOWNLOAD REPORT  This reporting week witnessed more petitioners approaching the Panels with evidence of their horrid experiences with officers of the law who ...

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07 Dec
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Bye-Elections: Low Turnout, Commercialization of Votes, Assault on Voting Rights underlines the need to Prioritize Electoral Reforms

Bye-Elections: Low Turnout, Commercialization of Votes, Assault on Voting Rights underlines the need to Prioritize Electoral Reforms Introduction The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on December 5, 2020 conducted bye-elections into Six Senatorial Districts (Bayelsa Central, Bayelsa West, Imo North, ...

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05 Dec
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Yiaga Africa Pre-election Statement on the December 5, 2020 Bye-Elections

 Yiaga Africa Pre-election Statement on the December 5, 2020 Bye-Elections Friday, December 4 2020   Introduction Yiaga Africa has deployed citizens election observers to observe  the rescheduled bye-elections scheduled for Saturday December 5, 2020 in six senatorial districts; (Bayelsa Central, ...

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04 Dec
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ELECTORAL AMENDMENT BILL 2020

AN ACT TO REPEAL THE ELECTORAL BILL NO. 6, 2010 (AS AMENDED) AND ENACT THE INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION ACT 2020, TO REGULATE THE CONDUCT OF FEDERAL, STATE AND AREA COUNCIL ELECTIONS AND FOR RELATED MATTERS, 2020 Sponsored by Hon. ...

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