Author Archives: Yiaga Africa

16 Mar
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Lawmakers Partner CSOs to Ensure Implementation of Constituency Projects

Communique Issued at the end of a 2-day Agenda Setting Retreat of the House of Representatives Committee on Constituency outreach at Protea Hotel, Owerri on 13th-14th March 2020 The House Committee on Constituency Outreach organized a 2-day retreat on the ...

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13 Mar
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Tackling Voter Suppression in Nigeria’s Election – Moshood Isah

A lot of issues have been attributed to the increasing decline in voter turnout which has continue to diminish the quality of Nigeria’s election. The 2019 Presidential elections witnessed lower turnout with only 32percent of registered voters coming out to ...

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11 Mar
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Yiaga Africa Mobilise Stakeholders to Tackle Voter Suppression in Nigeria’s Election

With the incessant assault on voters right which has led to diminishing voter confidence in the electoral process and have affected turnout in the elections, it becomes imperative to mobilize public debate on voter suppression and its implications on our ...

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09 Mar
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Social Media Bill, Not Reasonably Justifiable in a Democratic Society – Yiaga Africa

MEMORANDUM SUBMITTED TO THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LEGAL MATTERS ON THE BILL FOR AN ACT ON ‘THE PROTECTION FROM INTERNET FALSEHOOD AND MANIPULATIONS; AND FOR OTHER RELATED MATTERS, 2019 Preamble This memorandum is submitted by Yiaga ...

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09 Mar
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Political Exclusion of Women, No Longer Acceptable – Women in Parliament

Communique Issued At The Retreat Of Women In Parliament Held At Lagos Continental Hotel, Lagos State From The 6th To 7th March 2020. In commemoration of this year’s International Women’s Day, female legislators from across the country, under the auspices ...

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06 Mar
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Did the Votes Count? : Yiaga Africa Watching the Vote Report for 2019 Governorship Elections in Bayelsa and Kogi States

As Nigeria continues her experiment with democracy, the threats to democratic consolidation have become more insidious resulting in a sharp decline in electoral integrity. Key amongst these threats is the desperation of the political class to secure political power at ...

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04 Mar
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Opportunity Lost? : Watching The Vote 2019 Election Observation Report

Executive Summary Nigeria’s 20 years democracy was tested with the conduct of the 2019 general elections. The elections presented an opportunity for Nigeria to consolidate on the gains of the 2015 elections and deepen her democratic transition. Although INEC introduced ...

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02 Mar
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Democracy Camp: Building Next Generation of Civic Actors

The Younger generation must be educated on citizenship and civic activism so that they actively engage in participatory democracy. This has informed Yiaga Africa’s annual Democracy Camp for Secondary Schools. In the last seven years, over 1800 students from about ...

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27 Feb
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Building Solidarity in the era of shrinking Civic Space

Nigeria combines both weak democratic performance and democratic fragility, which has eclipsed the decline in civil liberties with the greatest adversary of the citizens being the state, due to its institutionally weak systems of accountability and checks and balances. Thus, ...

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27 Feb
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Need for urgent constitutional action on anti-democratic bills and incessant assault on Human Rights.

The Executive Secretary National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Headquarters Abuja Dear Sir, Request for National Human Rights Commission’s Advisory on Controversial Bills in the National Assembly Coming under the mandate of the Commission in Section 5 (k) of the National ...

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