Author Archives: Yiaga Africa

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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25 Feb
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Key Lessons from 2019 Bayelsa and Kogi Governorship Elections and Agenda for Electoral Reform

Key Lessons from 2019 Bayelsa and Kogi Governorship Elections and Agenda for Electoral Reform DOWNLOAD HERE 

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20 Feb
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Protecting our Democracy; the role of young parliamentarians

It is no longer news neither is it fake news that democracy, human rights and regard for the rule of law is being threatened worldwide. From time immemorial, everyday heroes have raised their voices and taken actions as activists, advocates ...

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19 Feb
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De-registration of Political parties and next steps for electoral reform – Moshood Isah

The deregistration of not less than 74 political parties by the Independent National Electoral Commission may not have gone down well with some stakeholders especially those political parties that fell by the side in what can be described as massive ...

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