Category Archives: News

07 May
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Yiaga Africa Supports Public Hearing as Stakeholders Review Public Health Emergency Bill

Having held a roundtable to review the excesses of the Company and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) 2020, Yiaga Africa with the support of the Luminate group has sustained its effort to review other controversial laws. This is generally aimed at ...

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04 May
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Policy Brief : Expanding Voter Access to Polling Units in Nigeria: Matters Arising

The planned expansion of voter access to polling units in Nigeria by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) may resolve an age-long crisis of insufficient polling units and poor polling units’ management. Elections in Nigeria are currently conducted in 119,973 ...

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03 May
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Weekly Updates on #EndSARS Judicial Panels of Inquiry – No. 18

The Judicial Panels of Inquiry set up across Nigeria to investigate the excesses of the Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies have continued sittings in the FCT and these 11 states in the week under review: Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, ...

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02 May
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Weekly Updates on #EndSARS Judicial Panels of Inquiry – No. 17

The Judicial Panels of Inquiry set up across Nigeria to investigate the excesses of the Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies have continued sittings in the FCT and these 11 states in the week under review: Akwa Ibom, Anambra, ...

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30 Apr
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Public Health Emergency Bill 2020

A Bill for an Act to Provide for an effective National Framework for the control of outbreaks of Infectious Diseases endangering Public Health during periods of Public Health emergencies and for Other Related Matters.    DOWNLOAD BILL HERE 

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30 Apr
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Facts Sheet on National Electoral Offences Commission Bill 2021

Over the years, Nigeria has experienced elections that are bedeviled with electoral malpractices, electoral corruption, and more worrisome, electoral violence. As a cardinal feature in a democracy, elections should in all sense be free, fair, credible and transparent. It should ...

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29 Apr
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Electoral Offences Commission : Yiaga Africa remains committed to electoral Reform

Today is an important day for us as Nigerians as we begin the process of providing a more effective system for combatting the culture of impunity in our electoral process. Over the years, we have experienced elections that are bedeviled ...

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29 Apr
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Memo on the National Electoral Offences Commission Establishment Bill 2021

Memo Submitted to the Senate Committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission and other Related Matters for the Establishment of the National Electoral Offences Commission (NEOC) 2021 Since the return to democratic governance in Nigeria in 1999, there is hardly ...

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27 Apr
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Reforming the Electoral Legal Framework for Credible Elections is a Top Priority: NASS Must Pass the Electoral Act Amendment Bill Now

In December 2020, the National Assembly held a Public hearing on the Electoral Act Amendment Bill which provided an opportunity for citizens and stakeholders to participate and make their input to the electoral reform process. The urgent need for reforming ...

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22 Apr
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#EndSARS and Demand for Justice : Policy Brief on Judicial Panel of Inquiry

Executive Summary In October 2020, Nigerian youth staged a series of nationwide protests. Leveraging social media platforms, young Nigerians demanded an end to the country’s unbearable spate of police brutality. The hashtag #EndSARS was not just a social media trend ...

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