Category Archives: News

17 Jan
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Celebrating the Not Too Young to Run Movement Strategy Team Members and State Coordinators

The Not Too Young To Run movement is a movement of youth and civil society groups advocating for the reduction of age for running for elective offices to mainstream young men and women in electoral politics. Not Too Young To ...

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16 Jan
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2019: YIAGA AFRICA Commences Nationwide Stakeholder Advocacy for Credible, Peaceful Polls

The 2019 General Elections is fast approaching with campaigns in full gear, it is important that election stakeholders put everything in place to ensure a peaceful and credible elections come February 16 and March 2nd 2019. Recently, the Independent National ...

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11 Jan
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LIGHTS, CAMERA, WATCHING THE VOTE – Ovinuchi Ejiohuo

I mustered the needed strength to climb up the over-head bridge as I allowed my eyes take in several gazes of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) building. My eyes followed the perspective from the top of the building as ...

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10 Jan
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TECHNOLOGY AS A LIFELINE FOR ADVOCACY – Samuel Folorunsho

In the drive to promote inclusion, transparency, human rights, and social progress, civil society organizations must take full advantage of innovative technology solutions to increase their impact. With technologies like Short Message Service (SMS), tracking, data analytics, and social media, Civil ...

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10 Jan
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2019 Elections: YIAGA AFRICA Commences Election Radio Show

Ahead of the 2019 General elections, YIAGA AFRICA through its Watching The Vote (WTV) project on Wednesday, a radio program to engage Nigerians on the need to participate actively in the electoral process. The Radio program tagged “Watching The Vote ...

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07 Jan
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Ready To Run: YIAGA AFRICA launches TV show to promote young candidates

The Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA) in partnership with NotTooYoungToRun movement, Channels Television and PREMIUM TIMES have launched a television program designed to support youth candidates seeking elective offices in the 2019 general elections. The TV show, ...

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03 Jan
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2019 ELECTIONS: YIAGA AFRICA, EUROPEAN UNION, PREMIUM TIMES AND CHANNELS TELEVISION LAUNCH LIVE TV SHOW FOR YOUTH CANDIDATES

Abuja, Nigeria — YIAGA AFRICA and its partners are pleased to announce the launch of Nigeria’s first-ever independent television program designed to provide strategic media support and visibility to youth (women and men) candidates seeking elective offices in the 2019 ...

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28 Dec
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LEADERSHIP Outstanding Young Person of the Year 2018: Samson Itodo

For driving the advocacy and process that brought into reality the “Not too young to run” legislation that has led to the successful reduction of age limits for public office seekers, Samson Itodo is LEADERSHIP Outstanding Young Person of the ...

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19 Dec
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Nigerian Political Parties: a democratic Thalidomide- Victoria Manya

In the time of nationalist like Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Sir Ahmadu Bello and Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, there was some level of guarantee that in the political decision-making processes, a large percentage of the country characterized by various ethnic groups were ...

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19 Dec
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Is the Integrity of Nigeria’s 2019 Elections Under THREAT?

2019: YIAGA AFRICA RELEASES SECOND PRE-ELECTION OBSERVATION REPORT As part of her commitment to the promotion of electoral integrity in the Nigerian 2019 general elections, YIAGA AFRICA has been conducting pre-election observation in the 774 Local Government Areas of Nigeria. ...

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