Category Archives: News

19 Dec
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YIAGA AFRICA Congratulates Samson Itodo on his Young Person of the Year Award

On Sunday the 17th of December 2018, Samson Itodo, Executive Director at YIAGA AFRICA Executive Director, emerged the Young Person of the Year at The Future Awards, 2018. Samson Itodo was nominated alongside David ‘Davido’ Adeleke, Tomi Adeyemi, Nemitaru Ajienkaand ...

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18 Dec
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Samson Itodo Emerges The Future Awards Africa 2018 Young Person Of The Year

Samson Itodo, Executive Director of YIAGA AFRICA and Convener of the ‘Not-Too-Young-To-Run bill, emerged The Young Person of the Year at the 13th edition of The Future Awards Africa held yesterday, 16 December, 2018 at the Balmoral Convention Centre, Federal ...

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17 Dec
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‘Convergence’ of 400 youths to ‘kick out’ older politicians

As part of the fall out of the signing of the ‘Not Too Young To Run’ bill into law, about 400 young candidates of various registered political parties converged in Abuja for a three-day international conference aimed at empowering them ...

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17 Dec
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#ReadyToRun 2019: Story of Young Aspirants illegally Alienated by Political Parties

YIAGA AFRICA’s Media and Communications Assistant, Fisayo Okare, writes on the challenges faced by Young People during Party Primaries and how some were illegally sidelined by Political Parties   Abdulhalim Abdulahi Liman Party: APC Position: House of Representatives, Giza Gabazawa ...

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13 Dec
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The Convergence: Power, Capacity and Politics

TheConvergence: You don’t need money to win elections, PDP lawmaker tells young candidates David Ombugadu, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Nasarawa State, has told young political candidates in the upcoming 2019 election that they do ...

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13 Dec
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The NotTooYoungToRun Convergence : Power, Capacity and Politics !

400 Young Candidates  30 Speakers 12 Panel Sessions 6 Master Classes 

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13 Dec
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INTERVIEW: 2019: Why we’re bringing 400 young candidates together for ‘The Convergence’ – Samson Itodo

The convener of the ‘Not Too Young To Run’ movement, Samson Itodo, alongside Cynthia Mbamalu, a founding member and project coordinator of the movement, recently visited PREMIUM TIMES ahead of a conference, The Convergence, which the movement is organising. The ...

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09 Dec
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#GANDUJEGATE: THE AFTERMATH – EMERGING THREAT TO DEMOCRACY IN NIGERIA – By Tracy Keshi

Corruption is one of the biggest challenges facing the world’s most populous black nation. The debilitating impact of this scourge is visible and can be felt in every sector of the country. Few can disagree that it is perhaps, the ...

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09 Dec
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2019: YIAGA Africa launches Parallel Vote Tabulation mission

“The Official National Launch of YIAGA Africa’s Watching The Vote (WTV) Parallel Vote Tabulation Mission for the 2019 general elections signifies the readiness of WTV deploy the largest citizen observers to enhance state and non-state actors in sustaining democracy via ...

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22 Nov
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Low Citizens Awareness, Poor Deployment of Officials Wanes INEC’s Display Claims and Objections Exercise

Summary The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had displayed the Preliminary Voter Register (PRV) in its offices and public spaces across the 774 Local Government Areas, Wards/Registration Areas, and polling units nationwide, from November 6th to November 12th, 2018. The exercise ...

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