Category Archives: News

28 Oct
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#EndSARS Protest: Finding a Pathway to Sustainable Peace and Development

As we continue to condemn the use of ‘live bullets’ on unarmed protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate, on October 20, 2020, we also join our voices to condemn acts of thuggery, hate speeches, and fake news. We particularly condemn ...

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21 Oct
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STOP KILLING OUR YOUTH: A Press Statement on Incessant Killings of Nigerian Youth by Security Agencies

On 20 October 2020 Nigerians and the world watched in horror as armed military officers shot at peaceful and harmless #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate, in Lagos state. Based on eyewitness accounts, the shootings left some protesters dead ...

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20 Oct
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Women at the Forefront of the EndSars Movement – Chinemerem Onuorah

Over the past few years, there have been calls by Nigerians to end the unit of the Police Force called the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), for brutalities against innocent Nigerians, and the misuse of their powers. In the past two ...

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19 Oct
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Violent reprisal of Peaceful Protests Constitute Dangerous Assault on Citizens’ Constitutional Rights

In the last two weeks, the streets of Nigeria have been convulsing with protests and agitations. The clarion call as reflected in the multitude of young Nigerian voices is for an end to police brutality and all related abuses, which ...

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11 Oct
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Process and Results Verification Statement on the 2020 Ondo Governorship Election

Introduction On October 10, 2020, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) conducted the 2020 Ondo governorship election. Yiaga Africa Watching The Vote (WTV) deployed its Parallel Vote Tabulation (PVT) methodology to ensure the integrity and sanctity of the ballot were ...

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10 Oct
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Yiaga Africa Watching The Vote, Situational Statement on the 2020 Ondo Governorship Election

Introduction On Saturday, October 10, 2020, Yiaga Africa Watching The Vote deployed 600 carefully trained stationary observers and 28 mobile observers in all 18 local government areas (LGAs) of Ondo state to observe the voting process and share reports on ...

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08 Oct
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Pre-election Press Statement on the 2020 Ondo Governorship Election

Introduction On October 10, 2020, the people of Ondo state will go to the polls to elect a governor in what promises to be a keenly contested election and the second governorship election conducted by INEC amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

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04 Oct
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Yiaga Africa Trains 646 Citizen Observers for Ondo Governorship Election

Ahead of the October 10 Governorship elections in Ondo State, Yiaga Africa; a citizen-led movement committed to promoting credible election under the Watching The Vote (WTV) efforts, has trained its 646 observers that will be deployed to observe the election. ...

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02 Oct
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Ondo 2020 Election: Yiaga Africa Watching The Vote Pre-election Observation Report

As political activities gather momentum ahead of the October 10 Ondo governorship election, Yiaga Africa Watching The Vote is observing the political environment and conduct of political stakeholders as part of its Pre-Election Observation. The Pre-Election Observation commenced in August ...

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28 Sep
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Edo 2020: Blueprint for Better Elections in Nigeria – Moshood Isah

The Just concluded Edo Governorship has been described by analysts as an almost violence-free election and relatively credible, while others believe the elections can be used as a model for future elections in Nigeria. The election is indeed a substantial ...

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