Category Archives: News

14 May
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REPORT : Webinar on COVID-19 and the Future of Nigerian Elections  

Background In the wake of the unprecedented outbreak and global spread of the Coronavirus (COVID- 19) pandemic, and its multiplier effects on virtually all spheres of human endeavor, governments around the world are forced to take decisive- and sometimes drastic- ...

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14 May
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Democracy E-Talks Series : Conversation on Future of Democracy in Nigeria

The rising threats to democracy across the world have left most democratic nations struggling to preserve and sustain the promise of democracy.  Over the last two decades, African countries have experienced democratic transitions with the conduct of regular elections. However, ...

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14 May
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Webinar : COVID-19 and Impact on Upcoming Edo, Ondo Governorship Elections

Yiaga Africa organized a webinar on April 7 2020 to explore how best Nigeria could respond to the COVID-19 pandemic vis-à-vis conduct of elections. The webinar attracted participants from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), academia, development partners and Civil ...

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04 May
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CSO Statement on Control of Infectious Diseases bill

STATEMENT BY CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS ON THE PROPOSED CONTROL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES BILL BEFORE THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES On Tuesday, April 28, 2020, the National Assembly resumed legislative activities after one month of recess, following the outbreak of the COVID-19 ...

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30 Apr
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Africa’s Youth and COVID-19: Democratic and Development Dimensions

  The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has created a new world reality redefining the whole concept of human and social interaction with physical distancing identified as one of the major preventive measures. The pandemic continues to ravage the world ...

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29 Apr
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Assessing Legislative Response to COVID-19 in Nigeria

The world is experiencing one of the worst pandemics in human history. The novel Coronavirus is wreaking havoc on all facets of human existence, and nation-states are mobilizing diverse resources to provide medical, political, economic, and legal solutions. In Nigeria, ...

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28 Apr
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Press Statement: Citizens’ Agenda on Improved Legislative Response to COVID-19

April 27, 2020 Yiaga Africa Press Statement on the Resumption of National Assembly Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic Citizen’s Agenda for Improved legislative response to COVID-19 The Yiaga Africa Centre for Legislative Engagement welcomes the decision of the National Assembly, particularly ...

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26 Apr
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780 Executive Directors, Team Leaders Exposed to Civic Leadership in Post-Pandemic Era

At least, 780 Chief Executive Officers,  Executive Directors, team leaders of youth Civil Society Organisations, social enterprises and community-based organizations have been exposed to strategic thinking, organizational management, and program development in a post-pandemic era during a webinar hosted by ...

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26 Apr
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How Female Lawmakers are Taking Legislative Actions Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

As the world battle the novel Corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic, women and children remain vulnerable to effects of the virus especially the economic hardship that comes with lock-down in most part of Nigeria. In this vein, it becomes imperative to ...

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25 Apr
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COVID-19 Pandemic: Stakeholders Chart Pathways to Credible Elections

Election Stakeholders have expressed concerns about the impact of COVID-19 on upcoming elections and the extent to which decisions to hold or postpone elections are in tandem with legal frameworks on electoral governance. This is crucial because such decisions can ...

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