Category Archives: News

07 Nov
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YIAGA AFRICA Partners Plateau Assembly in Maiden Town Hall Meeting on Citizens Driven Legislative Agenda

Citizens of  Plateau State were provided the opportunity to share their yearnings and aspiration with the state House of Assembly during a town hall meeting in partnership with YIAGA AFRICA in a bid to  develop a Citizen Driven Legislative Agenda. ...

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06 Nov
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Bayelsa/Kogi: YIAGA AFRICA Releases Second Pre-election Observation Report

….Calls on Security Agencies to Tackle threats to election SUMMARY OF FINDINGS With the emerging trends, the election campaigns are becoming more competitive and fiercely contested, WTV observed political party rallies and campaign paraphernalia including billboards and voter education campaigns ...

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02 Nov
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YIAGA AFRICA Trains Researchers for Citizens-Driven Legislative Agenda Survey

In preparation for the development of a Citizens-Driven Legislative Agenda for the four states with the youngest Speakers in Nigeria—Kwara, Oyo, Plateau and Zamfara—YIAGA AFRICA, on Saturday 2nd November, trained researchers residing in these states to administer research surveys in all ...

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01 Nov
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Samson Itodo, Other emerging leaders selected for UK’s Prestigious International Leaders Programme

In line with the UK’s vision of promoting civic leadership and building a global community of leaders, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office hosts an annual International Leaders Programme for emerging leaders who are transforming their societies through social entrepreneurship, ...

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30 Oct
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How Social Movements Can Achieve Purpose in Shrinking Civic Spaces

Senior Program Officer, Youth Programs, Ibrahim Faruk Shares Experience from Oxfam Novib Learning Event at the Hague Social and youth movements are increasingly playing credible roles in global affairs including shaping policy agendas, political programmes and have become an important ...

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29 Oct
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Bayelsa/Kogi: Stakeholders, Citizens React to YIAGA AFRICA’s Pre-election Observation Report

Election stakeholders and citizens from Bayelsa and Kogi state have reacted to the recently released pre-election observation report by YIAGA AFRICA’s Watching The Vote. Recall that, YIAGA AFRICA through its WTV project had released its report saying there is ongoing ...

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28 Oct
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YIAGA AFRICA, NED, Ford Foundation Champion Pathway for Nigeria’s Democracy at 20

 As Nigeria enters its third decade as a democracy, YIAGA AFRICA, National Endowment for Democracy (NED), and Ford Foundation hosted a conference titled “Nigeria’s Democracy at 20: Reflections and Reform” in Washington DC on October 22 – 23, 2019. The ...

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25 Oct
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Power of Short Film: Connecting Everyday Life with Electoral Decisions – Ovinuchi Ejiohuo

Ahead of the Bayelsa and Kogi State governorship elections only few weeks away, YIAGA AFRICA’s Watching The Vote which is the country’s largest citizen-led election observation project is again harnessing the power of film to influence informed decision making by ...

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25 Oct
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Kogi/Bayelsa: Underscoring Early Warning Signals of Voter Inducement & Electoral Violence —Moshood Isah

The early warning signals of voter inducement and electoral violence should not be overlooked ahead of the November 16 Governorship elections in Kogi State. A recent report on the pre-election observation by YIAGA AFRICA has revealed commencement of voter inducement ...

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21 Oct
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Need for Progressive Synergy Between Legislature and Executive – Chisom Anaduaka

The doctrine of separation of powers among the three arms of government is one prerequisite that cannot be overemphasized in any country which practices true democracy. Thus, this doctrine empowers the arms to be distinct from each other giving the ...

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