Category Archives: ntytr

30 Jul
0

I saw Joy on Faces of Young People When I shared the Not Too Young To Run Story – Abia State Coordinator

I saw the joy on the faces of young people when I shared the Not Too Young To Run  story with them. This made me realize the importance of the campaign – Ikenna OgbuOdimkpa, Abia State Coordinator, Not Too Young ...

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30 Jul
0

New Faces of Youth in Nigerian Parliament

…as young legislators emerge speakers, and principal officers. The excitement and fulfilment that followed the emergence of young legislators under the age of 35 as speakers and other principal officers in some state houses of assembly can only be compared ...

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30 Jul
0

Young Lawmakers Adopt Young Parliamentarians Forum

At The Convergence 2.0, the newly elected legislators pledgedto deepen participatory democracy and public governance usingthe Young Parliamentarians Forumas a platform for legislative accountability and civic participation. The Young Parliamentarians Forum (YPF), established in 2016, is an appendage of the ...

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30 Jul
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The Role of Civil Society in Consolidating on the Emergence of Young Leaders in Nigeria’s Political Space

Some weeks ago, at an event organised for young community organisers by YIAGA AFRICA, a veteran in the development and civil society space talked about events that shaped Nigeria’s journey to democratic rule. In his discussion, Mr. Innocent Chukwuma, Ford ...

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30 Jul
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“Be Instruments of Change”

Keynote Remark by Ambassador W. Stuart Symington, US Ambassador to Nigeria, at The Convergence 2.0. Download The Convergence magazine (volume 2) HERE. I think it is time to change your name. What should the name be now? Not Too Young To ...

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30 Jul
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The Convergence is a Journey

The background to The Convergence 2.0 was, first, with the success of ‘Not Too Young To Run’ movement and the emergence of young elected legislators across Nigeria. Severalyoung people were inspired to actually run for office because the constitution reduced the ...

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25 Jul
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Not Too Young To Run Statement on Youth Exclusion in Ministerial Nominees

Following the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the general elections, the President exercised his constitutional power to nominate ministers to form the Federal Executive Council and forwarded the names to the Senate for ...

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24 Jul
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YIAGA AFRICA Express Displeasure Over Youth Exclusion from Ministerial Nominees

Yesterday the Ministerial nominees for President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term in office were announced at the floor of the National Assembly. The list comprises 43 nominees coming from across all 36 states and Federal Capital Territory with notable 7 women ...

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16 Jul
0

Not Too Young To Run: A story of people, power and democratic renewal – Samson Itodo

Nigeria operates a rigid constitution. Rigid constitutions by their nature are complicated and painstaking to change. It takes time, effort and resources to insert a comma, full stop or delete a word from a rigid constitution. This is attributed to ...

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17 Jan
0

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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