Category Archives: programs

19 Aug
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Bayelsa/Kogi Polls: Are Political Parties Ready for Democratic Primaries? – Cynthia Mbamalu

In May 2019, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) released the timetable for the governorship election in Bayelsa and Kogi states. The timetable highlights series of activities beginning with the notice of election scheduled for the 17th of August 2019 ...

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11 Feb
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Youth Candidacy in the 2019 General Elections Report

Nigeria has conducted five general elections since the return to civil rule; 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015. The five elections were noted for the low levels of youth participation as candidates. This situation was in part due to the ...

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09 Aug
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TRIUMPHING KANO: INEC CAMPUS OUTREACH #YOUTHVOTESCOUNT (KANO)

It was a balmy morning in the city of Kano on the 7th of August 2018; the skies were crystal-blue and puffy with white clouds. But the atmosphere was bubbling with excitement as all roads literally led to Bayero University, ...

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20 Jul
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TAKING THE NORTHWEST: THE #YOUTHAFFIRMATIVEACTION UNIVERSITY DEBATE

Bayero University Kano came alive with unbridled excitement on the 19th of July 2018 as YIAGA Africa took the initiative, YouthAffirmativeAction, to its grounds for the first of its debates. Supported by the Ford Foundation, the initiative had been birthed ...

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21 Jun
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Ekiti 2018 :YIAGA AFRICA Warns Against Violence, Vote Buying in 1st Pre-Election Observation Report

KEY FINDINGS FROM REPORTING PERIOD ONE – May 25 – June 7, 2018 SUMMARY FINDINGS YIAGA AFRICA in conducting a comprehensive, long-term pre-election observation of Ekiti 2018 Governorship election under the Watching the Vote (WTV) project deployed 24 long term observers ...

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14 Jun
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Ready To Run Movement: Another Opportunity For Young People To Make A Statement

Written by Uzor Darlington  Recently, there have been a lot of claims from the ruling elites in Nigeria that young people are not ready to run for elective political office, allegedly due to lack of experience and capacity. However, there ...

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14 Jun
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PRESS RELEASE: VICTORY FOR THE ANTI-CORRUPTION CRUSADE

Another Victory for Anti-Corruption Fight The war against corruption in Nigeria recorded another victory as two ex-governors were convicted for misappropriation of public funds. Jolly Nyame was convicted by a high court of the Federal Capital Territory to serve a ...

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13 Jun
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Ekiti 2018: Citizen Observation and Parallel Vote Tabulation (PVT) – Moshood Isah

It may have started over two decades ago somewhere in the Philippines when the National Citizen Movement for Free Elections (NAMFREL) decided to deploy observers to polling units, the Parallel Vote Tabulation election is fast becoming in the norm in ...

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12 Jun
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YIAGA AFRICA’s #WatchingTheVote set to build National Structure to observe the 2019 General Elections

Ahead of the 2019 General Elections, YIAGA AFRICA’s WatchingTheVote (WTV) has concluded plans to train 48 recruited State Focal Points (SFP) representing the 36 States and the Federal Capital Territory on the Parallel Vote Tabulation (PVT); a special election day ...

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09 Jun
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Not Too Young To Run Movement to Host Celebration Conference

Celebrating People, Power and Democratic Renewal The celebration conference is hosted by the Not Too Young To Run movement to celebrate effective activism and underscore the inestimable value of citizens-state engagement in enhancing the quality of democratic politics in Nigeria. ...

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