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Is Nigeria’s Electoral Democracy Under Threat? Prof. Jega Set to Chair  Watching the Vote Panel Discussion

The 2019 election is barely 360 days away and we are yet to conclude on the amendments to the Electoral Act, the budget for the Independent National Electoral Commission for 2018 that directly impacts on the planning for the February 2019 General Elections and the increasing demand by citizens for the auditing of the National […]

British High Commissioner Urges Buhari to sign NotTooYungToRun bill into Law

Fresh from the historic feat of the passage of NotTooYoungTorun bill in over 24 states constitutionally required by law, the bill has enjoyed another major boost as British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to assent to the bill as soon as its transmitted to him by the National Assembly. […]

OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON THE HISTORIC PASSAGE OF THE AGE REDUCTION BILL BY STATE ASSEMBLIES

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 Run is Nigeria’s largest and most successful youth movement in recent times. The movement is […]

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ACCOUNTABILITY AND JUSTICE

One parameter for assessing the quality of democracy is the level of vertical and horizontal accountability in the civic space. Public officials and institutions are under an obligation to account for all actions and decisions.In the same vein, citizens’ are duty bound to hold their leaders to account.This relationship enhances openness and public integrity in all ramifications. This program is predicated on the firm belief that accountability and justice are key principles in deepening democratic development.

YOUTH

The focus on youth is informed by our strong desire to harness the potentials of Africa’s largest demographic block for democratic development and social change. YIAGA firmly believes young people possess the skill, intellect, resilience and energy needed to solve Africa’s governance and development challenges.

LEGISLATIVE ENGAGEMENT

The legislature is not only a symbol of democracy but also the participatory hub of popular participation. As an arm of government, the legislature avails citizens the opportunity to participate in law making and oversight of the other arms of government. This enhances accountability in public governance.

ELECTIONS AND ELECTORAL REFORMS

One feature that distinguishes democracy from other forms of government is the conduct of periodic free and fair elections. Elections are critical to the survival of democracy because they avail citizens the opportunity to exercise their franchise and participate in shaping how their society is governed.

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WatchingTheVote Election Series

The #WTV Election Series is a high level electoral policy dialogue designed to create a platform for engagement on the 2019 General elections in Nigeria. The event-based series provides an opportunity for key election stakeholders to engage on pathways for ensuring free, credible and peaceful elections in 2019.

This is the maiden edition of the WTV Election Series will attempt to answer the question “Is Nigeria’s Electoral Democracy Under Threat?’ The event will be chaired by the former Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Muhammadu Jega.

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Our Beliefs

  • We believe that democracy is about participation.
  • We believe that youth participation is a right and not a privilege.
  • We believe youth political participation is an indicator of a country’s democratic development.

Our Strategy

  • A competent, youthful, innovative and highly motivated staff
  • Deployment of ICT and new media technology
  • Partnerships/Collaboration that work: state actors- non state actors-international community

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YIAGA AFRICA is a youth-based non-governmental organization that promotes democratic governance, human rights and youth political participation. YIAGA focuses on in-depth research, capacity development and public policy advocacy. Since its inception, the organization has carved a niche for itself as one of Nigeria’s frontline youth civil society organization promoting participatory democracy, human rights and active civic participation.

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