2019: INEC partners NIGCOMSAT on e-collation, transmission

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Ahead of the 2019 general elections, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has met with the management of the Nigeria Communications Satellite, NIGCOMSAT, to enhance the former’s bid to ensure electronic collation and transmission of election results. Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) A statement by Chief Press Secretary to INEC […]

YIAGA Celebrates 11 YEARS of Youth Organizing, Promoting Democracy, Public Accountability Advocacy

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On this day, the Youth Initiative for Advocacy Growth and Advancement (YIAGA) established as a university organization in university of Jos Plateau state, Nigeria. In 2017, the organization marked a decade of existence in Youth Organizing, democracy promotion and public accountability advocacy. We have grown from a student organization to renowned organization promoting democratic governance […]

YIAGA Commission Scholars for Legislative, Development Research

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The Youth Initiative for Advocacy Growth and Advancement Centre for Legislative Engagement (YIAGA-CLE), with the support of European Union, has commissioned 10 academic researchers from across Nigerian universities as scholars to conduct advanced research on the legislature and national development. The YIAGA-CLE Scholar Program (YSP) Induction workshop on advanced research methodology which held 2nd-4th, February […]

EFCC claims Suswam witness committed perjury

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC), at the Federal High Court in Abuja said a key witness in the ongoing trial of former governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam is hostile and has committed perjury under the law. The witness for the defense team, Abubakar Umar, a Bureau De Change operator, narrated before trial Judge […]

YIAGA PARTNERS INEC ON YOUTH ENGAGEMENT STRATEGY

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The Youth Initiative for Advocacy Growth and Advancement (YIAGA) is partnering with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in developing a strategic framework for engaging Nigerian youths in the electoral cycle. To this end, a strategy meeting was conveyed with stakeholders to kick-start the process. The development meeting which held over a two (2) day […]

European Union launches a €26.5 million programme in Support of Democratic Governance in Nigeria

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The European Union today re-affirmed its commitment to supporting Nigeria’s electoral process with the launch of a programme aimed at promoting transparent, inclusive and credible elections in the country. The programme tagged EU Support to Democratic Governance in Nigeria (EU-SDGN), is a €26.5m initiative. It is funded under the 11th European Development Programme (EDF), over […]

Why INEC needs a Youth Strategy

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Inclusive participation in the electoral process is essential for measuring the quality of elections. An inclusive electoral process is an indicator of a country’s democratic development. Election management bodies must ensure the principles of inclusion and representation are guaranteed in their operations. If youth participation must be enhanced, then youth engagement must be seen to […]