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In this week’s edition of The Ballot, we present updates regarding the preparation for gubernatorial polls in Edo and Ondo states, insights from the National Assembly to provide the latest developments from the House of Representatives and Senate, followed by a review of events in Anambra state where the Electoral bill has been signed. Lastly,...
12th June 2024 2024 Democracy Day Press Statement Introduction Today, we commemorate 25 years of uninterrupted democracy in Nigeria’s journey to nationhood. This significant milestone is a testament to the collective will and commitment of the Nigerian people to democratic ethos and principles, including the courage, resilience, and patriotism that transcend demography, geography, ethnicity, and...
*By David Mkpume Democracy as the cornerstone of modern governance thrives on the strength of its institutions, which includes political parties as they play a pivotal role in shaping the democratic landscape, and in the functioning and sustenance of democracy. They also serve as the organizational framework through which citizens express their political preferences by...
In this week’s edition of ‘The Ballot’, we look at the events that are shaping elections in Nigeria, ranging from conversations on the status of state independent electoral commissions (SIECs) in Nigeria and the Continuous Voter Registration in Edo and Ondo States to preparations for the Edo and Ondo governorship elections by political parties. Happy...
7th June 2024 Press Statement Introduction Yiaga Africa has observed increasing calls for the abolition of State Independent Electoral Commissions (SIEC) and the transfer of the responsibility of conducting local government elections to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). This policy proposal is fundamentally flawed and would have far-reaching implications for Nigeria’s 25-year democracy if...
In this week’s edition of ‘The Ballot’, we look at the events that are shaping elections in Nigeria, ranging from court judgments on the November 2023 off-cycle elections and the Federal Government’s position on state independent electoral commissions (SIECs) to Yiaga Africa’s elections study mission for the South African elections and preparations for the Edo...
By Cynthia Mbamalu South Africans will be going to the polls on 29 May in the seventh general elections since the end of Apartheid in 1994. Interestingly, 2024 is a symbolic year as South Africans and many countries in Africa who supported the fight against apartheid celebrate 30 years of freedom. As a kid, I...
Yiaga Africa announces the call for applications for the Art4Democracy Painting Party. Art4Democracy invites young, creative painters to paint their interpretation of democracy and express their perspectives on Nigeria’s democratic progress. This is aimed to provide a platform for young artists to depict their views on democracy and creatively capture diverse perspectives on the country’s...
Call for Application: Senior Procurement & Logistics Officer Location: Abuja, Nigeria Application Deadline: June 11, 2024 Type of Contract: Full-time Department: Procurement and Logistics Post Level: Support Languages Required: English    Duration of Initial Contract: One year initially (Extendable) Yiaga Africa is a non-profit civic hub of change-makers committed to promoting democratic governance, human rights,...
As South Africans vote in the historic National and Provincial elections on May 29, 2024, Yiaga Africa has deployed an election study mission to observe the process, following accreditation by the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC). This mission is part of the Yiaga Africa Transforming Electoral Governance in Africa (TEGA) initiative. TEGA aims to...
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